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Merit Scholarship Calculator


This tool is meant to provide an ESTIMATE of what your Milligan Academic Merit Scholarship might be. To calculate your potential merit-based aid, enter your GPA and your ACT (see SAT or GED/HiSET conversion charts below).

  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: No additional scholarship application is necessary for these merit awards. You’ll be notified at the point of admission of your award eligibility. Apply for admission now!
  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
    • U.S. Citizens or other individuals who meet eligibility criteria for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • First-time college students and students who have earned less than 24 hours of college credit after high school graduation.
    • Transfer students with more than 24 hours of college credit post high school graduation (not including dual enrollment) should see the transfer academic merit chart here »
    • Most merit scholarships can be combined with need-based and other Milligan scholarships, but see exclusions and restrictions below.‍
  • ADDITIONAL NEED AID: Milligan offers some need-based aid based on the results of your FAFSA that is not included in the academic scholarship estimate below. Be sure to review all aid options and talk to your Admissions Counselor to see how affordable Milligan is!

PLEASE NOTE: this scholarship calculator provides only an ESTIMATE. It is based on merit awards for 2019-20 and amounts are subject to change at any time.

Important Information

SAT-ACT Conversion Chart

Milligan uses the highest total SAT score OR the highest composite ACT score.  We do not “superscore” for awarding purpose.

SAT: Older SAT scores (prior to March 2016) use Critical Reading + Math total.  New SAT scores (after March 2016) use highest total score.

ACT New SAT Old SAT
36 1570 1600
35 1530 1540
34 1490 1490
33 1450 1440
32 1420 1400
31 1390 1360
30 1360 1330
29 1330 1290
28 1300 1250
27 1260 1210
26 1230 1170
25 1200 1130
24 1160 1090
23 1130 1050
22 1100 1020
21 1060 980
20 1030 940
19 990 900
18 960 860
17 920 820
16 880 770
15 830 720
14 780 670
13 730 620
12 690 560
11 650 510

Updated June 2018

GED or HiSET Conversion Chart

Did you take the GED or HiSET? Please see the conversion chart of test score to a GPA below.  Enter the equivalent GPA and your highest ACT composite score to determine your academic scholarship.

GPA GED HiSET
4.0 200 20
3.75-3.99 192.6-199.9 18.76-19.99
3.50-3.74 185.1-192.5 17.51-18.75
3.25-3.49 177.6-184.0 16.26-17.50
3.00-3.24 170.0-177.5 15.0-16.25

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.