No separate application is required for our merit-based scholarships, but all students who would like to be considered for any merit award must apply and submit all supporting documents by the application deadline. Merit awards are not available to students who have already earned a bachelor's degree or are enrolled in the Joint Admission Program.
Preference for our highest level awards will be given to students with:
A minimum of 24 transferable college credits (based on a semester system) in a diversified program of study.
An overall cumulative grade point average of 3.3.
Satisfaction of the minimum criteria does not guarantee a scholarship; the overall applicant pool determines the degree of competition for these awards. Depending upon available funding, other scholarships may be awarded to students with a strong record of academic achievement who fall slightly below these criteria.
Awarded to Phi Theta Kappa scholars holding an associate degree who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5.
Current membership in Phi Theta Kappa (documentation must be submitted along with your academic credentials)
URI must be your first four-year institution
Confirmation of an earned Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA).