Scholarships & Grants

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We love rewarding students for their hard work! As you step into your future, we look back at your academic and personal successes to match you with the right Merit-Based and Specialty Scholarships.

From beginning to end, we’re here to guide you to the right financial path. Our mentoring and personalized attention, supportive campus community, career focus, and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom are all part of the “Best Value” that we bring to your education.

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Important Scholarship Deadlines

Dec

1

Priority Scholarship Deadline

Jan

15

Service and Leadership Scholars Deadline

Jan

15

Visual Arts, Mock Trial, & Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship Deadlines

Merit-Based Scholarships

What will you qualify for?

Stevenson has developed a generous merit-based scholarship program for incoming students that considers all applicants, regardless of financial need. When awarding scholarships, we consider the rigor of a student’s high school curriculum in addition to their academic GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores. High School GPA is based on a 4.0 weighted scale/unweighted academic scale.

  • Merit-based awards range from $10,000 – $21,000.
  • All merit-based awards are good for four consecutive years of study at the university

Need-based financial aid may be available to assist you with the costs of tuition, room, and board. We encourage all students to apply for need-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and use Stevenson’s Federal School Code, 002107.

*Please note that all scholarships are competitive and the exact amount of a student’s scholarship is determined by the Scholarship Committee after s/he is accepted to the university. Also, the scholarship program changes from each year based on the quality of the applicant pool.

Competitive Awards & Grants

Competitive Awards & Grants Competitive Awards and Grants are determined through an institutional review of documentation submitted through the application process. Offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students for four consecutive years (8 semesters). Students must be enrolled full-time, 12 credits or more, in a traditional undergraduate program.

Presidential Fellowship

The Presidential Fellowship recognizes incoming freshmen who have the potential to make a lasting impact on the Stevenson community as shown by their commitment to academic excellence along with proven leadership in school-based activities, community service, and/or athletics. Presidential fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship for 4 years and an invitation to participate in either the Service Scholars or Leadership Scholars Program.

Learn more about the Presidential Fellowship

Specialty Scholarships & Grants

Founder’s Scholarship

Interview by March 1, 2023

The Founders’ Scholarship recognizes a student’s potential to become an active, engaged member of the Stevenson community. All high school seniors who have completed a campus visit are invited to interview for this scholarship by registering for a Specialty Scholarship Interview. The Founders’ Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded in addition to another Stevenson University merit-based scholarships and is renewable for a total of 4 years.

Learn more about our Founders’ Scholarship

Leadership Scholarship

Apply by January 15, 2023

Leadership Scholars is a comprehensive program that offers participants the opportunity to engage in leadership education through personal exploration, community engagement, and collaborative problem solving. Stevenson offers scholarships and programs for students who wish to extend their leadership education by completing a Specialty Scholarship Interview. Scholars will develop skills that prepare them for leadership roles on campus and in the larger global community and earn a $2,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years.

Learn more about our Leadership Scholarship

Service Scholarship

Apply by January 15, 2023

Service Scholars is a comprehensive initiative that offers participants the opportunity to extend their civic engagement in the community, reflect upon possibilities for personal and social change, as well as develop the necessary skills to succeed in the classroom and, eventually, in the workforce. Stevenson offers scholarships and programs for students who wish to extend their civic engagement with the community by completing a Specialty Scholarship Interview. Scholars will develop skills that prepare them for leadership roles on campus and in the larger global community and earn a $2,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years.

Learn more about our Service Scholarship

eSports Scholarship

Apply by March 1, 2023

New for students starting in the Fall 2022 semester, Stevenson University now offers an eSports Scholarships Students will need to submit an eSports Scholarship application and participate in an interview with eSports Coordinator Jordan Sheets. To sign up for an interview, please contact jsheets@stevenson.edu.

Recipients of the eSports Scholarship are expected to participate on the eSports team for all four years. Awards are in the amount of $2,000, renewable for 4 years of attendance. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply.

Learn more about eSports at Stevenson University

Mock Trial Scholarship

Apply by January 15, 2023

New for Fall 2023, freshman applicants interested in participating in Stevenson’s nationally recognized Mock Trial team can apply for the Mock Trial Scholarship. Students will need to submit a Mock Trial Scholarship application by January 15. Finalists will be invited via email to attend an on-campus audition and interview day in the spring.

Learn more about Mock Trial at Stevenson

Nursing Scholarships and Grants

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

The Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and public service. Current high school seniors, full and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution may apply for this grant. Please refer to the State’s website to view a list of eligible majors. To be considered based on need, students must file the FAFSA for the application year. The FAFSA is not required; however, it will be used to determine the order in which students will be awarded. For further information and an application, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

Army Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) Nurse Corps

Army ROTC can provide financial support to help make the career goals of aspiring nurses possible. This program offers scholarships up to full-tuition, a $1200 Book Allowance, and a monthly living stipend each year.

Who Should Apply?
Students interested in the SU Nursing program and serving in the military.

How to Apply
For further information, visit the Army ROTC website or e-mail us at rotc@jhu.edu

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Scholarship Program

In exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays full-tuition, required fees, required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, and offers a monthly stipend.

Who Should Apply?
Students who are accepted into the Stevenson University Nursing program.

How to Apply
For more information, visit the HRSA website.

Art, Theatre, and Band Scholarships

Visual Arts Scholarship

Apply by January 15, 2023

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Graphic Design.

Learn more about our Visual Arts Scholarship

Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship

Apply by January 15, 2023

Stevenson University is proud to offer applicants wishing to major in Theatre and Media Performance an opportunity to apply and audition for scholarships of $2,000 per year.

Learn more about our Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship

Marching Band, Color Guard, and Dance Line Scholarships

Apply by March 1, 2023

Stevenson University now offers Marching Band, Color Guard, and Dance Line Scholarships. Students will need to submit a Marching Band, Color Guard, and Dance Line Scholarship application and participate in a virtual interview with Dr. Mark Lortz, Director of Music and Bands. To sign up for a virtual interview, please contact Dr. Lortz at mlortz@stevenson.edu.

Recipients of the Marching Band, Color Guard, or Dance Line Scholarships are expected to participate in their respective program for all four years. Awards are in the amount of $1,300/year (Marching Band) and $650/year; fall semester only (Color Guard and Dance Line). Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students are expected to participate in both the Fall Semester Marching Band and Spring Semester Pep/Concert Band. Awards are renewable for four years of attendance. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply. Recipients are required to attend all performances, class rehearsals, and an on-site August Band Camp.

Learn more about our Marching Band, Color Guard, and Dance Line Programs

Transfer Merit-Based Scholarships

Transfer students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement may be awarded the Stevenson University Transfer Scholarship. All eligibility requirements listed below must be met for consideration. This merit-based award may reach $21,300 annually for a maximum of four consecutive years. On average, transfer applicants who have completed 28 credits or more receive amounts similar to those outlined in the chart below. All applicants are automatically reviewed.

Cumulative GPAAverage Award
3.8 or greater$21,300
3.5 to 3.79$19,300
3.35 to 3.49$17,300
3.0 to 3.34$15,300
2.5 to 2.99$13,300

GPA and credits considered: Earned by February 1 for fall start and October 1 for spring start. Scholarships are based on full-time, continuous enrollment. Stevenson University Online students are not eligible to receive scholarships.

Transfer Specialty Scholarships & Grants

Seven Oaks Scholarship

The Seven Oaks Transfer Scholarship recognizes the potential of incoming transfer students to become active and engaged members of the Stevenson Community. This scholarship is worth $2,000 per year. Awards are based on a Seven Oaks Interview. The interview is conducted by a member of the transfer admissions staff to determine the student’s past experiences and future expectations of involvement on campus and in the community.

Learn more about the Seven Oaks Scholarship

Transfer Fellowship

Bold leadership. Dedication to community. An ambitious and innovative approach to academics. Stevenson is seeking candidates for the Transfer Fellowship that embody these characteristics and will enrich its university community.

Established in recognition of Dr. Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University from 2000-2017, the Transfer Fellowship is awarded to incoming transfer students who have the potential to make a lasting impact on the Stevenson community. As a national leader in career-preparation education, Stevenson is the ideal place to talented, intellectually curious, and driven students to launch successful careers.

Transfer Fellows Receive:

  • Full-tuition scholarship renewable for four years
  • Invitation to participate in activities and events to encourage personal and intellectual growth

Selection Process

Notification

  • The Transfer Fellowship Committee meets separately to select finalists. The Committee will consider both your admission application and Transfer Fellowship application in its review. Finalists will be contacted the week of April 15, 2023 to schedule an interview. All finalists will be notified in early May whether or not they have been designated as a Transfer Fellow.

*Please note: The full-tuition Fellowship scholarship cannot be combined with any other Stevenson awards. The scholarship does not cover the cost of room, board, and fees. Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree and Stevenson Online students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Transfer Fellowship Application

Theatre and Media Performance Specialty Scholarship for Transfer Students

Stevenson University is proud to offer applicants wishing to major or minor in Theatre & Media Performance an opportunity to compete for several audition-based scholarships of $2,000 per year. These program-specific scholarships may be combined with other Stevenson merit-based awards and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate, non-accelerated study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have submitted all application materials for university admission, official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, the required essay, and schedule an audition by March 1.
  • Submit the Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship Application by March 1.
  • Finalists will be notified via email after March 1 if they have been selected to move on to the audition round. Selected finalists will be asked to perform ONE monologue totaling 1-2 minutes in length. The monologue should be from a contemporary published play. Following your performance of the monologue, faculty will conduct an acting coaching session where the student will be asked to make adjustments to their performance. The audition will conclude with a question and answer session between the student and faculty.

Please contact Ryan Clark, Program Coordinator, at rclark5@stevenson.edu if you have any questions.

Visual Arts Scholarships for Transfer Students

Stevenson’s School of Design offers portfolio-based Visual Arts Scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, or Graphic Design. Six to eight scholarships per program will be awarded to students starting in these majors at Stevenson for the fall semester. Awards are $2,000-$5,000 and can be combined with a Stevenson merit-based scholarship award from Admissions. Awards are renewable for four years.

After the submission deadline, all portfolios submitted will be reviewed and scholarship finalists will be selected. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus to meet with faculty for an interview. At that time, finalists will be asked to bring a resume and portfolio. Applicants for Fashion Design will also be asked to bring two sample garments.

Applicant Instructions

  • Include a portfolio of 10 examples or up to ten minutes of time-based media including, but not limited to: fine art, design, digital works, fashion design, graphic design, film, animation, illustration, storyboards, or videos.
  • Write an essay: In 300 words or less, please tell us what you hope to achieve by studying Fashion Design, Film and Moving Image, or Graphic Design in the School of Design at Stevenson University.

Deadlines

  • To be considered for a portfolio-based scholarship, students must have all application materials for university admission, including the portfolio, submitted by March 31. Learn more about applying to Stevenson at stevenson.edu/apply.
  • Portfolios submitted after the above deadlines will not be given consideration for talent-based scholarships.

Honors Incentive for Transfer Students

Members of PTK or another college honors society or program may be considered for the Stevenson University Honors Incentive for Transfer Students. Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements. This merit-based award is $2,000 annually for up to four consecutive years and can be awarded in addition to the SU Transfer Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete the Stevenson University undergraduate admissions application process, including all required admissions documentation, by May 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. Applications completed after these dates are considered for scholarships on a funds available basis only.
  • No additional separate scholarship application is required.
  • Receive acceptance to a SU traditional bachelor degree program, and maintain full-time continuous enrollment in a traditional, non-accelerated program.
  • Must be first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking applicant.
  • If seeking the SU Honors Incentive for Transfer Students, provide proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) or other college honors program or society.

New for Fall 2023, fall transfer applicants interested in participating in Stevenson’s nationally recognized Mock Trial team can apply for the Mock Trial Scholarship. Students will need to submit a Mock Trial Scholarship Application by March 1. Finalists will be invited to audition and interview.

Private Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations. Because they are private and therefore not administered by Stevenson, you will need to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is your local church or synagogue or a local club such as the Lions or Kiwanis. In addition, various publications contain private resource information; they can be found in your local library or bookstore.

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Report Your Private Funding

Any outside funding you receive must be taken into account when your eligibility is determined for need-based financial aid, such as the Direct Student Loan program. If you have been offered funding from a source outside the University, you should notify the Financial Aid Office of the amount and of the donor. In a few situations, outside funding may affect your SU financial aid award.

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