First-Year Scholarships

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

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. SRU proudly awards approximately 2 million dollars in scholarships annually to the incoming freshman class. Students should complete the application for admission by December 1 to automatically be considered for merit scholarships.

The 2021-22 Freshman Scholarship Application for donor scholarships is now closed.  This application will open for incoming fall 2022 students on October 1: Click here.

Note to Biology Students: Biology students will need 2 letters of recommendation and a single-spaced, half-page essay describing their most significant life experience OR an essay describing their long-range goals professionally and personally.  Biology students will attach this information at the end of the application listed above.