Scholarships are need-based funds that do not need to be repaid. There are three sources from which a Bowdoin student's scholarships may come:

  • Bowdoin: This is called "Bowdoin Scholarship" on a Bowdoin financial aid award and it is funded by the College.
  • Federal government: There are two primary federal grants that a Bowdoin student may see in their aid award. You may learn more information by clicking the links below.
  • State government: The states of Maine and Vermont may have funds available for students from those states that can be used toward costs at Bowdoin. Eligible students from those states are required to apply for the state grant.

Bowdoin, federal, and state grants are all used to meet a student's demonstrated need, which is determined by Bowdoin's policies and procedures.