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General Scholarship Guidelines

The College of Saint Rose Scholarships

The College annually awards renewable merit-based scholarships to full-time freshman applicants who have demonstrated superior achievement in academics (through high school average, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank), art, music, and/or athletics. No separate application is necessary; students who have been accepted for admission as first-time freshmen by February 1 will automatically be considered for these scholarships. All recipients should submit the FAFSA if other aid is desired.

Transfer Scholarships

Full-time transfer applicants with superior academic records will be automatically considered for renewable Transfer Scholarships. All recipients should submit the FAFSA if other aid is desired.

Art and Music Scholarships (Special Talent Scholarships)

These awards recognize extraordinary artistic or musical ability of full-time freshmen and transfer applicants as demonstrated through an art portfolio or performance of a music audition, which must be completed by February 1. Academic requirements and other details are available from the Admissions Office. The student must be accepted to the College by February 1. All recipients should submit the FAFSA if other aid is desired.

Athletic Scholarships (Athletic Service Awards)

The College of Saint Rose participates in NCAA Division II athletic competition. In accordance with NCAA regulations, the College offers athletic scholarship funding to talented student athletes for intercollegiate teams. The total amount of an Athletic Service Award (ASA) will vary depending upon ability and availability of positions on team rosters.

The College of Saint Rose Athletic department makes recommendations of ASA amounts to the Financial Aid Office. Official ASA notification is generated from the Financial Aid Office. Students interested in being considered for ASA funding should contact the Athletic department or the coach for the sport of interest.

Second Chance Scholarship

The Second Chance Scholarship is awarded to full-time returning adult students from two-year colleges with priority given to Hudson Valley Community College transfer students. This is a two-year scholarship, which varies according to need and academic achievement. Application for admission, an ISIR from having filed the FAFSA, and the completed Second Chance Scholarship Application must be received by June 1 (for fall) or November 1 (for spring), prior to the semester of beginning attendance at The College of Saint Rose.

Other Scholarships

The College also offers other scholarship opportunities. A student must apply for admission to the College prior to February 1 in order to be selected for these endowed scholarships. No separate application is necessary, as the College will match an applicant’s qualifications to those of the scholarship. Because of funding and awarding variables, not all scholarships are available each year.