Merit Scholarship Calculator

This tool is meant to provide an estimate of what your Merit Scholarship might be. It may be used by U.S. Citizens or other individuals who meet eligibility criteria for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To calculate your potential merit-based aid, enter your GPA and your ACT (see SAT conversion chart) below.

  • You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and ACT/SAT score of 19/900 to qualify. (Athletes see requirements below.)
  • Your Milligan admission application serves as the application for Milligan academic merit scholarships — no additional scholarship application is necessary for these merit awards. You’ll be notified at the point of admission of your award eligibility.
  • Merit Scholarships can be combined with need-based aid and some other Milligan scholarships. See exclusions and restrictions below. Be sure to review all aid options and talk to your Admissions Counselor to see how affordable Milligan is!

Important Information

SAT-ACT Conversion Chart

SAT score is calculated by combining the Reading and Math portions of the test (Writing portion not included).

1600 36 1050-1080 23
1540-1590 35 1020-1040 22
1490-1530 34 980-1010 21
1440-1480 33 940-970 20
1400-1430 32 900-930 19
1360-1390 31 860-890 18
1330-1350 30 820-850 17
1290-1320 29 770-810 16
1250-1280 28 720-760 15
1210-1240 27 670-710 14
1170-1200 26 620-660 13
1130-1160 25 560-610 12
1090-1120 24 510-550 11


To qualify for an academic Merit Scholarship, athletes must have a minimum 22 ACT/1020 SAT and a 3.0 GPA (or 2.75 with 25 ACT/1130 SAT or higher). Talk to your recruiting coach or fill out a Prospective Athlete form for more information.

Other Exceptions

Some other scholarship and aid programs are excluded from merit scholarship eligibility, including Goah Diversity Scholars and Jeanes Honors Scholarships. Athletes should see requirements above and talk to their coach.

Total gift aid cannot exceed the student’s financial aid budget or need (no refunds will be allowed).

Ask your Admission Counselor for full details.

Scholarship Renewal

The merit scholarship is renewable each year with a 2.0 Milligan GPA by the end of the second semester of enrollment, 2.5 by the end of the fourth semester, and each semester thereafter. Must be a full-time student in good academic and social standing. See Catalog for all financial aid policies.