Merit Opportunities

Academic excellence: we value it, we cultivate it, we reward it.

Mount Holyoke's Trustee Scholarship is our most distinguished and generous merit award. Through the generosity of the College's Board of Trustees, a select group of our highest-achieving first-year students are chosen to receive this full tution scholarship.

Trustee Scholar benefits:

  • A full tuition scholarship (currently $42,470), renewable for four years
  • Funding for a summer internship
  • Planned social, cultural and intellectual trips to destinations like New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Organized opportunities to network with alumnae and Trustees

Mount Holyoke’s Twenty First Century Scholars are first-year students recognized for their outstanding record of scholarship, cocurricular achievement, and considerable leadership potential. Each year, we welcome approximately 25 new scholars into the program.

Twenty First Century Scholars receive:

  • A $25,000 scholarship, renewable for four years
  • Funding for a summer internship
  • Planned social, cultural, and intellectual trips to destinations like New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Organized opportunities to network with alumnae

Meet Twenty First Century Scholars from the Class of 2015:

First-year applicants are considered automatically for these awards, without regard to financial need: no additional application is required.

Twenty First Century Scholars at a Glance

High School
Public 71.4%
Private 25%
Parochial 3.8%
Domestic 75%
International 25%
Average
GPA 4.02
SAT Critical Reading 733
SAT Math 713
SAT Writing 730
ACT 33
RIC Top 5%

Additional Merit Opportunities

As an institution that values the highest levels of academic excellence and the cultivation of women leaders, Mount Holyoke is pleased to offer Mount Holyoke Leadership Awards. These scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000. Please review this important information about our merit-based awards and scholarships.