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Merit Scholarships for New High School Students

Merit Scholarships for New High School Students

Ursuline College Merit Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded based on application for admission to the college. No separate application is required. Students must have clear admission to Ursuline College prior to August 1st for consideration. Scholarship amounts are based on GPA and test scores at the point of admission. The minimum eligibility requirements for these scholarships are: 2.75 cumulative grade point average and an ACT score of 19 or an SAT Math and Verbal total score of 900. Students are awarded one of the scholarships listed below based on the combination of their GPA and test scores as reviewed at the point of admission.

If you are seeking information about merit scholarships for transfer students, please click here.

Ursuline College Merit Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded based on application for admission to the college. No separate application is required. Students must have clear admission to Ursuline College prior to August 1st for consideration. Scholarship amounts are based on GPA and test scores at the point of admission. The minimum eligibility requirements for these scholarships are: 2.75 cumulative grade point average and an ACT score of 19 or an SAT Math and Verbal total score of 900. Students are awarded one of the scholarships listed below based on the combination of their GPA and test scores as reviewed at the point of admission.

If you are seeking information about merit scholarships for transfer students, please click here.

Ursuline Award

up to $ 10,000/year
  • GPA Range: 2.75 – 3.49

  • ACT Range: 19 – 24

  • SAT Range: 980 – 1190

  • The Ursuline Award is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 and earns 30 semester hours per year at Ursuline.

Ursuline Scholarship

up to $11,000/year
  • GPA Range: 2.75 – 4.0

  • ACT Range: 19 – 26

  • SAT Range: 980 – 1270

  • The Ursuline Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and earns 30 semester hours per year at Ursuline.

Dean's Scholarship

up to $14,000/year
  • GPA Range: 3.0 – 4.0

  • ACT Range: 26 – 36

  • SAT Range: 1240 – 1600

  • The Dean’s Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and earns 30 semester hours per year at Ursuline.

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Presidential Scholarship

up to $19,000/year
  • Presidential Scholarship includes a $1,000 scholarship toward room and board, plus up to a $18,000 tuition scholarship.

  • GPA Range: 3.0 – 4.0

  • ACT Range: 26 – 36

  • SAT Range: 1240 – 1600

  • The Presidential Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and earns 30 semester hours per year at Ursuline.

Scholarship Calculator

If you would like to see which merit scholarship you qualify for, please complete the scholarship calculator form below.

Scholarship Calculator

If you would like to see which merit scholarship you qualify for, please complete the scholarship calculator form below.

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Other Ursuline College Scholarships

In addition to receiving one of Ursuline’s Merit Scholarships, students may be eligible for one of the awards listed below. Students must be clearly admitted to the College to be considered for the following scholarships. Students will be considered for these scholarships based on their admission application and essay, with recommendation from their Ursuline College Admission Counselor. Review for awards will take place following each of the priority admission deadlines – November 1, December 15, and February 1. Students will be notified of any awards at that time.

Other Ursuline College Scholarships

In addition to receiving one of Ursuline’s Merit Scholarships, students may be eligible for one of the awards listed below. Students must be clearly admitted to the College to be considered for the following scholarships. Students will be considered for these scholarships based on their admission application and essay, with recommendation from their Ursuline College Admission Counselor. Review for awards will take place following each of the priority admission deadlines – November 1, December 15, and February 1. Students will be notified of any awards at that time.

List of Other Ursuline Scholarships

Alumnae Scholarship

  • Up to $1,000
  • Recipient must be the child or niece of an Ursuline College or St. Johns College alumnae.

Archbishop Hoban Scholarship

  • Check for deadlines with your guidance counselor.
  • Up to $1,000
  • Awarded to students from Catholic high schools in the Cleveland Diocese.
  • Students must apply through high school guidance counselors.

Community Service Scholarship

  • Students can be awarded up to $3,000.
  • Awarded to students who have contributed to their communities and high schools through leadership and service experiences.

LEAD Scholarship

  • Eligibility: First Generation College Student
  • Separate application from the URSA Office is required for this award – recipients of this scholarship will be chosen in early August
  • $450.00 book voucher for fall semester; renewable for first spring semester only contingent upon successful participation in Project: LEAD
  • Awarded to 20 full-time students

St. Angela Scholarship

  • Students can be awarded from $500 to $2,000.
  • All students coming from an Ursuline high school that have clear admission to the college will be considered for this scholarship.

Sister Michael Francis Hearon Scholarship

  • Awarded to one full-time first-year student entering the English Program.
  • Renewable for three years.

Fayen Scholarship For Education Students

  • Awarded to one full-time first-year student entering the Education program.
  • Selection for the award by the education department is based on review of each student’s application, resume, and essay.
  • Renewable for 3 years.

Values, Voice and Vision Scholarship

  • Students can be awarded up to $3,000
  • Students must be clearly admitted to the college
  • Selection for the award by the scholarship committee is based on review of each student’s application, resume, and essay.

Applying for Private Scholarships

Ursuline College is a member of Financial Aid Web Search Through the Web (FastWeb). FastWeb is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans. FastWeb is a free service. It is best to start your search for private scholarships early – usually in December, for the following academic year. Scholarship application deadlines are commonly in February through May.

Applying for Private Scholarships

Ursuline College is a member of Financial Aid Web Search Through the Web (FastWeb). FastWeb is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans. FastWeb is a free service. It is best to start your search for private scholarships early – usually in December, for the following academic year. Scholarship application deadlines are commonly in February through May.

Resources for Private Scholarships

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