Scholarship and Grants

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Scholarship and grant information for the 2014-15 academic year 

Maximize your potential to receive additional renewable funding for quality education at Newman University. In order to receive any institutional Newman scholarships or grants you must be a full-time flat-rate student.  Priority Deadline for FA file completion: March 1st

Freshman and Transfer Merit Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships available to incoming freshmen students.

Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Named after John Henry Cardinal Newman, this scholarship is the top academic award offered at Newman. The scholarship amount for 2013-14 is $20,700 annually (82,800+ over four years).

Requirements

  • Application Completion Deadline: Feb. 1
  • 4.0+ HS GPA
  • 30+ ACT (or equivalent SAT)
  • Must complete 64 community service hours annually
  • Must maintain 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • Must live on campus
  • Attend Scholarship Weekend (Fri. Feb 28- Sat. March 1)
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman only
  • Students, who are not chosen to receive the Cardinal Newman Scholarship at the Scholarship Weekend, will receive the Monsignor McNeill Scholarship. Please see below.

National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship is awarded to those students who have been recognized as a National Merit Finalists. The scholarship amount for 2013-14 is $20.700 annually ($82,800+ over four years) plus $2,000 annually ($8,000 over four years) in housing grant.

Requirements

  • Must have taken the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT) in their junior year and met the designated score.

Monsignor McNeill Scholarship

The Monsignor McNeill Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement. This award is $15,000 annually ($60,000 over four years).

Requirements

  • 4.0+ HS GPA
  • 30+ ACT (or equivalent SAT)
  • Must complete 64 community service hours annually
  • Must maintain 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman only

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship recognizes high academic achievement. This award is $12,000 annually ($48,000 over four years).

Requirements

  • 3.8-3.9 HS GPA
  • 28-29 ACT (or equivalent SAT)
  • Must complete 64 community service hours annually
  • Must maintain 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman

Board of Trustees Scholarship

The Board of Trustees Scholarship is $10,000 annually ($40,000 over 4 years).

Requirements

  • 3.3-3.79 HS GPA
  • 23-27 ACT (or equivalent SAT)
  • Must maintain 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman

Newman Award

The Newman Award is $7,000 annually ($28,000 over four years).

Requirements

  • 2.5-3.29 HS GPA
  • 18-22 ACT (or equivalent SAT)
  • Must maintain full-time status and Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman

ASC Community Leader Scholarship

In keeping with the mission of Newman University and the mission of our founders the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), this scholarship program acknowledges community service. Students selected as ASC Community Leader Scholars will participate in leadership and service classes as well as providing community service. The scholarship is $3,000 annually ($12,000 over four years).

ASC Community Leader Scholarship

Requirements

  • 3.0+ cumulative HS GPA
  • Outstanding community service
  • Program application deadline of Jan. 15
  • Interview required
  • 90 hrs community service annually
  • 4 years of service classes
  • Available to first-time full-time freshman

Athletics

Athletic scholarships are given to students involved in varsity athletics who meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Amounts of the scholarships are varied and are at the discretion of coaches.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Scholarships are given to students who are involved in Newman University Fine Arts programs, Amounts of the scholarships are varied and are at the discretion of the program directors.

Requirements

  • Program Acceptance & Participation
  • Portfolio Review and/or Audition

De Mattias Grant (Need-Based)

Newman University offers need-based grants to those who qualify.

Newman University Housing Grants

The housing grant is available to students interested in on-campus housing. The grant award is up to $2,000 annually. Eligible for those students receiving the De Mattias Grant.

Requirements

  • Students must live in NU residence halls
  • Students must file FAFSA
  • Students must demonstrate additional unmet need

AVID Future Teachers Scholarship

The AVID Future Teachers Scholarship program is designed to assist those former AVID students who would like to pursue a career in teaching. Newman University is committed to helping students to transform society. The AVID Future Teachers Scholarship helps the Wichita Public Schools develop future teachers while they gain valuable experience tutoring AVIDstudents through our the academic year.

Requirements

To be eligible for the AVID Future Teachers Scholarship Program, students must:

  • Be Admitted to Newman University
  • Be a current or past AVID student
  • Complete the AVID Future Teachers Scholarship Application or the Wichita Public Schools Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship Application form
  • Have a HS GPA or 2.75 or higher or Cumulative College GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Provide Two (2) Recommendations (One must be from a School Official)
  • Complete Interview process

Additional Freshman Scholarships

Below you will find the detailed information and applications for the following scholarships:
Alumni Grant
Maria De Mattias Scholarship
Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship
Wah-leeta Steckline Scholarship
Gerber Institute Annual Scholarship Application Form

Youth Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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Youth Entrepreneurs is a year-long class that teaches business and entrepreneurial education to high school students, providing experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society. Newman University will offer up to two scholarships of $3000 each to eligible students as determined by the following guidelines:

  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled full time at Newman.
  • No recipient will be excluded from consideration based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a veteran or disability.
  • Recipients must be graduates of the YE program.
  • Scholarships may not exceed full tuition when combined with other eligible Newman scholarships.
  • Scholarships are contingent upon available funds from Newman.
  • The scholarship office at Newman will administer the scholarship(s) and make the award(s).
  • Recipients will receive an official award letter from Newman.
  • Available to incoming and returning students.
  • The scholarship(s) will not be automatically renewed, but students are welcome to reapply.