You should be able to focus on your education, not how much it costs. That’s why at Benedictine, we reward students based on their hard work inside and outside the classroom. We offer scholarships based on merit (GPA), musical talent, honors society membership and Benedictine legacy. But the scholarships don’t stop there. You can be considered for additional institutional funding during the financial aid process, or finance your academic career with the help of an endowment scholarship from a third-party organization or one of our many private donors.
Benedictine is ranked among the top 10 schools in Illinois and the top 20 percent nationwide for return on investment (ROI), according to the 2016 PayScale ROI Report for colleges with the best value.
High academic achieving transfer students who are entering Benedictine University with at least 20 transferrable credit hours are considered for the St. Benedict Award.
Eligibility Evaluation of academic performance in college coursework; full-time enrollment.
Renewability Cumulative 3.000/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment.
The Phi Theta Kappa Award is awarded to students who belong to the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society. Students must show proof of membership via their official college transcripts or provide a copy of their membership certificate.
Eligibility Member of Phi Theta Kappa; cumulative 3.000/4.000 GPA; Full-time enrollment.
Renewability Cumulative 3.250/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment
The Benedictine Scholars Program Award is the highest merit scholarship a student can receive at the University, and is limited to a select few each academic year. Students must apply and interview with the Scholars program directly. Transfer students must commit to attend Benedictine for a minimum of two full academic years (four semesters) and maintain a minimum 3.200/4.000 cumulative GPA. Students must have completed a minimum of four years of a foreign language at the high school level.
Eligibility Selected by the Scholars Program faculty.
Renewability Cumulative 3.200/4.000 GPA; continued participation in the Scholars Program.
The Music Scholarship is awarded to Music majors and minors based on a successful audition with the Music Department.
Eligibility Successful completion of music audition with the Department of Music; declared major or minor in music.
Renewability Maintain a 3.000 GPA; enroll in at least one music course per semester with advisor approval; full-time enrollment.
The Family Recognition Award is provided to incoming students of alumni parents and/or grandparents who have a sibling(s) currently enrolled in the traditional undergraduate program or who graduated from Benedictine University.
Renewability Full-time enrollment.
The Out-of-State Award is awarded to non-Illinois residents who will reside on Benedictine's campus.
Eligibility Residents of a state other than Illinois who will reside on campus; Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion; financial need.
Renewability Full-time enrollment and campus resident.