John Carroll also has many department, donor, and alumni-supported scholarships based on everything from degree to hometown. No separate application is required unless specified. Every accepted applicant who meets the criteria will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. These funds are awarded to freshmen and are renewable for four years.
Academic Department Scholarships
Boler School of Business: Vincent Campanella Scholarship | $1,750
Awarded to an incoming freshman intending to study in the Boler School of Business with strong academic performance and financial need.
Castellano Scholarship | One Full-tuition
An application is required for this full-tuition, four-year scholarship available to incoming freshmen who have studied Latin at the secondary level for at least three years and intend to major in Classical Languages at JCU. Many recipients of the Castellano Scholarship also major in a second field of their choice in addition to classics. In order to retain the scholarship, students must enroll in a Latin or Greek class each semester and maintain a 3.0 average in the major and overall.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship | $3,640
This scholarship is designed to strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness within Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM). Students must be Ohio residents intending to major in a STEMM discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Neuroscience) at JCU. An application is required, and recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 STEMM GPA. | Priority application deadline is December 1, 2018; applications will be considered through March 1, 2019. | Learn more and apply.
Chemistry Department: Edmund B. Thomas Scholarship | $1,000
An application is required for this scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman who intends to pursue a major in Chemistry. It is renewable annually as long as the recipient continues their study of Chemistry with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
English Department: Francis J. Smith S.J. Scholar | $1,250
An application is required. Awarded to an incoming Freshman planning to study in English with an interest in creative writing, a HS GPA of 3.4 or SAT above 1100.
Mastin Scholarship | $12,000
Presented to a major in mathematics, chemistry, physics, or biology, the recipient must be a National Merit Scholarship finalist/semi-finalist or have a minimum ACT composite score of 27.
Mathematics and Computer Science Department Scholarship | Up to $3,000
Application required. Independent of financial need and renewable each year upon maintaining satisfactory progress (GPA of at least 2.75) toward a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Healthcare Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Data Science, or Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Mathematics.
Physics Department: Lawrence J. Monville, S. J. Scholarship | multiple awards of up to $2,000
An application is required for this scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen with high academic achievement who intend to pursue a major in Physics or Engineering Physics. Students interested in the 3-2 Engineering program are also eligible. It is renewable annually as long as the recipient continues to pursue a major in the Physics Department with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
STEM MIRRORS Scholars | Up to $4,000 per year
John Carroll University students pursuing science and technology majors may now apply for Molding Identity & Raising Retention through Opportunities for Reflection In STEM (MIRRORS) scholarships. These scholarships, funded from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, will provide up to $4,000 per year to low-income students with significant demonstrated financial need and academic promise to succeed in STEM disciplines (any major in any of the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer Science, and Physics) at JCU. Students must also be U.S. citizens. Scholarships are renewable for students who continue to meet eligibility requirements. | Priority application deadline is December 1, 2018; applications will be considered through March 1, 2019. | Learn more and apply.
Akron/Canton Area Scholarships
Goodyear Scholars Award | $10,000 (2 available)
This scholarship is awarded to two deserving students from Summit county, OH. The award will be in addition to any merit scholarship awarded from the Office of Admission at the time of acceptance to John Carroll. The award is renewable for three additional years of study at JCU. There is no separate application for this scholarship. To be considered, students must:
- be a resident of Summit county, OH
- apply for admission by our December 1 Early Action deadline
- present a competitive record of academic achievement along with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and service to others throughout their high school career
- file for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
William Henkel Scholarship | $1,250
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School in Akron, Ohio.
Yonto Family Scholarship | $2,000
Awarded to an Orville High School graduate with a 2.75 GPA and evidence of leadership. Candidates from Arch Bishop Hoban, Akron and St. Vincent/Mary or Canton Central Catholic will also be considered.
Central Ohio Area Scholarships
Central Ohio Alumni Scholarship | $1,875
This scholarship is intended for a student in the greater Columbus, Ohio area who is involved in extracurricular activities and displays evidence of leadership while maintaining a min. GPA of 3.0
Mark Schell Scholarship | $1,375
Provided to a student from the Columbus/Central Ohio area, the recipient must have a min GPA of 2.75, an inspiring attitude, a positive influence on peers, and provide service to others.
Chicago Area Scholarships
Alumni Chapter of Chicago Leadership Scholarship | $5,000
This scholarship is intended for an individual from the Chicago area who has proven that they will be a leader while at JCU. There is no minimum GPA to receive or renew the scholarship. Separate application required. For more information, please contact your enrollment manager.
Cavanagh Scholarship | $1,500
The Cavanagh Scholarship provides support for students from St. Viator High School in Chicago.
The Charles McGarrity Scholarship | $1,025
This scholarship is given to a student from any Catholic high school in Chicago, Illinois. Special consideration given to those students from Loyola Academy High School with a min GPA of 2.75.
Donnelly Scholarship | Amount to be determined
This scholarship is utilized to provide assistance to students from either The Horizons for Youth program out of Chicago, Illinois, or Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses.
Fenwick Scholarship | $5,000
Awarded to student from Fenwick High School in Chicago who exhibits strong leadership. Preference given to a student with financial need.
Loyola Academy Scholarship | $30,000
The Loyola Academy Scholarship was created to recognize the academic excellence of a Loyola Academy student who represents the characteristics of Ignatian heritage and is committed to Jesuit education. The $30,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student with ACT score of at least 27, combined with a 90 or higher on the Loyola Academy unweighted 100 point-scale and evidence of leadership and service. Separate application required. For more information, please contact your enrollment manager.
Marie Lynch Julius ’83 Scholarship | $2,000
Offered to an entering female from St. Viator High School.
Sansone Scholarship | $2,750
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Leo Catholic H.S. in Chicago, IL or any Cristo Rey school. The recipient must have a min 2.8 GPA and demonstrated leadership qualities.
Thomas Tully Family Scholarship | $25,000
The Thomas M. Tully Family Scholarship is for an entering graduate from St. Ignatius College Prep. Scholarship is $25,000 per year for 4 years for one student. 2.75 required for renewal. Separate application required. For more information, please contact your enrollment manager.
Cleveland Area Scholarships
Dan Frate Scholarship | $10,000
This scholarship is awarded to a fall 2018 incoming freshman from Cleveland with financial need and strong academic credentials. Preference given to a Benedictine High School graduate. Renewed all four years based on SAP.
Kevin Thomas Hurley ’72 Scholarship | $1,150
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Benedictine High School.
Lavelle Cleveland Club Scholarship | $2,000
This scholarship is made available to students from the greater Cleveland area who have shown extracurricular and leadership involvement.
NYCB Foundation/Ohio Savings Bank Scholarship | Amounts vary
Open to any Cleveland Municipal School District graduates who are Federal Pell Grant recipients.
Tetlak Diocesan Award | $4,000 (7 available)
This award is presented to the highest achieving students with the highest financial need from Cleveland Diocesan High Schools.
Wasmer Family Scholarship | $1,800
This award is presented to a graduate of Cleveland Central Catholic High School with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Detroit Area Scholarships
Muer Detroit Scholarship | $2,300
This scholarship is intended for a student from Detroit, Michigan with unmet financial need.
Ohio Area Scholarships
Sandusky St. Mary Scholarship | $1,000
This award is utilized to provide a scholarship for students from St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Sandusky, Ohio with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Northeast U.S. Area Scholarships
Andrew McCarthy Scholarship | $3,500
This scholarship recognizes an incoming freshman who has demonstrated record of leadership, citizenship, and academic ability who hails from the North East Region. Application required by alumni committee. For more information, please contact your enrollment manager.
Western Pennsylvania Area Scholarships
Erie Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria Scholarship | $3,000 (2 available)
This award is available to a graduate of Erie Cathedral Preparatory School who has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, ACT of 24, and SAT of 1000.
Pittsburgh Scholarship | $1,400
This scholarship is presented to a student from the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Western New York Area Scholarships
Mastrantoni Family Scholarship | $5,000
Mastrantoni Scholarship designated for students from western NY who present the greatest financial need. Preference given to graduates of St. Francis HS.
Tim Russert Endowed Scholarship | $1,950
This scholarship provides financial support to students demonstrating financial need from Buffalo or Western New York.
Various Alumni and Endowed Scholarships
Charles McCarthy Scholarship | $3,000
Provided to an incoming freshman who has exhibited overall leadership, citizenship, academic ability, and a min GPA of 2.5 or have graduated in the top 25% of their class.
Class of 1961 Scholarship | $2,500
Funds from this scholarship are awarded to an incoming freshman with unmet need. This fund is awarded based to families with a special circumstance who file an appeal.
Class of 1964 Scholarship | $4,125
This award is available to an incoming freshman who is a child or relative of a member of the class of 1964. The Class of 64 will reach out to their class members to solicit nominations and the committee will choose the recipient.
The Edward Munzak Scholarship | $1,875
The Edward Munzak scholarship offers support for students from a public high school wishing to obtain a JCU education. Student must show need through a FAFSA and be meeting academic standards.
Iota Chi Upsilon Alumni Scholarship | Amount to be determined
This scholarship is awarded to a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild of a member of Iota Chi Upsilon.
John J. Mathews Scholarship | $3,000
This award is presented to a student whose parents have exhibited a life-long commitment to Catholic education either by teaching, volunteering, and/or any other similar form of service.
John W. Ray Scholarship | $1,750
Open to any US high school graduate with a min GPA of 2.75, involvement in extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership. Priority given to a relative of the JCU football teams from 1959-1963.
Mildred P. Bach Scholarship | $2,250
This award is provided to one incoming freshman per year who has proven himself or herself to have the highest of academic credentials.
Nader Scholarship | $10,000
Awarded to a well-rounded student with the greatest need, working to fund their education.
Rev. John McDonough Scholarship | $1,600
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman and is based on academic merit and financial need.
Robert Meyerson Scholarship | $1,500
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman based on academic merit and financial need.
Satullo Scholarship | $1,450
This scholarship is provided to an incoming freshman with extraordinary unmet need.
Steve Burchyns Award | $2,200
This is awarded to a child, grandchild, or step-child of a Diplomatic Security Service special agent. Recipient must have a minimum 2.8 average in high school with strong SAT and ACT scores.