Opportunity and Community Helping to Reach Equity
Salve Regina strives to create and foster a community that is diverse, well rounded and inspired to change the world. The OCHRE scholarship program is an important contributor to this effort by providing students with the opportunity to continue making a difference after high school.
These need-aware scholarships take their name from Ochre Court, the historic building donated to the Sisters of Mercy to house a university that would make social justice a core component of its educational mission. The goal of these awards is to expand diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism on campus by making a Salve Regina education affordable for qualified students.
Students who are chosen receive grant and scholarship support up to full tuition. Recipients will benefit from access to leadership development workshops through the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, participation in student organizations and community service opportunities, and are invited to apply to the Pell Honors Program.
Apply for first-year admission by the appropriate deadline – Nov. 1 for early action I and early decision, Jan. 5 for early action II or Feb. 1 for regular decision – and submit all required supporting documents.
Identify with a multicultural heritage (American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) or be a student who demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in their school or community.
File the required financial aid form (see below) and have demonstrated financial need.
The admissions process at Salve Regina is holistic, meaning that we review all information that applicants submit, including academic credentials, school and community involvements, and letters of recommendation. There is no separate scholarship application, however, if you wish to submit a supplementary 300-word essay or five-minute video describing your leadership, service or commitment, please contact the scholarship coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 341-2908.
OCHRE Scholarships are renewable for four consecutive years or completion of the bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. Scholarship recipients must remain in good academic standing by completing a minimum of 24 credits each year with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher each semester.
Required Financial Aid Form
Our Office of Financial Aid reviews the financial status of each student who is eligible for the OCHRE scholarship and requires applicants to complete one of the following:
• U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• International students: The International Student Financial Aid Application, available from the Office of Admissions at email@example.com
When financial need is determined, you will be sent a financial aid package containing grants, loans and/or student employment. Questions regarding financial aid or the required financial aid forms may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (401) 341-2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abigail Brodeur '22
Major: Marketing, minors in accounting and business administration
Involvement: American Marketing Association, Campus Activities Board, Navigator Leadership Development Program, Pell Honors Program, SRU Dance
This scholarship made my decision to choose Salve much easier. I fell in love with the campus and the people I met on a campus tour. When it came to down to making the final decision based on finances, it was clear to me that Salve offered the most value. My favorite event on campus is the SRU Dance show, which showcases student-choreographed pieces. Parents, students and even professors attend the performance to show their support. I plan to participate in the combined bachelor's/master's program to complete my MBA in five years at Salve.
Tim Mentor '20
Hometown: New York City
Major: Political science, minor in sociology and anthropology
Involvement: Black Student Union, Multicultural Education Week, Resident Advisor, Student Ambassador
This scholarship not only made Salve affordable, it has given me the role models, network and peers on which I've based both my character as a student and my principles as a person. Last year, I participated in the Henry Clay Statesmanship College Student Congress and traveled to the University of Kentucky to draft policy recommendations for the State Department. I hope to utilize my political science degree to pursue higher education degrees in international relations and diplomacy, with an eye towards international policy.
Michelle Ostolaza '21
Hometown: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Major: Administration of justice, minor in sociology and anthropology
Involvement: Black Student Union, Multicultural Student Organization, Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, Office of Student Engagement, Student Government Association
This scholarship made college a reality for me. It has allowed me to meet people that have pushed me to become a better student and individual, and I have been able to learn more about myself and my culture. I use this knowledge and information to educate my peers. After graduation, I hope to spend some time with City Year, helping at-risk students and attending one of their partner schools for a master's in cybersecurity. With time, I would like to enter law enforcement and work my way to be a detective.