Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships and Grants

AMU Athletic Leadership Scholarships

All institutional athletic scholarships are awarded directly from the Ave Maria University Athletic Department.  Any merit and need based eligibility for athletes will be considered and generated via the athletic scholarship awarding process.

Sibling Grant

Ave Maria University Sibling Grant is awarded based on siblings who are enrolled as undergraduates during the same academic year. $2,000 is awarded to the sibling with the most need.  See Ave Maria University Sibling Grant Application for additional details.  Athletes & Non-Athletes are eligible to apply for this grant.


Institutional Advancement Scholarships


Ave Maria University Leadership Scholarship


• Applicant  must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at Ave Maria University

• Recipient will be selected based upon  financial need, academic promise, and character that will allow them to succeed in their pursuit of higher education

• Recipient must demonstrate leadership and service in their communities

• This scholarship may not be used in place of, or in combination with, an athletic scholarship


Jon Scharfenberger Memorial Scholarship

 Amount: $2,000  

Type: One-time or renewable.


  • Have a strong commitment to Pro-life activities;
  • Be a Catholic in good standing;
  • Exhibit leadership skills through one or more of the following:
    • Sports club or team
    • Student government
    • Choir or student club
    • Ave Maria Campus Household
    • Event organizing
    • Public speaking

 Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given to those beginning their first year of college, although upperclassmen are also eligible. Athletes & Non-Athletes are eligible to apply for this grant.  



Greater Ann Arbor Scholarship

  • $7,000 – Add-on Scholarship (in addition to AMU Institutional Aid)
  • Awarded $3,500 each semester
  • For a duration of 4 years (per individual student)
  • At this time, for first-time freshmen entering AMU in the fall of 2014
  • Students must be from the Greater Ann Arbor Area (Washtenaw County, Brighton or Pickney; or a graduate of Fr. Gabriel Richard High School)
  • Practicing Catholic – with endorsement from Priest or Parish Office
  • Student must maintain a University GPA of 2.5 in order to keep the scholarship

Ohio Scholarship

Recipient must be a resident of Ohio.
The recipient will automatically be eligible for annual awards, as long as they maintain a university GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate evidence of a lifestyle and values consistent with the Ave Maria University student handbook.

Grace Scholarship


Applicants must be from the St. Cloud, Minnesota area and must be members of St. Peter's Parish in St. Cloud, Minnesota.    Applicants must meet regular acceptance criteria and must be enrolled as full time graduate students at Ave Maria University.   


Scholarship Policies

Scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Recipients must have submitted all official documents deemed necessary before award will be confirmed.  Please submit only one application form, even if you are applying for multiple scholarships.