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Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships: 2017-2018

Students are highly encouraged to file the Free Application 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.

The following scholarship amounts reflect our scholarship program for students entering in the 2017-2018 academic year. Amounts for students entering in the 2018-2019 academic year will be updated in October 2017.

Freshman Admission Scholarship

Admitted incoming freshmen are eligible for a Saint Xavier University Freshman Admission Scholarship based on their academic performance.  There is no application required.  When you apply to Saint Xavier University and provide us with official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores, you will automatically be reviewed. Details will be provided in a student's letter of admission. Students who are awarded the SXU Freshman Scholarship are guaranteed to receive their scholarship amount every year they attend SXU until graduation. 

Scholarship Amount: up to $20,000 per academic year.

Catholic High School Award 2017-2018

Saint Xavier University is proud to announce the establishment of a Catholic High School Award. 

Admitted first year students for the fall 2016 semester who are currently attending or have graduated from a Catholic high school will be awarded the Catholic High School Award in the amount of $1,000. Students do not need to apply as this award will be granted upon admission to Saint Xavier University.  This award will be added to any other merit-based scholarship already awarded at the time of admission.

Art Scholarship

The Department of Art and Design at Saint Xavier University has a tradition of developing students who are visually literate, culturally aware and interested in pursuing a life of creative collaboration. Students majoring or minoring in art and design are an integral part of the SXU community. Their ability to bring an understanding of visual language and creative problem solving to all classes, clubs and interactions enriches the University in a wide variety of ways.

The Department of Art and Design seeks to recruit highly motivated students who want to create, communicate and collaborate, while studying the underlying history, theory and craft of the art. It also seeks to design discipline and offer students an opportunity to apply for recognition and reward.

It is with great pleasure that we announce significant new scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and new transfer students who are majoring or minoring in art and design.

Several merit-based scholarship awards will be offered through a portfolio review application process.

The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2017. Please view the Portfolio Scholarship Brochure (PDF).

Music Scholarships

Students wishing to study as a music major or minor must audition for admission for standing as a music major or minor candidate into the Department of Music. Financial aid, music scholarships and talent awards are available and are renewable each year based on continued study and earned GPA. Music scholarships are also available to non-majors for ensemble participation based on playing and/or singing ability. Ensemble participation scholarships are open to all students regardless of major, but an audition is necessary.

For further information about admission or scholarships, please contact the Department of Music at 773-298-3421.

Athletic Scholarships

Students who are recruited to play a sport at Saint Xavier University may be eligible to receive scholarship money for participating on a NAIA eligible team. This scholarship is at the discretion of the SXU Athletic Department and the individual coaches for each team.