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Alverno Scholarships

Scholarships for incoming students:

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. $60,000 over four years (or $15,000 per year)‌.

Please note: You do not need to apply twice. Submitting one Roosevelt application means you will be considered for both the Roosevelt and the Presidential Scholarships.

Academic scholarships

Academic scholarships of up to $15,000 a year are merit-based, which means they are determined by your high school academic success. Over 90% of our incoming students receive an academic scholarship and/or grant at the point of admission.

Catholic scholarships

Alverno prepares students for the next level of excellence within the Franciscan traditions of hope, hospitality, service and faith. The following scholarships reinforce our commitment to students who understand the multitude of benefits and opportunities provided as a result of a high-caliber, Catholic education.

Clare Scholarship:

Recipients of the Clare Scholarship are graduates of any Catholic high school with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. It is awarded in lieu of an Alverno academic scholarship. $52,000 over four years (or $13,000 per year)

Special scholarships

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: Recipients of the Alverno Legacy Scholarship are daughters, granddaughters or nieces of Alverno alumnae.  The Legacy Scholarship is available to new, weekday students who are enrolled at least half time.  Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to receive $1,000 per year renewable scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: This renewable $1,500 transfer scholarship is open to members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Eligible students receive $750 a semester.

Scholarship search guide

This pdf booklet (Scholarship Guide) will help you with tips on applying for outside scholarships. It also lists several national search sites, which are a good way to get started with your scholarship search.

Popular scholarships

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Other scholarships

These scholarships are for current Alverno 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: Scholarship List (pdf).

Resources for Study Abroad:

Study Abroad Resources

How to report GPA on Scholarship Applications

Students have three options for submitting their GPA for scholarships. To know what option will work best, we recommend the student contact the scholarship organization to see how to proceed with providing a GPA when Alverno does not offer letter grades.

Here are the options:

• 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. It only includes classes that were successfully completed. The course history (which is Alverno’s equivalent of an unofficial transcript) is available free of charge through IOL.

•Student writes “N/A” or “0.0” in the field that requests GPA.

If one of the options above is not admissible with the organization, the student should contact Gwen Miner in Academic Affairs to submit a release and obtain a GPA conversion. GPA conversions are free.  They usually take about 2 weeks if the instructors are on campus, or longer during breaks.  

Scholarship Recommendations

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 (including WAICU scholarships), which are those scholarships selected by Alverno faculty or staff.

Current Available Scholarship Applications

Badger Environmental Science Scholarship

Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship

Edie Dixon Library Science Scholarship

Jane Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Linda and Michael Scheible Scholarship-Community Leadership Majors

Linda and Michael Scheible Scholarship-Social Science Majors

Dr. Carol Meils Scholarship

Tina Emerson Nursing Scholarship

WAICU Scholarship

WCSWMA Scholarship

Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship

Women in STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Resources from SALT

Alverno is proud to have partnered up with SALT to give students even more resources when it comes to searching and applying for scholarships. Sign up for an account, then search for the following articles, or simply enter "scholarship" into the search box to find the resources you're looking for!

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