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.


Our Merit Scholarships

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

Zacharias Honors Scholarship: $40,000/year
Our highest recognition for academic achievement and leadership, valued at $40,000/year for resident students.

Ursinus Gateway Scholarship: $35,000/year
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.

Rev. Charles Rice Memorial: $35,000/year
The Rice Memorial Scholarship awards $35,000/year to applicants who have meaningfully impacted issues of diversity and inclusion.

Ursinus Scholarship: $21,000-$30,000/year
All students are reviewed for eligibility to receive at least $21,000-$30,000/year.

Legacy Scholarship: $2,500/year
$2,500 awarded to admitted applicants who are the children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces or nephews of Ursinus students and alumni.