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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

Mesa Partnership Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 per year.
Eligibility: Employee or dependent of City of Mesa employee; employee or dependent of Mesa Public Schools employee; Mesa Public Schools graduate or Mesa Community College student who earned at least 60 credit hours or an associate degree.
Renewability: Cumulative 2.0/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment.

Valedictorian Recognition Award
Amount: $2,000 per year to be combined with qualifying merit award.
Eligibility: To be awarded to the high school valedictorian.
Renewability: Cumulative 2.75/4.0 GPA; full-time enrollment.

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 per year.
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: $5,000 per year.
Eligibility: Graduate of a Catholic high school.
Renewability: Full-time enrollment.

Faith-Based Commitment Award*
Amount: Up to $3,000 per year.
Eligibility: Active participant in a church/parish/temple; required commitment letter from church, parish or temple 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.

Mesa Educates U Scholarship**
Amount: $10,000 per year.
Eligibility:One award to a Mesa resident who demonstrates strong academic performance and has a strong financial need.
Renewability: Full-time enrollment and good academic standing.

Freshman Please Note:

  • Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester credit 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.

* The Catholic High School Recognition Award and the Faith-Based Commitment Award are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined.

** Cannot be combined with other institutional awards.

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

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Upcoming Events

Oct
13
Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens
Mesa Branch Campus
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens

Date: October 13

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall, Commuity Room

Contact: Anthony Cella    (480) 878-6702    acella@ben.edu

Event Description:

Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish at College of Charleston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and she specializes in the writings of colonial and early modern Spanish nuns. Her research has taken her to the archives of Mexico, Spain, Chile, and the Vatican. In 2009 she published an award-winning edition of a Spanish nun’s travel account called “Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns.” Her most recent book, “Women of the Iberian Atlantic” (2012), won the award for Best Collaborative Project from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. It is a co-edited collection of essays that explores the lives, places, and stories of women in the Iberian Atlantic between 1500 and 1800. Her current book project, “Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire,” is supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Her teaching interests include women writers of Latin America – from the colonial period to present day. She has taught several courses in the Masters of Education program, the Honor’s program and often teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies. Owens is passionate about study abroad and has led College of Charleston students to Spain and Chile.

Oct
14
Application for May 2017 graduation degree/certificate recipients due
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Application for May 2017 graduation degree/certificate recipients due

Date: October 14

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Oct
28-30
Family Weekend
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Family Weekend

Date: October 28

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Contact: Terry Licht    (602) 888-5509    tlicht@ben.edu

Nov
7
Spring 2017 registration begins
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Spring 2017 registration begins

Date: November 07

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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