Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Academic and Overseas Studies Opportunities Scholarships

The University of Bridgeport believes that a student’s achievement should be recognized and rewarded. Our institutional commitment is to make a “top level” private education affordable to all students. No matter what your family income, the University of Bridgeport features both academic and need-based scholarships tailored to meet your academic priorities and financial needs. Whether you are from a high, middle or low-income family the University of Bridgeport will be surprisingly affordable.

Merit-Based Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships, based on incoming GPA and test scores (SAT or ACT), range from $12,000 to $22,000. The university also offers Portfolio Scholarships for Design and Fashion Merchandising majors, the opportunity to audition for a Music Scholarship for Music majors, and Athletic Scholarships to those athletes that qualify.  Transfer students are also eligible to receive special transfer scholarships.

Priority is given to students who apply early and 96% of UB students are awarded financial aid.

How to Qualify

All students interested in applying for financial aid are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the University of Bridgeport’s Federal School Code is 001416. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Student Financial Services at (203) 576-4568, or email at

Scholarship Resource Listing

Below is a list of scholarships that are offered from sources outside of the University of Bridgeport. Please use this list as a reference and contact the respective organization with any questions you may have.

Gould Scholarship Fund Application
B. Davis Scholarship
Public Health Scholarships
Degree Directory Scholarships
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
Military Education Scholarships
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
American Association on Health and Disability
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
Milton Fisher Scholarship
Insureon Scholarship
Higher Visibility Marketing Scholarship 2015
The Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship
Connecticut SPJ Foundation the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Atlas Shrugged
National Federation of the Blind
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
SOF Foundation, Inc.
The Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship
Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 Scholarship
Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship
A Guide to Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities
Good Call Scholarship Search

Scholarship Databases and Resources

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Scholarships for Transfer Students

The University of Bridgeport offers an academic scholarship to qualified transfer applicants. The scholarships range from $8,000 to $16,000 and are based on your cumulative GPA.

We offer the following:
* Trustee Scholarship $16,000
* Presidential Scholarship $15,000
* Honor Scholarship $12,000
* Challenge Grant $8,000

There is no need to submit additional materials or to apply separately for these scholarships as they are automatically awarded based on previous academic performance.