Fall 2023 URI Scholarship Awards
All first-year applicants for fall whose applications are complete by December 1 will be given priority consideration for the full range of URI scholarship awards.
Eligibility is based on academic performance in high school, including GPA and course selection. Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.2 will be considered for merit scholarships. Please note: we recalculate GPA’s to a 4-point scale using academic courses from grades 9-11, giving extra weight to honors, AP, IB, and dual enrollment courses. We highly recommend that students pursue a challenging curriculum throughout high school to enhance their opportunities for merit scholarships. Letters of recommendation and involvement/leadership in school and community are also considered in the scholarship review process. Standardized test scores are not required and are not considered as part of the scholarship review process. No separate application is required for scholarship consideration. Please note that meeting the GPA requirement for scholarships does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.
We offer a wide range of merit awards (see list below).
Thomas M. Ryan Scholars
The Thomas M. Ryan Scholars program provides a full scholarship (tuition, fees, housing, dining, books, and one Global Winter Travel J Term experience with faculty) for four years for selected students. It also offers access to the University’s Honors Program and Colloquium, Leadership Institute, special advising team, priority course registration, yearly donor retreat, and access to special University events. Candidates will be selected from their initial applications and then asked to participate in campus visits and interviews.
Alfred J. Verrecchia Business Scholars
The Alfred J. Verrecchia Business Scholars program provides a full scholarship (tuition, fees, housing, dining, books, and one Global Winter Travel J-Term experience with faculty) for four years for selected students interested in majoring in Business. It also offers access to the University’s Honors Program and Colloquium, Leadership Institute, an alumni Business mentor, a personal Career Coach with internship mentoring and placement, yearly donor retreat and Roundtable CEO meeting, priority course registration, and access to special University events. Candidates will be selected from their initial applications and then asked to participate in campus visits and interviews.
URI Presidential Scholarship
Four-year renewable scholarship
Annual award range: $2,000-$15,000
Total renewable value: $8,000-$60,000
URI University Scholarship
Four-year renewable scholarship
Annual award range: $2,000-$10,000
Total renewable value: $8,000-$40,000
URI Narragansett Undergraduate Scholarship
The URI Narragansett undergraduate scholarship provides full, in-state tuition and fees for up to four years to students of Narragansett ancestry who have been accepted to a URI undergraduate program. It also includes an additional grant of up to $5,000 based on full-time enrollment. See eligibility criteria for details.
In addition to being accepted into an undergraduate degree program*+, students must have:
- An official FAFSA on file and all verification requirements completed.
- A tribal enrollment identification card or an official letter from the tribal administration that confirms membership through a direct family member (parents).
For more information visit: https://admissions.uri.edu/register/Narragansett.
View/download Narragansett scholarship flyer.
*For programs with special undergraduate program fees and charges, awards may be changed at the discretion of the University. The tuition scholarship amount is reduced by merit awards, the Hardge grant, and tuition waivers.
+ All awards will be reduced/pro-rated (including $5,000 award) if a student is enrolled part-time and/or in online programs.
Additional Scholarship Information
- Merit Scholarships are four-year awards*, renewable each semester as long as you maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits per semester) and a minimum GPA.
- Applicants who complete their applications after December 1 will be considered for scholarships as availability permits.
*Students enrolled in the six-year Doctorate of Pharmacy program retain their scholarships for six years.
Our Honors Program will enrich your academic experience with smaller, seminar-style classes; interdisciplinary subjects; and an annual colloquium with distinguished speakers exploring current and emerging issues.
Students who meet the following criteria will be invited to join the Honors Program:
1) A recalculated high school GPA of 3.8/4.0 (regardless of test scores), OR
2) A recalculated high school GPA of 3.6/4.0 and a combined SAT score of 1300+ or an ACT composite of 27+.