RWU Expanding Merit Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students

Maximum scholarships of $22,500, beginning in fall 2019

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By Edward Fitzpatrick

BRISTOL, R.I. ­­– Roger Williams University is significantly expanding its Transfer Merit Scholarships, extending our commitment to affordability for all transfer students with this uncommon step for a private university. RWU will begin offering Transfer Merit Scholarships ranging from $7,500 to $22,500.

“There is an antiquated notion that transfer students all come from community colleges and have saved enough money to afford higher tuition for their final two years when they transfer,” RWU Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Brian G. Williams said. “But when we look at our transfer students’ situations, we know that affordability remains a significant issue and this is a false narrative.”

Starting in fall 2019, transfer students will be eligible for merit scholarships of $7,500 to $22,500 per academic year, and additional need-based funds may also be available. All students are considered for merit scholarships, and no separate application is required.

“We are pleased to make this change to commit resources to highly talented transfer students to join our community and that all students applying to Roger have access to the same financial opportunities,” Williams said. “It is through such scholarships that we remain a viable option for students transferring to RWU from other four-year schools or from two-year schools.”

Those with questions about transferring to RWU may contact Mary Bubar at (401) 254-3153 or

To apply for fall 2019, go to: