Specialty Scholarships

Ursinus offers 13 unique, special interest scholarships for first-year applicants.

All admitted students will be automatically reviewed to receive at least $24,000/year, with top scholarships of up to $40,000/year in merit awards. In addition, we offer 13 application-based specialty scholarships for you to pursue your passions!

For top specialty scholarship consideration, students should apply to the college Early Action by November 1 or Early Decision 1 by December 1 and complete the required supplemental application(s) by January 15. Limited finalist spots are available for Regular Decision and Early Decision 2 students who apply to the college by January 13 and submit the supplemental application(s) by January 15. Students may apply for up to two specialty scholarships.

Most specialty scholarships can be combined with other merit awards; however, the Creative Writing Award and the Dance, Music and Theater Scholarships will replace your merit award, and are marked with an asterisk below. Specialty scholarships are awarded to first-year residential students.


Abele Scholars

Creative Writing Award*

Dance Scholarship*

Music Scholarship*

Parlee Fellows Scholarship

Service Leadership Scholars

Smith Quest Scholars

Social Justice Scholars

Theater Scholarship*

U-Imagine Ambassadors

U-Lead Scholars

Ursinus Science Scholars