Here are the basics that you need to know about Scholarships before deciding whether this is a Financial Assistance option you would like to pursue:

  • Scholarships don’t have to be repaid.
  • Student must meet certain criteria and deadlines.
  • Scholarships are available to undergraduate students only.

CBU Merit Scholarships

CBU offers academic scholarships ranging from $9,000 to $18,000 annually based on a student’s academic success in his or her high school and college (if applicable). There is no separate application necessary for the CBU Merit Based Scholarships. Students are considered for scholarship upon completing an application to the University—this includes submitting all transcripts and scores. Starred (*) scholarships are event-based, and participation is by invitation. Scholarships and awards vary depending on cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.

  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Application Process: These scholarships are awarded once a student is accepted for admission.

Scholarships based on ACT Submission

ScholarshipACT (superscore)HS GPA 3.00 and aboveHS GPA below 3.00
Presidential Scholarship30-36$18,000$17,000
Lasallian Scholarship28-29$17,000$16,000
Maurelian Scholarship25-27$16,000$15,000
Deans' Scholarship23-24$14,000$13,000
University Scholarship22$12,000$11,000
Rozier Scholarship21$11,000$9,000

Scholarships with no Submitted ACT or SAT Scores

ScholarshipHS GPAAward
Presidential Scholarship3.8 - 4.0$15,000
Lasallian Scholarship3.5 - 3.79$14,000
Maurelian Scholarship3.1 - 3.49$13,000
Deans' Scholarship2.8 - 3.09$12,000
University Scholarship2.5 - 2.79$11,000
Rozier Scholarship2.49 and below$10,000

Note: Admitted students who do not meet the above criteria may still be considered for other merit scholarships.

Additional Scholarships and Awards

Catholic High School Award

  • Amount: $3,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Graduation from a Catholic high school
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.

Lasallian High School Award

  • Amount: $10,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Criteria: Graduation from a Lasallian high school outside of Memphis, TN
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

Christian Brothers High School Award

  • Amount: $5,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Criteria: Graduation from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

Christian Brothers Promise Scholarship

  • Amount: Variable, renewable annually; total award brings the annual cost of tuition to $3000 per year
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a demonstrated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or $2,100 or less and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or a minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT score
  • Criteria: Resident of Tennessee, graduated from an eligible TN high school, qualify for TN programs including the HOPE Scholarship, TN Student Assistance Award, and either the HOPE Aspire or HOPE General Assembly Merit Scholarship
  • Application Process: No additional application is required but students must have a current FAFSA on file
  • Additional Information can be found at CBU.edu/promise

Mississippi and Arkansas Award

  • Amount: $3,500, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Graduation from a high school in Mississippi or Arkansas
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

Legacy / Alumni Referral Award

  • Amount: $1,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Graduation from a Catholic high school
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.

CBU Visit Grant

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Attend a qualifying event (Open House, Financial Aid Night, etc.) or complete an in-person or virtual campus visit.
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.

Phi Theta Kappa

This is awarded only to incoming traditional day students.

  • Amount: $2,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: New traditional day transfer applicants who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • Criteria: Acceptance to the University. Students must show proof of membership and maintain good standing while a student at CBU.

TheDream.US Scholarships

We are proud to be a Partner College of TheDream.US. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. CBU welcomes DREAMers, who are able to attend our University using the scholarship funds provided by TheDream.US. We are committed to DREAMers’ success. CBU participates in the Opportunity and National Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. The National Scholarship is for Tennessee residents. Eligibility is based on where you live.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THEDREAM.US SCHOLARSHIP

Competitive Scholarships

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