Merit Based Scholarship Awards
Gallaudet University offers merit-based scholarships to deaf and hard of hearing students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose scholastic and personal achievements are exemplary. Scholarships are no longer based on first come, first serve basis. Applications without Honors scholarship offers must be completed for acceptance and scholarship considerations anytime before August with an exception for President's Honors and Provost's Honors scholarships by February 1, 2014.
Scholarships will be based on academic ability only. The highest test scores and GPA scores will be ranked from the highest to lowest for scholarship review and the scholarships will be offered to the accepted students for Fall term only. Scholarship winners will be notified by the Admissions Office. Timely responses to admission and of merit-based scholarship awards are important because of the limited available funds. Scholarships are offered to full-time new degree seeking students enrolled in the beginning of Fall term. Students enrolling in the spring are not entitled to receive the scholarships. Adult Degree Program (ADP) students are not eligible for the merit based scholarships offered by the Admissions Office. Scholarship offers for enrolled students without college experience are effective for a consecutive 4 -year (8-semester) period. New transfer students with 30 or more college credits earned from other accredited higher education institutions, scholarships are good for a consecutive 3-year (6-semester) period. Scholarship holds are no longer practiced for accepted students choosing to withdraw or defer enrollment to a future term. They can reapply for another scholarship consideration in December prior to the annual February 1st deadline. They compete with new applicants for scholarship considerations.
Scholarship criteria are nonnegotiable and subject to change without notice.
Deadlines For Students with President's and Provost's Honors Scholarship Offers
- February 1 - Application Deadline for Scholarship Considerations
- February 15 - Scholarship Offer Notifications Due
- February 15 - April 1 - Honors Application/Interview Process
- April 1 - Honors Decision Notifications
- April 5 - Financial Aid Award Notifications Due
- May 1 - Scholarship Acceptance Decisions with Enrollment Forms and Payments Due
- May 1 - $200 Honors Fee Payment Due
- May 2 - Scholarships Cancelled for Uncommitted Recipients