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!