A scholarship is gift aid given to you to help fund your education. Most scholarships awarded at SU come from Salisbury University and the SU Foundation’s endowments with unique eligibility and scholarship renewal requirements. There are also many scholarships available to you from other, external organizations. Keep in mind, scholarship money does not have to be repaid.
Presidential & Transfer Academic Merit scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students - SU offers a range of general merit scholarships to in-state, out-of-state and international students that do not require a separate application. Prospective incoming freshmen and transfer students will automatically be reviewed for these awards provided timely applications for admission are filed.
Eligibility - Freshmen candidates are reviewed based on high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Award consideration is based upon a numerical standard and the competition of the applicant pool. Transfer students must have a transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher. Merit scholarship awards are limited to the fall and spring semesters for undergraduate studies only.
Timing - Incoming freshmen are advised to file early action admission applications (by November 15) for guaranteed scholarship consideration. The scholarship reviews will continue beyond the early action date if funding is still available.
Renewal – All students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 24 credits each year in order to annually renew their academic merit scholarships. Scholarships do have a maximum amount of semesters for which you may receive them so please refer to the Scholarship Policies page for more details.
The Delmarva Partnership Scholarship is available to students who from the Eastern Shore of Virginia and state of Delaware with no separate application necessary. Award amounts vary based on whether the student is an incoming freshman or transfer student. Recipients of the Delmarva Partnership Scholarship cannot receive the Salisbury University Transfer Grant or Transfer Merit Scholarship.
The SU Fund is a need-based, last dollar institutional grant for full-time undergraduate, first bachelor’s degree seeking students who demonstrate financial need. The determination of the grant amount is based on financial need, the receipt of other gift aid and the student’s academic level determined via their HS GPA and test scores. The minimum award amount is $300. The amount of funding available to award varies each year and is based on the allocation of funds from the institution and the number of eligible applicants. Funding is limited and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis annually so file the FAFSA early and prior to March 1. The receipt of the SU fund is not guaranteed year to year and requires the annual submission of the FAFSA.
The SU Transfer grant is available to incoming transfer students with a FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC) between $0 - $5,999.
International scholarships are available, please contact the Admission’s office for more details.
For all other institutional scholarship opportunities, Check out SU's Academic Works scholarship site and complete the general application to be matched up with scholarships you may be eligible for at the University.