Grants and Scholarships
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Pell Grant amounts are determined by the Department of Education based on the Expected Family Contribution from your FAFSA and full or part-time enrollment at the University. Pell Grants may only be used towards the student’s first undergraduate degree.
Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA Grant)
- Students must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant in order to be considered for the Federal SEOG. Federal SEOG awards are processed by the Financial Aid Office. Awards are determined for students through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA form and the availability of funds. These funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pennsylvania National Guard EAP
- PHEAA State Grants are awarded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to eligible Pennsylvania residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Awards are based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by PHEAA from the information submitted on the FAFSA, and full or part-time enrollment. Deadline for consideration is May 1 annually.
- Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and
Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition assistance program for
students who enter into a service commitment with the Pennsylvania National
Guard for a period of 6 years. In order to be considered for the Pennsylvania National
Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP), the student must:
- Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary) of
- Be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting
program of student at an approved Pennsylvania institution
- Recipients of EAP funds who fail to honor the service
commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard must repay the total EAP award
amount, plus interest.
- To apply:
- If you are already a member of the Pennsylvania
National Guard, contact the readiness NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) at your
unit of assignment.
- If you are not a member of the Pennsylvania
National Guard and want more information, go to the Pennsylvania Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs website.
- If you are from a state other than Pennsylvania, please check with the Office of Higher Education in your state for information regarding out-of-state use of grants. Delaware, Alaska, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Ohio are the states that allow students to use their grants out-of-state. New Jersey and New York do NOT allow their grants to be used out-of-state. Please check with your State's Department of Education for more information and to apply.
USciences President's Scholarship (also known as USP Merit Grant or USciences Merit Award)
- This award is based on your academic achievements to date. The Admission Office awards these scholarships to incoming students. You do not have to apply separately for a USciences President's Scholarship, but recipients must maintain full-time enrollment to retain this award. You will be reviewed automatically and notified by mail regarding your eligibility. Please direct inquiries regarding the USciences President's Scholarship to the Admission office. This is a non-need based program which can only be used to cover tuition costs. Students may receive this award for no more than 8
semesters of full-time enrollment.
USciences Promise Grant (formerly known as the USP Promise Grant)
- The USciences Promise Grant is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic promise. The Admission Office awards this grant to entering students. You must register for 12 credits or more each semester at University of the Sciences in order to receive this award. In addition, you must make academic progress, as defined by your academic department, to retain this award. Students who first received this award in Fall 2011 and those first receiving it in subsequent years, may receive this award for no more than 8 semesters of full-time enrollment.
- Athletic grants are determined by the Athletic Department. Athletic awards are contingent upon the requirements and standards of that office. Please contact the Athletic Department with questions regarding this award. This is a non-need based program.
USciences Grant (formerly known as the USP Grant)
- USciences Grants are University funds made available to students as a means of supplementing other aid sources. Students who complete the FAFSA will be considered for this grant. A student must enroll full-time to receive this award. Students who first received this award in Fall 2011 and those first receiving it in subsequent years, may receive this award for no more than 8 semesters of full-time enrollment.
Outside Scholarships - Websites for Scholarship Searches
- The following websites allow you to set up a personal profile and then provide you with search results of scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply. There is no fee for the use of any of these websites.