Laker Academic Scholarship Program - Garrett College

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Laker Academic Scholarship Program

What is the Laker Academic Scholarship Program?

The Laker Academic Scholarship program is a merit-based program and is awarded to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who is eligible for the Laker Academic Scholarship Program?

For a student to be eligible, he or she must:

  • Submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at by May 1st (priority deadline);
  • Self-report an unweighted cumulative high school GPA higher than 1.99 at the time of applying for admission to Garrett College;
  • Not be eligible for in-county tuition, as determined by Garrett College in accordance with Education Article, Title 15, Annotated Code; and
  • Not be a recipient of any other educational grant or scholarship that covers the full cost of attendance at Garrett College, including but not limited to any federal, state, or private promise program.

How much is the Laker Academic Scholarship Award?

Scholarship awards will be estimated at the time financial aid is awarded to the student, based on the student’s self-reported high school GPA and will be awarded as follows:

High School GPA Annual Scholarship Amount
2.00 – 2.49 $500.00
2.50 – 2.99 $750.00
3.0 – 3.49 $1,000.00
3.50 – 3.99 $1,250.00
4.0 $1,500.00

Official scholarship amounts will be confirmed when final official transcripts are received by the GC Admissions Office.

All students must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal eligibility of the Laker Academic Scholarship.


Students with a valid F-1 VISA showing academic excellence (or with a GPA equivalent may receive awards up to $3,000 based on funding availability