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Salem International University is committed to making college education as affordable as possible. In support of this College Affordability Initiative, Salem offers a variety of scholarships to reward academic excellence and to help eligible students meet the costs of attendance.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Bridge Scholarship
Students enrolled in distance education programs of study who are Pell recipients may apply for a Bridge Scholarship to provide support for continuous enrollment, three semesters per year.
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  • Funding is available up to $2,000 for one semester per calendar year for which the student has exhausted his/her Pell funding for the award year.
  • Students must earn and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25 to receive and retain the scholarship award.
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Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship
Students who are eligible for their employer’s tuition reimbursement may apply for the Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship.
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  • Funding is available up to $5,250 per calendar year on a dollar-matching basis with the reimbursement received by the student from his/her employer.
  • Students must provide evidence of employer’s tuition reimbursement policy and must provide evidence of continuing to qualify for tuition reimbursement as well as receiving the tuition reimbursement to maintain the scholarship award.
 
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Salem Matching Scholarship
All students may apply for a Salem Matching Scholarship.
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  • Funding is available up to $300 per semester on a dollar-matching basis with cash payments made by the student in advance of the start of the semester.
  • This scholarship may be awarded in addition to any other scholarship award, not applicable to International students.
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President’s Merit Scholarship
New students may apply for a President’s Merit Scholarship based on excellent academic achievement.
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Funding is available on a sliding scale for up to four years or degree completion as follows:
Year Credits Earned at Salem Award Amount Credits Earned at Salem Award Amount Annual Award Cumulative Total
1 15+ $0 30+ $500 $500 $500
2 45+ $1,000 60+ $2,000 $3,000 $3,500
3 75+ $2,000 90+ $2,500 $4,500 $8,000
4 105+ $2,750 120 $3,000 $5,750 $13,750

Students must earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 to receive and retain the scholarship award.

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President’s Honor Scholarship
New students may apply for a President’s Honor Scholarship based on prior eminent academic achievement.
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  • Funding is available up to $5,000 per full-time semester; maximum $10,000 per academic year for a maximum of $40,000 over four years’ attendance.
  • Scholarships are limited in number and are awarded with priority given to candidates with the highest cumulative high school or college GPA.
  • To qualify students must have earned a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or a cumulative college GPA of 3.75 for at least 24 credit hours earned.
  • Official transcripts or copies must be received prior to the start of classes.
  • Students must earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 to receive and retain the scholarship award.
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GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Alumni Scholarship
Students who complete baccalaureate degrees at Salem may apply for an Alumni Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Salem.
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  • Funding is available up to $2,000 per semester; maximum $5,000. Scholarships are limited in number and are awarded with priority given to alumni with the highest cumulative GPA in their baccalaureate programs.
  • Students must earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in their graduate studies to receive and retain the scholarship.
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Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship
Students who are eligible for their employer’s tuition reimbursement may apply for the Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship
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  • Funding is available up to $5,250 per calendar year on a dollar-matching basis with the reimbursement received by the student from his/her employer.
  • Students must provide evidence of employer’s tuition reimbursement policy and must provide evidence of continuing to qualify for tuition reimbursement as well as receiving the tuition reimbursement to maintain the scholarship award.
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Salem Matching Scholarship
All students may apply for a Salem Matching Scholarship.
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  • Funding is available up to $300 per semester on a dollar-matching basis with cash payments made by the student in advance of the start of the semester.
  • This scholarship may be awarded in addition to any other scholarship award, not applicable to International students
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