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Scholarship Opportunities

2015-16 Academic Scholarships

First Year Amount Who's Eligible?
Residential Fellow Scholarship Full Tuition and upgrade to single 25 ACT and Top 20% of high school class invited to competition. Must apply by January 30th.
Presidential Honors Scholarship Full Tuition Top First Year students are invited to competition. Must apply by January 30th.
Presidential Scholarship Varies Students who compete but do not receive full tuition scholarships may be eligible for other top awards.
Trustee Scholarship Up to $12,000 24 ACT and 3.5 GPA
Dean's Scholarship Up to $10,000 21 ACT and 3.0 GPA
Founder's Award Up to $9,000 18 ACT and 2.75 GPA
Highlander Award Up to $7,000 First year students who do not meet other scholarship criteria will be considered.
Monticello Foundation Scholarship $5,000 One female first year per year is selected through an essay competition. Essays due to financial aid by April 2, 2015.
Transfers Amount Who's Eligible?
Lincoln Land Partnership Scholarship Up to $10,000 3.0 or above transfer GPA from Lincoln Land Community College.
McClelland Transfer Scholarship Up to $9,500 3.0 or above transfer GPA.
Transfer Founder's Award Up to $8,500 Transfer students who do not meet other scholarship criteria will be considered.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $2,500 Member of Phi Theta Kappa; associate's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Awarded in addition to merit scholarships.
All Students Amount Who's Eligible?
Peter Cartwright Church Matching Award Up to $1,500 MacMurray matches dollar for dollar any award given by a student's church.
Interfaith Matching Award Up to $1,500 MacMurray matches dollar for dollar any award given by a student's synagogue, mosque, or temple.
Sibling Award $500 Siblings concurrently enrolled at MacMurray College will each be eligible.
Dependent of Alumni Award $1,000 Dependent children of a MacMurray College Alum will be eligible.

*MacMurray scholarships are for full-time students only. Part-time and online students are not eligible. Merit scholarships and awards continue for four years provided students remain enrolled full time and maintain appropriate academic progress as indicated.

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Monticello Foundation Scholarship

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

One new $5,000 renewable scholarship will be awarded each year to a female freshman 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. Students should maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship. To apply, please submit an essay describing the above criteria to the Office of Financial Aid by April 2, 2015. Essays may be submitted via email or by mail to

Office of Financial Aid
MacMurray College
447 East College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650

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