St. Olaf offers competitive merit scholarships that recognize achievement and potential for academic, artistic, service, and leadership success. With the exception of the National Merit Scholarship program administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of the application through the St. Olaf Admissions Office.
Students may apply for as many scholarships as they wish. The total value of all merit scholarships cannot exceed half of the comprehensive fee, unless the family’s demonstrated need exceeds that amount. Merit Scholarships may be used to meet some or all of your demonstrated financial need. All questions about Merit Scholarships should be directed to the Admissions Office.
How To Apply
(Buntrock, Presidential, Dean’s, Faculty, St. Olaf and Transfer Scholarships)
|No additional steps are necessary, except for students being considered as finalists for the Buntrock Scholarship. To receive the Buntrock Scholarship, finalist must visit campus and participate in one of the Scholars Day programs.|
|For more information on all other merit scholarships (National Merit, Fine Arts, Service Leadership)||Please click the link below for each scholarship’s specific requirements and further information.|
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The following is a summary of the merit scholarships available for students applying to the Class of 2023.
Service Leadership Scholarships ($2,000-$6,000 per year)
Transfer Student Scholarships
Transfer Student Scholarships ($5,000 – $15,000 per year)