Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts is committed to making it possible for all eligible, accepted students to afford our truly Catholic, liberal education. We offer merit-based and need-based aid in institutional and endowed forms, as well as federal aid available upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Please contact the admissions office at [email protected] or 603-456-2656 to learn more about your eligibility for financial aid.
Only available for applications completed before November 26.
Ann and the late Billie Ellis have long been supporters of Catholic liberal education. Over the years, Mrs. Ellis has sought to articulate the value of such an education, specifically as it affected her law practice and her work as a trial judge.
Eligible students include all first years and transfers with a strong desire to receive a liberal education. Ellis Scholars are selected on the basis of an interview conducted by a panel of two designated faculty members. Students awarded the scholarship will have four weeks from the date of award to accept the award and enroll in the college, or it will be revoked.
Interested students should contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 603-456-2656 to schedule an interview, which can be held in person or by telephone. Awards are $1,000-2,000, renewable yearly.
Available only to students who complete their application by December 1.
This scholarship is awarded in varying amounts to students whose academic achievement and outstanding leadership are evident in the documents supporting their application. Academic achievement is defined as 1) notable cumulative high school GPA and 2) exceptional standardized test scores. This award is designed to encourage further achievement in leadership and learning once the student enrolls at the college.
There is no formal application required for this award and scholarships are awarded to students meeting the minimum standards upon their acceptance. The maximum award amount for this scholarship is $10,000.
Available only to students who complete their application by January 15 and apply for the scholarship by February 1.
The Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship. This highly competitive four-year scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman whose application displays exemplary academic and extracurricular achievement. To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, applicants must complete all components of their college application by January 15. In addition, a cover letter stating their desire to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship must be submitted by February 1. Finalists will be invited to interview in the following weeks, and the winner of the scholarship will be announced on March 1.
The student who is awarded this scholarship will have 15 days to accept the scholarship and enroll in the college. If this deadline passes, the award will be given to the next eligible candidate.
The Presidential Scholarship is offered as part of the total financial aid package, not in addition to it. Any student who wins the Presidential Scholarship will be ineligible for any additional Magdalen institutional aid. Students are still encouraged to apply for Federal Aid and/or outside scholarships.
Recipients of the college’s Presidential Scholarship must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 during their four years and must participate in the college’s Honors Program.
Magdalen College offers a matching grant to the winner of the Newman Society Essay Contest. The winner of their $5,000 prize is invited to apply to Magdalen College and, upon acceptance and enrollment for the Fall term, will be awarded $5,000 for each of the student’s three additional years at the college. Please visit the Newman Society for more information on their essay contest.
The Dignitas Scholarship is a $1,000 per year, four-year scholarship that is designed to form students in the life-long integration of pro-life work and service to the poor. In addition to the scholarship funds, the Dignitas Scholarship also covers expenses for one immersion trip to a country decided upon by the Dean of Students. The total estimated value of this scholarship is $5,000 over a four-year period.
Dignitas scholars are selected based on an interview conducted by the Admissions Office and the Student-Leader of the scholarship program. Interested students should contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview, which can be held in person or by telephone.
Students who are awarded this scholarship must complete eight hours of formation and twelve hours of community service per year as well as attend one service trip over the course of four years and one March for Life in Washington D.C. Dignitas Scholars are additionally required to complete a project portfolio at the end of their four years. Students will be reviewed each year for compliance with these requirements; failure to complete any of the requirements could result in their scholarship being revoked.
Our college-funded work study awards are available to all eligible returning students. There are placement opportunities in various departments. This program is reviewed each semester to ensure that students complete their hours. Failure to complete their hours could result in the grant being revoked.
All applicants who are siblings of current or former students, and/or children of Magdalen College Alumni are eligible to receive a $2,000 per year scholarship.
This award is determined upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Amounts vary based on financial need. This grant is calculated as part of the total financial aid package of a student. If a student receives other substantial awards from the college or other sources, need-based grants may be adjusted; these are re-evaluated at the start of each academic year.
If upon receiving Magdalen College’s financial aid award, the student finds that another Newman Guide school is giving more aid so that it costs less overall to attend that college (total out-of-pocket cost), Magdalen College will assess the possibility of matching that out-of-pocket cost.
To apply for this grant, you must submit to the financial aid office a copy of the financial aid package for one other Newman Guide school and a copy of the letter of acceptance from that school. After review, the financial aid team will determine whether or not Magdalen can match the competing school’s offer. A student may request a cost match review for one Newman Guide college only, and is not allowed to request a revised match even if the other college increases its aid offer.
New Hampshire Students may be eligible to participate in this scholarship; award is not guaranteed.
Students from whom the college has received a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) filing by December 31 of the award year
Students with an Expected Family Contribution (“EFC”) of $0 on the FAFSA
Each scholarship award is $800 for a full-time student and pro-rated for a part-time student