Scholarships

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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 and supplemental — 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 by March 1, 2016. Recipients of general scholarships will be notified upon their admission to Creighton.

Supplemental Scholarships

In addition to Creighton Merit Scholarships, Creighton also awards supplemental scholarships — scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials, including a Supplemental Scholarship Application. Browse below to find out which supplemental scholarships 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 February 1, 2016; and 2) the Supplemental Scholarship Application with all additional required materials to the Admissions Office by January 15. You may also find answers to your questions by viewing the slideshow, reviewing the chat Q&A, or listening to our January 2016 online Supplemental Scholarships and Special Programs Chat.

Scott Scholars

Endowed by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, the Scott Scholars are full tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria: a minimum of 3.9 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 32 or SAT test score of 1400-1430 (Math + Critical Reading). Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.40.

In addition to the Scott Scholars application, applicants are required to complete an interview. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Heider College of Business Interview Day on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone interviews will be available February 7-12, 2016. Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

Scott Fellows

Endowed by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, the Scott Fellows scholarships are $10,000 tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen from outside of Nebraska enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria: a minimum of 3.9 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 32 or SAT test score of 1400-1430 (Math + Critical Reading). Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30.

In addition to the Scott Fellows scholarship application, applicants are required to complete an interview. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Heider College of Business Interview Day on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone interviews will be available February 7-12, 2016. Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

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 February 15th. Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. 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.

Markoe First Generation Scholarship

Markoe First Generation 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 1) have a 3.3 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; and 2) be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible; and 3) be a first-generation college student. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th. 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.

Native American Merit Scholarships

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 1) demonstrate proof of tribal enrollment; 2) have a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and 3) must either be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible or be a first-generation college student. 

Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th. 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.

History Fellows

The 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. Fellows will receive $2500 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.

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:

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

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
  3. Participating in department life and activities, such as research, Eta Sigma Phi, and recruiting efforts

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, Sunday, February 14th. 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.

Audition and Portfolio Requirements

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 3.6 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 26 or SAT test score of 1170-1200 (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-four hours of community service a semester. Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

In addition to the Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholarship Application, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Heider College of Business Scholarships Competition held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Those unable to attend the on-campus competition will need to submit an ethics paper by February 10, 2016. (Topic and guidelines will be announced February 1, 2016)

Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business

Endowed by Christina M. Hixson, these scholarships in business are $5,000 tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria: a minimum 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and 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. Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

In addition to the Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business Application, all applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2015. Also, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Heider College of Business Scholarships Competition held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Those unable to attend the on-campus competition will need to submit an ethics paper by February 10, 2016. (Topic and guidelines will be announced February 1, 2016.)

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.

National Merit Scholarships

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.

 

Army and Air Force ROTC Scholarships

The 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 (click on links for more information). Creighton will provide a full room and board supplement upon activation of the scholarship.

Athletic Scholarships

As an NCAA Division I school, Creighton awards scholarships based on athletic ability in university sports. For more information, contact Creighton Athletics.