Newman University offers a wide variety of scholarship options available to first-year students. Some scholarships listed below may be stackable with others, and some may not. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
Select scholarships require students to perform and log service hours.
Cardinal Newman Scholarship
The Cardinal Newman Scholarship is the most exclusive Newman University award which is given to a limited number of high-achieving students each year. Applicants must have at least a 3.9 cumulative high school GPA and a 29 composite ACT score to apply. The Cardinal Newman Scholarship replaces any previously awarded Newman Academic Scholarship. Cardinal Newman scholars are required to live on campus for all four years at Newman and complete 32 hours of community service each semester. This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters, replaces any previously awarded Newman scholarships and does not cover required fees or room and board.
Cardinal Newman Scholarship applicants for 2017 must submit an application via the link below, an essay in response to the following prompt, and must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017 and all scholarship documents including the FAFSA must be submitted by this date in order for a student's application to be considered. All applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2017.
Newman Academic Scholarships
Newman academic scholarships range in value starting at $10,000/year and the amounts awarded depend on a holistic review of the academic achievement of each student. These awards are renewable for 8 semesters. Students are automatically considered for Newman academic scholarships at the time their application is reviewed, and students will be notified of any scholarships awarded in their letter of acceptance.
ASC Community Leader Scholarship
The ASC Community Leader Scholarship is awarded to students with a demonstrated commitment to community service and is renewable for up to 8 semesters. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA to apply. ASC Community Leader Scholarship recipients are required to participate in one service/leadership class each year and complete 45 hours of community service per semester during their time at Newman.
Required application and supporting components must be completed online and include an application, service/leadership resume and one recommendation. The online recommendation form will be sent to the email address of the reference provided on your application, to be submitted separately.
The ASC Scholarship application for fall 2018 freshman applicants will open later this summer. Please check back here for a link to apply and for more information about the interview process!
Awarded to students who apply for and gain acceptance into Newman's Honors Program. Applicants should have a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and a composite 27 ACT score to apply.
Required application and supporting materials must be completed online and include an application, essay and recommendation. The online recommendation form will be sent to the email address of the reference provided on your application, to be submitted separately.
Applications for the Honors Program for fall 2018 freshman applicants will be available later this fall. Check back here for more information and to apply!
Athletic scholarships are awarded by individual team coaches. Athletic scholarships can be stacked with Newman Scholarships and are renewable as long as the student-athlete continues to participate in their sport.
Earn scholarships from Newman University for each of your achievements during 9th-12th grade.
Art, Theatre and Music Scholarships
Students entering Newman’s Art and Theatre programs as Art or Theatre majors qualify to receive Art/Theatre scholarships based on academic criteria as well as an audition for theatre or a portfolio review for art. Art and Theatre Scholarships range in value from $10,000-$14,000 and are renewable for 8 semesters as long as the student continues to major in Art or Theatre. To schedule your audition or portfolio review, please complete the application form below. We also strongly recommend that students applying to Art or Theatre submit 1 or more letters of recommendation in support of their application.
Music offers stackable scholarships valued up to $2,000 annually and based on audition for students interested in participating in Music as a minor. To set up an audition for Music, please contact your admissions counselor or the Music Program Director.
Lambda Iota Tau (LIT) Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was created by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and former English department faculty at Newman for declared English majors. Informally known as the "turkey leg" scholarship, the LIT scholarship was funded for more than 20 years by the sale of turkey legs at the annual Renaissance Festival formerly hosted on Newman's campus!
Applicants must be incoming freshmen with a declared English major and a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA to apply. In addition to the scholarship application, applicants must also submit a writing sample, an essay response to a prompt found in the link below, apply for financial aid via the FAFSA, and may also submit an optional but recommended resume. This award is a one-time one-year scholarship, though recipients may re-apply annually.
The application and supplemental materials must be submitted by February 15, 2017 for full consideration. Applications received after February 15 will be considered as space allows. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, financial need and quality of supplemental materials.
10% tuition discount
Newman offers a 10% tuition discount for each student with immediate family members of the same household who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in the traditional, flat-rate tuition plan during the same academic term(s). The 10% reduction is applied after all institutional aid has been deducted. Stacking rules do apply to this scholarship.