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Bright. Motivated. Intellectually curious. Creative. Active participants and leaders in their schools and communities. Committed to making a difference in the world around them. These are the qualities of Knox students—and these are the qualities we recognize with merit-based scholarships.

We look closely at your academic achievements—the challenging courses you’re taking, the good grades you’re earning, and all the qualities that demonstrate that you’re learning to love to learn.

How Much Scholarship Will I Receive?

You’ll be considered for scholarships based on the information you provide in your application for admission and through an admission interview. If you’re an artist, you can also provide portfolio submissions or complete auditions that will be evaluated by Knox faculty (see below).

Your scholarship will be based on your academic achievements:

Typical Academic Achievements Range of Scholarship Awards
3.9 GPA
31 ACT/SAT 1430
$24,000 — $35,000
3.7 GPA
29 ACT/SAT 1360
$22,000 — $32,000
3.5 GPA
26 ACT/SAT 1260
$20,000 — $30,000
3.3 GPA
24 ACT/SAT 1180
$15,000 — $25,000
3.0 GPA
23 ACT/SAT 1140
$0 — $20,000

GPA = Unweighted grade point average in college prep courses (4.0 scale)

Note: Knox is a member of the NCAA - Division III, which precludes us from recognizing athletic talents and achievements with scholarships.

Auditions or Portfolios in the Arts
Knox scholarships are designed to recognize your achievements, including special talents in the writing, music, theatre, dance, and visual art. You can provide examples of your talents by submitting a portfolio and/or completing an audition either on campus or electronically.

Power of Experience Grants
In addition to scholarships, all incoming students automatically receive a Power of Experience Grant, which provides you with up to $2,000 to support a qualifying experiential learning opportunity during your junior or senior year. The grant helps to fund the additional expenses that are often associated with research or creative work, internships, community service, or study abroad.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarships are renewable annually as long as you remain in good academic standing. Your scholarships must be applied toward the cost of tuition, and the combination of Knox scholarships and grants and federal and state grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. You may also qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study, and loans.

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