Scholarships & Grants
Merit Based Scholarships
A separate application is not required. -- All accepted applicants are automatically evaluated for merit aid based on the completed Admissions application. Scholarship recipients will be notified in their acceptance letters.
The scholarship requirements listed below are for freshmen entering in fall 2017 taking the new SAT, which was administered after March 1, 2016.
We also accept SAT scores (Math and Critical Reading only) from the old SAT that was administered prior to March 1, 2016, and the equivalent scores are noted below. Note that we superscore only within the same exam type; we do not combine scores from the old SAT with the new SAT.
These merit-based, full-tuition scholarships are awarded for exemplary academic achievement. Presidential scholars are typically in the top 2% of their class, have an SAT score of 1450 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1400 on the old SAT) or 32 ACT (Composite score), a GPA of 3.9 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and have demonstrated leadership and community service.
These merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement. Recipients are typically in the top 20% of their class, with an SAT score of 1360 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1300 on the old SAT) or 29 ACT (Composite score) and a 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), or are in the top 10% of their class, with a minimum SAT score of 1270 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1200 on the old SAT) or 26 ACT (Composite score) and a 3.8 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
These merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a strong level of academic achievement, are in the top 30% of their high school class, have a minimum SAT score of 1170 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1100 on the old SAT) or 24 ACT (Composite score), and a 3.2 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
This merit scholarship program is named in honor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.
Under-represented groups of students are considered for this award and typically rank in the top 30% of their class, with a minimum SAT score of 1080 (combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1000 on the old SAT) or 21 ACT (Composite score) and a 3.2 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
Need Based Grants plus or minus
Our need-based awards pay tribute to two Jesuit priests: Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Peter Claver.
Renewable, need-based grant. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrated financial need. Renewal is contingent upon continued demonstrated need, a minimum of 2.00 cumulative GPA and maintaining PACE. The FAFSA must be filed each academic year.
Renewable, need-based grant to minority students. Awards assist underrepresented groups of students who demonstrate financial need. Renewal is contingent upon continued demonstrated need, a minimum of 2.00 cumulative GPA and maintaining PACE. The FAFSA must be filed each academic year.
Federal Pell Grant & SEOG
Renewable, Federal need-based grant. The actual amount is contingent upon verification of the information provided on the aid application. Upon verification, the actual amount of the Pell Grant will be credited to the student's account. All necessary corrections will be made by the Financial Aid Office through the Electronic Pell Processing System.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federally funded, renewable need-based grant. Awards are made on a funds-available basis to students who demonstrate extreme financial need and who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.
PHEAA State GrantRenewable, need-based grant for Pennsylvania residents. The FAFSA is the application with a filing deadline of May 1. Estimated eligibility is listed on the award letter. Final determination of the grant amounts is made by PHEAA, who will notify students of their eligibility beginning in mid-May. PHEAA requires completion of an on-line status form prior to final determination of eligibility. You should receive an e-mail from PHEAA in this regard.
TEACH Grant plus or minus
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.For students interested in learning more, please visit the Teach Grant section on the Financial Aid website.
ROTC plus or minus
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you can take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with skills, training, and experience to help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC may also pay for your college tuition. You will have a normal college experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.For additional information, please visit the ROTC section on the Financial Aid page, or contact our Military Science Department by phone at (570) 941-7457, fax (570) 941-4340 or e-mail at ROTC@scranton.edu.
Other Helpful Resourcesplus or minusVisit our resources page for links to loan information, free scholarship search engines, FAFSA information and more.