To be eligible for scholarship aid at Bowdoin College, the following requirements must be met:

  • Be a degree candidate enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half- time basis.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the College through our institutional policies and procedures.
  • In addition, to qualify for any of the programs funded by the federal government, a student must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
  • All aid recipients, including those receiving federal or state funds, must meet the College’s academic standards, which are detailed in the Academic Handbook under Deficiency in Scholarship and Other Academic Regulations.
  • A student is normally eligible for Bowdoin aid for a maximum of eight semesters. The College's Student Aid Committee may award a ninth semester of aid based on its discretion.