John Carroll University has many department, donor, and alumni-supported scholarships based on various criteria such as intended major or geographic area. Those scholarships requiring a separate application below are indicated in blue font. For scholarships that do not require a separate application, every accepted student who meets the criteria will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. These funds are awarded to incoming first-year students only and are renewable for an additional three years. The deadline to apply for these awards, unless otherwise noted, is February 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by March 1, 2019.
Academic Department Scholarships
Boler College of Business: Ernest Snider Scholarship| $2,600
Awarded to an incoming freshman student who intends to pursue a business major.
Boler College of Business: KeyBank Foundation Scholarship | $2,000 plus $500 book award
This scholarship is awarded to African American and Hispanic Pell grant recipients enrolled in the Boler College of Business.
Boler College of Business: Vincent Campanella Scholarship | $7,000
Awarded to an incoming freshman intending to study in the Boler College of Business with strong academic performance and financial need.
Classics: 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.
STEM Major: 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: 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 Archbishop Hoban, St. Vincent/Mary or Canton Central Catholic will also be considered.
Central Ohio Area Scholarships
Brian & Jane Mortellaro Scholarship | $1,000
The Brian & Jane Mortellaro Scholarship is awarded yearly to one student from Guernsey, Muskingum, Knox, Franklin, Licking, Morrow, or Holmes Counties in Ohio.
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.
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.
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
James Clark Scholarship | $1,200
This is to an incoming freshmen from Benedictine with need each year and renewed all four years.
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.
Merriman/Callahan Scholarship | $2,000
This is awarded to a resident of Cleveland with a minimum GPA of 2.8 at a Cleveland public high school or a high school in the Cleveland Diocese who desires to become a teacher.
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
Heltzel Scholarship | $1,375
This award is given to a graduate of Warren JFK High School in Youngstown, OH who has a minimum 2.50 GPA and has demonstrated leadership qualities.
Picard Scholarship | $4,300
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from the state of Ohio who is planning on majoring in biology, chemistry, or physics. Preference is provided to those from the Mansfield area.
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.
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 with strong academic credentials and unmet financial need.
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
Bernatovicz Scholarship| $3,000
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with unmet need, based on appeal.
Class of 1961 Scholarship | $2,500
Funds from this scholarship are awarded to an incoming freshman with unmet need. This fund is awarded to families with a special circumstance who file an appeal.
Class of 1964 Scholarship | $4,125
An application is required. 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.
Harold F.’81 & Diane Hawk Scholarship | $3,000
This scholarship is awarded to a freshman with a 2.75 minimum GPA who has a proven history of involvement in extracurricular activities and evidence of leadership.
Iota Chi Upsilon Alumni Scholarship | Amount to be determined
An application is required. 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
An application is required. 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
An application is required. 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
An application is required. This is awarded to a child, grandchild, or step-child of a Diplomatic Security Service special agent. Recipient must have a minimum 2.8 GAP in high school with strong SAT and ACT scores.
Thomas Gibbons ’49 Scholarship | $5,200
Thomas Gibbons ’49 Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need and is renewable throughout their four years at JCU.