Overview and Policies

Merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students through the admissions office and there are no separate applications to complete for merit scholarship consideration.

Students are notified of their award in their letter of acceptance, and scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study (or until the student achieves their bachelor's degree) as specified below, or as indicated otherwise on the initial scholarship letter. The amount of the scholarship remains the same each year, provided eligibility requirements are met.

All merit scholarships are awarded by the admissions office and are not available to students who do not receive them in their initial year.

Students who drop below full-time, or fail to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average, will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid if their merit scholarship will be discontinued.

Students who lose their merit scholarship can appeal this decision and may be re-evaluated after an additional semester to have their merit scholarship reinstated.

Merit Scholarships & Grants

In order to be considered a candidate for a scholarship, qualified applicants must meet all standards listed below.

First-Year Student Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded by the admissions office based on a student's overall academic achievements and are renewed each year at the same amount, provided the student continues to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate and meets the renewal criteria as stated in the letter of acceptance. Students who are awarded merit scholarships generally rank in the top 40% of their class in high school and/or have an 1100 or higher reading/writing plus math scores on the SAT or a 22 or higher composite ACT score. If you are required or choose to provide us with your SAT and/or ACT scores (these can be self-reported on the application or reported officially) we will select the highest score. Merit scholarships are only offered to incoming students.

Multiple Sibling Award

$2,000 per year, per eligible sibling
Quinnipiac Multiple Sibling Awards are available to full-time, undergraduate and graduate siblings concurrently in attendance at Quinnipiac. Each sibling is eligible to receive an additional $2,000 award per year, in addition to their regular financial aid offer. This award is applicable toward tuition and is renewable each year in which siblings are concurrently in full-time attendance.

International Student Scholarship

Amount varies
Quinnipiac offers a small pool of scholarship funds which are awarded to international students who demonstrate strong academic achievement. Students must have a complete admissions application on file by March 1. Students must provide a statement of financial support for the remainder of their costs. Renewal is based upon continuing as a full-time student while maintaining satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Quinnipiac University Catalog.

Transfer Student Scholarship

Transfer candidates are automatically reviewed for merit scholarship, including Phi Theta Kappa awards, during the admissions process. There is no separate application or form necessary. Students with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.3 are considered. Awards range between $6,500 and $20,000 per year and are renewable provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Quinnipiac. Scholarships are offered only to incoming students.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are available to incoming first-year and transfer students. Quinnipiac University provides an NCAA Division I athletic program. Athletes must be recommended by the athletic director and coaching staff. Scholarships are based on the needs of the individual sports. For renewal, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and comply with both institutional and NCAA rules and regulations.

Theater Merit Scholarships

Amount varies
Students applying for acceptance into the BA in Theater program are encouraged to apply for a Merit Award in Theater. Students who show promise in any of the primary areas of theater may be awarded scholarships. Awards are limited to incoming first-year students and transfers only. Interested students must major or dual major in theater to be eligible. Awarded students need to remain a theater major or dual major in good academic standing for the award to continue in subsequent years.

Part-Time Students

Quinnipiac Tuition Assistance Program (QTAP)

Amount varies
This scholarship was established for adult, part-time students to make a higher education financially accessible. QTAP applications may be obtained from the Office of Part-time Admissions. Students who start classes in the fall must have a completed QTAP application on file by August 15, and spring students by January 4. Scholarship funds are limited and students are encouraged to apply early.