St. Mary’s University offers a world-class education to students while preparing them to become ethical leaders for the common good. St. Mary’s students graduate with humble hearts, viewing their careers as vocational journeys, not simply jobs.

St. Mary’s strives to make college affordable. Nearly 100% of incoming undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or institutional grants.

“The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal,” as U.S. News & World Report put it. St. Mary’s was ranked second in the West region in the Best Value Schools rankings (2024).

First-Year Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships

First-time freshmen who apply to St. Mary’s University by Feb. 1 and enroll as full-time students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 annually.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria and have unique requirements. Learn more by visiting the program pages.

Other awards are available based on achievement or specific talents. For example, St. Mary’s University competes in NCAA Division II athletics and scholarships are available in 11 sports.

You’re encouraged to 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.

Transfer Student Scholarships

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 AverageAnnual Scholarship Amount and Name
3.80 to 4.0$18,000 Transfer Trustee Scholarship
3.5 to 3.799$16,000 Transfer Presidential Scholarship
3.0 to 3.499$13,000 Transfer Madeleine Scholarship
2.75 to 2.99$10,000 Transfer Bordeaux Scholarship
2.5 to 2.749$8,000 Transfer Santa Maria Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer 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 and an annual award of $5,000 in addition to any Transfer Academic Merit Scholarship they may also be awarded.

Please alert the Office of Admission to your membership in this prestigious organization.

St. Mary’s University 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. 

  • Questions?

    For any questions you or your family may have, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support you.

    Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower
    Text us: 210-526-0796
    Call us: 210-436-3126

    Office of Financial Assistance
    St. Louis Hall, Room 301

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