Private Scholarships

Many private organizations provide scholarship opportunities. Scholarship information may be obtained by contacting civic, professional, religious, and other community organizations.

If you receive a private scholarship, please notify the Office of Financial Aid so that the award can be added to your financial aid notification. The receipt of outside scholarships may require an adjustment to previously-offered aid if your total package exceeds cost of attendance. If adjustments are necessary, offers of campus employment and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans will be reduced before Holy Cross gift assistance. Please send all scholarship details to Be sure to note if the scholarship is a one-time award or renewable each year.

Financial assistance is divided and is credited evenly to the student account between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise noted in writing by the organization. If you receive a check directly from a private organization, the check should be endorsed and submitted to the Office of Student Accounts for processing.

As a courtesy, Holy Cross Colleges provides the following links to help you begin your search for private scholarships. We do not, however, endorse any specific private scholarship, and you are reminded to use caution when sharing personal information with third party organizations.

These organizations provide scholarship opportunities for students who reside near Holy Cross College:

Holy Cross College is a proud member of the National Catholic College Admission Association, which offers a scholarship opportunity for students enrolling at a member institution: