Grants & Scholarships

If you want to attend Saint Joseph’s College, we can help you make it happen. In 2014, 99% of incoming SJC freshmen received financial aid.

SJC Scholarships

A list of grants and scholarships from SJC and an estimate of the amount given. Text information available on the page.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT GRANTS

THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

THOMAS J. HUHN ATHLETIC-LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

PHILIP J. WILHELM CLASS OF 1963 SCHOLARSHIP


2017-18 Freshman Academic Merit Awards

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • The Presidential Scholarship is awarded annually to two incoming freshmen. Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities are encouraged to compete for this exceptional scholarship opportunity. 

Visit the Presidential Scholarship webpage to learn more.

The following merit awards are based on your high school GPA, recalulated to reflect your average in your core academic coursework. 

      • Honors Scholarship - $17,000
      • Awarded to students with a recalculated GPA of 3.60 and higher.
      • Deans Scholarship - $15,000
      • Awarded to students with a recalculated GPA of 3.20 to 3.59.
      • SJC Scholarship - $14,000
      • Awarded to students with a recalculated GPA of 3.00 to 3.19.
      • Puma Opportunity Grant - $13,000
      • Awarded to students with a recalculated GPA of 2.23 to 2.99.

Additional 2017-18 Incoming Freshmen Awards

            • Alumni Grants - $1,000
                • Be a dependent child of a Saint Joseph's College graduate
                • Have a grandparent, aunt, or uncle who graduated from SJC
                • May not be combined with Family Tuition Grant
            • Athletic Scholarships
                • Amounts vary
                • Qualified student-athletes upon recommendation of the Department of Athletics
                • May not be combined with Performance Scholarship
            • St. Katharine Drexel Grants - $1,000
            • Family Tuition Grants - $1,000
                • Have a sibling from the same dependent family attending SJC simultaneously on a full-time basis
                • Have a sibling from the same dependent family who graduated from SJC
                • May not be combined with an Alumni Grant

Scholarships for Transfer Students

            • Students must be transferring from an accredited post-secondary institution.
            • Must have at least 12 transferable hours.
            • College GPA requirement indicated below (based on credit evaluation by SJC Registrar).

2017-18 Transfer Academic Merit Awards

            • Honors - $15,000
                • 3.50 & above GPA required
            • Deans - $14,000
                • 3.00 - 3.49 GPA required
            • SJC - $13,000
                • 2.50 - 2.99 GPA required

Additional Transfer Scholarships

            • Phi Theta Kappa Members - $1,000
                • 3.50 & above GPA required
                • May be combined with Honors Scholarship
            • Ivy Tech Transfer Grant - $2,000
                • Grades of C- or above with a minimum GPA of 2.5
                • Students must be transferring from Ivy Tech Community College
                • 12+ transferable credit hours
            • Ancilla College Transfer Grant - $2,000
                • Grades of C- or above with a minimum GPA of 2.5
                • Students must be transferring from Ancilla College
                • 12+ transferable credit hours
            • Alumni Grants - $1,000
                • Be a dependent child of a Saint Joseph's College graduate
                • Have a grandparent, aunt, or uncle who graduated from SJC
                • May not be combined with Family Tuition Grant
            • Athletic Scholarships
                • Amounts vary
                • Qualified student-athletes upon recommendation of the Department of Athletics
                • May not be combined with Performance Scholarship
            • St. Katharine Drexel Grants - $1,000
            • Family Tuition Grants - $1,000
                • Have a sibling from the same dependent family attending SJC simultaneously on a full-time basis
                • Have a sibling from the same dependent family who graduated from SJC
                • May not be combined with an Alumni Grant 

 

These awards are given directly by the College and made possible by the donor support of alumni and friends. All awards require full-time enrollment. Applicants must be admitted for merit scholarship consideration. Need-based grants are only available to those who file the FAFSA. Renewal of scholarships is based on Satisfactory Academic Progress, as defined by the College catalog.

Federal Programs

FAFSA is required for annual awards

Federal Pell Grant

  • $626 - $5,775
  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Documented financial need

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)    

  • $100 - $4,000
  • Documented financial need

Federal Perkins Loan    

  • up to $4,000
  • Interest rate fixed at 5%
  • Repayment begins 9 months after graduation/termination of enrollment
  • Documented financial need

Federal Stafford Loan

Subsidized (need-based)
Unsubsidized (not need-based)   

  • First Year $5,500
  • Second Year $6,500
  • Third & Fourth Year $7,500 per year
  • Maximum fee of up to 4% deducted from loan proceeds
  • Meet federal eligibility requirements
  • Stafford interest loan rate is fixed at 4.66%
  • Federal government pays interest through grace period on subsidized loans
  • Repayment begins 6 months after graduation/termination of enrollment or dropping below half-time status
  • Transfers may receive deferment if enrolled as a half-time student
  • Normal repayment period is 10 years

Federal PLUS Loan

Loan program for parents who wish to borrow

  • Up to Cost of Attendance minus Financial Aid
  • Rate is fixed at 7.21%
  • Maximum fee of up to 4% deducted from loan proceeds
  • Repayment begins 45-60 days after loan is fully dispersed and normally takes 10 years

Federal Work Study

  • up to $1,500
  • Part-time employment on campus
  • The dollar figure awarded is not a guarantee, but a maximum amount you may earn
  • Income for such employment comes in the form of a paycheck every two weeks and is not used as a credit for academic year costs

 

State Programs

Freedom of Choice Award

(Part of the Frank O'Bannon Grant Program)    

  • Up to $8,200*
  • FAFSA received at processor by March 10
  • Awarded to Indiana state residents who receive a Higher Education Award and plan to attend an eligible independent institution of higher education within the State of Indiana
  • Grants awarded for up to 8 semesters
  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Full-time student

21st Century Scholars Program     

  • Up to $7,570*
  • Enroll during the 7th or 8th grade
  • Meet program requirements
  • Reaffirm eligibility during senior year of high school
  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Full-time student

* State of Indiana grants awarded by the Office of Student Financial Services are estimates and are subject to confirmation by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE)

 

 

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