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Lourdes University provides information on the following types of scholarships for new undergraduate students. To determine financial and institutional aid, domestic applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Types of Scholarships

Merit Scholarships




3.00 – 3.49

Lourdes Faculty Scholarship


3.50 – 3.74

Lourdes Deans Scholarship


3.75 – 3.99

Lourdes Presidential Scholarship



Lourdes Trustee Scholarship


Lourdes Opportunity Award

Beginning Fall 2024, students with a GPA of 2.50-2.99 will receive a Lourdes Opportunity Award for $4,000.

Raise Me

Lourdes has partnered with to help students starting in Fall 2024 gain more scholarship opportunities! Student can sign up at and earn micro scholarships. Students will need to create an account at and follow Lourdes University. Micro-scholarship are offered for things like taking the ACT, visiting campus, getting an A in chemistry, and much more. Students can earn up to $2,000 per year at Lourdes. Learn more

Endowed Scholarships

Generous donors provide funding for Lourdes students. These donors usually pick criteria for their scholarship, and there are hundreds of options that could fit you! A list of donor funded scholarship and the criteria for them can be found here:

Special Scholarships

  • Choose Ohio First. This state scholarship program offers scholarships to students majoring in STEMM fields. Scholarships are based on merit. Learn more about this program.
  • Study abroad. Contact the Lourdes Financial Aid Office to learn about a variety of ways to fund a study abroad experience.

Outside Scholarship Resources

Looking for additional scholarships from external organizations? Take advantage of these helpful scholarships links:

NOTE: Scholarship applications should never require a fee.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

You will be offered this automatically upon admission to Lourdes. Based only on GPA from your most recent high school Transcript.

Endowed Scholarships

Scholarship Timeline

  • December: The FAFSA for the upcoming offer year opens! File early for the most eligibility
  • February: Financial aid offers begin and offer letters are sent out
  • July 1: deadline
  • Mid-July: funds are added


How Scholarships Are Offered and Paid

How do I know if I received a Lourdes scholarship?

Merit scholarships are offered automatically. You will receive a letter form the admissions department when you are offered a merit amount. All other institutional scholarships will be indicated on your offer letter, which will be sent beginning in January 2024 for students who have been admitted and filed a FAFSA.

How to Keep Scholarships

  • Merit Scholarships, Raise me and character offers automatically renew every year as long as you maintain the required GPA
  • Endowed funds are not renewable, and must be applied for yearly.

Request More Information

Lourdes University Financial Aid Counselors are available to assist Lourdes University applicants and students with any questions they may have regarding the funding of their university education.



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