Scholarships


AMU offers an abundance of scholarships donated by generous donors. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic talent, performing talent, participation in certain activities or special event, or other specific designated criteria.

All students will be evaluated for eligibility upon Acceptance to Ave Maria University. No scholarship application is required.

All students must attend full time (minimum of 12 credits per term) to be eligible for scholarships. If a student’s program does not require a minimum of 12 credits related to their degree in their last 2 terms prior to graduation, institutional (non-donor) aid will be prorated based on the number or credits. Any variation to this policy must be approved by committee review.

This list includes some of the numerous opportunities available from our generous donors.

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 first-time college freshman (NOT be a returning AMU student) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or a CLT score of 75
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 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.

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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

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) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or a CLT score of 75
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish

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.

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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
  • Must complete a FAFSA application. Please add school code: 039413

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) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, SAT score of 1140 or above, or CLT score of 75 or above
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have been homeschooled 9th – 12th grade

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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

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) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or CLT score of 75 or above
  • 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.

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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

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 (NOT be a returning AMU student) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or CLT score of 75 or above
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have been homeschooled 9th – 12th grade

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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:

  • Declare and pursue the Shakespeare in Performance Minor.
  • Yearly renewal of the scholarship based on a performance evaluation by Dr. Travis Curtright.

How to Apply:

  • Complete electronic Audition Form available from Dr. Travis Curtright or your Admissions Counselor. Required uploads include:
    • A 300 word statement of intent which explains your background and why joining SIP is the next step for you.
    • A headshot.
  • Complete an audition. The Audition Form will give you the option to schedule an in-person audition. If you are unable to audition in person, upload a 10-14 line monologue from a Shakespeare Play.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, preferably one who can speak to your theatrical background. Directions for the submission of the letter of recommendation will be included in the Audition Form.
  • After review of the application form, you may be asked to submit a song audition. If so, someone will be in communication with you.

Toledo Homeschool 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) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or CLT score of 75 or above
  • Be a practicing Catholic with endorsement letter from home parish
  • Maintain a university GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have been homeschooled during 9th – 12th grade.

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

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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

Toledo 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) who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall 2022
    • Minimum High School GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or above
    • ACT score of 23 or above, or a SAT score of 1140 or above, or CLT score of 75 or above
  • 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.

Will be evaluated for eligibility upon acceptance to AMU.

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