Undergraduate Admissions

Scholarships

General Merit Scholarships

Creighton awards scholarships to incoming freshmen based upon a number of factors:

  • Academic achievement
  • Athletic and artistic abilities
  • Community service
  • Leadership
  • Special talents

By completing the general Application for Admission, you will automatically be considered for University Awards, Founders Awards and Magis Awards. The information contained in your admissions file will be used to determine your eligibility for scholarships.

Priority consideration for scholarships will be given to freshman applicants who submit the completed Application for Admission and all required credentials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by January 7, 2014.

Both general academic and supplemental awards are renewable scholarships based upon academic record and full time-status of students for eight consecutive semesters.

Supplemental Scholarships

The following awards may require submission of a separate application and supporting materials. Students wishing to be considered for supplemental scholarships must have their general Application for Admission, including all required credentials, received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by December 1. In order to be considered for a Supplemental Scholarship award, the separate Supplemental Scholarship Application and supporting materials must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than February 1. 

Presidential, Scott and Muchemore Scholarships

Presidential, Scott, and G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships are our most prestigious academic awards. Students who demonstrate outstanding grades complemented by exceptional ACT or SAT test scores, a commitment to community service, leadership, and school or community activities are considered for these scholarships. Students who place in the top 3 percent of the Creighton applicant pool are considered for these awards. The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

Presidential Scholarship  

$25,000 renewable tuition scholarships are awarded to selected applicants who are in the top of our applicant pool, based upon academic record, which indicates curriculum, grades, test scores and leadership abilities.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum 3.30 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Scott Scholarship  

Full tuition renewable scholarships are available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the above stated criteria.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum 3.40 grade point average.

G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship  

$26,000 renewable tuition award funded by the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation is available to graduates of Nebraska high schools entering as freshmen to Creighton's undergraduate divisions. Financial need is also considered when selecting recipients of these awards. Applicants must file the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2014.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

Other Supplemental Scholarships

Heider College of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Scholarship  

Creighton University's Heider College of Business awards $2,500 academic scholarships recognizing students for exceptional service accomplishments and leadership potential. Incoming freshmen who have a 3.6 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 26 or SAT test score of 1200 (without writing) are invited to apply.

All eligible applicants are invited for an on-campus competition on Sunday, February 23, 2014. If you are unable to attend the on-campus competition, you may submit the ethics paper by Friday, February 14, 2014. (Topic and guidelines will be emailed after February 1 application deadline.)

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and participating in the Heider College of Business's Dean's Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for eight semesters.

Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business  
This perpetually endowed scholarship fund provides $4,500 awards to selected academically motivated incoming freshman business students from high schools in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Wyoming with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who are interested in the study of business. The Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed by February 15, 2014. Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
Diversity Scholarships  
Diversity Scholarships are $30,000 renewable tuition scholarships awarded to students who show a strong and continuous commitment to diversity through extracurricular activities and leadership roles. Applicants must also have a 3.3 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and will be evaluated on the basis of their academic merit, community service, school activities and leadership. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible or be a first generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has a four-year college degree). Applicants must file the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2014. The Application for Admission serves as the application for the Diversity Scholarship. Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
Diversity Scholarships for Native Americans  
Creighton University will award $30,000 renewable Native American Merit Scholarships. Students who have proof of tribal enrollment, have achieved a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher and demonstrate financial need (Federal Pell Grant eligible) or first generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has a four-year college degree) will be considered for these scholarships. Applicants must file the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2014. The Application for Admission serves as the application for the Diversity Scholarship for Native Americans. Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
Grace Keenan Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts  
Creighton University offers $4,000 scholarships, given by the Grace Keenan Endowment to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The renewable scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen who intend to major or minor in visual or performing arts. The scholarship auditions and portfolio reviews will be held on campus, Saturday, February 22, 2014. Renewal beyond sophomore year requires declaring a major or minor in art, music or theatre or a minor in dance.
Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarship in Classical Languages  
The Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarship in Classical Languages is a $2,000 renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who have an interest in the study of the ancient languages and plan to pursue the Classical Languages Major at Creighton University. The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application. Renewal requires 1) declaring and continuing a pursuit of the Classical Languages Major, 2) maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in courses taken in the major and 3) participating in department life and activities, such as research, Eta Sigma Phi, and recruiting efforts.

Additional Scholarships and Awards

Army & Air Force ROTC Scholarship
Applicants are selected by Army ROTC as four-year and three-year advance designee scholarship winners or as Type I or II scholarship winners by Air Force ROTC. These awards are for tuition and fees, a book allowance, monthly stipend for 10 months a year and a full room supplement for fall and spring terms. Army ROTC four-year Nursing scholarship winners also receive a full board supplement from the College of Nursing.

Athletic Scholarships
As an NCAA Division I school, Creighton awards scholarships based on athletic ability. Scholarship amounts vary by sport and student athletic ability. For more information, contact Creighton Athletics.

Jesuit High School Recognition Awards
Because we value the rigorous academics set in the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, any incoming freshman who attends a Jesuit high school will receive a $1,000 Jesuit High School Recognition Award.

National Merit Scholarships
Creighton University is a sponsor of National Merit Scholarship. If you are a National Merit finalists and want to compete for a Creighton-sponsored award, be sure to list Creighton as your first-choice school and also apply for admission. More information is available from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to Creighton's scholarships, applicants should investigate scholarships from local, regional and national organizations. Scholarship information is available through your high school guidance office, public libraries, community groups and scholarship search engines such as Fast Web, College Board and Sallie Mae.

Please notify the Creighton University Financial Aid Office if you receive an outside award. In certain instances, we may have to adjust your aid package. Generally adjustments are made to loans and work-study aid, not grant funds.

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