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.

Niles and Nancy Noblitt Scholarship

The Niles and Nancy Noblitt Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen that have proven high academic performance, character, and leadership qualities.  The scholarship award is in the amount of half tuition each year for four years.  Listed below are the items needed in order 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- Niles and Nancy Noblitt Scholarship Link
  • Essay (maximum of 750 words) - Topic: "What leadership attributes do you feel you possess, and how do you plan to grow these qualities through your Rose-Hulman education?"
  • Interview- Be available for a web-based interview in February

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- Class of 40 Application Link
  • 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.

Michael and Catharine Percopo Scholarship:

The Michael and Catharine Percopo Scholarship is a four -year full tuition scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class, demonstrates the leadership characteristics of a "self-starter", and are from the East or West Coasts of the United States or from a foreign country.  Preference will be given to graduates of the following high schools, although students from other schools are encouraged to apply:  Bronx High School of Science, New York; Brooklyn Technical High School, New York; Stuyvesant High School, New York; Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Virginia.   The scholarship recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in order to continue to receive the scholarship each academic year.  Listed below are the items required to apply for this scholarship. Please mail all items to the address listed on the application.  All application packets must be received by March 1st

  • Application- Percopo Application
  • Optional Essay (maximum of 500 words)- Topic- "How have you demonstrated the leadership quality of being a "self-starter?" 

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.  If interested, please print the application for the First Robotics Scholarship.

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 Scounts and would like to apply for this scholarship, please print out the Trueb Scholarship Application and mail to the address provided.

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. Please print out the Agnes Varis Scholarship Application and mail to the address provided.

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.

Eligibility

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.

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- Bakota Family Link
  • 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. 

Transfer Student Scholarship Opportunities:

Half Tuition Scholarship for Any Major

Half Tuition Scholarship, renewable for 3 years, will be awarded to a transfer student with a minimum GPA of a 3.00.  Students that apply for admission will automatically be considered.  Scholars will retain their scholarships as long as they maintain a GPA greater than 2.75 and enrolled full-time.

Full Tuition Scholarship for Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors

Full Tuition Scholarship, renewable for 3 years, will be awarded to a transfer student majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering.  Students that apply for admission, have a minimum 3.00 GPA and indicate Electrical and Computer Engineering as a major will automatically be considered.  Scholars will retain their scholarships as long as they maintain a GPA greater than 2.75 and are enrolled full-time.

ROSE-BUD Scholarship Program

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 applicatioin.  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.