Multicultural and First Generation Scholarships
The application deadline for Fall 2021 Competitive Scholarships has passed. However, we encourage you to pursue other opportunities such as private scholarships and alternative grants.
To view a full list of private scholarships and grants, please visit our Private Scholarship Options page.
- Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
- Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
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.