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Benedictine Scholars Program Award
Amount $14,500 per year
Awarded by the Scholars Program selection committee to a limited number of incoming students. It is recommended that transfer students have a maximum of 60 semester credit hours and 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. Students eligible for this award must commit to attending Benedictine University for a minimum of two academic years.
Renewability Continued participation in the Scholars Program; cumulative 3.2/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment

St. Benedict Award
Amount Up to $13,500 per year according to the following scale:
GPA - Award Per Year
3.75-4.00 - $12,400
3.51-3.74 - $10,600
3.26-3.50 - $9,000
3.00-3.25 - $7,500
2.75-2.99 - $6,000
Eligibility Cumulative college 2.75/4.0 GPA for transfer students; full-time enrollment.
Renewability Cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment

Phi Theta Kappa Award
Students with a 3.51-4.0 cumulative GPA will receive a St. Benedict Award (in the amount listed above) 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 above) 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

Family Recognition Award
Amount Up to $1,500 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

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

Second Chance Award
Amount $6,300
Eligibility Benedictine is giving students a "second chance." Current GPA of 3.0; Incoming transfer student; Cumulative GPA too low to be considered for another merit-based scholarship.
Renewability Full-time enrollment

Please Note

  • Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester 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 Benedictine University at Springfield branch campus 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.
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