Academic Merit Scholarships and Awards

For maximum merit scholarship consideration, you must complete your admission application and submit all required credentials by no later than February 15. There is no separate scholarship application. The Saint Mary's Scholarship Committee evaluates your academic profile by reviewing:

  • The challenge of your curriculum
  • Cumulative grade point average and grade trends
  • Class rank (if available)
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores

Factors are not considered in isolation, so you present your own unique profile. Recipients are selected at the time of admission. Transfer students are also reviewed at the time of admission, on the basis of their academic achievements in previous college credit earned.

Terms, Conditions and Renewal

Academic merit scholarships and awards:

  • Are renewable for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters
  • Require full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits per semester)
  • Require a minimum cumulative grade point average for renewal (listed below)
  • Are restricted to tuition; will not be applied to room, board or other expenses
  • Are awarded one semester at a time
  • Are applicable for Saint Mary’s study abroad programs
  • Are awarded at the time of admission and amount awarded will not increase in future years
  • May be reduced if other tuition-restricted funds are received from outside sources in excess of the cost of tuition, such as tuition remission or other scholarships

Renewal criteria is reviewed every May, after final grades are posted. GPAs are cumulative, and are not rounded up. To renew a scholarship, the following GPAs must be maintained each May:

  • Moreau Presidential Scholarship - 3.0
  • Presidential Scholarship - 3.0
  • Dean's Scholarship - 2.8
  • Madeleva Scholarship - 2.7
  • Le Mans Award - 2.5
  • Bertrand Award - 2.5
  • Brother Andre – 2.0