Generous support from Converse alumnae and donors and a strong endowment allow us to provide a wide array of scholarships and need-based grants.
Merit scholarships for freshmen are awarded based on high school academic achievement. Generally, if students demonstrate at least a 3.0 GPA and 1000 SAT or 21 ACT, they are eligible to be considered for a merit scholarship. Scholarships are automatically awarded at the time of admission. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000 and are renewable for three additional years.
The Presidential Scholarship Competition is for accepted students who have earned our highest merit awards. Students invited to attend have the opportunity to interview with members of the faculty and compete for both comprehensive and full-tuition scholarships. In addition, 30 students at each competition are awarded a minimum additional scholarship of $1000, renewable for three years, based on their academic profiles, faculty interviews and potential for success at Converse.
In addition to merit scholarships, Converse also awards talent-based scholarships in art and design, music and theatre based on an audition or portfolio review.
As an NCAA Division II school, Converse awards scholarships in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Scholarships are also offered through our IHSA equestrian program.
If you live in the state of South Carolina, you may qualify for the SC Hope, Life or Palmetto Fellows scholarships. The SC Tuition Grant (Approximately $2,900) is awarded to students in SC who choose to attend a private college.