La Salle Scholarships and Grants
Students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits in a day program to be eligible.
FULL-TUITION CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Full-tuition Christian Brothers Scholarships are offered annually to high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic aptitude and achievement and offer evidence of potential for leadership in the La Salle community. This scholarship competition is open to high school seniors who have scored approximately 1300 on the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Critical Reading and Mathematics sections and who have a class rank in the top 10 or top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. A separate application for a full-tuition scholarship is required and may be obtained by contacting the Director of the Honors Program or downloaded from the Scholarship section of the Student Financial Services Web site. The completed scholarship materials must be received by the Honors Program no later than January 15.
Founder’s Scholarships are awarded in the memory of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers, the religious order that sponsors the University. St. La Salle’s vision of teachers who would transform the lives of students and his desire to provide access to education to those who would otherwise not receive it revolutionized education. For his achievement, he was named the Patron Saint of Teachers. His work is carried on at La Salle University as well as at schools in 80 countries throughout the world.
Without neglecting the life of the mind, the traditional mission of the Lasallian school has been to help young people plan and prepare for a useful and humanly rewarding career.
The awarding of a Founder’s Scholarship is based on a variety of criteria, chief of which are grade point average, strength of course schedule, and SAT scores. The scholarship is renewable for four years provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and full-time day status for the academic year. All students who have been accepted for admission by March 1 will be considered for the scholarship; no additional application is required.
LA SALLE GRANTS
As a reflection of its dedication to providing financial aid to students on the basis of financial need, the University has established the La Salle Grant program. Awards from this program are made to students based on their financial need as determined through completion of the FAFSA form. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to show financial need and submits all requested documentation within deadline dates. Priority is given to full-time day students.
La Salle University offers grants to men and women excelling in athletics. Contact with the La Salle University Athletics Department is made by the student’s high school coach. These grants can be maintained through the four years of study at La Salle University. No athletic grant is final until an official notification is sent from the Office of Student Financial Services. The awarding of an athletic grant may result in a reduction of the student’s financial aid. The student will be notified in writing if such a reduction occurs.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
Tuition scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who have shown interest in and commitment to community service prior to their undergraduate careers, and who are willing to continue such involvement during their years at La Salle. An applicant should also have total SAT scores of at least 1000 (Critical Reading and Mathematics sections) and be ranked in the first or second quintile of his or her class.
The grants are for $10,000 and may be combined with a Founder's Scholarship. They are intended to free recipients from the need to seek employment during the academic year. The grants are renewable each year if the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA and full-time day status and continues his or her involvement with community service.
The application can be downloaded from the Scholarship section of the Student Financial Services Web site.
All completed scholarship materials must be submitted by January 15 to the Office of University Ministry and Service.