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Scholarship Opportunities

Approximately 99 percent of all Ursinus students receive some form of assistance. For 2019-2020 Ursinus administered over $71 million in financial aid— over $47.5 million in the form of institutional scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid. The funding for our institutional scholarships are partially underwritten by generous Ursinus alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations. Thousands of supporters are stepping up each year to help you afford Ursinus.

Students who submit the FAFSA will be considered for all aid programs administered by the college.


Quick Facts


of our students receive some form of scholarship.

Ursinus Offers Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admission to full-time students on the basis of academic achievements and leadership potential.

All domestic applicants to the college are considered for any eligible scholarships. Students awarded Ursinus College Scholarships must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible for renewal. Application deadline: Students may apply under our Early Action, Early Decision or Regular Decision deadlines.

*Scholarships are awarded at the time of your admission to the college and will not be impacted by any changes made after you are enrolled as a student unless renewal requirements are not met.

What are Stackable vs Non-Stackable Scholarships?

The college offers several unique scholarships that have distinct deadlines and application requirements. Certain scholarships are stackable, others are not.

Non-stackable scholarships cannot be combined with other non-stackable scholarships. Students will only receive one non-stackable scholarship.

Stackable scholarships can be combined with both non stackable and other stackable scholarships. Stackable scholarships cannot be combined with Tuition Exchange or Tuition Remission.

Our Merit Based Scholarships

When you apply to Ursinus as a first-year student, you are automatically considered for the following scholarships.

Our Specialty Scholarships

In order to be considered for any specialty scholarships, the student must first apply to the College. The following scholarships require an additional application. To apply for any of these scholarships, students will login with the username and password sent to them upon submission of their application to Ursinus. Students may apply for up to two specialty scholarships. Please check the email address associated with your application.

Specialty scholarships are available to first-year incoming students and applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available on September 1, 2020 and will be due by January 1, 2021.

Our Transfer Scholarships

When you apply as a transfer student to Ursinus, you are automatically considered for the following scholarships.

Information on Deferring Enrollment

Students have the ability to defer admission to Ursinus College for up to one academic year. If you choose to defer, your merit award will remain the same, including the Gateway, Reverend Rice and Zacharias Honor’s scholarships. Your need-based aid may change depending on your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) as determined by the FAFSA. If you were awarded Tuition Exchange, it is not guaranteed, should you defer. If your home institution approves your applicant next year, and if Ursinus College has enough spaces, we will make every effort to award you Tuition Exchange, but again, it is not guaranteed. Specialty Scholarships cannot be deferred.