Scholarships are financial awards given to a variety of students, based on their abilities inside and outside the classroom. The best part about scholarships is they do not have to be repaid. Scholarships deadlines may vary, so apply early.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the best way to see what types of funding for which you qualify. Some scholarships are need-based and require a FAFSA. You need to file a FAFSA each year you are in college.
A general list of scholarships is available here, as well as scholarships by specific area of interest or criteria. You are not limited to the scholarships listed on our site. Search for any scholarship for which you may qualify.
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 may require a written essay. It is best to create a general draft and edit that copy for each individual scholarship. For other helpful suggestions about applying for scholarships, visit our FAQ.
More information on the Scholarship Presentation from our Scholarship Workshop.
Students can apply for Embry-Riddle scholarships during the months of January and 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 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.
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!
Congratulations external scholarship award winners! 270 students were awarded a total of $1,075,000!
Congratulations term and endowed scholarship award winners! 477 students were awarded a total of $1,651,247!