Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

Students who apply for admission prior to the Early Choice deadline of November 1 receive the strongest scholarship consideration.* Students submitting their admission application after November 1 are eligible for scholarships based on fund availability.

Merit-based Scholarships

UE Academic Scholarships

  • Academic scholarships are determined based on the student’s collective academic and leadership accomplishments, along with recognitions outside the classroom.

National Merit Scholarship

  • Finalists - receive a full-tuition award
    • Students must follow the instructions provided by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to report UE as their first-choice college. To report your college choice or a change in your choice, log into

UE Need for Nursing Scholarship

  • Students who earn direct-entry into the nursing program receive a base award ranging in value from $20,000.

CiSM Scholarship

  • For Fall 2020 entering freshmen: Students admitted to the Computers in Science & Math (CiSM) Certificate Program may apply for a limited number of scholarships funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Performing Arts Scholarships

  • Students applying to programs within the Departments of Music or Theatre must audition to earn admission to the program and for scholarship evaluation.
  • Performing Arts Scholarships are inclusive of performing arts talent, academic accomplishments, and activities and recognitions.
  • Scholarship notification will be provided after student auditions.

Baccalaureate to Doctor of Medicine Scholarship

  • Students admitted to the UE B/MD program receive a $30,000 award.

UE Teaching Fellows Scholarship

  • Those accepted in to the Teaching Fellows program will receive during the junior year (3rd year) a Teaching Fellows Scholarship, in combination with other UE gift aid, that will be equal to full-time tuition. During the senior year (4th year) students will receive the Teaching Fellows Scholarship and the Teaching Fellows Grant which, in combination with other UE gift aid, will be equal to full-time tuition. The Grant will be converted to a loan if agreement is not fulfilled.

Athletic Scholarships

  • Athletic scholarships are awarded at the discretion of each coach, based on criteria he or she establishes and in accordance with NCAA regulations. Renewal requires continued participation in the sport. The following sports offer athletic scholarships:
    • MEN – baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and swimming and diving, and track and field;
    • WOMEN – basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.
  • In limited cases under NCAA governance, a student may receive an athletic award in combination with a merit-based scholarship. In such cases, a 3.00 grade point average is required to renew the UE merit-based award. Most forms of UE-funded gift assistance are not available in combination with athletic scholarships.

Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

  • Yellow Ribbon - UE has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund applicable tuition and fees that exceed the national maximum set annually by the Department of Veterans Affairs for eligible veterans or their eligible dependents using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. The award is a combination of aid from UE and VA sources and supersedes any previously offered UE aid.
  • Other - The University of Evansville certifies enrollment under other education programs. These VA benefits are coordinated with other financial aid.

Additional Awards

The following may be awarded in addition to your merit-based scholarship and will be coordinated with other financial aid.

Art Scholarship for Art majors – Students must submit an art portfolio to University of Evansville Art Department for consideration of scholarship.

Music Ensemble Participation Award for non-music majors – Students must complete an audition with the Department of Music by March 10 of a student's senior year of high school and demonstrate sufficient talent to participate in band, choir, or orchestra. Renewal requires continued participation in an eligible ensemble.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government web site at
*Students receiving a merit scholarship of $30,000 or higher are ineligible for additional awards.
The University of Evansville reserves the right to update the amounts and criteria as deemed necessary.
The total of all UE scholarships will not exceed the equivalency of full tuition.

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