Merit Awards for Transfer Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies is proud to introduce our new scholarship guidelines for 2012-2013 academic year. Under these guidelines, students will no longer be required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, students who plan to apply for federal or state financial aid are encouraged to do so by May 1 of each academic year for which they are enrolled.
The College of Professional and Liberal Studies offers the Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are designed for continuing studies transfer students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement. To be considered for this award, the student must be admitted to PLS as a full or part-time undergraduate, typically must have a minimum of 60 transferable credits or an associate's degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, be seeking his or her first bachelor's degree, be attending Saint Joseph's University for the first time and meet the specific scholarship program criteria. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for these awards. Students enrolled in SJU's online bachelor's degree completion program are not eligible for these awards.
|PLS Merit Scholarship||Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship|
PLS Merit Scholarships are awarded based on a student's cumulative (in-coming) transfer grade point average (from all institutions attended combined) at the time of application and the number of credits the student enrolls. In order for the scholarship to be applied, students must register for the semester. If a student chooses to reduce credits enrolled, then scholarship funds will be adjusted to reflect the appropriate range. Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semester.
Members of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society are encouraged to apply for a varying number of renewable, up to $5,000 per year, scholarships. A minimum 3.3 GPA, an AA, AD, or AAS degree or 60 transferable credits are required. Non U.S. citizens and students with bachelor degrees are not eligible.
Please note that PLS reserves the right to modify the Merit and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships at any time.
|Full-Time Enrolled Students (12-15 credits per semester)|
|Transfer GPA 3.0-3.49||$2500 per academic year/$1250 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.5-3.69||$3500 per academic year/$1750 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.7-4.0||$5000 per academic year/$2500 per semester|
|Three-Quarter Time Enrolled (9 credits per semester)|
|Transfer GPA 3.0-3.49||$1875 per academic year/$937.50 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.5-3.69||$2625 per academic year/$1312.50 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.7-4.0||$3750 per academic year/$1875 per semester|
|Half-Time Enrolled (6 credits per semester)*Minimum to be considered|
|Transfer GPA 3.0-3.49||$1250 per academic year/$625 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.5-3.69||$1750 per academic year/$875 per semester|
|Transfer GPA 3.7-4.0||$2500 per academic year/$1250 per semester|
Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, however, priority will be given to students who have applied before the following priority deadlines.
- For fall applicants, July 1st is the priority deadline for Merit Scholarship consideration.
- For spring applicants, November 1st is the priority deadline for Merit Scholarship consideration.
Applications postmarked after the appropriate priority deadline will be given scholarship consideration based on availability of funds. Please note that if you plan to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are strongly encouraged to do so before May 1st to determine if you are eligible for a state grant.
To be considered for these Merit Scholarships, the completed application for admission, including all required official transcripts, and the PLS Merit Scholarship Application or the PTK Scholarship Application are required.