Department-sponsored Scholarships

You can receive department-sponsored scholarshipA scholarship is a form of financial aid given to students to help pay for their education. Most scholarships are restricted to paying all or part of tuition expenses, though some scholarships also cover room and board. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Many scholarships are restricted to students in specific courses of study or with academic, athletic, or artistic talent. applications from the college, department, or school in which you plan to major. Application deadlines may vary. Please view the list below and click on the links to find the department of your major.

Please note that departments administer their own scholarship processes for donor-funded scholarships. The department awarding the scholarship is always the first point of contact regarding any scholarship- related inquires. If there are questions that need assistance from Student Financial AidMoney provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self help aid (loans and work). and Scholarships (SFAS), the department will make contact with SFAS regarding the information needed.

Once scholarship awards are made, the department notifies SFAS of the award, so that it can be posted to your student account.

Our goal is to get awards processed within a week of the award notification from the department. However, if new awards have to be set up, it will affect the amount of time needed for an award to appear on your account.

The Ronald McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement programs are designed to encourage low-incomeIncome is the amount of money received from employment (salary, wages, tips), profit from financial instruments (interest, dividends, capital gains), or other sources (welfare, disability, child support, taxable Social Security, and pensions)., first-generation, and/or underrepresented undergraduates to consider careers in college teaching as well as prepare for doctoral study.