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55% Rank in Top Quarter

55% of incoming freshmen at St. Edward's rank in the top quarter of their graduating class.

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St. Edward's University 3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704


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.

Guaranteed Scholarships

Three levels of 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: $15,000 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: $12,000 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 (above), 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.   


Specialty Scholarships

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: $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.

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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.

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ROTC Scholarships

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, tennis, soccer, golf and cheerleading. Women are also eligible for volleyball scholarships. Student athletes should contact the athletic director or coach of their sport.

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Scholarships for Current Undergraduate Students

Faculty Scholarship: $400–$1,400

Qualifications: 3.5 GPA or higher; recommendation from St. Edward's University faculty member


Service Scholarship: $400–$1,400

Qualifications: 2.75 GPA or higher; must demonstrate outstanding achievement in the area of community service on or off campus since enrolling at St. Edward's


Brown Scholarship: $2,000–$10,000

Qualifications: Significant community service and project proposal; 3.0 GPA or higher


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad: Up to $5,000

Qualifications: Must receive Federal Pell Grant funding. Must study abroad for credit at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will study in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.


Daniel Lynch Scholarship

Qualifications: Pre-medical and pre-dental students admitted to a medical or dental school; distinguished in activities other than studies

Students apply for this scholarship through the School of Natural Sciences.


Dr. Charles Henry Tripp Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications: Enrolled or planning to enroll in the School of Natural Sciences; must have proven need for funds to meet college expenses; preference given to students beginning studies at St. Edward’s University as a CAMP (or its successor) student


Dr. John S. Trout Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. John S. Trout Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. John S. Trout Jr., a distinguished faculty member at St. Edward’s University. The scholarship is awarded each year to one or two exceptionally well-qualified students in the School of Natural Sciences.


Jimmy T. Mills Endowed Scholarship

Qualifications: Second semester freshman majoring in math or science; must complete 12–15 hours of study with a 3.5 GPA or higher

Preference is given to economically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the sciences, including minorities and women.Recipients are expected to make a contribution of their choice to the campus community through involvement in student organizations, leadership and other campus activities.


Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship: $15,500 Annually (Up to 2 Years)

Designed to help math and science students prepare for teaching positions. This scholarship program is funded by a five-year National Science Foundation grant and is a collaboration among St. Edward’s University, Austin Community College and Austin Independent School District (AISD).

Qualifications: 3.0 GPA or higher; completed at least 60 hours of college credit by the beginning of the fall semester; open to sophomore and junior math and science majors at St. Edward’s University or Austin Community College, and candidates for an associate of arts in teaching at Austin Community College.


Robinson Scholarship

Qualifications: Attending medical school immediately after graduation

Students apply for this scholarship through the School of Natural Sciences.

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