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 deadline of May 1. The full-tuition Moreau Scholarship requires a separate application.
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.
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:
Qualifications: top 15% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1300 or higher; or ACT score 29 or higher
Qualifications: top 20% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1200 or higher; or ACT score 27 or higher
Qualifications: top 20% of senior class; combined (critical reading + math) SAT score 1100 or higher; or ACT score 24 or higher
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.
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:
Qualifications: must graduate from a Holy Cross high school and meet the February 1 priority deadline
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. The Moreau Scholarship application will be available early September.
Qualifications: declare a Theater Arts major; maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher; audition in one of four areas: General Theater, Acting, Theater Design and Technology, or Theater Management
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.
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.