Scholarships for Transfer Students 

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You should be able to focus on your education, not how much it costs. That’s why at Benedictine, we reward students based on their hard work inside and outside the classroom. We offer scholarships based on merit (GPA), musical talent, Phi Theta Kappa honors society membership and Benedictine legacy. We encourage all students to apply for Financial Aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) where you may also be considered for additional institutional funding during the financial aid process.

The priority deadline for maximum scholarships is Sunday, April 1. To be eligible for the maximum awards, you will need to be admitted to the University by this date. To complete an application, visit If you have questions about your pending application, you can contact or (630) 829-6300.

St. Benedict Transfer Award
$8,000 - $16,000 per year

Eligibility: Benedictine University recognizes the achievement of transfer students by awarding merit scholarships based on student’s cumulative transfer GPA.

Phi Theta Kappa Award
$2,000 per year

Eligibility: Previous or current membership. Proof must be provided.

Family Recognition Award
Up to $2,000 per year

Eligibility: 1)  Incoming student(s) of alumni parents, grandparents, or sibling(s). 
2) Have sibling(s) currently enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program.

Scholars Program Award

Eligibility: Program Acceptance (not stackable with other awards)

Out-of-State Award
Up to $4,000 per year

Eligibility: Residents of a state other than Illinois who live in a residence hall.

Music Scholarship
Up to $6,000 per year

Eligibility: Successful completion of music audition with the Department of Music; Declared major or minor in music.

Athletic Band
$1,000 per year

Eligibility: Tuition credit after full semester of participation.

Campus Visit Award
$1,000 per year

Eligibility: Experience our Benedictine hospitality firsthand! Freshmen who visit before May 1 and transfer students who visit before July 1 will receive a $1,000 annual Campus Visit Award.* It's our way of saying, "Thanks for visiting!"

*Eligible events include: Visit Days, BenU at a Glance, Eagle Days, Transfer Workshops and personalized visits. Award is renewable annually and will be disbursed for up to four consecutive years.

St. Ben Chapel Choir
$500 per year

Eligibility: Tuition credit after full semester of participation.

Benedictine Need Award

Eligibility: All students who file a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) and demonstrate calculated financial need will be reviewed and considered for need-based assistance.


Benedictine University Institutional Aid

During the financial aid process, a student will be considered to determine if they qualify for Benedictine University Institutional Funding in addition to their scholarship and federal aid eligibility. Students must complete their FAFSA in order to be considered for Benedictine University Institutional Aid. Benedictine Institutional Funding is renewable yearly.

Endowment Scholarships

Once you become a student at Benedictine, you can apply online at for endowed scholarships to receive the following academic year. The application process begins in November and ends in January. 

Please Note

  • Institutional awards are applicable to incoming transfer students starting in the Fall 2019 term.
  • Scholarships are subject to available funding.
  • Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester credit hours per term.
  • Final transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the first day of the term in which you are enrolled.
  • Student financial aid programs, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice or obligation.
  • The Scholars Program Award and the St. Benedict Transfer Award are mutually exclusive and may not be combined.
  • Incoming sophomores are limited to a maximum of three years or six terms of institutional awards.
  • Incoming juniors are limited to a maximum of two years or four terms of institutional awards.
  • Incoming seniors are limited to a maximum of one year or two terms of institutional awards.
  • In most cases, there is a limit to institutional awards.
  • Students from the Mesa branch campus are not eligible for these scholarships as they qualify for special tuition rates.
  • Institutional awards are applicable to the cost of tuition only.

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