Are you someone who is ready for more? Have 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. The value of these scholarships ranges from $3,500 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 have achieved strong SAT or ACT scores. Each year, the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the applicant pool. The scholarship committee awards the Board of Trustees, Presidential and University Scholarships, as well as the Achievement Award. Select students will be invited to apply for the Board of Trustees Scholarship and are required to submit a separate scholarship application.
Merit-Based Academic Scholarships
Each year Saint Joseph's University awards merit-based scholarships to new freshmen who have outstanding academic and achievement records. All students who submit a complete application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships. The value of the merit scholarships ranges from partial to full-tuition. Typical recipients have a minimum B+ grade point average and have achieved strong SAT or ACT scores. Each year the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the applicant pool. The scholarship committee awards the Presidential and University Scholarships, as well as the Achievement Award.
Academy of Food Marketing Scholarships
Awarded to new freshmen who select either the four-year or five-year Food Marketing major. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship review takes place in March. The review process considers financial need based on the FAFSA as well as the applicant's academic. Food Marketing Scholarships are awarded in addition to any university, state or federal aid a student may receive. More information is available here.
Saint Joseph's University sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level. Athletic scholarships are available in each sport and are awarded by the athletics department. More information is available here.
Board of Trustees Scholarship
Full-tuition and three quarter-tuition scholarships awarded on a competitive basis. Typical recipients achieved a minimum 3.70 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a 1350/1600 SAT or 30 ACT. Recipients of the scholarship are also provided one Summer Scholars experience. A separate application, essay and an on-campus interview are required. Applicants must apply for admission through the Early Action process. This scholarship application deadline has now passed.
Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship
One full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a new freshman who has survived cancer in his or her lifetime. An application is required. The deadline to apply for admission and this scholarship is March 1. This scholarship application deadline has now passed.
Father George Ruggieri, S.J. Memorial Scholarship
A partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a student who resides in the Pennsylvania Tri-State Area (PA, NJ, DE) or Brooklyn, NY and declares a major in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics). Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. The recipient will be selected through a competitive application process that includes on-campus and off-campus interviews. Applicants are required to apply for admission through the Early Action process. This scholarship application deadline has now passed.
Ignatian College Connection/Cristo Rey Scholarship
The Ignatian College Connection program offers one full-tuition scholarship annually to a high achieving student from a high school in the Cristo Rey Network. A separate application is required. Students must demonstrate leadership, commitment to service, and academic excellence.
International Student Scholarship
International freshmen who submit an SAT or ACT score with a complete application will be considered for all merit-based scholarships listed above.
Jesuit Preparatory Scholarships
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.
John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Scholarship
Three full-tuition scholarships awarded to women who declare a major and plan to pursue a career in the fields of natural science, mathematics or computer science. Applicants are required to 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. Learn about the five major components to this program here. A separate application and an on-campus interview are required. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission through the Early Action process. The Scholarship application deadline is February 1. This scholarship application deadline has now passed.
Awarded to freshmen with an immediate family member who graduated from Saint Joseph's University; i.e. grandparent, parent or sibling.
A full tuition, room and board scholarship with the expectation that the Maguire Scholar will earn or borrow a minimum of $5,000 per year for tuition and other school related expenses. Consideration will be given to financial need, academic performance and expressed interest in the Risk Management and Insurance major at Saint Joseph's. The scholarship is renewable. This scholarship application deadline has now passed.
Risk Management and Insurance Scholarship
Awarded to select freshmen who declare a major in Risk Management and Insurance. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship review takes place in mid-September. Strong consideration is given to financial need as well as the applicants' academic records and SAT or ACT scores. More information is available here.
SJU Theatre Company - Frank Olley Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to undergraduate students (including incoming freshmen) who are auditioned and selected by faculty artistic directors of the SJU Theatre Company. Decisions are made based upon audition and prior service to SJU Theatre Company as a performer or technical crew member. Auditions are generally scheduled in March of the prior year.
Saint Joseph's University awards merit-based scholarships to transfer students based upon their cumulative grade point average from their previous college(s). Transfer Achievement Awards are typically between $6,000 and $12,000 per academic year or $3,000 to $6,000 per semester. Students must earn a minimum grade point average at Saint Joseph's in order to maintain any scholarships that may be awarded. Admitted transfer students with a family legacy (a grandparent, parent or sibling who graduated from Saint Joseph's), may be awarded a Transfer Legacy Scholarship which is valued at $1,000 per academic year. Saint Joseph's also awards the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to those students that are actively involved in this two-year academic honor society. This scholarship, valued at $2,000 per academic year, is awarded in addition to other merit scholarships already awarded by the University. Notification of transfer scholarship awards will be included with letter of admission for those that qualify.
United Scholars Grant
Partial-tuition grants awarded to new freshmen who are recognized as a member of an under-represented student population in the Saint Joseph's University community. This grant is provided to enhance the University's diversity initiatives. Students' academic achievements and SAT/ACT scores will be considered.
Villiger Speech and Debate Society Scholarship
The Villiger Speech and Debate Society offers scholarships to new freshmen 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 ranges from one-third to one-half tuition, and each year two to three scholarships are awarded. A separate application is required. Qualified applicants will be invited to campus for an interview and a chance to audition in the speaking event of their choice. More information is available here .