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Scholarships & Awards | Qualifications


Academic Awards

Students can receive only ONE Academic award unless indicated otherwise.

Art Scholarship
STUDENTS MUST MAJOR IN ART (studio art, art education, graphic design or graphic design management) and complete the following steps.
Additional requirements:


Marvin and Doreen Will History/History and Politics Scholarships
These scholarships help provide students with wonderful opportunities for travel, educational advancement, and the chance to study history at McPherson College.
Additional requirements and applications:


History Scholarship for Studying Abroad
This scholarship is intended to provide need based support for international study experiences which could include a traditional study abroad experience, internship or field experience related to History and/or Politics.
Additional requirements and applications:


Demographic Awards

Alumni/Church of the Brethren Scholarship ($1,000)
McPherson College is excited to offer the new Alumni/Church of the Brethren scholarship. $1000 will be awarded to any new student who is either a child of an alumnus or Church of the Brethren member.

  • To qualify as a Church of the Brethren member, please submit a letter of recommendation from your local congregation

Co-Curricular Awards

This category recognizes a student’s achievement and participation outside of the classroom. Awards require audition or recommendation from coach/faculty. All McPherson College awards are limited based on academic information. IN ADDITION TO ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, THESE AWARDS REQUIRE PARTICIPATION – AWARDS ARE RENEWABLE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE FACULTY OR COACH. Students are limited to TWO co-curricular scholarships.

Athletic Awards: Requires coach recommendation. Students are encouraged to complete the Athletic Recruitment Form.

Music Awards: Audition Required.
Additional requirements:

  • A letter of recommendation from one or more high school or private music teachers. This letter should include comments that pertain to musical skills, ability to be successful as a musician at the collegiate level, overall character and academic performance in high school.


Theatre Awards: Audition Required.
Additional requirements:

  • A letter of recommendation from one or more high school/college theatre instructors. The letter should include comments that pertain to the student’s theatre skills, the student’s ability to be successful within theatre at the college level, the student’s overall character, and the student’s academic performance.
  • A written statement from the student as to why he or she is choosing theatre as a major or interest. The student should discuss personal and professional goals.



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