Need-Based Grants are awarded to students who have institutional need-based financial aid eligibility as calculated by Bucknell University's Office of Financial Aid. Eligibility can change from year to year if your family's financial circumstances change (e.g. income, assets, number of undergraduate students in the household enrolled at least half time in first undergraduate degree seeking programs) or if you do not follow the procedures and meet the deadlines for financial aid renewal.
Academic Scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievements. Students who have extraordinary academic records and the promise to contribute greatly to the University's rich learning environment are eligible. Selected first-year students receive merit scholarships as part of their admissions offer. These scholarships are renewable annually as long as the student remains eligible. Financial aid packages include only one type of academic scholarship; we do not award multiple academic scholarships to individual students.