Scholarships

Excellence recognized.

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.


2017-2018 Scholarships

Academy of Food Marketing Scholarships I, F

Awarded to new freshmen who declare a Food Marketing major. Students who are U.S. citizens must file the 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. These scholarships are typically granted with your admission decision package. 

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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.

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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 (GPA) 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 relationship 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. These scholarships are typically granted after you receive an admission decision. 

 

Cristo Rey Scholarship F

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are 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. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.   An Early Action application for admission is preferred. The scholarship application is due on February 1.

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Deans' Scholarship* I, F

A limited number of scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Typically, recipients have a 3.75 GPA and a score of 1350 on the old SAT or a 30 ACT score. For students who apply for admission as test optional, official test scores must be sent by the scholarship application deadline to be considered. Submission of test scores will not affect your admission decision. Applicants must apply for admission through Early Action. The scholarship application and essay are due by January 15

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Eagles Fly For Leukemia Scholarship F

One full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a new freshman who is living with or has survived cancer in his or her lifetime. Application requires an essay and medial documentation. The scholarship application, medical documentation and essay are due on February 1.

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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 Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Applicants must apply for admission through Early Action and must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. The scholarship application and essay are due on January 15.

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Ignatian College Connection Scholarship (ICC) F

Five, 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. An Early Action application is preferred.  Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. The scholarship application is due by February 1.

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John P. McNulty Scholars Program Scholarship* I, F

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships and  partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to women who declare a major in Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Applicants should have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1300 on the old SAT (Equivalent to a score of 1360/1600 on the new SAT or 29 ACT composite.) An essay, recommendation letter and an on-campus interview are required. For students who apply for admission as a test-optional applicant, official test scores must be sent to be considered. An Early Action application is preferred. Submission of test scores will not affect an admission decision to the University. The scholarship application is due by February 1

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Lenfest Scholarship F

Lenfest Scholars who attended the Gesu School of Philadelphia and have successfully completed all requirements for 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 Early Action application is preferred. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. The scholarship application is due by February 1.

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Maguire Scholarship F

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students attending a Maguire Foundation partner high school. Recipients must achieve a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities. An Early Action application  for admission is preferred. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered and must have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less. The scholarship application is due by February 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. Applicants must apply for admission through Early Action. A video audition submission is required. Audition dates will be announced late fall. The scholarship application is due by February 1.

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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. An Early Action application for admission is required. If selected, an interview will be scheduled. The scholarship application is due by March 1.

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Key

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

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