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  • Overview
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  • Competitive
  • Catholic
  • Other financial aid

We’re committed to making an elite, private education accessible for all.

Click on the tabs above to learn about available scholarships.

Academic Scholarships

In addition to competitive scholarships, Alverno College offers merit-based academic scholarships. This means they are determined by your past academic success. Academic scholarships are available for students coming directly from high school and transfer students, receiving up to $16,500 per year.

Nearly 100% of our incoming students receive an academic scholarship at the point of admission.

Call 414-382-6100 or email Admissions to get in touch with an admissions counselor and learn more about the academic scholarship award you are eligible to receive.

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In the upcoming academic year, nearly 100% of incoming weekday students will receive an Alverno Scholarship

112 endowed scholarships

Competitive Scholarships

We’re excited to recognize students with a history of academic excellence, leadership and community service. Competitive scholarships are awarded in lieu of an Alverno academic scholarship.


Roosevelt Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes a first-year student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership. The Roosevelt Scholar will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Alverno.

Presidential Scholarship: Recipients of the Presidential Scholarships are chosen from those who apply for the Roosevelt Scholarship. Up to 15 Presidential Scholarships are awarded. $56,000 over four years (or $14,000 per year)‌

The application period has closed for this year. Applications for 2017 will be available in November.

This year, 21 students have been awarded the Clare Scholarship

Catholic Scholarships

For more than 125 years, Alverno College has prepared students for the next level of excellence within the Franciscan traditions of hope, hospitality, service and faith.

The Clare Scholarship reinforces our commitment to students who understand the multitude of benefits and opportunities provided as a result of a high-caliber, Catholic education.

Clare Scholars receive a $12,000 scholarship per year for up to 4 years (8 semesters) at Alverno. That’s about half the total cost of tuition and a total of $48,000 in scholarships!

Recipients of the Clare Scholarship are:
  • Graduates of one of the 15 high schools within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Students with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher

Other Financial Aid

At Alverno, our goal is to help you find a smart, sensible path to finance your education. In addition to having one of the lowest private college tuitions in Wisconsin, Alverno offers a variety of opportunities for financial aid – including grants, scholarships, student loans and student employment.

Each student’s circumstances are different, and our staff is dedicated to helping you make the choices that are right for you. We’d love to talk to you more about finding the right financial aid for your situation.

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Opportunities for on-campus jobs are everywhere.

“Because of all the opportunities for on-campus jobs here, I’ve been able to work in six different departments since becoming an Alverno student!”


“I’m a student ambassador in the Admissions office, where I get to meet future students and show them what makes Alverno such a great place.”


“I work in the International and Intercultural Center and the Assessment Center. My campus jobs help me a lot with community building and social interaction while applying my skills.”


“I work in the Media Hub, and I’m a student worker in the residence halls – which keeps me connected to a great community on campus.”