William J. and Beverly Goldsborough Scholarship

The William J. and Beverly Goldsborough Scholarship — which honors the leadership of alumnus and former Board of Trustees chair William J. Goldsborough ’65 and his wife, Beverly — is Monmouth College’s most prestigious and selective academic award. Awarded to up to three new students annually, the Goldsborough Scholarship recognizes outstanding students from the Chicagoland area who have consistently demonstrated academic excellence throughout their high school careers and who embody the mission and values of Monmouth College, as evidenced by leadership, service, civic engagement and co-curricular commitments.

To qualify to apply for the Goldsborough Scholarship, a student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA, a minimum 26 ACT composite score (1230 SAT), and attend high school in Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendell, Lake, McHenry, or Will counties in Illinois. Applicants must also submit a 500-word essay in response to a specific prompt. Applications are due by January 15 and interviews are conducted as part of our Fellows and Scholarship Competition.

Goldsborough Scholars receive a full-tuition award renewable for up to four years and admission into the prestigious Monmouth Honors Program. Each Goldsborough Scholar is personally mentored by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Goldsborough Scholars also receive exclusive networking, professional and academic opportunities, including invitations to special alumni and College events.