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Merit Scholars

Siena offers different types of merit scholarships.  The Admissions Committee will automatically review applicants for the Presidential and Franciscan Scholarships.  Accepted students are encouraged to continually send updated transcripts and SAT/ACT scores, so we can reevaluate them for merit scholarships.

 

Group Work

Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars have proven themselves inside and outside of the classroom.  They have created opportunities for learning and exploring and have proven to be leaders both in and out of the classroom. This award is renewed annually with a cumulative GPA of 3.1.  Students need to complete their freshman application for admission by January 15 in order to be reviewed. The Admissions Committee looks for:

  • Demanding curriculum with honors and AP courses
  • Academic achievement (90+ GPA)
  • SAT critical reading and math of 1150+ or ACT score of 25+
  • Involvement in the school and community 
  • A well-written essay

Those who meet the above criteria will be invited to campus to attend a program of their choice in December, January, or February as part of the Presidential Scholars Series.  Presidential Scholars can also ask to be considered for the College-Wide Honors Program.

 

Franciscan Scholars

 

Franciscan Scholars participate in a variety of activities, while maintaining a solid academic profile. The award is renewed annually with a cumulative GPA of 3.1.  The Admissions Committee looks for:

  • Demanding curriculum
  • Academic achievement (86+ GPA)
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT score  (critical reading and math score of 1130+ or 25+)
  • Involvement in the school and community
  • Demonstrated our Franciscan Values of Diversity, Optimism, Respect and Service  
  • A well-written essay