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See how you can qualify for up to $35,000 — or more — in scholarships to
greatly reduce the out-of-pocket cost of your education.

Rewarding Your Academic Achievement

Once accepted, you are automatically considered for all merit scholarships based on your academic and personal success.

The chart shows the minimum scholarship awards for incoming first-year students in Fall 2024.

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    These are four-year offers – your scholarships are renewable every year.
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    Remember, scholarships are “free” money you don’t have to pay back.
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    And that’s not all! You may also qualify for need-based aid. Learn more

More Academic Merit-Based Scholarships

The scholarship you receive based primarily on your high school GPA (from the chart above) is just the beginning. In addition, you may qualify for other prestigious scholarships. These scholarships recognize not only your academic excellence, but your leadership, service to the community and more.

Cowles Fellowship is one of the most prestigious academic awards offered by Simpson College. Cowles Fellowships range from $1,000 to $3000 on top of the academic merit-based scholarship. In addition, Cowles Fellows will receive a travel stipend to be used for international/domestic travel or internship study to enhance the student’s educational experience. It is awarded only to full-time students entering their freshman year. Candidates must possess extraordinary academic ability and potential as evidenced by high school performance, including standardized test scores. Leadership skills and participation in high school or community activities will be given strong consideration. No additional application needed.

Special Interest and Talent Scholarships

You will bring many unique gifts and passions to Simpson that might also qualify you for other generous scholarships requiring an application, portfolio or audition. One of the scholarships listed below can be awarded in addition to your academic merit scholarships — unless you are the recipient of a full-tuition award.

Each year, several incoming new first-year students with a passion for politics, history or public service will be awarded the John C. Culver Fellowship  in the amount of $500 - $2,500 per year. Priority deadline is February 15, 2024. Learn more about this program.

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    The speech and debate program is home to the four-time Pi Kappa Delta Debate National Champions.
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    Simpson Productions is a performing arts collaboration featuring theatre, opera and musical theatre.
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    Simpson eSports competes in five popular titles and opened a state-of-the-art arena in 2020.

Legacy Awards

If at least one of your parents is a Simpson alumnus or you have one or more siblings attending Simpson, you will receive a special scholarship as described below.

The Alumni Scholarship recognizes the dependent student whose parent or grandparent(s) attended Simpson College. An Alumni Scholarship of $1,000 per year will be made available to each dependent of an alumnus. The student must be enrolled full time (12 semester hours or more).

These amazing merit scholarships are just the beginning of ensuring your access to excellence. Learn more about need-based financial aid and loans here.

We would love to visit with you about your scholarships and other forms of financial aid that will open the door to a life-shaping education like no other.

Contact the Office of Admissions


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