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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. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. 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; and 2) the Supplemental Scholarship Application with all additional required materials to the Admissions Office by January 4, 2019. The Supplemental Scholarship Applications will be available in the student portal for eligible students beginning November 1, 2018.

You may also find answers to your questions by reviewing the slides from our December 2017 online Supplemental Scholarships and Special Programs Webinar or by checking out our FAQ page.

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, 2019. 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.


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. Auditions and portfolio review interviews will be conducted on campus by Creighton faculty from corresponding departments during the College of Arts & Sciences Special Programs Day on Sunday, January 27, 2019. If you are unable to attend the Special Programs Day, an audition or portfolio interview can be completed during a campus visit prior to January 29, 2019, or a video audition or art portfolio can be submitted online by January 4, 2019. 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. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Heider College of Business Special Programs Day held on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

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
  • 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 file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2019. Also, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Heider College of Business Special Programs Day held on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

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:

  • Minimum 3.6 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT test score of 26 or SAT test score of 1230 (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. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to attend Heider College of Business Special Programs Day held on Sunday, January 27, 2019

Scott Fellows

Endowed by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, the Scott Fellows scholarships are $10,000 tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria:

  • Reside outside of Nebraska
  • Minimum 3.9 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT test score of 32 or SAT test score of 1420 (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 Special Programs Day on Sunday, January 27, 2019. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone interviews will be available in the days before the on-campus event.

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:

  • Minimum 3.9 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum ACT test score of 32 or SAT test score of 1420 (Math + Critical Reading)

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30.

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 Special Programs Day on Sunday, January 27, 2019. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone interviews will be available in the days before the on-campus event.


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 $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. Interviews will be conducted on campus during the College of Arts & Sciences Special Programs Day on Sunday, January 27, 2019. If you are unable to attend the on-campus interview day, phone or Skype interviews will be available in the days before the on-campus event.

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

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.


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:

  • 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
  • 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, 2019. 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.


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
  • 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, 2019. 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.


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.