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Academic Scholarships

Scholarships for First Year Students

Academic Scholarships

Bentley University offers academic scholarships to First Year fall semester applicants based on academic achievement. All applicants for admission are considered and there is no separate application process. Students are notified of eligibility for academic scholarships at the time of admission.

Applicants who qualify for financial assistance will have scholarship funds incorporated into their need-based financial aid package. Academic scholarships are awarded only at the time of First Year admission and are not available to currently matriculated students.

Please visit Undergraduate Admission for more information.

Women's Leadership Award and Program

Each year, Bentley selects a group of high-achieving students from the incoming First Year fall class for the Center for Women and Business (CWB) Women's Leadership Program. This award recognizes women who have demonstrated strong leadership potential while in high school. Recipients will participate in a four-year leadership program that empowers young women with the essential skills, real-world experiences, and confidence needed to advance into leadership roles. CWB Leaders receive $10,000 per year. There is a separate application process and applications are due on January 7. For more information visit here

Bentley partners with RaiseMe to allow you to earn micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning as early as the 9th grade. Eligibility for RaiseMe micro-scholarships is based on GPA and high school of attendance. Students from all US high schools and select international high schools can participate. The deadline to submit your RaiseMe profile is December 1st of your senior year in high school.

If you apply and are admitted to Bentley, your micro-scholarships earned through RaiseMe represent a minimum of grant and/or scholarship aid that you will receive from Bentley. These micro-scholarships are included as part of any scholarship or need-based aid offer (for US students). You may be eligible for additional aid based on your formal application for admission and financial aid application materials. Visit for more information.


Scholarships for Transfer Students

Academic Scholarships
A limited number of academic scholarships are available for students transferring to Bentley from two- or four-year colleges in either the fall or spring terms. All transfer applicants are automatically considered for scholarships as part of the admission application process. No additional application is required. Awards range from $15,000 to $25,000 per academic year and are renewable.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Bentley PTK Transfer Scholarships are available for community college transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students are guaranteed a $5,000 scholarship as long as they are members of Phi Theta Kappa, complete their application by the applicable deadline, and are admitted to the university. These scholarships may be awarded in addition to the academic scholarships mentioned above. PTK scholarships are renewable for a total of six semesters as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA and attend full time.