Scholarships are financial awards given to students based on their abilities inside and outside the classroom. The best part about scholarships is they do not have to be repaid. 96% of Embry-Riddle freshmen students receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans. Scholarship deadlines may vary, so apply early.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the best way to discover the types of federal funding you qualify for. Some scholarships are need-based and require a FAFSA. You need to file a FAFSA each year you are in college.
A list of general scholarships is available below under "All Majors," as well as scholarships by specific area of interest or criteria. You are not limited to the scholarships listed on our site - use the Search Engines section to search for any scholarship for which you may qualify.
|Congratulations external scholarship award winners! 270 students university-wide were awarded a total of $1,075,000 in donor scholarship funding!|
You can be awarded up to your cost of attendance, so apply for as many as possible. If you receive an external scholarship, the funds should be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office and applied to your account.
Some scholarships require a written essay. It is best to create a general draft and edit that copy for each individual scholarship.
Note: Students studying meteorology and in ROTC can apply for scholarships in technical degree fields.
Continuing students can apply for Embry-Riddle scholarships during February through ERNIE.
Embry-Riddle endowed and term scholarships are funds that are generously donated to help students pay for their education. Completing the application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. If you are selected for a scholarship it will be paid in the Fall and Spring semesters of the following academic year.
|Congratulations term and endowed scholarship award winners! 477 students were awarded a total of $1,651,247!|
Scholarship award amounts vary from $500 to $5,000. Scholarship criteria also vary; some are very specific and others are very general. Only fields marked with an asterisk on the application are required, but please fill out as much information as you can in order to increase your eligibility for one or more of the scholarships.
Don't have leadership, honors, or community activities? Apply anyway! Some scholarships do not require extracurricular activities. You can't win if you're not in!