Enrollment Services

Institutional Scholarships

Scholarship General Policies

Types of Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships
Scholarships offered by Saint Peter’s University to students entering their first year in the College of Arts and Sciences / School of Business Administration (Undergraduate Day Session). Contact the Office of Admission for details: admissions@saintpeters.edu 888-772-9933.
To calculate your scholarship please: Go to the Net Price Calculator

Transfer Scholarships
Scholarships offered by Saint Peter’s University to students transferring into the College of Arts and Sciences / School of Business Administration (Undergraduate Day Session). Contact the Office of Admission for details: admissions@saintpeters.edu 888-772-9933.
To calculate your scholarship please: Go to the Net Price Calculator

Endowed Scholarships
Endowed Scholarships are created through a gift made to the College’s endowment, and follow a formula where the interest earned from endowment performance is dedicated toward scholarship aid. Each year there are more than 100 endowed scholarships awarded to Saint Peter’s students. There are both partial and full scholarships funded through this program.

Annual Scholarships
Annual Scholarships are funded through the generosity of donors that prefer their gifts be awarded to students in full when the gift is made. Much like endowed scholarships, the annual scholarship program offers students aid critical to their success and honors the life or memory of a named designee.

External Scholarships
A listing of various private organizations, companies and foundations which provide funding for college education.

Freshmen Scholarships

Scholarship awards are reviewed annually and amounts of scholarships may vary based on year of student enrollment. Students entering Saint Peter’s as new students are considered for scholarships based on the year they start. 

Presidential Academic Scholarship

Annual Award: Full Tuition.
Typical Student Profile: 3.5 Grade Point Average or higher and SAT score of 1300 (CR/MT) or higher or ACT score 31 or greater. This scholarship recognizes a student’s superior academic achievement. This award covers full tuition, valued at more than $100,000 over 4 years.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Annual Award: $25,000.
Typical Student Profile: 3.5 or higher Grade Point Average and SAT score of 1200 (CR/MT) or higher or ACT score 30 or higher. This award amount is $100,000 over four years.

Dean’s Academic Scholarship

Annual Award: $23,000.
Typical Student Profile: 3.75 or higher Grade Point Average or SAT score of 1100 (CR/MT) or higher or ACT score 27 or higher. This award amount is $88,000 over four years.

Ignatian Academic Scholarship

Annual Award: $22,000.
Typical Student Profile: 3.5 or higher Grade Point Average or SAT score of 1000 (CR/MT) or higher or ACT score 22 or higher. The award amount is $80,000 over four years.

Pavonia Scholarship

Annual Award: $17,000.
Typical Student Profile: 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average and SAT score of 900 (CR/MT) or higher or ACT score of 19 or higher. This award amount is $60,000 over four years.

Arrupe Award

Annual Award: $14,000.
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., former Superior General of the Jesuits, authored the concept of “men and women for others” and inspired greater awareness of social justice issues. At Saint Peter’s, we strive to be fully engaged in our community. This award is given in recognition of a student’s potential to develop in the Ignatian tradition as a person for others. The award amount is $40,000 ($10,000/year) over 4 years.

Magis Residential Awards for Freshmen

These residential scholarships recognize academic success as well as the student’s commitment to community. Magis awards must be used toward a student’s on-campus housing cost.

Jesuit Scholarship

This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement in students who attend Jesuit high schools.

Catholic School Award

This award recognizes students’ commitment to Catholic education. Students graduating from a Catholic high school and have earned a 2.75 or better gpa will be reviewed and considered for the Catholic School Award. This scholarship is valued at $18,000/year.

Saint Peter’s University Legacy Award

Children and grandchildren of Saint Peter’s University undergraduate or graduate school alumni are eligible to receive a $16,000/year scholarship.

Other Awards

Merit Awards

Saint Peter’s University offers generous merit-based awards that recognize academic achievement and promise. Upon admission, you will be notified of your award.

Need-Based Grants

You may also qualify for additional financial assistance based on demonstrated need. The FAFSA form is required for these need–based grants and can be obtained at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code # is 002638.

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer student scholarships are based on full-time enrollment in a Bachelor degree program.

Dean’s Scholarship

Annual Award: $23,000
Typical Student Profile: 3.75 GPA or higher and completion of a Associate’s degree

Loyola Academic Scholarship

Annual Award: $17,000
Typical Student Profile: 3.0 GPA at previous college

Petrean Scholarship

Annual Award: $15,000
Typical Student Profile: 2.5 GPA at previous college

Pavo Scholarship

Annual Award: $10,000
Typical Student Profile: 2.0 GPA

NJ Community College Grant

Annual Award: $17,000
Students who have or will complete an Associate’s degree at a New Jersey Community College is eligible to receive a scholarship of $17,000/year based on full-time enrollment.