St. Edward's University recognizes the hard work and high achievement of top-performing students. We award a variety of merit-based scholarships to further inspire high academic achievers. Most scholarships require no additional application beyond the application for admission and have a priority deadline of February 1. The full-tuition Moreau Scholarship requires a separate application, available below.
In addition to scholarships awarded by St. Edward's University, there are many additional opportunities available from outside sources. Your high school guidance counselor can provide resources and point you to free web tools that can help you find scholarships.
Academic Scholarships: $7,000–$20,000 Annually
All applicants for admission are evaluated for Academic Scholarships. (Students who receive athletic scholarships may not be eligible for all of the scholarships and grants listed below.)
Guaranteed Scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet the following academic criteria:
President's Excellence Scholarship: $20,000 Annually
Qualifications: Top 15% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1300 or higher; or ACT score 29 or higher
President's Merit Scholarship: $18,000 Annually
Qualifications: Top 20% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1200 or higher; or ACT score 27 or higher
Dean's Excellence Scholarship: $15,000 Annually
Qualifications: Top 20% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1100 or higher; or ACT score 24 or higher
Additional Academic Scholarships
If you don't qualify for one of our Guaranteed Scholarships, you will still be evaluated for an Academic Scholarship of $7,000–$20,000 annually. Priority consideration is given to students with these qualifications: Top 25% senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1100 or higher, or ACT score 24 or higher; evaluation of high school grades/GPA and curriculum.
If you don't qualify for one of our Academic Scholarships (above), you may still be considered for one of the following Specialty Scholarships:
Sorin Award: At least $5,000 Annually
Qualifications: Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school
Moreau Scholarship: Full Tuition
Qualifications: Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school; top 10% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1250 or higher, or ACT score 28 or higher; significant leadership and community service
Application: Requires separate application. All documents for the admission application and Moreau application must be received by the Office of Admission by Feb. 1.
Theater Arts Scholarships: $1,000–$5,000 Annually
Qualifications: Declare a Theater Arts major; maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher; audition in one of four areas: Acting, Directing, Theater Management, Technical Design and Technology
Application: Requires separate application and audition. Auditions are held on campus in February. Contact your admission counselor about auditions.
St. Edward's University students participate in Air Force and Army ROTC through the University of Texas at Austin. Each ROTC program offers numerous scholarship opportunities, including full-tuition scholarships, book allowances and monthly stipends. Interested students should contact the University of Texas Air Force ROTC program at 512-471-1776 or the Army ROTC program at 512-471-5919 for more information.
Varsity Athletics Scholarships
St. Edward's University is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Heartland Conference. Coaches award scholarships to men and women based on athletic ability in baseball/softball, basketball, cross country, tennis, soccer, golf and cheerleading. Women are also eligible for volleyball scholarships. Student athletes should contact the athletic director or coach of their sport.