Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship


Office of the President


Tuition & Fees, Room, and Board


Up to 4 years

Scholarship Purpose

Invest in the best and brightest applicants to Ave Maria University by providing tuition and fees, room and board for four years to students selected by a committee based on a variety of factors.


Selection Process

Recipients must be invited to and participate in the Presidential Scholarship Weekend. Recipients must be incoming first-year students. Initial requirement: a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.70 and a minimum 30 ACT, 1360 SAT, or 92 CLT.


Includes essay, comprehensive examination, and interview with AMU faculty member.

Other Details

Recipients are encouraged to participate in the Thomas S. Monaghan Founders Scholarship Program (FSP). See program description in FSP section below. Based on a variety of factors, including those listed below. Selected by a committee of faculty and administration. Applicants will also be evaluated for the Operation Aquinas Scholarship.

Deadline passed for Fall 2024 Presidential Scholarship application.  Stay tuned for Fall 2025 information!