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Abrafi Osei-Kofi '17

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Abrafi Osei-Kofi '17

At Monmouth, we read and write a lot more than my other schools. Here, I've learned to better analyze information and think critically. more

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Midwest Scholars Award

The Midwest Scholars Award recognizes first-time freshmen students from across the nation who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and leadership in their schools and communities.  Midwest Scholars will be recognized inside and outside the classroom as leaders of their class. They will be offered opportunities to participate in the Honors Program, research with faculty, experience special internships, and lead community service projects.

Students named Midwest Scholars will be invited to campus to interview for one of the following on January 31, 2015:

  • Trustees’ Scholarship (full-tuition for all four years. 2 awarded)
  • President’s Scholarship ($25,000 per year for four years totaling $100,000. 3 awarded)  
  • Academic Merit Scholarship (Midwest Scholars not receiving a Trustees’ or President’s Scholarship will be awarded an additional scholarship based upon their interviews)

These scholarships are renewable annually for up to 3 years, as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.


To be eligible for the Midwest Scholars Award, applicants must have:

  • A cumulative high school GPA of at least  3.7 on a 4.0 scale


  • At least a 25 ACT Composite or 1140 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)

Required Documents:

  • Application for admission
  • Activities Resumé (sample resumé)
  • Essay: In 500 words or less, respond to the following prompt or submit a college essay of your choice.
    • If you were given one million dollars to spend, how would you spend it?

Submit your activites resumé and essay to by January 2, 2015.