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Institutional Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are made available directly from the College by the Purchase College Foundation. Institutional scholarships come from the generous contributions of donors to Purchase College. The donor community is comprised of individuals, families, foundations, and corporations.

Institutional scholarships (including Room Waivers) are contingent upon the completion of each semester it is awarded. Should you fail to complete the semester due to a leave of absence, dismissal, disciplinary probation, and/or withdrawal from the College, the scholarship will be withdrawn in full. As such, any student whose scholarship award has been applied to their student account will be liable for reimbursing the College for the amount of the scholarship. Requirements for institutional scholarships are as follows:

  • Deposits due by May 1st (Applicable to New students only)
  • Completion of the FAFSA (proceed to
  • Donor Thank You Letter
  • Required GPA: 3.25
  • Community Service Component
  • Full-Time (12 or more credits)

Scholarship awards are not automatically renewed for continuing students. Once awarded, students are reviewed each year to determine ongoing eligibility for scholarships. There is no formal application process at Purchase College for institutional scholarships. Scholarship criteria varies for students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and students in the Visual and Performing Arts. All scholarships are based upon the availability of funds. Other variables may include residency, programs of interest, and time of admission.

Institutional Scholarships are funded for 4 years (8 semesters) only.