Scholarships + Grants
  • Free Money for College

    JWU awards scholarships + grants to those who are eligible, which are great — because you don’t have to repay them.

    JWU has allocated $140 million in institutional aid for 2013-14.

    JWU Scholarships

    We award scholarships based on achievement.

    5,400 students received $62 million in National Student Organizations (NSO) Scholarships.

    JWU scholarships are available for transfers and international students.Tip: Make sure you’re eligible: Apply to JWU


    If you have financial need, you may qualify for grants like these:

    Federal Pell Grant
    $5,645* For undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree.

    (*Maximum for 2013-14).

    Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
    Up to $275 annually. Awarded based on financial need.

    Johnson & Wales Grant
    Awarded based on financial need.

    TIP: To qualify for grants, complete the FAFSA.  

    Benefits for Military Vets

    JWU is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans, spouses and their dependents.

    How to take advantage of your benefits:

    • Determine your benefit eligibility
    • Apply for your VA benefits
    • File your FAFSA
    • Apply to JWU
    • 30 days before class: Notify JWU of your benefit eligibility
    Q: If I'm in the military, what benefits and services does JWU offer me?

    We work with the following federal education benefit programs for veterans and active duty personnel:

    • GI Bill
    • Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Post-9-11 GI Bill

    We have two VA-certifying officials on campus that can help you through the process of applying and utilizing these funds.
    We also work with veterans on vocational rehab.

    More questions? Contact your JWU VA rep:
    Providence: Sameth Phin (Chapter 33), Jaime Wager (all other programs)
    North Miami: Sharlene Mitchell
    Denver: Krystal Booker (last name A-H), Kim Macintosh (I-Z) 
    Charlotte: Kat Chitow  

    GI JOBS named JWU a 2014 Top Military Friendly School  

    Non-JWU Aid Sources

    Your guidance counselor or JWU financial planner can help you find outside scholarships + grants

    Find scholarships with these FREE resources:

    Talk to companies and organizations - see what they offer:

    • Your employer
    • Corporate or private organizations
    • Your state's higher education agency
    • Civic groups/clubs: Lions Club, Rotary Club, Elks Club
    • Your parent's employer
    • State + local government/agencies

    Remember: Outside scholarships/grants frequently have their own application and deadlines

    In 2011-12, JWU students received $4.4 million in outside scholarships.