Scholarships2019-06-11T11:02:31+00:00

Scholarships

Embry-Riddle recognizes the investment students and their families make when choosing a private college, so providing financial assistance to aid Dual Enrollment students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement is important.

Dual Enrollment Scholarships are funds dedicated to helping students pay for their education.

The following scholarship opportunities are available to all Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment students who have taken a minimum of six credit hours through the program.

Students must also plan to attend the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus upon graduation from high school.

To determine if you are eligible and to apply for an award, please review the information below:

  • Number of awards available: 2 new per academic year.
  • Details:
    • The student can take up to 30 credits each academic year that will be covered in full by the scholarship.
    • The student may renew the scholarship for a maximum of one academic year beyond their initial eligible year.
    • The student must be a recent Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment high school graduate with a 3.5 CGPA or higher and never attended college (dual enrollment credits are not counted against the student).
    • The student must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus.
    • Once admitted, students must maintain at least a 3.5 CGPA to renew.
  • Number of awards available: 4 new per academic year
  • Details:
    • The student can take up to 30 credits per academic year and the cost per credit hour is discounted by 50%.
    • The student may renew the scholarship for a maximum of one academic year beyond their initial eligible year.
    • The student must be a recent Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment high school graduate with 3.0 CGPA or higher and never attended college (dual enrollment credits are not counted against the student).
    • The student must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus.
    • Once admitted, students must maintain a 3.0 CGPA or higher to renew.

Application Process

Any student interested in one of the available scholarship opportunities may submit their application between December 1 and June 30. The Dual Enrollment Scholarship Application Form and all other required documents must be submitted to the Dual Enrollment Office by the posted deadline: June 30th.

To be accepted for official review, all scholarship applicants must:

  • Meet required CGPA for Scholarship
  • Have taken a minimum of six credit hours through the Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment Program
  • Submit their ERAU Worldwide application (Applications may only be submitted during the designated application window)
  • Provide their Final High School academic transcript
  • Provide all required documentation as listed on the Scholarship Application.
  • Be admitted to an ERAU Worldwide Campus or as a Worldwide Online Student by July 15th

Please Note: Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens.

Dual Enrollment Scholarship Applications will be available from December 1st – June 30th. Upon receipt of the scholarship application, an evaluation will be completed to compare the final official documents and test scores submitted with the self-reported information listed on the student application.

Decisions will be made by July 15. Official decision notifications will be sent to the student’s ERAU email address through an award letter.

Please note: Appropriate action will be taken if it’s determined that a student has misrepresented their academic record in this process.

Upon being selected for a Scholarship, student information will be sent to the Financial Aid office for processing. Upon notification by the Financial Aid Office, the Scholarship will be applied to the Student’s account by the Office of the Bursar once the drop/add period for each term has passed.

Please Note: All Students are required to file a FAFSA

All Scholarships are awarded and/or renewed on a per Academic Year basis.

  • First Term available for Scholarship: August
  • Last Term available for Scholarship: April

Scholarships will disburse as long as they meet all of the requirements for the award (SAP, CGPA), and are enrolled as a Full-Time student. If a student falls below Full-Time status in either semester, they will forfeit that portion of their award.

Scholarship funds will be reversed in their entirety for any student that drops/withdrawals from all courses for a semester associated with a Dual Enrollment Scholarship. Any balance created from the reversal will be the student’s responsibility.

When counting credits to determine scholarship eligibility for that semester, many repeated classes will be excluded from the scholarship eligible credit count. Tuition can be paid for a repeated class IF that class was never previously passed.

Please Note: Previously passed courses are those with grades of D- or better or “P” if taken pass/fail. Tuition can also be paid for repeating a previously passed course as long as it is the first repeat of the course.

Scholarship Application Form

Appeals

Due to the limited number of available scholarships, we are unable to award scholarship funding to all of our applicants. If a student has been denied a scholarship award, we encourage them to submit an appeal request. If there are extenuating circumstances, a student is welcome to provide a letter of explanation, including any documentation necessary to support their request.

Please Note: Appeal requests will be reviewed once per academic year. A re-appeal for the same request will not be accepted. Not all appeals are approved, and submitting a completed appeal packet does not guarantee approval. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

All requests must be submitted to the Dual Enrollment Office via email by August 1st, 2018. Upon receipt, the Dual Enrollment Scholarship Committee will evaluate the Appeal Form and all supporting documentation. A final decision will be made by August 15th, 2018. Notifications will be sent via email to the student ERAU email address.

Please Note: Appeal requests will be reviewed once per academic year. A re-appeal for the same request will not be accepted. Not all appeals are approved, and submitting a completed appeal packet does not guarantee approval. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Read and follow all instructions carefully before submitting your Appeal Form.

  1. Review the Dual Enrollment Scholarship Policy.
  2. Please print and complete each section of the Appeal Form.
  3. Complete a Statement of Extenuating Circumstances and provide any related documentation, as necessary to support the appeal.
  4. Submit the completed Appeal Form and Statement of Extenuating Circumstances, along with all other necessary documentation to the Dual Enrollment Office via email.

To be considered for an appeal, you are required to submit the following items;

  1. Completed Dual Enrollment Scholarship Appeal Form.
  2.  A personal statement. Your statement must be typed and submitted along with any additional documentation needed to support your request. Statements should include;
    • What extenuating circumstances may have kept you from meeting Embry-Riddle’s scholarship requirements?
    • How have these circumstances changed to allow for your success at Embry-Riddle?
    • Why do you want to attend Embry-Riddle, and what do you plan to study?
    • What other factors indicate you will be a successful student?
  3. Include two (2) letters of academic reference from individuals who can support your academic potential. Letters from teachers and professors are preferred, but one letter can be from counselors, advisors, clergy, or employers.
  4. Include two (2) letters of academic reference from individuals who can support your academic potential. Letters from teachers and professors are preferred, but one letter can be from counselors, advisors, clergy, or employers.

Extenuating circumstances include any life-altering event or condition that was beyond your control, which had a direct impact on your academic record. Examples may include serious illness or medical condition, natural disaster, catastrophic event, loss of an immediate family member, change in family circumstances, or military deployment.

Supporting documentation should reinforce any and all extenuating circumstances that you note within the petition documents. For example, if you cite a medical condition, which affected your junior year grades, you should provide documentation from a medical source that confirms the time frame of the condition and its impact your academic performance.

Appeal Form

Scholarship Renewal

Students receiving a Dual Enrollment scholarship are evaluated at the end of each spring semester to determine if they are eligible for continuation of the scholarship into the next academic year. The Dual Enrollment Office will check to see if students meet the minimum criteria while receiving the award during the academic year.

Please Note: Students do not have to re-apply to renew their scholarship.

To Maintain Eligibility, Students must:

  • Be a Degree-Seeking, Full-Time student at an ERAU WW Campus or WW Online
  • Maintain the Standards of Academic Progress
  • Maintain the required GPA

If a student does not meet the minimum requirements at the end of their spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the upcoming academic year. Students will receive a notice sent via email to their Embry-Riddle email account. The email will include the option to appeal.