Incoming Freshmen Merit-based Scholarships for Metro Students

Incoming Freshmen Merit-based Scholarships for Metro Residents

First-time freshmen students who are charged the “Metro” tuition rate may qualify for one of the scholarships listed in the chart below.

Admission Criteria Award
John Marshall >= 3.9 GPA >= 30 ACT or SAT Equivalent $6,000
John Laidley >= 3.7 GPA >= 28 ACT or SAT Equivalent $4,000
Board of Governors >= 3.5 GPA >= 26 ACT or SAT Equivalent $3,000
Presidential >= 3.25 GPA >= 24 ACT or SAT Equivalent $2,500
A. Michael Perry >= 3.0 GPA >= 22 ACT or SAT Equivalent $2,000
Marshall Opportunity Grant >= 3.0 GPA 20-21 ACT or SAT Equivalent $2,000

In addition to the student’s high school grade point average, Marshall University will take the highest ACT composite or SAT combined Math and Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score to determine scholarship eligibility for the aforementioned scholarship programs. Marshall University also combines the highest sub-scores from different test dates (from the same test) to create a superscore total or composite. If the superscore total or composite is higher than the ACT composite or SAT combined Math and Evidence Based Reading & Writing Score, it will be used to determine scholarship eligibility.

These merit-based scholarships are awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student continues to enroll as an undergraduate full-time student at Marshall University and meets the renewal criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn at least a 2.75 GPA at the end of freshman year and a 3.0 GPA by the end of the sophomore and junior years

These metro student scholarship awards are tuition waivers. A tuition waiver may only apply to Marshall University tuition charges; it may not be used to cover online course fees. This waiver does not cover tuition charges from St. Mary’s Center for Education and other third-party agreements with colleges and universities.

Incoming Freshmen Honors College Scholarship

In addition to a freshmen merit-based scholarship, students who meet the following criteria and agree to accept admission into the Marshall University Honors College qualify to receive an additional scholarship award.

Scholarships Admission Criteria for Eligibility Academic Year Award
Honors College

HS GPA >=3.5 & ACT >=26 or SAT Equivalent

$500

The Honors College Scholarship is awarded for four academic years (fall and spring semesters) as long as the student continues to enroll as an undergraduate full-time student and meets the requirements of the Marshall University Honors College. Honors College students must also meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Earn at least a 3.2 GPA at the end of freshman year and a 3.3 GPA by the end of the sophomore and junior years