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Freshman Scholarships and Institutional Aid

Freshman Scholarships and Institutional Aid

Institutional aid and scholarships are considered gift aid—meaning you do not have to pay them back—and come directly from Fontbonne.

Merit Scholarships

Your Fontbonne admission application is the first step in qualifying for a merit scholarship. Entering first-time freshmen who qualify for a merit scholarship may also qualify for one talent scholarship.

Transfer students who have earned less than 15 transferable hours at the time of admission may also be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. Consideration for these scholarships is based on high school and college cumulative grade point averages and ACT or SAT scores. Learn more about additional transfer scholarships.

Up to five full tuition scholarships offered through a competitive honors interview day in February.
Acceptance Deadline: January 15. You must register for the interview by January 31 in order to attend.

By invitation only. Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship Program here.

up to $15,000 per academic year

up to $11,500 per academic year

up to $8,500 per academic year

up to $6,500 per academic year

Recognition Scholarships

These scholarships are for freshmen and transfer students, depending on criteria. Review information for each scholarship.

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.

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.

$2,000 per academic year

Must have graduated from a Catholic high school.

$2,500 per academic year

Offered to high school seniors who are graduates from the Junior Achievement of Greater St Louis program are eligible. Recipient nominated by Junior Achievement of Greater St Louis.

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.

The Fontbonne Promise is a unique opportunity for first-time, first-year students in Missouri who are calculated with an expected family contribution of zero on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The university will award full tuition and fees for five years to a select number of first year students.

Students who qualify for the Fontbonne Promise will receive a financial aid award that covers full tuition and fees — loan free. The scholarship funding will be made possible through a combination of federal, state, Fontbonne aid and donor contributions. Federal loan options are available for on-campus housing or other educational expenses, but they will not need them to cover the tuition cost of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more and apply.

up to $5,000 per academic year

Fontbonne and the Stroble family are financially committed to providing more access to our sister school, St. Joseph’s Academy. Eligibility for this honor is limited to any first time, first year SJA student enrolling into Fontbonne.

Talent Scholarships

All materials for talent scholarships must be received by the March 1 priority date for full consideration. After March 1, scholarships may only be awarded based upon availability.

up to $2,000 per academic year

Portfolio consisting of approximately 12 pieces (submitted electronically) that you feel demonstrate your ability and potential.

To apply for the Art Scholarship, please contact the Office of Admission via email at for information and additional portfolio submission instructions.

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