Merit-Based Scholarships

First-Year Students

Academic Tuition Scholarships

Providence College’s merit-based tuition scholarships range from approximately $23,000 to $38,000 per year with several levels offered in between. There is no separate application to be considered for a merit-based scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to approximately 30% of admitted students and are done so solely based off academic performance. Those typically receiving a merit-based scholarship have exhausted the curriculum available at their school and maintained close to an A average (3.8 out of 4.0 unweighted and recalculated GPA). 

The academic performance above is not a guarantee of scholarship, but suggests the minimum type of performance necessary to be a competitive candidate.  While the review for admission is holistic and considers each student’s academic record as well as their extracurricular accomplishments and personal qualities, the scholarship review is solely focused on a student’s academic credentials.  All scholarships are renewable for four years provided students meet the GPA and academic progress requirements.

Roddy Scholarship

Applicants considered for this one scholarship, which covers up to tuition, fees, housing and food costs, must aspire to a career in the medical profession with plans of attending medical, dental, or optometry graduate school. Consideration is based on outstanding academic achievement in high school. No separate application is required to be considered for this award. The Roddy Scholarship is only awarded to first-year students who reside in the United States.

Feinstein Scholarship

Scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded to a select group of students who demonstrate a significant commitment to community service, a proven record of community involvement, and a strong high school academic record. Admitted students who have declared a major in Public and Community Service Studies are considered for this award that is selected by faculty in the department.

Fine Arts Tuition Scholarship

The Providence College community has a great appreciation for the arts with dedicated faculty and top facilities where students can hone and display their skills. Tuition scholarships in the amount of $22,000 per year are offered to students who demonstrate great potential in contributing to the arts on campus through their choice of academic major. Additional details and audition requirements.

Cristo Rey Scholarship

Graduates of high schools affiliated with the Cristo Rey Network are considered for the Cristo Rey Scholarship. This scholarship, valued at half-tuition, does not require a separate application and is awarded by the Office of Admission at the conclusion of Regular Decision based off academic achievement and personal characteristics. Additionally, recipients have their full demonstrated financial need met. One scholarship is offered to each school in the Cristo Rey Network.

Transfer Students

St. Rose of Lima Transfer Tuition Scholarship

Academic-based merit transfer tuition scholarships of $23,000 per year are available to transfer students who have demonstrated superior academic performance in college course work completed previous to enrolling at Providence College. Students who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all courses – and have taken a rigorous full-time liberal arts program of study – will be considered for these awards. Please note that a 3.5 cumulative GPA is not a guarantee of a scholarship, but suggests the minimum type of performance necessary to be a competitive candidate. Students must complete a full year of course work before transferring to Providence College to be eligible for consideration of the St. Rose of Lima Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for each year of uninterrupted study at Providence College, but will not extend past the expected year of graduation at the time of enrollment. The scholarship is available only for students entering in the fall semester. It is strongly suggested students apply by the April 1 priority deadline to be considered for this scholarship.