Departmental and Specialty Awards


» Sister Joanna Bruner Nursing Scholarship — Assists with educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board, and books.

(Full-time residential day enrollment, awardees eligible to apply annually, multiple awards available.)

Open to new, existing, or transfer nursing students; must be accepted to USM's Bachelor of Science-Nursing program; must be working on first bachelor's degree; must live on campus; must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; preference given to candidates from foster care or residential care agencies or those who have attended Cristo Rey Kansas City, Mott Haven Academy, or Ozanam. Learn more about the Bruner Scholarship. »
 

» Antoinette Berkel Memorial Scholarship — $5,000 renewable annually

(Full-time residential day enrollment; renewable annually. One award available)

The Antoinette Berkel Memorial Scholarship is a $5,000 renewable tuition assistance scholarship for a student accepted and enrolled at the University of Saint Mary. This scholarship is based on academic performance, financial need, and demonstrated community involvement. Preference will be given to students who have attended Catholic high schools. Learn more about the Berkel Scholarship. »


» Saint Vincent de Paul Service Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Multiple awards available.)

For students with a demonstrated and consistent history of Christian leadership through community leadership and ministry; a 3.0 GPA or equivalent in high school or a 2.5 transfer GPA. Recipients must act as a representative for the campus ministry, participate in ministry events, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Learn more about the de Paul Service Award. »
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» Spirit of Service Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only.)

For students majoring in math and science; 21 ACT score or 2.5 transfer GPA. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» The George F. Steger Scholarship — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

For incoming USM freshmen or transfer students who have declared history, political science, or global studies as their major. Applicants also must have a minimum ACT score of 26 or be in the top 10 percent of the class, have a 3.2 GPA or better, and take at least one history, political science, or global studies course each academic year. To keep the scholarship for additional years, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester and not earn a grade below a C in any history or political science course. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.

 

» Health Information Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Students must have a 2.75 GPA and be majoring in Health Information Management. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.
 

» Nursing Department Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. Open to first-time freshmen and transfer students. Application deadline: April. 28)

For first-time freshmen: Must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or a transfer GPA of 3.50 and must maintain a 3.0 in pre-nursing classes. A 500-word essay about what inspired you to become a nurse. Please note: Receipt of the nursing departmental award does not guarantee admission into the USM nursing program. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.

For transfer students: Contact USM Admissions for scholarship requirements or more information.

 

» Information Systems & Technology Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Students must have a 2.75 GPA and be majoring in Information Technology. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Chemistry Program Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Minimum of 25 on the Math ACT; enrollment in CH 121; must be in chemistry or be on the pre-professional health track. A 500-word essay explaining student education goals may be required. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Math Program Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Minimum of 27 on the Math ACT; must be a Math major. A 500-word reflection essay explaining why a student would benefit from the scholarship may be required. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Biology Program Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a minimum score of 19 on the Math ACT; must major in biology or be on the pre-professional track; must sit for an interview. A 500-word essay explaining student education goals may be required. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Business, Accounting & Sport Management Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a high school GPA of 3.0, at least a 21 ACT,  and have participated in high school extracurricular activities, other than athletics.  To maintain the scholarship year-to-year, students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Education Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a 3.0 high school or 2.75 transfer GPA. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» English Award — $500-$2,000 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Award based on portfolio submission in various genres. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, attend meetings and events of the English Club, and lead one book discussion per year. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Psychology Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a high school GPA of 3.3 or a transfer GPA of 3.0; must maintain a 3.5 in psych classes; minimum ACT of 24. An essay expressing interest in psychology including career goals is also required. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Criminology Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a high school GPA of 3.3 or a transfer GPA of 3.0; must maintain a 3.5 in criminology classes; minimum ACT of 24. An essay expressing interest in criminology including career goals is also required. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.


» Theology & Pastoral Ministry Award — $1,500 renewable annually

(Full-time day enrollment. First-time students only. Application deadline: Feb. 28)

Must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or a transfer GPA of 3.0; must maintain a 3.0 GPA in theology/pastoral ministry courses; minimum ACT of 22; must take at least one pastoral ministry or theology class each year. Contact USM Admissions for info or to apply.