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 Freshman Scholarship Information 



Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

At Slippery Rock University, we offer scholarships that are based on diverse criteria specific to each scholarship including academic record, talent, place of residence and major. While the scholarship application deadline for the majority of scholarships is February 28, some of our most prestigious scholarships are offered as early as December, therefore, students with strong academic records are encouraged to apply for admission to SRU by December 1.

Students must have applied for and been offered admission to SRU in order to be considered for any scholarships.

Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

SRU Premier Scholarships

In order to be automatically considered for this group of scholarships, students with exceptionally strong academic records must apply and be offered admission to SRU by December 1, 2014. The scholarship committee will review the academic credentials presented by the applicant in the fall during the admission process; therefore, students are encouraged to make certain their application materials are complete well in advance of December 1, 2014.


SRU Freshman Scholarships

These benefactor scholarships, provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of Slippery Rock University, are awarded based on specific criteria. The SRU Scholarship Application is required for the majority of scholarships except where noted. 
The 2015-16 Freshman Scholarship Application will be available until February 28, 2015.


 Additional Requirements for the following majors:


Students should send the following to the Biology Department:

1.  Three letters of recommendation

2.  A single-spaced, half-page essay describing the most significant life experience OR an essay describing one's long range goals professionally and personally.

Please contact the department for further information 724-738-2023.


Students must participate in an audition with the department.  Please contact the Music Department for more information 724-738-2063.


Students should send the following to the Communication Department:

1. A personal essay that explains their interests and career goals in the field of communication

2. Any other materials that may strengthen their application (e.g., resume, letters of support, example works)

Supplemental Scholarship Information 

  • Please click here for information regarding Athletic Scholarship Opportunities. 
  • Please click here to explore scholarship opportunities for Students with Disabilities.
  • Please click here to view a listing of scholarships available for current and former military personnell and their dependents.
  • Click here to view a listing of scholarships for all students that are given by external organizations.


Scholarships listed are identified as renewable or non-renewable. If a scholarship is renewable, the student must meet specified renewal criteria in order to receive it in future years.

Scholarships listed are designated for U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. International students interested in exploring funding options at SRU should contact SRU’s Office for Global Engagement


Information about SRU Scholarships for New Freshmen Entering in Fall 2015.


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