UNDERGRADUATE MERIT AWARDS

Franklin University Switzerland offers merit scholarships to admitted students based on academic achievements in high school and/or transferable undergraduate work. All undergraduate applicants are considered for merit awards as part of the admissions process, which are awarded at the point of admission with priority given to students applying by the December 1 deadline. Additional need-based scholarships may be awarded on top of merit scholarships, depending on a student’s need. Merit scholarships are renewable up to four years or eight semesters.

 

UNDERGRADUATE SPECIAL AWARDS

Our competitive scholarship programs offer the most promising students the financial support they need to pursue their studies.

At FUS, we are committed to ensuring that talented students are able to access the best educational opportunities so that they can reach their full potential and make a positive impact at Franklin and beyond their studies. We offer generous scholarships and awards to make sure the most promising and motivated young minds are able to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on society.

The scholarship opportunities listed below are cumulative with other types of financial aid, and would be renewed annually to student recipients provided GPA requirements and other applicable conditions per scholarship type are maintained.

SUNY-FUS 2 + 2 Jacques Villaret International Education Award for SUNY Community College Students

This scholarship is designated to students who have completed their first two years at one of 40 SUNY Community Colleges and who plan on completing their undergraduate education at Franklin. This award provides access to an international liberal arts and sciences education and exposure to the world through travel for student populations with limited access to international education opportunities. 

Qualifying programs: Current SUNY Community College students

Amount of award: variable – between $5,000 and $10,000

Eligibility: Students who have completed a two-year program or equivalent at a SUNY Community College with excellent academic history and who demonstrate financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time and live in on-campus housing and plan to graduate with an undergraduate degree from Franklin. 

Deadline: 1 April for Fall and 15 November for Spring 

Franklin Honors Program Award

For students with exceptional academic performance who have followed a rigorous secondary school curriculum.

Qualifying Programs: All Bachelor programs, with participation in the Honors Program

Eligibility: students with a GPA of at least 3.5 or the equivalent. Recipients are selected following an interview with the Honors Program Executive Committee. Students must participate in the scholarship event (available virtually) which comprises participation in the Honors Society Learned Conversations, in addition to the selection interview and other activities for them to become familiar with the Honors program and with the academic and extracurricular experience at Franklin. Recipients will be expected to maintain eligibility for the Honors Program for every semester in which they receive the Honors Program Grant.

Deadline: 1 December for Fall 

Amount of Award: two annual scholarships - $ 3,000 to $10,000

The Ambassador Wilfried Geens United World Colleges (UWC) Award

The scholarship is to facilitate admission to FUS for those candidates who are preparing for an IB diploma in any of the UWC member schools and display an outstanding academic performance and personal achievements. The ideal candidate should exhibit an exceptional academic record, demonstrate aspirations to become a global professional in their chosen field of knowledge, and represent the core values of FUS.

Qualifying Programs: All Bachelor programs at FUS

Eligibility: eligible candidates will be automatically considered upon review of their application for admission and must make sure to include evidence of above criteria in their personal statement and application documents.

Deadline: 1 April for Fall and 15 November for Spring

Award amount: $3,000

The Brian Stanford Award in Creative Practices

This scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate particular promise and achievements in creative fields.

Qualifying programs: All Bachelor programs (degree-seeking students)

Eligibility: In awarding this scholarship, the Admissions Committee will consider sample work, recommendations, and a personal statement by the applicant. Upon enrolling at the university, each recipient will be assigned an academic advisor from the selection committee to build a customized curriculum leading to work in one or more of the fields of creative practice offered through Franklin.

Amount of award: variable – between $3,000 and $5,000

Deadline: 1 April for Fall and 15 November for Spring

The Ann Gardiner Award in Sustainability

This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated particular commitment to environmental science, heritage, environmental studies and plan for careers related to the environment, climate action, sustainable development, and/or related global policymaking.

Qualifying Programs: All Bachelor programs leading to an MA or MSIM at FUS.

Eligibility: In awarding this scholarship, the Admissions Committee will consider sample work, recommendations, and a personal statement by the applicant. Upon enrolling at the university, each recipient will be assigned one of the selection committee faculty members as an academic mentor to build a customized curriculum, offering the option for a 3+1 fast track (3-year Bachelor program + 1 year Master of Science in International Management with an emphasis in Responsible Management and Climate Action or a Master of Science in Environmental Studies or other future related MA programs at Franklin). Students with advanced academic standing through credits awarded for results in advanced secondary school exams (AP, IB, Matura, etc.) or university work completed during secondary school will be given preference for this scholarship.

Amount of award: variable – between $ 2,500 and $ 5,000

Deadline: 1 April for Fall and 15 November for Spring

Awardees are guaranteed a paid practicum (LLLS) in their first year with the Green Office, which includes an additional award of $ 2,000.

Life-Long Learning Scholarship Program

The Life-Long Learning Scholarship Program (LLLS) supports students by preparing them to be career-ready upon graduation from Franklin, not only with regard to academic foundations in their respective disciplines but also by providing them with skills that are essential in public and private sector employment in a wide variety of settings. By participating in the Life-Long Learning Scholarship program, students will experience a strong sense of engagement with the University, develop leadership skills, and have the opportunity to learn and develop practical skills in a number of fields and areas.

​LLLS Program Eligibility for Students

- All undergraduate students enrolled at Franklin University Switzerland with full-time status (a minimum of four semester courses) may apply for an LLLS position.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required to be eligible for the LLLS program.
- All applicants MUST have an account in good standing with the University in order to be eligible for the LLLS program.
- Resident Assistants are eligible for LLLS positions for a maximum of 5 hours per week and only with permission from their supervisors.

LLLS Position Levels

The LLLS positions are classified into various levels. First-year students start with simpler, service-oriented positions and progress to more challenging positions with greater responsibility and increased complexity during their upper-class years.

- Tier I: Task oriented. Entry-level students learn basic career skills and experienced students have proven to be dependable. Students may have time to study while conducting projects after their assigned tasks have been completed.
- Tier II: Students learn project management and more advanced career skills. Experienced students have the capacity to train and supervise beginner level students. Students do not have time to study during their assigned projects.
- Research Assistant or other Academic Assistant Position: Students perform basic to advanced academic research and complete academic projects. Students do not have time to study during their assigned projects.

The LLLS program allows students to experience a strong sense of engagement with the University, develop leadership skills, and have the opportunity to learn and develop practical skills in a number of fields and areas. Students are expected to maintain communication with their supervisor about the schedule, tasks, and deadlines. Supervisors are expected to provide training for LLLS students to fully acclimate the student to the new role.

LLLS Administration

At the beginning of each semester, information about open LLLS positions and the application process is sent to students' Franklin email accounts. The LLLS Program is coordinated by the Dean of Student Life and Engagement in collaboration with the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Franklin Bursar.

Need some assistance?

Don’t miss out on the best education for financial reasons. Get in touch with the Enrollment Department to find out more about the above-listed scholarships, as well as our merit and need-based aid awards.

Phone (Switzerland): +41 91 986 36 13
Phone (USA): +1 212 922 6950 
Email: info@fus.edu