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MacMurray Scholarships

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MacMurray College Academic Achievement Scholarships reward your hard work, regardless of financial need. These scholarships are available to new students seeking on-campus, full-time enrollment to the College for the 2019-2020 academic year. On-campus residency is required to maintain scholarship level. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and amounts are not adjusted for increases or decreases in GPA. All scholarships are renewable for up to four years. The combined value of all internal MacMurray College scholarships and grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours will be considered for scholarships based on high school academic performance.

For questions regarding academic scholarships, please contact the Office of Admissions at 217-479-7056 or via email.

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Presidential Scholarships

Up to $20,000 per year; 3.70/4.00 GPA

Trustee Scholarships

Up to $18,000 per year; 3.45/4.00 GPA

Dean's Scholarships

Up to $16,000 per year; 3.00/4.00 GPA

Founders Scholarships

Up to $14,000 per year; 2.75/4.00 GPA

Tartan Scholarships

Up to $12,000 per year; 2.50/4.00 GPA

To maintain academic achievement scholarships, students must remain in Academic Good Standing, reside in a MacMurray residence hall, and be enrolled full time in an on-campus program.

To be considered for additional financial assistance, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or apply for private/outside scholarship opportunities. For federal or state aid, students should submit their FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. New students who submit their FAFSA to the College will receive a comprehensive financial aid award beginning in December. For additional scholarship opportunities, please review the Other MacMurray Scholarships section below or the Private Scholarship Page.

Other MacMurray Scholarships

The following MacMurray awards are available to new students seeking on-campus, full-time enrollment to the College for the 2019-2020 academic year. These awards may be available in addition to the MacMurray College Academic Achievement Scholarships.

Home State Advantage Award

$1,000 per year; available to first-year and transfer Illinois residents; this award shows the College's dedication to Illinois students by providing an affordable, private college education in their home state.

Highlander Gateway Grant

$3,000 per year; available to first-year and transfer residents of Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Highlander Character Award

$1,000 per year; available to first-year and transfer students active in community action and leadership organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Venturing Crew, 4-H, FFA, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership — HOBY, etc. To maintain the Highlander Character Award, recipients must actively participate in student organizations at MacMurray during each year of attendance. Students need to contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for an additional renewable scholarship of $1,000 per year. Students must provide proof of membership.

Lincoln Land Community College Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students from Lincoln Land Community College are eligible for an additional renewable scholarship of $1,000 per year. To be eligible, Lincoln Land Community College must be the last college the student attended full time.

MacMurray College Legacy Award

MacMurray will award $1,000 per year to students related to graduated alumni of the College. Proof of relationship is required.

Performing Arts Award

Students interested in participating in music or theatre at the College will have the opportunity to be awarded for their talents. Students need to contact the Office of Admissions for more information. Audition required.

Peter Cartwright Church Matching Award

MacMurray College will match dollar for dollar any grant or scholarship award given by the student's church up to $1500/year. Church loans are ineligible.

Monticello Foundation Scholarship

$4,500 per year; first-year female student who displays leadership and academic excellence. Essay required.

The Monticello Foundation Scholarship, awarded regardless of financial need, was established in 1985 by Monticello College, a former female-only college founded in Godfrey, IL. Just as MacMurray College was once a female-only college, both were founded with the education of bright young women in mind.

The Monticello Foundation Scholarship, awarded regardless of financial need, was established in 1985 by Monticello College, a former female-only college founded in Godfrey, IL. Just as MacMurray College was once a female-only college, both were founded with the education of bright young women in mind. One $4,500 renewable scholarship will be awarded each year to a female first-year student who displays excellent leadership ability and high academic achievement. The essay should describe the student's achievements, aspirations and goals, service and volunteerism, and any other personal achievements. The Monticello Scholarship is renewable for three years. Students should maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA to renew the scholarship. To apply, please submit an essay describing the above criteria to One-Stop Student Services by March 29, 2019. Essays may be submitted via email or by mail to

One-Stop Student Services
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

MacMurray College participates in the SAGE Scholars Program.

RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

MacMurray College participates in the RaiseMe Scholarship Program.

Students are encouraged to apply independently for scholarships, available from organizations, communities or companies. Below are a few popular and free scholarship search services students may use to find and apply for private scholarships.

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