Merit Scholarships

All First Year and Transfer applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Academic performance, as displayed in the transcript and standardized test scores, is the primary factor used to determine eligibility and award level. Admitted students who are assigned a merit scholarship will be notified of the award and amount in the admissions decision packet. Not all admitted students will receive a merit scholarship.


Merit scholarship levels for those entering spring 2020 or fall 2020.

The Trustee Scholarship is valued at $12,000 per academic year for a grand total of $48,000 over four years. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time attendance and requires a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA while attending Holy Cross College.

The President’s Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per academic year for a grand total of $40,000 over four years. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time attendance and requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA while attending Holy Cross College.

The Dean’s Scholarship is valued at $8,000 per academic year for a grand total of $32,000 over four years.This scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time attendance and requires a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA while attending Holy Cross College.