Academic Scholarships

Who is eligible?

Graduating high school seniors

How do I apply?

  1. Apply for admission to SMC
  2. Send SMC your official high school transcripts
  3. Send SMC your SAT or ACT scores

How will I know if I am awarded a scholarship?

You will be notified by mail and via your SMC email account, which will be assigned to you when you apply.

When should I apply?

Academic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning in September of the year before you plan to begin classes. Apply to SMC early for a better chance of receiving an Academic Scholarship.

Academic Scholarships

Please Note: These awards may be reduced if the student receives other restricted or tuition-specific aid.

Presidential Scholarship

Award Details

  • Covers up to a maximum of $2,500 per semester toward tuition, fees, housing or other educational expenses up to $10,000 over four consecutive semesters
  • Renewable for students who complete their first year with a GPA of 3.25 or higher

Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • Requires a minimum GPA of 3.85 (may be calculated as early as end of junior year of high school)
  • Requires a minimum SAT score of 1090 or ACT score of 24

Award of Distinction

Award Details

  • Covers up to a maximum of $1,750 per semester toward tuition, fees, housing or other educational expenses up to $7,000 over four consecutive semesters
  • Renewable for students who complete their first year with a GPA of 3.25 or higher

Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • Requires a minimum GPA of 3.65 (may be calculated as early as end of junior year of high school)
  • Requires a minimum SAT score of 1020 or ACT score of 22

Award of Excellence

Award Details

  • Covers up to a maximum of $1,000 per semester toward tuition, fees, housing or other educational expenses up to $4,000 over four consecutive semesters
  • Renewable for students who complete their first year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • Requires a minimum GPA of 3.25 (may be calculated as early as end of junior year of high school)
  • Requires a minimum SAT score of 940 or ACT score of 20

Roadrunner Scholarship

Award Details

  • Covers up to a maximum of $2,000 ($500 per semester) toward tuition, fees, housing or other educational expenses over four consecutive semesters
  • Renewable for students who complete their first year with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 (may be calculated as early as end of junior year of high school)
  • Requires a minimum SAT score of 860 or ACT score of 18

Maintaining Eligibility

Students will lose their eligibility immediately if:

They engage in inappropriate activities or conduct as defined by SMC's Student Code of Conduct found in the Student Handbook.

Students will lose their right to renew their scholarship the following year if:

They fail to complete two semesters of enrollment by the beginning of their second Fall semester with the required cumulative GPA (3.25 for the Presidential Scholarship and Award of Distinction, 3.0 for the Award of Excellence and 2.5 for the Roadrunner Scholarship).

Exceptions to the above policies will only be made as a result of unusual circumstances beyond the student's control (e.g., major illness or accident) and must be requested in writing.