Simon’s Rock is committed to partnering with families to make this unique opportunity attainable for those students who need and are ready for it.
Simon’s Rock offers merit scholarships—ranging from $1,000 up to the full cost of tuition—which are renewable for four years. Recipients are selected for academic excellence, extracurricular distinction, personal motivation, and character. More than one third of first-year students are awarded Simon’s Rock Merit Scholarships in varying amounts.
Students are also eligible for federal and state grants and loans that can cover up to the full cost of attending Simon’s Rock. Many students receive assistance from a variety of sources, including merit awards, need-based scholarships, Federal Work-Study Program, and federal and state grants and loans.
Be sure to indicate if you are applying for need-based financial aid on your Common Application. This question is asked under the "My Colleges Tab" under "Questions" and "Do you intend to pursue need-based financial aid?"
All first-year applicants are considered for scholarship awards; there is no separate application. To be considered for the full range of scholarships, you must submit:
This endowed fund, established by Chairman of the Board of Overseers Emily H. Fisher, gives students merit- and need-based scholarships for study abroad and study away. The fund is inspired by and named in honor of alumnus Rodney Christopher ’86, who remains a constant champion for equal academic and social opportunity. These scholarships are primarily intended for students in the BA program, but all students may apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on a student’s academic achievements, financial need, and the merits of the proposed study abroad or away program in the context of the student’s program of study. To receive the scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Simon’s Rock for one semester after their studies abroad or away.
Established by alumni of the College in 2003 on the occasion of his retirement, this fellowship is named in honor of Dr. James Monsonis, for 25 years a faculty member in sociology and social sciences. To be awarded annually, the fellowship is designed to provide support to a student undertaking a project—usually an internship with a social change organization—that fosters his or her understanding of the relationships among peace, justice, and social change.
The Returning Student Scholarships include a range of merit- and need-based awards available to support students who have demonstrated academic commitment and achievement in their first two years, have made significant positive contributions to the life of the College, and/or have financial need. The Returning Student Scholarships include a variety of awards, with total amounts ranging from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 per year for the semesters students are in residence (not on leave to study away and enrolled full time) at Simon’s Rock. Most scholarships support students during their junior and senior years, although a few are dedicated to supporting students in their sophomore year.