Specialty Scholarships

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

All admitted students will be automatically reviewed to receive 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 3. Limited finalist spots are available for Regular Decision and Early Decision 2 students who apply to the college by January 1 and submit the supplemental application(s) by January 3. 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


Performing and Visual Arts Design and Technology Scholarship*


Service Leadership Scholars


Smith Quest Scholars


Social Justice Scholars


Theater Scholarship*


U-Imagine Ambassadors


U-Lead Scholars


Ursinus Science Scholars