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 an unweighted 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: $24,000-$30,000/year
All students are reviewed for eligibility to receive at least $24,000-$30,000/year.

Founders Award: $3,000/year
New this year: Students residing within 50 miles of campus are eligible to receive a $3,000 Founders Award from the college, in addition to their Ursinus Scholarship ($24,000-$30,000 per year). Please note that students who receive our Zacharias Honors Scholars Award, Gateway Scholarship, Reverend Charles Rice Memorial Scholarship, or Tuition Exchange are ineligible for this award. This award is for resident students. 

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.