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St. John’s University Academic Scholarships

St. John’s University is pleased to offer merit based scholarships to first year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a bachelor’s level degree program for the Fall 2018 term. The admission application is used to automatically determine merit scholarship eligibility; no additional application is required.

On this page: Merit Awards | Other Opportunities | Service Awards | Application Scholarships

Fall 2020 Merit Scholarships

Please note that the Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island campuses have different tuition rates. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission based on the student’s academic performance, program of study, and campus of record. Scholarships are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to adjust any University grant or scholarship due to receipt of non-University aid.

Non Test-Optional Applicants

TestTest Score*High School GPAQueens/Manhattan Scholarship RangeStaten Island
Scholarship Range
SAT:
ACT:
1450+
33+
97+$31,000 to Full Tuition*$19,000 to Full Tuition*
SAT:
ACT:
1300 to 1440
28 - 32
88+$28,000 to $30,000$16,000 to $18,000
SAT:
ACT:
1200 to 1290
25 - 27
88+$24,000 to $27,000$13,000 to $15,000
SAT:
ACT:
1100 to 1190
22 - 24
85+$19,000 to $22,000$10,000 to $12,000
SAT:
ACT:
1050 to 1090
21
85+$15,000 to $18,000$8,000 to $10,000

Students who do not meet the criteria outlined above will be considered for a full range of academic and need-based scholarships.

*Top-tier scholarships are limited and are typically no longer available after May 1.

The Pharm D program is a highly competitive program, scholarships range from $14,000 to $24,000 with a limited number of full tuition awards.

SAT/ACT and Test Optional applicants will be considered for a full range of scholarships. Scholarship eligibility will be based on a holistic review factoring in the High School GPA, rigor of the academic coursework, type of school, letters of recommendation, essay and the student’s extra- curricular activities.

Other Opportunities

All applicants may be considered for a range of other merit and need based grants. Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All eligible students are encouraged to file the FAFSA when it becomes available October 1.

$406 million

Undergraduate financial aid received in 2017-2018

(Reflects Fall 2018 entering class.)

Catholic High School Scholarship
Created in response to a recommendation from the Advisory Board of the University's Institute for Catholic Schools (ICS), this scholarship provides an annual award of $2,500, for a maximum award of up to $10,000 over four years of undergraduate study and is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in the fall of 2020. This award is applicable to domestic and international students. See more details »

Legacy Award
First time freshmen and new transfer students entering St. John’s in the fall of 2018 will automatically be considered for this award when they indicate on their admission application that their grandparents, parents or siblings received a degree from St. John’s University prior to June 2020. Eligible students are limited to one legacy award. The University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment at St. John’s. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 15, 2020. This award is applicable to domestic and international students. The University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility.

College Advantage Award
Students who participate in College Advantage and who enroll at St. John’s University the semester after high school graduation receive a $2,000 Tuition Grant per year. Participating students who are admitted and decide to enroll at St. John’s immediately after high school graduation become eligible for the College Advantage Program Grant, applicable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate study at St. John’s University. Learn more about College Advantage here.

Service Scholarships

Child of a Police Officer Service Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students) of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of police officers within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a police officer (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

Child of Firefighter Service Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of firefighters within the United States. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a fire department member (full-time active service, retired, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

Child of Military Service-Members Award*
St. John’s University will award $2,000 per year for up to four years of continuous (first time freshman) or up to three years (transfer students), full-time undergraduate enrollment to the children of United States Military service members. An eligible student must be a dependent child of a United States Military service member (full-time active service, veteran, or killed in the line of duty) and a current high school senior or new transfer student planning to enroll at St. John’s in the Fall 2020 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2020 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2020.

*St. John’s University created the service awards to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, a United States Police Department, and a United States Fire Department who dedicate their lives to the service of others. Please note that students are limited to one service award, and the University reserves the right to request proof of eligibility. Service awards are applicable to domestic students.

Application Scholarships

Go here to learn more and access applications for the following application scholarships. Application scholarships are applicable to domestic and international students.

Ozanam Scholars Program
This program provides a select group of scholars with a unique and innovative learning experience. The Ozanam Scholars Program connects small student groups with dedicated faculty to contribute to solving real world problems in local, national and international communities. Ozanam Scholars receive up to a $10,000 scholarship renewable annually for the four-year program.

Catholic Scholars Program
Catholic Scholars take part in a four-year developmental program that translates faith into action. Prospective freshmen apply for this scholarship, and if chosen will receive a grant of $5,000 per year which will be awarded for four years of study. Students will commit themselves to faith-based leadership training, service and prayer, and formation of a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader inspired by the Catholic tradition. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIONS: Students entering a house of discernment sponsored by a diocese or religious community, or a college seminary or religious community formation program are ineligible to participate in the Catholic Scholars Program at St. John’s University.

Catholic Student Scholarship
St. John's has a special commitment to preparing Catholic students for ethical leadership. Our Catholic Student Scholarship offers a limited number of awards (based on availability) to college-bound Catholic students regardless of the secondary school they attend, this includes non-Catholic high school institutions. An award of $2,000 per year is for first-time incoming freshmen only.

The Notre Dame College Alumnae Association Sister Helen Flynn Endowed Scholarship
Established for those who choose to study at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University in an environment conducive to Sister Helen Flynn’s ideals of service, education, and faith.

Scholarship Details

Undergraduate freshmen scholarships may be renewed for up to four years of continuous full-time undergraduate study at St. John’s University, provided the student maintains the academic requirements of the scholarship outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Scholarships are not applicable to intersession, winter session, post-session, or summer sessions.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.): 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.

  • Learn more about Alumni Scholarships here.
  • Learn more about External Scholarships here.
  • Learn more about JK Watson Fellowship here.
  • Learn more about Transfer Scholarship here.
  • Learn more about Benefactor Funds here.
    • This includes Alumni, Endowed, and Expendable fund scholarships.