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Scholarship Information for New Students

As one of the lowest-cost private colleges in Wisconsin, Alverno is committed to delivering value for your investment. In fact, nearly all of our full-time undergraduates who filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and demonstrated need received assistance from the college in 2018-19.

We award merit-based scholarships to incoming Weekday students (those coming directory from high school) based on their academic achievements. Visit the scholarship calculator to determine the amount of scholarship money you may be eligible to receive.

Scholarship Calendar



ROOSEVELT SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship recognizes a student coming direct from high school who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and volunteerism. The Roosevelt Scholar will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Alverno. The application for the 2020-2021 school year is available here: Roosevelt Application. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP:  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. The deadline for the 2019-20 academic year is Nov. 30, 2018. To apply, complete the free, online application.

NEW FUTURES S-STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM:  The Alverno College Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Division's New Futures S-STEM Scholars Program recognizes a first-year student who is committed to studies in mathematics or natural sciences, including biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, human biology, mathematics and molecular biology. Students selected for the program will be supported with scholarships up to $10,000 per year that may be renewed for up to five years. Application review for the 2019-20 academic year will begin Nov. 30, 2018. To apply, complete the free, online application.


Alverno has partnered with RaiseMe to offer 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 $11,500 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


For 130 years, Alverno College has prepared students for the next level of excellence within the Franciscan traditions of hope, hospitality, service and faith.

CLARE SCHOLARSHIP: 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 $13,000 scholarship per year for up to 4 years (8 semesters) at Alverno. Recipients are graduates of any Catholic high school and students with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. 

Please note: If you qualify for more than one scholarship from Alverno, you will be awarded the scholarship with the highest amount.


MOSSA SCHOLARSHIP: Recipients of the Mossa Scholarship are non-residents of Wisconsin. The Mossa Scholarship is available to new, weekday students who are enrolled at least half time. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 housing grant.

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP: EFFECTIVE FOR INCOMING FALL 2017 STUDENTS AND AFTER.  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.

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.


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.

Alverno College offers merit-based academic scholarships for weekday undergraduate students. This means they are determined by your past academic success. Academic scholarships are available for transfer students, receiving up to $11,000 per year.