St. Thomas University



Scholarships, Grants and Awards
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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:  to determine the type of aid you are eligible for.

 Academic Scholarships

*St. Thomas University offers a generous scholarship program. In order to be considered for most merit-based academic scholarships, students need to be first-time, full-time undergraduate students matriculating from high school in the 2020-2021 academic year. Students may not receive institutional scholarship awards that exceed the cost of tuition.

Catholic High School with Dual Enrollment Award

Up to $15,250/year
Awarding is based on academic achievement, leadership, and community service. To be considered for this award the student must have a minimum ACT 21 or SAT 1060 and a 2.5 GPA.

Catholic High School Graduate Scholar

Up to $12,500/year
Through the Catholic High School Graduate Scholar, St. Thomas guarantees this scholarship as an academic award to all students who graduate from a private Catholic High School and have a 1020+ SAT or 20 ACT, and a 2.5+ GPA. The Catholic High School Graduate Scholar cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships. Awarding will be based on academic achievement, leadership and community service.

Presidential Scholarship

Up to $16,000/year
The Presidential Scholarship Award is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.
The minimum criteria necessary to qualify for this award includes: High School GPA 3.6, SAT 1280, ACT27.

Dean’s Scholarship

Up to $15,000/year
The Dean’s Scholarship Award is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.
The minimum criteria necessary to qualify for this award includes: High School GPA 3.0+, SAT 1020, ACT20

STU Award

Up to $11,000/year
The STU Scholarship is available to every student admitted to St. Thomas University. Scholarship value is based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.

International Scholarships

GPA 3.5 to 4.0        up to $12,000
GPA 3.0 to 3.49      up to $11,000
GPA 2.5-2.99          up to $10,000
GPA 2.0 to 2.49      up to $8,000

*Merit scholarships cannot be combined

General Scholarships

St. Thomas University is committed to ensuring that access to a quality liberal arts education is available to all qualified students. This commitment is deeply tied to the College’s mission and tradition as a Catholic institution of higher learning. In a time when the cost of higher education has become a potential barrier to attendance for some, St. Thomas University has dedicated its resources to ensure that education of the highest quality is available to every student.

5000 Role Models Guarantee

St. Thomas University will guarantee up to 50% off tuition for 5000 Role Model Students, enrolling as new full-time undergraduate students (12-18 credits per semester). This award cannot be combined with other institutional scholarships and students must indicate that they are 5000 Role Model participants at the time of application. Applying for admission to St. Thomas University serves as an application for the 5000 Role Models Guarantee.

Campus Ministry Scholarship

Up to $8,000/year
The Campus Ministry Scholarship are designed for Catholic students that are interested in furthering their involvement in ministry and service. Students who are selected are required to be engaged in community service both on and off campus as well as actively involved in the Campus Ministry Leadership Team. All students are required to dedicate a minimum of 30 hours a semester to ministry and service. To be considered, students must be Catholic, demonstrate a commitment to community service, have a 2.8+ GPA, and 1020 SAT or 20 ACT,  and continue to be active while enrolled at STU. This can be combined with merit awards. Please complete the Campus Ministry Scholarship Inquiry Form

Florence Bayuk Educational Trust Scholarship for 3+3 Program

The “Florence Bayuk Educational Trust Scholarship” is a scholarship geared towards prospective undergraduate students at STU interested in pursuing an ethical legal education at the STU Law School.
The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable grant, in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 at the end of each semester based on keeping a minimum 3.0 GPA).

To qualify, prospective students must:
Pursue a career in Political Science or a related field conducive to seeking admission to the STU Law School once they graduate. Preference will be given to students admitted to the BA.JD 3 plus 3 program.
Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 and an 1150 SAT or 25 ACT.


Villanova Award

Amount given is based on financial need, leadership, and extra-curricular involvement, service, and institutional aid. Priority given to applications received before May 1. To secure the award, recipients must deposit by May 1.

Sibling Award

The Sibling Award is available to incoming students who have a sibling enrolled at St. Thomas University. Valued at up to 50 percent of tuition.

Legacy Tuition Grant

The Legacy Tuition Grant is available to the sons, daughters, siblings, and grandchildren of St. Thomas University. Valued at up to 40 percent of tuition.


Available to students who are active members of the St. Thomas University Choir and Marching Bobcats. Full-time students may be awarded up to $8,000 a year.

Spirit Program Scholarship

Available to students who are active participants in the St. Thomas University cheerleading, dance or Mascot programs. Full-time students may be awarded up to $8,000 a year at the discretion of coaches after official tryouts.

STU Access Grant

The STU Access Grant offers additional funding based on need as determined by FAFSA. Students must complete the FAFSA by January 15 and submit tuition deposit by May 1 for priority consideration.

Yellow Ribbon School

All yellow ribbon students will receive a free room in one of our beautiful residence halls!


Federal Student Aid Programs

In addition to applying for institutional scholarships, we also encourage students to apply for federal student financial aid.
These programs include:
Federal Parent Loan Program
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Stafford Loan Program
Federal Work Study Program

To determine eligibility for these programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at For more information about the federal student aid program, visit:

St. Thomas University FAFSA School code: 001468

State Grant Programs

Students who are residents of Florida should apply to be considered for state grant programs. Award information is automatically sent to St. Thomas University. We accept Florida Prepaid and Bright Future Awards.

Students must file the FAFSA at in order to be considered for State Grants. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. File your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for priority consideration for these awards.

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Transfer Student Scholarships (Domestic Only)

Presidential Scholarship

Award up to $14,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 or higher and 12 transferable hours.

Dean’s Scholarship

Award up to $12,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0-3.59 and 12 transferable hour.

Transfer Award

Award of up to $10,000 per year
To be considered for this award the first time transfer student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to 2.99 and 12 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.


STU accepts Florida Pre-Paid and Bright Futures

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.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Admissions Merit Based Scholarship

Academic scholarships are renewable. In order to meet SAP student must complete a cum 2.0 GPA with 12 credits or more at the end of each term. . Academic scholarships cannot be combined with other academic scholarships. Application for admission to St. Thomas University serves as an application for academic scholarships.

Foundation/ Early Commit Scholarships

Foundation/Early Commit Scholarship recipients are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of the academic year. Students receiving Foundation/ Early Commit Scholarships must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who fail to meet the CUM GPA will lose the award and will NOT regain eligibility even if GPA is improved after the award has been revoked.

Donors Scholarships

Varies upon donors criteria.