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Before you make a college decision based on cost, check out the academic scholarships we offer new freshmen — from $7,000 to $22,000 annually.

In 2018–2019, 65% of freshmen received merit-based scholarships, and the average freshman received $27,991 in scholarships and grants. We’ll automatically consider you for merit scholarships when you apply to St. Edward’s. No additional application is required.

A nationally ranked, private education from St. Edward’s will inspire you and teach you to find your best possible future. It’s an investment in yourself that opens doors of opportunity — and keeps them open.

2019–2020 Academic Scholarships

These scholarships do not require an additional application beyond the application for admission. Students who receive athletic scholarships may not be eligible for all of the scholarships and grants listed below. Students should submit an admission application by Feb. 1 in order to be considered for academic scholarships.

See our application deadlines and FAQs, and view scholarship award policy information.

President’s Excellence Scholarship

$22,000 Annually

Guaranteed for top 15% of senior class with combined SAT score 1360 or higher, or ACT score 29 or higher.

Dean's Excellence Scholarship

$20,000 Annually

Guaranteed for top 20% of senior class with combined SAT score 1170 or higher, or ACT score 24 or higher.

Edwardian Scholarship

Additional $5,000 Annually

U.S. citizens residing outside of Texas also qualify for this additional award. Holy Cross high school graduates who meet this qualification will receive the Sorin Award and are not eligible for the Edwardian Scholarship.

Additional Academic Scholarships

 $7,000–$22,000 Annually

If you don’t qualify for one of our guaranteed scholarships, you will still be evaluated for an academic scholarship. Priority is given to students with these qualifications: top 25% senior class; combined SAT score 1170 or higher, or ACT score 24 or higher; high school grades/GPA and curriculum.

2019–2020 Holy Cross Scholarships

If you don't qualify for one of our academic scholarships, you may still be considered for one of our merit-based Holy Cross scholarships.

Sorin Award

$10,000 Annually

Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school and meet the February 1 priority deadline

Moreau Scholarship

Full tuition for the freshman year, plus the amount equal to freshman year tuition in subsequent years, for one graduate from each Holy Cross high school.

Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school. The ideal candidate is among the top students in their class, with a strong academic profile, significant leadership experience, and community-service involvement. The award seeks to recognize students who have been outstanding representatives of Holy Cross values in the classroom and in the community. Requires a separate application, which must be received with an application for admission by Dec. 15. Apply for the Moreau Scholarship.

2019–2020 Theater, ROTC and Athletic Scholarships

We also have merit scholarships available for students who excel in these areas.

Theater Arts Scholarships

$1,000–$5,000 Annually

Must be a Theater Arts major, maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, and audition in one of four areas (General Theater, Acting, Theater Design and Technology, or Theater Management). Requires separate application and audition, which is held on campus in February.

ROTC Scholarships


St. Edward’s University students participate in Air Force and Army ROTC through The University of Texas at Austin. 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.

Varsity Athletic Scholarships


Coaches award scholarships to men and women to compete in NCAA Division II athletics in baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball (women only), cross country, tennis, soccer, golf and cheerleading. Contact the athletics department at 512-448-8448 for more information. St. Edward's University received eight rankings for student athletes from College Factual.

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