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 2016-2017 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.
|Scholarship||Award||Award||Standardized Test Scores|
|Elizabeth Seton Scholarship||3.0 GPA $13,500||3.5 GPA $14,500||30-36 ACT or 1330-1600 SAT|
|Presidential Scholarship||3.0 GPA $12,000||3.5 GPA $13,000||26-29 ACT or 1170-1320 SAT|
|Trustee Scholarship||3.0 GPA $11,000||3.5 GPA $12,000||24-25 ACT or 1090-1160 SAT|
|Dean’s Scholarship||3.0 GPA $10,000||3.5 GPA $11,000||22-23 ACT or 1020-1080 SAT|
|Merit Award||3.0 GPA $9,000||3.5 GPA $10,000||20-21 ACT or 940-1010 SAT|
|MSJ Opportunity Award||$6,500*||3.25 GPA $8,500||N/A|
*no minimum GPA is required
Transfer and Adult Student Academic Scholarships
The scholarships listed below are available for transfer students.
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship||$6,000||Students with an associate degree from a regionally-accredited institution and a 3.25 college GPA may be eligible for this scholarship.|
|Transfer Scholarship||$5,000||Students transferring from a regionally-accredited institution with at least a 3.0 college GPA and 24 hours or more of transfer credit are eligible for this scholarship.|
|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.|
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.|
Kentucky Student Scholarship
Since you can't bring KEES money with you, Mount St. Joseph University offers KEES Matching Awards to eligible students from the state of Kentucky.
|KEES Matching Award||Varies||If you are a current high school senior, you can receive an amount equal to the value of your KEES award if you enroll at the Mount in the fall of 2016. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.|
Note: The Mount also offers scholarships for students demonstrating artistic or musical talents, or planning to enroll in certain majors. Some of these awards require auditions, portfolios or separate applications.