Presidential Scholarship $8,000
The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.51 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 in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.
Provost Scholarship $7,000
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 in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.
Dean Scholarship $5,000
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 in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.
Merit Scholarship $3,000
The Merit Scholarship is awarded to students with a 2.0 to 2.5 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 in their Junior or Senior year at Rio Grande.
Priority Deadline January 15th
Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship 2018-2019
- Ohio Resident
- 3.0 GPA minimum
- Enrolled full time
- Major: Chemistry, Wildlife Conservation, Nursing, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Incoming and Current students who meet the above qualifications may complete the application below by July 1st. All applications can be turned into the Financial Aid Office (email@example.com) or Dr. Rob Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Rio Grande Honors Program Scholarship
Current and incoming Honors students; Limited number one-time-only competitive awards.
University of Rio Grande Sports and Exercise Scholarship
Junior or Senior student majoring in Sports and Exercise; Limited number one-time-only competitive awards.
University of Rio Grande Art Scholarship
The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has the following scholarships available for the academic year:
- Two half-tuition, four-year scholarships for an incoming student majoring in Art or Art Education. These two scholarships may also be combined into one full-tuition four-year scholarship.
- Three one-time $500 scholarships for incoming students majoring in Art or Art Education.
Students may choose to complete either a two or four year degree with a variety of concentrations, including studio art, graphic design or art education. Students also have the option of adding minors in other areas that interest them.
The University of Rio Grande offers an excellent art program, with dedicated and qualified faculty, modern facilities, and a caring family atmosphere. Students experience a wide variety of cultural enrichment activities, including numerous visiting artists and scholars, and an active social calendar. Students and faculty conduct frequent trips to museums and workshops in cities such as New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Huntington. International destinations in recent years have included China, Italy and Wales, where many students spend a semester abroad.
To apply for these scholarships, send the following documents:
- A letter of application, describing your career goals and intended major (include your contact information!)
- Two letters of reference, one of which should be your high school art teacher
- 10-20 images of your artwork, photographed or saved on disk as jpegs
Students must have completed the enrollment process in order to apply for this scholarship.
Send all materials to:
Chair, School of Fine Arts
218 N. College Avenue
University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, OH 45674
Applications are due January 15
If you are a student or know a student interested in applying for this scholarship opportunity, want more information, or want to schedule a campus visit, please contact:
University of Rio Grande Chemistry Academic Excellence Award
Full-time student entering the 2019-20 academic year; pursuing a major in chemistry.
University of Rio Grande Music Scholarship
The University of Rio Grande awards 1 (one) 4-year Full Tuition Scholarship and 2 (two) 4-year Partial Tuition Scholarships to incoming Music majors each year. These scholarships are awarded based upon an audition in front of the Rio Music faculty. These auditions are normally held in the late winter/early Spring.
Students will need to contact the Music Department Coordinator to schedule a time, and will need to have the scholarship application and supporting documents filled out to submit at their audition. Please read all of the requirements for their particular voice or instrument.
Vocal Audition Requirements
Be prepared to sing, from memory, two contrasting solo pieces from the standard art song repertoire. Examples of repertoire could include selections from the “Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias” collection or “The First/Second Book of SATB Solos,” compiled by Joan Boytim. One musical theater piece is also permissible. One selection in a foreign language is recommended. No taped accompaniments, pop songs, or unaccompanied selections are allowed. All selections should be for solo voice with piano accompaniment. A cappella auditions, vocal lines excerpted from choral works, or accompaniment CD’s and/or tapes are not acceptable. An accompanist, however, will be provided upon request. All those who choose to use our accompanist perform their audition with no rehearsal time beforehand.
Auditioners may instead choose to bring their own accompanist, if they desire. You will be evaluated on vocal potential, as well as basic musical skills and expression.
Instrumental Audition Requirements
Students should be prepared to play any major scale up to 4 flats and 4 sharps, two octaves in quarter notes and a Chromatic scale two octaves, ascending and descending. You should prepare a solo on your major instrument and at least two selected etudes or studies that display your musical abilities. The Solo should be class A or higher from your state’s Solo and Ensemble competition. One should include slow melodic examples, the other should include faster technical material. A short sight reading piece will be required. Any other prepared material such as current pieces played in band/orchestra that the applicant would like to perform.
Scholarships are to be awarded to incoming Freshmen. Current students are not eligible. There is one full scholarship available which will cover tuition for 4 (four) years. Two partial scholarships of $1,000 a year for four years are also available. Scholarships will be awarded based upon an on campus audition and interview before a committee of all full time Music faculty. Scholarship recipients will be required to remain Music majors in good academic standing in order to retain their scholarships. If their GPA falls below 2.5, they will have one semester to bring their GPA to at least 2.5. Any recipients who change to a major other than Music Education, Music Business or Music Comprehensive will immediately lose the scholarship. Recipients will be required to participate in Music Department Ensembles according to their talents and the Department’s needs.
District Counselors Scholarship
One – 4 Year Full Tuition
Full-time student, entering the 2018-19 academic year; 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
Rio Grande Community College - Jake Bapst Scholarship
Eleven – 2 Year Full Tuition only
Full-time student, entering the 2018-19 academic year; 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 15
Out-of-State or International Student Scholarships
Rio Grande Scholarship
Rio Grande students that are from out-of-state will be charged the University rate tuition. Out-of-state or International students are given academic awards similar to the Junior and Senior level students. These scholarships range from $2,000 to $8,000 and are determined by the students high school GPA and ACT (SAT) scores.
The Rio Grande Scholarship follows:
Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
You must be a graduating student from any Ohio high school; have a declared major in mathematics or a related field; 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA at the high school level.
Bernard V Fultz Middleport-Pomeroy Rotary Club Scholarship
A one year scholarship funded through proceeds raised from an annual golf tournament held in memory of Bernard V Fultz. The recipient must be a student enrolled at the Rio Grande Meigs Center. Applications must be submitted to Tom Sutton at the Rio Grande Meigs Center by April 1st.
Chi-Omega Alpha-Chapter of Athena
Applicants must be an active member of the Chi Omega Alpha-Chapter of Athena Sorority. Please note that all scholarship awards are on a first come, first serve basis. Student’s financial need will be considered when selecting recipient(s). All information must be completed on the application to be considered for scholarship selection.
You must be a graduate of a Meigs County Ohio high school to be eligible for this award.
Fraternal Order of Archon Alumni Scholarship
Applicants must be an active member of the Archon Fraternity. Please note that all scholarship awards are on a first come, first serve basis. Student’s financial need will be considered when selecting recipient(s). All information must be completed on the application to be considered for scholarship selection.
Henry E. and Marjorie M. Fruth Scholarship
This fund was established in 1986 and is restricted to students from Mason County, WV studying at the University of Rio Grande with good academic standing.
Jack and Frances Fruth Scholarship
This fund was established in 1992 and awarded to active employees, or a dependent of an active employee, of Fruth Pharmacy who is enrolled full or part time at the University of Rio Grande. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA during their course of study at the University. Students must demonstrate community involvement through work experience and /or community service volunteer activity.
KIBBLE FOUNDATION Scholarship
You must be a graduate of a Meigs County Ohio High school to be eligible for this award.
Robert Rees Scholarship
You must be a graduate of a Gallia County Ohio High school to be eligible for this award.
University of Rio Grande Alumni Scholarship
Eligible students must have a parent or grand-parent whom are graduates of the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande Community College.