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Merit-Based Scholarships

Academic Scholarship Requirements

Academic scholarships range from $5,000 per year to full tuition and are based on the student's academic ability, program of study, and campus. Applicants are notified of any academic scholarships in their acceptance letter. To maintain an academic scholarship, recipients need to enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester at St. John’s with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 for most awards. Students who do not complete 12 credits in a semester or do not maintain a 3.0 GPA, will be subjected to a re-evaluation of scholarship eligibility and amount. Academic scholarships are not applicable to intersession, winter session, post-session, or summer sessions.

Undergraduate freshmen scholarships are intended for four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate study. Transfer student scholarships are for two or three years of continuous undergraduate study. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Scholarship Recipients Please Note: Academic Scholarships for students entering the six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program are offered for the first four years of the six year program.

The University reserves the right to adjust any University grant or scholarship due to receipt of non-University aid. In addition, the combination of external grants and scholarships (funded by state, federal and/or private sources) along with financial assistance from St. John’s may not exceed the cost of full tuition. The scholarship programs are subject to the policies and practices of the University’s Office of Student Financial Services and various regulatory agencies.

Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic ability, program of study, and campus of record. Merit-Based Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year included:

Presidential Scholarship
A limited number of these prestigious full-tuition scholarships are offered each year to newly admitted freshmen.

Provost Scholarship
Students receive up to $23,000 per year.

Scholastic Excellence Scholarship
Students receive up to $21,000 per year.

St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship
Students receive up to $18,000 per year.

Academic Achievement Scholarship
Students receive up to $15,000 per year.

Academic Promise Award
Students receive up to $11,000 per year.

Student Success Award
Students receive up to $5,500 per year.

Fine Arts Scholarship
St. John’s Department of Fine Arts offers full and partial scholarships to Fall incoming freshmen who demonstrate a proficiency in the visual arts.

If you would like more information about our other scholarship opportunities, please feel free to look at our Catholic, Ozanam, and transfer scholarships. In addition, please look into all of the financial assistance available at St. John's through our financial aid services.

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