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International Student Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

As you begin your college search, you may conduct an "outside" scholarship search as well. An important thing to note is that Monmouth College accepts 100 percent of outside scholarships without reducing institutional dollars. Instead, we reduce the self-help portion of your Financial Aid package (the amount you pay, the amount you borrow, or the amount you work through the work-study programs).

This is an unusual advantage to students as most colleges and universities will reduce their own institutional dollars to students when outside scholarships are received. There are many websites that will allow you to conduct online searches for available scholarships. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you do this.

  1. do not pay for a search service
  2. steer clear from websites that ask you for several key personal identifiers including name, address, social security numbers, driver's license numbers, dates of birth.

Local Community or Private Scholarships

Our Office of Financial Aid staff at Monmouth College is continually announcing scholarship opportunities via the electronic bulletin board on campus. Students are encouraged to monitor the bulletin board on a regular basis and pursue scholarships often. In addition you may choose to seek scholarships through your church, your hometown/civic organizations or newspapers. The best time of year to seek private scholarships is October—February. Most scholarship deadlines are during March and April each year.