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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 2020 term. The admission application is used to automatically determine merit scholarship eligibility; no additional application is required.

Fall 2021 Freshman Merit Scholarships

The information below is intended as a guide to provide students with an idea as to what merit scholarship first-time, full-time freshman applicants may be eligible upon admission to St. John’s University for the Fall 2021 entry term. While evaluating each student's academic record, St. John's will award the highest scholarship available from the charts below based on EITHER the cumulative high school GPA, OR standardized test score (whichever is more advantageous to the student). Students choosing to apply via St. John's test optional admissions policy will have their high school GPA utilized to determine their merit scholarship level.

For example, a student with a 90 cumulative high school average and a composite SAT score of 1100 will fall in the $19,000 to $21,000 range on the Queens campus and the $10,000 to $11,000 range on the Staten Island campus in merit based on their GPA. A student with an 85 GPA and 1300 composite SAT will fall in the $23,000 to $25,000 range on the Queens campus and the $12,000 to $13,000 range on the Staten Island campus based on their SAT score. Students who apply test optional will be evaluated based on their GPA.

Based on your background and financial situation, additional grants and scholarships, as well as need-based aid, may be available to you in addition to the merit scholarships.

Cumulative High School GPAQueens/Manhattan CampusesStaten Island Campus
97+$30,000 to $32,000$16,000 to $17,000
94 to 96$26,000 to $28,000$14,000 to $15,000
92 to 93$23,000 to $25,000$12,000 to $13,000
89 to 91$19,000 to $21,000$10,000 to $11,000
85 to 88$15,000 to $17,000$8,000 to $9,000
< 85Up to $10,000Up to $6,000

 

Composite Test Score (SAT/ACT)Queens/Manhattan CampusesStaten Island Campus
1450+ / 33+$30,000 to $32,000$16,000 to $17,000
1350 to 1440 / 30 to 32$26,000 to $28,000$14,000 to $15,000
1250 to 1340 / 27 to 29$23,000 to $25,000$12,000 to $13,000
1150 to 1240 / 24 to 26$19,000 to $21,000$10,000 to $11,000
1050 to 1140 / 21 to 23$15,000 to $17,000$8,000 to $9,000

 

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

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.

$417 million

Undergraduate financial aid received in 2019-2020

(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 2021. 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 2021 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 2021. 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, 2021. 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 award 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.

Fall 2021 Engagement Grant
First time freshmen and new transfer students who attend a qualifying event and enter St. John’s University in the fall of 2021 will receive a one-time tuition grant of $500 toward the 2021-2022 academic year. Qualifying events must take place between August 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021, and include:

  • Virtual Open House (Queens Oct. 17 | Nov. 22; Staten Island Oct. 18)
  • Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour
  • On-campus Tour (if available)
  • Academic Webinar or Chat
  • Accepted Student Event

Students are limited to one Engagement Grant, but are encouraged to attend as many Admission events as possible. Advance Registration for events is encouraged and available online at stjohns.edu/Visit.

Fall 2021 First-Time Freshman Future Johnny Award
New first-time freshmen who submit their undergraduate admission application and all required credentials by December 1, 2020, and submit their enrollment deposit by April 1, 2021, will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 award, credited to their St. John’s University StormCard during the 2021-2022 academic year. This credit will be available for enrolled students and can be applied toward books at the St. John’s University Bookstore, or toward meals purchased on campuses wherever the StormCard is accepted.

Fall 2021 New Transfer Student Future Johnny Award
New transfer students who submit their undergraduate admission application and all required credentials by February 1, 2021, and submit their enrollment deposit by May 1, 2021, will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 award, credited to their St. John’s University StormCard during the 2021-2022 academic year. This credit will be available for enrolled students and can be applied toward books at the St. John’s University Bookstore, or toward meals purchased on campuses wherever the StormCard is accepted.

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 2021 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, 2021.

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 2021 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2021 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

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 2021 term. Eligibility is dependent upon parent occupation as indicated on the Undergraduate Admission application for the Fall 2021 term. To be considered for this award, the admission application must be submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

*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.

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.