Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships 2019
Scholarships & Awards
Colby-Sawyer strives to acknowledge your abilities and accomplishments through a variety of awards, scholarships and funds.
Early Action Award
Apply for admission before the early action deadline to qualify. This award is renewable and is in addition to other scholarships.
Deadline: Must submit application by December 1
Value: $4,000 per year
Early Action CHECKLIST
- Complete Colby-Sawyer’s First-Year Application or the Common Application
- Official high school transcript
- Recommendation (optional)
- Writing sample: see application for essay topics
- SAT or ACT (optional)
Academic Scholarships & Merit Awards
Your commitment to leadership, engagement and scholastic achievement can qualify you for a variety of recognitions. When you submit your application for admission to Colby-Sawyer, you are automatically considered for scholarships and/or awards ranging from $15,000 to $27,500 per year. All scholarships are renewable upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.
Endowed funds are an investment in your future made possible by generous individuals who believe in a Colby-Sawyer education. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office and may be exchanged for previously awarded general grant funds and, in most cases, the overall total aid that a student receives will not change.
An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. If you receive such scholarship, you are required to complete and return the outside scholarship form.
Outside scholarships are considered resources and are used to supplement any unmet need and, if necessary, reduce self-help aid such Federal Work Study and/or loans. In rare cases, outside scholarships over the amount of unmet need and self-help aid may result in the reduction of college need-based aid.
Applying for Aid
Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Education may help you to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. See if you qualify for federal student aid in the form of grants, loans and/or work-study funds by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA Priority Deadline
Completed FAFSA applications must be submitted by March 1 to meet Colby-Sawyer’s priority deadline. FAFSA applications received after the priority deadline will be subject to reduced financial assistance based on fund availability.
How to Submit Your FAFSA
The FAFSA can be filled out and submitted online at fafsa.ed.gov, and is available starting October 1 for the following academic year. You do not need to wait for an admission decision from Colby-Sawyer before completing and submitting the FAFSA. Be sure to select Colby-Sawyer as one of the colleges to receive a copy of your FAFSA.
- Colby-Sawyer’s FAFSA code is 002572
Create a FSA ID to access the Federal Student Aid’s online systems. The FSA ID also serves as your legal signature on the FASFA.
Colby-Sawyer may contact you via the email address or addresses on your FAFSA to request additional documents. It is your responsibility to check your email for these communications.
CSS Financial Aid Profile
You are not required to complete a CSS PROFILE.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is required in order to receive both federal and institutional financial aid. When the SAP requirements are not met, federal and institutional aid will be removed until satisfactory status is achieved. Additional information about SAP requirements and processes are available in the Colby-Sawyer SAP Guide.
Information and Forms
Additional information and forms are available in the Award Guide.