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Freshman Scholarships

Newman University offers a wide variety of scholarship options available to first-time students. Some scholarships listed below may be combined with others.  Please contact your assigned Admissions Counselor for more information!

Have questions about any of these scholarships?  Need more information?  Please contact the Office of Admissions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (316) 942-4242.

St. John Henry Newman Scholarship

Full tuition

The St. John Henry Newman Scholarship is the most exclusive Newman University award, given each year to a limited number of high-achieving students. This scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) to students who enroll full time each semester and fulfill the program requirements, replaces any previously-awarded Newman scholarships, and does not cover required student fees or room and board.

Eligibility:

  • Cumulative 3.9 GPA+
  • Superscored 29 ACT+ OR superscored 1330 SAT+
  • Completed application for admission & acceptance
  • Completed scholarship application

Requirements:

  • Live on campus all four years
  • Complete 32 hours of community service each semester
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.4 GPA
  • Enroll full time each semester

Eligible students must complete the online application which includes the submission of a personal résumé, a picture, two professional or academic references, and a 30-60 second video answering the question, "Why do YOU want to attend Newman University?". Interested students must apply and be accepted to Newman University in addition to completing the scholarship application and supporting materials by the final deadline to be given full consideration. Applicants will be required to interview on Friday, December 4, 2020 (in-person or virtual) with representatives from the selection committee and complete a timed essay on a given topic.

APPLY FOR THE ST. NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The FINAL DEADLINE to apply for this scholarship for Fall 2021 is 11:59 PM (CST) on December 1, 2020.


Newman Academic Scholarships

$12,000+

Newman Academic Scholarships start at $12,000 and the amount awarded depends on a holistic review of the academic achievements of each applicant.  As of October 2019, Newman University is officially test optional!  First-time students must have either a 2.25 GPA or a 21 ACT (super score) to be automatically admitted with a Newman Academic Scholarship.  The scholarship amount is dependent on whichever data point gains the applicant a higher amount.  For example, a student with a 3.9 GPA and a 25 ACT would receive $16,000 per year.  A student with a 2.25 GPA and a 28 ACT would receive $15,000 per year.

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This award is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) to students who maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA and enroll full time each semester. Students are automatically considered for Newman Academic Scholarships at the time their application is reviewed and are notified of any scholarship awarded in their letter of acceptance.

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ASC Community Leader Scholarship

$17,500

The ASC Community Leader Scholarship is a program designed to enhance the servant leadership skills of students who demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement, community service, and leadership.  Named for and sponsored by the founders of Newman University, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ or "ASC" sisters, this scholarship award is valued at $17,500 per year, is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) to students who enroll full time and continue to fulfill the program requirement, and replaces any previously-awarded Newman Academic Scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA+
  • Significant community service, leadership, or civic engagement experience
  • Completed application for admission & acceptance
  • Completed scholarship application

Requirements:

  • Complete 45 hours of community service each semester
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Participate in one semester-long service/leadership class each year
  • Enroll full time each semester

Eligible students must complete the online application which includes the submission of a personal résumé, a picture, two professional or academic references, and a 30-60 second video answering the question, "Why do YOU want to attend Newman University?". Interested students must apply and be accepted to Newman University in addition to completing the scholarship application and supporting materials by the final deadline to be given full consideration. Applicants will be required to interview on Friday, December 4, 2020 (in-person or virtual) with representatives from the selection committee.

APPLY FOR THE ASC SCHOLARSHIP

The FINAL DEADLINE to apply for this scholarship for Fall 2021 is 11:59 PM (CST) on December 1, 2020.


Honors Program Scholarship

$1,000

Newman University's Honors Program strives to enable high-achieving students to meet their full academic potential. The program challenges students in the classroom, provides co-curricular opportunities to stimulate intellectual growth, and nurtures a community which embraces the importance and relevance of academic pursuits.

For students who apply for and gain acceptance into Newman University's prestigious Honors Program, a $1,000 per year scholarship is available. This award is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) to students who enroll full time, continue to fulfill the program requirements, and may be combined with other awards (some limitations apply).

Eligibility:

  • Cumulative 3.7 GPA+
  • Superscored 25 ACT+ OR superscored 1200 SAT+
  • Completed application for admission & acceptance
  • Completed program/scholarship application

Requirements:

Eligible students must complete the online application which includes the submission of a personal résumé, a picture, two professional or academic references, and a 30-60 second video answering the question, "Why do YOU want to attend Newman University?". Interested students must apply and be accepted to Newman University in addition to completing the scholarship application and supporting materials by the final deadline to be given full consideration.

For more details regarding the Honors Program, please contact the Honors Program Director, Dr. Kelly McFall, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (316) 942-4291 ext 2325.

APPLY FOR THE HONORS PROGRAM

The FINAL DEADLINE to apply for this scholarship for Fall 2021 is 11:59 PM (CST) on December 1, 2020.


Athletic Scholarships

Varies

Athletic Scholarships are awarded by individual team coaches, may be stacked with other merit awards, and are renewable as long as the student-athlete continues to participate in their sport. Please visit the athletic website to view coach contact information for each program!  If you are interested in being recruited for one of our sixteen varsity, NCAA Div. II athletic programs in the MIAA conference, we highly recommend contacting a coach to arrange an official campus visit.


Art, Theatre, & Choral Music Scholarships

Varies

First-time students applying as Art or Theatre majors qualify to receive and Art or Theatre scholarship based on academic criteria as well as an audition for Theatre or a portfolio review for Art. Art and Theatre Scholarships start at $12,000, replace any previously-awarded Newman Academic Scholarship, and are renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) as long as the student continues to major in Art or Theatre as a full-time student with at least a cumulative 2.25 GPA. Before scheduling your audition or portfolio review, please apply and gain acceptance to Newman University. Upon acceptance, please contact your assigned Admissions Counselor and the Art Department or Theatre Department.

Choral Music offers may be combined with other scholarships (some limitations apply) and is valued at up to $2,000, are renewable for eight consecutive semesters (half in Fall/half in Spring) as long as the student continues to participate in the Choral Music program, and is based on an audition for students interested in participating in Choral Music as a minor program. To set up an audition for Choral Music, please contact your assigned Admissions Counselor and the Music Department


Family Grant

10% Tuition Discount

Newman offers a 10% tuition discount for each student with immediate, dependent family members of the same household who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students at Newman University 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!

Family Discount Application 2020-21

Family Discount Application 2021-22