Catholic School Scholarship
As a Catholic university, we support families who are committed
to a Catholic education. St. John’s University has created a
Catholic School Scholarship which provides an annual award of
$2,500-$5,000, for a maximum award of $10,000-$20,000 over four
years of undergraduate study.
This scholarship, created in response to a recommendation from the
Advisory Board of the university's Institute for Catholic Schools
(ICS), is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be
graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in
the fall. Additional eligibility requirements are listed here.
- Must be graduating from a Catholic high school by June
- Are automically awarded this scholarship upon freshman
admission for the 2013-2014 academic year
- Are first-time freshmen who will be entering St. John’s
University beginning with the fall 2013 semester
- Must be full-time students (minimum of 12 credits per
- Awarded for up to four years of undergraduate study; students
enrolled in our five-year, joint degree programs will not be
eligible for this award once they begin their graduate study
- Award will be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate
study as long as recipient remains in good academic standing
- Do not need to be United States citizens or permanent
residents, but do need to graduate from a Catholic high school in
- Receive a minimum award of $2,500 per year
- If you submit the FAFSA and
demonstrate financial need, the Catholic School Scholarship may be
increased to as much as $5,000 per year. Please note the FAFSA
becomes available on January 1 and you are encouraged to submit as
soon as possible using our school code 002823.
Should you file the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, you will
be notified of the exact amount of the Catholic School Scholarship
in your financial aid award letter. If you do not file the FAFSA,
you will still be notified of the Catholic School Scholarship in
your financial aid award letter though as a reminder you will
receive the minimum amount of the scholarship ($2,500). We will
begin mailing financial aid award letters in March.
Incoming freshmen who are interested in this scholarship are
asked to submit the FAFSA by
February 15. Students may also be eligible for additional
need-based and/or academic scholarships.
Students graduating from a Catholic high school can submit
the Catholic Student Scholarship but awards are limited. Students
who are Catholic but do not attend a Catholic high school are asked
to submit the Catholic Student Scholarship.
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There is no application for the Catholic School
Scholarship. Eligible first-time freshmen will automatically
receive the minimum award.