First-Time Freshmen Scholarships

Merit-based Awards for First-Time Freshmen

Scholarships reward students for high school academic achievement, outstanding leadership and activities. Students with strong ACT or SAT scores and high academic standing are eligible to receive academic scholarships for up to four years, provided they remain eligible. Rockhurst's merit-based scholarships are offered in three categories:

  • Competitive - based on interview; invitation only.
  • Academic - automatically awarded based on GPA, test scores.
  • Talent - based on ability in arts, athletics, service, etc.

Students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they complete the application for admission. Find out now whether you automatically qualify for a Rockhurst scholarship with the scholarship calculator.

Competitive Scholarships

Award* Minimum Requirements Renewability requirements Application deadline
Trustees' Scholarship
Full tuition Highly qualified entering freshman students selected based upon a competitive interview program maintain a cum. GPA of 3.4 after freshman year, and 3.5 at the end of each subsequent academic year Must file admission application PRIOR to Jan. 31
Tom D. Harmon Scholarship
Full tuition Awarded to nursing student based on competitive interviews    
Language Scholarship
$1,000 Incoming freshmen who major in French and/or Spanish and who maintain good academic standing. Find out more    

Academic Scholarships

Award* Renewability requirements Application deadline
Dowling Scholarship
$18,000 to $22,000 Maintain a 3.2 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Chancellors' Scholarship
$16,000 to $20,000 Maintain a 3.2 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Deans' Scholarship
$15,000 to $19,000 Maintain a 3.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Director's Scholarship
$14,000 to $18,000 Maintain a 3.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Achievement Scholarship
$13,000 to $16,000 Maintain a 3.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Provincial Scholarship
$9,000 to $12,000 Maintain a 3.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Community Scholarship
$5,000 to $8,000 Maintain a 3.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Loyola Scholarship (Awarded to students who graduate from a Catholic high school)
$1,500 Maintain a 2.0 cum. GPA Must file admission application PRIOR to May 1
Family Award (Awarded to each undergraduate, dependent student in the family currently attending Rockhurst)
$1,000
     

Talent Scholarships

Award* Minimum Requirements Renewability requirements Application deadline
Finucane Service Award
$1,500 Entering full-time freshmen or transfer students who have a sound academic record and demonstrated outstanding community service. Service resume and essay required. Find out more. Participate in service and maintain a 2.5 GPA February 14
Fine and Performing Arts Award
Variable Entering freshmen or transfer students who audition, interview or submit portfolios. Find out more. renewable based on ability and participation, 2.0 GPA February 14
Lakas Award
Variable Selected students in writing who interview or submit portfolios Find out more.    
Athletic Awards
Variable Based on athletic ability and sport    

*Per academic year. Note: Students may not be awarded both a competitive and academic scholarship. *The last ACT exam date for scholarship upgrade eligibility is the February exam of your senior year.

Rockhurst University has the right to evaluate institutional financial aid packages. The total institutional award from RU may not exceed the cost of tuition.