Scholarships for Traditional Students

One of the most important things to think about while you are considering Stritch is that, on average, Stritch students have half of their tuition paid for by scholarships and grants, money that does not need to be paid back.


Scholarships and grants are available to incoming freshmen and transfer  students, and these funds  help to make Stritch an affordable option for you. In fact, unlike many other  universities, you will know before you  apply  whether or not you  qualify for our Franciscan Heritage Scholarships or Grants or a Transfer Student Scholarship or  Grant – and how much you can expect to receive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Scholarship NameAmountQualifications
Franciscan Heritage Scholarships and Grants*Trustee's Level: $64,000 total / $16,000 per year

President's Level: $58,000 total / $14,500 per year

Dean's Level: $52,000 total / $13,000 per year

Merit Level: $32,000 total / $8,000 per year

Opportunity Grant: $20,000 total / $5,000 per year

Incoming freshmen. Eligibility    is determined based on a student's GPA and ACT or SAT score.
Transfer Student Scholarships and GrantsSerra Scholarship: $11,500 per year (minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA)

St. Bonaventure Scholarship: $9,000 per year (2.5-2.999 cumulative transfer    GPA)

Opportunity Grant: $5,000 per year (2.0-2.499 cumulative transfer GPA)
Transfer students who have    attempted at least 12 credits at another institution. Eligibility is    determined by your cumulative transfer GPA. Students enrolled in the BS in    Early Childhood completion program, BS in Nursing completion program, or BS    in Respiratory Therapy completion program are not eligible for these    scholarships or grants, as the tuition rate for these programs reflects a    discounted rate.
Flahive Athletic ScholarshipAmount varies, renewableIncoming freshmen and transfer    students competing as part of one of Stritch's intercollegiate athletic    teams.
Franciscan Servant Scholars Scholarship*Amount varies, renewableIncoming freshmen who    demonstrate involvement in volunteer and community service activities.
Honors Scholarship*One Full-Tuition ScholarshipIncoming freshmen who    demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Students who have been awarded    the Trustee's Level Franciscan Heritage Scholarship will be invited to campus    to compete for an Honors Scholarship.
International Student Scholarship$3,000 per year, renewableSelect incoming international    (non-U.S. citizen) freshmen and transfer students.
Legacy Scholarship$1,500 per year, renewableIncoming freshmen and transfer    students who have an immediate family member who graduated from or currently    attends Cardinal Stritch University.
Performance Arts ScholarshipAmount varies, renewableIncoming freshmen and transfer    non-music or non-theater majors who demonstrate an ability in music and/or    theater.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship$1,000 per year, renewableTransfer students who are    members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
School of Visual and Performing Arts ScholarshipAmount varies, renewableIncoming freshmen and transfer    students majoring in the fine arts; eligibility is based on academic    department and University admission requirements.
Timothy M. Dolan Scholarship*$1,750 per year, renewableIncoming freshmen who have    graduated from an Archdiocese of Milwaukee high school.

Please note that all scholarships have specific requirements in order to renew them from year to year. Scholarship amounts are subject to change and should only be considered final when granted to the student by the University.

* Scholarship is for incoming freshmen only
** Scholarship is for transfer students only