Scholarships

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Benedictine College annually awards more than $4.0 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.

Premier Scholarships

Each year, Benedictine College awards up to ten (10) full-tuition scholarships to:

  • National Merit Finalists
  • National Hispanic Merit Finalists
  • Perfect Test Scores (ACT / SAT / CLT)

These scholarships are renewable all four years of attendance. The scholarship adjusts annually in accordance with any increases in tuition that may occur. To be considered for this scholarship you must provide a copy of your National Merit Finalist letter to the Office of Admission.

Presidential Scholarship Competition

Benedictine College awards 15 scholarships to outstanding young men and women who are selected from the annual Presidential Scholarship Competition. Ten (10) full-tuition Presidential Scholarships and five (5) three-quarter tuition Dean’s Scholarships are awarded each year.

Academic Scholarships

First-year and transfer students are eligible for academic merit scholarships.

First-Year Student Scholarships

Academic merit scholarships range from $10,000-$19,000. 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.

Beginning Freshman Academic Scholarship Matrix

GPA4.03.73.23.02.52.2
36 ACT or National Merit Finalist$32,830$32,830$32,830$32,830$32,830$32,830
35 ACT / 1530 SAT / 107 CLT$19,000$19,000$18,000$18,000$17,000$15,000
32 ACT / 1420 SAT / 97 CLT$19,000$18,000$17,000$17,000$15,000$13,000
28 ACT / 1320 SAT / 86 CLT$18,000$18,000$17,000$15,000$15,000$13,000
24 ACT/ 1160 SAT / 76 CLT$17,000$17,000$15,000$15,000$13,000$13,000
20 ACT / 1020 SAT / 66 CLT$17,000$15,000$15,000$15,000$13,000$11,000
18 ACT / 960 SAT / 61 CLT$15,000$15,000$15,000$13,000$13,000$11,000

*This table provides a rough estimate of possible financial aid for general information purposes only. There are many variables and considerations, so please use the aid estimate calculator and talk to your Financial Aid specialist for a final estimate of your aid.

Transfer Student Scholarships

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

Transfer Academic Scholarship Chart

GPAAward
3.5 - 4.0$10,000
3.0 - 3.49$9,000
2.5 - 2.99$8,000
<2.49$7,000

*This table provides a rough estimate of possible financial aid for general information purposes only. There are many variables and considerations, so please use the aid estimate calculator and talk to your Financial Aid specialist for a final estimate of your aid.

Athletic Awards

Athletic awards are available in all 19 varsity sports. The student must work directly with a varsity coach regarding eligibility.

Freedom Fellows

Each year, Benedictine College awards up to seven (7) full-tuition scholarships to prospective students who are accepted into the Freedom Fellows Program. This program serves to close equity gaps for historically marginalized student populations, including students who identify as of color, first-generation in college, and/or from economically under-resourced families or communities. These scholarships are renewable all four years of attendance. The scholarship adjusts annually in accordance with any increases in tuition that may occur.

Other Institutional Scholarships

Certain academic and institutional departments may offer scholarships.

Music Awards

Music awards are available to students interested in participating in department band, choir or orchestra ensembles. An audition, either in person or by recording, is required. Interested students should refer to Music Auditions.

Theatre Awards

Theater scholarships are reserved for students majoring in theatre arts or theatre arts management. Students interested in theatre awards should contact the chairperson of the Theatre Arts Department, Prof. Derek Trautwein.

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

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