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Rose-Hulman Awarded Grants and Scholarships

Rose-Hulman awards several types of scholarships and grants each year. Most do not require any extra application beyond the application for admission.

Our Scholarships & Grants

We don’t want finances to prevent a student accepted to Rose-Hulman from attending, that’s why we offer scholarships, grants and loans.

Rose-Hulman Merit Scholarship

All admitted students are automatically considered for the Rose-Hulman Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to students based on a number of factors both academic and non-academic. Two criteria are used to determine the award:

  • Academic measures. These include the quality of the high school curriculum you pursued, class rank and size (if applicable) and test scores.
  • Non-academic measures. These typically center around, but are not limited to, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service. Rose-Hulman is a member of NCAA Division III; as such, no consideration is given to pre-enrollment or post-enrollment athletics participation in scholarship determination.

Rose-Hulman Need-Based Grant
Rose-Hulman need-based aid is determined by the FAFSA that is filed every year starting in January. Each year the need-based aid is reevaluated to determine the new award for the next year.

Rose-Hulman Named Scholarships
Rose-Hulman Named Scholarships are limited in number and have specific restrictions placed on them by the donor. All students who meet eligibility requirements for these awards will automatically be considered. In most cases, the Rose-Hulman Financial Aid Committee will award these scholarships based on the information provided in your admission file.

The Class of 1940 Scholarship
The Class of 1940 Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate superior academic performance, high character and potential service to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The scholarship award is in the amount of half tuition/fee and half room/board. All online applications must be submitted by February 1st. Finalists will be contacted in February for a web-based interview.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship
In support of the FIRST mission, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is offering three merit-based scholarships, each for $10,000, to high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST team during their school career. This scholarship may be applied to any undergraduate course of study at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The scholarship is renewable up to a total of $40,000 over four years, contingent upon maintaining good academic standing. Each recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to the Institute. All online applications must be submitted by February 1st.

Trueb Scholarship
The Trueb Scholarship is a one-year scholarship available to one freshman who has participated in Boy Scouts. If you have been involved in Boy Scouts and would like to apply for this scholarship, please complete an application. All online applications must be submitted by February 1st.

Rose-BUD Scholarship
The goal of the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) program is to broaden the participation of academically talented students majoring in electrical and computer engineering. The program is part of National Science Foundation's efforts to encourage more students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students may receive up to $10,000 per year.

Eligible students are freshmen or transfer students with a demonstrated financial need who have been accepted to Rose-Hulman. Through the generosity of the National Science Foundation, the Rose-BUD program will provide financial support, advising, mentoring, networking and professional development. 

Check out the Rose-BUD website for more information.

Bakota Family Scholarship
The Bakota Family Scholarship is a one-year scholarship that is awarded to a student majoring in electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering and will be a sophomore during the upcoming academic year. The student must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and have a full-time job during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years. The awarded amount is $2,500 for the recipient's sophomore year. Listed below are the items needed to apply for this scholarship. Please mail all items to the address listed on the application. All application packets must be received by August 1st.

  • Applications are available on May 1st.
  • Please provide the email address of employer including contact information. The employer will need to confirm applicant's employment during the summer.
Melinda Middleton

Melinda Middleton

Melinda Middleton oversees Rose-Hulman’s Office of Financial Aid as the department’s director. She and the rest of the Financial Aid staff can help you make sense of the loans, grants and scholarships available. They take pride in helping our students find ways to make a Rose-Hulman education an affordable investment in their future.

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Office of Financial Aid
Hadley Hall 104
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 812-877-8672
Fax: 812-877-8838
finaid@rose-hulman.edu