Any first-year or transfer student who is accepted to the College and has attained the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America automatically receives a $10,000 per year Tartan Leadership Scholarship. Eagle Scouts who qualify for that scholarship or any of the other MacMurray Academic Achievement Scholarships will have their scholarship moved up one level.
See MacMurray Achievement Scholarships.
For example, if an Eagle Scout qualifies for a $15,000 per year Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, he would receive a $17,500 per year Trustee Achievement Scholarship. These awards are regardless of need; applicants may also qualify for federal and state need-based aid or private scholarships.
There is no additional application or essay. An Eagle Scout applicant to MacMurray – either through the Common Application or the MacMurray application – automatically qualifies for the scholarship. Applicants will receive a confirmation of their level of scholarship along with their acceptance letter.
MacMurray College is located in friendly and safe Jacksonville, IL, a college town of 25,000 located 35 miles west of the state Capitol of Springfield, 90 miles north of St. Louis and within 250 miles of Chicago and Indianapolis.
About MacMurray College—Founded in 1846, MacMurray College’s mission is to transform the lives of students by providing an exceptional, liberal arts general education and courses of study that prepare graduates for professional careers, for graduate education and for facing the challenges of the 21st century. Located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, MacMurray’s open and informal academic environment stresses academic excellence and professional preparation fostered through hands-on experience and personal attention to the well-rounded development of all students. MacMurray is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.