Assumption College awards over $34 million in college scholarships, merit scholarships and grants each year benefiting more than 90% of our students. Grants and scholarships are free money and do not need to be repaid. Scholarships and grants come from a number of different sources including Assumption College, alumni, the federal government, the state government and outside organizations.
Assumption College Merit Scholarships
Merit scholarships are awarded to new students whose high school records demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and potential for success at Assumption College. Students who are accepted for admission to Assumption are automatically considered for a merit scholarship up to $24,000 per year.
Institutional merit-based scholarships are renewable each year, provided students maintain the specified grade point average.
First-Year Student Merit Scholarships
|Assumption College Scholarship|
|Assumption Achievement Award|
2018-2019 Transfer Student Merit Scholarships
|Desautels Scholarship||up to $16,000|
|Pesse Scholarship||up to $14,000|
|PTK Scholarship||$2,500 (stackable)|
Light the Way Scholarship
The Light the Way Scholarship recognizes and supports students who demonstrate an outstanding contribution and leadership in innovation, peer engagement, social justice and community service. Up to 50, $26,000 per year awards are offered. For more information about this scholarship, click here.
Assumption College Grant
The Assumption College Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA form must be completed each year to be considered for these funds. Click here for more information on renewing your Assumption College Grant.
Assumption College participates in the following Federal Grant Programs. To be eligible for these funds, students must complete the FAFSA annually and demonstrate financial need.
Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with considerable financial need. Annual award amounts are determined each year by the Federal Government. The current maximum Pell Grant for a full-time student is $5,775.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students who have Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Funding levels are determined each year by the Federal Government. FSEOG awards range from $100-$2,500.
Assumption College participates in the following state grant programs. To be eligible for these funds, students must complete the FAFSA annually, in accordance with each state's established deadline, and demonstrate financial need.
The MASSGrant is available to full-time undergraduate students who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts. Award amounts are determined each year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current MASSGrant amounts range from $300-$1,700.
Massachusetts Gilbert Grant
The Gilbert Grant is available to full-time undergraduate students who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts. Funding levels are determined each year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gilbert Grant amounts range from $200-$2,500.
For more information regarding all Massachusetts State Grant and Scholarship offerings, please refer to Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Other State Grant Programs
Assumption College participates in other state grant programs available to non-MA resident students. These following states have grant programs that are portable to out-of-state schools: Pennsylvania and Vermont. Awards from these states will not be added to your financial aid package until official notification of eligibility from the state's agency is received (generally occurring during the summer months). For more information on eligibility requirements and deadlines, please contact the scholarship agency in your home state.
Scholarships may also be available through sources such as religious and civic organizations, banks, credit unions, your parents' employer or local businesses. Check with your guidance counselor for help researching potential scholarship sources. Remember, you should not have to pay to find potential scholarships.
Remember to inform the Financial Aid Office of scholarships you receive from other sources. Please see our policy on outside scholarships and how they can affect your financial aid package.