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Scholarships

We’re committed to making your academic adventure as affordable as possible. Each year, St. Lawrence University awards more than $70 million worth of gift aid — that is, financial assistance that does not have to be repaid, such as scholarships and grants.

Academic Merit Scholarships

When you apply to St. Lawrence University, you will automatically be considered for one of these four academic merit scholarships based on your entire admissions application. This includes your academic record such as courses taken, grades earned, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores (if submitted), as well as co-curricular activities, the essay, and an interview (if applicable). Competition varies each year depending on the applicant pool.

You can only be awarded one merit scholarship. If you qualify for more than one, the scholarship with the highest monetary value will be awarded to you.

Your merit scholarship will remain constant each year for four years, provided you maintain the required minimum cumulative grade point average.

Award Type Amount & Terms Eligibility & Requirements

Trustee Scholarship

Full tuition...

for up to four years or eight semesters.

Awarded to the top first-year students.

Based on academic excellence, character, and leadership.

Momentum Scholarship

$35,000 per year...

...or $140,000 over four years or eight semesters.

Based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and civic engagement.

Sesquicentennial Scholarship

$30,000 per year...

...or $120,000 over four years or eight semesters.

Based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and citizenship.

University Scholarship

$25,000 per year...

or $100,000 for four years or eight semesters.

Based on academic and extracurricular achievements, character, and citizenship.

If you are awarded a Trustee, Momentum, Sesquicentennial, or University scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in order to retain it.

Additional Award Opportunities

High-achieving and engaged students may also be considered and selected for one of these special awards (Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.)

Award Type Amount Eligibility & Requirements

Kirk Douglas Scholarship

Full tuition and fees

By Invitation only, the Kirk Douglas Scholarship is for students from under-represented and low-income backgrounds who show ambition and potential to contribute to diversity within the campus community.

Dean's Incentive Award*

Varies

Provided to students who demonstrate promise for being successful in their college work, regardless of need or course history; award is renewable in the same amount each year with satisfactory academic progress.

Presidential Achievement Award**

Varies

Based on achievement of all kinds (and not based on merit or financial need); award is renewable in the same amount each year with satisfactory academic progress.

 

*Students receiving tuition benefits or scholarships are not eligible for this award.

**Students receiving tuition benefits or scholarships valued at $25,000 or more are not eligible for this award.

Specialty Scholarships

St. Lawrence University also offers domestic students a range of scholarship opportunities based on career interests, leadership, service, and other factors. In addition to submitting a Common Application or St. Lawrence application, special forms and/or an essay are required to be considered for these awards.

Deadline: January 10, 2022, or with your Early Decision application.

Presidential Diversity Scholarship

The Presidential Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated impactful leadership, service, or activism in building or supporting diversity within their community. This $128,000 scholarship ($32,000 per year) is awarded for up to four years or eight semesters.

Apply for the Presidential Diversity Scholarship

Vilas Scholarship (Business & Entrepreneurship)

The Vilas Scholarship, named in honor of successful Wall Street financier Homer A. Vilas (Class of 1913), supports students interested in entrepreneurship or a career in business. The selected scholars are awarded up to $128,000, or $32,000 per year for up to four years or eight semesters. 

Apply for the Vilas Scholarship

Leadership Scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who are strong leaders in their schools and communities. The award is for $80,000, or $20,000 per year for up to four years or eight semesters.

Apply for the Leadership Scholarship

Community Service Scholarship

The Community Service Scholarship honors students who have served in their region and who motivate others to get involved; the award is for $80,000, or $20,000 per year for up to four years or eight semesters.

Apply for the Community Service Scholarship

Augsbury/North Country Scholarship

The Augsbury/North Country Scholarship (ANCS) was established in 1974 and recognizes academic and extracurricular leaders among designated North Country and Canadian high school students. Students can be nominated by their high school or nominate themselves. Recipients will receive a scholarship between $20,000-$35,000 for each of their four years at St. Lawrence ($80,000-$140,000 total).

Learn more about the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship

Book Awards Scholarship

Designed for high school juniors, the Book Award Scholarship program honors students who have distinguished themselves in their communities by making a significant commitment to fostering inclusivity. 

Students must be nominated by a high school teacher or counselor; recipients receive a select book, plus a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 each year for four years) to attend St. Lawrence University.

ROTC Scholarships

Available directly from the U.S. Army or the U.S. Air Force, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships typically cover full tuition and provide a stipend and book allowance. Additionally, ROTC students may receive a St. Lawrence grant or scholarship to cover room and board. 

Ice Hockey Scholarships 

Athletic scholarships at St. Lawrence University are available only for men and women’s ice hockey.

Under NCAA rules, athletic scholarships are strictly prohibited for Division III athletes; additionally, athletic involvement must not be a consideration for merit scholarships or need-based financial aid.

External/Private Scholarship Resources

Outside of what’s available to you as an incoming St. Lawrence student, you may also wish to seek opportunities with local, community-based, or corporate- and foundation-supported scholarship programs. 

Requirements, application processes, and deadlines will vary greatly between programs. Be sure to plan ahead! To get started: 

Lastly, we caution all families to thoroughly research any agency that claims they can find and guarantee you outside financial aid awards for a fee. Find out if the service is legitimate by contacting a member of our Financial Aid team or calling a consumer agency such as the Better Business Bureau.

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