Saint Vincent Scholarships and Grants

Our approach to scholarship awards is rooted in academic rigor and achievement. We strive to make a Saint Vincent education available to all students who desire to challenge themselves. We offer academic merit and need-based scholarships and grants. Merit scholarships are awarded based on academic profile, strength of curriculum, leadership and service experience and other factors. Students applying with or without college entrance exam scores are considered for all awards at the time of acceptance. Additional need-based assistance may be available depending on the results of your FAFSA.

Chancellor's Scholarship   $25,500
President's Scholarship  $23,500
Dean's Scholarship  $22,000
Faculty Scholarship  $19,500
Community Scholarship  $16,500
SVC Scholarship

All students who choose to live on campus will also receive a Resident Grant of $3,000 to assist with the additional cost of room and board. 
Some grants from the College are dependent on factors other than academic merit or financial need and may be added to the full financial package.

Catholic High School Grant $2,000  Awarded to all freshmen Catholic high school graduates
Out-of-State Grant $500  Awarded to any student residing outside of Pennsylvania
First Generation Grant    Based on financial need

Additional need-based financial aid from Saint Vincent may also be available to you based on the results of your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Therefore, we encourage every family to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Filing early will ensure that you are considered for this additional aid. The FAFSA will also determine your eligibility for state and federal aid programs such as grants and/or loans.

Accepted students are encouraged to file the FAFSA and visit our Net Price Calculator to find out more! 


 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 3.75, as well as a documented SAT (ERW and Math) score of 1300 or above, a minimum ACT of 28 or a CLT of 86. A test score is required to sit for the exam unless a student has a 4.0 GPA with at least six AP courses.
  • The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Online and in-person testing options will be available. 
  • 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 $200,000.
  • The second- through fifth-place winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for eight semesters – an estimated value of more than $150,000. 
  • 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 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 2021. To apply, submit an admission application to SVC. Submit an essay (maximum of one page) to Christina Andrae ( by March 16, 2021, 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. Therefore, preference will be given to graduates of the Kiski Area School District to receive this eight semester scholarship. For more information regarding the Byron R. Hunter Memorial Scholarship, please call 724-805-2627 or email

Out-of-State Grant 

Grants are in the amount of $500 per year, renewable for four years. Any non-Pennsylvania resident is eligible for this award.

First-Generation Grant  

Grants are need-based and in the amount of up to $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.