Scholarships and Financial Aid

Thanks to generous donations from alumni, corporations and friends of Saint Louis University and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, our undergraduate students can apply for scholarships ranging from $250 to full tuition.

Students with a GPA in good standing with Saint Louis University and majoring in an engineering or aviation program are qualified to apply for our available scholarships.

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We also encourage students to explore additional engineering and aviation scholarship opportunities that are available through professional organizations and businesses.

Parks College General Application

Students interested in receiving a scholarship from Parks College should complete the general application found in the Scholarship Suite on myslu. Questions on this scholarship application apply to all of the scholarships listed below.

Several scholarships have additional essays. Click on each scholarship to complete the application. Others have no other requirements and you will be automatically put in the pool to be considered for the scholarship if you meet the requirements. These scholarships will be marked with “auto-match” on this page and there is no need to click them.

Adele Dunne Civil Engineering Scholarship

Thomas P. Dunne Sr., in honor of his mother, created a scholarship to benefit a student pursuing a degree in civil engineering. Preference is given to a female sophomore, junior or senior.

Number of awards: One
Award amount: $3,500
Application type: Auto-match

Derenski Family Scholarship

This scholarship supports an undergraduate student in the aviation science program at Parks College with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is considered. Preference will be given to a member of the SLU NCAA swimming team.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $3,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Donald and Nora Manahan Scholarship and Research Fund

This scholarship provides financial assistance to junior, senior or graduate students pursuing a degree in engineering or technology at Parks College, fostering an environment of interdisciplinary teamwork through the support of student projects and collaborative student-faculty research. Applicants must be in an engineering major with a 3.3 minimum GPA. No FAFSA is required as financial need is not a consideration. An essay on leadership and participation in student and professional organizations is required. This scholarship can pay for tuition, room and board, meal plans, fees or books. This scholarship can also pay for graduate-level research projects. In addition to the leadership essay, graduate students can choose to submit a research plan to be considered for an award. U.S. and international students qualify for this scholarship.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $9,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Dr. Cecil Thomas Biomedical Engineering Scholarship

Eligible applicants are sophomores, juniors or seniors and majoring in biomedical engineering. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be a champion of diversity and have made an impact on society beyond the classroom. Preference will be given to students who are considered underrepresented in engineering.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Fabick CAT Aviation Science Scholarship

Eligible applicants are enrolled in the aviation science program with a preference for flight students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and show financial need. This scholarship is renewable with reapplication and can cover flight fees as well as tuition.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $3,500
Application type: Auto-match

Fred Weber Inc. Civil Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship benefits two undergraduate students pursuing a degree in civil engineering. This scholarship is to be awarded evenly between one female and one male student per academic year.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match

Gerald E. Dreifke Engineering Scholarship

Gerald E. Dreifke was the former head of the electrical engineering department at the Institute of Technology until the school’s closure in 1971. This scholarship is available to all full-time undergraduate engineering students with at least 12 SLU credit hours who have a minimum GPA of 2.8. This scholarship is available to U.S. and international students.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $4,500
Application type: Auto-match

Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) Scholarship

This scholarship benefits a U.S. citizen who is studying flight science or aviation management. Students may be undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have a FAFSA on file with the Student Financial Services office. Graduate students must be majoring in advanced pilot qualifications, flight operations management or safety management systems. Applicants must submit an essay on their interest in an aviation career. Recipients are asked to attend an awards luncheon at the June golf tournament to acknowledge the gift.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Institute of Technology Civil Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are studying engineering. The student must have filed his or her FAFSA with Student Financial Services, be in good standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to civil engineering students showing financial need.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $3,000
Application type: Auto-match

James Sebesta S.J. Flight Fee Scholarship

James Sebesta, S.J., started flying when he was 14. He entered the priesthood in 1958 and joined Saint Louis University and Parks College in 1994. In 2012, he chose to use the proceeds from the sale of his airplane to provide a scholarship to help students become pilots. Qualified applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in the flight science program.

Number of awards: 1
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Auto-match

John O’Neill Lab Fee Scholarship

All undergraduate students studying electrical engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0 qualify for this scholarship. Preference will be given for financial need. This scholarship can pay for lab and technology fees.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match

John R. Manzo Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship

All U.S. and international students majoring in electrical or computer engineering qualify. Students must have a minimum of 60 credit hours and may be transfer students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay demonstrating technology leadership.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Keavy Nenninger Flight Fee and Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship supports students studying aviation science or aerospace engineering. Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior in the fall. GPA is not a consideration but applicant must not be on academic probation. A statement describing financial need is required, as well as a statement describing the student's ability to imbue others to live a full and free life.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $3,500
Application type: Additional application materials required

Parks College Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available to full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors. Students must have completed their previous year at Parks College and have a FAFSA on record with Student Financial Services. Students must be active in a student, professional or community organization. Preference will be given to relatives of Parks College alumni.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $3,500
Application type: Auto-match

Parks College Book Fund

This fund was established to help Parks College students with the cost of purchasing or renting books for classes. The dean’s office will provide the recipients with the award check at the beginning of the fall semester. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student in the fall and have a FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services.

Number of awards: Four
Award amount each: $250
Application type: Auto-match

Parks College Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. and international graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 ho have already applied for aid through Student Financial Services. Students must submit a CV, letter of recommendation and an essay or their research topic. Scholarships are available for renewal with reapplication.

Number of awards: Three
Award amount each: Varies (minimum of $10,000)
Application type: Additional application materials required

Parks Military and Veteran Scholarship

All U.S. military and veterans studying for an undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Freshmen will be given preference.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $1,500
Application type: Additional application materials required

Patrick P. Lee Foundation Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum at Parks College with a minimum 2.8 GPA. They must be juniors or seniors in the fall semester in order to qualify for this scholarship. Students must have no issues with the University's Office of Student Responsibility. The essay for this scholarship is “Why I Choose to be an Engineer.” The recipient is expected to provide a picture and thank-you note in the fall and a self-appraisal at the end of the scholarship year, as well as any other special requests made by the stewardship office.


This award can cover tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies (excluding computers but including computer programs).

Number of awards: 10
Award amount each: $20,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Peter and Barbara Jackalus Scholarship

This scholarship is for all students at Parks College with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate a financial need. All undergraduates with at least 15 SLU credit hours and graduate students may apply. Special consideration will be given to students with extenuating financial circumstances.

Number of awards: Five
Award amount each: $6,000
Application type: Auto-match

Richard C. Gould Scholarship

For junior and senior students from the greater St. Louis area enrolled in an aviation program at Parks College. Financial need is considered. Minimum GPA is 3.0. This scholarship can apply to tuition and flight fees.

Number of awards: Three
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Roland Quest Memorial Fund

This scholarship was created from a bequest to support Parks College students based on merit. This scholarship is available to all U.S. and international students with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Student must be a sophomore, junior or senior.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Auto-match

Thomas C. Dunne Civil Engineering Scholarship

Thomas P. Dunne Sr., in honor of his father, established this named endowed scholarship to benefit a student pursuing a degree in civil engineering. Qualified applicants may be either U.S. citizens or international students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should be a sophomore, junior or senior in the fall.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,500
Application type: Auto-match

Thomas P. Dunne Sr., Civil Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. or international students studying civil engineering. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be a sophomore, junior or senior in the fall.

Fred Weber, Inc., established an endowed scholarship to honor the leadership and commitment of Thomas P. Dunne Sr. Dunne joined Fred Weber as a field engineer and has served as chairman and CEO since 1986. During Dunne’s tenure, Fred Weber has earned numerous recognitions, played a vital role in some of St. Louis’ most significant construction projects and become an integral part of the community.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match

Women in Aviation Scholarship

This is for a female freshman student who has a minimum 3.5 GPA and is attending Parks College for an aviation degree.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $2,500
Application type: Auto-match

 

Parks College Leadership and Involvement Application

Several donors require applicants to show their leadership and extracurricular involvement in order to qualify for their scholarship. This application will auto-apply students to the pool of qualified applicants for scholarships that require this essay.

BSI Constructors/Joseph F. Shaughnessy (Parks ‘57) Term Scholarship

This scholarship is to support the civil engineering program and is open only to U.S. citizens. Students should be a sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher. This scholarship requires an essay on leadership and participation in student and professional organizations.

It should not be used to complete 100 percent of tuition costs, so should not go to students who already receive the presidential or provost scholarships from SLU financial aid. Students eligible for tuition remission are not eligible for this scholarship.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $3,375
Application type: Auto-match

Dr. Bellur L. Nagabhushan Undergraduate Scholarship in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

The family of Dr. Bellur Nagabhushan established this scholarship to assist a junior or senior student in the aerospace and mechanical engineering department. An essay on leadership is required with the resume and letter of recommendation.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match

Frank and Bernice Magiera Scholarship

Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior n an engineering program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate a history of leadership activities and involvement in student or professional organizations.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $4,000
Application type: Auto-match

Jack R. and Mary D. Weber Undergraduate Scholarship

All undergraduate students at with a minimum GPA of 2.5 qualify for this scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate leadership and involvement in activities in student or professional organizations.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match

James L. Cronin Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Students enrolled in an engineering program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 qualify for this scholarship. Students must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to civil engineering students. An essay on leadership is required with the resume and letter of recommendation.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Auto-match

John and Mary Ann Capellupo Scholarship

John and Mary Ann Capellupo (IT’56) established this scholarship to help U.S. students pursuing a degree at Parks College who are also active members of Saint Louis University’s NCAA Division 1 athletics program. This scholarship will help promote the development of the mind and body, a healthy balance that will serve students well as they prepare for careers in a dynamic and demanding global community. An essay on leadership is required with the resume and letter of recommendation. Preference will be given to students entering their junior year in the fall.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $3,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

Kwame Building Group Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support a transfer student from Harris-Stowe State University who wishes to further his or her education at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. The student must have a FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services at SLU and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable with reapplication.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Additional application materials

Malcolm and Elizabeth Jacobs Scholarship

This scholarship was created to benefit a senior or graduate-level student. The applicant may be a U.S. or international student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. An essay on leadership is required with the resume and letter of recommendation.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $3,000
Application type: Auto-match

Mark George Bouckaert Memorial Scholarship

George and Phyllis Bouckaert established this scholarship in honor of their son to benefit a Parks College student. Applicants should be seniors in an engineering program. Financial need and GPA are not a consideration for this scholarship. An essay on leadership is required with the resume and letter of recommendation. Preference will be given to students in mechanical, electrical or biomedical engineering majors.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $3,000
Application type: Auto-match

Royal Bondie Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

This scholarship was established by the family of Royal Bondie Jr., a longtime professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Parks College, to support students in the majors he taught. This scholarship is available to U.S. and international students in the aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering programs. Student must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a 2.8 minimum GPA. Applicants should submit an essay describing their leadership and participation at Parks College.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Auto-match

Tom and Carol Swiercinsky Scholarship for Working Students

With the cost of education rising, some students do not have the family support to achieve their educational goals and dreams. These students are consistently searching for ways to work, support themselves and pay their tuition, fees and books. If they cannot achieve this, their grades often suffer. Therefore, without assistance, they usually attain a few years of college but then eventually drop out due to lack of funding. This scholarship seeks to alleviate some of that financial burden.

Number of awards: Two
Award amount each: $5,000
Application type: Additional application materials required

William D. Houska, Sr. Endowed Scholarship 

Jan Houska created this scholarship in memory of her husband to benefit a student studying aviation. Applicants can be U.S. or international students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in the fall. This scholarship requires an essay on leadership and participation in student and professional organizations.

Number of awards: One
Award amount each: $2,000
Application type: Auto-match