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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:


2020-2021 Academic Merit Scholarships – Updated November 2019

First-time freshmen students who apply by Dec. 15, who are admitted to the St. Mary’s University’s Class of 2024, 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.

The 2020-2021 Scholarship Awards - Freshmen - Revised November 2019

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.

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.


2020-2021 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
3.70 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

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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