Saint Louis University is committed to recognizing the academic achievement of incoming transfer students through a number of merit-based scholarships. To be considered for these awards, the student must be admitted to the University as a traditional full-time undergraduate, be seeking his or her first bachelor's degree, be attending SLU for the first time and meet the specific scholarship program criteria. Computed cumulative grade point average at the time of application is used in determining eligibility.
To be considered for University scholarships, the completed Application for Transfer Admission, including all required transcripts, must be submitted by the appropriate priority deadline. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be given scholarship consideration based on availability of funds.
Eligible transfer students may be awarded one of the following:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (minimum total value: $13,000 per year)
Competitive scholarship available to both transfer and freshmen applicants. Minimum GPA required is 3.0. Separate application required. Not a stackable award, this would replace and upgrade a student's Jesuit Transfer Scholarship. More information is available on the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship page.
Jesuit Transfer Scholarship -- $10,000 - $14,000 per year
Tiered scholarship may be awarded to students who present the following cumulative GPA in previous college coursework: 3.0 - 3.19 GPA receives $10,000, 3.2 - 3.49 GPA receives $12,000, 3.5 - 4.0 GPA receives $14,000. Renewable over a maximum of six semesters.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship -- $1,000 per year (stackable)
May be awarded to students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in previous college coursework, have at least 60 transferable college credit hours (or an associate's degree) and whose Phi Theta Kappa adviser confirms his or her good standing in a letter to the Office of Admission. Renewable over a maximum of six semesters and may be combined with other scholarships awarded by the University.
John Paul Fechter Service Scholarship -- $10,000 per year
May be awarded to students who have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in previous college coursework, have at least 60 transferable college credit hours and who demonstrate significant involvement in community service. Renewable over a maximum of four semesters and requires 40 hours of service per semester.
A separate application and submission of a listing of service activities is required for consideration for the Fechter Scholarship.
Billiken, Ignatian, University, Deans' or Vice Presidents' Scholarships -- $3,000 - $18,000 per year
Transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit (not including college credit earned during high school) may, at the discretion of the University, be given consideration for one of its freshman merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are renewable over a maximum of seven semesters for eligible transfer students.