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 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 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 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 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 is available on May 1st.
  • Email addres of employer listing their contact information, employer will need to confirm applicant's employment during the summer.