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Accelerating Opportunity

Investing in Scholarships

A degree from Saint Louis University opens doors and changes lives.

It’s also expensive. But providing capable students with access to that life-changing education and experience, regardless of their financial circumstances, is an essential part of our Jesuit identity. We are committed to making SLU a possibility for as many students as we can.

Scholarships bring all the benefits of a SLU education within reach. In a marketplace as competitive as higher education, they also help us attract the best students to our campus, elevating the SLU experience even more. Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University will expand our ability to provide access to SLU’s world-class education for accomplished students from all socio-economic backgrounds.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. An investment in them is an investment in our shared future.

Learn more about our focus on scholarships in the video below.

The Campaign in Action: Scholarships

Rudi Roeslein stands in a field of waist-high grasses.

The Rudi Roeslein Scholarship will benefit students from St. Louis high schools.

Medical students and School of Medicine administrators pose in a group at a scholarship awards ceremony.

Two second-year medical students have been recognized for their dedication to helping minority medical students thrive at SLU. 

DuBourg Hall seen through the SLU arch on the east side of Grand Blvd.

Saint Louis University has been recognized as one of the nation’s best values in higher education by U.S. News & World Report.

One of SLU's Jesuit faculty talks with a group of SLU students near the clock tower on the north campus.

The University is among the top-10 Catholic colleges in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 college rankings.

aerial shot of SLU's north campus, looking west

The Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges names the colleges that receive high return on investment ratings.

SLU graduate student Aliscia Payne

A new partnership between SLU and St. Louis Public Schools offers 10 full-tuition scholarships to students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.

SLU mascot The Billiken

Due in part to students' low debt burdens, SLU ranks No. 8 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2021 list of the top 10 colleges in big Midwestern cities.

SLU students in conversation at Grand Hall

The new scholarship program is designed to support low-income, first-generation SLU students from historically underrepresented minority populations, many of whom start college but do not complete their degrees.

SLU Trustee Winston Chan

 The generous gift creates the Biondi Chan Scholars Fund, which will support students from rural areas of China who require financial assistance to study at SLU.

Aerial image of SLU's North Campus

U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking affirms again that SLU students get a first-class education at an affordable cost, noting that 98%  of SLU’s need-based financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid.

DuBourg Hall

Saint Louis University is among the top 9.4% of colleges in the nation for awarding student financial aid.

Meachum Scholarship recipients and donors

Duane Moore, M.D., and Katrina Thompson Moore, Ph.D., have established a new scholarship to honor the achievements of a pioneering African-American St. Louis leader and to help medical students.

Albert Stewart

A $1.5 million gift from Albert Stewart (A&S '51) established a scholarship that means opportunity for more than 60 SLU students.