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Scholarship Information for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Scholarships for Incoming, Transfer and International Full-Time Day Students

Each year La Salle awards scholarships to our incoming class of new students. More than just helping with tuition costs, our scholarships are intended to acknowledge and reward the accomplishments of our applicants both in and out of the classroom. Our process is in-depth because we are weighing all relevant information sent to us. Scholarships are not given based solely on a GPA or solely on an SAT score. We evaluate a wide spectrum of criteria, including but not limited to: the strength of curriculum chosen, the strength of the school attended, GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, the application essay and overall presentation and letters of recommendation.

NOTE: Only full-time (12+ credits/semester) students enrolled in the day program qualify for the following scholarhips.

Scholarship Offered to Deadline
Christian Brothers' Scholarship First-time Freshmen January 15
Community Service Scholarship First-time Freshmen January 15
Founders Scholarship Freshmen or Transfer March 1; Transfer Rolling

 

The Christian Brothers' Scholarship

Each year, La Salle University awards merit-based University Scholarships to incoming freshmen. These awards provide full tuition for up to four years of undergraduate study at La Salle.

Eligibility: La Salle University Christian Brothers' Scholarships are open to all incoming freshmen who approximate the following minimum qualifications: academic rank in the top ten students (of smaller schools) or first decile of their high school senior class, standardized test scores that total approximately 1300 SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics) or 29 ACT, potential for academic and extracurricular leadership as evidenced by honors and awards, activities, letters of recommendation, and personal essay. Students must be accepted to La Salle in order to qualify for the Christian Brothers’ Scholarship.

Requirements: Scholarships are awarded each year to students accepted for the freshman class at La Salle by January 15th. These scholarships are valued at the amount of the annual full tuition and are renewable each year for four years if normal progress is being made toward the degree and if the student maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In addition to the completed application for admission to La Salle, each candidate must submit the following credentials for the review of the scholarship selection committee: the completed, separate Christian Brothers' Scholarship application, an additional essay of 500 to 1000 words on a designated topic, letters of recommendation from two additional individuals of the applicant's choice.

Application materials are to be RECEIVED at La Salle no later than January 15 and are available for download below.

Download Forms:

  • Application
  • Letter of Recommendation
    (You can save, print out, and distribute the Letter of Recommendation form to your recommenders, or fill out the fields below to e-mail the form directly to your recommender.)
Community Service Scholarship

La Salle University has a long-standing commitment to service. Each year La Salle awards $10,000 scholarships to students who have been involved in community service and who will commit themselves to continued service throughout their undergraduate careers.

Eligibility: New full-time incoming freshmen with an extensive service background and a demonstrated interest in future service may apply for the Community Service Scholarship. Candidates must commit themselves to the requirements of the scholarship outlined below.

Requirements: The scholarship, $5,000 per semester ($10,000 per academic year), may be applied to tuition or room and board for the regular academic year. Successful fulfillment of the scholarship requirements and the spirit of community-building among all the scholars are the bases for each semester’s renewal.

In particular, recipients are required to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average,
  • attend an overnight retreat early in the first semester,
  • attend twice-monthly community-service-scholarship group meetings,
  • perform 10 hours per week of community service,
  • submit a reflection journal and meet individually with the program coordinator monthly,
  • contribute actively to community building among all scholarship recipients, including living in the Signum Fidei living-learning section of a residence hall the first year, and
  • demonstrate good social and behavioral status in accord with the spirit of the University’s mission and goals.

Procedures: Scholarship application materials are available at the link below. It is an on-line form, with tabs that explain each application unit before you come to the Application tab. Follow all the directions carefully in completing the application, even for the letters of recommendations, and answer all questions on the application. Review your responses before clicking the submit tab at the end of the application. Once you submit the form, you will be unable to retrieve it for revision.

Link to Online Scholarship Application

All applications are submitted electronically and must be dated no later than January 15.

Founder's Scholarship

Procedure: No additional application is required. Follow the procedures for applying for admission to La Salle University. Students must be admitted by March 1.

Eligibility and Requirements: All students who submit an application for admission to La Salle University are automatically considered for Founder's Scholarships. Candidates are selected based on quality of course selection, grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores, and extracurricular activities. Partial tuition scholarships are awarded each year to students accepted for the freshman class at La Salle. Founder's Scholarships range from $11,000 to $20,000 per academic year.

Transfer Students: All transfer students who submit an application for admission to La Salle are automatically considered for Founder's Scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $18,000 per academic year. Candidates for these partial tuition scholarships are selected based on quality of course selection, grade point average, number of transferable credits (as determined by La Salle) and extracurricular activities.