Embry-Riddle Worldwide students are eligible to apply for State Scholarships, State Grants, University Institutional Scholarships, and External Scholarships. Awards are granted based on specific criteria. Scholarships and/or Grants can come from the federal government, your state government, the university, and a private or nonprofit organization.

State Programs offers its own range of scholarships and grants that you may qualify for through residency and meeting outlined criteria from your state

Worldwide Scholarship opportunities are funds designed to reward students that have shown successful academic achievement.

University Institutional Scholarship opportunities are funds generously donated to the University in order that they should be passed along to students to help pay for their education.

External Scholarship opportunities are awarded to students to help pay for education by organizations independent from Embry-Riddle.

Scholarship funds will be reversed in their entirety for any student that drops/withdrawals/audits a course associated with a Worldwide Scholarship. This includes students that receive FX grades for nonattendance. Any balance created from the reversal will be the student's responsibility.


  • Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.   
  • You are not limited to the scholarships we have posted; apply for all you feel you are eligible for.
  • You can be awarded up to your cost of attendance, so apply for as many as possible!
  • You must check with your state for eligibility requirements on state scholarships and grants and how to apply.


  • Certain scenarios may require that a portion or all of the grant funds be repaid, for example, if you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a Term.
  • Some scholarships may require a written essay. It is best to create a general draft and edit that copy for each individual scholarship.
  • Do your research, apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines! 
  • Avoid scams — Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way to College

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