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Scholarships

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


Scholarships for First-year Students

2017-18 Academic Merit Scholarships

First-time freshmen students who apply by Dec. 15, are admitted to the St. Mary’s University’s Class of 2021, and 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.

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.

You may download a PDF copy of the 2017-18 St. Mary’s University scholarship grid for first-time freshmen here.

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 St. Louis Scholars Award is a full-tuition scholarship for four years (eight semesters) of full-time, undergraduate study. It is awarded to four undergraduate students, one from each of the Marianist high schools in St. Louis and Omaha, and up to four additional awards to students from other Catholic high school in those areas.

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 competes in NCAA Division II athletics; 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.


Scholarships for Transfer Students

2017-18 Transfer Academic Merit Scholarships

Transfer students who apply by our Mar. 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

You may download a PDF copy of the 2017-18 St. Mary’s University scholarship chart for transfer students here.

Don’t see yourself on the grid? At St. Mary’s, 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 schools, 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 or reach out to us if you have questions.

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 any Transfer Academic Merit Scholarship they may also be awarded.

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.

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.

The Dream Scholar Award is valued at $18,000 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 at 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.

Special Scholarships for Transfer Students

Other awards are available based on achievement or specific talents. St. Mary’s competes in NCAA Division II athletics; 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.


Scholarships in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology

The School of Science, Engineering and Technology offers several scholarships and awards to support students with an outstanding academic record and demonstrated financial need. These scholarships are provided by gracious benefactors who wish to assist deserving students in their journey of achieving a quality education from an institution of higher learning.

Criteria for each scholarship may vary, and include factors such as major, financial need and career goals. SET students are strongly encouraged to view the scholarships offered for their major.

Please contact the School of Science, Engineering and Technology for more information about each of these awards and note that most are reserved for currently enrolled students at St. Mary’s University.

Scholarship Name Award Criteria
AFCEA Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering ($12,500 per year for 4 years). View PDF of AFCEA requirements
The Brother John Donohoo, S.M., Endowed Scholarship Fund This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate science majors pursuing a teacher certification, or science teachers who are pursuing a graduate degree to enhance their professional expertise.
Bro. Edward Collignon Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry This scholarship is for Biochemistry majors.
Merrill Trust Health Scholarship This scholarship is for students in Roman Catholic faith with hope that the recipient is a Mexican-American studying in the health fields.
Jones Thomas Griffith Scholarship This scholarship is for pre-med, natural science or mathematics students.
Mildred Fehr, M.D. and Hans Fehr, M.D. Biology Scholarship This merit-based scholarship is for pre-med students designated by the Biology Department, and is renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The student must reapply each year.
Robert H. Briggs Memorial Chemistry Scholarship This scholarship is for Chemistry/Biochemistry majors to be designated by the Chemistry Department, and renewable if student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The student must reapply each year.
Chemistry Graduates Club Scholarship This scholarship is for Chemistry majors only.
Dorothy Barr Scholarship Fund Chemistry majors from Aransas Pass High School. If no such eligible student, Chemistry major from another high school in San Patricio County. If no such eligible student, to any Chemistry major at St. Mary’s.
James T. Mason, Jr. Memorial Chemistry Scholarship Fund This scholarship is for an undergrad Chemistry students.
Southwest Gem & Mineral Society Earth Sciences Scholarship Environmental Science majors.
Bros. Raymond Schnepp & James Gray Math Scholarship Fund This is a merit scholarship for math majors to be designated by the Math Department, and renewable if student maintains 3.0 GPA. The student must reapply each year.
Turgut Ozan Engineering Endowed Scholarship Fund Engineering majors.
Ewing Halsell Endowed Scholarship Science, Engineering and related technologies.
William J. Hamm, S.M., Ph.D., Scholarship for Excellence in Physics Physics majors in good academic standing.
Richter Scholarship School of Science, Engineering and Technology students.
Alfonso Gonzalez Robalin Scholarship in Biological Sciences Junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences, minimum 3.2 GPA, intention of applying to medical school.
Robert E. and Clara M. Murphy Scholarship Undergraduate majoring in Biology, Pre-health, or Math Education, 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need.
Leland Blank & Sallie Sheppard Engineering Scholarship Undergraduate majoring in Engineering, 3.0 GPA, with demonstrated leadership, to be awarded based on merit rather than financial need.
Tom and Susan Egolf Physics Scholarship Undergraduate majoring in Physics, minimum 60 hours completed, cumulative GPA of 3.0, demonstrated financial need.
SRC Engineering Scholarship Upperclassmen in Engineering.
SALE Scholarships Biology and Environmental Science majors.
Anthony Kaufmann Biology Scholarship Biology majors.
SAHCCF Scholarship STEM major, preference for PREP students/alumni, half to female, half to male, demonstrated financial need.

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