Scholarships

Benedictine College annually awards more than $3.8 million in institutional student aid. Many students receive awards in areas such as academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. These undergraduate awards are renewable for four years, five years for students pursuing a degree in an approved five-year program (e.g., Engineering). Eligibility for access to institutional awards, including but not limited to the awards listed above, are limited to students maintaining full-time enrollment status. Institutional awards are also not available to be applied toward tuition costs incurred by the student during a summer-based term. Standard awards are yearly based, and applicable to only the fall and spring enrollment terms.

 

National Merit Finalist Scholarships

 

Each year, Benedictine College awards up to ten scholarships ($28,730 of full tuition) to National Merit Finalists. To be considered for this scholarship you must provide a copy of your National Merit Finalists letter to the Office of Admission.  These scholarships are renewable all four years of attendance.

 

Presidential Scholarships

 

Awards ($28,730 of full tuition) are made to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. This full tuition award is a renewable four-year scholarship based on college involvement and academic performance. A student must have a minimum 27 ACT/1280 SAT, and a non-weighted 3.5 GPA to be eligible. A maximum of (10) ten scholarships will be awarded annually, based on a competitive Honors Committee selection process.

 

Dean’s Scholarships

 

Awards ($21,625 of full tuition) are made to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. This 3/4 tuition award is a renewable four-year scholarship based on college involvement and academic performance. A student must have a minimum 27 ACT/1280 SAT, and a non-weighted 3.5 GPA to be eligible. A maximum of (5) five scholarships will be awarded annually, based on a competitive Honors Committee selection process.

  

Academic Scholarships

 

Academic merit scholarships range from $10,000-$17,000. The awards are based on a student’s ACT/SAT/CLT and high school grade point average. Your application for admission serves as your application for merit scholarships. Merit scholarship are renewable. Estimate your scholarship eligibility

 

Transfer Scholarships

 

Transfer merit scholarships range from $6,000-$10,000. The awards are based on a student’s college grade point average. Your application for admission serves as your application for merit scholarships. Merit scholarship are renewable. Estimate your scholarship eligibility

 

Athletic Awards

 

  • Available for men in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, track, cross-country, wrestling and lacrosse.
  • Available for women in volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, track, cross-country, lacrosse and cheer/dance team.

 

All athletic awards are made with the student's academic achievement being considered. Student-athlete awards will not be awarded in addition to academic awards, but rather as a combination of academics and athletics. Athletes should contact the athletic director or the appropriate coach for forms and information. Contacts and information

 

Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program

 

Each year, the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program provides 25 exceptionally motivated students with unique educational and leadership opportunities intended to advance the Catholic culture on campus, in America, and in the world.

 

Honor's Scholars

 

Each year, Benedictine College admits 24 exceptional students to enroll in the Honors Program. These Honors Scholars participate in a challenging curriculum that academically distinguishes them from their peers.

 

Music Awards

 

Music awards are available to students interested in instrumental band or vocal music. An audition, either in person or by recording, is recommended. Interested students should contact the chairperson of the Music Department, Dr. Ruth Krusemark.

 

Theatre Awards

 

Theater scholarships are reserved for students majoring in theater arts or theater arts management. Students interested in theatre awards should contact the chairperson of the Theatre Arts Department, Dr. Scott Cox.

 

Marching Band

 

Marching Band scholarship are awarded based on an audition with Mr. Sean York, Director of Athletic Bands. Learn more at ravenathletics.com.

 

U.S. Army/Air Force ROTC Scholarships

 

Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships are available each year to selected students who are enrolled or will enroll in the Army ROTC program. The scholarships provide payment of all tuition, fees, a monthly tax-free payment of $250–$400 for the duration of the scholarship, not to exceed ten months for each year of the scholarship, and a flat-rate book allowance of up to $450 each semester. Additionally, the Professor of Military Science awards fee waiver scholarships to selected students.

 

ROTC students are furnished free textbooks for military science courses. Students enrolled in the last two years of military science receive $250 or $400 per month during the school year, not to exceed ten months per year.

 

A limited number of tuition/fee waiver scholarships are awarded each semester to freshman and sophomore students who demonstrate the leadership ability to progress toward the advanced ROTC program. Interested students should see the Department Enrollment Officer for information.

  

Endowed Scholarships

 

Each year, a limited number of Endowment Scholarship funds may become available for awarding purposes, as designated by the donors of each endowment fund. The availability of endowment scholarship funds varies from year to year based upon the fiscal performance of the fund management process. Awarded funds are provided on a one-time basis, with the possibility of renewal, provided there are funds available in subsequent years. The Financial Aid Office will award endowment scholarship funds based upon the criteria set forth by the donor, in conjunction with funds availability. Certain restrictions apply. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.

 

Search Tools & External Scholarships

 

Many agencies provide online portals for students seeking information about available scholarships. External scholarships are offered by various institutions, organizations and businesses. They are awarded on the basis of career interest, essay competitions, financial need, medical history and for many other reasons. Learn more about Search Tools & External Scholarships