Saint Vincent Scholarships and Grants

Saint Vincent College provides numerous financial opportunities to incoming freshmen and transfer students, as well as returning undergraduates. Many awards are distributed and based primarily on academic merit and specific selection criteria. Entering freshmen for the 2020-2021 year will be awarded the scholarships listed below based on test scores and high school grade point average, as well as housing status and other criteria. Awards are based on full-time enrollment.

Most Saint Vincent scholarships may be retained for eight semesters as long as a minimum 2.0 GPA is met. SAT score is based on Math and ERW Sections only. ACT score is the Composite Score. 

Chancellor’s Scholarship - $25,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
SAT 1,360+ (ACT 29+ or CLT 89+) and 3.75 GPA

Presidential Scholarship - $23,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
SAT 1,270+ (ACT 26+ or CLT 81+) and 3.50 GPA

Deans’ Scholarship - $21,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
SAT 1,170+ (ACT 24+ or CLT 76+) and 3.25 GPA

Faculty Scholarship - $19,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
SAT 1,080+ (ACT 21+ or CLT 68+) and 3.00 GPA

SVC Community Scholarship - $16,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
SAT 1,080+ (ACT 21+ or CLT 68+) and 2.50 GPA 
OR SAT 1,030+ (ACT 20+ or CLT 66+) and 3.00 GPA

SVC Scholarship - 
$15,000 + $2,000 Resident Grant 
All Others

SAT scores include Math and Critical Reading sections. Additional scholarships and financial awards of up to $15,000 are available to students who do not meet the criteria for the merit scholarships listed. Accepted students are encouraged to file the FAFSA and visit our Net Price Calculator to find out more!  Information included in the Net Price Calculator (NPC) is based on aid awarding for fall 2020 and will be changing soon to reflect fall 2021 awarding.

 Wimmer Scholarship Competition  

  • The Wimmer Scholarship Competition is a general knowledge examination open to graduating high school seniors. Seniors must have applied for admission by the date of the exam and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, as well as a documented SAT (ERW and Math) score of 1170 or above, a minimum ACT of 24 or a CLT of 77. 
  • The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
  • The first-place winner will receive a full tuition, room and board scholarship to attend Saint Vincent College for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $194,000.
  • The second- through fifth-place winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $145,000. 
  • If you have any questions, please call 724-805-2500.

Transfer Student Grants   

  • An award of $18,000 is extended to transfer students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above in their previous college course work.
  • A transfer grant of up to $16,000 will be awarded to other students depending on the quality of previous college course work.
  • Transfer students residing on campus will receive an additional $1,000 Housing Grant.

Benedictine Pastors’ Awards  

  • Students who are registered members of parishes staffed by Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey are eligible for a $2000 award.
  • You must have been a member of a qualifying parish at least one year prior to your start at Saint Vincent College.
  • You must submit a letter from your pastor verifying your membership by May 1st.
  • Annual re-application is not necessary. 

Catholic High School Graduate Grants  

  • A grant of $2,000 is extended to graduates of Roman Catholic high schools who enroll as full-time students in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.
  • Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment during succeeding academic years.

Aurelius Scholarship      

Aurelius Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated, unmet financial need, superior academic credentials and potential (including high school performance and ACT/SAT scores), declared major and interest in the Aurelius Scholars program. The program is offered to motivated students interested in the Western intellectual tradition and awards a limited number of competitive scholarships for incoming freshmen each year.

Selected recipients receive a $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) Aurelius Scholarship, applied toward tuition as a part of their financial aid package, over the course of four years, assuming enrollment and satisfactory progress in the Aurelius Scholars program. Recipients will be expected to enroll in Principles of American Politics (a core course in the program) in their first year at Saint Vincent, demonstrate satisfactory progress in completing the Aurelius course sequence, attend occasional lectures sponsored by Saint Vincent’s Center for Political and Economic Thought, and periodically meet with the Aurelius program director to discuss their progress in the program. 

Music Scholarships

For fall 2020, there will be up to six music scholarships (Singers and band) available to new students at $1,000 each. Students must audition to be considered for these scholarships. Deadline is March 15, 2020. Interested students should contact Christina Andrae ( at least one week in advance to schedule an audition. Video auditions are also possible on a case-by-case basis.

Fred Rogers Scholarship   

This scholarship, valued at $2500, is for students interested in pursuing careers involving children, early learning and media for young children. 

Stanley Black & Decker Scholarships

Stanley Black & Decker Scholarships are available for first-generation college students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.  One $1,000 scholarship is are awarded in this program. For more information, or to apply, for the Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship for students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, click here.

Two $1,000 annual scholarships are also awarded to first-generation college students majoring in Marketing. Read more.

STEP Scholarships

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Talent Expansion Program.  Five four-year $5,000 scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in biochemistry, data science or minoring in biotechnology. For more information on requirements and applying. See .

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program

Saint Vincent College is partnering with the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of the Henry Luce Foundation to support and inspire women in science and engineering. CBL Scholarships will be awarded to four exceptional female students majoring in Computing, Engineering, or Physics. Two current sophomores will be selected this year (2019-20) to receive the award for their junior and senior years (2020-21 and 2021-22). The other two students will be selected from next year’s sophomore class. For more details visit the Boyer School

Trooper Michael P. Stewart Scholarship

The Trooper Michael P. Stewart Scholarship of $2,500 (renewable each year up to four years) was established in memory of Trooper Michael P. Stewart through the generosity of his family, friends and colleagues to support young men and women from Greater Latrobe High School wishing to attend Saint Vincent College. 

One scholarship is available for 2020. To apply, submit an admission application to SVC. Submit an essay (maximum of one page) to Christina Andrae ( by March 16, 2020, addressing the importance of faith and family. The essay should be free of identifying information in the body of the essay.

Byron R. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Byron R. Hunter Memorial scholarship was generously established by Mr. Hunter, a 1963 graduate of Saint Vincent College. Mr. Hunter spent his entire teaching career within the Kiski Area School District, located in Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this 8-semester scholarship, applicants must be graduates of the Kiski Area School District. For more information regarding the Byron R. Hunter Memorial Scholarship, please call 724-805-2627 or email

Home-schooled Graduate Grants  

  • A grant of $2,000 is extended to graduates of home-schooled high school programs who enroll as full-time students in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.
  • Renewal requires continuous full-time enrollment during succeeding academic years.

Out-of-State Grant 

Grants are in the amount of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. Any non-Pennsylvania resident is eligible for this award.

First-Generation Grant  

Grants are in the amount of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. First-generation college students are those whose parent(s) have not attained a bachelor’s degree.

Endowed Grants   

These scholarships are supported by the generosity of alumni and private donors to the College's Scholarship Endowment Fund.  

Federal and State Grants 

To be considered for federal and state grants, completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required yearly. Grants do not have to be repaid.  The FAFSA is available October 1 at Students completing the FAFSA by March 1st, may be considered for additional SVC need based grants/scholarships.  

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award  for the 2019-2020 year is $6,195

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate Pell grant recipients with exceptional financial need.   

The maximum Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) award for 2019-2020 was $4,122.  PA residents must complete the FAFSA prior to May 1st.  For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania State grant website at or call 1-800-692-7392. 

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to contact community groups, churches, high school counselors and local civic organizations for information regarding local scholarship opportunities, as well as free national scholarship searches such as those listed below.