Institutional Aid

Please see the appropriate section for information regarding institutional aid.

Johnson & Wales University Grant

This grant is awarded to students based on the annual financial aid awarding process and the student’s financial need.

Financial Assistance, Scholarship and Work Programs

Awards range from $500 to full tuition. Scholarships, grants, loans and work programs awarded depend on the university budget, and are dependent on students meeting program eligibility requirements. These programs are only available to full-time, undergraduate, day school students during the academic year. Check with Student Academic & Financial Services for summer eligibility. Students studying through the College of Online Education are ineligible for JWU institutional scholarships, JWU institutional grants and JWU institutional awards. Note: Scholarship funds are applied to the student’s account with the university in 3 equal disbursements by term (e.g., a $3,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship recipient would receive $1,000 per term).

Most scholarships are renewable for up to 4 consecutive years of full-time, undergraduate, day school enrollment. 

Important Note: There is a cap on the total dollar amount of scholarships, grants, awards, prizes and other aid that the university will award to a single student during a given academic year. The maximum amount is determined prior to each year’s financial aid awarding process and includes both university-funded and -administered monies. Please contact Student Academic & Financial Services for further information regarding this cap.

Business Professionals of America Scholarship (BPA)

The university offers a number of BPA scholarships to any accepted incoming student ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on BPA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of BPA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Scholarship

The university awards renewable scholarships of up to full tuition to accepted incoming students who participate in C-CAP’s competition events. Applications are available through C-CAP. All documentation must be submitted to C-CAP and all finalists are selected by C-CAP.

Culinary Essentials Scholarship

The university awards a number of $1,000 renewable scholarships to accepted incoming students who have participated in the Culinary Essentials curriculum. Apply for admission online and indicate your participation. Amount of scholarships awarded for participation in specific high school curricula is limited to one per student.

DECA Scholarship

The university awards a number of DECA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on DECA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of DECA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Distinguished Visiting Professor/Chef Scholarship

Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive this up-to-$2,000 renewable scholarship based upon academic standing and faculty recommendations. 

Employee Tuition Scholarship

These scholarships are based on institutional policy, with qualifying criteria stated in the Johnson & Wales University staff handbook and faculty manual. Applications are available in Human Resources & Payroll or via the "Documents & Forms" page of HRpulse.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Scholarship

The university awards a number of FCCLA (formerly FHA-HERO) scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on FCCLA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of FCCLA activities. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Family Scholarship

If 2 or more members of your family are simultaneously enrolled in full-time undergraduate day school degree programs at Johnson & Wales University, each enrolled student is granted as much as a $2,000 university scholarship per academic year (September–May). Whether this scholarship is renewable is contingent upon continued enrollment of both siblings in an eligible program. For more information, contact Student Academic & Financial Services.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarship

The university awards a number of FBLA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on FBLA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of FBLA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Junior Achievement (JA) Scholarship

The university offers a number of JA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on JA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of JA activities. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Lodging Management Scholarship

JWU offers a number of $1,000 renewable scholarships to accepted incoming students who have participated in the Lodging Management curriculum. Apply for admission online and indicate your participation. Amount of scholarships awarded for participation in specific high school curricula is limited to 1 per student.

National Academy Foundation (NAF) Scholarship

The university awards a number of $1,000 renewable scholarships to accepted incoming students who have participated in a National Academy Foundation program. Apply for admission online and indicate your participation. Amount of scholarships awarded for participation in specific high school curricula is limited to 1 per student.

National FFA Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University awards a number of FFA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on FFA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of FFA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Presidential Academic Scholarships

JWU awards academic scholarships to accepted incoming students who are in the top third of their class, have a 3.0 high school GPA and demonstrate academic excellence. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and are renewable up to 4 years of continuous full-time day school enrollment.

ProStart® Scholarship

JWU offers a number of $1,000 renewable scholarships for accepted incoming students who have participated in the ProStart curriculum. Apply for admission online. Amount of scholarships awarded for participation in specific high school curricula is limited to 1 per student.

SkillsUSA Scholarship

The university awards a number of SkillsUSA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on SkillsUSA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of SkillsUSA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Technology Student Association (TSA) Scholarship

The university awards a number of TSA scholarships to accepted incoming students ranging from $1,000 up to full tuition. Awards are based on TSA activities and academic record, and are renewable based on continued involvement in and support of TSA. Apply for admission online and indicate membership. The deadline for full tuition scholarship eligibility is January 1, prior to enrollment.

Transfer Scholarship

An unlimited number of transfer scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded to accepted incoming students who plan to continue their education at Johnson & Wales in an associate or bachelor’s degree program. Students must have completed 45 quarter credit hours/30 semester hours at another institution and maintained a minimum 2.5 cumulative average. The scholarship application is the application for admission to the university.

Tuition Exchange Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University extends to children of eligible employees at participating Tuition Exchange (TE) institutions the opportunity to apply for a TE scholarship. TE is a reciprocal scholarship program for qualified children of faculty and staff employed at more than 600 participating colleges and universities. A student accepted as a Tuition Exchange scholarship recipient may be awarded up to full tuition at JWU. Applications are available at the participating institution. A complete list of colleges and universities that are part of the program is available online.

Funded/Donated Scholarships

Johnson & Wales University administers donated scholarships which are funded by businesses, individuals and professional organizations. In many cases, students must have completed at least 1 term of enrollment at Johnson & Wales to be considered. These funds are awarded to eligible candidates based on established criteria.

View the complete list of JWU scholarships, get more information and download applications online.

Pre-Master's Scholarship

Students who successfully complete the Pre-Master's program with the required minimum 3.0 GPA needed to enter the MBA or MS program will receive a nonrenewable $2,000 Pre-Master's scholarship awarded over the length of the program.