Scholarships


AMU offers an abundance of scholarships donated by generous donors. These may be granted based on need, academic qualifications and other external factors as mandated by the donors. It is recommended that students complete the scholarship application immediately upon admission as most scholarships are limited and are awarded on a first come first served basis.

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Criteria for maintaining awarded scholarships is provided in your financial aid portal (Net Partner Portal).

*This is not a complete list of scholarships. All students that have applied to Ave Maria University are encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application form as numerous award opportunities are available. For more information please discuss options with our Admissions Counselors.

To Apply: Complete the scholarship application and the FASFA federal aid application for a full evaluation.  Only one application must be completed for all scholarships listed and most are for the four (4) academic years. No need to apply each year.

Chicago Scholarship

Amount: $3,000 yearly ($1,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a resident in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Click here to download info!

Eastern Catholic Brilliant Jewel Scholarship

Amount: $7,000 yearly / ($3,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a practicing Catholic and member of an Eastern Catholic Church.
  • Provide an endorsement letter from his / her Eastern Catholic Church. If a student attends a Latin Rite Parish (due to lack of proximity to an Eastern Catholic Church), an endorsement letter from the Latin Rite Parish is accepted.
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download info!

Faith and Football Scholarship

Amount: $7000 yearly ($3,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Football qualification is determined by AMU head football coach recommendation.
  • Priority consideration will be given to early applicants.
  • Application for this scholarship requires a written essay (of not more than 300 words) which addresses the value that you place on your Catholic faith.  In your essay, please be specific in detailing how your faith animates your daily life.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Florida Catholic Scholarship

Amount:           Tier 1: $6,000 ($3,000 per semester)

Tier 2: $3,000 ($1,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicants must…

  • Be a resident of the state of Florida
  • Be accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Meet minimum requirements:
Tier 1
GPA: 3.5 SAT: 1280 ACT: 27
Tier 2
GPA: 2.8 SAT: 1060 ACT: 21

 

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain eligible

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Florida Diocesan Scholarship

*Scholarships are available for employees or dependent of employees who are employed at one of the following locations at the time an award is provided.

  • Miami Diocese
  • Petersburg Diocese
  • Orlando Diocese
  • Augustine Diocese
  • Pensacola – Tallahassee Diocese
  • Palm Beach Diocese
  • Venice Diocese

Amount: $3,000 yearly ($1,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicants must…

  • Be employed or have a parent employed by one of the listed Florida Diocese. Proof of employment will be required prior to awarding
  • Be accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 unweighted
  • Have a minimum ACT score of 21 or a minimum SAT score of 1060
  • May have a minimum transfer GPA of 2.6
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain eligible

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Leadership Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Ave Maria University
  • Recipient will be selected based upon one or more factor including financial need (as determined by FAFSA), leadership skills, volunteering, pro-life activities, service to the community and other pertinent information provided.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain eligible

The total amount of an applicant’s previously awarded institutional aid is taken into consideration when awarding Leadership Scholarships

 

How to Apply

Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 per year

Type: 4 years

Qualifications:

  • Recipients must be from the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend
  • Recipients must be freshmen
  • Recipients must have either graduated from a Catholic high school within the aforementioned boundaries or be a member in good standing with a Catholic parish within the said boundaries.
  • Recipients must complete the online application
  • Recipients must have a high school GPA of at least 2.5

Renewal:

  • To remain eligible, the recipients will be required to maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 and stay on track to graduate in four academic years
  • Recipients must remain in good standing as per the handbook

Michigan Homeschooled Faith Scholarship

Amount: $9,000 yearly ($4,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a resident of the state of Michigan
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain eligible
  • Have been homeschooled 9th – 12th grade

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download info!

Michigan Scholarship

Amount: $7,000 yearly ($3,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a resident of the state of Michigan
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download info!

National Homeschool Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 yearly ($2,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a first-time college freshman with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted) or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have been homeschooled during 9th through 12th grade.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Click here to download info!

Toledo Diocese Scholarship

Amount: $7,000 yearly ($3,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicants must…

  • Be a resident in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download info!

Toledo Homeschooled Faith Scholarship

Amount: $9,000 yearly ($4,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a resident of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio
  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have been homeschooled during 9th through 12th grade.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download info!

The Robert & Mary Ullen Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 yearly ($2,500 per semester)

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Remain in good standing as per the AMU handbook
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain eligible

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

Shakespeare in Performance Scholarship (SIP)

 Amount: Varies

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements:

  • Complete electronic audition form that will be sent to you via e-mail after the receipt of this scholarship application.
  • Upload a 10-14 minute line monologue from a Shakespeare Play to the audition form, or your other option is to audition in person. Indicate so on the form and a time and day will be scheduled.
  • You may be asked to also include a song audition.  If so, someone will be in communication with you.
  • Upload a 300 word statement of intent explaining your background and why joining SIP is the next step for you.
  • Upload a Headshot.
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other mentor, preferably someone who can speak to your theatrical background.

St. Rita of Cascia International Scholarship

Amount: Full Scholarship

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student

Requirements

Applicant must…

  • Be a first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted) or above; ACT score of 30 or above, or and an SAT score of 1400 or above, TOEFL of 80 or IELTS of 6.5 who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2020
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Recipient must be fluent in English
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher

This scholarship may not be combined with any other regional or donor funded scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

*This is not a complete list of scholarships. All students that have applied to Ave Maria University are encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application form as numerous award opportunities are available. For more information please discuss options with our Admissions Counselors.