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St. Mary's College of Maryland: Presidential Merit Award


erit awards recognize academic achievement and co-curricular accomplishments and are given on a competitive basis without regard to financial need.

Applicants are reviewed for scholarships by the Scholarship Review Committee with consideration given to academic records, standardized test scores, strength of curriculum, essay, recommendations, and co-curricular activities. St. Mary's does not use set formulas for determining Merit Awards. Each student applicant is evaluated holistically by the Scholarship Review Committee. Recipients of Merit Awards typically have challenged themselves with rigorous courses of study such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or honors courses. Awards are renewed for up to four years of full-time study at St. Mary's as long as the student remains in good standing and completes at least 12 graded credits each semester. The total amount of scholarships received from St. Mary's may not exceed the cost of in-state tuition. Tuition waivers are scholarships and count toward this limit. Scholarships from outside sources do not count nor do need-based grants from St. Mary's or other sources..

range from $500 to $2000, and recognize a combination of academic achievement and outstanding co-curricular accomplishments. Recipients of this award normally rank in the top quarter of their class, present a cumulative academic GPA of 3.3 (3.6 weighted) and achieve a combined SAT 1 score of at least 1900. Candidates must also demonstrate significant achievement in co-curricular activities as identified in the student's application and letters of recommendation. Such activities include but are not limited to art, communications and media, community service, employment experiences, creative writing, debate/forensics, Eagle Scout or Gold Award, internships, environmental service clubs, math and science fairs and competitions, Model United Nations, music, peer mentoring, student government, theater, or YMCA/YWCA.



18952 E. Fisher Rd St. Mary's City , , , , MD 20686-3001