The Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship

President Elizabeth Kiss welcomes the class of 2021 to Agnes Scott College.
President Elizabeth Kiss welcomes the class of 2021 to Agnes Scott College.

 

Pioneer, innovator, trendsetter - all are words that embody the essence of a true leader, a trailblazer, and the kind of students we seek to live, learn and grow as future Scotties at Agnes Scott College. The Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship, named in honor of Agnes Scott’s eighth president Dr. Elizabeth Kiss (pronounced “quiche”), is our promise to the young women of today who exemplify the qualities inherent in tomorrow’s leaders.

For more than 125 years, Agnes Scott has been dedicated to providing a transformative educational experience to women at an affordable cost, which is why we have long been recognized as a Best Value College. The Trailblazer Scholarship is a continuation of our commitment to this cause.

With Agnes Scott College’s Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship, admitted students to the college who meet certain qualifications are eligible for a $25,000 merit-based scholarship, renewable for up to four years of their undergraduate education.

To qualify, applicants need only apply to Agnes Scott College and have one of the following at the time of applying:

  • A 3.75 GPA (as reported by their high school)
  • A 1250 SAT score OR
  • A 26 ACT score
All application materials should be submitted before Jan. 15, the Early Action II deadline. Applicants who qualify for the Trailblazer Scholarship will be notified at the time of admission.

TRAILBLAZER SCHOLARSHIP DEFINED

The Trailblazer Scholarship is named for Elizabeth Kiss, Agnes Scott’s president since 2006, whose leadership exemplifies the qualities we seek in future Scotties – those who think deeply, live honorably, and engage in the intellectual and social challenges of our times.

Among her many achievements, Kiss most notably spearheaded the development of SUMMIT, which has reinvented a liberal arts education by preparing every Agnes Scott student to be an effective change agent in a global society. In its third year, SUMMIT continues to garner national attention for Agnes Scott, by being named the No. 2 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Country  by U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Colleges” rankings and receiving the 2017 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible Applicants
Traditional undergraduate applicants are eligible for the scholarship. Homeschool, international and transfer students are also eligible as long as they meet the qualifying SAT/ACT score. Note: The Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship is available only to admitted students entering Agnes Scott College from the Fall 2018 onward.

Requirements
Applicants need only apply for admission to Agnes Scott College via the Common Application, meeting all general requirements for admission. Applicants must be admitted to the college before any official award announcement.

Admitted students who have a 3.75 GPA (as reported by their high school), or a 1250 SAT or 26 ACT, will receive the Trailblazer Scholarship. Applicants who do not meet the minimum test score requirements for this scholarship will not be considered for the scholarship. No separate application for the Trailblazer Scholarship is necessary.

To retain the Trailblazer Scholarship, recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA for the entire four years of eligibility.

Note: Applicants who do not qualify for the Trailblazer Scholarship will likely qualify for other merit-based scholarships from Agnes Scott. Applicants who DO qualify for the Trailblazer Scholarship are also still eligible to receive other select institutional scholarships available from the college.

DEADLINE

Applicants should submit the Common Application to Agnes Scott before Jan. 15, the college’s Early Action II deadline, for the best opportunity to qualify for merit-based scholarships. Applicants who qualify for the Trailblazer Scholarship will receive notification at the time of their admission.

Do you meet the qualifications? APPLY NOW to Agnes Scott, and you might receive the Trailblazer Scholarship!

 

See Frequently Asked Questions about the Trailblazer Scholarship (PDF)