USJ Scholarships & Grants

Learn about USJ’s commitment to supporting excellence and students who demonstrate financial need.

USJ values academic excellence, leadership, diversity, service to our communities and country, and the ability to overcome adversity. Our scholarship and grant programs reflect our values and are intended to assist our students in achieving their potential. These various awards are available to new first-year and transfer students unless noted otherwise. Be sure to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by USJ’s Financial Aid Priority Date (March 1 for incoming students) in order to optimize your eligibility for need-based gift aid.

  • Honors Scholarship* — $25,000 annually for up to four consecutive years ($100,000) for students who accept an invitation to participate in the Honors Program. Honors students typically have a 3.5 high school GPA and 1150 Critical Reading + Math SAT (25 ACT Composite). The Honors Scholarship requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.25 cumulative college GPA for renewal each year.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship* — Up to $20,000 annually for up to four consecutive years ($80,000) based on a student’s high school academic record and standardized test scores. The Academic Excellence Scholarship requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative college GPA for renewal each year.
  • Mercy Merit Scholarship* — Up to $10,000 annually for up to four consecutive years ($40,000) awarded to students who will “make a difference” at USJ and beyond by demonstrating their leadership ability, commitment to diversity or service, or their ability to overcome significant obstacles. The Mercy Merit scholarship requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.75 cumulative college GPA for renewal each year.

USJ combines grants, loans, scholarships, and work awards supported by the federal and state governments and the University in order to provide students with an affordable education of value. Award funds and amounts vary based on student's initial year of enrollment.

*Honors, Academic Excellence, Mercy Merit and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may not be combined.  Moreover, Honors and Academic Excellence Scholarships each include an additional  $2,000 award toward the cost of room on campus. If a student receiving the Honors or Academic Excellence Scholarship decides to live off-campus, the scholarship will be reduced accordingly.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship* — Up to $10,000 annually for up to four consecutive years ($40,000) awarded to community college transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship requires continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.75 cumulative college GPA for renewal each year.
  • Campus Visit Scholarship — $1,000 toward tuition for students who make an official campus visit scheduled through the Office of Admissions (campus tour, interview, or attendance at a USJ Admissions event). The award is made within the context of the student’s financial aid package and is not renewable beyond the first year.
  • USJ Endowed Scholarships — Thanks to the generosity of donors, USJ has more than 65 endowed scholarships. Students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for these scholarships.
  • USJ Grant — This grant varies in amount and is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. It is based on the information provided by the student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

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