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Merit-Based Scholarships

Financial Aid

All new students are considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the application review process, and students do not need to apply for financial aid to be considered. In addition, many of our students have received a significant amount of funding from outside sources.

Academic Scholarships

All new students are considered for academic scholarships as part of the application process. You do not have to apply for financial aid to be considered for academic scholarships.

Academic scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance based on a review of high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores (if considered as part of the application process) and class rank. Course selection and overall GPA are weighed heavily in the review process. Academic scholarships are only awarded at the time of admission.

Academic scholarships are renewable for four years provided you maintain the required cumulative GPA and remain enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program. Award amounts are based on residency status. If your status changes from resident to commuter, your award will decrease by $3,500 on average based on the lower cost of attendance.

Regina Scholarships

Regina scholarships are awarded to the top students in each class based on cumulative GPA. These awards are announced each fall. Additional criteria are available in the undergraduate catalog.

OCHRE Scholarships

OCHRE (Opportunity and Community Helping to Reach Equity) scholarships are an important contributor to the University’s goal to create and foster a community that is diverse, well rounded and inspired to change the world. More information is available at salve.edu/ochre-scholarships.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Salve Regina conducts an arts scholarship competition for admitted students interested in dance, music, theater or studio art. Scholarships may be valued up to $3,000 and are awarded based on auditions or portfolio reviews. More information is available at salve.edu/artsscholar.

Outside Scholarships

By investing a small amount of time researching outside scholarship opportunities, many students have received a significant amount of funding from outside sources. Below is a short list of websites related to scholarships and general financial aid information.