Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants Offered by Lourdes University

Effective For Fall 2015

You also can view scholarships for new Fall 2014 studentsreturning Fall 2014 students, military and veteran 2014 students, and transfer 2014 students

Lourdes University offers more than $4 million of institutional dollars in scholarships, grants, and awards every year. Millions of additional Federal and State financial aid dollars are also awarded to Lourdes University students who have filled out the FAFSA.

Lourdes was recently recognized as being one of the best values in higher education in the nation. Its return on investment (ROI) is ranked in the top 6% nationally, and among students receiving financial aid, Lourdes' ROI ranks in the top 1%.

Lourdes University Merit Scholarships

Academic merit scholarships are awarded competitively based on previous academic performance and standardized test scores. Applicants are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships upon receipt of all application materials. Tau Scholarships require supplemental materials.

Merit scholarships available to full-time students:

Presidential Scholarship: Up to $32,000, distributed equally over four years of full-time enrollment at Lourdes or in a Lourdes-sponsored off-campus study program (must maintain a 3.0 GPA). Approximately 50 scholarships will be offered to top applicants to the university based on previous academic performance and standardized test scores. Early application is encouraged for top consideration for these awards. (Past recipients have typically earned at least a 3.5 GPA in previous academic work with ACT or SAT scores of comparable distinction.)

Dean’s Scholarship: Up to $20,000, distributed equally over four years of full-time enrollment at Lourdes or in a Lourdes-sponsored off-campus study program (must maintain a 2.75 GPA).  Approximately 75 scholarships will be offered to excellent applicants to the university based on previous academic performance and standardized test scores. Early application is encouraged for top consideration for these awards. (Past recipients have typically earned at least a 3.0 GPA in previous academic work with ACT or SAT of comparable distinction.)

Faculty Scholarship: Up to $10,000, distributed equally over four years of full-time enrollment at Lourdes or in a Lourdes-sponsored off-campus study program (must maintain a 2.5 GPA). Approximately 100 scholarships will be offered to excellent applicants to the university based on previous academic performance and standardized test scores. Early application is encouraged for top consideration for these awards. (To be considered for this award, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in previous academic work with ACT or SAT of comparable distinction.)

Tau Scholarship: An $8,000 award, distributed equally over four years of full-time enrollment (must maintain a 2.7 GPA and have no major infractions of student policies). Recipients work an average of 4-5 hours per week with Campus Ministry. Five scholarships will be awarded annually to excellent applicants who have a 3.2 or higher GPA from high school or a transferring institution and who demonstrate potential to exemplify Catholic and Franciscan values in their relationships with others. A special application is required and must be submitted by March 31, 2015. View more details about Tau Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Full-time transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a $1000 award per academic year. Students must notify their admissions Counselor of their membership. Students must maintain good academic standing.

Academic merit scholarships available to part-time students:

Excellence Scholarship: Up to $10,000, distributed equally over a maximum of eight continuous semesters (does not include summer), available to new part-time students aged 21 years or older (must take at least 6 credit hours per semester and maintain a 2.75 GPA). Approximately 25 scholarships will be offered to excellent applicants to the university based on previous academic performance and standardized test scores. Early application is encouraged for top consideration for these awards. (To be considered for this award, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic work with ACT or SAT of comparable distinction. (Transfer students without standardized test scores can be considered.)

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Part-time transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a $500 award per academic year. Students must notify their Admissions Counselor of their membership Students must maintain good academic standing.

Lourdes University Grant Opportunities

University Grants:  The University Grants are awarded on a need and merit basis to those who have submitted a FAFSA.

Wolf Grants: Students who live 35 miles or more from campus must live in university housing and are eligible for a grant ranging from $825 to $1575 depending on their FAFSA expected family contribution. (EFC).

Honors and Scholars Housing Grant: Students who are selected to participate in the Honors Program or a Dean’s Scholar Program and who choose to live in Honors and Scholars Housing on campus will receive a grant of $1000 per year for a maximum of four years to be applied toward their housing (can be combined with the Wolf Grant). Student must maintain Honors or Scholars status.

Island Grant: Residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Marianna Islands and Hawaii are eligible for a grant of $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years toward tuition only. Student must maintain continuous full-time enrollment, fall/spring and be in good standing.

Additional Lourdes University Scholarship Opportunities

Athletic scholarships: More than $1 million dollars in talent scholarships are awarded to athletes. Award levels are determined by coaches.

Graduate scholarships: Learn about scholarships available to Lourdes Graduate Students

2014-15 Scholarships for Returning Lourdes Undergraduates

The scholarship deadline for returning Lourdes undergraduates for Fall 2014 is passed

Scholarships for continuing Lourdes Students are listed below. Check deadlines for each scholarship.

Notification Process: Scholarship recipients are notified through Lourdes Financial Aid Award Package process. Financial Aid Award Packages are provided to students who have completed the 2014-15 FAFSA process at Lourdes. Notification of scholarship recipients normally begins in May and can continue throughout the year.

General

Lourdes University General Scholarship 2014-15

Endowed

Delp Family Scholarship

Dr. Patricia McCutchan-Richard Vernier Scholarship

  • BAIS with concentration in Natural Sciences, or Biology majors pursuing Pre-Med or Pre-Vet
  • Details & application (PDF)

Dr. Robert J. Turek, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Eleanor Kahle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student, 25 years or older
  • Documented community Involvement and/or volunteer service
  • Details & application (PDF)

Islamic Scholarship Funds

Nightingale Nursing Education Scholarship

  • Students accepted into the Lourdes University Nursing degree major. A minimum of two scholarships will be given: one to junior level student in Basic Nursing major and one to RN-BSN student in Nursing major.
  • Details & application (PDF)

Racing For Recovery Scholarship

Rebecca Ann Binkowski Scholarship for Social Work Students

Sr. Maria Goretti-Sodd Endowed Scholarship

Staff Association Scholarship For Federal Work Study Students

Stasch-Howell Endowed Scholarship

  • full-time student with a GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • completed their junior year
  • seeking a B.S. in Biology with a Chemistry Minor or a B.S. in Environmental Science with a Chemistry Minor
  • complete the general financial aid process

Toth Kinsey Endowed Scholarship

  • Lourdes University students who are single mothers, whether unmarried, divorced, or widowed.
  • Details & application (PDF)

Contact

Financial Aid Office
419-824-3732
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210
Fax: 419-517-8866
finaid@lourdes.edu

Office Hours
M–Th: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sat & evenings:
by appointment only

NURSING STUDENTS

We've compiled a list of general and minority nursing scholarships available from organizations outside Lourdes, plus information about loans and application-writing assistance:

For Undergraduate Nursing Students
For Graduate Nursing Students