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 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.
Applicants must submit the online application, an essay in response to a specific prompt (listed below) and must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submission of a supplemental résumé is optional, but recommended. The scholarship deadline is February 15, 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 March 2, 2018 to complete an in-person interview with representatives from the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2018.
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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 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 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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.