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Scholarships

Creating Opportunity for All Eligible Students

Nearly 87 percent of Fontbonne students receive financial aid in a given academic year. To our students, every dollar provides for their future.

When you support Fontbonne scholarships, you invest in a mission-centered and values-based, Catholic education for people who otherwise could not afford it. Your generosity creates graduates who will go forth and serve the dear neighbor without distinction for life. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. We invite you to invest in their future.

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Create an Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship leaves a legacy to Fontbonne students in perpetuity. You can create an endowed scholarship in your name or to honor someone special. A gift of $25,000 or greater establishes an endowed scholarship, and once your scholarship reaches the endowment level, a percentage of the scholarship is awarded each year. The Advancement office and the office of Financial Aid ensure that the awards align with your scholarship intentions.

For information about how to make a gift of endowed scholarship, please contact Kay Barnes at kbarnes@fontbonne.edu or (314) 719-3604.

Contribute to a Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Fontbonne Promise Partners commit to supporting one student with $10,000 per year for five years so they can graduate debt-free. When you become a Fontbonne Promise Partner, you will be paired with a student who directly benefits from your generosity.

Company gift matches, stock gifts or combined support from multiple donors are accepted.

For information about supporting Fontbonne Promise Scholars, click here

Fontbonne Annual Scholarship Program

A named annual scholarship can be created with a minimum gift of $2,000. While we encourage a multi-year commitment for the success of the program, we will consider a year-to-year offer if requested.

For more information, please contact Wendi Valenti at (314) 889-4712 or annualgiving@fontbonne.edu.

Fontbonne Endowed & Annual Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarships

Sponsor: Trust of Adelaide G. Heverly Welge

Criteria: For a junior or senior South St. Louis City commuter student majoring in Education who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to students with a concentration in Mathematics and parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Sponsors: Fontbonne University Alumni

Criteria: For a student who demonstrates financial need and who exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Preference given to the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of an alum.

Sponsor: Trust of Adelaide G. Heverly Welge

Criteria: For a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Dietetics and/or Nutrition Education who demonstrates financial need and who is either a commuter student and/or a resident of St. Louis, Mo.

Sponsors: Francis A. and Ruth O’Neill ’52 Stroble

Criteria: For an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need. The award is renewable, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. If the recipient falls below a 3.0 GPA, one semester grace period may be granted to restore required GPA.

Sponsor: Anne C. Meyer† ’34

Criteria: For a student achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need. The student must be a sophomore, junior or senior obtaining an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education.

Sponsor: Anonymous

Criteria: For the student who will benefit most from a degree from Fontbonne University, if possible one whose studies include music, literature or Catholic theology, including those concentrating in other areas.

Sponsors: James and Mary Bruno ’68 Werle

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need from a Catholic school from within the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Sponsors: James and Carol Conway ’63 Spehr

Criteria: For a hearing-impaired student majoring in any field or for a student majoring in Deaf Education. Preference given to juniors and seniors.

Sponsors: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province

Criteria: For juniors or seniors who have academic merit with financial need.

Sponsors: David and Carolyn Carroll ’60 Zwart

Criteria: For a student who is enrolled in an education-related program, and who demonstrates both financial need and academic merit.

Sponsors: Fontbonne University Class of 1964

Criteria: For an academically qualified student who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Fontbonne University Class of 1965

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need. 

Sponsor: Fontbonne University Class of 1966

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need

Sponsor: Fontbonne University Class of 1968

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need

Sponsorship: Fontbonne University Class of 1969

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need

Sponsor: Barbara Atteln ’67

Criteria: For an undergraduate student in the Math and Computer Science department with a preference for a student demonstrating financial need and then based on academic merit.

Sponsor: Fontbonne University Council of Regents

Criteria: For a sophomore or greater (includes graduate student) in any major who demonstrates financial need, a record of community service, demonstrated leadership, and a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Sponsors: Gerald and Suzanne Noonan

Criteria: For any qualified student on basis of academic merit, financial need or combination of both.

Sponsors: Charles† and Dr. Madonna Houltram† ’68 Brown

Criteria: For a Social Sciences major or an Arts and Sciences major who demonstrates financial need and exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Sponsor: Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation

Criteria: For a student in good academic standing who does not otherwise qualify for other academic-based scholarship assistance.

Sponsor: Edwina Wright Bussmann† ’44

Criteria: In support of undergraduate students majoring in theatre with financial need and a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Sponsors: Michael and Eleanor Flynn† Miller

Criteria: For a full-time student who demonstrates both financial need and academic merit.

Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation

Criteria: For a qualified student from an underserved population in the St. Louis area who might not otherwise have the financial means to pay for a college education.

Sponsor: Kathryn Nixon

Criteria: For a student who demonstrates either financial need or academic merit.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues of Jane Hassett, CSJ

Criteria: For a full-time student with academic merit and financial need.

Sponsors: James and Karen Clark ’98 Castellano

Criteria: For an undergraduate student obtaining a Human Environmental Science degree who exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA and has financial need.

Sponsors: Matteo and Kathleen Atchity† ’66 Coco

Criteria: For any student based on financial need or academic merit.

Sponsor: Kathleen Cordell Sloan† ’38

Criteria: For a student in any academic discipline who demonstrates both financial need and academic merit.

Sponsors: Dr. Mary and Mr. William Abkemeier

Criteria: For a student studying mathematics and computer science at Fontbonne University in good academic standing, based on need and merit.

Sponsor: Les Dames d’Escoffier, St. Louis Chapter

Criteria: For a high-achieving, female Fontbonne University student enrolled in Dietetics or a similar program in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences with financial need. Student must meet Fontbonne academic eligibility for scholarship funding or minimum GPA of 3.0.

Sponsors: Thomas and Kathleen Toohey ’65 Gunn

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need from the urban center of St. Louis.

Sponsors: Friends of Margaret Eugene Tucker, CSJ ’55

Criteria: For a student in good academic standing who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to Science students who have participated in a pre-college Science program.

Sponsors: Eugene† and Marie Jostes† ’37 McBride

Criteria: For a student in any academic discipline who demonstrates academic merit, financial need or a combination of both.

Sponsors: Friends of Mary Alfred Noble, CSJ† ’30

Criteria: For an academically qualified student who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: John and Barbara Sheehan

Criteria: For a student with academic merit and financial need who demonstrates interest in the area of business administration and based on evidence of pursuing a career in the field. The scholarship is restricted to the department of Business Administration.

Sponsor: Julian Beisman

Criteria: For a student of fine character and scholastic ability who needs the aid to finish his/her education.

Sponsors: Friends of Mary Grace Heiner, CSJ† ’28

Criteria: For an academically qualified student who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to Science students who have participated in a pre-college Science program.

Sponsor: Mary Leona Hall Weber† ’31

Criteria: For an academically qualified student who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Emmett† & Mary Martha Hatch† ’35 Doerr

Criteria: For students with academic merit and financial need.

Sponsor: Mr. George S. Graff in memory of Rita Shaughnessy Graff†

Criteria: For undergraduate students in good academic standing demonstrating financial need. Renewable.

Sponsors: Merlyn Price† ’58 and Carl Schack

Criteria: For a student in Elementary Education, in good academic standing, based on need and merit.

Sponsor: Norman J. Stupp Foundation

Criteria: For a student who is in good academic standing and who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Dr. John J.† and Norrine† Gibbons ’46 McNamara

Criteria: For a student in any academic discipline who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Criteria: For a student with financial need from an underserved population.

Sponsors: Peter and Clare Genovese

Criteria: For a student with financial need.

Sponsors: Heather and Steve Rich Family

Criteria: Traditional and/or nontraditional undergraduate or graduate fine arts or social work students in good academic standing and demonstrating financial need. Renewable.

Sponsor: Rosalie Millman Efken ’56

Criteria: For a student in the area of Human Environmental Sciences, in particular preference given to students in the Dietetics program. Based on academic merit, financial need or a combination of both.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues of Rose Genevieve Downs, CSJ† ’39

Criteria: For an academically qualified student with demonstrated need. Preference for students majoring in dietetics or food/nutrition.

Sponsor: Anthony F. Sansone Sr.

Criteria: For a student who demonstrates financial need and holds a minimum 2.5 GPA. Freshmen are eligible. The same student may receive scholarship for four years.

Sponsor: Trust of Sarah and Joseph Van Drisse

Criteria: For a student maintaining a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Anonymous

Criteria: For a student in elementary education with a minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues Stephanie Stueber, CSJ† ’36

Criteria: For a sophomore, junior or senior who is majoring in English and Communication. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible and must demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Sponsor: The Gipson Family Foundation

Criteria: For an undergraduate student who graduated from the Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis program. Recipient nominated by Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. Award is renewable, awardee must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Sponsor: Mark M. Alexander

Criteria: For underrepresented students from the City of St. Louis. Should be undergraduate traditional student in any degree program in good academic standing with financial need. Renewable.

Criteria: For a female student majoring in cybersecurity or computer science with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5

Criteria: For a single mother, traditional or nontraditional undergraduate or graduate Accounting student(s) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Criteria: For an undergraduate student with financial need and a declared major in business or communications.

Sponsor: Tracey C. Marshall ’97

Criteria: For an undergraduate, non-traditional student obtaining a Family and Consumer Sciences degree or certification. This scholarship is limited to students achieving at least a 3.5 GPA with financial need.

Sponsor: Vatterott Foundation

Criteria: For a student from an underserved population who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Darryl T. and Villajean M. ’94 Jones

Criteria: For a student in the Communications Disorders and Deaf Education Department in good academic standing with financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

Sponsors: Dr. John R.† and The Honorable Beverly A. Wagner

Criteria: For a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Sponsor: The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

Criteria: For a domestic student within the United States who demonstrates financial need.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Sponsor: Kerry Durr Roscoe in memory of her aunt

Criteria: For sophomore, junior, or senior level students pursuing a degree in Science. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 

Sponsors: Fontbonne University Alumni

Criteria: For a student who demonstrates financial need and who exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Preference given to the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of an alum.

Sponsors: Francis A. and Ruth O’Neill ’52 Stroble

Criteria: For an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need. The award is renewable, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. If the recipient falls below a 3.0 GPA, one semester grace period may be granted to restore required GPA.

Sponsor: Anne C. Meyer† ’34

Criteria: For a student achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need. The student must be a sophomore, junior or senior obtaining an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education.

Sponsors: Family and friends of Bryan Kennedy† and Lee† and June McKinney

Criteria: Awarded to a sophomore each year who holds a minimum 2.5 GPA with a demonstrated interest in serving others through university or community activities, and who has demonstrated active teamwork and diligence in the performance of extracurricular Fontbonne activities.

Sponsors: Family and friends of Coach Lee McKinney

Criteria: For a student from a small town in Missouri with at least sophomore standing who holds a minimum 3.0 GPA studying speech pathology or deaf education. Preference given to a student who exhibits an interest in serving others through university or community activities and demonstrates active teamwork in the performance of extracurricular university activities. Renewable.

Sponsor: Fontbonne University Council of Regents

Criteria: For a sophomore or greater (includes graduate student) in any major who demonstrates financial need, a record of community service, demonstrated leadership, and a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Sponsors: Charles† and Dr. Madonna Houltram† ’68 Brown

Criteria: For a Social Sciences major or an Arts and Sciences major who demonstrates financial need and exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Sponsor: Edwina Wright Bussmann† ’44

Criteria: In support of undergraduate students majoring in theatre with financial need and a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Sponsors: Francis A. and Ruth O’Neill ’52 Stroble

Criteria: This scholarship awards up to full tuition to an incoming freshman who has a 30+ ACT score. The scholarship is renewable on the condition that the recipient maintains an annual 3.5 GPA.

Sponsor: Jacqueline Post Miller ’58

Criteria: For a junior in deaf education and/or special education, with the largest increase in cumulative GPA between the end of freshman year and the end of sophomore year.

Sponsor: Jacqueline Post Miller ’58

Criteria: For a junior in deaf education and/or special education, with the largest increase in cumulative GPA between the end of freshman year and the end of sophomore year.

Sponsors: James and Karen Clark ’98 Castellano

Criteria: For an undergraduate student obtaining a Human Environmental Science degree who exhibits exemplary performance with a 3.5 or higher GPA and has financial need.

Sponsor: Kerry Durr Roscoe in memory of her mother

Criteria: For students pursuing a teaching career. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Criteria: For a student majoring in Biological or Physical Sciences, Mathematics or Deaf Education who also maintains at least a 3.5 GPA.

Sponsors: Francis A. and Ruth O’Neill ’52 Stroble

Criteria: For an incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is renewable, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. If the recipient falls below a 3.0 GPA, one semester grace period may be granted to restore the required GPA.

Sponsor:  Michael Antonopoulos in memory of Martha K. Antonopoulos

Criteria: For a female Fontbonne student with a major in Business Administration or similar program in the business department. Must have completed at least one semester at Fontbonne with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Merit based.

Sponsors: Martin and Susan Puetz ’75 Lenihan

Criteria: For a junior or senior in deaf education with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and a preference for a student who is African-American, Hispanic or who has a hearing loss or an immediate family member with a hearing loss.

Sponsor: Anthony F. Sansone Sr.

Criteria: For a student who demonstrates financial need and holds a minimum 2.5 GPA. Freshmen are eligible. The same student may receive scholarship for four years.

Sponsor: Trust of Sarah and Joseph Van Drisse

Criteria: For a student maintaining a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need.

Sponsors: Anonymous

Criteria: For a student in elementary education with a minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues Stephanie Stueber, CSJ† ’36

Criteria: For a sophomore, junior or senior who is majoring in English and Communication. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible and must demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Sponsors: Stephen and Joan McKinley ’66 Newman

Criteria: For a student majoring in Communication Disorders and achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Criteria: For a female student majoring in cybersecurity or computer science with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5

Criteria: For a single mother, traditional or nontraditional undergraduate or graduate Accounting student(s) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Criteria: For a student majoring in accounting entering their senior year with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Sponsor: Tracey C. Marshall ’97

Criteria: For an undergraduate, non-traditional student obtaining a Family and Consumer Sciences degree or certification. This scholarship is limited to students achieving at least a 3.5 GPA with financial need.

Additional Scholarships

Sponsor: Trust of Adelaide G. Heverly Welge

Criteria: For a junior or senior South St. Louis City commuter student pursuing a degree in Dietetics and/or Nutrition Education who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Sponsor: Mrs. Nancy Hollander

Criteria: For a qualified student in any academic department. Available to more than one student.

Sponsor: AT&T Foundation

Criteria: For a qualified student from an underserved population majoring in Early Childhood Development, Deaf Education or Elementary Education.

Sponsor: Charlotte Bussmann Gund† ’39

Criteria: For an adult student returning to college to complete an undergraduate major, preferably in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences.

Sponsors: Charles and June Gallagher

Criteria:For a qualified student who utilizes the services of the Kinkel Center.

Sponsors: Edward J. and Colette Crowley ’65 O’Brien

Criteria: For a student majoring in the Communication Disorders and Deaf Education department with a preference for a student in Speech Pathology.

Sponsors: Daniel J. and Eleanor A. Halloran ’63 Ferry

Criteria: For first-generation college students.

Sponsor: Lucy Nonnenkamp in memory of her mother

Criteria: No donor-specified criteria.

Sponsor: Dorothy M. Fleck ’69

Criteria: For a student pursuing a career in Special Education.

Sponsors: E. Desmond† and Mary Ann Lee

Criteria: For a student from an underserved population in the St. Louis Region.

Sponsor: Ellen A. Friesen Schmidt ’79

Criteria: For a student pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders. Preference given to a single parent.

Sponsor: Emma Lu Middleton†

Criteria: For a student from an underserved population earning a teaching degree with the intent of returning to his/her neighborhood to teach.

Sponsors: Gene and Kathy Schwarting

Criteria: For an undergraduate student in good standing, of sophomore rank or above, majoring in some field of education.

Sponsor: Ravarino Family Foundation

Criteria: For a student with a major or minor in religious studies.

Sponsors: Martin† and Barbara Krausel ’60 Wick

Criteria: For a student exhibiting leadership and character reflecting the values of Fontbonne and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Preference given to qualified students serving in a liturgical ministry in music or who demonstrate a strong interest in music and/or the performing arts.

Sponsor: Whitney R. Harris†

Criteria: For a deserving student in the social sciences with emphasis in the humanities and philanthropy.

Sponsor: Edward S. Stevens

Criteria: For a student majoring in Education or in a field leading to a career in Education.

Sponsors: John† and Audrey† Naumann ’43 Steinfeld

Criteria: For a student in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences.

Sponsor: Dianne Beresford Murray
Criteria:
For a junior level qualified student in the Human Environmental Sciences Department.

Sponsors: Loretta and Gerald Cassidy

Criteria: For a student in good academic standing.

Sponsors: Friends of Marcella Holloway, CSJ† ’38

Criteria: For a student enrolled in the Department of English and Communication.

Sponsor: Marilyn Montileone Dell’Orco ’61

Criteria: For a student in good academic standing majoring in Secondary Education or English.

Sponsors: Family and friends of Mark Kronk† ’96

Criteria: For a student from an underserved population in the St. Louis region.

Sponsors: Robert and Mary Plane

Criteria: For a sophomore- or junior-level student who demonstrates interest and ability in journalism and/or professional writing. The recipient should possess a wide range of interests, high ethical standards and a questioning attitude toward the status quo.

Sponsors: William E. Flynn and members of the Wahlert Family

Criteria: For a worthy and qualified student entering Fontbonne University, no special conditions.

Sponsors: Friends of Matilde Sonnino†

Criteria: For a student enrolled in the Department of English and Communication.

Sponsor: Anthony Thompson

Criteria: For first-generation students majoring in English.

 

Sponsor: Military Order of the Purple Heart

Criteria: For a junior or senior preparing to work with disabled children and youth.

Sponsors: Monica and Dennis Golden

Criteria: For a student who resides within the city limits of St. Louis, Mo., or who attended a private Catholic high school within the city of St. Louis and whose major is teacher education.

Criteria: No criteria specified. 

Sponsor: Pulitzer Publishing Company

Criteria: For a qualified student from an underserved population.

Sponsor: Bob Ebert Life Scholarship Fund

Criteria: For a student in behavioral science.

Sponsors: Friends of Rudy Torrini

Criteria: For a student studying Art at Fontbonne University.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues of Mary Carol Anth, CSJ ’57

Criteria: For a student in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences who is in good academic standing.

Sponsors: Frank and Ruth O’Neill ’52 Stroble

Criteria: For graduates of St. Joseph’s Academy.

Criteria: For first-generation college students pursuing their education at Fontbonne University.

Sponsors: Kenneth and Mary Jo Voertman ’70

Criteria: For a married student studying in any undergraduate or graduate program housed in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Sponsor: Theresa Burmeister† ’35

Criteria: For a qualified student in any academic department.

Sponsors: Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Dennis C. Golden

Criteria: No criteria specified. 

Sponsors: William† and Barbara Gutting ’61 Hollenbeck

Criteria: For a student who is dedicated to service or who possesses a special talent or interest that can be fostered at Fontbonne.

Sponsors: Frank J. Guyol, Helen J. Guyol† ’41 and William B. Guyol in memory of their sisters

Criteria: For a qualified student in good academic standing.

Sponsor: Janie von Wolfseck

Criteria: For a graduate student in the Communication Disorders and Deaf Education department with a preference for a student in Speech-Language Pathology.

Sponsor: Marie Sansone Zucchero ’42

Criteria: For a student majoring in Fine Arts.

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