Beyond this recognition in the admission process, there are many benefits for Alumni Memorial Scholars. Special events and a grant program
offer numerous opportunities to further one's own intellectual growth within a supportive community.
Though not a merit scholarship, the award does recognize academic merit combined with leadership and accomplishment in top candidates regardless of financial aid status. Students are selected without a separate application or nomination and are notified when they receive their decision letter. Financial aid
for Alumni Memorial Scholars, consistent with Colgate's financial aid philosophy, is provided solely on the basis of demonstrated need. All other benefits listed above extend to all admitted scholars regardless of financial need.