Academic Awards

Rio Grande is a unique institution were Ohio residents can attend our Community College the first two years at a lower Community College tuition. To help students and families off set the University tuition the final years, Rio Grande offers academic awards to undergraduate students who are charged the Private University tuition. The University students are classified as students who have completed 64 credit hours or more and pursing a Bachelor’s Degree, or out of state residents. The Academic Awards are not applicable to degree programs that already receive a tuition discount. Rio Grande would like to commend and reward students for hard work in the classroom.
 
The academic awards are given with the student financial aid award letter and renewed based on:
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.

RedStorm Scholarship

The University of 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.  To apply, complete the RedStorm Scholarship Application below and return to the URG Financial Aid Office, P O Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674, or apply online through the link below. Consideration will be given to applications submitted prior to the listed deadlines. 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 Deadline January 15th

Department Scholarships

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 (finaid@rio.edu) or Dr. Rob Hopkins (rhopkins@rio.edu).

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:

Benjy Davies
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.

Scholarship Details

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.

Freshman Scholarships

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:

 

Additional Scholarships

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.

Delta Epsilon Chapter Alumni-Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Scholarship

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP
Delta Epsilon Chapter Alumni-Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Scholarship

HOW ESTABLISHED
This scholarship is established by the alumni of Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity to encourage scholarship achievement.

STIPULATIONS

This scholarship is established by the alumni of the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi. The principal will remain intact in perpetuity.  Additions may be made to the endowment at any time.

The annual scholarship(s) from this fund will be awarded to descendants of Alpha Tau Delta or Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Epsilon Chapter Alumni who meet the criteria below. If there are none who meet the criteria then a full-time track student athlete at the University of Rio Grande who is  of sophomore, junior or senior status will be considered. .  To be eligible, a person must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have financial need to complete his/her studies.  Recipients of this scholarship shall exhibit exceptional promise, energy, desire to succeed and be an exemplary student at the University of Rio Grande.

The student may receive the scholarship annually to be applied to tuition only, for as many as two years, if he/she meets the criteria set forth.

  • Full time students at the University of Rio Grande
  • Must be a Sophomore or higher
  • Take a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester
  • Earn a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Is a student in good standing at the University of Rio Grande
  • Demonstrates leadership on campus
  • Is involved in service to the community
  • First priority given to descendants of Alpha Tau Delta or Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Epsilon Chapter Alumni
  • Second priority given to a track athlete
  • Applicant needs to submit the attached application and include an essay detailing their qualifications

CANDIDATE SELECTION
Recipients of this scholarship are selected by the University’s Scholarship Committee which is chaired by the Director of Financial Aid who shall seek and receive advice from the Alumni Association, consisting of any of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary and or Treasurer when making the selection on the recommendations. We may want to have an award ceremony.
In awarding the scholarship, the University’s Financial Aid Office shall notify the Alumni Association President and Vice President when the award has been made.

Dill-Arnold-Cutler Scholarship

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.

 

Meet the Staff

Location

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The Financial Aid Office is located in the Reardon One Stop of Florence Evans Hall

Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
Primary Contact: finaid@rio.edu
Telephone: 740-245-7218

Florence Evans Hall

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