The Pro Scholarship is named in honor of Miguel Pro, S.J., a Mexican priest who was martyred by the Mexican government in 1927 for his practice and teaching of the Catholic faith. The 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.
The Weninger Scholarship is a four-year scholarship named in honor of Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J., 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. The 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.
Priority consideration for the Pro and Weninger scholarships is given to those students ranking in the top 25 percent of their high school class with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum SAT of 1070 (23 ACT).
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 required for competitive scholarship consideration.
The Weninger and Pro scholarships support Xavier's mission of promoting and celebrating a diverse campus community. Accordingly, Weninger and 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.