Stonehill Funded Gift Aid

We fund a variety of Stonehill-exclusive grants and scholarships based on need and merit. You may be eligible for a merit scholarship, an athletic scholarship, a need-based scholarship, or some combination.

Merit-Based Awards/ Scholarships for Academic Excellence

View the Stonehill Merit Scholarship Renewal Parameters (PDF)

Moreau Honors Scholarship ($25,000*)

Merit-based gift aid awarded to incoming students in the Honors Program in recognition of strong academic achievement, test scores, rank in class, and competitive curriculum at the high school level. Recipients, typically in the top 5% of their high school graduating classes, are selected by the College. Renewal requires a cumulative average of at least 3.30 and continued participation in the College’s Honors Program. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters. *The $25,000 scholarship level begins with Class of 2018.

Shields Merit Scholars Program ($8,000-$10,000)

Merit-based gift aid awarded by the College to incoming students of the highest caliber and promise, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Renewal requires a cumulative average of at least 3.30. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Novak/Sakmar/Templeton Scholarship ($2,500-$10,000)

Merit-based gift aid awarded by the College to incoming students, typically valedictorians of their high school graduating classes, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and co-curricular contributions. Recipients are selected by the College. Renewal requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters

Presidential Scholarship ($14,000-$20,000)

Merit-based gift aid awarded to incoming students in recognition of strong academic achievement, test scores, and competitive curriculum at the high school level. Renewal requires a cumulative average of at least 3.00. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Dean’s Scholarship ($10,000-$12,000)

Merit-based gift aid awarded to incoming students in recognition of strong academic credentials and co-curricular contributions at the high school level. Renewal requires a cumulative average of at least 2.90. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Need-Based Scholarships & Grants

Light & Hope Award

The Light & Hope Award is funded by the College and awarded on the basis of institutionally defined financial need. These funds are renewable if the student continues to be enrolled full time, meets satisfactory academic progress requirements, files the financial aid application each year, and demonstrates financial need. The same percent of need met in the initial year will be met in each subsequent year that need is demonstrated. Incoming student awards are tentative, pending verification of the information on the financial aid application.

Non-renewable Grants

Non-renewable Grants are funded by the College and based on exceptional circumstances. Awarded for one year only and, as stated, not renewable in subsequent years.

Congregation of Holy Cross & Diocesan Scholarships

Archdiocese of Boston Scholarship

All graduates of Cardinal Spellman High School receive the $6,000 Archdiocese of Boston Scholarship to attend Stonehill. This award is "stackable", meaning it is awarded in addition to any merit scholarships for which the student may be eligible. Renewal requires maintaining satisfactory academic progress. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Diocese of Fall River Scholarship

All graduates of Bishop Stang, Bishop Connolly, Bishop Feehan, Coyle & Cassidy, and Pope John Paul II high schools receive the $6,000 Diocese of Fall River Scholarship to attend Stonehill. This award is "stackable", meaning it is awarded in addition to any merit scholarships for which the student may be eligible. Renewal requires maintaining satisfactory academic progress. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Holy Cross High School Scholarship

All graduates of Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers high schools receive the $7,500 Holy Cross High School Scholarship to attend Stonehill. This award is "stackable", meaning it is awarded in addition to any merit scholarships for which the student may be eligible. Renewal requires maintaining satisfactory academic progress. There is no expectation that the amount will increase in subsequent years. Presumes continuous full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic-Related Aid

Recipients of Athletic Scholarships are selected by the Department of Athletics, to which all questions regarding this type of aid should be directed.

Other Scholarships, Grants & Discounts

The Brassil Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship:

Established by the Alumni Association in memory of Brassil Fitzgerald, professor of English at Stonehill College from its foundation until his death in 1962. Awarded as a half-tuition scholarship, each to two students entering their fourth year. Awarded at the discretion of the Alumni Council, in consultation with the Director of Student Financial Assistance, who will select students in need of financial assistance with ability to do outstanding academic work. Applications provided by Office of Alumni Affairs.

The Ronald E. Burton Scholarship:

This scholarship  is offered to two academically talented and financially needy first-year students who are alumni of the Ron Burton Training Village and may cover up to full tuition.   To renew, recipients must file a complete financial aid application and demonstrate continued financial need. Presumes continuous full- time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters.

Multiple Family Member Discount

This is funded by Stonehill and awarded on the condition that the applicable family members are full-time students, living in the same household, matriculating at the same time, paying tuition to Stonehill, and not receiving any other scholarship, grant, or tuition remission from the College. The schedule is as follows:

  • 2nd student – 25% tuition discount
  • 3rd and subsequent student(s) – 50% tuition discount

 

The total family reduction will be divided and applied equally to each family member.

Resident Assistant Grants

Room & Board Grants given to students who serve as Resident Assistants on staff with Residence Life. These grants are treated as a resource in financial aid awarding, per federal regulations; however, an RA’s eligibility for Stonehill need-based grants and scholarships will not be affected by receipt of the RA Grant unless total gift aid exceeds billed costs, or federal Title IV regulations require adjustment to other aid.

Tuition Exchange Scholarship

Gift aid based on parental employment at another participating institution, which certifies initial and renewal eligibility. Requires full-time enrollment, achievement of satisfactory academic progress, with limited transferability to study abroad and internship programs.

Dollars for Scholars Matching Grants

Stonehill provides up to $500 in matching awards to students who are recipients of Dollars for Scholars scholarships. In order for a student to receive a match, the awarding Dollars for Scholars chapter must submit an official, written matching request form, and the student must have remaining financial need.