Carthage awards eight full-tuition scholarships to City of Kenosha residents. These scholarships are worth more than $160,000 each, making Carthage quite affordable.
The Kenosha Scholarship deadline has passed for fall 2018 freshmen.
If you are a freshman entering in fall 2019, online applications for these scholarships will be available October 2018. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships.
The Kenosha Scholarships recognize the City of Kenosha’s agreement to lease land to the College for The Oaks Residential Village and student parking. In late January, select candidates will participate in an on-campus competition for these scholarships.
The annual Kenosha Scholarship Competition takes place in mid-January. During the campus visit, prospective Kenosha Scholars will complete an essay and have a conversation with two faculty/staff members. Additionally, competitors will have the opportunity to interact with Carthage faculty, potential classmates, and Carthage Honors students. Parents are invited to an interactive session to learn more about the benefits of a Carthage education.
how to apply
Candidates interested in the Kenosha Scholarship Competition must complete the following no later than December 3:
- Submit an application for admission to Carthage and supporting materials (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT report).
- Submit the Kenosha Scholarship Application (available October 2018).
- Submit a 250-word essay: Evaluate how a significant experience or achievement in your life has helped shape who you are today (this is part of the online application).
- Submit a list of all high school and community organizations and activities (including work) in which you have participated (this is part of the online application).
The Office of Admissions will review your application, ACT/SAT scores and high school grades. Qualified applicants will be notified in early January 2018, and will also be considered for the following Presidential Scholarships, ranging from full-tuition, room and board, to 75% of tuition (Kenosha scholarship applicants do not need to apply separately for the Presidential Scholarship Competition):
- The Lincoln Scholarship (three awarded)
- The Clausen Scholarship (three awarded)
- The Ruud Scholarship (three awarded)
- The Hay Scholarship (eleven awarded)
- The Lentz/Dahl/Anderson/Campbell Scholarship (fifteen awarded)
The Carthage commitment to scholars extends beyond the Kenosha and Presidential Scholarships. Top students typically receive a substantial package of multiple non-need-based awards, ranging from $15,000 to $21,000 or more.
The Kenosha Scholarships may incorporate all Carthage assistance.