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

Hispanic

Military

Minorities

Nursing

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Scouting

Students with Disabilities

Undergraduate

Women

Needs-Based Scholarships

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 in fully online programs or who are taking greater than 50% online instruction are eligible only if accepted into the State Grant Distance Education Pilot Program and meet the normal PHEAA grant requirements.  RMU will nominate eligible students for this pilot program but please note that funding for the pilot program is limited and acceptance into this program is not guaranteed.
  • For students taking eight week courses, you must be enrolled in both eight week sessions to be eligible.