Special Opportunities for Franklin & Marshall Students

Franklin & Marshall provides several special opportunities for intellectually curious, driven students to further pursue their academic and co-curricular interests.

Gray Scholars Program

National Merit Recognition

Posse Foundation Scholars Program

Moore Mentorships

Early Music Notification

 

Gray Scholars Program 

The William H. Gray Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial aid to outstanding students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These students also receive special opportunities for excursions and on-campus activities led by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Gray Scholars are chosen on the basis of potential for achievement as demonstrated by academic strength, leadership ability, and strong moral character.

National Merit Recognition

Franklin & Marshall recognizes students who are designated National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Upon indicating Franklin & Marshall as their first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by the deadline set by the NMSC, finalists are awarded with a $2,000 college-sponsored award or a corporate-sponsored award in varying amounts.

 

Posse Foundation Scholars Program 

Franklin & Marshall is proud to be a Partner College with Posse New York and Posse Miami. Each year, a group of Posse Scholars is selected based on their leadership and academic potential. These students receive full-tuition scholarships to Franklin & Marshall and also receive special opportunities for on- and off-campus activities. More information about the Posse Foundation can be found at http://www.possefoundation.org.

 

Moore Mentorships

Moore Mentorships are granted to admitted students of high academic achievement who accept an invitation to conduct Chemistry research with a faculty member between the end of their senior year in high school and the beginning of their freshman year at the College. These mentorships are supported by a gift from Dr. W. Scott Moore '74 in recognition of the important role of research in undergraduate education.

Early Music Notification 

High school seniors with prior musical experience who would like to receive early admission notification ahead of the April 1 decision date are encouraged to apply early. Interested students must submit their Common Application and financial aid materials by December 1. Based upon the Admission Committee’s review and an audition with the Music Department, a non-binding admission decision will be rendered months ahead of the Regular Decision date. 

Specific information on music at Franklin & Marshall can be found on the Music Department's home page, while information on auditions, deadlines, and requirements for Early Music Notification can be found here.