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When you submit your application for admission, you’ll automatically be considered for merit scholarships up to $27,000, which are awarded based on your classroom performance, standardized test scores, and extracurricular involvement.

Listed scholarship values are annual amounts that automatically renew for a total of four years, as long as academic and conduct standards are maintained. Students are notified of their scholarship at the time of admission.

Please note: The GPA and test scores listed for each scholarship below represent the average credentials of students offered admission for fall 2019.

Magis Scholarship
Up to $27,000 
GPA: A- ACT: 30 SAT: 1340 

Presidential Scholarship
Up to $24,000
GPA: B+ ACT: 25 SAT: 1150

University Scholarship
Up to $20,000
GPA: B ACT: 21 SAT: 1000

Ignatian Award
Up to $12,000
Students not eligible for the above scholarships will be considered for this award which emphasizes strong work ethic, leadership, and commitment to service. 

In addition to our merit scholarships, we offer four highly competitive mission-based scholarships. These scholarships include the Arrupe Scholars Program, Honors Program, Leadership Scholars Program, and Social Innovation Fellows Program. Each of these programs includes required coursework and meaningful experiences throughout your time at JCU.

These programs require a separate online application due by December 1. If you are planning to apply for any of our mission-based scholarships, your application for admission to John Carroll must also be completed by the December 1 deadline.

Arrupe Scholars Program
Up to $5,000 scholarship per year
Awarded to students who have a strong commitment to issues of social justice interested in developing the skills to be effective agents for positive social change.
Learn more about the program

Honors Program
Up to $5,000 scholarship per year
Awarded to high-achieving students who are eager to cultivate their intellectual curiosity and engage actively in their learning. 
Learn more about the program

Leadership Scholars Program
Up to $5,000 scholarship per year
Awarded to students who have the greatest potential to have an impact on the John Carroll community and the world around them. Perhaps different from other awards based on leadership, selection isn’t based on previous positional leadership roles.
Learn more about the program

Social Innovation Fellows Program
Up to $5,000 scholarship per year
Awarded to students dedicated to becoming social innovators and entrepreneurs who are inspired by Ignatian values – rigor, generosity, gratitude, inclusivity, solidarity, and a desire for the greater good.
Learn more about the program

Be sure to research and apply for outside scholarships, which can help you gain additional support for your John Carroll educational experience. All legitimate scholarship searches should be free and should not ask for any credit card or bank information. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a scholarship offer or search, please do not hesitate to contact Student Enrollment and Financial Services or the Better Business Bureau.

Explore a list of reputable scholarship search engines our students have found helpful and scholarships we hope our students pursue.