Your hard work pays off

Neumann University is committed to making it financially possible for academically qualified students to pursue their studies at the University. Each academic year, various scholarships are available to incoming students who are admitted and enrolled at Neumann. Neumann awards merit-based and other types of scholarships to freshmen who have succeeded in their academic pursuits throughout high school and college. These scholarships can cover more than half of your tuition.

Submit your application to the University and find out how a scholarship can make your education affordable.

2017 – 2018 Scholarships


All students who complete an application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships. No separate application is required.

Typical recipients have a minimum C+ grade point average and show, through their academic work, their ability to succeed in a challenging academic environment. Each year, the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the academic success of the applicant pool.

These scholarships are awarded to traditional, transfer and international students who have succeeded in their academic pursuits throughout their education journey.

Traditional (First Year Freshmen) Students

Academic Scholarships Amounts
Trustee Scholarship $16,000
Presidential Scholarship Up to $12,000
Dean Scholarship Up to $11,000
Assisi Award Up to $8,000
Saint John Neumann Award Up to $5,000

*For those entering Fall 2017, Spring 2018. Revised scholarships for those entering Fall 2018 will be published once available.

Scholarship awards are based on the combination of your grades and ACT or SAT scores. Use Neumann’s Net Price Calculator to estimate the scholarship you have earned by your work in high school.

Transfer Students

Academic Scholarships Amounts
Francis Scholarship Up to $13,000
Clare Scholarship Up to $11,000
Heritage Scholarship Up to $9,000

This award, in the amount of $2,000 per year, is granted to students who are currently enrolled or graduated from a Catholic high school. Students are considered for this award at the time of application to the university and will be notified upon admission to Neumann University. No additional application is required for the scholarship.

The following scholarships have special deadlines and/or a separate required application. These scholarships are typically granted after you receive an admission decision.

A limited number of scholarships ($20,000 per year over 4 years) are awarded annually to high achieving students from Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. Students must demonstrate leadership, commitment to service and academic excellence. An application for admission by mid-November is preferred. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. Complete the online scholarship application form by February 1 to be considered. This scholarship is not provided in addition to a merit award.

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students attending a Maguire Foundation partner high school. Recipients must achieve a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities. An application for admission by mid-November is preferred. Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA and they must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less. Complete the online scholarship application form and essay by February 1 to be considered. For a complete list of participating secondary institutions click here.

Endowed and Restricted scholarships are provided through the generous support of foundations. However, a number of scholarships have also been generated by individuals, usually established in memory of or in honor of a loved one.

Benefactors may set certain qualifications for their particular scholarship. Some requirements may include, but are not limited to: academic year at Neumann University, specific major or field of study; participation in specific university extracurricular activities; or demonstrated leadership skills.

The scholarships listed below are awarded to deserving first year students who meet the academic requirements and scholarship criteria, and who demonstrate the financial need stipulated in guidelines created by the University.

Students must be admitted to apply for these scholarships. Scholarship details and a scholarship application can be found on the Neumann University web site. Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 15th.


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