Our Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities @ SU

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AcademicWorks is now open for ALL currently enrolled (fall 2019 & spring 2020) students to apply for university scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please follow the instructions once you sign in to the website.

NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS students for FALL 2020 can begin to apply for scholarship beginning Friday, November 15, 2019.

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. 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. If a 2020-2021 FAFSA is required as part of a scholarship criteria, you must have it completed before you would be recommended to apply to a scholarship opportunity on this site. Allow 3-4 business days after filing the FAFSA for this site to process the new data.
7. 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. Keep an eye on deadline dates, as those will vary!

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
Varies CARES Student Emergency Grant
The CARES Student Emergency Grant is provided by the U.S. Government to support students that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19...
The CARES Student Emergency Grant is provided by the U.S. Government to...
  • Deadline: 07/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/15/2020
up to $20,000 Ratcliffe Entrepreneurial Excellence Scholarship
The Ratcliffe Entrepreneurial Excellence Scholarship will provide scholarships to students who have graduated from a community college receiving...
The Ratcliffe Entrepreneurial Excellence Scholarship will provide...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2020
  • Award: up to $20,000
Deadline07/31/2020
$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: 09/13/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline09/13/2020
$1,000.00 Clark Family Music Scholarship
The Clark Family Music Scholarship will provide financial support for students who have been accepted into a music major in the Fulton School of...
The Clark Family Music Scholarship will provide financial support for...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/15/2020
$1,000.00 Earl Family Music Scholarship
The Earl Family Music scholarship will provide funding for an incoming freshman student who has been accepted into the music program in the Fulton...
The Earl Family Music scholarship will provide funding for an incoming...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline09/15/2020
$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: 09/15/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline09/15/2020
Varies Music Ensemble Scholarships
The Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, offers scholarships each fall and spring semester to students wanting to have some fun...
The Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, offers...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/15/2020
$1,600.00 Robert L. Sawyer and Janet A. Walsek Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Robert L. Sawyer and Janet A. Walsek for students majoring in the Henson School of Science and Technology who...
This scholarship was established by Robert L. Sawyer and Janet A. Walsek...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: $1,600.00
Deadline09/15/2020
Varies Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
Student must be enrolled in MUSA 105, enrolled in private string lessons with SU Faculty, willing to maintain the following: maintain an A in MUSA...
Student must be enrolled in MUSA 105, enrolled in private string lessons...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/15/2020
Varies Thomas G. Elliot Orchestral Scholarship
The Thomas G. Elliot Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to students who are enrolled at Salisbury University. The awards are...
The Thomas G. Elliot Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/15/2020
$500.00 William M. Folger Scholarship
The William M. Folger Scholarship was created in the name of the Director of Choral Studies at Salisbury University. An anonymous donor made the...
The William M. Folger Scholarship was created in the name of the...
  • Deadline: 09/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline09/15/2020
Varies Rick Dudley Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students with Disabilities
The first Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. scholarship for graduate students, the Rick Dudley Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students with...
The first Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. scholarship for graduate...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$0.00 Joann and Chester Fritts Scholarship
The Joann and Chester Fritts Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to an incoming or current Salisbury University student who is a resident of...
The Joann and Chester Fritts Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$400.00 Anonymous Donor Scholarship
This scholarship has been provided by an Anonymous Donor to provide funding for a Salisbury University student pursuing any undergraduate degree. ...
This scholarship has been provided by an Anonymous Donor to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$400.00 Jared Young Music Scholarship
The Jared Young Music Scholarship memorializes Jared who graduated from Salisbury University in 2011 and was a gifted guitarist and musician. The...
The Jared Young Music Scholarship memorializes Jared who graduated from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$400.00 Prince Family Scholarship
The Hope N and T. Greg Prince Scholarship will provide a scholarship for a first generation student (defined as at least one parent not being a...
The Hope N and T. Greg Prince Scholarship will provide a scholarship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$400.00 Cooper Honors Business Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student meeting the following criteria: student must be accepted into the Honors College;...
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student meeting the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$400.00 Cooper Honors Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student meeting the following criteria: accepted into the Honors College; full-time student;...
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student meeting the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$400.00 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Scherr Endowment Fund
This endowment was created to provide a scholarship to current students who demonstrate financial need from FAFSA with an overall GPA of 3.0 or...
This endowment was created to provide a scholarship to current students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$500.00 Dr. S. Goldsborough Tyler, Jr. and Catherine A. Tyler Education Scholarship
The Dr. S. Goldsborough Tyler, Jr. and Catherine A. Tyler Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students who are enrolled in a teacher...
The Dr. S. Goldsborough Tyler, Jr. and Catherine A. Tyler Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$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 Lawrence H. and Thelma H. Ey Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence H. and Thelma H. Ey Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support to a freshman, sophomore or junior level student who meets the...
The Lawrence H. and Thelma H. Ey Memorial Scholarship will provide...
  • 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
$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
$500.00 Zoey DiPasqua Endowment for The Betty Turner Honors Nursing Scholarship
Zoey DiPasqua’s parents teach in the Nursing Department at SU. Zoey has created an endowment in memory of Betty Turner, a former SU faculty member...
Zoey DiPasqua’s parents teach in the Nursing Department at SU. Zoey has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$10,000.00 The Victor H. Laws Jr. Scholarship
The Victor H. Laws Jr. Scholarship will provide financial support for one or more deserving full-time enrolled, pre-law students, with preference...
The Victor H. Laws Jr. Scholarship will provide financial support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000.00
Ended
5,000 - 10,000 The Kimmerly Messick Scholarship
The Kimmerly Messick Scholarship will provide renewable scholarship(s) to current/transfer undergraduate students with a declared major in the...
The Kimmerly Messick Scholarship will provide renewable scholarship(s)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 5,000 - 10,000
Ended
$2,000.00 Alan and Patti Guerrieri Scholarship
The Alan and Patti Guerrieri Scholarship provides academic merit based scholarships for incoming freshman students entering the University....
The Alan and Patti Guerrieri Scholarship provides academic merit based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
3000-5000 Audrey C. Christopher Endowment for Education - Incoming Freshman
The Audrey C. Christopher Endowment for Education, established in 1996, is intended to provide scholarships to incoming freshman majoring in...
The Audrey C. Christopher Endowment for Education, established in 1996,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000-5000
Ended
$3,000.00 Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts Scholarship for Incoming Freshman
The Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts scholarship awards a number of $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships based on outstanding...
The Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$1,000 - $2,000 Director's Fellowship - Honors College
The Director’s Fellowships were established to recognize exceptional incoming freshman students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement...
The Director’s Fellowships were established to recognize exceptional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
$3,000.00 Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Scholarship for Incoming Freshman
The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business awards, on a competitive basis, a number of four-year scholarships based on outstanding scholastic...
The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business awards, on a competitive...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$2,000 - $3,000 Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology Scholarship for Incoming Freshman
The Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology annually awards three scholarships (one for $3,000 and two for $2,000) to incoming freshman...
The Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology annually awards...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000 - $3,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Samuel W. & Marilyn Seidel Endowment Scholarship Fund
The Seidel Endowment Scholarship fund was established to assist students from a disadvantaged background or a non-traditional student in Teacher...
The Seidel Endowment Scholarship fund was established to assist students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Seidel Scholars Program in Education & Seidel Challenge Scholarships for Incoming Freshman
The Seidel Scholars Program in Education scholarships were established to aid in the recruitment, admission and retention of incoming freshman...
The Seidel Scholars Program in Education scholarships were established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 STEM Scholarships
Sixteen scholarships are available on a competitive basis for first-year students entering Salisbury University. Eligibility is determined by high...
Sixteen scholarships are available on a competitive basis for first-year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
Varies Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship
The Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students at Salisbury University who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or...
The Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$600.00 Toth Scholarship for Math Education
The Toth Scholarship for Math Education will be awarded to a junior level math major – secondary education track with a minimum cumulative GPA of...
The Toth Scholarship for Math Education will be awarded to a junior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Andes Family Scholarship Endowment
The Andes Family scholarship is available to full time students in the Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University in the Departments of...
The Andes Family scholarship is available to full time students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$150.00 Anne H. Matthews Award
The Anne H. Matthews Award is available to a junior education major who shows promise of becoming a successful teacher. Must evidence good...
The Anne H. Matthews Award is available to a junior education major who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $150.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Audrey C. Christopher Endowment for Education - Current Undergrad Junior Level Students in Professional Program
The Audrey C. Christopher Scholars Program provides scholarship opportunities to undergraduate junior grade level students majoring in education....
The Audrey C. Christopher Scholars Program provides scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Carey-Simmons Scholarship
This Carey-Simmons scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a career in public school education in Maryland. Education major, Junior,...
This Carey-Simmons scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Caroline Cramer Korn Scholarship
The Carolyn Cramer Korn Scholarship is awarded to students from Carroll County, MD who have been accepted into a major in a field of study in the...
The Carolyn Cramer Korn Scholarship is awarded to students from Carroll...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$125.00 Caruthers Memorial Award
The Caruthers Memorial Award will go to a junior or senior education major who evidences academic scholarship, leadership skills, involvement in...
The Caruthers Memorial Award will go to a junior or senior education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$600.00 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: $600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Class of '43 Scholarship
The Class of ’43 Scholarship was established to provide funding for an education major, junior and senior grade level. The scholarship will be...
The Class of ’43 Scholarship was established to provide funding for an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$600.00 Class of '58 Scholarship
The Class of 1958 Scholarship provides scholarships for teacher education majors within the Seidel School. Requirements for consideration include...
The Class of 1958 Scholarship provides scholarships for teacher...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended