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Saint Vincent College provides numerous financial opportunities to incoming freshmen and transfer students as well as returning undergraduates. These are typically awarded by the Admission Office. Merit-based awards are those in which recipients are selected based primarily on academic merit and specific selection criteria. Entering freshmen for the 2017-2018 year will be awarded the scholarships listed below based on test scores and high school grade point average. Awards are based on full-time enrollment. Most Saint Vincent scholarships may be retained for eight semesters as long as a minimum 2.0 GPA is met. SAT score is based on Math and Critical Reading Sections only. ACT score is the Composite Score.
Chancellor’s Scholarship: SAT 1,300+ (New SAT 1,360+, ACT 29+) and GPA 95+ (3.75+)- Merit of $20,500 per year Presidential Scholarship: SAT 1,200+ (New SAT 1,270+, ACT 26+) and GPA 90+ (3.50+)- Merit of $19,500 per year Deans’ Scholarship: SAT 1,100+ (New SAT 1,170+, ACT 24+) and GPA 88+ (3.25+) - Merit of $18,500 per year
Faculty Scholarship: SAT 1,000+ (New SAT 1,080+, ACT 21+) and GPA 85+ (3.00+)- Merit of $16,500 per year For those who do not meet the above requirements, other scholarships and Saint Vincent financial aid awards of up to $16,000 may be available. Visit our Net Price Calculator and Merit Calculator to find out more!
Wimmer Scholarship Competition
Transfer Student Grants
Benedictine Pastors’ Awards
Catholic High School Graduate Grants
This scholarship, valued at $2000, is administered by the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government. www.stvincent.edu/aureliusscholars
Fred Rogers Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $2500, is for students interested in pursuing careers involving children, early learning and media for young children. www.stvincent.edu/frs
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Talent Expansion Program. This scholarship helps to fill unmet need for students majoring in bioinformatics or biochemistry, or minoring in biotechnology. www.stvincent.edu/step
Need Based Grant
Federal and State Grants
To be considered for federal and state grants, completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required yearly. Grants do not have to be repaid. The FAFSA is available October 1, 2016 at www.fafsa.ed.gov
The maximum Federal Pell Grant award for the 2016-2017year is $5,815.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate Pell grant recipients with exceptional financial need.
The maximum Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) award for 2016-2017 was$4,378. PA residents must complete the FAFSA prior to May 1st. For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania State grant website at www.pheaa.org or call 1-800-692-7392.
Students are encouraged to contact community groups, churches, high school counselors, and local civic organizations for information regarding local scholarship opportunities, as well as free national scholarship searches such as those listed below.