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  • Saint Vincent Scholarships and Grants

    Pat Conroy Meets with StudentSaint 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. These are awarded as part of the admission process for the 2014-15 year and are based on full-time enrollment. 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. 

    Chancellor’s Scholarship    SAT 1,300+ (ACT 29+) and 3.75 GPA  $20,000 per year    
    Presidential Scholarship  SAT 1,200+ (ACT 26+) and 3.50 GPA  $18,000 per year
    Deans’ Scholarship  SAT 1,100+ (ACT 24+) and 3.25 GPA  $16,000 per year
    Faculty Scholarship  SAT 1,000+ (ACT 21+) and 3.00 GPA  $15,000 per year 

    For those who do not meet the above requirements, other scholarships and Saint Vincent financial aid awards of up to $14,000 may be available. Visit our Net Price Calculator and Merit Calculator to find out more!  


     Wimmer Scholarship Competition  

    • The Wimmer Scholarship Competition is a general knowledge examination open to graduating high school seniors. Seniors must have applied for admission by the date of the exam, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 to be eligible for the competition.
    • The first-place winner will receive a full tuition, room and board scholarship to attend Saint Vincent College for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $150,000.
    • The second- through fifth-place winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $110,000.
    • The date for this year’s competition is Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please call 724-805-2485.  

    Transfer Student Grants   

    • An award of $9,000 to $15,000 is extended to transfer students. The award will depend upon the quality of previous college course work.
    • Transfer students are eligible for the Alumni Grant but are not eligible for the Catholic High School Grant and Benedictine Pastor’s Award

    Alumni Grants  

    • Grants are in the amount of $1,000 per year, renewable for four years.
    • Students must be recommended by an alumnus or alumna of Saint Vincent on the alumni grant form.
    • Deadline: May 1st

    Benedictine Pastors’ Awards  

    • Award is for $2,000 per year, renewable for four years.
    • Students who are registered members of parishes staffed by Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey are eligible for these awards.
    • You must have been a member of a qualifying parish at least one year prior to your start at Saint Vincent College.
    • You must submit a letter from your pastor verifying your membership.
    • Deadline: May 1st

    Catholic High School Graduate Grants  

    • A grant of $2,000 is extended to graduates of Roman Catholic high schools who enroll as full-time students in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.
    • Award is renewable for four years

    Out-of-State Grant 

    • Grants are in the amount of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. Any non-Pennsylvania resident is eligible for this award.

     First-Generation Grant  

    • Grants are in the amount of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. (First-generation college students are those whose parent(s) have not attained a bachelor’s degree).

    Need Based Grant

    • Need based grant is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need is the cost of education minus the expected family contribution (EFC).
    • This grant is awarded if there is need after we deduct all of the Saint Vincent Scholarships.
    • There is limited funding for this award.
    • Not all Freshman are eligible for this award.

    Endowed Grants  

    • These scholarships are supported by the generosity of alumni and private donors to the College's Scholarship Endowment Fund.

    Federal and State Grants

    These are based on financial need and come from the federal and state government.

    The Federal Pell Grant - is one of the largest ranging from $555 to $5,645 (in 2013-14). FAFSA must be completed to determine if you are eligible.

    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for an FSEOG. Funds are very limited. Like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

    Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) - You must be a Pennsylvania resident and the FAFSA must be completed by May 1. For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania State grant website at www.pheaa.org or call 1-800-692-7392.

    Outside Scholarships

    You m ay also wish to contact community groups, churches, high school guidance counselors and local civic organizations for information regarding local  scholarship opportunities. There are also free national scholarship searches available on the Internet. You should never have to pay a fee for any scholarship search.