Scholarships and Grants

Pine Manor College is dedicated to helping students with financial need. Over 70 percent of our full-time students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs. After financial aid is calculated, many of our students find that our bottom-line costs are competitive with state-related schools.

As long as your family financial situation does not change dramatically and you meet continuing eligibility requirements for institutional funds, you can normally expect to receive financial aid of the same amount from year to year at PMC.

As an NCAA Division III institution, Pine Manor College does not award financial aid based on athletic participation, per NCAA Bylaw 15.4.1.

Institutional Scholarships and Grants

 

  • Pine Manor Grant

Grants are awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by a standard formula used by the Financial Aid Office which relates to the federal method of determining aid eligibility. The grant is available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens only. The award amount of the grant varies depending on the extent of financial need. Financial need is re-evaluated each year to determine the level of continuing grants. Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Verification Worksheet for either dependent or independent status. PMC's Federal School Code for use on the FAFSA is 002201.

  • Academic Achievement Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded only upon initial entry to PMC and are renewable for up to four years. The ability to apply for these scholarships is prior to acceptance only. These scholarships will be awarded upon acceptance. Students who have already been accepted are not eligible to apply. The student must maintain full-time enrollment and a designated GPA at the end of each academic year. Minimum criteria for scholarship consideration are as follows:

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
AMOUNT
FOUR YEAR VALUE 
WEIGHTED HS GPA
WEIGHTED COLLEGE GPA
GPA TO RENEW
Presidential Scholarship
$16,000
 $64,000
3.75
3.50
3.25
 Trustee Scholarship
 $12,000  $48,000 3.50 3.20 3.00
 Faculty Scholarship
$10,000 $40,000 3.25 3.00 2.75
Distinguished Scholarship
$8,000
 $32,000 3.00 2.75 2.50
Merit Scholarship  $5,000
$20,000
2.75 2.50 2.25


  • Margaret Elkins Leadership Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is awarded only upon initial entry to PMC. The scholarship will be awarded upon acceptance. Students who have already been accepted are not eligible to apply. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.5 or better at the end of each academic year. He or she must continue to demonstrate inclusive leadership and promote leadership in others while at Pine Manor. Apply online here or download the application form.

  • Pine Manor City Year Scholarship

Each year up to 8 qualified City Year alumni and staff will be offered a scholarship that equals 30 percent of tuition. Scholarships are available to City Year corps members or alumni who have successfully completed at least one year of service to City Year and to City Year staff members who are employed by City Year for at least two years. Each scholarship is renewable for four years for students seeking a Bachelor's Degree and two years for students seeking an Associate Degree.

  • Legacy Scholarship

 $2,000 scholarship is awarded only upon initial entry to PMC to immediate family members (brother, sister, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, great-grandson, great-granddaughter) of a Pine Manor College graduate. The ability to apply for this scholarship is prior to acceptance only. The scholarship will be awarded upon acceptance. Students who have already been accepted are not eligible to apply. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment. Eligible students should contact the Financial Aid Office after receiving their acceptance to the College.

  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship

Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to selected PMC students who have made significant leadership contributions to the College or the community during the past year. Students must be nominated by a member of the faculty or staff using the application form provided by the Financial Aid Office during the Spring semester.

  • General Scholarships

A number of general scholarships are available to returning students from endowment funds established at the College. These scholarships are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of the College and are awarded to students who meet the specific qualifications set by the donor. General scholarships do not typically exceed the amount of a students financial aid, and replace monies awarded through the Pine Manor Grant.

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