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Freshman Scholarships

Ready to Apply for Scholarships? Visit the Edgewood College Scholarship Application to get started. 

Academic Scholarships

Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for the following renewable academic scholarships. No additional application is required. Scholarship level is based on a combination of high school grade point average and test scores.

Presidential Scholarship

This is Edgewood College’s most prestigious academic scholarship. The average GPA for recipients is a 3.8 with an average ACT score of 28. The Presidential Scholarship is worth $52,000 over four years ($13,000 per year).

Washburn Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.5 with an average ACT score of 24. The Washburn Scholarship is worth $36,000 over four years ($9,000 per year).  

Heritage Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.0 with an average ACT score of 20. The Heritage Scholarship is worth $24,000 over four years ($6,000 per year).

Dominican Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.7 with an average ACT score of 26. The Dominican Scholarship is worth $40,000 over four years ($10,000 per year).

Founders Scholarship

The average GPA for recipients is a 3.3 with an average ACT score of 22. The Founders Scholarship is worth $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year).

Specialty Awards

Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for these renewable awards. The Edgewood College Freshman Scholarship Application will be available October 1 to March 1. Early Deadline: December 1/Regular Deadline: March 1.

Capital City Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are academically motivated Madison residents or MMSD high school students who demonstrate financial need.

Alumni Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students whose parents or grandparents are Edgewood College alumni. Apply using the link to the Edgewood College Financial Aid Application listed above.

Bonner Leaders Award ($1,000-$2,000)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service and who will continue that commitment at Edgewood College.

Cor Ad Cor Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who can make distinctive contributions to Edgewood College either through sharing their demonstrated leadership skills or their unique backgrounds and diverse life experiences. ACT scores and high school GPA are not considered for this award.

College Access Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are currently involved in or have successfully completed a comprehensive pre-college program. Examples include but are not limited to: AVID/TOPS, College Possible, Gear Up and Upward Bound.

Community Scholars Award (full tuition)

Awarded to students who are academically motivated Dane County residents who demonstrate financial need. Students with a strong interest in serving the civic needs of Dane County during college and after graduation are encouraged to apply. Please visit the Community Scholars site for more details.

Distinguished Scholar Award (full tuition)

Awarded to students who qualify for the Presidential Scholarship. Students with a strong interest in research, global learning, and community service will be invited to campus to interview for a full-tuition scholarship.

Mazzuchelli Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who are actively developing their spiritual life and plan to participate in opportunities available through College Ministries at Edgewood College. Students who have a record of noteworthy participation and service within a religious congregation or faith based organization are encouraged to apply.

Friends of Northern Wisconsin Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students from Northern Wisconsin.

Forward Wisconsin Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students from Wisconsin who have an interest in improving their community and/or the lives of others.

Voyager Scholarship ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students who live outside Wisconsin.

Talent Scholarships ($1,000–$3,000)

Awarded to talented students who plan to continue their participation in the areas of Art, Music, Theatre, Writing, and Foreign Languages at Edgewood College. Please visit the talent scholarship page for more information.

Predolin Scholarship ($6,000-$8,000)

Awarded to high achieving students with financial need who plan to major in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, nursing or business.