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Continuing and Adult Education

Adult Scholarships

Saint Xavier University has a long history of welcoming students whose college careers begin elsewhere but lead them to Saint Xavier to complete their bachelor's degree. Our scholarship programs reward academic success earned at the college level prior to entering Saint Xavier recognizing the contributions that transfer students bring to the Saint Xavier community.

Students are highly encouraged to file the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine the true cost of an SXU education. In addition to the financial aid you may receive by filing the FAFSA, Saint Xavier University offers incoming students several scholarship opportunities.

Saint Xavier offers a wide range of scholarships available to students University-wide and to students who fall into certain parameters like a specific major or academic year. There are a variety of other scholarships are also offered outside of Saint Xavier, which we call outside scholarships, that you may be eligible to receive based on the establishment's requirements. For more information concerning these scholarships and their application details, please visit the scholarship directory.

Degree Completion Scholarship Joliet Junior College Students

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education at Saint Xavier University is pleased to announce a Degree Completion Scholarship for exemplary students completing their degree at Joliet Junior College and choosing to continue their education at Saint Xavier University.

The degree completion scholarship will be offered to students of merit and will assist them in achieving their educational goals by securing the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development or Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degrees offered exclusively at our Orland Park campus.

Applications are accepted and reviewed in July for fall semester and November for spring semester.

This Degree Completion Scholarship is exclusive to students attending Joliet Junior College full-time, taking 12 or more credit hours per semester, and having earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Transfer students from Joliet Junior College must have completed their associate degree and be newly admitted to Saint Xavier University for the upcoming semester to qualify. Students may apply for admission at the Apply Now page

Degree Completion Scholarship for Prairie State College Students

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education at Saint Xavier University is pleased to announce a Degree Completion Scholarship for exemplary students completing their degree at Prairie State College and choosing to continue their education at Saint Xavier University.

The degree completion scholarship will be offered to students of merit and will assist them in achieving their educational goals by securing the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Developmentor Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degrees offered exclusively at our Orland Park campus.

Applications are accepted and reviewed in July for fall semester and November for spring semester.

This Degree Completion Scholarship is exclusive to students attending Prairie State College full-time, taking 12 or more credit hours per semester, and having earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Transfer students from Prairie State College must have completed their associate degree and be newly admitted to Saint Xavier University for the upcoming semester to qualify. Students may apply for admission at the Apply Now page

Degree Completion Scholarship South Suburban College Students

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education at Saint Xavier University is pleased to announce a Degree Completion Scholarship for exemplary students completing their degree at South Suburban College and choosing to continue their education at Saint Xavier University.

The degree completion scholarship will be offered to students of merit and will assist them in achieving their educational goals by securing the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development or Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degrees offered exclusively at our Orland Park campus.

Applications are accepted and reviewed in July for fall semester and November for spring semester.

This Degree Completion Scholarship is exclusive to students attending South Suburban College full-time, taking 12 or more credit hours per semester, and having earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Transfer students from South Suburban College must have completed their associate degree and be newly admitted to Saint Xavier University for the upcoming semester to qualify. Students may apply for admission at the Apply Now page

Lifelong Learners Scholarship

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education at Saint Xavier University is awarding scholarships to students exemplifying leadership skills that reflect the University's core values. The University's mercy heritage as embodied in its mission statement seeks to educate men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

The Lifelong Learners Scholarship Program assists mature individuals of special promise to achieve their educational goals by securing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development or Bachelor of Business Administration Fast-Track degrees.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK) is offered to PTK transfer students. PTK is an honor society for community college students. These scholarships are automatically renewable each year as long as you are enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) and remain in good standing at Saint Xavier University, maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

How do you apply?

The scholarship application happens during the review of your application for admission. Along with a submission of your application and transcripts from all colleges attended, please indicate in writing that you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and send the Office of Admission official proof that you have been accepted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. If a student is accepted to PTK after having been admitted to Saint Xavier, the student should contact the Admissions Office prior to the start of their first semester's classes at Saint Xavier. Once this membership has been confirmed, the Admission Office will contact the student about the adjustment of any merit award to the PTK merit scholarship for transfer students.

Please note: A student can only qualify for one merit scholarship, either the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship, or the Transfer Merit Scholarship program. The student will be awarded the top scholarship for which he/she is eligible; these three awards are not eligible to be awarded simultaneously to the same recipient.

Students may qualify for additional financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).