Merit Scholarships

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 tuition scholarship.

Trustee Scholars receive:

  • A full tuition scholarship (currently $47,740), renewable for eight full-time semesters
  • Organized opportunities to network with alumnae and Trustees
  • Special invitations to campus events with distinguished speakers and guests

Mount Holyoke’s 21st 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 to the College.

21st Century Scholars receive:

  • A $25,000 scholarship annually, renewable for eight full-time semesters
  • Organized opportunities to network with alumnae 
  • Special invitations to campus events with distinguished speakers and guests

Mount Holyoke’s Chin Scholars– so named for the award’s benefactor, Joseph H Chin P’10 – are first-year students whose academic excellence is paired with an impressive record of community service and engagement. The College names two Chin Scholars per year.

Chin Scholars receive:

  • A $25,000 scholarship annually, renewable for eight full-time semesters
  • Organized opportunities to network with alumnae
  • Special invitations to campus events with distinguished speakers and guests

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

Scholars at a Glance

High School
Public 77.1%
Private 18.07%
Parochial 4.82%
Domestic 87%
International 13%
Average
GPA 4.08
SAT Critical Reading 758
SAT Math 726
SAT Writing 742
ACT 33
RIC Top 5%