Scholarships for First-year Students

Academic Scholarships

St. Louis Hall at duskAcademic or merit-based scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to qualified first-year students based on grades and test scores. To apply, simply complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship. For priority consideration, apply by January 15.

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. (For the Chaminade Grant, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.)

Trustees Scholarship: Up to $20,000 per year ($80,000 total)

Presidential Scholarship: Up to $16,000 per year ($64,000 total)

Madeleine Scholarship: Up to $14,000 per year ($56,000 total)

Bordeaux Scholarship: Up to $12,000 per year ($48,000 total)

Chaminade Grant: Up to $10,000 per year ($40,000 total)

Special Scholarships

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 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 guarantees $22,000 in gift aid per year. Top applicants will receive an invitation 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. 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.

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