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Carthage awards two full-tuition per year Math/Science Scholarships each year to incoming students. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate ability in mathematics and natural sciences, and are renewable for four years.

The Math/Science Scholarship deadline has passed for fall 2024 freshmen. Join our mailing list to receive more information and updates about Carthage scholarships.

Carthage offers a variety of majors and programs in the natural sciences, preparing students for careers in health care, research, teaching, and business. The close-knit community of faculty and students stems naturally from our liberal arts atmosphere and is deepened through the activities of hands-on science. In addition to submitting the scholarship application, you must also apply for admission.

The Majors

If you are interested in Engineering, you should apply for the Engineering Scholarship, instead.

The Competition

The Math/Science Scholarship Competition takes place virtually/online on Friday, February 2, 2024. If selected to compete, candidates will be invited to the virtual/online competition where they will take a comprehensive written examination, choosing four of the following six subject areas that assess their scientific literacy: biology, chemistry, computer science, geoscience, mathematics, and physics.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in the Math/Science Scholarship Competition must complete the following no later than December 3:

To apply for a math/science scholarship, candidates must intend to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, game development, geographic information science, geoscience, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics. (A double major in another subject area is acceptable and can typically be completed in four years.)

Application Review

The math/science faculty and the Office of Admissions will review your application and high school grades. Qualified applicants will be notified in late December. Successful candidates and their families will be invited to the Math/Science Scholarship Competition.

The Math/Science Scholarships may incorporate all Carthage assistance. Scholarships and grants may be combined with federal and state grants, not to exceed full tuition. Carthage also offers additional scholarships. See our scholarship page for details.