Are you a student who is ready for more?
Are you dedicated to working hard in your high school classes and earning grades that reflect your commitment to making the most of your learning opportunities?
If so, we have good news.
Each year, Saint Joseph’s University awards merit-based scholarships to freshmen who have outstanding academic and achievement records. These scholarships range from $1,000 per year to full-tuition.
All students who submit a complete application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships. Typical recipients have a minimum B+ grade point average and a strong academic record. Each year, the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the applicant pool.
Please read each scholarship’s description for individual eligibility requirements.
Academy of Food Marketing Scholarships I, F
Awarded to new freshmen who declare a Food Marketing major. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship review takes place in March and considers financial need from the FAFSA as well as the applicant's academic record. Food Marketing Scholarships are awarded in addition to any University, state or federal aid a student may receive. More information is available here.
Athletic Scholarships I, T, F
Awarded by the Department of Athletics to students in each of SJU’s 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level. More information is available here.
Jesuit Preparatory Scholarships I, T, F
Awarded to new freshmen who graduate from a Jesuit high school and have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Legacy Awards I, T, F
Awarded to new students whose parent(s), grandparent(s), or sibling(s) graduated from Saint Joseph’s University.
Merit-based Academic Scholarships I, T, F
Awarded to freshmen, international, and transfer students who have outstanding academic records. All students who submit a complete application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship I, T
Awarded to transfer students who are actively involved in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This scholarship, valued at $2,000 per academic year, is awarded in addition to other merit scholarships awarded by the University.
The following scholarships have special deadlines and/or a separate application is required.
Cristo Rey Scholarship F
Two full-tuition scholarships awarded annually to high achieving students from a high school in the Cristo Rey Network. A separate application is required. Students must demonstrate leadership, commitment to service, and academic excellence.
Dean’s Scholarship * I, F
Full-tuition and three-quarter tuition scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Recipients of the scholarship are also provided one Summer Scholars experience. Typically recipients have a 3.75 GPA and a 1300 SAT score or a 30 ACT score. Applicants must apply for admission through the Early Action process. A separate application is due by January 15, and an essay and on-campus interview are required.
Eagles Fly For Leukemia Scholarship F
One full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a new freshman who has survived cancer in his or her lifetime. A separate application is due by March 1.
Father George Ruggieri, S.J. Memorial Scholarship * F
A partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a student from PA, NJ, DE or Brooklyn, NY who declares a major in the natural sciences (Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics). Applicants must apply for admission through the Early Action process and must file the FAFSA. A separate application is due by January 15.
Ignatian College Connection Scholarship F
Select number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to high achieving students who have been faithful participants of the ICC program during high school. A separate application is required. Students must demonstrate commitment to the ICC program and Saint Joseph's University, leadership and academic excellence.
John P. McNulty Scholars Program Scholarship I, F
Full-tuition scholarships and additional partial scholarships awarded to women who declare a major in the fields of natural science (Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics), Mathematics or Computer Science. A separate application, essay and on-campus interview are required. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a 1300/1600 SAT or 29 ACT composite. Learn about the five major components to this program here. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission through the Early Action process. The scholarship application is due by February 1.
Maguire Scholarship F
A four-year scholarship valued at $5,000 per year for freshmen who declare a major in Risk Management and Insurance. Strong consideration will be given to financial need, as well as academic achievement and expressed interest in the field of Risk Management and Insurance. The scholarship application is due by February 1.
National Science Foundation Scholarship F
A four-year scholarship valued at $10,000 per year for academically strong students who declare a major in Mathematics, Actuarial Science and/or Computer Science, and have demonstrated financial need. A separate application is required.
SJU Theatre Company/Frank Olley Memorial Scholarship I, F Awarded annually to undergraduate students (including incoming freshmen) who audition and are selected by faculty artistic directors of the SJU Theatre Company. Decisions are based upon audition and prior service to SJU Theatre Company as a performer or technical crew member. The awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. The requirement to retain the award is to serve on two casts or crews of two SJU Theatre Company productions each year. Auditions are held on January 18, 2014 in the Bluett Theatre. Students must be admitted to SJU prior to the audition. To schedule an audition, please contact Renee Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Villiger Speech and Debate Society Scholarship I, F
Awarded to students who have excelled in high school speech and/or debate competitions and wish to continue their forensic careers in college. Typically, the value of the scholarships range from one-third to one-half tuition, and each year two to three scholarships are awarded. A separate application and on campus interview is required. More information is available here.
I = International students are eligible for this scholarship
T = Transfer students are eligible for this scholarship
F = Freshman students are eligible for this scholarship
* = Application for freshman admission is required by the early application deadline of November 15 for this scholarship