Authentically You Awards
You’re important to us.
Not unlike the experience you receive from faculty and staff at Saint Rose, our admissions team cares about you and your interests. We’ve been test-optional since 2013, and take a holistic approach to the application process. That’s why we developed an award system based on you and your life experiences — in addition to your academic achievements. Many of these awards reflect our values as a College, so we know you’ll fit right in at Saint Rose.
The Authentically You Awards, coupled with our merit-based scholarships, mean first-year students can earn up to $23,000 (in awards and scholarships) toward tuition and fees.
Authentically You Awards
If you apply to Saint Rose, you will have the opportunity to stack the following awards up to $3,000:
$2,000 Admissions Interview Award: Understanding your academic and career goals is important to us!
How to receive it: Attend an admissions interview with a Saint Rose counselor.
Learn more about the interview process here.
$1,000 Music Award: We value your creativity and encourage you to continue to play in an ensemble at Saint Rose.
How to receive it: Provide a letter of recommendation from a music instructor or a high school transcript that demonstrates at least two years of band and/or choir participation.
$1,000 Catholic School Award: Saint Rose was founded as a Catholic institution by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Although we are now an interfaith College, we honor our history with this award.
How to receive it: Provide a transcript that demonstrates at least two years (or more) of attendance at a Catholic high school.
$1,000 Legacy Award: As a relative of a current or former student, you’ll continue your family’s legacy here. We ❤️ our Golden Knights family!
How to receive it: Must have a relative who is currently attending or attended Saint Rose.
$1,000 Community Service Award: You align with our founding values, which encourage acts of service and volunteerism.
How to receive it: Provide formal documentation or a letter of recommendation that illustrates your act of service.
$1,000 Out-of-State Award: We understand the cost of traveling, which is why we provide this award.
How to receive it: Live outside of New York State or outside of the country and indicate so on your application.
$1,000 ROTC Award: We respect your commitment to serving our country.
How to receive it: Enroll in ROTC classes at Saint Rose each semester.
$1,000 First Generation Award: We are immensely proud of you!
How to receive it: Be the first person in your family to pursue a bachelor’s degree and indicate so on your application.
Get started on your application today and find out which awards you qualify for!
Scholarships and Financial Aid
In addition to the awards listed above, you can also receive merit-based awards based on GPA/test scores. To be considered for additional financial aid opportunities, all students must complete the FAFSA.
The school code for The College of Saint Rose is 002705.
First year students: $15,000 – $20,000 average merit-based awards for first-year students.
Let’s talk about it!
Our undergraduate admissions team has a combined 50+ years of experience and is happy to answer any questions you might have!
Undergraduate Admissions Team
1001 Madison Ave.
Albany NY, 12203