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Scholarships

With Ripon’s strong commitment to student financial aid, you will find it more affordable than many similar private colleges and in some cases more affordable than state universities. Ripon’s extensive scholarship program is designed to recognize and reward applicants for their talents and abilities. These scholarships are the result of generations of alumni and friends of Ripon College giving back in appreciation for what they received at Ripon with the hope that others might similarly benefit from all the college offers.

Note: Ripon offers a separate scholarship program for transfer students. For more information, please see transfer scholarships.

 

Pickard Scholarship Competition

$16,000 to $31,000 per year

Students who have a minimum of a 3.8 high school GPA and have a composite ACT score of 28 or higher or SAT (CR/M) of 1260 or higher will have the opportunity to be invited to the Pickard Scholarship competition. Scholarships are awarded based on the competition, which includes interviews with faculty on campus as well as an impromptu essay. The competition days will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015 and Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Academic Scholarships

$12,000 to $16,000 per year

Ripon College academic scholarships are reviewed on a rolling basis following acceptance to the College. The admission application, along with its supporting documentation, is reviewed to determine eligibility for all scholarships.

The scholarship committee will begin consideration for an academic scholarship for those students who have achieved academically and have demonstrated leadership and service in their high school communities.

Evans Grant

Up to $10,000 per year

The Evans Grant is awarded upon acceptance and is designed to help make a Ripon College education affordable. Academic scholarship recipients are not eligible for the Evans Grant. If other Ripon College scholarships are awarded, the Evans Grant may be replaced partially or entirely.

 

 

Knop Science Scholarship

Deadline: February 14, 2015

The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year full tuition scholarship based on 2014-2015 tuition figures. The Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Board convenes each year at the beginning of the second semester. The mission of the Board is to identify high-achieving students who show the potential to contribute greatly to the science and mathematics departments at Ripon College as well as those who will benefit the most from special scholarly opportunities.

The first step to being a qualified candidate for the Knop Scholarship is to attend one of our Pickard Scholarship Day competitions. The second step is to submit an essay of 750 words or less describing your background, experiences, interests and/or career goals in an area of the sciences or mathematics. This essay must be submitted to the admission office by February 14, 2015.


The scholarships and awards listed below will be bestowed upon an applicant after review of the admission application by the scholarship committee, an audition for talent-based awards or a recommendation by a requested party. All scholarships and awards from Ripon College are stackable up to $17,000 per year.  Additional institutional aid based on financial need may also be available.  

Fine Art Scholarships

Up to $5,000 per year
Deadline: March 1

Students with talent in the areas of art, music and theatre will be invited to campus to audition with faculty for these scholarships. The student must have a demonstrated commitment for pursuing the fine arts at Ripon College, though a major in the area is not required. These scholarships are renewable with continued participation in the area of the scholarship.

Forensics Scholarships

Up to $5,000 per year
Deadline: March 1

Students with talent in forensics and competitive speech will be invited to campus to interview with the forensics team coach. The forensics scholarship requires a commitment to participate in forensics during the student’s four years on campus.

William J. Woolley History Scholarship

$2,500 per year
Deadline: March 1

Dr. Woolley invites all admitted students who have an interest in pursuing history as a major on campus to apply for this scholarship. For consideration as a candidate, you are asked to write Dr. Woolley an essay, no more than two pages in length, indicating your interest in being considered for the award, what has led to your interest in history, any personal extraordinary experiences, background and opportunities that may pertain to your interest in history. Dr. Woolley will review all essays. Letters should be submitted to the admission office by March 1, 2014.

National Latin Exam Award

Up to $2,000 per year

Students who have earned at least a Magna designation on the Level II or higher National Latin Exam will qualify. Students must take one Latin, Greek or Classics course as a requirement.

 

The scholarships and awards listed below will be bestowed upon an applicant after review of the admission application by the scholarship committee, an audition for talent-based awards or a recommendation by a requested party. All scholarships and awards from Ripon College are stackable up to $17,000 per year.  Additional institutional aid based on financial need may also be available.  

Legacy Award

Up to $2,000 per year

The legacy award is given to those students who are continuing the family tradition by attending Ripon College.  Students are eligible if their grandparents, parents or siblings have attended or are attending Ripon College.

Diversity Award

Up to $5,000 per year

Diversity is a valued asset both inside and outside of the classroom on the Ripon College campus. Students who have the potential to bring ethnic, geographic or socioeconomic diversity to the Ripon College campus are eligible for this award.

Boys/Girls State Award

Up to $4,000 per year

The Boys/Girls State Award was established to recognize participation in this prestigious program along with a student’s demonstrated leadership. The program is recognized as Badger Boys/Badger Girls in Wisconsin and various names throughout the country.

ROTC Enhancement Grant

Up to $5,000 per year

Those students who are interested in pursuing a full Army ROTC scholarship are eligible for the ROTC Enhancement Grant. The introductory military science course is required to be taken in the first year on campus.

UCC Award

Up to $2,000 per year

The UCC Award was established to recognize a student’s commitment and dedication to the UCC Church. Students are eligible by demonstrating volunteer activities as well as leadership within their church.

Alumni Award

Up to $2,000 per year
Deadline: March 1

The Alumni Scholarship was established with the purpose of alumni recognizing and encouraging students, who they believe would be a good fit based on their own experiences, to pursue an education at Ripon College. This scholarship requires a recommendation letter from the alumnus.

The Alumni Award Recommendation form can be found here.

 

The scholarships listed below are offered by entities outside Ripon College.

Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship

The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration, or governmental affairs. Deadline: May 21, 2014

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