Scholarships

Saint Joseph's University awards scholarships to undergraduate applicants who have outstanding academic and achievement records. Each year the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the applicant pool. Review each scholarship description for the individual eligibility requirements.

 

2020–2021 Scholarships

The following scholarships do not require a separate application. Students are automatically reviewed for eligibility as long as they meet the scholarship criteria.

 

Merit-based Academic Scholarships

Available to: Freshmen, Transfers, International

Awarded to new students who have outstanding academic and achievement records. All students who submit a complete application for admission are reviewed for a merit scholarship, including test-optional applicants.

 

Academy of Food Marketing Scholarships 

Available to: Freshmen, International

Awarded to freshmen who declare a Food Marketing major. Students who are U.S. citizens must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered; international students may be required to submit proof of income. The scholarship review considers financial need as well as the applicant's academic record.

 

Air Force ROTC Scholarships 

Available to: Freshmen

Air Force ROTC offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These scholarships are competitive and are based on the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, care for the whole person. Once contracted, in addition to receiving the scholarship, awardees receive book money and a monthly tax-free stipend. Additional information and the scholarship application can be found at afrotc.com. Saint Joseph's University provides free room and board for Type 1 AFROTC scholarship recipients and free room for Type II AFROTC scholarship recipients.

 

Athletic Scholarships

Available to: Freshmen, Transfers, International

Awarded by the Office of Athletics to students in each of our 20 NCAA D-1 intercollegiate athletic programs.

 

Corpus Christi Scholarship for Art Majors

Available to: Freshmen, International

A partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a freshman who expresses an interest in majoring in Art at Saint Joseph’s. An application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Financial need is considered so students are required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Jesuit Preparatory Scholarships

Available to: Freshmen, International

Awarded to incoming freshmen who graduate from a Jesuit high school and have achieved a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale.

 

Legacy Awards

Available to: Freshmen, Transfers, International

Awarded to new students whose grandparent(s), parent(s), or sibling(s) graduated from Saint Joseph's University. Students must indicate this relationship on their application for admission.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Available to: Transfers, International

Awarded to new students who are actively involved in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. This scholarship is valued at $2,000 per academic year.

 


 

Specialty Scholarships

The following scholarships require a separate application in order to be reviewed for eligibility. Scholarship applications will be available in September 2019.

 

Cristo Rey Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen  | Application due: January 15

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to high achieving students from high schools in the Cristo Rey Network. Students must demonstrate leadership, commitment to service and academic excellence. An application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Eagles Fly For Leukemia Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen | Application due: January 15

One full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a new student who is living with or has survived cancer in their lifetime.

 

Father George Ruggieri, S.J. Memorial Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen | Application due: January 15

A partial-tuition scholarship is awarded to one student from PA, NJ, DE, or Brooklyn, NY who declares a major in Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). An interview is required for finalists.

 

Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen | Application due: January 15

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded annually to high achieving freshmen 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. An application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

John P. McNulty Scholars Program Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen, International | Application due: January 15

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded to women who declare a major in Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science. SAT and/or ACT scores are required. Finalists typically have a 3.50/4.00 GPA and a 1360 SAT or 29 ACT. An interview is required for finalists.

 

Lenfest Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen | Application due: January 15

Lenfest Scholars who attended the Gesu School of Philadelphia and have successfully complete all requirements of the Lenfest Scholarship Incentive program can apply. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service to their community. Preference will be given to students who were faithful participants in the Ignatian College Connection Program (ICC). An application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Maguire Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen | Application due: February 1

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students attending a Maguire Foundation partner high school. Recipients must achieve a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale and be engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities. An application by the early deadline of November is preferred. Applicants are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $20,000 or less.

 

SJU Theatre Company Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen, International | Application due: February 1

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to students who audition and are selected by faculty artistic directors of the SJU Theatre Company. Decisions are based upon audition and demonstrated dedication to the theatre arts.

 

Villiger Speech and Debate Society Scholarship

Available to: Freshmen, International | Application due: February 1

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students who have excelled in high school speech and/or debate competitions and wish to continue their forensic careers in college.

 


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