Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. The eligibility requirements and amounts awarded vary. Generally scholarships can range from need-based to merit-based awards.

  • Need-based: Eligibility is determined by a review of the students/families finances. The results the FAFSA application are typically used to determine a student’s “financial need.”  
  • Merit-based: Eligibility can range from a student’s academic, artistic or athletic accomplishments (not limited to theses categories). In most cases, a student’s financial need will not play a part in determining a student’s eligibility. 

Temple University offers incoming and continuing undergraduate students numerous scholarship opportunities to assist students in financing their education. The admissions application serves as the student’s scholarship application for admissions-based awards. Information on the renewal criteria can be found in the Policies section of this website. Additionally, each academic college offers scholarships specifically for students enrolled in their programs. In most cases, students must be an enrolled full-time, undergraduate student and seeking their first bachelor’s degree to qualify for these scholarships.

Unless otherwise noted, international students are eligible for most Temple-sponsored scholarships. Please be sure to check with your Temple school or college for additional scholarship opportunities. Undergraduate scholarship opportunities specific to international students are also available to review on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Temple University also offers ScholarshipUniverse, a new mobile and personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier. ScholarshipUniverse is a searchable scholarship database with over 15,000 vetted external scholarship opportunities for students. Temple students can answer questions to be matched to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal. Students are alerted whenever they are matched to new scholarship opportunities, and they receive automated reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps.

Temple UniversityVs Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising (SDFA) offers assistance to Temple students in all stages of the application process for competitive, merit-based national fellowships. SDFA also coordinates the Supplemental Academic Scholarship program specifically for Temple undergraduates. 

Information regarding third-party billing is found on the Temple University bursar website.

Disability Resources and Services (DRS) offers several scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.  Award amounts vary based on scholarship; however, the maximum award amount is $1,000 per semester. The total of all DRS scholarships received all semesters at Temple cannot exceed $5,000. Preferences will be shown to applicants who have not received already received a scholarship in the same academic year. Scholarships may be used for tuition and related expenses, tutoring, assistive technology, internships, and other disability-related expenses unless otherwise indicated. 

A full list of scholarships specific to Ambler Campus and deadlines can be found on the Temple University Ambler website.