Merit Scholarships

Deans and department chairs nominate the most qualified applicants whose application is complete by Feb. 1 for the University-wide competition for the Knights of Columbus Fellowship and the prestigious Board of Trustees full-tuition scholarship.

The strongest applicants to a doctoral program (high G.P.A., cumulative verbal and quantitative G.R.E. of at least 312 or equivalent) may be considered for a full-tuition scholarship.

Applicants to Master's programs with a minimum verbal and quantitative G.R.E. score of 300 are considered for a limited number of half-tuition scholarships.

Students receiving merit funding must be enrolled in their degree program continuously and full-time.

Teaching or Research Assistantships/Teaching Fellowships

New and continuing students are nominated for this opportunity by their respective department chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences. Duties and size of stipend vary depending on program and type of position.

Catholic School Teachers' Tuition Waiver

Waivers of one half of the student's tuition are available to full-time teachers, administrators, librarians and guidance counselors employed by a Catholic elementary or secondary school. Please have your employer provide a letter certifying your full-time employment status on school letterhead to the Office of Enrollment Services (

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are awarded by the department chair, if available.