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Scholarship Opportunities for First-Time Freshmen

To apply for scholarships you must submit a Fontbonne application for admission as a full-time student (12–18 credit hours). Once students have been accepted to the university and awarded a scholarship(s), notification in writing will be mailed to each student.

Freshman Scholarships

Entering first-time freshmen can qualify for one of the scholarships listed below, and, having met the specified criteria, can also qualify for one talent scholarship.

 

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship 
Interview required 

  • Award amount: up to $19,000 per academic year for four years provided student maintains a 3.6 cumulative GPA. Application deadline: December 15. Acceptance deadline: January 15.

Dean’s Scholarship 

  • Award amount: up to $13,500 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 3.4 cumulative GPA.

Founder's Scholarship

  • Award amount: up to $11,500 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Alumni Scholarship 

  • Award amount: up to $8,500 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 Freshman College Scholarship

  • Award amount: up to $6,500 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Griffin Award

  • Award amount: Up to $4,000 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 2.0 cumulative.

 

Recognition Scholarships 

Applications must be received by March 15, 2014 to be considered for the scholarship.

Catholic High School Recognition Award

  • Criteria: first-year, first-time students who have graduated from a Catholic high school and have been awarded a merit-based scholarship from Fontbonne University. 
  • Award amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains full-time status.

Boys State Alumni Scholarship

  • Criteria: Must be a citizen of Missouri Boys State.  Based on past academic performance and completion of Boys State program. Up to five scholarships awarded.
  • Award amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Girls State Alumni Scholarship

  • Criteria: Must be a citizen of Missouri Girls State. Based on past academic performance and completion of Girls State program. Up to five scholarships awarded.
  • Award amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year for 4 years provided student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Junior Achievement Scholarship

  • Criteria: Offered to seniors in the Junior Achievement Company Program with minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and 20 ACT composite score. Up to five scholarships awarded.
  • Award amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year for 4 years.

Midwest Student Exchange Program
Seperate application required. 

  • Criteria: Student must enroll as a non-resident and must be a resident of Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • Up to 10% tuition reduction for 4 years.

A+ Scholarship
Seperate applicaiton required. 

  • Criteria: Any student attending an A+ high school who completes the Missouri state requirements for the program.
  • Award amount: Up to $1,000 in additional scholarship funds per academic year. 

 

Talent Scholarships

Students applying for talent scholarships must major in one of these areas to be eligible for the scholarship. All materials for the Talent Scholarships must be received by March 15, 2014 for a student to be considered for the scholarship.

Art Scholarship

  • Requirements: Portfolio consisting of approximately 12 pieces (submitted electronically) that you feel demonstrate your ability and potential.
  • Award amount: up to $2,000 per academic year.

Performing Arts Scholarship (Scholarships are available for performance and technical theatre.)

  • Requirements:Performance audition of a 3–5 minute scene or monologue that is memorized and contains movement. Technical theatre students must provide pictures from productions you’ve worked on.
  • Award amount: up to $2,000 per academic year.

English/Writing Scholarships

  • Requirements:
    • One or two letters of recommendation from an English teacher
    • Example of expository writing or literary analysis
    • Creative work (1-2 short stories and your choice of 4-5 poems or a section of a play)
  • Award amount: up to $2,000 per academic year.

STEM* Scholarship 

  • Requirements: Coursework in math and/or science that demonstrates a strong academic record. One letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher who can assess your academic ability. Interviews with Fontbonne faculty (that will be set up by the Admission Office).
  • Award amount: up to $2,000 per academic year.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Math