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Ursinus Gateway Scholarship

This program is geared toward making Ursinus an affordable option for high-achieving students.

The Ursinus Gateway Scholarship guarantees eligible domestic and international students $35,000 per year for four years, which cuts the annual cost of attending Ursinus nearly in half.

Every student who applies to Ursinus will be considered for the scholarship. The Gateway Scholarship guarantees $35,000/year to admissible applicants who earn an SAT of 1250+, an ACT of 28+, or who have an unweighted GPA of 3.85 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of their application. Applicants with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.84 who have taken a very rigorous curriculum will be considered for the scholarship on a case-by-case basis. For example, at least 50% of all completed courses at IB, AP or Honors level. Scores submitted after the application deadline of the round in which you apply (EA, ED1, ED2, RD) will not be considered.

What are the college prep-level requirements?

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of math
  • Three years of lab science
  • Three years of social science
  • Two years of foreign language
  • Two years of academic electives

Is there a limit to the number of students who are eligible for this aid each year?

No. Each student who meets the qualifications receives the financial aid.

Does the scholarship apply to transfer students?

No. Only incoming, first-year, full-time students are eligible for the scholarship.

Will students who receive this aid also be eligible for other financial support?

Yes. Students still apply for need-based aid via the FAFSA, and those who qualify will receive additional resources.

Can this scholarship be combined with other merit-based aid?

It depends. Ursinus offers a variety of generous merit- and talent-based scholarship opportunities to incoming students, some with automatic consideration and others requiring separate application. The Gateway Scholarship cannot be combined with any non-stackable scholarships. See the full list of opportunities.

“Through this groundbreaking financial assistance program, Ursinus seeks to alleviate the burden many college students face and grant greater financial access to the many outstanding, high-achieving students who seek a dynamic and transformative liberal arts education. This scholarship brings Ursinus within reach to many students and their families.”