Providence College’s most competitive academic-based merit scholarships range from 45% to 80% of tuition per year with several levels offered. Our most accomplished applicants who have exhausted the curriculum available at their high school, maintained an A average, and graduated at the top of their class are considered for these awards. Out of a typical freshman class of 1000 students, approximately 115 students are offered these highly selective scholarships.
Albertus Magnus scholarships, providing a $18,000 per year award, are also available to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during their entire high school career. Students who have achieved consistent A- to A grades throughout high school in all subjects and have taken an extremely rigorous program of study will be considered for these awards. There is no separate application for academic scholarships. Please note that an A- average is not a guarantee of an academic-based 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 specifically focused on a student’s academic credentials. All scholarships are renewable for four years provided students meet the GPA and academic progress requirements.
Friar Scholarships are awards intended to recognize students who not only have demonstrated the academic discipline necessary to succeed in the classroom, but display extraordinary commitment, leadership and responsibility in their extracurricular pursuits. While we do not have a prescription for the type of activity that warrants recognition, it is important to note that it’s not the length of the list; it’s the depth of involvement that matters. Students who have academic achievements that earn them admission to Providence College and also demonstrate a true commitment to their out-of-classroom activities will be recognized with awards up to $10,000 annually.
Applicants considered for this one scholarship, which covers up to tuition, fees, room and board costs, must aspire to a career in the medical profession. Consideration is based on outstanding academic achievement in high school. No separate application is required to be considered for this award.
Scholarships up to $5,000 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. Accepted students who have declared a major in Public and Community Service Studies are invited to apply for this award.
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. Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate great potential in contributing to the arts on campus. The Sister Gail Himrod Scholarship is offered by the Department of Music for prospective students intending to major in Music, Music Education, or Musical Theatre. Students must audition to be considered for the Sister Gail Himrod Scholarship. The McAlister Scholarship is offered by the Art Department for prospective students intending to major in studio art. While a portfolio is not required for admission to the major, it is required to be considered for the McAlister Scholarship. The Pelkington Scholarship is offered by the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film for students who demonstrate excellent performance abilities in theatre or dance. Students must audition to be considered for the Pelkington Scholarship. Each department awards six scholarships for the amount of $10,000 per year.
Academic-based merit transfer scholarships of $10,000 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.