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Cadet Scholarships

The Citadel Scholarship Program

The Citadel's scholarship program is designed to attract outstanding high school graduates to the college, reward undergraduate academic excellence, and help those worthy students who desire financial assistance to pay for their college education. Annually, The Citadel awards more than 3 million dollars in academic scholarships to entering freshmen and enrolled upperclassmen. More than 25 full academic scholarships* covering catalog costs are awarded to incoming freshmen.

Prospective/Incoming Cadets

Incoming freshman cadets are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on their standard application for admission; school administrators determine scholarship eligibility and make award decisions upon the information provided on your college application. Prospective/incoming cadets do not complete a separate scholarship application.

*Full Scholarships: some full scholarships do require additional candidate involvement such as writing an essay and participating in an on-campus interview.

Award Notification: the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will notify all incoming freshmen about scholarship award decisions by April 30th.

Upperclass Cadets

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors must complete a separate Citadel scholarship application. The 2015-2016 Upperclass Cadet Scholarship Application will open mid-March 2015.

Scholarship Application and Award Timetable

Citadel Scholarship Program Catalog

The Citadel Scholarship Program Catalog is a comprehensive inventory of the scholarships in our program. However, individual scholarships may already be assigned to a student, and therefore not currently open. This catalog is updated on an annual basis.

Beyond The Citadel Scholarship Program

In addition to our college scholarship program, other scholarship opportunities exist and families are encouraged to review the resources linked below: