Scholarships

Typically based on merit, scholarships can come from a number of different sources with various awarding criteria. Rio Grande offers numerous institutional scholarships for incoming freshmen and currently enrolled students. Rio Grande also receives a wide array of scholarships from private donors and outside resources. 

 

Redstorm Scholarships

Rio Grande offers more than 300 scholarship opportunities to support students in their educational endeavors. Many of these scholarships are provided through the kindness of Alumni and Friends of the university.  Students can  to apply for these opportunities through the beginning of Fall semester. However, priority will be given to those students who apply before the Priority Filing Deadline.  Submitting an application does not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship.  A scholarship committee comprised of Rio Grande faculty and staff will review applications to determine eligibility for the scholarships available.
Priority Filing Deadline: January 15th

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Merit-Based Scholarships

 

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.50 or higher college GPA. Students must maintain the URG Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the scholarship to be renewed each year. This scholarship is for students who are out-of-state or in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.

The Provost Scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.01 to 3.50 college GPA. Students must maintain the URG Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the scholarship to be renewed each year. This scholarship is for students who are out-of-state or in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.

The Dean Scholarship is awarded to students with a 2.51 to 3.00 college GPA. Students must maintain the URG Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the scholarship to be renewed each year. This scholarship is for students who are out-of-state or in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.

Department Scholarships

  • Ohio Resident
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Enrolled full time
  • Eligible Majors: Applied Healthcare Administration, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Environmental Science, Healthcare Administration, Industrial Technology, IT: Network Systems, Mathematics, Medical Coding & Billing, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Welding, Wildlife Conservation

Incoming and Current students who meet the above qualifications may complete the application below by August 28th. All applications can be turned into the Financial Aid Office (finaid@rio.edu).

Apply for Choose Ohio First Stem Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to Art Majors and is determined through the Art Department Faculty annually. Please contact Kevin Lyles for more information at klyles@rio.edu


Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the URG Academic Excellence Art Scholarship

  1. The awarded scholarship begins in the semester the student is accepted (unless that is summer semester; then the scholarship will begin in the fall semester). Students must be consecutively enrolled and attend on a full-time basis.
  2. Student must be pursuing an art degree at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. 
  3. The maximum length of this scholarship is five (5) consecutive years or the completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  4. One-half of the yearly award will be applied to the student’s bill each fall and spring semester to help pay for full-time tuition only (up to 18 credit hours per semester). 
  5. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and meet all Federal Financial Aid eligibility requirements 
  6. This scholarship is used for payment towards URG/RGCC tuition and is not transferable to other institutions

Any special considerations will need to be submitted and approved by the URG Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship is awarded to Chemistry Majors and is determined through the Chemistry Department Faculty annually. Please contact Dr. John Means for more information at jmeans@rio.edu

Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the URG Academic Excellence Chemistry Scholarship

  1. The awarded scholarship begins in the semester the student is accepted (unless that is summer semester; then the scholarship will begin in the fall semester). Students must be consecutively enrolled and attend on a full-time basis.
  2. Student must be making progress towards a chemistry degree at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. 
  3. The maximum length of this scholarship is five (5) consecutive years or the completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  4. One-half of the yearly award will be applied to the student’s bill each fall and spring semester to help pay tuition, room/board, or books. 
  5. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and meet all Federal Financial Aid eligibility requirements.
  6. This scholarship is used for payment towards URG/RGCC tuition, room/board, and books and is not transferable to other institutions.
  7. Recipients of the URG Academic Excellence Chemistry Scholarship will be required to complete a stewardship/departmental service condition outlined by the Chemistry Department Faculty. 


Any special considerations will need to be submitted and approved by the URG Financial Aid 
Office.

Freshman Scholarships

Yearly Award: One – 4-Year Full Tuition

Full-time, entering freshman student; attends a high school in the four-county (OH) service district of Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, and Vinton; minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 and a minimum ACT composite of 21 (or SAT of 990 CR/M); resume, letters of recommendation and an essay.  Deadline: December 1, 2022

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Yearly Awarding: Eleven – 2 Year Full Tuition only

Full-time, entering freshman student; attends a high school in the four-county (OH) service district of Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, and Vinton; based on high school GPA, ACT or SAT test results; school and community involvement; selections are made from those students recommended by their high school guidance counselor. January 13, 2023

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Scholarship Terms and Conditions for the URG Presidential, Provost, Dean, Merit, and Rio Grande Scholarships

  1. The awarded scholarship begins in the semester the student transitions into the Private University rates (unless that is summer semester; then the scholarship will begin in the fall semester).
  2. Awards are based on demonstrated need for tuition/fees after all Federal, State, other Institutional, and outside gift aid resources have been applied. All Rio Grande Scholarships are non-refundable or “last dollar”
  3. Students are required to fill out a FAFSA annually; the student must fill out a FAFSA even if the student does not receive federal and/or state grant funds. (excluding international students)
  4. The awards are prorated based on the student’s enrollment status. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during a semester to receive the award. 
  5. The student must either be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and has completed at least 64 credit hours or an out-of-state resident. 
  6. One-half of the yearly award is applied to the student’s bill each fall and spring semester. 
  7. Awards are reviewed and adjusted based on GPA annually.
  8. This scholarship is used for payment towards URG/RGCC tuition and is not transferable to other institutions
  9. The scholarship is not available for degree programs that receive a tuition discount. (BSN, WV Friendly, etc…)

Any special considerations will need to be submitted and approved by the URG Financial Aid Office.