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Scholarships and Grants

Merit-Based Scholarships

Holy Cross College is committed to recognizing and rewarding new students who have demonstrated academic excellence, exceptional leadership skills and continuous service to others within their schools and communities. In keeping with this tradition, we have created all-new levels of merit-based scholarships and awards for students entering the 2014-15 academic year. Merit award packages range from $4,000 to $14,000 annually depending upon the qualifications of the student. Because these scholarships are merit-based grants, family financial need is not considered and amounts awarded do not have to be repaid. Visit our Net Price Calculator to determine an estimate of the scholarships that you may qualify for.

The Trustee Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship
The Dean's Award
The Holy Cross Achievement Award
The Bishop Rhoades Scholarship
The Brothers of Holy Cross Scholarship
Transfer Scholarship 
Sibling Scholarship
The Nicholas Spehar Memorial Scholarship -- for current military, veterans, and family members
San Juan Diego Scholarship

The Trustee Scholarship -- $14,000 annually

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The Presidential Scholarship -- $13,000 annually

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The Dean's Award -- $10,000 annually

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The Holy Cross Achievement Award -- $4,000 - $6,000 annually

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The Bishop Rhoades Scholarship -- $3,500 annually

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Scholarship Amount: $3,500

The Brothers of Holy Cross Scholarship -- $3,500 annually

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Scholarship amount: $3,500

Transfer Scholarship -- $3,000 - $8,000 annually

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Sibling Scholarship

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Notice of Institutional Financial Aid On-Campus Residency Requirement 

All Holy Cross College students are strongly encouraged to participate fully in the life of the college.  Underclassmen in particular may best reach this goal by living in a Holy Cross College residence hall.  While all students are strongly encouraged to live in the residence halls, there is no requirement to do so, with one exception.  Students who receive 50% or more of their tuition expenses in aid from the college in the form of scholarships and grants are required to live in college residence halls for all semesters that such aid is received.  In this way, students for whom the college makes a significant financial commitment shall in turn commit to contributing in a meaningful way to the life of the college.

Students wishing to be relieved of this obligation may request a waiver.  This waiver, which the student must submit in writing to the Dean of Students no later than 2 weeks after receipt of a Financial Aid package, must outline a compelling reason why such a waiver should be considered.

Students receiving institutional aid in excess of 50% of tuition, who leave the residence halls either by their own choice, or due to a disciplinary matter shall expect a reduction in their institutional aid, and will be subject to all applicable charges as outlined in the housing contract and student handbook.

Scholarship Searches

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