Scholarship Information

Merit-based Scholarships

Scripps College offers several merit-based scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. These scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated academic performance and school or community involvement.

All applicants to the College—with the exception of transfer applicants—are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Notification of scholarships takes place at the time of admission and the scholarships are renewable for each of the student’s four years at the College.

Approximately 34% of the students admitted to the Scripps Class of 2017 were awarded merit-based scholarships.

Questions about merit-based scholarships should be directed to the Office of Admission at (909) 621-8149.


QuestBridge National College Match is a non-profit organization that links high achieving, highly motivated low-income and underserved youth with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. The  program offers students the opportunity to participate in an alternative early admission program with 32 elite colleges and universities.The key benefits of the National College Match program include:

  • Full four-year scholarship with no loans
  • No application fees
  • The opportunity to attend one of 32 top-tier colleges
  • A unique application that is designed to help high-achieving students turn their low-income status into an advantage in the college admission process

Although Scripps College does not have fixed admission criteria for QuestBridge applicants, successful QuestBridge applicants demonstrate exceptional academic abilities and a drive to succeed despite financial obstacles. For more information, click here.

Reserves Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC help you focus on earning your college degree, not on worrying how to pay for it. For more information, visit the Army website.