Saint Mary's offers many need and merit-based scholarships, all renewable for up to four years.
With the exception of Brother Dominic Barry Mathematics, Performing Arts and Macken Collegiate Forensics Scholarships, there are no separate application forms to complete for Saint Mary's scholarships. Students will automatically be considered for any award for which they are eligible.
Merit scholarships are only awarded to students who submit complete admissions applications by Feb. 1. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates who demonstrate financial need, including limited opportunities for transfer and international students. To renew a scholarship you must submit a renewal application and maintain satisfactory academic progress and financial need.
Saint Mary's College General Scholarships: $1,000-$28,000 annually
These need-based grants are provided annually by both endowed funds and tuition revenues. Award amounts depend on student demonstrated financial need. However, several endowed scholarships have additional criteria, such as geographic restrictions or ethnic restrictions (e.g., Joseph David Cardoza scholarship for students of Portuguese descent).
Highly competitive award; applicants typically have at least a 3.8 GPA in a demanding college prep program and similarly competitive ACT or SAT scores. Presidential Scholars also receive the Honors at Entrance Scholarship for a combined total of $24,000.
Freshman Honors at Entrance Scholarships: $13,000 annually
To be considered applicants typically have at least a 3.7 GPA in a demanding college prep program and similarly competitive ACT or SAT scores.
Transfer Honors at Entrance Scholarships: $11,000 annually
Transfer students entering with 30 or more transfer academic semester units or the equivalent and a 3.5 college GPA will receive this award.
- are accepted by March 2 for the Fall semester
- have 30 or more transferable academic semester units at the time of acceptance
- have a 3.5 cumulative transferable academic GPA
Gael Scholar’s Award: $11,000 annually
$11,000 annually; renewable for each of four years of full-time study. awarded to first-time freshman at acceptance. Selected students have noteworthy extracurricular involvement and demanding college preparatory schedules that include rigorous senior schedules. Competitive candidates typically have either a 4.0 grade point averages, or solid B (greater than 3.26) averages combined with very strong ACT or SAT performance (greater than 1200 on critical reading and math sections of the SAT l or ACT composite scores of greater than 26).
Lasallian Leadership Scholarship: $11,000 annually
Entering freshmen with an academic GPA of 3.5 from Christian Brothers' High School in the United States will automatically receive this award.
Awarded to entering first-time freshmen who intend to major in mathematics. Based upon performance in a competition held on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Contact the SMC Mathematics Department for more information.
Saint Mary's Macken Collegiate Forensics program offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to incoming freshman, transfer students, and currently enrolled SMC student.
Students are selected to receive scholarships based on their level of commitment to the Macken team, their competitive potential and contributions, and their academic standing.
Click here for application materials.
Audition-based scholarships for entering freshmen in dance, music and theatre who demonstrate noteworthy artistic talent. Students should contact the individual departments or visit Performing Arts for more details.
Private organizations and corporations offer a variety of scholarships, which can be used to fund your education at Saint Mary's. See Private Scholarships and Scholarship Websites That Work for more information.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Students may receive scholarships to study abroad in a NON SMC program. One common scholarship is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Study Abroad programs might also have their own scholarships available to students. More information about these can be found in their links above.
*All scholarships amounts are for 2012 Fall incoming students