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Scholarships
 

Aquinas College Scholarships

 
Spectrum Scholarship Program Service Scholarships Scholarship Competition
Fostering Success Scholarships Athletic Scholarships Out-of-State Grant
Leadership Scholarships
Alumni Scholarships Transfer Scholarships/Grants
Academic Scholarships    
 
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Departmental Scholarships
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Additional Financial Aid Information
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Spectrum Scholarship Program:

Aquinas College has an innovative scholarship program, for incoming traditional-aged undergraduates, called the "Spectrum Scholarship Program." This program singles out worthy students and honors them for their academic and leadership achievements. The following scholarships are merit-based and recognize an array of students who have excelled in academics, leadership, athletics or community service. Aquinas recognizes these exceptional students with awards which range up to full tuition. With the exception of the competition scholarships, there are no minimum or maximum number of institutional scholarships awarded. For example, all accepted applicants meeting the criteria for an Academic Leadership award will receive the scholarship NOT only the first 100 or 500 etc..
 
Spectrum Scholarship Competition Scholarships:
By Invitation Only. Saturday, February 7, 2015. >>Additional Competition Information
 
We’re awarding 125 scholarships to the best and brightest applicants at our annual Spectrum Scholarship Competition.
 
Jerome C. Byrne Full-Tuition and Room Scholarship:
Each year the top performer in our annual Spectrum Scholarship Competition for incoming freshmen will receive this full-tuition award and room scholarship. This award may be renewed for four years provided the student maintains a 3.7 grade point average at Aquinas. Candidates for this award must meet requirements for the Monsignor Bukowski and/or Academic Leadership awards and are required to attend an on-campus competition to be held during their senior year. Recipients of the Jerome C. Byrne award are automatically admitted into our Insignis Honors Program.
 
John E. Veneklasen Full-Tuition Scholarship:
Each year one outstanding incoming freshman will receive this full-tuition scholarship. This award may be renewed for four years provided the student maintains a minimum 3.5 grade point average each year at Aquinas. Candidates for this award must meet requirements for the Monsignor Bukowski and/or Academic Leadership awards and are required to attend an on-campus competition during their senior year and be one of the top five performers. Recipients of the John E Veneklassen award are automatically admitted into our Insignis Honors Program.
 
R. Paul Nelson Full-Tuition Scholarships (3):
Each year three excellent incoming freshmen will be designated R. Paul Nelson Full-Tuition Scholars. These students will have had superior high school grades and test scores and are chosen after the Spectrum Scholarship Competition held in the spring of each year. Recipients will receive a full-tuition scholarship, and this scholarship is renewable for four years provided the student maintains a 3.5 grade point average at Aquinas.
 
St. Catherine Scholarships (10):
Each year ten outstanding incoming freshmen will receive this award. This award is valued at $2,000 annually and is renewable for four years provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average each year at Aquinas. Candidates for this award must meet requirements for the Monsignor Bukowski and/or Academic Leadership awards and are required to attend an on-campus competition during their senior year. Candidates must place between sixth and fifteenth in the competition.
 
St. Anselm Scholarships (15):
Each year fifteen outstanding incoming freshmen will receive this award. This award is valued at $1000 annually and is renewable for four years provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average each year at Aquinas. Candidates for this award must meet requirements for the Monsignor Bukowski and/or Academic Leadership awards and are required to attend an on-campus competition during their senior year. Candidates must place between sixteenth and thirtieth in the competition.
 
St. Albertus Magnus Scholarships (95)
Each year ninety-five outstanding incoming freshmen will receive this award. This award
is valued at $500 annually and is renewable for four years of study provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 grade
point average each year at Aquinas. Candidates for this scholarship must meet requirements for the Monsignor Bukowski and/or
Academic Leadership awards (valued at $14,000 - $16,000) and are required to attend an on-campus competition
during their senior year. Candidates must place between 31st and 125th in the competition.

Academic Scholarships:

Valedictorian / National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship:
A $1,000 merit scholarship for high school valedictorians and/or National Merit Semifinalist.  >>Learn More
 
Academic Leadership Scholarships:
Outstanding freshmen who meet the criteria for both the Monsignor Bukowski Honor Scholarship and the Presidential Leadership Scholarship will be considered for the Academic Leadership Scholarship. Academic Leaders are exceptional students in both academics and in leadership qualities and are honored with this prestigious award. This scholarship is awarded for $14,000 - $16,000 per year and is renewable for four years provided the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or better at Aquinas.
 
Monsignor Bukowski Honor Scholarships:
Freshmen whose high school grades are B+ or better with very good test scores will be considered for a Monsignor Bukowski Honor Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded for $14,000 - $16,000 per year and is renewable for four years provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average at Aquinas. To be considered for this scholarship, students should submit an application for admission, high school transcript, and test scores.
 

Leadership Scholarships:

Presidential Leadership Scholarships:
Freshmen who have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in their high school and community will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. This award ranges from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $14,000 and is renewable for four years provided the student maintains at least a 2.75 grade point average at Aquinas.
 

Out-of-State Grant:

St. Dominic Out-of-State Grant:
Freshmen coming from an out-of-state high school in the U.S. will be considered for this grant. This award is $2,000 and is renewable for up to five years of study provided the student maintains a minimum 2.5 grade point average or better each year at Aquinas. This award may be combined with other Spectrum Scholarships.
 

Service Scholarships:

St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships:
Freshmen qualifying for this scholarship will be chosen based on their grades, test scores, leadership ability, and potential for success at Aquinas. Awards range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum $14,000 and are renewable for four years of study provided the student maintains a minimum 2.5 grade point average each year at Aquinas.
 
Father Philip Hanley Scholarships:
Each year scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated through work in their church, a sense of social responsibility, voluntaryism, and sensitivity to issues of peace and justice in the world today. These students must have a high school grade point average of 2.7 or above to qualify. This award ranges from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $14,000 and is renewable for four years of study provided the student maintains a minimum 2.5 grade point average each year at Aquinas.
 

Athletic Scholarships:

Each year the athletic department awards a number of partial scholarships to individuals who excel in a particular sport. Recommendations are made by the coaches and approved by the athletic director. The awards are renewable as long as the student meets the criteria outlined in the Athletic Letter of Intent.
 

Alumni Scholarships:

Scholarships are awarded to full-time dependent students who are sons and daughters of Aquinas Alumni or parents who have earned a minimum of 60 credits at Aquinas College.
 

Transfer Scholarships:

Transfer Honors Scholarship:
Traditional age students transferring from a college with a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher may receive a $12,000 Transfer Honors Scholarship.  The awards are renewable each year, as long as the student maintains a GPA of 2.75 at Aquinas. The student is considered for the scholarship at the time of application to Aquinas College. This scholarship is only for traditional age students.
 
Transfer Scholarship:
Traditional age students transferring from a college with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 - 3.49 may receive a $10,000 Transfer Scholarship. The awards are renewable each year, as long as the student maintains a GPA of 2.75 at Aquinas. The student is considered for the scholarship at the time of application to Aquinas College. This scholarship is only for traditional age students.
 
Transfer Grant:
Traditional age students transferring from a college with a cumulative college GPA of 2.70 - 2.99 may receive a $7,000 Transfer Grant. The awards are renewable each year, as long as the student maintains a GPA of 2.5 at Aquinas. The student is considered for the scholarship at the time of application to Aquinas College. This scholarship is only for traditional age students.
 
International Student Scholarships:
Each year the Coordinator of International Recruitment recommends high-quality foreign students for academic scholarships. Renewal of these scholarships is based upon the student's maintaining good academic standing with the College.
 

Grant/Loan Information:

For the latest information on grants and loans available to Aquinas College students, please click here.
 

Contact Financial Aid:

Aquinas College Office of Financial Aid
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 632-2893
E-mail: financialaid@aquinas.edu