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Alverno offers a variety of merit-based and need-based scholarships to help support your education, along with grants, student loans and student employment.

We are happy to help you search for and identify scholarship opportunities from organizations outside of Alverno as well as to assist you with your scholarship applications.

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Alverno College Academic Scholarships for fall 2021 starts
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High School
3.75-4.0 3.25-3.74 3.00-3.25 2.75-2.99 2.3-2.74


Alverno College Academic Scholarships for fall 2021 starts
(With Submitted Test Scores) 

  High School GPA   
  3.75-4.0 3.00-3.74 2.75-2.99 2.3-2.74
25-28 (1200-1320) $18,000
20-24 (1030-1190) $17,000
17-19 (920-1020) $15,000


Students who enroll in our Associate of Arts and Science program will receive a $10,000 Augustine Grant.

Competitive Scholarships

In addition to merit-based scholarships, Alverno offers first-year undergraduate students additional opportunities to receive scholarships:

ROOSEVELT: This scholarship recognizes a student coming directly from high school who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and volunteerism through school activities, work responsibilities and community involvement. The Roosevelt Scholar will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Alverno. The application for students who start at Alverno in the Fall of 2022 is available: Roosevelt Scholarship Application The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

ACHIEVERS: Achievers Scholars receive a $2,000 renewable scholarship in addition to the merit-based scholarship awarded upon acceptance. Achievers also are admitted into the Doherty Scholars Learning Community, which recognizes students who have demonstrated academic excellence in high school. They join a community of peers and have access to additional resources and opportunities for academic growth and excellence. Application information for the 2022-2023 academic year is available at: Achievers Scholars Program The priority application deadline is Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

BOWMAN SCHOLARS: The Thea Bowman Institute for Excellence and Leadership at Alverno College is a full-tuition scholarship program for Black undergraduate students with a strong desire to serve as leaders. We welcome applications from women seeking professional roles in pursuit of social change and service. 

Non-Competitive Scholarships

LEGACY: Recipients of the Legacy Scholarship are daughters, granddaughters, sisters or nieces of Alverno alumnae. The Legacy Scholarship is available to new, weekday students who are enrolled at least half time. Recipients are eligible to receive a $1,000 per year renewable scholarship. (This scholarship is effective for incoming Fall 2017 students and after).  

CLARE: The Clare Scholarship reinforces our commitment to students who understand the multitude of benefits and opportunities provided as a result of a high-calibre, Catholic education. Clare Scholars receive an additional $1,000 scholarship per year for up to 4 years (8 semesters) at Alverno in addition to their merit-based scholarship. Recipients are graduates of any Catholic high school and students with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. 

RAISE ME: Alverno is a partner with RaiseMe and offers micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning in 9th grade. You can earn up to $12,000 per year, which will be part of your Alverno financial aid award. You may receive even more in your financial aid package once we review your application, but the money you earn from Alverno on RaiseMe is the minimum guaranteed amount of financial aid you will receive from Alverno. Sign up today at

2021-22 Transfer Scholarships 

At Alverno, we understand the value that transfer students bring to our community. In addition to our streamlined admissions process, we offer a network of support to help our transfer students accomplish their goals. We also offer merit-based scholarships:

    GPA Scholarship            Amount 
    3.0-4.0 Dean's                          $14,000
    2.5-2.99 Founders                      $12,000
    2.3-2.49 Franciscan                    $9,000

 Transfer students also are eligible to receive our Mossa Scholarship. Recipients of the Mossa are non-residents of Wisconsin who are enrolled at full-time status. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 housing grant.

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP: This renewable $1,500 transfer scholarship is open to weekday undergraduate students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Eligible students receive $750 per semester.

2021-22 CCON 2+2 Scholarships 

GPA Scholarship Amount
3.8 and up Columbia $10,000
3.5-3.79 Columbia $8,000
3.0-3.49 Columbia $6,000
2.5-2.99 Columbia $4,000
ALL Nursing Grant $4,100

Scholarships for All Students

The Alverno College Financial Aid Office offers various scholarships that students can apply for throughout the year.

A current listing of these scholarships can be viewed here: Current Scholarship List (Updated 9/8/2021)

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, all Alverno students – regardless of race or ethnicity – are eligible for additional scholarships. View a current listing of these opportunities from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

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Scholarship assistance

For general assistance, please contact the Alverno Financial Aid office at 414-382-6262 or

For assistance with scholarship essay writing, please contact the Alverno Communication Resource Center at 414-382-6016 or

The Alverno Career Studio offers assistance with writing and updating resumes. Contact them at 414-382-6010 or find more information here or view a sample resume to use in scholarship applications.

For scholarships that require academic transcripts, you can submit this request form to the Alverno Registrar or call them at 414-382-6370.

To know what option will work best, we recommend you contact the scholarship organization for their best recommendation with providing a GPA when Alverno does not offer letter grades.

  •  OPTION 1: Student provides an official or unofficial transcript (referred to “course history”) to scholarship organization in place of GPA. Official transcripts are available for a fee through the Registrar’s Office. The official transcript includes a lead page that explains Alverno’s grading policy, then includes course history and validations. The course history is available free of charge through IOL.
  • OPTION 2: Student writes “N/A” or “0.0” in the field that requests GPA.

If one of the options above is not allowable, the student should contact the Registrar's Office to submit a release and obtain a GPA conversion. GPA conversions are free. They usually take about 2 weeks, or longer during breaks.   

The individuals who you ask to write you a recommendation letter for an internal or institutional scholarship (including faculty/staff) have the option to provide a traditional letter of ‌recommendation or use the ‌Internal Scholarship Recommendation Form.

NOTE: This form is only accepted for internal scholarships.

Our tips on applying for outside scholarships. It also lists several national search sites, which can help you get started with your scholarship search.

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