Scholarships

Foundation and Institutional Scholarships

Various scholarships have been established through the generosity of the university and philanthropic efforts of our Board of Trustees, donors, alums, businesses and associations to reward and support student academic performance and achievement. 

We encourage students to use our Net Price calculator at:  https://www.stu.edu/Admissions/Financial-Aid  to determine the type of aid you are eligible for.


Foundation Various Scholarships


Renewal criteria for Admissions Merit Based Scholarships are as follow
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NOTE: Beginning Fall 2015 all institutional scholarships are to be evaluated for SAP (based on each scholarship criteria) at the end of every term. The student may receive the award for one term on a probationary basis. Students who fail to meet Term GPA at the end of the probation will lose the award and will NOT regain eligibility even if GPA is improved after the award had been revoked. Students who meet the Term GPA at the end of a probation period but CUM GPA is still below may continue to receive the award on a probationary basis for one additional term.


St. Thomas University Academic Scholarships

 

*The following awards are only for full-time undergraduate day students taking 12 credits of more on the campus at St. Thomas University aged 17 to 22 years old.

 

Catholic High School with Dual Enrollment

Awards range from $8,000 per year up to $15,250 per year. Awarding will be based on academic achievement, leadership and community service. To be considered for this award the student must have a minimum ACT 21/SAT 1070 and a 2.5 GPA.

Catholic High School Graduate Scholar

Awards range from $8,000 per year up to $12,360 per year. Awarding will be based on academic achievement, leadership and community service. To be considered for this award the student must have a minimum ACT 20/SAT 1030 and a 2.5 GPA.

Presidential Scholarship

Awards range from $10,000 per year up to $15,000 per year. To be considered for this award the student must have a minimum ACT 26/SAT 1260 and a 3.5 GPA. Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship. Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.

Dean's Scholarship

Awards range from $9,000 per year up to $14,000 per year. To be considered for this award the student must have a minimum ACT 22/SAT 1110 and a 3.0 GPA. Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship. Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.

STU Award

Awards range from $2,000 per year up to $10,000 per year. Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship. Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.

International Scholarships

GPA 3.5 to 4.0       $10000
GPA 3.0 to 3.49     $9000
GPA 2.75 to 2.99   $8000
GPA 2.5-2.74         $7000
GPA 2.25 to 2.49   $6000

The Bernard F. Graham Scholastic Award in Finance and Accounting

The Bernard F. Graham Scholastic Award in Finance and Accounting recognizes the undergraduate finance or accounting major who graduates each year with the highest grade point average. No strings, just some help to get you started on your career in the Finance or Accounting field and to reward you for your exemplary scholastic achievement. More information here.


General Scholarships

 

Villanova Award

Awards range from $2000 per year up to $8000 per year.   Award amount varies based upon evaluation of unmet need, institutional aid, housing needs, leadership, scholarship, extracurricular involvement, and service. Priority given to applications received before May 1. To secure the award, recipients must deposit by May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification that they have received the award. This can be combined with merit awards.

STU Access Grant

Amount varies. Awards based upon evaluation of unmet need, institutional aid, and housing needs. Priority given to applications received before May 1. To secure the award, recipients must deposit by May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification that they have received the award. This can be combined with merit awards.


Co-Curricular Scholarships

 

Band Scholarship

Awards range from $2000 per year up to $8,000 per year. Must actively participate in the STU Bobcat Marching Band. An application must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment. Scholarship amounts are determined by the recommendation of the Director of Marching Band and approval from the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Campus Ministry Scholarship

Awards range from $2000 per year up to $8000 per year. The recipient must demonstrate prior active engagement in campus ministry and continue to be active while enrolled at STU. This can be combined with merit awards.

Choir Scholarship

Awards will vary in range from $2000 per year up to $8000 per year. Available to students who are active participants in the St. Thomas University Choir. Scholarship awards are determined by the recommendation of Director of Co-Curricular Programs and approval from the Vice President for Enrollment Management. This can be combined with merit awards.

STU Spirit Program Scholarship

Awards range from $2000 per year up to $8000 per year. Available to students who are active participants in the STU Cheerleading or Mascot programs. This can be combined with merit awards.  Awards are determined by the recommendation of the cheer coach and approval from the Vice President for Enrollment Management.


Transfer Student Scholarships (Domestic Only)

 

Presidential Scholarship

Award of up to $14,000 per year. To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a GPA of 4.0 and 24 transferable hours.

Dean’s Scholarship

Awards range from $8000 per year up to $12,000 per year. To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to 3.99 GPA and 24 transferable hours.

Transfer Award

Award of up to $5000 per year. To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 and 24 transferable hours.


Other Awards

 

Sibling Award

Award of up to 50% per year. Only students who have another sibling who is currently enrolled or has graduated from STU are eligible.

Alumni Award

Award of up to 45% of tuition. Only children of STU Alumni are eligible.


Note: Unless otherwise specified, the above scholarships are intended for undergraduate full-time day students ages 17 to 22 only. St. Thomas University reserves the right to review and adjust original financial aid award packages, including university funded scholarships and/or grants should you receive additional funding from federal, state and private sources (e.g. FSEOG, FRAG, FSAG, Florida Bright Futures Program, etc.) that exceed the cost of tuition and dormitory fees (if applicable). All institutional aid is intended for full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters only. Recipients of multiple institutional awards including tuition discounts are eligible to receive the highest individual award only.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships are funded by private entities which have various criteria, due dates, scholarship amounts and renewal requirements. Please click on the scholarships below about which you want more information and you will be directed to the sponsor’s scholarship page. You must notify the Office of Financial Aid if you are awarded any of these scholarships to avoid exceeding your Cost of Attendance.