Scholarships for U.S. Citizens/Eligible Non-Citizens

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Fordham University commits significant funds to support scholarships. Awards are made on a competitive basis taking into consideration academic and performance profiles, need, leadership, and other factors.

These four-year scholarships may be received for up to eight semesters (fall and spring only). The first five scholarships below are the most competitive. They are awarded to our top applicants upon admission.

In keeping with our test-optional policy, applicants are not required to submit an SAT or ACT score to be considered for scholarships.

Maurice J. and Carolyn Dursi Cunniffe Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to entering traditional first-year students who generally rank in the top 1 to 2 percent in their high school class. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the top 20 admitted students each year.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores (if submitted), and personal characteristics.

  • This scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover the cost of full tuition and fees each year for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. The actual amount of the scholarship will equal the total tuition and fees, less any Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and any other tuition specific resources or scholarships. The scholarship will be adjusted for half of other non-tuition specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.  Recipients are also eligible for a maximum of $20,000 over four years to use for academic enrichment experiences. 

    For students living on campus, the Cunniffe Presidential Scholarship covers up to the average cost of a double room or actual charges. Each year the scholarship adjusts for any increases so that tuition and applicable room charges are fully covered.

  • This scholarship is renewable annually based on filing the FAFSA by the Fordham deadline, maintaining full-time enrollment, Satisfactory Academic Progress, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and compliance with the University’s policies and Code of Conduct.

Excellence in Theatre Scholarship

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The Excellence in Theatre Scholarship is awarded to the top two theatre admits.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores (if submitted), and personal characteristics.

  • The Excellence in Theatre Scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover your full tuition cost (excluding fees) at Fordham University. The actual amount of the scholarship will equal the total tuition, less any Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and any other tuition specific resources or scholarships. The scholarship will be adjusted for half of other non-tuition specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.  

    The awards also cover the average cost of a double room or actual charges, whichever is less (excluding meal plans and fees), if the student lives on campus. 

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct. The Excellence in Theatre Scholarship is also renewable provided the student continues to be a theatre major.

Fordham Recognition Scholarship

The Fordham Recognition Scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding academic records who have also received one of the following designations: National Merit Semifinalist, National Hispanic Scholar, National African American Recognition Program Scholar, or National Indigenous Recognition Scholar, who are entering first-year students, and are in the top 3% of our admitted student pool as defined by our holistic admission review process.

  • This scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover the full tuition cost each year (fees not included) for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. Other sources may include the Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and other resources. The scholarship will be adjusted for only one half of other non-tuition-specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

     

Dean's Scholarship

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The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to entering traditional first years on the basis of having attained a solid A or A- average, high academic performance in a competitive curriculum, and above 1490 on a 1600 scale or its equivalent on standardized testing (if submitted). (Note: This number represents the minimum score converted to the new SAT scale.)

Recipients are among the top 10 percent of all admitted students.

  • The scholarship is an annual award of at least $20,000 for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

    Students who demonstrate need on both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS PROFILE) may receive awards that range up to approximately $30,000.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Fordham Theatre Scholarship

The Fordham Theatre Scholarship is awarded to students based on both talent and financial need. All entering first-year candidates for admission who are theatre majors are considered for the scholarship. Students eligible for both a Dean's Scholarship and Theatre Scholarship will receive the higher of the two awards.

 
  • If the student meets the academic and talent criteria, the theatre scholarship can range from $7,000 to full tuition minus any other tuition-specific aid for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct. The student must also continue to be a theatre major.

Loyola Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to entering traditional first-year and transfer students who show high academic performance and leadership ability and have not been offered one of the scholarships described above.

  • The Loyola Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 is an annual award which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

National Science Foundation ASPIRES Scholarships (ASPIRES)

These scholarships are awarded to entering Fordham College at Rose Hill first-year students (full-time) who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate strong academic performance, declare an interest in a STEM major on their applications, and have financial need.

  • The ASPIRES Scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000 per year based on financial need. The ASPIRES Scholarship is an annual award. The first year of study is funded by the National Science Foundation and the second through fourth years of study is funded by Fordham.

    The ASPIRES Scholarship will be applied toward tuition charges for undergraduate students enrolled in a STEM major in Fordham College at Rose Hill.

  • To renew this award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), continue to demonstrate financial need, maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct and be enrolled in a program of study leading to a STEM degree.

Jogues Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to entering traditional first-year students who show high academic performance and leadership ability and have not been offered one of the scholarships described above. 

  • The Jogues Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 is an annual award which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

UPS Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to high-performing students from underrepresented groups based on both need and merit.

  • UPS Foundation Scholarships generally range from $2,000 to $7,000 per year which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Rev. George McMahon, S.J. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student who is ranked at or near the top of their high school class and demonstrates; excellent academic achievement in high school, strong test scores (if submitted), extracurricular involvement, personal characteristics such as leadership, an orientation to service, and financial need.

  • The scholarship will augment the recipient’s total financial aid package to cover the full cost of attendance.

  • To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application (New York State residents only), maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstration of financial need and compliance with the University’s policies and Code of Conduct.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with outstanding community college academic records.

  • The scholarship is an annual $10,000 award for a maximum of eight fall or spring undergraduate semesters.

  • The scholarship is renewable annually based on filing the FAFSA by the Fordham deadline, maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.