Transfer Student Scholarships
100% of Olivet College students receive scholarships.
See below for the scholarships YOU qualify for!
Note: When it comes to our merit-based scholarships, we’ll accept either your high school or college grade point average – whichever is higher.
Board of Trustees Transfer Student Scholarship
$13,000 per year awarded to our highest academic achievers based on cumulative high school or college GPA and standardized test scores. The ideal Board of Trustees Scholarship recipient holds a GPA of 3.8 and an average ACT score of 25 or better. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $52,000.
Presidential Transfer Student Scholarship
$12,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school or college GPA and standardized test scores. The ideal Presidential Scholarship recipient holds a GPA of 3.4 and an average ACT score of 22 or better. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $48,000.
Dean’s Transfer Student Scholarship
$11,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school or college GPA and standardized test scores. The ideal Dean’s Scholarship recipient holds a GPA of 3.0 and an average ACT score of 20 or better. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $44,000.
Shipherd Transfer Student Scholarship
This award is named after Father John Shipherd, founder of Olivet College. Up to $9,000 per year awarded to students based on cumulative high school or college GPA and standardized test scores. The total value of this scholarship after four years is $36,000.
Prospective students can audition for scholarship awards for marching band, gospel choir and music ensembles. Eligibility is determined by maintaining the scholarship criteria.
The value of this award is based on each student’s financial need. The award amount is committed for four years, provided there are no major changes in a family’s financial circumstances or the student’s enrollment status
New Michigander Award
Equivalent to the Michigan Tuition Grant, this award is given to students who are nonresidents of Michigan. The amount varies and is renewable for up to four years.
$2,500 per year, or up to $10,000 over four years, per family with multiple siblings attending Olivet College.
Worth up to the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board, awards students who enrich the campus community through their involvement in talent-based participation opportunities. The amount of the scholarship varies based on financial need. Scholarships are available for the following activities: gospel choir, marching band, music (other than marching band), and non-NCAA DIII collegiate sports including boxing, cheer and bowling.
$2,500 per year, or up to $10,000 over four years, per twin.
This scholarship, equal to 50% of tuition, is available to veterans with qualifying days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty. Current members of the National Guard or any recognized branch of the U.S. military reserve unit who qualify for VA education benefits and/or military education assistance eligibility are eligible to apply. In addition, spouses and legal dependents that provide proof of military dependency are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Community Based Scholarships
Community Connection Grant
The Community Connection Grant (CCG) is offered to new students residing in or graduating from one of 35 pre-determined communities. $10,000 per year is awarded to local students who fit the criteria, and this is not stackable with our merit-based scholarships. Contact our admissions office to see if you qualify. The total value of this grant after four years is $40,000.
Financial Aid Packages
Your official financial aid award package cannot be completed until you have submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, please call Olivet’s Office of Student Services at (269) 749-7645.