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Before you choose a college based on cost, check out the merit scholarships we offer new freshmen — from $10,000 to $24,000 annually.

In 2019–2020, 80% of our first-year students received merit scholarships, and the average freshman award was $28,771 in scholarships and grants. We’ll automatically consider you for academic scholarships when you apply to St. Edward’s. No additional application is required.

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2020–2021 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.

We award annual merit-based scholarships between $10,000 to $24,000. The higher your test score and the higher your GPA, the more you will qualify for. Below you will find just a few examples of minimum scholarships awarded based on test score and GPA combinations. Remember, when awarding merit scholarships, we also consider other academic factors from a student’s application.

These are only examples—the best way to find out what you may qualify for is to use our Net Price Calculator.


President’s Distinguished Scholarship $24,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1350, or ACT score 29, and 3.7 GPA
President’s Excellence Scholarship $22,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1300, or ACT score 28, and 3.6 GPA
President’s Achievement Scholarship $20,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1250, or ACT score 26, and 3.5 GPA
President’s Merit Scholarship $18,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1200, or ACT score 25, and 3.4 GPA
Dean’s Excellence Scholarship $16,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1150, or ACT score 23, and 3.3 GPA
Dean’s Achievement Scholarship $12,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1100, or ACT score 22, and 3.2 GPA
Dean’s Merit Scholarship $10,000 Annually e.g., Combined SAT score 1000, or ACT score 19, and 3.0 GPA
Edwardian Scholarship $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.


2020–2021 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 10 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.


2020–2021 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 a separate application and audition, which is held on campus in February.
ROTC Scholarships Varies 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 Varies 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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