Saint Mary's Aid Programs

Academic Scholarships

The Office of Admission awards academic scholarships, based on academic achievement, at the time of admission to the College. These awards are restricted to full-time tuition during the fall and spring semesters and may be renewed, provided the student maintains the required cumulative grade point average. The maximum length of time a student can receive a merit scholarship is 8 semesters. Note that scholarship amounts do not increase each year. Grades are reviewed once each year in May, and the required cumulative grade point averages are:

Scholarship GPA
Presidential Scholarships 3.0
Dean's Scholarship 2.8
Madeleva Award 2.7
Le Mans Award 2.5
Bertrand Award 2.5
Brother Andre Award 2.0

Endowed, Specific Purpose Scholarships

The following named scholarships, specific purpose scholarships, and awards are made possible through gifts from individual donors. In most cases these funds are awarded to students enrolled full time in place of the Saint Mary’s Grant, and receipt of an endowed scholarship usually does not increase the total amount of aid awarded to a student. Except for the Student Government Service Scholarship, an additional application is not required for consideration. Recipients are selected by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with any donor restrictions that may apply.

International Student Scholarship

International students are eligible for academic scholarship similar to domestic students. In addition, Saint Mary’s College distributes a limited amount of need-based aid to international students, depending on availability of funds and the family’s level of need. To qualify, students must submit the Certification of Finances to the Office of Admission.

Academy of the Holy Cross Scholarship

A $1,000 Saint Mary’s Academy of the Holy Cross Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled full time who are graduates of Holy Cross High School in Kensington, Maryland. No separate application is required.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $1,500 is given to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. No separate application is required.

Saint Mary’s College Grants

Saint Mary’s College Grants are awarded based on demonstrated financial need per the aid application. Students must be enrolled full time to receive Saint Mary’s Grants. Grant assistance is offered proportionally to the student’s demonstrated financial need.

Lilly Room Grants

Saint Mary’s awards a room grant, renewable for a total of eight semesters, in an amount up to the cost of a double-room to students who are enrolled full time, who live on campus, and who are Lilly Scholars. No separate application is required.

ROTC Room Grants

Saint Mary’s awards a renewable room grant in an amount up to the cost of a double-room to students who are receiving a full-tuition ROTC scholarship and who live on campus.
No separate application is required.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Saint Mary’s is proud to be a sponsor of the Yellow Ribbon Program in support of our nation’s veterans. This program provides additional assistance to cover tuition and mandatory fees not already covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Some veterans may qualify to transfer their eligibility to their children. Note: eligible students also receive a book stipend and housing allowance.

Saint Mary’s Undergraduate Tuition Remission

Wives and daughters of Saint Mary’s salaried employees in salary grades four or higher, and other salaried and hourly employees based on length of service, may apply for this employment benefit. It is limited to undergraduate programs and does not include graduate programs. To receive this benefit, students must complete the FAFSA and an Application for Education Benefits with the Human Resources Office.

Sibling Remission

The sibling remission benefit represents a ten percent remission or waiver of full-time annual undergraduate tuition when an older sibling is also enrolled full time at Saint Mary’s. Neither financial need nor athletic participation is required for this remission. No separate application is required.

Tuition Exchange Programs

Each year a select number of new awards are made to full-time undergraduate students who have parents who work at colleges or universities which participate in the Consortium of Catholic Colleges Tuition Exchange and the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange. To be considered for these full tuition awards parents should begin the application process with their employer’s tuition exchange liaison and also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 15. Tuition Exchange can only be used during the fall and spring semesters, except for periods of study abroad during which the award cannot be used.

Other Saint Mary’s Awards

Other funds Saint Mary’s awards to students, such as the Mother Pauline Award and the Spes Unica Award, are awarded to students based on a combination of financial need and academic merit. As long as a student remains enrolled full time at Saint Mary’s these funds are usually renewable for sophomore, junior and senior year, for a maximum total of eight semesters.

Student Employment

Beginning with the 2011–12 academic year, students who qualify for Federal Work Study funding are given priority for the majority of student campus jobs. However a limited number of positions which require student employees who have advanced skills or experience will be available to any student, regardless of whether or not a student qualifies for Federal Work Study funding. The job posting information for each student position will clearly indicate whether or not the student job requires students to have Federal Work Study. More information about Federal Work Study is in the following section.

Financial Aid

  • Anonymous Endowed Scholarships (4)
  • The Academy of the Holy Cross Scholarship
  • The Adamson Family Scholarship
  • The Alumnae Memorial Scholarship
  • The Ames/Ehlerman/Roark Scholarship
  • The Bridget Anderson/KPMG Accounting Scholarship
  • The Angela Andrews Rome Program Memorial Award
  • The Georgia (Jill) Anthone Scholarship
  • The Catherine and Paul Balbach Scholarship
  • The Dympna Balbach Scholarship
  • The Mark Bambenek Memorial Scholarship
  • The Bank One of Indianapolis Scholarship
  • The Helen S. Bartosch and Pennies E. Ryan Presidential Scholarship
  • The Pamela Carey Batz Scholarship
  • The Rose Heiser Bauerlein Scholarship
  • The Sister Rose Loyola Beattie, CSC Memorial Scholarship
  • The Mary Ann and Joseph M. Beckwith Presidential Scholarship
  • The Kathy Malone Beeler Scholarship/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Margery Guillaume Belanger Scholarship
  • The Helen Bellina Scholarship
  • The Bittorf, Albert, Sullivan Family Scholarship
  • The Black Family Scholarship
  • The Constance Goodwillie Block Memorial Scholarship
  • The Borg-Warner Scholarship
  • The Emily Haggerty Bradley Scholarship
  • The Dianne Gambacorta Brendza Rome Program Memorial Scholarship
  • The Robert and Mary Clark Bradley Scholarship
  • The Katherine Ryan Brennan Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Rita Estelle Broussard, CSC Scholarship
  • The Carolyn Ann Burke Scholarship
  • The Grace Burke Memorial Scholarship
  • The Business and Economics Scholarship
  • The JoAnn Licate Buttler Memorial Scholarship
  • The Frank C. and Marion C. Callahan Presidential Scholarship
  • The Thomas J. and Mary Ann Kramer Campbell Scholarship
  • The Campiglia-Heron Award
  • The Marie Corby Carey Scholarship
  • The Carfagna Scholarship
  • The Alice Danforth Carroll Scholarship
  • The Adaline Stefanac Cashore Scholarship
  • The Janice Fahey Cavanaugh Scholarship
  • The Chicago Alumnae Club Scholarship
  • The Frances Acerra and Dominic Henry Christopher Scholarship
  • The Florence A. Clark Scholarship
  • The Jennifer Herzog Clark Memorial Scholarship
  • The Class of 1955 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1956 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1957 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1958/Sister M. Alma Peter, CSC Scholarship
  • The Class of 1959 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1960 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1961 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1962 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1963 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1964 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1965 Memorial Scholarship
  • The Class of 1966 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1967 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1968 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1969 Scholarship
  • The Class of 1991 Circle of Friends Award
  • The Cleveland Alumnae Club Award
  • The Gwendolyn Cole Memorial Scholarship
  • The Coley Family Presidential Scholarship
  • The Columbus Alumnae Club – Erin Gibbons Memorial Award
  • The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County Scholarship
  • The Patricia Lurel Cook Scholarship
  • The Rosemary Maloney Cool and Anna Louise Maloney Patterson Scholarship
  • The Jean Conway Cooney Memorial Scholarship
  • The Marguerite Cooney Scholarship
  • The Mary Voll Coquillard and H. Georgina Voll Scholarship
  • The Cornerstone Foundation Scholarship
  • The Coryn Family Scholarship
  • The Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Cox Scholarship
  • The Frances Bardello Craig Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship
  • The Rosemary J. Crock Scholarship
  • The Robert B. and Ruth E. Cronin Scholarship
  • The Crowe Horwath Accounting Scholarship
  • The Henrietta O’Brien Crowley Scholarship
  • The Eileen Smith Cunningham Ireland Program Memorial Scholarship
  • The Margaret Hall Cushwa Memorial Scholarship
  • The William and Anna Jean Cushwa Moreau Scholarship
  • The Margaret Mary Moran D’Arcy Scholarship
  • The John J. and Cecil Dahm Scholarship
  • The Frances A. Dahrling Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Eagen Daley Scholarship
  • The Dallas Alumnae Club Award
  • The Martha Abberger Daly Scholarship
  • The Matilda and Gayle Davido Scholarship
  • The Nancy Branton Davies Scholarship
  • The Patricia George Decio/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Joan Hoffman DeCrane Scholarship
  • The Dorothy Hayes Delaney Scholarship
  • The Deloitte Accounting Scholarship
  • The Detroit Alumnae Club Award
  • The Mimi Doherty Scholarship in Elementary Education
  • The Louise Sattler Donovan Memorial Scholarship
  • The Dudick Family Scholarship in Nursing
  • The Katherine and Marian Duffy Memorial Scholarship
  • The Martin Dull Scholarship
  • The Duncan-Hotopp Family Scholarship
  • The Marge and Paul Duncan Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Rosaleen Dunleavy, CSC Scholarship
  • The Earley Family Scholarship
  • The Charles Leo Eaton Scholarship
  • The Donald and Kara Eberly Scholarship in Biology
  • The Marilou Eldred Scholarship
  • The Ernst & Young Accounting Scholarship
  • The Frank and Jeannette Eyerly Scholarship
  • The Eyerly-Pichler Study Abroad Assistance Grant
  • The Kathleen Ellen Fairl Scholarship
  • The Faith Always, Action Now Scholarship
  • The Faith Always, Action Now Study Abroad Scholarship for Diverse Students
  • The Faith Always, Action Now Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Theresa Loeffel Farrell and Hanford F. Farrell Memorial Scholarship
  • The Dorothy M. Feigl Scholarship in Chemistry
  • The Dorothy and Joseph Fitzgerald Scholarship
  • The Dennis and Margaret Carroll Flynn Scholarship
  • The Fort Wayne Alumnae Club Award
  • The Francis Family Award
  • The Laureen O’Connor Fratus Scholarship
  • The Margaret Cannon Frederick Scholarship
  • The G. Bernard and Pauline E. Fromme Scholarship
  • The Georgia Alumnae Club Scholarship
  • The Gibbons/Estabrook Family Presidential Scholarship
  • The Gibbons Family Scholarship for Study Abroad
  • The Mother Kathryn Marie Gibbons, CSC Memorial Scholarship
  • The Carol Ann Girzaitis Memorial Award
  • The Katherine Rose Goebel Memorial Scholarship
  • The Karen Schultz Goodyear Scholarship
  • The Cecile Gorno Scholarship
  • The Elaine Jeffers Graf Memorial Scholarship
  • The Harold P. Graham Family Presidential Scholarship
  • The Lorraine Cahill Greenock Memorial Scholarship
  • The Carlene Grube Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
  • The Gladys Reed Gwinn Scholarship
  • The Haggar Family Scholarship
  • ­­The Nancy Driscoll Haley Scholarship
  • The Hamman Family Scholarship
  •  The Hamel-Hosinski Work Study Scholarship
  • The Katherine A. Hammel Scholarship
  • The Carolyn Dunlay Hamilton Scholarship
  • The Evelyn L. Hannon Memorial Scholarship
  • The Mary McEnery Harding/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Mary Kathryn Carroll Hartigan Scholarship in Elementary Education
  • The Elizabeth Conlin Havican Scholarship
  • The Hearst Foundation Scholarship
  • The H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Presidential Scholarship
  • The Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A. Hellmuth Memorial Scholarship
  • The Hellyer Family Scholarship
  • The William A. Hickey Scholarship in Biology
  • The Sister Bernice Hollenhorst, CSC Scholarship
  • The Holy Cross Grant Fund
  • The Michael S. Horvath and Martha A. Horvath Scholarship
  • The Sister Saint Jean Howl, CSC and Sister M. Clarissa Conroy, CSC Memorial Award
  • The Indianapolis Alumnae Club Award
  • The Jim Jack Memorial Scholarship
  • The Janovsky-DePauw Memorial Scholarship
  • The Edward and Mary Johnson Scholarship
  • The Alma Vukovits Jordanich Scholarship
  • The Sister Magdala Judge, CSC Scholarship
  • The Kansas City Alumnae Club Award
  • The Mary Ann Lynch Keeler Award
  • The Shannon Marie Kennedy Rome Program Memorial Scholarship
  • The Wayne Kent Memorial Scholarship
  • The Kiefer Family Scholarship
  • The William Kleine Family Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Jean Klene, CSC Scholarship
  • The Sean and Kimberly Nemeth Klimczak Scholarship
  • The Suzanne Kondratenko Memorial Rome Program Award
  • The Korb-O’Brien Scholarship
  • The John and Catherine Michuda Kozak Scholarship in Chemistry
  • The Kuhn, Lehmann, Carey Scholarship
  • The Mary, Grace and Elizabeth Kuntz Scholarship
  • The Peter A. Kuntz, Sr. Family Scholarship
  • The Ladies of Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s College Scholarship
  • The Landry-Pauli Family Scholarship
  • The Carmella and Joseph Lazzara Memorial Scholarship
  • The Dorothy May Leavitt Presidential Scholarship
  • The Karen and Mike Leep/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Monsignor J. William Lester Scholarship
  • The Lilly Faculty/Staff Scholarship
  • The Constance Baird Linbeck Memorial Scholarship in Biology
  • The Constance Baird Linbeck and Mary Elizabeth Baird Cherry Memorial Scholarship
  • The William P. and Mary Lou Linnen Scholarship
  • The Los Angeles Alumnae Club Award
  • The Elaine Korth Loser Memorial Scholarship
  • The Nancy Brozovich Lucey Memorial Scholarship
  • The Nancy “Nini” Stoll Lyman Memorial Scholarship
  • The Frances B. Lyon Scholarship
  • The Jo Ann Grima MacKenzie Scholarship
  • The Katherine McClatchy McAnaney Scholarship
  • The Lawrence J. and Gretchen McCabe PresidentialScholarship
  • The Elizabeth Ritchie McCandless Scholarship
  • The Marion McCandless Scholarship
  • The Anne A. McCarthy Scholarship
  • The Peter Walsh McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
  • The Sister Maria Concepta McDermott, CSC Scholarship
  • The Jerry McElroy Memorial Scholarship
  • The Ann McGahey Memorial Scholarship
  • The Monsignor John J. McGrath Scholarship
  • The McGraw-Morrical Family Scholarship
  • The John William and Gloria Schulte McKenna Family Scholarship
  • The Mary Kelly McLaughlin Scholarship in Sociology
  • The Robert McLaughlin Scholarship
  • The Helen Neumann McMahon Scholarship
  • The Margaret Hayes McManus Scholarship
  • The Judith Rauenhorst Mahoney Scholarship
  • The Carol Mahony Memorial Scholarship
  • The Mangan-Michaud Scholarship
  • The Susanne Kahl Laatz Mangan Memorial Scholarship in Education
  • The Maureen Hayes Mansfield Scholarship
  • The Meagher Family Scholarship
  • The John and Mary Mortimer Meany Presidential Scholarship
  • The William S. and Catherine G. Miller Scholarship
  • The Margaret Monanhan Memorial Scholarship
  • The Anne Barany Monserez Scholarship
  • The Carol Ann Mooney Scholarship
  • The Consuelo and Edward Mooney Scholarship
  • The Norman and Phyllis Mooney Scholarship
  • The Father Basil Anthony Moreau, CSC Scholarship
  • The Moreau Music Scholarship
  • The Pauline Hellman Mulroney Memorial Scholarship
  • The Carmen Murphy/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The David J. Murphy Carmelite Scholarship in Theology
  • The Murphy Sisters Scholarship
  • The Tom and Olive Murray Scholarship
  • The Nellie Smith Nacy Scholarship
  • The Neary-DiNardo Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Nessinger Scholarship
  • The Marjorie A. Neuhoff Scholarship
  • The Archbishop Noll Scholarship
  • The Janis Harris North Scholarship
  • The Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Scholarship
  • The Mary Katherine O’Brien Scholarship
  • The Patrick O’Brien Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Basil Anthony O’Flynn, CSC Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Francis Jerome O’Laughlin, CSC Scholarship
  • The Lucille Weigand O’Shaughnessy Scholarship
  • The O’Toole Scholarship
  • The Christine Dunham Openlander Scholarship
  • The Opportunity Scholarship
  • The Opportunity Scholarship (B)
  • The Parents Council Scholarship
  • The Raymond and Beulah Patnaude Scholarship
  • The Theresa McLaughlin Patterson Scholarship
  • The Julie R. Pellettiere Scholarship
  • The Mary Gay Peltier Memorial Scholarship
  • The Susan P. Peters Scholarship
  • The June Hoene Petersen Scholarship
  • The Peterson-O’Connell Scholarship
  • The Patricia McAndrews Pilger Scholarship in Social Work
  • The Robert A. Podesta/Bruno Schlesinger Memorial Scholarship
  • The Edwina Powell Memorial Scholarship
  • The Presidential Fellowship
  • The Presidential Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • The Shary Moran Price Scholarship in Nursing
  • The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Accounting Scholarship
  • The Ernestine M. Raclin/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Mary Rauh Scholarship
  • The Sister Miriam Joseph Rauh, CSC Scholarship
  • The Susan Gudgeon Reilly Scholarship
  • The Louis Riedinger and Adaline Crowley Riedinger Scholarship
  • The Sister Pauline Roach, CSC Scholarship
  • The Sister Agnes Anne Roberts, CSC Scholarship
  • The Dorella Katherine Robinson and Joyce Robinson Adamson Scholarship
  • The Roche Family Scholarship
  • The Hannah S. Rosenthal Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth O’Hara Ryan Scholarship
  • The Mary A. Ryan Scholarship
  • The Cynthia B. Sack Memorial Award
  • The Saint Louis Alumnae Club Award
  • The Saint Mary’s Work Study Scholarship
  • The San Diego Alumnae Club Award
  • The Billy Ray Sandusky Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Scanlon/McKeever Scholarship
  • The Winifred Mulcahey Schaefers Memorial Scholarship
  • The Paul J. and Carol A. Schierl Scholarship
  • The William J. and Sophronia B. Schmuhl Scholarship in Social Work
  • The Scholl Foundation Nursing Scholarship
  • The Roy and Mary Schultheis Scholarship
  • The Sister Maria Pieta Scott, CSC Scholarship
  • The Gwendolyn Seidensticker Scholarship
  • The Sesquicentennial Memorial Scholarship in honor of the Sisters of the Holy Cross
  • The Eli and Helen Shaheen Scholarship
  • The Mary Rose Shaughnessy Scholarship
  • The Mary Lee Sheftic Memorial Scholarship
  • The Helen M. Sheppard Scholarship
  • The J. Patrick Showalter Family Scholarship
  • The Shuff Family Scholarship
  • The Sisters of the Holy Cross Memorial Scholarship
  • The Sisters of the Holy Cross Sesquicentennial Scholarship
  • The Frances Slattery Scholarship
  • The Elise Peyton Smith Scholarship
  • The Sodexo Scholarship
  • The South Bend Alumnae Club Scholarship
  • The Spes Unica Scholarship for Indiana Students
  • The Student Government Service Scholarship
  • The Rose McCullough Sullivan Scholarship
  • The Spike Sullivan Family Scholarship
  • The Todd Sullivan Scholarship
  • The Regina Marie Symonds Scholarship
  • The Bea Tarara Memorial Scholarship
  • The Sister M. Agnes Cecile Teders, CSC Scholarship
  • The Joseph and Virginia Trippel Memorial Scholarship
  • The Trustey Family Scholarship
  • The Tuohy Family Scholarship
  • The U.P.S. Scholars Program Scholarship
  • The Sarah and Joseph Van Drisse Scholarship
  • The Isabel Van Huffel Dray and Evelyn Van Huffel Reese Scholarship
  • The Mary Hourigan Van Huffel Memorial Scholarship
  • The Leona Vande Voorde Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
  • The Ann Meagher Vander Vennet Scholarship
  • The Beth Lichtenfels Veihmeyer Scholarship
  • The ViBern Scholarship
  • The Frank and Linda Visceglia Scholarship
  • The Helen Holland Voll Scholarship
  • The Virginia McIntyre Voll Education Abroad Scholarship
  • The Mary A. Walsh Award in Theatre
  • The Jane J. Warner/Down the Avenue Scholarship
  • The Warner-O’Shay Scholarship
  • The Washington, D.C. Alumnae Club Scholarship
  • The Lucile Clemens Weber Memorial Scholarship
  • The Wick Family Scholarship
  • The Agnes Sobatzke Wiedl Scholarship
  • The Dorothy and Darwin Wiekamp Scholarship
  • The Margaret Kennedy Williams Scholarship
  • The Christopher and Lorraine Sheehan Wilson Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Weger Withers Memorial Award in Nursing
  • The Sister M. Madeleva Wolff, CSC Scholarship
  • The Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich Scholarship