Merit Scholarships and Awards

2017-2018 Academic Year

Albertus Magnus College annually awards merit scholarships to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. The Office of Admission selects all award recipients and requires a completed admission application be submitted no later than March 15th to be considered for a merit award.

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is equal to 75% of tuition for entering freshmen with a minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. and minimum combined SAT scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math of 1100, with no component score lower than 500, or an ACT equivalent score of 21. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the student maintains a 3.3 cumulative G.P.A.

Mohun Scholarship For Catholic High School Students

Mohun Scholarship For Catholic High School Students

Mother Stephanie Mohun, O.P., and the Dominican Sisters of Saint Mary of the Springs founded Albertus Magnus College in 1925. The Mohun Scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from a Catholic high school and who meet the following criteria:

  • $15,000 scholarship for students with a minimum 3.3 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A.
  • $11,000 scholarship for students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.
  • $7,500 scholarship for students with a minimum 2.7 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.

Honorable Richard C. Lee Scholarships (for Connecticut Residents)

Honorable Richard C. Lee Scholarships (for Connecticut Residents)

Albertus Magnus College has a 90-year history of educating Connecticut students. To continue that tradition and to celebrate the community, Albertus Magnus College is proud to offer the Honorable Richard C. Lee Scholarships for Connecticut high school students who meet the following criteria:

  • Scholarship equal to 50% of tuition: minimum combined SAT scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math of 1030, or an ACT equivalent score of 20, and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0; renewable with a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Scholarship equal to 25% of tuition: minimum combined SAT scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math of 980, or an ACT equivalent score of 19, and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5; renewable with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.

Sister Maria Patricia Devaney Scholarship (for Out-of-State Students)

Sister Maria Patricia Devaney Scholarship (for Out-of-State Students)

The Sister Maria Patricia Devaney Scholarship is equal to 50% of tuition for entering freshmen from out of state with at least a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and minimum combined SAT scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math of 1030, or an ACT equivalent score of 20. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Scholarship (for Community Service)

Saint Thomas Aquinas Scholarship

The College's namesake, St. Albert the Great, had a particularly well known student: St. Thomas Aquinas, who believed that service to one's community was of utmost importance. "Everyone," he wrote, "acts on the supposition that what he does will contribute to his overall good; one's overall good is the ultimate reason for doing anything… Thus in one sense there is one and the same ultimate end for every human agent —the integral human good." Albertus Magnus College is honored to offer a scholarship for students who show promise as active members of their community.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for students who have a documented history of exemplary community service while in high school, with a minimum of 200 total hours, and a 2.7 cumulative G.P.A. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.

Transfer Student Scholarship

Transfer Student Scholarship

The Transfer Student scholarship is awarded to students who are transferring to Albertus Magnus College from an accredited postsecondary institution with a minimum of 30 credits and a cumulative college G.P.A. as follows:

  • $13,500 scholarship for students with a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  • $10,500 scholarship for students with a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 3.2 cumulative G.P.A.
  • $7,500 scholarship for students with a 2.8 cumulative G.P.A.; renewable with a 2.8 cumulative G.P.A.

S.T.E.M. Award (for Science and Mathematics Majors)

S.T.E.M. Award

St. Albert the Great, the patron of Albertus Magnus College, was referred to by a colleague as "so superior in every science that he can fittingly be called the wonder and miracle of our time."

The S.T.E.M. Award is available to entering freshmen with demonstrated need who are interested in the sciences. This award offers up to an additional $7,500 for freshmen who enter with at least a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and pursue a major in the S.T.E.M. fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or Pre-Medicine. This scholarship is renewable annually, provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Promise Award

Promise Award

The Promise Award is intended specifically for accomplished students who were active members in their high schools or communities, thus embodying those qualities of compassion and generosity championed by St. Albert the Great.

The Albertus Magnus College Promise Award offers up to $7,500 to students who are incoming freshmen, who have a documented history of exemplary leadership or community service, and who achieve a competitive G.P.A. This award is renewable annually, provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.

Saint Catherine of Siena Award (for Catholic High School Students)

Saint Catherine of Siena Award (for Catholic High School Students)

One of the great women saints of the Dominican Order is St. Catherine of Siena. Catherine was born in 1344 in Siena, Italy. Although Catherine had no formal education as a child, she left us her Prayers, Letters and Dialogue (with God). Today at Albertus Magnus College we look to St. Catherine for inspiration as a person who was close to God, compassionate to others and courageous in her willingness to speak the truth to injustice.

The Saint Catherine of Siena Award is a $1,000 grant for incoming freshmen who graduated from a Catholic high school or Catholic college preparatory school. This award is renewable provided the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Scholarship and Grant Eligibility

All eligible students must enroll at Albertus Magnus College full-time and attend a regionally accredited high school or postsecondary institution. All scholarships are renewable, provided the student maintains the minimum cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) required of the scholarship that has been offered.

Additionally, the student must maintain a full-time status in the Traditional Undergraduate Day Program, with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, to retain his or her merit award. Merit scholarships are awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters only.

Students are eligible to receive only one merit award from Albertus Magnus College upon admission, with the exception of freshmen entering into a S.T.E.M. major who also qualify for the S.T.E.M. Award. Please note that high school G.P.A.s are subject to recalculation by the Office of Admission at the time of admission. Merit scholarships and institutional financial assistance are not available to international students at this time.