First-year Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Admission awards scholarships to qualified applicants at the time of admission. The academic awards listed below are renewable, are intended to apply to tuition only, and are made primarily on the basis of high school academic performance and SAT or ACT scores. For priority consideration, please apply by January 15.

  • The Trustees Scholarship provides a maximum of $18,000 per year ($72,000 total)
  • The Presidential Scholarship provides a maximum of $14,000 per year ($56,000 total)
  • The Madeleine Scholarship provides a maximum of $12,000 per year ($48,000 total)
  • The Bordeaux Scholarship provides a maximum of $10,000 per year ($40,000 total)
  • The Chaminade Grant provides a maximum of $5,000 per year ($20,000 total)

Special scholarship opportunities

The Alumni Scholarship is added to an existing academic award to equal a full-tuition scholarship each year. Recipients must be eligible for scholarships, and receipt of a recommendation from an alumnus is strongly encouraged and given significant weight.

The Greehey Scholars Program is a highly competitive program that guarantees funding for tuition, fees, room, board, books and notebook computer. Students who meet specific academic requirements and declare an intent to enter the Bill Greehey School of Business are invited to apply to this program at the time of admission.

The Honors Program guarantees $20,000 in gift aid per year. Students who meet specific academic requirements are invited to apply to this program.

Funded by the Marianist Trust, the Marianist Leadership Program provides $3,500 per year to students selected for the program. Students must meet specific academic requirements and apply to this program.

The St. Louis Scholars Award is a partnership with Chaminade College Preparatory School, St. John Vianney High School, and St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis, Mo.  A full-tuition scholarship for four years (eight semesters) of full-time, undergraduate study, the award includes a summer internship in St. Louis following the first, second and third years of study. Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement and commitment to the Marianist mission.

Other awards are available based on achievement or specific talents. St. Mary s competes in NCAA Division II athletics. Scholarships are available in 12 sports. Music talent awards are available to music majors and minors. Generous Army ROTC scholarships are available in four-, three- and two-year terms.

We also encourage you to research and apply for additional scholarships outside those offered by St. Mary’s. Your hometown, church, school or other private funding sources may have additional funds available.