We offer several levels of academic scholarships and awards to recognize academic achievement.
Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
The trustees of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation established the memorial scholarship endowment at the Mount in 2009 and since then have contributed a total of $1,000,000 to continue the scholarship fund for future generations of Mount students.
Mount St. Joseph University offers several levels of academic scholarships and awards to incoming students to recognize academic achievement. They do not require a separate application and are awarded on a rolling basis, typically beginning in November for the 2018-2019 academic year. Eligible students will receive an offer for one academic scholarship or award.
Traditional Student Academic Scholarships
All traditional student scholarships are renewable if the student is full-time and maintains a 3.0 college GPA. Part-time students and students with previous bachelor’s degrees are not eligible. High school GPA is based on a 4.0 scale; other grading scales will be converted to a 4.0.
We must receive applications and transcripts two weeks before your first semester begins.
|Elizabeth Seton Scholarship||$ 15,500||30-36 ACT or 1390-1600 SAT; 3.00 GPA|
|Presidential Scholarship||$ 14,000||26-29 ACT or 1240-1380 SAT; 3.00 GPA|
|Trustee Scholarship||$ 13,000||24-25 ACT or 1160-1230 SAT; 3.00 GPA|
|Dean’s Scholarship||$ 12,000||22-23 ACT or 1100-1150 SAT; 3.00 GPA|
|Merit Award||$ 11,000||20-21 ACT or 1020-1090 SAT; 3.00 GPA|
|MSJ Opportunity Award||$ 8,500||3.25 GPA|
|MSJ Challenge Award||$ 6,500||No minimum GPA is required for selection|
*Eligibility for Mount scholarships is determined by test scores and GPA.
Transfer and Adult Student Academic Scholarships
The scholarships listed below are available for transfer students.
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (upperclassmen only)||$7,500||This scholarship is renewable if the student is full time and maintaining a 3.00 college GPA. Part-time students and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible. Applicants and transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you plan to begin at the Mount. 3.25 college GPA and an associate degree from an accredited institution are required. No additonal application required.|
|Transfer Scholarship||$6,500||Requirements include full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) at the Mount. Redeemable towards a student's first bachelor's degree only. Applicants and transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you plan to begin at the Mount. 3.00 college GPA with at least 24 hours transferred are required. No additional application required.|
|Adult Scholarship||$1,000||Any new or current adult student at the Mount with a minimum 2.75 GPA is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students are required to complete a FAFSA and submit an application. Recipients of this scholarship cannot be eligible for any need-based state or federal grant dollars. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or students receiving more than 25 percent tuition reimbursement from their employer are not eligible. No additional application required. The scholarship application can be found our forms and applications page.|
|Connections Scholarship||$2,500||While enrolled at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College or Gateway Community and Technical College a Connections Scholars application must be submitted. Requirements to meet the Connections Scholarship include an earned associate’s degree from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College or Gateway Community and Technical College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Connections Scholars must be enrolled in full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) at the Mount. This award can be stacked on other eligible merit scholarships. Applications and transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you plan to begin at the Mount.|
|Moore-Eckel Adult Scholarship||$750||This scholarship is available to current and future MSJ adult students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework per academic year. A completed FAFSA application, personal statement letter, and additional application form must be submitted by June 1st. The scholarship application can be found on our forms and applications page.|
The following scholarships have requirements that differ from those described above. They vary on a case-by-case basis.
|Schmidlapp Scholarship||$5,000||Female students who demonstrate academic talent and plan to major in biology, chemistry, or math may be eligible for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Scholarship||$4,000||First consideration is given to residents of Ohio who have been accepted to the Mount as full-time, first-year students. Among eligible applicants, priority will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career related to STEM fields, architecture or design. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|Sister Mary Lea Scholarship||$2,000||Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|Moore-Eckel Scholarship||$1,500||Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent and plan on majoring in education, business or art may be eligible for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|S. Mary Agnes McCann||$1,000 - $3,000||Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Priority is given to descendants of Mount St. Vincent or Mount St. Joseph Academy students. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|Sisters of Charity Scholarship||$1,000||Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.|
|Band Award||$500 - $1,000||Incoming freshmen who plan on participating in the College band are eligible for this award.|