Undergraduate Admission

Competitive Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Service Awards

Multicultural and First Generation Scholarships

Special Scholarships

Alumni Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

To view a full list of private scholarships and grants, please visit our Private Scholarship Options page.

Academic Scholarships

St. Francis Xavier Scholarship

  • Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD

The St. Francis Xavier scholarship is a full tuition, four-year scholarship. It is awarded annually to up to 10 incoming first-year students with exceptional academic achievement and outstanding leadership involvement in their community and/or school.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are not required for competitive scholarship consideration.

Service Awards

Xavier Community-Engaged Fellowship

  • Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD

This four-year scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership or initiative in the area of community engagement or service through their school, community or church, and who have shown high academic achievement. The Community-Engaged Fellows are involved in a host of diverse, hands-on community opportunities throughout the Cincinnati region drawing upon principles of social justice, community building, and public policy. They are guided by faculty and community engagement professionals on campus and in the field.

For Fall 2020, the Community-Engaged Fellowship was valued at $30,000 per year and was awarded to eight incoming first-year students.

The Community-Engaged Fellowship is tuition restricted and will replace any previous Xavier merit scholarship offer.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are NOT required for Community-Engaged Fellowship consideration.

Multicultural and First Generation Scholarships

Miguel Pro & Francis X. Weninger Scholarships

  • Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD

The Francis X. Weninger & Miguel Pro Scholarship is named after two Jesuit priests who committed their lives to social justice. Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J., was the founder of St. Ann Parish in 1865. St. Ann's was the first Catholic Church and school with a ministry committed to Cincinnati's black community. Miguel Pro, S.J., was a Mexican priest who was martyred by the Mexican government in 1927 for his practice and teaching of the Catholic faith.

This scholarship is awarded annually to students who are committed to the promotion of diversity in our society and who demonstrate leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the greater community. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this scholarship.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are not required for competitive scholarship consideration. 

The Weninger-Pro scholarship supports Xavier's mission of promoting and celebrating a diverse campus community. Accordingly, Weninger-Pro scholars participate in activities throughout the year that promote the benefits of a diverse campus community. Xavier University defines first generation students as students whose parents have not earned a four-year bachelor's degree.

Special Scholarships

Hearst Scholarship

  • Scholarship application deadline: TBD

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students from the Evanston, Avondale, and Norwood neighborhoods.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are NOT required for Hearst Scholarship consideration.

Alumni Scholarships

Edgecliff Alumni Awards

  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD
  • Must also apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA by December 1, 2021

The Edgecliff Scholars Award provides scholarships to incoming first-year and transfer students who have been accepted for admission to Xavier University and are Edgecliff alumni relatives (sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren). Scholarship amounts vary from year to year. Selection is made by the Edgecliff Scholars Committee in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and the Office of Student Financial Services. The scholarship award is renewable for up to four years so long as the student stays in good academic standing with the University.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are not required for this competitive scholarship consideration. 

Indiana Alumni Scholarship

  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD
  • Must also apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA by December 1, 2021

This scholarship was established by Xavier University Alumni residing in the State of Indiana. Incoming, first-year students who reside in the state of Indiana are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year and the amount of the award varies. This is a non-renewable, one year scholarship. Selection is made by the scholarship committee in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Student Financial Services and Office of Admission based on academic criteria and financial need.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are not required for this competitive scholarship consideration.

Legacy Scholarship

  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD
  • Must also apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA by December 1, 2021

The Legacy Scholarship is funded by donations from the State of Ohio Collegiate License Plate Program. Incoming first-year students who are lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of Xavier University graduates are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship can be renewed for up to 4 years so long as the student remains in good academic standing with the University. The amount awarded each year varies. Selection will be made by the Legacy Scholarship Committee based on essay submission.

Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page. Test scores are not required for this competitive scholarship consideration.

Departmental Scholarships

Williams Scholarships

The Williams Scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $3,000 to four incoming first-year students. The recipients must declare a major in the Williams College of Business, be in good academic standing, and fulfill service requirements to the College. This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Who should Apply: Incoming first-year students for Fall 2022 who will be pursuing a Business major
Deadline: TBD

This scholarship is test-optional. Before accessing scholarship and honors applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page.