Scholarships

Creighton Invests in Students.

At Creighton, we honor excellence and help our students accomplish their goals. We position our students to excel in the classroom and reward students who possess extraordinary athletic or artistic talent, give back to their communities, or exemplify Jesuit ideals.

Creighton offers two kinds of scholarships— general merit scholarships and additional scholarship opportunities — with two different application procedures and sets of deadlines.

Creighton Merit Scholarships

All students who apply to Creighton are automatically considered for Creighton merit-based scholarships. These include University Awards, Founders Awards and Magis Awards. To receive priority consideration for Creighton Merit Scholarships, submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials, to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of December 1, 2020. Recipients of general scholarships will be notified upon their admission to Creighton.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to Creighton Merit Scholarships, Creighton also offers additional scholarship opportunities — scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials, including an Additional Scholarship Application. Browse below to find out which additional scholarship opportunities you may be eligible for and view the application process for each.

To be considered for these scholarships, you should submit 1) your Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials by December 1, 2020; and 2) the Additional Scholarship Application with all additional required materials to the Admissions Office by Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM (in your local timezone). The Additional Scholarship Applications will be available in the student portal for eligible students on November 1, 2020.

You may find answers to your questions on our FAQ page.

Ashton Welch History Fellows

The Ashton Welch History Fellows Program provides funding, mentoring, and supplemental programming to support undergraduate historical scholarship and career preparation, regardless of the long-term career plans of the recipients. Welch Fellows will receive $2,500 per year for up to four years ($10,000 total) for educational expenses. These expenses may include tuition, internship stipends, research funds, subsidies for Creighton study abroad programs, and other pre-approved activities.

Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal. All eligible applicants are required to complete an interview. Because of the continuing impacts of COVID-19, 2021 applicants may elect to complete their interview virtually over Zoom, or sign up to attend an in-person interview on campus during select dates.

Welch Fellows will have faculty mentors and will be invited to participate in special programming like meetings with visiting scholars and career preparation workshops. Renewal requires:

  • Taking at least one history course in the first year at Creighton
  • Declaring a history major by the fall of the second year
  • Maintaining good academic standing and a minimum 2.75 GPA (in the major and overall)
  • Participating in special History Fellows programming

G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

A $26,000 renewable tuition award funded by the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation is available to graduates of Nebraska high schools entering as Creighton Freshmen. Financial need is considered when selecting recipients of these awards. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) by January 15, 2021. Students whose academic qualifications place them in the top 3% of our incoming freshmen class are automatically considered for this award.

The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. This award may not be used in conjunction with other Creighton merit scholarships, but may be combined with additional need-based opportunities.


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. 

All applicants are required to complete an audition or portfolio review. Because of the continuing impacts of COVID-19, 2021 applicants may elect to complete their audition or portfolio review virtually over Zoom, or sign up to attend an in-person audition or portfolio review on campus during select dates.

Renewal beyond sophomore year requires declaring a major or minor in art, music or theatre or a minor in dance.

Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.


Heider College of Business Scholarships

All of the following scholarships can be applied for by visiting the Student Portal. In addition to the application, all eligible applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business

Endowed by Christina M. Hixson, these scholarships in business are $5,000 renewable tuition scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
  • From high schools in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Wyoming

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and participation in the Heider College of Business Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for eight consecutive semesters. The Honor Roll recognizes student’s ethical character and leadership in twenty-four hours of community service a semester. 

In addition to the Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business Application, all applicants must show that they demonstrate financial need through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2021. Also, also applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

Heider College of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Scholarship

The Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholarships are $2,500 tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria:

A minimum 3.8 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
or
A minimum 28 ACT or 1300 SAT (Math + Critical Reading)

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and participation in the Heider College of Business Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for eight consecutive semesters. The Honor Roll recognizes student’s ethical character and leadership in twenty-five hours of community service a semester. 

In addition to the Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholarship Application, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

Scott Scholars

The Scott Scholars in the Heider College of Business Program is the premier scholarship offered through the generosity of the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation.  The Program includes a merit scholarship and elite opportunities for future business leaders seeking to transform the future of business in Omaha and our community.  Interested students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be a first-time University student or immediate high school graduate
  • Minimum 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a college prep curriculum at time of admission
  • Minimum 33 ACT or 1450 SAT (Math + Critical Reading)
  • Complete an application for the Scott Scholars Program by January 5, 2021

Selected candidates will receive:

  • Full tuition, mandatory University fees, on-campus room, and board fees covered through scholarship dollars for four years (eight consecutive semesters), sponsored by the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation and Creighton University
  • Guaranteed housing on-campus for four years (eight consecutive semesters)
  • Access to stipend for on-campus summer housing during years three (between Sophomore & Junior years) and four (between Junior & Senior years) if working or interning in Omaha
  • Intentional programmatic and academic major advising and a Scott Scholars seminar course
  • Invitation to an Elite executive speaker series intended to foster innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Four-year inclusive leadership development provided in conjunction with the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program
  • Purposeful connections with the Heider College of Business network of executives from hundreds of Omaha businesses and organizations
  • Internship cultivation and coaching to prepare for employment and the ability to explore full-time career opportunities in the Omaha business community

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30.

In addition to the Scott Scholars application, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

This scholarship will replace any previously awarded merit scholarship from Creighton.


    Jesuit High School Recognition Awards

    Any incoming freshman who attends a Jesuit high school will receive a $1,000 Jesuit High School Recognition Award.

    The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.


    Joella Cohen Scholarship

    Endowed by the estate of Joella Cohen, a 1948 Creighton graduate, this $6,000 renewable scholarship is available to incoming freshman enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences with an intended major of Journalism or Graphic Design.

    The application for Admissions serves as the scholarship application. Financial need is considered when selecting recipients of these awards. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2021.

    Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75, filing the FAFSA each year, and declaring a major in either Journalism or Graphic Design.


    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 (Greek or Latin) and plan to pursue the Classical Languages Major at Creighton University.

    The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

    Renewal requires:

    • Declaring and continuing a pursuit of the Classical Languages Major
    • Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in courses taken in the major
    • Participating in department life and activities, such as research, Eta Sigma Phi, and recruiting efforts

    Markoe First Generation Scholarship

    Markoe First Generation Scholarships are full-tuition renewable scholarships awarded to students who show a strong and continuous commitment to diversity through extracurricular activities and leadership.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Minimum 3.3 high school GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
    • Must be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible
    • Must be a first-generation college student

    Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2021. Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

    Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

    This award may not be used in conjunction with other Creighton merit scholarships, but may be combined with additional need-based opportunities.


    National Merit Scholarship

    Creighton University is a sponsor of National Merit Scholarships. If you are a National Merit finalist and want to compete for a Creighton-sponsored award, select Creighton as your first-choice school and apply for admission. For more information, please visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


    Native American Merit Scholarship

    Native American Merit Scholarships are $30,000 renewable tuition scholarships awarded to students who show a strong and continuous commitment to diversity through extracurricular activities and leadership. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Demonstrate proof of tribal enrollment
    • Minimum 3.3 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
    • Must be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible
    • Must be a first-generation college student

    Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2021. The Application for Admission serves as the application for the Native American Merit Scholarship.

    Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and filing the FAFSA each year.

    This award may not be used in conjunction with other Creighton merit scholarships, but may be combined with additional need-based opportunities.


    ROTC Scholarship

    Creighton offers Army ROTC and has a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha for Air Force ROTC

    The Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships contribute towards tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a 10-month stipend. Recipients are selected by the Army ROTC and by the Air Force ROTC. Creighton will provide a full room and board supplement upon activation of the scholarship.


    Union Pacific Diversity Scholars

    The UP Diversity Scholars Program is a prestigious award offered through Union Pacific Railroad, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in the heart of downtown Omaha with roughly 40,000 employees across the globe, that engages students who are best able to articulate and promote workplace leadership in diversity and inclusion for a more just world. Interested students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity if they meet the following criteria:

    • Come from an underrepresented minority background
    • Hold at least a 3.5 GPA in high school in a college prep curriculum at time of admission
    • Plan to study in either the Heider College of Business or the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University, with an ultimate goal of working immediately following graduation in a business or corporate setting 
    • Complete an application for the program by January 5, 2021
    • Complete an interview. Because of the continuing impacts of COVID-19, 2021 applicants may elect to complete their interview virtually over Zoom, or sign up to attend an in-person interview on campus during select dates.

    Selected candidates will receive:

    • $25,000 renewable, four-year scholarship, sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad and Creighton University*
    • Intentional mentorship at Creighton University and Union Pacific related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Students will be paired with professional, one-to-one mentorship for four years.
    • Diversity and Inclusion programming and development at Creighton lead directly by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Vice Provost in collaboration with Union Pacific
    • Four-year inclusive leadership development and training provided in conjunction with Creighton and UP executives
    • Engagement with Union Pacific’s eight (8) Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which celebrate diversity, offer professional development and demonstrate inclusion is a way of life.  ERGs include:
      • Asian Employee Resource Organization (AERO)
      • Black Employee Network (BEN) 
      • LGBT Employee Network (BRIDGES)
      • Council of Native American Heritage (CONAH)
      • Lead. Educate. Achieve. Develop. A Women’s Initiative. (LEAD)
      • Latino Employee Network (LEN)
      • Emerging Professionals Network (UP TIES)
      • Veterans Network (UPVETS)
    • Connection with the network of over 250 Creighton alumni leaders within Union Pacific
    • Networking opportunities with some of the over 3600 Union Pacific employees in the Omaha area
    • Guaranteed internship eligibility and consideration with Union Pacific Railroad during Junior year
    • Opportunity to prepare for employment and explore full-time career opportunities with Union Pacific

    *This scholarship will replace any previously awarded merit scholarship from Creighton.

    Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.