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

Jun
27
M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
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M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona

Date: June 27

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-2277    adrew@ben.edu

Jul
11
Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
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Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona

Date: July 11

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

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Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Jul
23
M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
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M.B.A. Online Information Session Arizona

Date: July 23

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

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Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Jul
25
Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (Phone Only)
Mesa Branch Campus
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R. Day) (Phone Only)

Date: July 25

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Brandon Willis    (602) 888-5504    bwillis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Congratulations on taking the next step towards becoming a Redhawk!

We look forward to hosting you during a visit at one of the upcoming S.O.A.R. Days. 

What is S.O.A.R.? An acronym for Student Orientation And Registration. This is BenU Mesa’s opportunity to help you manage the transition to becoming a student here before the semester begins. You will receive several pieces of information, as well as have an opportunity to meet Student Life Support Staff from across the BenU Mesa community during this visit.

What to expect:

  • Receive your class schedule and meet with an advisor to ask any questions about your academic program and learn about the advising process at BenU Mesa
  • Meet with Financial Aid and get assistance with any scholarship awards while meeting a financial aid representative. Ask any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
  • Gain access to the MyBenU web portal. This web account allows you to access your personal student portal and manage tuition, class schedule, library account, and so much more.
  • Driving a car to BenU Mesa and parking on campus? You will complete paperwork for parking.
  • SMILE! You will have your photo taken and walk away with your new Student ID card
  • Learn about important BenU Mesa resources and more…

    Click HERE to register!

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