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.

Please apply for a scholarship by contacting admissions by emailing or calling 574-936-8898 Ext. 330.

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.

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

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 2019-2020 academic year. If awarded, half of the total amount will be applied to Fall 2019 and half to Spring 2020 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.

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

Transfer Scholarship

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

Many students are adult students looking to restart or redirect their education. The transfer scholarship is a grant designed to encourage you to continue your education here 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 of Marian University’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.

Catholic Student Scholarship

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


Minimum 2.5 GPA high school or previous college.

Must be an active member of a Catholic Church parish.



Written application and essay

Provide a reference letter (see form) from the pastor or qualified church representative from

their parish.

Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Ancilla to continue the award.

Thank you note to the scholarship representative is required for distribution of the award.


Application Process:

Contact the Campus Ministry Office for information on this scholarship.

Application deadline July 1.


To be eligible, you should:

Be focused on academics and intellectually curious, both in and out of the classroom.

Demonstrate leadership and service in your high school, church, and community.

Have an openness and desire to grow in your faith, leadership abilities, and listening to God’s call in your life.

Once on campus, be willing to participate in leadership and faith development, community building, and service opportunities with Campus Ministry.

Have a desire to live with a faith-based approach after earning your Associate’s degree, whether continuing with your education, or in a work or volunteer service position.

If you want to make a difference in your community, church, and profession, learn more about the Katharina Catholic scholarship program. We’ll help you explore your values, beliefs, and find the career path that is calling you.

We believe the Church and world deserve well-formed and grounded leaders:

  • People who are willing to answer the call to something larger than themselves.
  • People who are willing to explore their beliefs, find their life’s work, and apply faith in that career.


Contact Ancilla Campus Ministry Office with questions.

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 GPA.

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 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 of Marian University’s admissions application, submit their high school transcript.

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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