Scholarships | Mount St. Joseph University

We offer several levels of academic scholarships and awards to recognize academic achievement.

Austin E. Knowlton

 

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.

Find out more about the Knowlton Memorial Scholarship.

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 Merit 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 weighted 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.

Transfer and Adult Student Academic Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available for transfer students.

Scholarship Award Eligibility Information
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.

Additional Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships & awards have requirements that differ from those described above. They vary on a case-by-case basis. Visit our forms and applications page for additional scholarship application materials. 

Scholarship Award Eligibility Information
Schmidlapp Scholarship $5,000 Female students who demonstrate academic talent and plan to major in biology, chemistry, math, or computer science 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.
Music Major Scholarship $1,000-$3,000 Incoming freshman; exceptional music majors who demonstrate musical talent. By Audition ONLY. This award does not require a separate application. Contact Music Department Chair, Mark McCafferty, for more information.
Ensemble Award $500-$1,000 Incoming freshmen who plan on participating in the band, choir, or ensemble  are eligible for this award. Students may only receive one award, regardless of participation in multiple groups. This award does not require a separate application. Contact Music Department Chair, Mark McCafferty, for more information. 
Father Della Pica Award $500-$1,500  Incoming freshman; music majors who demostrate academic talent. First consideration is given for music majors pursuing a career in ministry sponsored by the Catholic Church or affiliated organization. This award does not require a separate application. Contact Music Department Chair, Mark McCafferty, for more information.
S. Loretto Burke Award  $500-$1,500 Incoming freshman; music majors who demostrate academic talent. This award does not require a separate application. Contact Music Department Chair, Mark McCafferty, for more information.
Student Campus Minister Award $2,000 Incoming freshmen; interested in serving as student campus ministers through the Office of Mission Integration. Students applying must be actively involved in a faith tradition and exhibit an openness to persons of other faith traditions. The deadline for applying is January 31.
Art & Design Scholarships $1,000-$2,000 Incoming freshmen who demonstrate artistic talent are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The deadline for applying is January 15. Click here for additional scholarship information. 


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.