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.
You are encouraged to complete your application to the University before completing the following scholarship applications.
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 considers financial need from the FAFSA as well as the applicant's academic record. 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, 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. Students must indicate this relation on their application.
Merit-based Academic Scholarships I, T, F
Awarded to freshmen, international, and transfer students who have outstanding academic and achievement records. All students who submit a complete application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships, including test-optional applicants.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship I, T
Awarded to transfer students who are actively involved in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This scholarship is valued at $2,000 per academic year.
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. Students must demonstrate leadership, commitment to service, and academic excellence. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. An early action application for admissions is preferred, and a separate application is due by February 15.
Deans' Scholarship * I, F
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 1350 SAT score or a 30 ACT score. Applicants must apply for admission through the Early Action process. A separate scholarship application is due by January 15.
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 seperate scholarship application is due by March 1.
Father George Ruggieri, S.J. Memorial Scholarship * F
A partial-tuition scholarship awarded to one 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 scholarship application is due by January 15.
Ignatian College Connection Scholarship F
A 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. Students must demonstrate commitment to the ICC program and Saint Joseph's University, as well as leadership and academic excellence. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. A separate scholarship application is due by February 15.
John P. McNulty Scholars Program Scholarship* I, F
Full-tuition scholarships and additional partial scholarships are awarded to women who declare a major in the fields of natural science (Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics), Mathematics, Actuarial Science, or Computer Science. A separate application, essay and on-campus interview are required. Applicants should 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. A seperate application is due by February 1.
Lenfest Scholarship F
High achieving graduates of the Gesu School of Philadelphia who have also been selected to participate in the Lenfest Scholarship Incentive program can apply. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, service to their community as well as affinity to Saint Joseph’s University. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. A separate scholarship application is required and is due by February 15.
Maguire Scholarship F
A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students attending a Maguire Foundation partner high school. Recipients must have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and been engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities. An early action application for admission is preferred. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. A separate application and essay are due by March 1.
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 made based upon audition and demonstrated dedication to the theatre arts. A separate application and audition is required. Preferred submission date is January 15. 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 essay are due by March 1 and an 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