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!
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 official transcripts on file with at least a 3.9 cumulative high school GPA and official test scores on file with a 29 composite ACT super-score (or SAT equivalent) to apply. Cardinal Newman scholars are required to live on campus for all four years, maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA, and complete 32 hours of community service each semester. This scholarship is renewable for 8 consecutive semesters to students who enroll full time each semester, replaces any previously-awarded Newman scholarships and does not cover required fees or room and board.
Applicants must submit the online application, a supplemental résumé, an essay in response to a specific prompt (listed below), and must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The final deadline for this scholarship is December 1, 2018 and all scholarship documents including the FAFSA must be submitted by this date in order for a student's application to be considered. Applicants will be required to attend an interview day on December 7, 2018 to complete an in-person interview with representatives from the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by December 14, 2018.
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Newman Academic Scholarships
Newman academic scholarships range in value starting at $11,000/year and the amounts awarded depend on a holistic review of the academic achievement of each student. These awards are renewable for 8 consecutive semesters to students who maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and enroll full time each semester. 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 replaces a student's previously-awarded academic scholarship and is awarded to students with a demonstrated commitment to community service, renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters. Applicants must have official transcripts on file with at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA to apply. ASC Community Leader Scholarship recipients are required to participate in one semester-long service/leadership class each year and complete 45 hours of community service per semester during their time at Newman, in addition to maintaining a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Required application and supporting components must be completed online and include an application, service/leadership résumé and one recommendation, in addition to an interview. The online recommendation form will be sent to the email address of the reference provided on your application, to be submitted separately. Applicants must be admitted to the university before an interview can be scheduled. The final application deadine for the ASC program is December 1, 2018. The application and all supplemental documents must be submitted by this date.
This scholarship is awarded to students who apply for and gain acceptance into Newman's Honors Program. Applicants should have official transcripts on file with a minimum 3.7 cumulative high school GPA and official test scores on file with a composite 25 ACT super-score to apply.
Required application and supporting materials must be completed online and include an online application, essay (and optional résumé), and recommendation. The online recommendation form will be sent to the email address of the reference provided on your application, to be submitted separately. This award is renewable for 8 consecutive semesters to students who maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and enroll full time each semester. The final deadline for this program and scholarship is December 1, 2018 and all supplemental scholarship documents must be submitted by this date in order for a student's application to be considered. Select applications may be accepted after this deadline, as space allows.
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. Please visit the Newman University athletic website to view coach contact information for each program.
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 $11,000-$15,000, replacing any previously-awarded academic scholarship, and are renewable for 8 consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA, continues to major in Art or Theatre, and continues to enroll as a full time student. Before scheduling your audition or portfolio review, please apply to Newman University and gain acceptance. Upon acceptance, please contact your admissions counselor or the Art Director or Theatre Director.
Music offers are stackable scholarships valued up to $2,000 annually and based on auditions 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.
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.