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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 $160,000.
    • The second- through fifth-place winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $120,000.
    • 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 $15,000 is extended to transfer students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above in their previous college course work.
    • A transfer grant of up to $13,000 will be awarded to other students depending on the quality of previous college course work.
    • Transfer students are also eligible for the Alumni Grant, Out of State Grant, and the First Generation Grant.  

    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, to be submitted by May 1st.

    Benedictine Pastors’ Awards  

    • Students who are registered members of parishes staffed by Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey are eligible for a $2000 award.
    • 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 by May 1st.
    • Annual re-application is not necessary. 

    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.
    • Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment during succeeding academic 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   

    • The need based grant is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
    • The need based grant is awarded if there is a remaining need after the application of Saint Vincent Scholarships and other grants and scholarships.  
    • 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 

    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 maximum Federal Pell Grant award  for the 2015-2016 year is $5,775. 

    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 2014-2015 was $4010.  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. 

    Outside Scholarships

    Students are encouraged to contact community groups, churches, high school guidance counselors, and local civic organizations for information regarding local scholarship opportunities, as well as free national scholarship searches such as those listed below.