Rose-Hulman Scholarships and Grants
Rose-Hulman awards several types of scholarships and grants each year. Most do not require any extra application beyond the application for admission.
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 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 40 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 of the cumulative dollar amount of tuition, fees, and room and board. 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 February 1st.
- Application- Will be available in early December
- Essay (maximum of 1000 words)- Topic: "How have you served your community in high school, and how do you plan to continue this service at Rose-Hulman?"
- Interview-Be available for a web-based interview in February
- Optional-Letter(s) of recommendation that reflects your high character and academic performance.
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. Application will be available in early December.
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. Application will be available in early December.
Agnes Varis Scholarship
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is offering a $25,000 non-renewable scholarship for a female who is seeking a world-class engineering, mathematics, or science education from Rose-Hulman and has participated on a FIRST team. The scholarship committee will consider both academic merit and financial need when selecting a recipient. Each recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to the Institute. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a female, a senior in high school or a college student, have participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team or a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team sometime during high school. Application will be available in early December.
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 toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students may receive up to $10,000 per year to support academic scholarship.
One of the goals of the program is to build diversity among electrical and computer engineering students. The ROSE-BUD program is a scholarship program available to academically talented students majoring in electrical or computer engineering who demonstrate a financial need with special emphasis on women and minorities.
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. To be eligible for the ROSE-BUD Scholarship Program students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
- Major in Electrical or Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman.
- Demonstrate high academic qualification and professionalism.
- Be eligible to receive federal financial aid and demonstrate an unmet need of at least $4,000 based on the Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Click the Rose-BUD Website for more information.
The Rose-BUD scholarship is also open to all transfer students majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering. The maximum ROSE-BUD scholarship is $10,000 per academic year and the amount awarded will be based on the ROSE-BUD application in conjunction with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the RHIT admission application. ROSE-BUD Scholars will retain their scholarships as long as they maintain a GPA greater than 2.75 and are enrolled full-time. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the ROSE-BUD Scholarship.
Click the Rose-BUD Website for more information.
Bakota Family Scholarship
The Bakota 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.
- Application - application will be available in May 1, 2015.
- Essay (maximum of 500 words)- Topic- "What is most critical to achieving success?"
- Letter from employer listing their contact information and confirmation of applicant's employment during the summer.