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Institutional Aid and Scholarships
Institutional aid and scholarships are considered gift aid, which does not have to be paid back and comes directly from Fontbonne. Click on one of the following links to learn more about the available institutional aid and scholarships.
- Freshman Merit Scholarships
- Transfer Scholarships
- Recognition Scholarships
- Talent Scholarships
- Fontbonne Grant
- Fontbonne Family Award
- Alumni Discounts
- Educator's Discount
NOTE: All scholarship recipients must meet expectations for satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for annual renewal for up to five (5) academic years (unless otherwise noted).
Freshman Merit Scholarships
Merit scholarships range from $6,500 to $15,000 per year. Awards are based on potential academic success at Fontbonne as evaluated at the point of admission. Students will receive scholarship notification within a month of their acceptance.
Presidential Scholarship: Up to five full tuition scholarships offered through a competitive honors interview day in February
Application Deadline: December 15, 2015 | Acceptance Deadline: January 15, 2016
All students who have earned 30 transferable hours or more at the time of admission and who are admitted as full-time students seeking their first undergraduate degree will be awarded a scholarship worth up to $10,000. Students will receive scholarship notification within a month of their acceptance.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2016 to be considered for the scholarship.
|A+ Scholarships||up to $1,000 per academic year||Any student attending an A+ high school who completes the Missouri state requirements for the program. A+ Scholarship Application Form due by March 1 of senior year.|
|Boys State Alumni Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Must be a citizen of Missouri Boys State. Based on past academic performance and completion of Boys State program. Up to five scholarships awarded.|
|Campus Ministry Leadership Scholarship||$2,000 per academic year||Incoming first-time freshmen or transfer students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated past involvement in community engagement, service or ministry. Students do not need to be Catholic to qualify, but need to be active in their faith. Up to twelve scholarships awarded.|
|Catholic High School Recognition Award||up to $2,000 per academic year||First-year, first-time students who have graduated from a Catholic high school and have been awarded a merit-based scholarship from Fontbonne University.|
|Denny Gipson Scholarship||$2,500 per academic year||Offered to high school seniors involved in Junior Achievement with minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must submit a personal essay of 300 words or less and a letter of recommendation. Extracurricular activities, volunteerism and work experience will be evaluated. Major must be a program in the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies.|
|Girls State Alumni Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Must be a citizen of Missouri Girls State. Based on past academic performance and completion of Girls State program. Up to five scholarships awarded.|
|Junior Achievement Scholarship||$2,000 per academic year||Offered to high school seniors in the Junior Achievement Company Program with minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and 20 ACT composite score. Student must submit a letter of recommendation from Junior Achievement staff, instructor or sponsoring teacher. Major must be a program in the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies.|
|Midwest Student Exchange Program||Up to 10% tuition reduction for 4 years||Incoming first-time freshmen or transfer students must enroll as a non-resident and must be a resident of Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin. Midwest Student Exchange Program Eligibility Form: Freshmen (pdf, 99.34KB) | Transfer Students (pdf, 99.56KB)|
|QUEST Leadership Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Student must have a high school or transfer school cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must be actively involved in leadership positions at your school such as student government, service and community engagement, or other clubs and organizations.|
First-time Freshmen and Transfer students applying for talent scholarships must major in one of these areas to be eligible for the scholarship. All materials for talent scholarships must be received by March 1, 2016 for first-year students; May 30, 2016 for transfer students.
|Art Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Portfolio consisting of approximately 12 pieces (submitted electronically) that you feel demonstrate your ability and potential.|
|English/Writing Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Submit 1-2 letters of recommendation from an English teacher, example of expository writing or literary analysis and creative work (1-2 short stories and your choice of 4-5 poems or a section of a play).|
|Performing Arts Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Performance audition of a 3–5 minute scene or monologue that is memorized and contains movement. Technical theatre students must provide pictures from productions you’ve worked on.|
|STEM* Scholarship||up to $2,000 per academic year||Coursework in math and/or science that demonstrates a strong academic record. One letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher who can assess your academic ability. Interviews with Fontbonne faculty, which will be set up by the Admission Office.|
*STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Fontbonne Grants are institutional grants made to full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated need. No separate application is required; a student is automatically considered for this funding when he or she has filed the FAFSA.
Fontbonne Family Award
Fontbonne Family Award is a tuition reduction award and applies when two or more members of an immediate family enroll simultaneously as full-time undergraduate Fontbonne students. The reduction is $250 per semester per student. These awards are made through the Financial Aid Office upon request of the students and demonstration of eligibility.
Effective Spring 2014, students who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Fontbonne and are entering a Fontbonne graduate program for the first time might be eligible for a 15% discount on their graduate tuition. This discount may exclude some laboratory and studio courses and must be requested each semester.
In appreciation of the services offered to our community by educators at all levels, Fontbonne University offers a 15 percent discount to qualified individuals enrolled in graduate coursework. Qualified educators include those who work at least half-time in a nursery school, a pre-K through 12 school system or post-secondary institution. Application forms can be obtained from your department and must be filled out in its entirety each semester.
Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Department: (314) 889-1414 | firstname.lastname@example.org