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Merit-Based Scholarships

Classroom imageMany scholarships are based on criteria such as academic strength, athletic ability, leadership, or community service. Non-need-based scholarship funding is awarded through the admissions process and usually has a grade point average (GPA) or other requirement for renewal in subsequent years. It is your responsibility to know the criteria you need to meet for renewal of your scholarship.

If you are awarded a scholarship through the admissions process and also have financial need, your merit award will be incorporated into your need-based financial aid package.

Every freshman applicant is automatically considered for merit scholarships as part of the application process. No separate application is required, unless specifically noted below.

Trustee Scholarship

This full-tuition award is our most prestigious scholarship and Bentley’s highest academic honor. This scholarship is awarded to our most outstanding students, who typically are in the top five percent of our accepted class and demonstrate leadership, service, and outstanding ability inside the classroom. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA while enrolled at Bentley.  Students who qualify for this award will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in late March.

President's Scholarship

Bentley offers President's Scholarships in the amount of one-half tuition or one-third tuition.  Students who qualify for these awards will receive notification with their acceptance packet.  Students who receive the one-half tuition President's Scholarship must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA while enrolled at Bentley.  The one-third tuition President's Scholarship requires that recipients maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Bentley.  A limited number of half-tuition President's Scholarships will be offered to international students.