Jurica Scholars Program

Scholarship Amount

$2,000 awarded per year

Who Can Apply?

  • College of Science & Health
  • Lisle
  • Incoming Freshman


Since its founding in 1887, Benedictine University has challenged students to learn science by doing science. This remarkable heritage inspires the Jurica Scholars Program at Benedictine University. Named after Frs. Hillary and Edmund Jurica, O.S.B., whose collected specimens are the heart of the Jurica-Suchy Nature History Museum at Benedictine, this program is designed to cultivate the Jurica brothers’ philosophy of “learning through doing” and is a tribute to their legacy. 

The Jurica Scholars program provides a merit scholarship based on academic performance. Students in the program are encouraged to take advantage of numerous programs of research, service, and extracurricular experiences.

Incoming freshman admitted to Benedictine University that meet a set academic criterion are eligible to apply for our College of Science and Health Scholarships. Students who receive these awards is based on successful application and review of scholarship committee. Each scholarship is a $2,000 award per year and renewal of the award is reviewed on annual basis.


  • Admitted to Benedictine University as an incoming freshman
  • Declared a major in the College of Science and Health (Biological Science, Mathematical & Computational Science, Physical Science or Department of Nutrition)
  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 26 or SAT score of 1230 (If applicable but not needed)
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor

Additional Information

This scholarship for incoming freshman students has a priority deadline of February 1, 2022. We will accept applications after that date until May 1, or the program is full.

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