Foundation and Institutional Scholarships
Admissions Merit Based Scholarships & Renewal Criteria - scholarships ranging from $5,500 to $15,000
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 aid you are eligible for.
Some scholarships are awarded on a first early application basis and priority is given to those students meeting the requirement and having completed the FAFSA by priority application deadline.
Students could receive several types of scholarships:
• Institutional Admissions Merit Based Scholarship
Presidential or Deans
Catholic High School, Catholic Education Continuum, National Academic Foundation and Dual Enrollment
• Foundation Various Scholarships
Renewal criteria for Admissions Merit Based Scholarships are as follows:
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 fall below CUM GPA will be able to receive the award for one additional 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end of the probation will lose the award and will NOT regain eligibility even if GPA is improved after the award had been revoked. For 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.
Academy of Finance Scholarship
Student must be a member of their high school's Academy of Finance. Must be accepted to the School of Business, have a cumulative 2.75 GPA and 970 SAT or 20 ACT unweighted score. Scholarship is renewable for the 4-year program duration as long as the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.
Academy for Tourism Scholarship
Student must have completed the Dade County School Board-sponsored Academy of Tourism Program, and must enroll directly to St. Thomas from high school. Award level includes 30% off tuition and student must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA to maintain eligibility.
Awards are based on academic achievement and aptitude. Award includes 40% off tuition.Undergraduates must be full-time students and maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at St. Thomas University.
Awarding of these scholarships are determined by the Athletic Department, based on athletic skill and financial need. Must be full-time students and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at St. Thomas University.
Broward College – Transfer Scholarship
Available to transfer students of Broward College. Awards are based on academic achievement and aptitude. Award covers 40% off tuition for domestic students and 50% off tuition for international students. Undergraduates must be full-time students and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is renewable for three successive years.
Deans Scholarship (Freshman)
Amount: $10,000 - $12,000
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 2.33 GPA and completion of 30 semester hours per academic year.
Awards are based on academic achievement, aptitude, and successful completion and enrollment in Dual Enrollment with STU. Award includes 50% off tuition. Undergraduates must be full-time students and maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at St. Thomas University.
International Student Award
Available to international students admitted for full-time study. The award is renewable is for three successive academic years provided the student maintains a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Amounts are awarded and determined by the Admissions Committee. Award amount may vary from $7,000-$14,500.
Miami-Dade College Transfer Scholarship
Available to transfer students of Miami Dade College. Awards are based on academic achievement and aptitude. Award covers 40% off tuition for domestic students and 50% off tuition for international students. Undergraduates must be full-time students and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is renewable for three successive years.
Full to partial scholarship, covers cost of tuition. Awards are based on academic achievement and aptitude. Scholarship is renewable for four successive years based on academic achievement. Undergraduates must be full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Presidential Scholarships (Freshman)
Amount: $12,000 - $15,000
Renewable: Yes, for 4 years, provided you maintain a 2.33 GPA and completion of 30 semester hours per academic year.Amount: $12,000 - $15,000.
St. Thomas University Honor Scholarship
Students must be selected by the St. Thomas University Scholarship Committee, have and maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA and have received a minimum of 28 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT.
Transfer Assistance Award
Amount: $5,000 - $12,500
Renewable: Yes, provided you maintain a 2.33 GPA and continuous progress towards degree and completion of 30 semester hours per academic year. v
Catholic Education Continuum
Supplemental scholarship application is required. Available full scholarship opportunity for one student from each Catholic High School. Scholarship is renewable for four successive years based on academic achievement. Student must be full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Renewable: Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Continuous progress towards degree.
30 semester hours per academic year.
Scholarships are based on the availability of funds of a given academic year.
Note: Unless otherwise specified, the above scholarships are intended for undergraduate students 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 are funded by private entities which have various criteria, due dates, scholarship amounts and renewal requirements. Please click on the scholarships below which you want more information on 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 being over met on your Cost of Attendance.