Before you make a decision based on cost, check out the academic scholarships we offer new freshmen — from $7,000 to $20,000 annually.
In 2016-2017, 63% of freshmen received merit-based scholarships, and the average freshman received $26,946 in scholarships and grants. We’ll automatically consider you for merit-based scholarships when you apply to St. Edward’s. No additional application 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.
Please note: Criteria below is based on scholarships available to the Fall 2016 freshman class. SAT test score assumptions are based on tests taken prior to March 2016.
These scholarships do not require an additional application beyond the application for admission, which is due May 1. Students who receive athletic scholarships may not be eligible for all of the scholarships and grants listed below.
President’s Excellence Scholarship
Guaranteed for top 15% of senior class with combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1300 or higher or ACT score 29 or higher
President’s Merit Scholarship
Guaranteed for top 20% of senior class with combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1200 or higher or ACT score 27 or higher
Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
Guaranteed for top 20% of senior class with combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1100 or higher or ACT score 24 or higher
Additional $2,000–$3,000 Annually
U.S. citizens residing outside of Texas who qualify for academic scholarships of $15,000 or more also qualify for this additional award. Holy Cross high school graduates who meet these academic qualifications will receive the Sorin Award and are not eligible for the Edwardian Scholarship.
Additional Academic Scholarships
If you don’t qualify for one of our guaranteed scholarships, you will be evaluated for an academic scholarship. Priority 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; high school grades/GPA and curriculum.
If you don't qualify for one of our academic scholarships, you may still be considered for one of the following.
Up to $10,000 Annually
Must graduate from a Holy Cross high school and meet the February 1 priority deadline
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. Requires a separate application, which must be received with application for admission by Feb. 1. The Moreau Scholarship application is available in September.
Theater Arts Scholarships
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.
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 Athletics 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 athletic director for more information.