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Academic Merit Scholarship

Who Should Apply

Incoming freshman, transfers, and continuing students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 are encouraged to apply. Available for both domestic and international students. Full time (12+ credits) required. A 3.7 GPA is the minimum eligibility requirement; however, it does not guarantee an award. The higher your cumulative GPA is, the better chance you have at receiving the scholarship.​​​​

The GPA used for scholarship decisions is the GPA on the day the scholarship application opens. This is due to grades, at times, not being finalized until after a term begins or very close to a new term start date. If you are a new student and do not yet have a current Ensign College GPA, your average transfer credit GPA will be used. If you don't have a transfer GPA, your high school GPA will be used for awarding.

Students who are graduating with an AS, AAS, or BAS degree and have been awarded the scholarship may be eligible for a "last semester exception" if they are taking less than 12 credits in their final semester. Students awarded the scholarship will receive additional instructions on how to submit this request. For more information about this policy, please view the Scholarship Policies .


April 1 (Spring), August 15 (Fall) and December 1 (Winter)

*"Deadlines” are hard or final deadlines. Applications will not be accepted after these dates. 

Award Amount

Award amount will be based on the applicant pool, the students GPA, and available funding – and may vary each semester.

Award Amount Varies Varies
Min. GPA 3.7 3.7
Awarding Criteria Non-disclosed Non-disclosed
Duration 1-Semester, Renewable 1-Semester, Renewable
International/Domestic Both Both
Stackable* No No
Budget Constrained** Yes Yes
Required Enrollment Full-time (12+ credits) required Full-time (12+ credits) required

*Stackable means the scholarship can, or cannot, be combined with another scholarship.

**Budget Constrained means there is a limited amount of funds that we are able to award to students.


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