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Applying for Scholarships
To apply for scholarships you must submit a Fontbonne application for admission as a full-time student (12-18 credit hours) and must be working on their first undergraduate degree to be eligible for scholarship consideration. Once students have been accepted to the university and awarded scholarship, notification in writing will be mailed to each student.
Illinois Community College Scholarship
Students eligible must meet the following criteria: have completed or will complete their AA, AAS from any public Illinois community college and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The award amount ranges from $4500 to $6500 per academic year.
Phi Theta Kappa
Students eligible must meet the following criteria: have membership in the two-year honors society Phi Theta Kappa and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 to 4.0. The award amount ranges from $7500 to $9500 per academic year.
St. Louis Community College Scholarship
Students eligible must meet the following criteria: have completed or will complete their AA, AAS from the Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec or Wildwood campuses of the St. Louis Community College system, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The award amount ranges from $4500 to $6500 per academic year.
Students eligible must meet the following criteria: transferred from a 4-year or community college into Fontbonne University, demonstrated academic success and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The award amount ranges from $4500 to $6500 per academic year.
Transfer Griffin Award
Awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5-2.99. Up to $3,000 is awarded.
Alumni, College, Dean's or Founders Scholarships
Transfer students who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit may be eligible for one of the freshman merit-based scholarships. Consideration for these scholarships will be based on cumulative grade point averages calculated on both high school and transfer credits, as well as ACT or SAT scores. Scholarship amounts may vary.
Students applying for talent scholarships must major in one of these areas to be eligible for the scholarship. All talent scholarships range up to $2,000 per academic year, provided you remain in that major and meet specified GPA requirements for the scholarship offered. All materials for the Talent Scholarships must be received by May 15, 2013 for a student to be considered for the scholarship.
Requirements: Submission of a portfolio consisting of approximately 12 pieces (submitted electronically) that you feel demonstrate your ability and potential to be reviewed by art faculty members.
Performing Arts Scholarship
Scholarships are available for performance and technical theatre.
Requirements: Performance audition of a 3-5 minute scene or monologue that is memorized and contains movement OR technical theatre students must provide pictures from productions on which you’ve worked.
Requirements: Submission of two to three writing samples such as essays, short stories, or poetry samples (up to 5 poems) to be reviewed by the English department and one letter of recommendation from a teacher who can assess your writing ability must be submitted.
Math/Computer Science Scholarship
Requirements: 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 and an interview with Fontbonne faculty (that will be set up by the Admission Office).