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Performance and Participatory Scholarships

Olivet College provides financial support in the form of Performance and Participatory Scholarships to students who will enrich the campus community through their active involvement in and contributions to specific performance-based participation opportunities on campus.

Bowling

Men’s and women’s bowling at Olivet are programs looking to grow, expand and build in the coming seasons. Incoming bowlers are considered for scholarships up to $3,000.

Cheerleading

Olivet’s cheer (women and men) team travel to competitions all over the nation, including Daytona Beach, Florida. Scholarships up to $3,000 are available based on performance and talent.

Choral & Music

Olivet offers music scholarships to students interested in participating in music programs. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered based on an audition, experience and talent. General choral and music scholarships are awarded to students who have a passion for music but are not part of a marching band or gospel choir. You do not have to be a music major or minor to apply.

Clay Target Program

The Competitive Clay Target Team enables students experienced in clay target competition the opportunity to continue their sport at the college level, as well as an opportunity to earn a scholarship. Part of the Talent and Participatory Program, this co-ed program will compete with other colleges and universities in the region during the fall and spring. The renewable scholarship award is contingent on participants meeting and maintaining all team and academic requirements.

Student-athletes must provide their own gun and will only have access under the direct supervision of the program’s head coach. In addition, athletes will be required to provide a letter of recommendation from their high school club coach and perform community service by way of caring for the environment. All ammunition for practice and competition, tournament entry fees, target fees, NGB fees (ATA, NSSA, NSCA, SCTP) and travel insurance for the athlete’s firearm is paid for by the Olivet College Athletic Department.

Difference Makers

Students who are dedicated to, as stated by our founders, “the divine art and science of doing good to others” may apply for the Difference Maker scholarship, up to $3,000 a year. Students awarded the scholarship must complete 25 hours of local community service a semester, coordinate fall and spring Service Day projects, and participate in Difference Maker meetings. This opportunity is for new, admitted, residential students who demonstrate through an essay, video or other creative submission the positive ways in which they have made a difference in their communities, schools or organizations.

 

Gospel Choir

Olivet offers music scholarships to students interested in participating in music programs. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered based on an audition, experience and talent. Students with considerable talent will be considered for the Gospel Choir’s scholarship program.

Marching Band

The Olivet College Marching Band welcomes students of any major who play any instrument to audition for the band. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered based on an audition, experience and talent. The Olivet College Marching Band performs at athletic events and occasionally travels across the state and even internationally.

Spirit (Sideline + Dance)

Olivet’s spirit team performs at half times of football and basketball games and also compete in the Universal Dancers Association for a bid to a national competition held in Orlando, Florida. Male and female students may audition for the team. Scholarships up to $3,000 are available based on performance and talent.

STUNT and Nationals

Olivet’s cheer (women and men) and STUNT and Nationals (women) teams travel to competitions all over the nation, including Daytona Beach, Florida. Scholarships up to $3,000 are available based on performance and talent.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Talent Scholarship is awarded to prospective art majors and minors who display a passion for creating visual images. Students must study graphic design, studio art, biological illustration or visual arts dual discipline. As a recipient of a Visual Arts Talent Scholarship, you will be part of Art Alliance, a student-based organization that promotes the arts through various activities on and off campus, including special exhibitions and field trips to area galleries, museums and art studios. Scholarships up to $3,000 are available to students based on their level of participation in Art Alliance and related program activities.

The annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition is another great way for aspiring student-artists to earn a scholarship while honing their artistic skills, experiencing what it’s like to be part of an art exhibition, taking part in a formal artists’ reception and receiving input from working artists and faculty at Olivet College.

Women's Leadership Institute

Olivet College has been committed to inclusion and diversity for over 175 years, educating and advancing leaders of all backgrounds since the College’s founding. As a testament to this commitment, the first graduating class was comprised of three women — Sophia Keyes, Mary Barber and Sara Benedict. In honor of these women, Olivet College has established the Women’s Leadership Institute Keyes-Barber-Benedict (KBB) Scholars Program, a focal point of deep learning and engagement for a select group of students on campus.

This unique leadership program is designed to deeply connect students with their academic, career and civic passions and prepare them to be exceptional citizens and employees or graduate students upon graduation. In the spirit of our first three graduates, KBB Scholars learn to embrace their unique qualities and develop the confidence and courage to become influential and successful citizens who boldly seek and achieve their goals.

Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholarship (amount varies).
  • Network and create long-lasting relationships with prominent women leaders.
  • Participate in personal and professional development experiences.
  • Learn from the premier ATHENA International Leadership Model.

The Keyes-Barber-Benedict (KBB) Scholars Program is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students with an incoming GPA of a 3.0 or higher. The KBB Scholars Program is open to individuals of all genders, gender identities and gender nonconforming identities.

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Things to Note

The actual amount of a Performance and Participatory Scholarship can vary depending on the experience and achievement of the student, as well as the activity.

These scholarships are only available to new students.

You may apply for multiple scholarships, but you will be awarded no more than one.

To be considered for a Performance and Participatory Scholarship, students must agree to the expectations and limitations of the specific talent-based opportunity.

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