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Ancilla College offers a wide variety of scholarships to help you achieve your dreams!

Students applying for Ancilla College Scholarships must submit a FAFSA form.  For more information, please click on the name of the scholarship.

Please note the deadlines for scholarships. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed for an award. All applications re-open Jan. 1 of each year.

Awards and dollar amounts are subject to change.

Autism Program at Ancilla (APAC) Scholarship

The APAC Scholarship is awarded in amounts up to $2,000 which will be applied to the APAC fees for academic year. If awarded, half of the total amount will be applied to Fall and half to Spring balances.

Applicant Requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Participate in the Autism Program at Ancilla College (APAC)
  • Enrolled full-time

Only completed applications will be reviewed. 

Applicant Questions:

Submit answers to the following questions carefully and thoughtfully (200-word minimum each).

  1. List three reasons why you chose to attend Ancilla College:
  2. What career field do you want to enter after school, and why?
  3. Explain three ways your chosen career field is important in today’s society?
  4. Pick a controversial problem on college campuses and suggest a solution.

For more information contact the Director of APAC at Ancilla, at 574-936-8898 x.364 or at

Ancilla Transfer Scholarship

The Transfer Scholarship is designed to help students who want to transfer to Ancilla College.

Many students at Ancilla are adult students looking to restart or redirect their education. The transfer scholarship is a grant designed to encourage you to continue your education at Ancilla College after attending another college or university. It’s available to you if you have not earned a college degree but attempted more than 12 credit hours at any college or university.

You will need to complete Ancilla College’s admissions application (at no cost) and submit a transcript from each college you attended. There is no application filing deadline. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four semesters based on continued academic success.

The Transfer Scholarship is based on your earned GPA at previous schools and is based on full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment will cut these awards by half (check with the Financial Aid Office for details).

 Contact the Office of Enrollment Management about applying.

Ancilla Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarship

Graduating at the top of your class often means being honored by your high school and giving a speech at graduation. Ancilla College will do quite a bit more to honor your hard work.

Ancilla College offers full tuition scholarships to valedictorians.

Graduates in the very top of their class from high schools in 10 north-central Indiana counties can receive a scholarship of free full time tuition, each year, to local graduates who attend the college. It is offered to the top students from public and private high schools in Marshall, Fulton, Porter, Pulaski, Jasper, Starke, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Kosciusko counties.

Students graduating from these counties and named as salutatorians by their high school will be offered up to $10,000 toward full-time enrollment at Ancilla College.

For more details contact the Enrollment Management office at Ancilla at 574-936-8898 x.330.

To better serve students and donors of scholarships, they will be awarded based on merit and need. We look forward to being able to better serve our students through removing barriers. 

Catholic Student Scholarship

The Ancilla Catholic Scholarship is open to high school graduates and transfer students who are active members of the Catholic Church. The scholarship award is an annual $1,000 (or pro-rated for part-time students) in fall and spring semesters only, and is renewable for one additional year.


  • Minimum 2.0 GPA high school or previous college.
  • Must be a member of a Catholic Church parish.


  • Provide a letter of support from a qualified church representative indicating they are a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA at Ancilla to continue the award.
  • Thank you note to the scholarship representative is required for distribution of award.

Application Process:

  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on this scholarship.
  • Application deadline 1st day of first term of attendance.
Earn to Learn Scholarship

The Ancilla College Earn to Learn Program offers a renewable $1000 scholarship each semester to a student in the Earn to Learn program. The award is based on a combination of financial need, scholastic ability, and educational and career goals. Applicants must submit a minimum 200 word typed essay to be included with the application form. The essay should explain why you are attending Ancilla College and what role you believe this working opportunity will play in your choice of major and your future profession.

Internship credit can be arranged in some instances, depending on the type of work the position requires.

Students will work and learn in one of these areas:

Work and learn in the Library, the Registrar’s Office, Ecological Relationships, Institutional Research Office, MoonTree, Student Government, the Goat Barn and/or the Beef & Grain Farm, Communications; Residence Life and Campus Ministry or the Alumni Development Office.

Please indicate in the application below which Earn to Learn Scholarship you are applying.


  • Scholar must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher each semester to qualify for the scholarship.
  • Scholar qualifies for Work Study on FAFSA.
  • Scholar must work at least 10 hours per week.
  • Scholar will receive 1-3 credit hours (dependent on how many hours worked).
  • Scholar receives a job description and a mentor; evaluations are integrated into the program.
  • Scholar learns of PHJC Sisters associated with their scholarship area through stories told by PHJCs.
  • Scholar will join Sisters each semester for dinner and storytelling.

Click Here to Apply for this Scholarship

Note: The application for this scholarship is separate from the general scholarship application. 

The PHJC Student Success Scholarship


The College Success Scholarship is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to support students who may have struggled or suffered a setback during high school, but still work to earn a college degree. There is no application required. The PHJC Scholarship is open to non-student-athletes, based on high school grades (you must earn a GPA of between 2.5 and 2.99), and ACT or SAT scores (whichever are higher).

REAch Scholarship

The Rewarding Excellent Achievements (REAch) Scholarship can be obtained by any high school graduate under the age of 21 (prior to the start of class this coming fall semester) and who has not already obtained more than 12 college credits.

The Reach Scholarship is designed to support students who have worked to achieve academic success in high school and seek a college degree as part of their educational journey. The scholarship is renewable for every year the student remains in full time status and retains a 2.5 Ancilla College GPA or better.

The Reach Scholarship is not affected by financial need and is available to any incoming student who meets the criteria in the chart, below.


  • Open to full-time students only.

In order to be considered for a REAch Scholarship, a student must complete Ancilla College’s admissions application, submit their high school transcript and provide SAT or ACT test scores. Ancilla rewards students who finish high school with high grades and above average achievement scores on college entrance tests like the SAT and ACT.

Contact the Ancilla College Office of Enrollment Management about applying.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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