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  • Academic Merit Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

    Eligibility
    • To be considered for an academic undergraduate scholarship, submit a complete undergraduate admission application by the Feb. 1 deadline.Late applicants might be considered for an academic scholarship based on fund availability. 
    • For scholarship purposes, a freshman applicant is defined as a current high school student who - will graduate prior to the start of the fall semester and will not earn any college credits after graduation.
    • Scholarship notification will be made no later than March 1 on TUportal.
    • The nonrefundable undergraduate tuition deposit must be submitted by May 1 in order to secure a scholarship. A deposit made later will cancel the scholarship.
    • Academic merit scholarships for undergraduate students are limited to eight consecutive undergraduate semesters of full-time enrollment. The scholarship is guaranteed for the first four consecutive undergraduate semesters, at the end of which a minimum cumulative GPA must be achieved and maintained in order to renew the scholarship annually. Merit scholarships are designated for undergraduate tuition only. Specific details will be provided in the student's undergraduate scholarship notification letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Information on the renewal criteria can be found in the Policies section of this website. 
    • Students awarded our full-tuition undergraduate scholarship, the President's Scholar Award, may also apply for one $4,000 summer educational enhancement stipend, to be used toward approved study away, research, internship or other academic activity.
    • Temple University Academic Merit undergraduate scholarships are tuition only. 
    Amount

    Academic scholarships for undergraduate students range from $2,000 to full undergraduate tuition. The availability of funding and the size, quality and characteristics of the overall applicant pool will determine the number and the value of academic scholarships awarded.

    Application/selection

    No separate application required. Recipients are selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Air Force ROTC

    Eligibility

    U.S. citizens who:

    • are high school graduates (or equivalent);
    • can pass the physical examination for participation in ROTC;
    • possess at least a 2.5 grade point average; and
    • have 1100 on the SAT are eligible.
    Amount

    Tuition scholarships are for $9,000, $15,000 or full tuition plus an annual stipend of $3,000 and $255 per semester for books for two- (sophomores), three- (freshman), or four-year (for entering students) scholarships.  Four-year scholarship winners are also eligible to receive a $2,500 payment for room and board. Air Force ROTC tuition scholarship, Temple University Academic Merit scholarship and tuition remission funding (and/or any other tuition restricted funding) combined cannot exceed the total cost of tuition per term. 

    Application/selection

    Students interest in four-year awards must apply by December 1 of the year before they intend to enter the university. Applicants will be interviewed and winners will be notified by June 1.

    Two- and three-year scholarship applicants can apply beginning in January, with notifications sent in May.

    For more information about Air Force Scholarships at Temple University, call 610-660-3190 or visit the regional Air Force ROTC website.

  • Army ROTC

    Eligibility

    U.S. citizens who:

    • are full time Temple University students;
    • can pass the physical examination for participation in ROTC; 
    • have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average;
    • excel at an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a two mile run for time.
    Amount

    Full tuition and fees scholarships (resident or nonresident rate) plus a monthly stipend ranging from $300 for freshman to $500 for seniors. Additionally, there is an allowance of $1200 per year for books.​​​​​​​ ROTC tuition scholarship, Temple University Academic Merit scholarship and tuition remission funding (and/or any other tution restricted funding) combined cannot exceed the total cost of tuition per term.  

    Application/selection

    Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not on financial need. 

    • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
    • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify

    For more information about Army scholarships at Temple, contact Marc Young 215-204-7482 or 7480. Or email the office at rotc@temple.edu.

    The Army ROTC office is located on the lower level of Ritter Hall. Visit the Temple Army ROTC website for more information.  

  • Athletic Scholarships

    Eligibility
    • Participants in all varsity sports will be considered for scholarships.
    • The University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) determine the requirements and standards.
    Amount

    Full and partial tuition scholarships, plus room and board and book allowances, are available.

    Application/selection

    The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics identifies and recruits students and selects scholarship recipients from among those who are admissible to the university.

  • Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship

    Eligibility
    • FAFSA application on file as of February 1 with indicated financial need (domestic students only).
      • International students do not file the FAFSA.
    • Preference given to students who are the first generation in their families to graduate from college/university. Additionally, preference will be given to students from the City of Philadelphia though all students will be considered, including international students.
    • Renewable for up to 8 full-time semesters (criteria listed in recipient's scholarship notification)
    • Undergraduate students only.
    Amount

    $500 - $5000 per year 

    Application/selection
    • Applicant selection is handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The scholarship is aimed at helping students cross the finish line toward graduation with less debt. Preference for the scholarship for incoming students will be given to students from the City of Philadelphia though all students will be considered, including international students.

     

    Selected scholarship recipients will be encouraged to consider supporting the Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship upon graduation and the launch of their professional careers to help sustain it for future generations of Temple students.

  • Camille Cosby Scholarship in Science

    Eligibility

    Entering freshmen who:

    • graduated from Simon Gratz, Central or Girls High School (all in Philadelphia);
    • who intend to major in one of the natural sciences; and
    • who have demonstrated financial need will be considered.
    Amount

    One $2,400 tuition award, renewable for one year with the stipulation that a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

    Application/selection

    No separate application is required. 

  • Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program

    Eligibility

    First-year freshmen who are the first in their immediate family (neither parent attended or graduated from college) to attend college and demonstrate financial need.

    Students will be evaluated through review of their completed scholarship application materials and their academic credentials.

    Amount

    Tuition scholarships are for $5000 and will be awarded annually to five first-year freshmen. This award is renewable for four years as long as recipients maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a 3.00 GPA annually.

    Application/selection
    • Temple is pleased to offer this scholarship opportunity targeted to first-generation students in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship will offer support for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college.
    • This scholarship will benefit five incoming first-year freshmen students by providing $5,000 scholarships, renewable for up to four years as long as students maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.
    • Students must apply through the online application by April 15, and they will be evaluated through review of their completed scholarship application materials and their academic credentials.
  • Diamond Bands Scholarship

    Eligibility
    • Qualified students enrolled in any Temple school or college may become a member of one of the university’s four bands and be considered for scholarships.
    Amount

    $500 to $2000 (based on students’ participation and musicianship).

    Application/selection

    Boyer College of Music selects participants in the Diamond Bands and awards the scholarships. Interested students should contact the Director of Athletic Bands, Room 229 Presser Hall, or call 215-204-8321.

  • Maguire Scholarship

    Eligibility
    1. Preference will be given to students who graduate from these Maguire High School Partners
    2. Earn at least a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent in high school.
    3. Complete the online Maguire Scholars Program Application, which includes a letter of recommendation from a supervisor of a community service or extra-curricular activity by March 1, 2020.
    4. Engage in community service and/or extra-curricular activites at Temple.
    5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2020 and include Temple University school code 003371.
    6. Qualify for admission.
    7. Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 - 15,000.
    8. Contribute $5,000 per year to tuition, room & board.
    9. Agree to participate in regular Maguire Scholars meetings and/or activities on-campus in accordance with university requirement.
    10. Funding renewal is based on continuous, full-time enrollment for up to four years; 3.0 cumulative annual GPA; engagement in community service and/or extra-curricular activities at Temple; financial need as demonstrated from the FAFSA application's determination of EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 0 - 15,000 and meeting annual March 1 FAFSA filing deadline. 
    Amount

    The Maguire Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people through investing in education to improve opportunities for youth. Temple University is part of the Maguire Scholars network, which provides support for four years up to five students in the incoming freshman class. The scholarship amount available for this award annually can vary.

    Application/selection

    The Maguire Foundation will provide scholarship support to students graduating from the Philadelphia area high schools - with a preference for students from these Maguire High School Partners for four years of matriculation. Maguire Scholars who are selected by Temple must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher each academic year. Students must also be an active participant in extra-curricular activities and/or community service at Temple. Applications can be submitted by clicking on the link below:

    The Maguire Scholars College Program Application is now closed.

  • Mario D. Fantini Scholarship in Education

    Eligibility

    Entering freshmen who

    • are graduates of South Philadelphia High School; and
    • who plan a career in education.

    The award is renewable for up to four years, with the stipulation that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

    Amount

    One new full tuition scholarship awarded every two years.

    Application/selection

    No separate application is required.

  • Pennsylvania Governor's School Merit Scholarship

    Eligibility

    Entering freshmen who:

    • are graduates of one of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence;
    • have scored at least 1050 on the SAT;
    • rank in the top 30% of their graduating class; and
    • have a 3.2 GPA are eligible.

    This scholarship is typically given to strong academic students who may not have been offered other merit scholarships during the admissions review process. It is not a supplemental award.  Scholarships are renewable for up to four years with academic eligibility. 

    Amount

    $2,500 (five awards offered per year)

    Application/selection

    No separate application is required. Students must apply to Temple before March 1st. Recipients are selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on credentials submitted with the application for admission. All interested candidates should include their certificate of completion with their application materials.

  • RaiseMe

    Eligibility
    • All students must complete the FAFSA by February 1 and demonstrate financial need in order for their micro-scholarships to be honored.
    • Awards must be used within 1 year of graduation from high school.
    • Must be US citizen or permanent resident.
    • Renew Criteria: Maintain a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0, register and enroll as a full time student (30 credits per year) at Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, as well as our campus in Ambler, Pennsylvania and our first year away program at Temple Rome. Continue to file and complete the annual FAFSA by Temple's priority deadline each year and demonstrate financial need. RaiseMe scholarships are not available for students that matriculate at Temple Japan.
    • If student graduates from Temple in 3 years they may forfeit awards allocated for their final year. 
    Amount

    Annual Micro-Scholarship Earnings $500 - $5,000

    • students that reside in Pennsylvania can earn up to $10,000 over 4 years through the RaiseMe micro-scholarship program
    • students that reside outside Pennsylvania (out-of-state students) can earn up to $20,000 over 4 years through the RaiseMe micro-scholarship program
    Application/selection
    • If you are accepted and choose to attend Temple, the Micro-Scholarship earnings will automatically be included in your financial aid summary as institutional scholarships and grants. The funding amount will be greater or equal to your annual micro-scholarship earnings.
      • For example, all Temple University Academic Merit scholarship and school/college funding is included as institutional scholarship. Institutional grant funding includes the Temple grant, Fly in 4 and all named donor-provided scholarships.
  • Temple University 20/20 Scholarship

    Eligibility

    Entering freshman who (the 2020-21 incoming class is the final cohort for this program):

    • Live in Temple's north Philadelphia community, within the 19121, 19122, 19132 and 19133 zip codes at the time of application for admission
    • To be considered for an academic scholarship, submit a complete admission application by Feb 1 deadline. Late applicants might be considered for an academic scholarship based on funding availability.
    • For scholarship purposes, a freshman applicant is defined as a current high school student who- will graduate prior to the start of the fall semester and will not earn any college credits after graduation.
    • Scholarship notification will be made no later than March 1 on TUportal.
    • The nonrefundable tuition deposit must be submitted by May 1 in order to secure a scholarship. A deposit made later will cancel the scholarship.
    • Academic merit scholarships are limited to eight consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment. At the end of the first year, a minimum cumulative GPA much be achieved and maintainted in order to renew the scholarship annually. Specific details will be provided in the student's scholarship notification letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    The scholarship is designed to reinforce Temple's commitment to the community surrounding our Main Campus and to help increase access to higher education for talented students living there. This scholarship is typically given to strong academic students who may not have been offered other merit scholarships during the admissions review process. It is not a supplemental award.

    Scholarships are renewable for up to four continuous years for freshman and three continuous years for transfer students while maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits). Students not meeting the annual requirements are subject to losing their scholarship.

    Amount

    $5,000/ year (the 2020-21 incoming class is the final cohort for this program)

    Application/selection

    The 2020-21 incoming class is the final cohort for this program: No separate application is required. Recipients are selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on credentials submitted with the application for admission. 

  • Tuition Exchange Scholarships

    Eligibility

    Full-time Temple University faculty and staff members are eligible to apply for a limited number of Tuition Exchange Scholarships at more than 600 membership institutions beginning with the Fall 2021 term.

    Similarly, students whose parents are full-time faculty and staff members at the same membership institutions are eligible to apply for a limited number of Tuition Exchange Scholarships at Temple.

    Temple’s scholarships are renewable for up to four years, providing a student is enrolled for eight consecutive full-time undergraduate semesters with no interruption and continues to meet the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement.

    Tuition Exchange Scholarships at Member Institutions

    Timeline & Steps for Temple Faculty & Staff:

    1. If you are a full-time faculty or staff member, visit the Tuition Exchange website to determine if your dependent student is interested in one of the 600+ member institutions as a possible undergraduate college/university destination for the next fall term. If so, complete an online Tuition Exchange EZ Application by October 1.
    2. Ensure that your dependent student applies for admission and financial aid following the instructions and deadlines at the institutions of interest to your student.  Most colleges and universities require the Common Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be eligible for admission and financial aid but you should consult with the colleges and universities of your interest to determine their admission and financial aid requirements.
    3. Temple will consider and forward the Tuition Exchange EZ Applications to the colleges and universities to support a limited number of full-time faculty and staff members annually.
    4. If you are awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, you will be notified once an admission and scholarship decision have been made by the member institution.

     

    Tuition Exchange Scholarships at Temple University

    Timeline & Steps for Faculty & Staff at Member Institutions:

    1. If you are a full-time faculty or staff member at a college or university that participates in the Tuition Exchange program, complete a Tuition Exchange EZ Application by that institution’s deadline.  
    2. Ensure that your dependent student submits the online Common Application and Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) to Temple University by February 1. Graduate and professional school students are not eligible for this scholarship. 
    3. If offered admission and selected for a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, you will be notified no later than April 1.
    4. Admitted students will be expected to commit to Temple University with a non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1.

     

    Amount

    Temple’s Tuition Exchange Scholarships will be valued at Temple’s base tuition and will not cover housing, meals, fees, or other expenses, though students may still qualify for other forms of financial aid.

    Application/selection

    Tuition Exchange Scholarships at Member Institutions:

    Full-time Temple University faculty and staff members who want to be considered for Tuition Exchange Scholarships must complete the online Tuition Exchange EZ Application. The deadline for consideration is October 1 for the following fall term. In early October, Temple will then forward the Tuition Exchange EZ Applications of eligible faculty and staff members to the appropriate member institutions for their consideration. Each member institution is responsible for setting their own scholarship criteria and scholarship amount.

    A limited number of full-time faculty and staff members will benefit from the program annually. For Fall 2021, more than 100 faculty and staff applied for a very limited number of available scholarships (an expected 10 a year). Employment years of service to Temple was used as the criteria for selection. Faculty and staff who applied for consideration had years of service that ranged from 1 to 39 years of employment. 

    Tuition Exchange Scholarships at Temple University:

    Full-time faculty and staff members at membership institutions within the Tuition Exchange may submit the Tuition Exchange EZ Application to their home institution. If certified and approved, the home institution will send Temple those applications for us to consider. The deadline for Temple to receive a Tuition Exchange EZ Application is February 1 for the following fall term. Temple will then review scholarship applications and notify recipients no later than April 1. 

    Temple will offer a limited number of Tuition Exchange Scholarships to incoming undergraduate first-year students who are the dependents of full-time faculty and staff members at member institutions. Current Temple students are not eligible for this scholarship, nor are graduate or professional school students.

    For more information, contact Shawn Abbott, Vice Provost for Admissions, Financial Aid & Enrollment Management at shawn.abbott@temple.edu 

    For frequently asked questions related to the Tuition Exchange Scholarships, visit https://sfs.temple.edu/faqs