Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships and Grants

AMU Athletic Leadership Scholarships


All institutional athletic scholarships are awarded directly from the Ave Maria University Athletic Department.  Any merit and need based eligibility for athletes will be considered and generated via the athletic scholarship awarding process.

Institutional Advancement Scholarships

Ave Maria University

Leadership Scholarship


Qualifications:
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at Ave Maria University
  • Recipient will be selected based upon  financial need, academic promise, and character that will allow them to succeed in their pursuit of higher education
  • Recipient must demonstrate leadership and service in their communities
  • This scholarship may not be used in place of, or in combination with, an athletic scholarship

Jon Scharfenberger

Memorial Scholarship


Amount: $2,000  

Type: One-time or renewable.

Qualifications:

  • Have a strong commitment to Pro-life activities;
  • Be a Catholic in good standing;
  • Exhibit leadership skills through one or more of the following:
    • Sports club or team
    • Student government
    • Choir or student club
    • Ave Maria Campus Household
    • Event organizing
    • Public speaking

 Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given to those beginning their first year of college, although upperclassmen are also eligible. Athletes & Non-Athletes are eligible to apply for this grant.  

The Southeast Michigan

Diocesan Scholarship


  • $7,000 – Add-on Scholarship (in addition to AMU Institutional Aid)
  • Awarded $3,500 each semester
  • For a duration of 4 years (per individual student) as an undergraduate student
  • First time college freshman or a transfer college student with no more than 31 attempted credit hours (may not be a returning AMU student)
  • Must have graduated from a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Diocese of Lansing or Diocese of Saginaw, or be a registered member of a parish in one of the 3 Dioceses.
  • Practicing Catholic – with endorsement letter from Priest or Parish Office
  • Student must maintain a University GPA of 2.5 in order to keep the scholarship
  • Must complete Ave Maria University's online scholarship application
  • This scholarship will be awarded to the first 30 students who meet the criteria and are accepted to the University

Ohio Scholarship


Qualifications:

  • Recipient must be a resident of Ohio.
  • The recipient will automatically be eligible for annual awards, as long as they maintain a university GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate evidence of a lifestyle and values consistent with the Ave Maria University student handbook.

Paul W. Kendra

"Man Up" Memorial Scholarship


Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a male student, from Immokalee, Florida, enrolled full time at Ave Maria University 
  • Submit a personal essay about a person who has influenced his life, or why he is eligible to receive this scholarship, providing  examples of being hard working, responsible, and a respectable young leader
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or coaches (non-relatives)
  • The recipient must maintain a university GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate evidence of a lifestyle and values consistent with the Ave Maria University student handbook.

Grace Scholarship


Qualifications:
Applicants must be from the St. Cloud, Minnesota area and must be members of St. Peter's Parish in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Applicants must meet regular acceptance criteria and must be enrolled as full time graduate students at Ave Maria University.   

Scholarship Policies


Scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Recipients must have submitted all official documents deemed necessary before award will be confirmed.  Please submit only one application form, even if you are applying for multiple scholarships.