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Academic Scholarships

All new students are considered for an academic scholarship as part of the application review process. 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 review process) and class rank. Course selection and overall GPA are weighed heavily in the review process.

You do not have to apply for financial aid to be considered for academic scholarships. Academic scholarships are renewable for four years provided you maintain the required cumulative GPA and remain enrolled in a full time undergraduate program. Academic scholarships are only awarded at the time of admission. All academic scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for the Pell Honors Program.

Academic scholarships are based on residency status. If your status changes from resident to commuter, your scholarship amount will decrease by $3,500 on average based on the lower cost of attendance.

Regina Scholarship

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Salve Regina and the Multicultural Affairs Council of Aquidneck Island are committed to the educational advancement of multicultural students and students committed to diversity. Recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship have made many contributions to the Salve Regina community, the Aquidneck Island community and their own local communities.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a member of one of the four federally recognized minority groups (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and/or Native American), or a student that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Demonstrate the academic potential for success.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.

International students are welcome to apply.

For additional information and to apply visit

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Salve Regina conducts an annual scholarship competition for incoming students interested in music, theater, studio art or art history. Additional information can be found at

Outside Scholarships

By investing a small amount of time researching outside scholarship opportunities, many of our 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.