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Merit-Based Scholarships

Academic Scholarship Requirements

Academic scholarships range from $8,000 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.

Fall 2020 Merit Scholarships

Merit awards for the 2021-2022 academic year will be posted in the coming weeks.

Please note that the Queen, Manhattan and Staten Island campuses have different tuition rates. Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic ability, program of study, and campus of record.  

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

*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, letters of recommendation, essay and the student’s extra- curricular activities.

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.

Office of Undergraduate Admission

Queens and Manhattan Campus
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Staten Island Campus
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