Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

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 2021-2022 academic year, the following academic based RMU scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office 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

  • Presidential Scholarship
    The top applications are invited to compete for four year, full tuition scholarships.
  • Liberty Scholarship - $16,000
    • This is based on a weighted GPA 4.05 and above
  • Independence Scholarship - $13,000
    • This is based on a weighted GPA 3.55-4.04
  • 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 - Fall 2021

  • Constitution Scholarship - $12,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.25 to 4.0.
  • Declaration Scholarship - $9,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.24.
  • Revolutionary Scholarship - $6,000
    • This is based on a transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
  • Pioneer Scholarship - $3,000
    • 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. The Presidential Scholarship recipients must maintain an overall 3.25 GPA.

External Scholarships

In addition to institutional scholarships and grants, RMU is pleased to provide an online directory of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities. This service is intended to assist students who are seeking additional financial aid from sources outside the University. The Directory of Scholarship Opportunities includes regional, national, and international opportunities, and is not meant to be a complete or an exhaustive list of all opportunities available.  Robert Morris University does not endorse any of these scholarships and by clicking on the links, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the individual website and the scholarship offered.

If you are an organization that would like to be added to this list, please e-mail finaid@rmu.edu with the details of the scholarship.  Please note that sending the information to us does not guarantee it will be placed on this list but we will review each request received.

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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.