Scholarships

Excellence recognized.

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.


2018–2019 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, F, T

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, F, T

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, F, T

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 high schools within 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.  Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. Scholarship application is due by January 15.

Deans’ Scholarship  F, I, *

A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis. SAT and/or ACT scores are required for consideration.  An on-campus interview is required for finalists. Scholarship application and essay are due by January 15.

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. Scholarship application, essay and documentation are all due by January 15.

Father George Ruggieri, S.J. Memorial Scholarship  F, *

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. An on-campus interview is required for finalists.  Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. Scholarship application is due by January 15.

Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Scholarship 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 application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. An interview is required for finalists. Scholarship application and essay are due by January 15.

John P. McNulty Scholars Program Scholarship  F, I *

A limited number of full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to women who declare a major in Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science. An on-campus interview is required for finalists. Scholarship application and essay are due by January 15.

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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 application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered. Scholarship application is due by January 15.

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 application for admission by the early deadline of November 1 is preferred. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA and must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less. Scholarship application and essay are due by February 1.

SJU Theatre Company Scholarship  F, I *

Awarded annually to undergraduate students (including incoming freshmen) 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. Scholarship application is due by February 1.

Villiger Speech and Debate Society Scholarship  F, I *

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are awarded to freshmen who have excelled in high school speech and/or debate competitions and wish to continue their forensic careers in college. Scholarship application is due by February 1.


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 deadline of November 1 for this scholarship

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