Merit Scholarships

Applicants to Beloit are considered for up to $44,000 per year in academic merit scholarships.

Beloit College recognizes academic achievement, talent, leadership, community engagement, and service — and potential in all of these areas. Scholarships are awarded based on the overall strength of a student’s application and their potential impact in the Beloit community.

Our merit scholarships attract students who are well-prepared for the academic rigor of a Beloit education, creating a vibrant community of future scholars, leaders, and innovators.

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for the following academic merit scholarships:

  • The Presidential Scholarship is one of Beloit’s most prestigious academic honors. Selection is based on exceptional academic achievement and the potential for continued success as a scholar and contributor to campus life.
  • The Eaton Scholarship recognizes students who have achieved outstanding academic success and shown significant leadership qualities.
  • The Deans’ Award is offered to students who demonstrate exceptional promise for success, both in the classroom and in making meaningful contributions to campus life.

There are no additional steps to be considered for academic merit scholarships. Awards are  given primarily based on unweighted, reported GPA using the ranges shown below. Test scores are not required for merit scholarship consideration.

Scholarship Name Award Range Per Year GPA Range
Presidential Scholarship $42,000-44,000 3.5 - 4.0
Eaton Scholarship $36,000-40,000 3.0 - 3.49
Deans’ Award $32,000-34,000 <3.0

Transfer Merit Scholarships

All transfer applicants are considered for the Trustee Transfer Scholarship, which recognizes collegiate academic success and potential to positively impact the Beloit classroom and community.

There are no additional steps to be considered for the Trustee Transfer Scholarship. Awards are given primarily based on college GPA using the ranges shown below.

Award Range Per Year College GPA Range
$37,000-$39,000 3.5 - 4.0
$33,000-$36,000 3.0 - 3.49

Eligible transfers may also receive the Phi Theta Kappa Award, which recognizes transfer students who demonstrate their membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the world’s largest and most prestigious academic honors society for two-year college students. To be eligible for the up to $3,000 per year award, students must apply as transfer applicants by the transfer application deadline and provide proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership. First-year students with dual enrollment credits are not eligible.

Porter Scholarship

Every year high school juniors in the top 10% of their class from partner high schools in the Beloit region are identified by their high school counselors to apply for the Porter Scholar Program to take a Beloit College course.

Porter Scholars who excel (earning “B” grade(s) or higher) in at least one (one-unit) class at Beloit College and complete an application for undergraduate admission are eligible for this $5,000 per year award.

Music Scholarships

Be recognized for your talent and potential — join a remarkable community of musicians.

Members of a music department's strings group performs a concert in the Wright Museum's Courtyard... Beloit’s performing & applied arts department is a welcoming community that includes performers, composers, listeners, engineers, teachers, and historians — and is open to majors, minors, and students studying across the curriculum who have a passion for music. Performances, courses, ensembles, lessons, and myriad opportunities for collaboration are open to all.

The Sau-Wing Lam and Marjorie Brown Leff Music Scholarships are awarded each year to admitted students based on their talent and potential to contribute to the Beloit College music department.

All applicants interested in pursuing music at Beloit are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to be music or performing arts majors or minors to be eligible. To retain these awards, winners must contribute to Beloit’s music programs by registering for a performance ensemble or pursuing lessons each semester.

Recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per year.

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Scholarship Renewal

Beloit College merit-based scholarships may be awarded in combination up to a maximum of $49,000 annually.

Renewal of merit scholarships is predicated on students maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and not being in any warning or probationary status with the Dean of Students Office.


For questions about merit scholarships, feel free to reach out to your admissions counselor.

While the Financial Aid Office does not award merit scholarships, they are happy to talk to answer any financial aid and affordability questions you may have. Call or email their office today!

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