Scholarships

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 our first priority. That's our promise to our students.

Institutional Awards

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.
Presidential Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $8,000 per year
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 3.500-4.000 or an ACT score of 33
Renewability: Cumulative 2.750/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

St. Benedict Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $6,000 per year
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 3.000-3.400 or an ACT score of 28-33
Renewability: Cumulative 2.500/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

Benedictine Heritage Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $3,000 per year for freshmen, $4,000 per year for transfers
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 2.500-2.900 or an ACT score of 18-27
Renewability: Cumulative 2.500/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

Catholic High School Recognition Award*

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $5,000 per year for freshmen, $4,000 per year for transfers
Eligibility: Graduate of a Catholic high school
Renewability: Full-time enrollment
*Can only be combined with academic awards.

Mesa Community Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $3,000 per year
Eligibility: Graduate of a Mesa high school or community college
Renewability: Full-time enrollment

Leadership Award**

Availability: Freshman students
Amount: $10,000 per year
Eligibility: Students accepted into the Jo Wilson Leadership Program
Renewability: Full-time enrollment
**Cannot be combined with other scholarships.

The National Scholarship Award**

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: TBD based on situation
Eligibility: Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
Renewability: Full-time enrollment 
**Cannot be combined with other scholarships.
https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

Phi Theta Kappa Award

Amount: $11,000 per year

Eligibility: Confirmed membership in Phi Theta Kappa

Renewability: Full-time enrollment

 

Talent Award

Amount: $2,000 per year

Eligibility: Student who have applied and are accepted into the Talent-Award Program

Renewability: Full-time enrollment

Chamber and DMA Discount

Employees, spouses and dependent children of Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Mesa Association members are eligible to receive a twenty-five percent (25%) tuition discount at Benedictine University at Mesa and online.

This discount may not be combined with other prearranged student tuition discounts, such as institutional awards and is not eligible for students in the 10K MBA program. Students who qualify for this discount through both agencies are eligible for only one 25 percent discount.

Students must verify every academic year (June through May) that they are, or their employer is, a Mesa Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Mesa Association member (via form below).

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Mesa Association Tuition Discount eligibility ceases for a student on the date when the eligible member is no longer employed by a Mesa Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Mesa Association member. If the member changes eligibility status during a term in which a tuition discount has been applied, the amount of the tuition discount will be prorated.

It is the responsibility of the employer to notify Benedictine University at Mesa of any employment changes.

Download Student/Membership Verification Form (PDF)

Mesa Partnership Scholarship

New freshman and transfer students at the Benedictine University at Mesa campus may be eligible for the Mesa Partnership Scholarship to help with tuition costs. The partnership is a result of a joint effort to provide higher education opportunities to the greater East Valley.

The $3,000 annual scholarship is for dependents of City of Mesa employees. The scholarship is renewable if students maintain good academic standing. It can be combined with the Benedictine Heritage and St. Benedict Award scholarships, but cannot be awarded in conjunction with Benedictine’s Catholic High School award.

Download Mesa Partnership Scholarship Verification Form (PDF)

Learn More

Now that you are ready to take your first steps toward becoming a Redhawk, we need some basic information from you so that an admissions counselor can reach out to you to provide the best possible responses to your inquiry and discuss requirements and next steps. Please fill out the form below or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 01

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Mar
2
Admitted Student Day
Mesa Branch Campus
9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Event Details

Admitted Student Day

Date: March 02

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Check in, Resource Fair and Continental Breakfast
Student will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, pay their deposit and make an appointment with their advisor to register for Fall courses

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Steps to Becoming a Redhawk
Students will learn about the net steps in their admission's process

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Campus Tour of BenU Mesa and downtown Mesa
Students and families will tour each of our buildings and take a ride on the light rail to get the full BenU Mesa student experience

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Still Have Questions?
Students and families can visit with additional departments to get any last minute questions answered. Students may also pay their deposit and make an appointment to meet with their advisor to register for fall courses

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Class Time
Students who signed up to shadow a class will need to meet in the main lobby of Gillett Hall to be escorted to their assigned classroom.

**Parents, feel free to enjoy some light refreshments while your student attends their class


RSVP TODAY!

Mar
8
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 08

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Mar
14
Indie Lens PopUp Film Screening: The Providers
Mesa Branch Campus
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Indie Lens PopUp Film Screening: The Providers

Date: March 14

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Jeff Ames    (602) 888-5532    james@ben.edu

Event Description:

City of Mesa Diversity Office and Arizona PBS
Present a Free Preview Screening of:

The Providers

March 14th, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Benedictine University Mesa
225 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Film Screening Followed by a Panel Discussion and Reception

Event is FREE, but RSVP is Requested on Eventbrite.

PANEL DISCUSSION TOPIC:
Challenges faced by the industry to provide care to those who cannot normally afford it.

FILM DESCRIPTION: 
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers folls three 'country doctors' in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.

Questions? Please call 480-644-3705

 

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