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 2017-2018 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 - $14,000
  • Independence Scholarship - $12,000
  • Justice Scholarship - $8,000/$10,000
  • Founders Scholarship - $6,000

Undergraduate transfer applicants

  • Constitution Scholarship - $9,000
    This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.5 to 4.0.
  • Declaration Scholarship - $7,000
    This is based on a transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.49.
  • Revolutionary Scholarship - $5,000
    This is based on a transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
  • Pioneer Scholarship - $2,000
    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. For students accepted before February 1, a new SAT score may not be submitted after February 1.  Students may receive the above listed institutional scholarships (with the exception of the Presidential Scholarship) for a maximum of four years if they maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.  The Presidential Scholarship is for a maximum of four years if they maintain at least a 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.

Accounting

Athletics

Communications

Doctoral

General

Graduate

Latino

Military

Minorities

Nursing

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Students with Disabilities

Undergraduate

Women

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

PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

PHEAA is a state grant program which offers financial assistance to eligible Pennsylvania undergraduate students 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 than 50% online instruction are PHEAA eligible beginning with the 2018-19 Academic Year. 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 institutional scholarships are funds given to students who show promise of high achievement in academics. The following academic based RMU scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office at the point of acceptance to the university. These scholarships are based solely on GPA which is converted into a 4.0 scale by international admissions counselors after official transcripts are received.

Undergraduate Freshmen Applicants

  • Liberty Scholarship: The Liberty Scholarship is a $14,000 award based on 3.5-4.0 GPA
  • Independence Scholarship: The Independence Scholarship is a $12,000 award based on GPA of 3.0-3.49.
  • Justice Scholarship: The Justice Scholarship is a $8,000 award based on a GPA of 2.5-2.99.
  • Founders Scholarship: The Founders Scholarship is a $6,000 award based on a GPA of 2.0-2.49.

Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

  • Constitution Scholarship: The Constitution Scholarship is a $9,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 3.5 to 4.0.
  • Declaration Scholarship: The Declaration Scholarship is a $7,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 3.0 to 3.49.
  • Revolutionary Scholarship: The Revolutionary Scholarship is a $5,000 award based on a transfer college GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
  • Pioneer Scholarship: The Pioneer Scholarship is a $2,000 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.