Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships are a great way to help pay for your education. Benedictine University has over 75 scholarships that have been established for various reason, but all of them have been established to help meet financial needs of our students. Additionally, there are a number of third-party organizations providing scholarships, visit Financial Aid's list of external scholarships to learn more.

Merit-based Scholarships

Benedictine Scholars Program Award

Amount $17,500 per year
Eligibility
Awarded by the Scholars Program faculty to a limited number of incoming students. Transfer students must commit to attend Benedictine University for a minimum of two full academic years (four semesters) and maintain a minimum 3.2/4.0 cumulative GPA. Students must have completed a minimum of four years of foreign language at the high school level.
Renewability Continued participation in the Scholars Program.

Phi Theta Kappa Award

Amount Students with a 3.51-4.0 cumulative GPA will receive a St. Benedict Award (in the amount listed below) and an additional Phi Theta Kappa Award in the amount of $2,500. Students with a 3.00-3.50 cumulative GPA will receive a St. Benedict Award (in the amount listed below) and an additional Phi Theta Kappa Award in the amount of $1,500.
Eligibility Member Phi Theta Kappa; Cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA; Full-time enrollment.
Renewability Cumulative 3.25/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment

St. Benedict Award

Amount Up to $13,000 per year according to the following scale:
GPA - Award Per Year
3.75-4.00 - $13,000
3.51-3.74 - $11,200
3.26-3.50 - $9,500
3.00-3.25 - $7,800
2.75-2.99 - $6,300
Eligibility Evaluation of academic performance in college coursework; full-time enrollment.
Renewability Cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment

Music Scholarship

Amount Up to $4,000 per year
Eligibility Successful completion of a music audition with the Department of Music; declared major or minor in music.
Renewability Maintain a 3.0 GPA; enroll in at least one music course per semester with advisor approval; full-time enrollment.

Family Recognition Award

Amount Up to $1,000 per year dependent on other institutional awards.
Eligibility Incoming students of alumni parents and/or grandparents and with sibling(s) currently enrolled in the traditional undergraduate program or sibling(s) is an alumnus of Benedictine University.
Renewability Full-time enrollment.

Out-of-State Award

Amount Up to $4,000 per year
Eligibility Residents of a state other than Illinois who will reside on campus; FAFSA completion; financial need.
Renewability Full-time enrollment and campus resident.

Please Note

  • Institutional awards applicable to incoming transfer students starting in the Spring 2015 and the Fall 2015 terms.
  • Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester credit hours per term.
  • Final transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the first day of the term in which you are enrolled.
  • Student financial aid programs, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice or obligation.
  • The Benedictine Scholars Program Award and the St. Benedict Transfer Award are mutually exclusive and may not be combined.
  • Incoming sophomores: Limited to a maximum of three years or six terms of institutional awards.
  • Incoming juniors: Limited to a maximum of two years or four terms of institutional awards.
  • Incoming seniors: Limited to a maximum of one year or two terms of institutional awards.
  • In most cases, there is a limit to institutional awards.
  • Students seeking a second degree or second major do not qualify for these scholarships.
  • Students from the Springfield and Mesa branch campuses are not eligible for these scholarships as they qualify for special tuition rates.
  • Students who have a previous bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are not eligible for these scholarships.
  • Institutional awards are applicable to the cost of tuition only.