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OCHRE Scholarships

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 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

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