Our Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities @ SU

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AcademicWorks is now open for ALL currently enrolled students ONLY to apply for university scholarships. Please follow the instructions once you sign in to the website. NEWLY ADMITTED students for FALL 2020 can begin to apply for scholarship on December 1st, 2019. Those newly admitted students for fall 2020 should not complete the GENERAL APPLICATION until December 1st, 2019 when the site officially opens.

Welcome to Salisbury University’s Academic Works institutional scholarship website! The University offered more than a $1 million in scholarships to SU students last year. These scholarships may be applied for annually through SU’s Academic Works site. The scholarships are funded through contributions from alumni, faculty and staff, friends, parents, campus organizations, USM and corporations.

Please keep in mind that academic merit (Presidential scholarship), Good Neighbor undergraduate scholarship and SU Fund need-based scholarships for incoming students are determined via your SU admissions application and/or FAFSA. For more information on calculating potential incoming merit and need-based awards at SU, check out the Net Price Calculator

Who can apply?
Incoming freshmen and transfer students who are admitted to the University and all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate Salisbury University students. Non-degree and certificate students are not eligible for scholarships.

When can I apply?
The fall 2020-spring 2021 scholarship application process will begin on December 1, 2019. NEWLY Admitted students for FALL 2020 should not complete a General Application until December 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Deadline dates for scholarship will vary, check the website for details. You are required to complete a new general application every year!

How do I apply?
1. To access the General Application, click “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner of the screen and use your SU username and password to login to the site.
2. After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for based on the information you provided.
3. Applicants must complete all required questions on the “Profile Information” section before proceeding to other activities in the system.
4. While Academic Works matches you to scholarships you may be eligible for, keep in mind that you may be required to provide more information dependent on the scholarship opportunity requirements.
5. Some scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need; in order to be considered for those scholarships a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) FAFSA Website must be submitted. The FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year will be available starting October 1, 2019.
6. Stay on top of the “Deadline” column when reviewing scholarship opportunities as these dates reflect when you must complete the scholarship application to receive consideration for the scholarship.

How will I know if I’m eligible for new scholarships?
Additional scholarship opportunities may become available after the General Scholarship Application has been completed. It is your responsibility to check your Academic Works page frequently for additional scholarship opportunities that may become available.

How will I be notified if I’m chosen as a recipient of a scholarship?
If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email sent to your SU email address. Submitting a General Application or scholarship specific application does not guaranteed you will be selected as a recipient.

Please note that the advertised scholarship dollar amounts are subject to change without notice based on verified funding levels and current scholarship commitments. The scholarship dollar amount published/posted should only be used as an estimate.

Salisbury University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and therefore athletic leadership, ability, participation or performance cannot be utilized as a criterion in the determination of your financial aid award. As you apply for scholarships within Salisbury University’s Academic Works scholarship site please do not mention athletic leadership, ability, participation or performance within the essay as it will remove you from consideration for the scholarship to ensure Salisbury University’s continued compliance with Bylaw 15.4.1 of the NCAA regulations.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,500.00 Wood-Miller Scholarship Program at Salisbury University
This fund will honor Ms. Wood’s beloved professor, Dr. Leonard (Lee) Garigilano, and provide scholarships for current and future generations of...
This fund will honor Ms. Wood’s beloved professor, Dr. Leonard (Lee)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Worcester County Teachers Association Scholarship Award
The Worcester County Teachers Association Scholarship Award will be awarded to a junior education major who is a graduate of Worcester County...
The Worcester County Teachers Association Scholarship Award will be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$400.00 Charles & Eleanor Toth Scholarship for Science Education
The Toth Scholarship for Science Education will provide a scholarship to a junior grade level undergraduate student who plans a career as a...
The Toth Scholarship for Science Education will provide a scholarship to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Pepsi Cola Start Strong Scholarship
The Pepsi Start Strong scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman on the basis of academic success and financial need from the FAFSA. Incoming...
The Pepsi Start Strong scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$800.00 Leland Starnes Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Leland Starnes served as Director of the Salisbury State Theatre from 1972 to 1980. The Leland Starnes Scholarship will provide funding to...
Dr. Leland Starnes served as Director of the Salisbury State Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
Varies Lucy Tull Scholarship
The Lucy Tull Scholarship provides funding for students pursuing degrees in medically related fields. Scholarships may include full funding for...
The Lucy Tull Scholarship provides funding for students pursuing degrees...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$300.00 Marie A. Cavallaro Art Scholarship
This scholarship is meant to recognize student leadership and involvement, specifically in the visual arts. The applicant must be a full time Art...
This scholarship is meant to recognize student leadership and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$500.00 Ryan K. McDowell Memorial Scholarship
The Ryan K. McDowell Memorial Scholarship is available to junior or senior Art majors with a concentration in three-dimensional art form: hot...
The Ryan K. McDowell Memorial Scholarship is available to junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$700.00 Avery Hall Nursing Scholarship
The Avery W. Hall Nursing Scholarship annually recognizes nursing students thought to be highly motivated, hardworking, enthusiastic and dedicated...
The Avery W. Hall Nursing Scholarship annually recognizes nursing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
Varies Brunkhorst Nursing Scholarship
The Brunkhorst Nursing Scholarship recognizes a freshman undergraduate student with a declared major in pre-nursing. Students must be full-time,...
The Brunkhorst Nursing Scholarship recognizes a freshman undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Claude Bowdle Nursing Scholarship
The Claude Bowdle Nursing Scholarship recognizes an entering first-degree junior nursing major or entering second-degree nursing major. Minimum...
The Claude Bowdle Nursing Scholarship recognizes an entering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Colonel Meta M. Mills Nursing Scholarship
The Colonel Meta M. Mills Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled full-time in the Doctorate of Nursing program at Salisbury...
The Colonel Meta M. Mills Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Gasper & Rose T. DiGiovanna Geriatric Nursing Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to a 1st degree junior or senior level nursing major who demonstrates a sincere interest in caring for elders, as well...
This scholarship is awarded to a 1st degree junior or senior level...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Joseph W.T. and Hannah C. Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph W.T. and Hannah C. Smith Memorial Scholarship recognizes nursing students who are academically gifted and demonstrate outstanding...
The Joseph W.T. and Hannah C. Smith Memorial Scholarship recognizes...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
Varies Justin Shen Political Science and International Studies Senior Awards
As part of the Justin Y. Shen Endowment at Salisbury University there will be two awards made each spring as part of the Shen Political Science...
As part of the Justin Y. Shen Endowment at Salisbury University there...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Margaret Johnson Elmore Nursing Scholarship
The Margaret Johnson Elmore Nursing Scholarship recognizes academically gifted pre-nursing/nursing majors who demonstrate potential for...
The Margaret Johnson Elmore Nursing Scholarship recognizes academically...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Marilyn Seidel Nursing Scholarship
The Marilyn Seidel Nursing Scholarship recognizes an academically gifted nursing student who has demonstrated outstanding potential for nursing...
The Marilyn Seidel Nursing Scholarship recognizes an academically gifted...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Robert Parker Fondes Scholarship in Nursing
The purpose of this gift shall be to provide a fitting and meaningful memorial to Tabitha Parker Fondes, devoted mother and nurse. This fund will...
The purpose of this gift shall be to provide a fitting and meaningful...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Award - Grad Students
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship by qualified graduate nursing students who will advance knowledge in the area of...
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Award - Undergraduate Students
This award is established to recognize outstanding scholarship by qualified nurses and or nursing students that will advance knowledge in the area...
This award is established to recognize outstanding scholarship by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$800.00 Virginia Mills Edwards Nursing Scholarship
The Virginia Mills Edwards Nursing Scholarship recognizes and funds students who desire to become registered nurses. Priority is given to residents...
The Virginia Mills Edwards Nursing Scholarship recognizes and funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$600.00 Voiture Locale #122 Nurses Training Scholarship
The Nurses Training Scholarship, unique to the 40 & 8 Voiture Locale, was established in the organization in 1955 as a means of ensuring adequate...
The Nurses Training Scholarship, unique to the 40 & 8 Voiture Locale,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Allfirst Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund (M&T Bank)
The Allfirst Foundation Scholarship provides funds to incoming freshman, full-time students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the...
The Allfirst Foundation Scholarship provides funds to incoming freshman,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$400.00 Catherine & Porter Ent Memorial Scholarship
The Catherine & Porter Ent Memorial Scholarship will provide one or more scholarships for incoming or current undergraduate student(s). Recipients...
The Catherine & Porter Ent Memorial Scholarship will provide one or more...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$750.00 Clifford & Elizabeth Cahall Scholarship
The Clifford and Elizabeth Cahall Scholarship was established by Sam and Lynn Seidel in honor of Lynn Seidel’s parents, Clifford and Elizabeth...
The Clifford and Elizabeth Cahall Scholarship was established by Sam and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Elizabeth Cannon Memorial Scholarship
The Elizabeth Cannon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled academically in high school. Priority is given to a high school...
The Elizabeth Cannon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Fire and Rescue Service Survivors Educational Scholarship
Salisbury University and the Salisbury Fire Department have announced a scholarship opportunity in support for the surviving legal dependents of...
Salisbury University and the Salisbury Fire Department have announced a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 First Generation Scholarship sponsored by Coca-Cola
The First Generation scholarship will be awarded to students whose disadvantaged background deters the pursuit of educational plans in business,...
The First Generation scholarship will be awarded to students whose...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 France-Merrick Foundation Scholarship
The France-Merrick Foundation Scholarship has been established to help recruit students from Baltimore City, MD. Eligible students must have...
The France-Merrick Foundation Scholarship has been established to help...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Gary C. Gimbert Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gary C. Gimbert Memorial Scholarship is a awarded to an incoming freshman Perdue School of Business student with a competitive SAT. Must be...
The Gary C. Gimbert Memorial Scholarship is a awarded to an incoming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Heather Clair Miller Memorial Scholarship
The Heather Clair Miller Salisbury University Fund scholarship was created at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide a four-year, renewable...
The Heather Clair Miller Salisbury University Fund scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) Scholarship
The Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) provides up to three Salisbury University students scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Minimum...
The Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) provides up to three Salisbury...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 J. Edwin Tawes Memorial Scholarship
The J. Edwin Tawes Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to one student annually from Somerset County, MD. Decisions, based on academic...
The J. Edwin Tawes Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Jack Metzger Scholarship Fund
The Jack Metzger Scholarship Fund is made available by the American Legion Post 278 of Kent Island, MD. Priority for the $1,000 scholarship goes to...
The Jack Metzger Scholarship Fund is made available by the American...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$600.00 James G. Kiefer Endowment Fund
The Kiefer Scholarship provides scholarship(s) to students who are graduates of Wicomico County high schools. Additional criteria include a...
The Kiefer Scholarship provides scholarship(s) to students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 JMD Award
The JMD Award will provide scholarships for students in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts. To be considered students must be an incoming freshman...
The JMD Award will provide scholarships for students in the Fulton...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Kathryn Washburn Scholarship
The Kathryn Washburn Scholarship provides a scholarship to an incoming freshman student from Washington High School in Princess Anne, MD who has...
The Kathryn Washburn Scholarship provides a scholarship to an incoming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Mary L. Nock Memorial Scholarship
The Mary L. Nock Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 to a student who has excelled academically. Renewal of the scholarship for three additional...
The Mary L. Nock Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Robert W. and Josephine P. Sterling Scholarship
The Sterling Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are permanent residents of Somerset or Wicomico county. The scholarship is for $1,000...
The Sterling Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$750.00 Rochelle M. Clarke Scholarship
Rochelle M. Clarke is a graduate of the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University and has established two distinct scholarships to provide...
Rochelle M. Clarke is a graduate of the Perdue School of Business at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 Salisbury Rotary Club Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded annually for students pursuing a major in the Perdue School of Business. Renewal for succeeding years, pending...
This $500 scholarship is awarded annually for students pursuing a major...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$800.00 Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship
The Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for current and future generations of students majoring in Social...
The Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$0.00 Seidel Wicomico High School Scholarship in Education
The Wicomico High School Scholarship in Education was established by the generosity of Samuel Seidel. This scholarship gives preference to students...
The Wicomico High School Scholarship in Education was established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Smoot Memorial Scholarship
The Smoot Memorial Scholarship is available to an incoming freshman student who has graduated from a Sussex County, DE high school. Eligible...
The Smoot Memorial Scholarship is available to an incoming freshman...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Taylor Goetzke Scholarship
The Taylor Goetzke Scholarship was established to provide scholarship funding to an incoming student from Broadneck High School in Annapolis, MD in...
The Taylor Goetzke Scholarship was established to provide scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$0.00 University Orchard Scholarship
The University Orchard Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable $10,000 scholarship, where candidates will be required to write a one page essay...
The University Orchard Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable $10,000...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Wayne and Melissa Judkins Family Scholarship Fund
The Wayne and Melissa Judkins Family Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funding, with preference given to students who 1) pursue majors within...
The Wayne and Melissa Judkins Family Scholarship Fund provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$4,000.00 William B. and Betty B. Krieger Scholarship
The William B. and Betty B. Krieger Scholarship provides financial assistance to students with financial need (from FAFSA) and deserving students...
The William B. and Betty B. Krieger Scholarship provides financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Clinton Bradway, Jr. Scholarship
The Clinton Bradway Jr scholarship is awarded to an education major. Recipients of this renewable scholarship must meet agree to teach in...
The Clinton Bradway Jr scholarship is awarded to an education major....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Brian DelliGatti Scholarship
The Brian DelliGatti Scholarship will provide funding to a junior or senior grade level student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the pre-med...
The Brian DelliGatti Scholarship will provide funding to a junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended