Scholarships

Institutional/Merit Scholarships

Fall 2023

RMU institutional scholarships and grants are funds given to students who show promise of high achievement in academics, athletics or other areas.  Starting with the 2023-2024 academic year, the following academic based RMU Merit Scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office based on academic achievements at the point of admission to the university. 

Undergraduate freshmen applicants

  • $20,000 with a weighted GPA of 4.0 and above
  • $18,000 with a weighted GPA of 3.50 - 3.99
  • $15,000 with a weighted GPA of 3.25 - 3.49
  • $13,000 with a weighted GPA of 2.90 - 3.24
  • $10,000 with a weighted GPA of 2.50 - 2.89
  • $7,000 with a weighted GPA of 2.00 - 2.49

Undergraduate transfer applicants

  • $13,000 Transfer college GPA of 3.25 to 4.0.
  • $10,000 Transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.24.
  • $7,000 Transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
  • $4,000 Transfer college GPA less than 2.5.

Spring and Summer 2023

The following academic based RMU scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office for spring and summer 2023 based on academic achievements at the point of admission to the university. 

To calculate an estimate of your total net cost, please click here.

Undergraduate freshmen applicants

  • Liberty Scholarship
    • $16,000 with a weighted GPA 4.05 and above
    • $15,000 with a weighted GPA 4.0-4.049
  • Independence Scholarship - $13,000
    • This is based on a weighted GPA 3.55-3.99
  • Justice Scholarship - $11,000
    • This is based on a weighted GPA 2.95-3.54 
  • Founders Scholarship - $8,000
    • This is based on a weighted GPA 2.55-2.94

Undergraduate transfer applicants

  • Constitution Scholarship - $13,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.25 to 4.0.
  • Declaration Scholarship - $10,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.24.
  • Revolutionary Scholarship - $7,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
  • Pioneer Scholarship - $4,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA less than 2.5.

Students are notified of their eligibility for institutional scholarships and grants at the point of admission. Students may receive the above listed institutional scholarships for a maximum of four years as long as an overall 2.0 GPA is maintained.

    Need-Based Grants

    Below is a list of need-based aid that is available to students at Robert Morris University.  These need-based forms of aid are considered grants and do not have to be repaid.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

    Federal Grants

    Pell Grants
    The Pell Grant Program provides need based grants to low-income students.  Grant amounts are dependent on: the student's expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

    Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a program for undergraduates with exceptional financial need.  Please contact the Financial Aid office for further information.

    State Grants

    PA State Grant (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

    The PA State Grant Program offers financial assistance to eligible Pennsylvania undergraduate students to help meet the costs of higher education. The FAFSA serves as the program's application.  For program qualifications, please click here.

    Please note the following, in addition to the program qualifications in the above link:

    • Students enrolled in fully online programs or who are taking greater then 50% online instructions are potentially PA State Grant eligible, however, due to limited resources, your eligibility will be reduced when compared to awards calculated for attendance less than or equal to 50% distance education. For Online Classes/Distance Education FAQs, please click here
    • For students taking eight week courses, you must be enrolled in both eight week sessions to be eligible.

    International Scholarships

    RMU offers scholarships for certain international students who meet academic and admissions criteria, which are awarded to admitted students at the point of acceptance to the university. These scholarships are based upon academic performance and other criteria.

    Undergraduate Freshmen Applicants may be eligible for:

    • Liberty Scholarship: up to a $14,000 award based on 3.5-4.0 GPA
    • Independence Scholarship: up to a $12,000 award based on GPA of 3.0-3.49
    • Justice Scholarship: up to an $8,000 award based on a GPA of 2.5-2.99
    • Founders Scholarship: up to a $6,000 award based on a GPA of 2.0-2.4

    Undergraduate Transfer Applicants may be eligible for:

    • Constitution Scholarship: up to a $12,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 3.5 to 4.0
    • Declaration Scholarship: up to a $9,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.49
    • Revolutionary Scholarship: up to a $6,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
    • Pioneer Scholarship: up to a $3,000 award based on a transfer college GPA less than 2.5

    Students may receive the above listed institutional scholarships for a maximum of four years if they maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.