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Current Student Scholarships

We know that a college education is an investment in your future. We also know that scholarships and financial aid are critical to making college affordable. You’ll need to maintain full-time enrollment status and a specified minimum cumulative grade point average in order to continue receiving your St. Norbert scholarship. Because we’re committed to ensuring you complete your education in four years, we offer scholarships, disbursed equally, for eight semesters. Students graduating early will forgo the unused portion of their scholarship.

St. Norbert College Primary Merit-Based Scholarships

Trustees Distinguished Scholarship
Entering full-time undergraduate freshmen students are awarded this scholarship on the basis of high school education records, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is applied to tuition only. Students must be full-time, maintain good social standing and have a cumulative grade point average at St. Norbert College of at least 3.0. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters.

Presidential Scholarship
Entering full-time undergraduate freshmen students are awarded this scholarship on the basis of high school education records, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is applied to tuition only. Students must be full-time, maintain good social standing and have a cumulative grade point average at St. Norbert College of at least 2.75. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters.

John F. Kennedy Scholarship
Entering full-time undergraduate freshmen students are awarded this scholarship on the basis of high school education records, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is applied to tuition only. Students must be full-time, maintain good social standing and have a cumulative grade point average at St. Norbert College of at least 2.5. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters.

Van Dyke Award
Entering full-time undergraduate freshmen students are awarded this scholarship on the basis of high school education records, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is applied to tuition only. Students must be full-time, maintain good social standing and a cumulative grade point average at St. Norbert College of at least 2.0. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters.


St. Norbert College Transfer Scholarship Awards
Entering full-time transfer students are awarded by the office of admission on the basis of high school and post-secondary education records, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities. A transfer scholarship is applied to tuition only. Recipients must maintain a good social standing and a cumulative grade point average that is inline with the amount of scholarship received as indicated below.

  • $10,000 per year  3.0 GPA
  • $9,000 per year  2.75 GPA
  • $7,000 per year  2.50 GPA
  • $6,000 per year  2.0 GPA
Scholarship Appeal Process
Students who do not maintain the required cumulative grade point average for the retention of their scholarship may submit an appeal, in writing, to the office of financial aid for consideration of retaining or reinstating their scholarship. Some situations that may result in a successful appeal are:
  • Family difficulties, such as divorce or illness.
  • Death of a parent or relative.
  • Interpersonal problems with friends, roommates, significant others.
  • Difficulties balancing work, athletics, family responsibilities.
  • Financial difficulties.

St. Norbert College International Scholarship Awards
We offer merit-based tuition awards to highly qualified foreign students who apply to study in a degree program at St. Norbert College. Award decisions are made after application documents are received and the applicant’s file is complete. Awards are renewable each year on condition the student remains in good academic standing.

Special Scholarship Awards

St. Norbert College Music Scholarships
Students receiving a Music Scholarship must be a full-time student at St. Norbert College. Students must be in a major ensemble seven out of your eight semesters, performing on the instrument or voice scholarship they were awarded. If you are planning on going into Teacher Education you should save your "free" semester for the semester you will be student-teaching.

St. Norbert College Rev. Ken DeGroot Multicultural Leadership Awards
Students receiving a Multicultural Leadership Award must be a full-time student at St. Norbert College and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Awards are renewable for up to 8 semesters.

St. Norbert College Department/Major Scholarship
There are a number of department and/or major-specific scholarships offered to continuing student. Please contact your department or major directly for further information.

Army ROTC 
Three- and four-year ROTC scholarships are available to qualifying recipients. In addition, the college provides free room and board for all new ROTC scholarship recipients (free room is for room charges only and does not cover utility charges or other associated room costs). Free room and board benefit applies to on-campus housing only. The college does not waive tuition charges for recipients who take extra courses above a regular full-time load. For more information regarding Army ROTC scholarships at St. Norbert College, contact the office of financial aid or visit the Military Science and Army ROTC website. Scholarships are for undergraduate courses only. Scholarship ranges vary based on initial year of enrollment.

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin. The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis by Sept. 30 of the academic year following the academic year in which he or she was designated as a scholar. The value of the scholarship is $2,250 per year, to be applied towards tuition. Half of the scholarship is funded by the state, while the other half is matched by St. Norbert College. Eligibility must not exceed 8 semesters.  Students must be full-time and have continuous enrollment from term to term.

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