Freshmen

Scholarships

At Benedictine University at Mesa, we promise our students an education that is affordable. We work with students and their families to exhaust all possible means of financial aid, including federal loans, need-based grants, academic scholarships and work-study options. Student learning and success is out first priority. That's our promise to our students. Keeping that promise is how Benedictine got to be the fastest-growing university in the country.

Available Scholarships

Presidential Award
Amount: $8,000-$10,000 per year.
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum.
Renewability: Cumulative 2.75/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment.

St. Benedict Award
Amount: $6,000-$7,000 per year.
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum.
Renewability: Cumulative 2.5/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment.

Benedictine Heritage Award
Amount: $3,000-$5,000
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum.
Renewability: Cumulative 2.5/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment.

Catholic High School Recognition Award*
Amount: $4,000 per year.
Eligibility: Graduate of a Catholic high school.
Renewability: Full-time enrollment.

Catholic Parish Community Service Award*
Amount: Up to $3,000 per year.
Eligibility: Active participant in a Catholic parish required commitment letter from church or parish representative.
Renewability: Full-time enrollment.

Family Recognition Award
Amount: Up to $1,200 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 a Benedictine University alumnus of the traditional undergraduate program.
Renewability: Full-time enrollment.

Opportunity Award
Amount: Up to $2,400 per year dependent on other institutional awards.
Eligibility: Incoming freshman students who graduate from a high school with more than one-third of the student population considered to be "low-income" families (determined by the "Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory" published by the United States Department of Education).
Renewability: Full-time enrollment.

* The Catholic High School Recognition Award and the Catholic Parish Community Service Award are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined.

Freshman Please Note

• Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester hours per term.
• Scholarships are limited to a maximum of four years or eight terms of institutional awards. Awards will be finalized after submission of seventh semester/quarter grades; no revisions to merit awards will be made after the seventh semester/quarter.
• Student financial aid programs, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice or obligation.
• The Presidential Award, St. Benedict Award and Benedictine Heritage Award are mutually exclusive and may not be combined.
• Institutional awards are applicable to the cost of tuition only during the fall and spring semesters.

Students who reside in Mesa, Arizona can apply for the Mesa Educates U Scholarship. For more information, click here.

Contact Us
By Mail

Benedictine University at Mesa
Gillett Hall
225 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Email mesa@ben.edu
Phone (602) 888-5500
Fax (602) 888-5555

Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.