Rules and Program Terms
Enrollment and Length
  •  You must be enrolled full time (12 credits) in order to receive the funds.
  • Scholarship funds will be granted to you for a consecutive 4-year (8 semester) period. Once you have completed eight semesters, you will no longer be eligible, regardless of how many semesters of scholarship support you actually received.
  • If you are admitted as a new transfer student, scholarship funds will be granted to you for a consecutive 3-year (6 semester) period. Once you have completed six semesters, you will no longer be eligible, regardless of how many semesters of scholarship support you actually received.
  • Your scholarship is for fall and spring semesters only. Scholarship funds may not be used for Summer Sessions.
  • Your scholarship offer with a response deadline is mentioned in a letter of acceptance in order to secure this first-come, first served scholarship with completed enrollment forms found in the enclosed acceptance packet.and payments for mandatory fees. After the offer expiration date, the scholarship will be granted to another qualified accepted student.
  • Your scholarship award is based on a "first come, first served basis." You
    submit and complete your application file for admission to Gallaudet and you as an accepted student, are offered a scholarship. However, you wish to hold for better test scores for bigger scholarship awards. If you choose that way, then you need to know that it does not guarantee any scholarship. It depends on the fund availability and it involves risks. The scholarship offer is considered to be on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you withdraw from the University, you may have your scholarship reinstated as long as GPA requirements are satisfied.
  • If you withdraw from the University during a semester your scholarship will be prorated (and reduced) based on the number of days completed. This includes both official Withdrawal/LOA, as well as Unofficial Withdrawal which results if you stop attending classes anytime during the semester.
  • If you withdraw from the University during a semester your scholarship will be prorated (and reduced) based on the number of days completed.
  • If you transfer to another institution, you will not be eligible to have your scholarship reinstated if you re-enroll at Gallaudet University.

Academic Requirements

  • You must maintain a Cumulative Degree GPA of 3.0 for President, Provost, or Dean with Honors awards; and 2.5 for all other awards to receive the scholarship.
  • If your Cumulative Degree GPA drops below the required level, the scholarship will be suspended until you achieve the applicable Semester Degree GPA with full time status.
  • If reinstated, your scholarship will continue (as long as Semester GPA level is met) for a period up to and including your fourth year (third year for new transfer students). The suspension of scholarship funds due to insufficient GPA will not extend the length of the scholarship term.

Fund Administration and Distribution

  • Your scholarship funds will be distributed on a semester by semester basis (50% per semester). The funds will be credited directly against your tuition charges.
  •  Funds awarded to you for tuition may be applied to room and/or board costs if you receive other tuition-specific support. In no case will the scholarship be distributed in excess of its original value, refunded to you as cash, or used to cover any expenses other than tuition, room, or board.
  • Board support, if received, will apply only to the 190 or 220 Block Plans, and will cover no additional board charges (such as guest charges or dining dollars).
  • Any scholarship funds not needed as described above will be canceled.
  • If you choose to live off campus, you will relinquish any room and/or board portion of your scholarship.

Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Your scholarship award is based on "merit" and not financial considerations; however, if you apply for and receive Federal financial aid*, the total of all financial aid you receive, including any merit awards, may NOT exceed your educational costs. This is considered to be a financial aid "over award", and it is prohibited by Federal regulations. If this occurs, it may be necessary to reduce your merit award to levels which resolve the over award of aid dollars.
  • If you receive, or expect to receive, outside scholarships or financial aid, you should notify the financial aid office in order to determine what effect, if any, it may have upon your merit award.
  • Your scholarship is not contingent on financial aid applications. If you do want to be considered for need-based or unsubsidized loan support, we would encourage you to complete required FAFSA and Institutional applications (IFAA):


* Federal: PELL, SEOG, ACG, Smart, Work Study, Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), PLUS Loan, Perkins Loan.


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