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St. Mary’s University offers a wide variety of scholarships. You’ll automatically be considered for most of these scholarships when you submit your completed application for admission. Here is a sample of the scholarships you may qualify for:

First-Year Scholarships
Transfer Scholarships


2019-2020 Academic Merit Scholarships

First-time freshmen students who apply by Dec. 15, who are admitted to the St. Mary’s University’s Class of 2023, and who enroll as full-time students are automatically considered for the scholarship offerings below based on their complete application for admission. No additional applications are required for these awards.

Scholarship grid detailing scholarship offerings for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These scholarships are renewable and apply to tuition only. To maintain academic scholarships, you must be enrolled full-time (taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester) and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Don’t see yourself on the grid? At St. Mary’s University, we know that our students are more than just a series of numbers, tests and grades. We’re constantly on the lookout for students who are well-rounded, engaged in their high school and local communities, and motivated to better themselves and the world.

These characteristics and more will be considered by our admission committee through a holistic review of your application. Please don’t hesitate to apply.

St. Mary’s reserves the right to replace your scholarship with other gift aid sources in the same amount. If you are eligible for more than one St. Mary’s University academic scholarship, only the scholarship of the highest value may be awarded.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria and have unique requirements. They may or may not be renewable. Check with the Office of Financial Assistance for more details.

The Alumni Scholarship is added to an existing academic award to equal a full-tuition scholarship each year. Receipt of a recommendation from an alumnus is strongly encouraged and given significant weight. Students are considered once the alumni recommendation is received.

If you plan on entering the Bill Greehey School of Business and meet the academic requirements, you are invited to apply for the Greehey Scholars Program. The highly competitive program guarantees funding for tuition, room, board, and books.

The Honors Program is open to top applicants by invitation from the Office of Admission.

Funded by the Marianist Trust, the Marianist Leadership Program provides $3,500 per year to students selected for the program. MLP students are committed to educational and experiential opportunities focused on faith and leadership.

Other awards are available based on achievement or specific talents. St. Mary’s University competes in NCAA Division II athletics and scholarships are available in 11 sports. Music talent awards are available to music majors and minors. Generous Army ROTC scholarships are available in two-, three- and four-year terms.

Research and apply for additional scholarships outside those offered by St. Mary’s. Check with your hometown, church, school or other private funding sources to find additional funds.


2019-2020 Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships

Transfer students who apply by our June 1 priority date, are admitted to St. Mary’s University and enroll as full-time students are automatically considered for the scholarship offerings listed below based on their complete application for admission. No additional applications are required for these awards.

College Grade Point Average Annual Scholarship Amount and Name
3.70 to 4.0 $12,000 Transfer President’s Scholarship
3.40 to 3.69 $10,000 Transfer Madeleine Scholarship
3.0 to 3.39 $8,000 Transfer Bordeaux Scholarship
2.70 to 2.99 $5,000 Transfer Santa Maria Scholarship
Dream Scholar Award

Dream Scholar Award

St. Mary’s University is pleased to offer the Dream Scholar Award to a qualified transfer student from St. Philip’s College who has an established a track record of community engagement and service to the San Antonio community and intends to transfer directly to St. Mary’s University.

The Dream Scholar Award has a maximum value of $18,000 institutional funds per year to support the cost of undergraduate study at St. Mary’s University. It will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in August and January for fall and spring terms once the student enrolls at St. Mary’s University.

Students with at least one (1) semester of undergraduate study at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Texas are welcome to apply for admission to St. Mary’s and submit an additional essay (250 words, double-spaced) discussing their commitment to San Antonio and serving our hometown. Students should discuss their reflections on the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and how they have attempted to emulate these qualities in their lives.

Students are encouraged to submit their application for admission and required materials no later than July 1 for the fall semester.

Priority consideration will be given to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recipients showing academic achievement and service to the community/campus.

Dream Scholar Award recipients must maintain at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average to maintain their scholarship once enrolled at St. Mary’s University.

For questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 210-436-3126 or uadm@stmarytx.edu.

KIPP Alamo Achiever Scholars Program

KIPP Alamo Achiever Scholars Program

St. Mary’s University’s KIPP Alamo Achiever Scholars Program offers scholarships for exceptional students who are currently enrolled at one of the five Alamo Colleges District (ACD) schools and who are graduates of one of the KIPP network high schools. This program reflects the University’s commitment to fostering a seamless transition for KIPPsters from enrollment to graduation.

St. Mary’s will award qualified ACD students with a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA and at least 15 college hours completed a $10,000 KIPP Alamo Achiever Scholarship per academic year. This award would be in addition to the St. Mary’s transfer merit scholarship awarded at the time of acceptance.

Consideration for the KIPP Alamo Achiever Scholarship will be given at the time of application review; therefore no additional application is required. Transfer students do not need to take the SAT to qualify for financial assistance at St. Mary’s.

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admission

  • Submit a transfer application for admission at www.stmarytx.edu/apply.
  • Submit a complete set of transcripts from each ACD campus you attend or previously attended.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

St. Mary’s is pleased to offer accepted transfer students who are confirmed members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society with 30+ credit hours of transferable credit or an associate’s degree an annual award of $3,000 in addition to the Transfer Academic Merit Scholarship they may also be awarded.

Additional Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Special Scholarships for Transfer Students

Other awards are available based on achievement or specific talents. St. Mary’s University competes in NCAA Division II athletics and scholarships are available in 11 sports. Music talent awards are available to music majors and minors. Generous Army ROTC scholarships are available in two- and three-year terms.

Research and apply for additional scholarships outside those offered by St. Mary’s. Check with your hometown, church, school or other private funding sources to find additional funds.

St. Mary’s reserves the right to replace your scholarship with other gift aid sources in the same amount. If you are eligible for more than one St. Mary’s University academic scholarship, only the scholarship of the highest value may be awarded. 

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