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:

CBU Merit Scholarships

CBU offers academic scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $19,000 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 or ACT or SAT scores.

Students planning to attend on athletic scholarships may qualify for different merit aid amounts.

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

Fall 2023 Scholarships Based on GPA or ACT/SAT Submission

ScholarshipAwardHS GPA orACT orSAT
Presidential Scholarship$19,000.00
3.9+28+1300+
Lasallian Scholarship$18,000.003.7+25+1200+
Maurelian Scholarship$16,000.003.5+
23+1130+
Deans' Scholarship$14,000.003.3+21+1060+
University Scholarship$12,000.003.1+19+1000+

Fall 2023 Scholarships Based on GPA For Transfer Students

ScholarshipAwardCollege GPA
Presidential Scholarship$15,0003.7+
Lasallian Scholarship$13,0003.2+
Maurelian Scholarship$12,0003.0+
Deans' Scholarship$10,0002.7+
University Scholarship$8,0002.3+

International Students

First-Year Student Scholarship Table with SAT equivalents for students with at least a 3.0 High School GPA

ScholarshipACTSAT Amount
Presidential30-36
1360+
$18,000
Lasallian28-291300-1350
$17,000
Maurelian25-271200-1290$16,000
Dean's23-241130-1190$14,000
University221100-1120$12,000
Rozier211060-1090$11,000
Rozier20 & Below1030 & Below$9,000

High School GPA (no submitted ACT or SAT score)

ScholarshipGPAAmount
PresidentialGPAAmount
Lasallian3.8-4.0$15,000
Maurelian3.5-3.79$14,000
Dean's3.1-3.49$13,000
University 2.8-2.79$11,000
Rozier2.49 & Below$10,000

*Please contact Matthew Cardoza for additional information on Merit Scholarships for international students.

Additional Scholarships

Catholic High School Scholarship

  • 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 Scholarship

  • 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 Scholarship

  • 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

*NOTE: Students are only eligible to receive ONE of the above scholarships (Catholic High School, Lasallian High School, or Christian Brothers High School). Although the criteria may overlap in some instances, only one will be awarded per eligible student.


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) of $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 Scholarship

  • 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 Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Parent Alumni or Alumni referral
  • 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.
  • Limitations: This is a one-time grant for undergrad students. It must be earned prior to committing and cannot be stacked beyond a full tuition.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: Incoming 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

State Scholarships