We offer several levels of academic scholarships and awards to recognize academic achievement.

Austin E. Knowlton

 

Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship

The trustees of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation established the memorial scholarship endowment at the Mount in 2009 and since then have contributed a total of $1,000,000 to continue the scholarship fund for future generations of Mount students.

Find out more about the Knowlton Memorial Scholarship.

Mount St. Joseph University offers several levels of academic scholarships and awards to incoming students to recognize academic achievement. They do not require a separate application and are awarded on a rolling basis, typically beginning in November for the 2016-2017 academic year. Eligible students will receive an offer for one academic scholarship or award.

Traditional Student Academic Scholarships

All traditional student scholarships are renewable if the student is full-time and maintains a 3.0 college GPA. Part-time students and students with previous bachelor’s degrees are not eligible. High school GPA is based on a 4.0 scale; other grading scales will be converted to a 4.0.

We must receive applications and transcripts two weeks before your first semester begins.

Scholarship* Award Details
Elizabeth Seton Scholarship  $ 15,500  30-36 ACT or 1330-1600 SAT; 3.00 GPA
Presidential Scholarship  $ 14,000  26-29 ACT or 1170-1320 SAT; 3.00 GPA 
Trustee Scholarship  $ 13,000  24-25 ACT or 1090-1160 SAT; 3.00 GPA
Dean’s Scholarship  $ 12,000  22-23 ACT or 1020-1080 SAT; 3.00 GPA
Merit Award  $ 11,000  20-21 ACT or 940-1010 SAT; 3.00 GPA
MSJ Opportunity Award  $ 8,500  3.25 GPA
MSJ Challenge Award  $ 6,500  No minimum GPA is required for selection
  *Eligibility for Mount scholarships is determined by test scores and GPA.

Transfer and Adult Student Academic Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available for transfer students.

Scholarship Award Eligibility Information
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (underclassmen only) $7,500 This scholarship is renewable if the student is full time and maintaining a 3.00 college GPA.  Part-time students and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible.  Applicants and transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you plan to begin at the Mount.  3.25 college GPA and an associate degree from an accredited institution are required. 
Transfer Scholarship $6,500 Requirements include full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) at the Mount.  Redeemable towards a student's first bachelor's degree only.  Applicants and transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you plan to begin at the Mount.  3.00 college GPA with at least 24 hours transferred are required. 
Adult Scholarship $1,000 Any new or current adult student at the Mount with a minimum 2.75 GPA is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students are required to complete a FAFSA and submit an application. Recipients of this scholarship cannot be eligible for any need-based state or federal grant dollars. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or students receiving more than 25 percent tuition reimbursement from their employer are not eligible.

Additional Scholarships

The following scholarships have requirements that differ from those described above. They vary on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarship Award Eligibility Information
Schmidlapp Scholarship $5,000 Female students who demonstrate academic talent and plan to major in biology, chemistry, or math may be eligible for this scholarship.  The deadline for applying is January 31. 
Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Scholarship $4,000 First consideration is given to residents of Ohio who have been accepted to the Mount as full-time, first-year students.  Among eligible applicants, priority will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career related to STEM fields, architecture or design. The deadline for applying is January 31.
Sister Mary Lea Scholarship $2,000 Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.
Moore-Eckel Scholarship $1,500 Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent and plan on majoring in education, business or art may be eligible for this scholarship.  The deadline for applying is January 31.
S. Mary Agnes McCann $1,000 - $3,000 Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Priority is given to descendants of Mount St. Vincent or Mount St. Joseph Academy students. The deadline for applying is January 31.
Sisters of Charity Scholarship $1,000 Incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic talent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is January 31.
Band Award $500 - $1,000 Incoming freshmen who plan on participating in the College band are eligible for this award.

Kentucky Student Scholarship

Since you can't bring KEES money with you, Mount St. Joseph University offers KEES Matching Awards to eligible students from the state of Kentucky.

Scholarship Award Eligibility Information
KEES Matching Award Varies If you are a current high school senior, you can receive an amount equal to the value of your KEES award if you enroll at the Mount in the fall of 2016.  This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Note: The Mount also offers scholarships for students demonstrating artistic or musical talents, or planning to enroll in certain majors. Some of these awards require auditions, portfolios or separate applications.