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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

Maryam Ibrahim

Biology, student ambassador and the student government representative

I am privileged and honored to be one of the recipients. There are many opportunities this scholarship gave me, such as; I don’t have to worry about paying for school. I love that I can study/ major in whatever I want, and Fontbonne will pay for my school.

Jacob Lierman

Elementary Education TELOS Honors Program and Fontbonne Student Government (FSG)

The best part about receiving the presidential scholarship is not worrying about finances while attending college. I can be as involved on campus as I please, not having to spend all my extra time working to pay off student loans. In my case, I work part-time, but I still have ample time for my studies. Without worrying about student loans and debt, I do not feel pressured into a particular major and pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. 

Madison Moyle

Medical Laboratory Science, Vice President of SAGA (Fontbonne's sexuality and gender alliance) and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Fontbonne circle

Being a Presidential Scholarship recipient has pushed me to do my very best academically. It’s a great motivator when you feel like giving up. My tips for students applying are to be yourself and show that you have the discipline needed to handle the academic requirements, but know that it’s not as scary as it sounds!

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. Learn more about additional transfer scholarships.

This scholarship offers full tuition for up to 10 semesters of continuous, full-time, undergraduate enrollment at Fontbonne

By invitation only. Learn more about the O’Neill Stroble Presidential Scholarship Program here.


up to $15,000 per academic year

up to $13,500 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. Please submit documentation high school transcript documenting that you qualify.

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.

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship is presented annually to recognize two incoming freshmen in the St. Louis area who are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and have demonstrated the potential for academic success and leadership. For more information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements click here.

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