Scholarships

At Benedictine University at Mesa, we promise our students an education that is affordable. We work with students and their families to exhaust all possible means of financial aid, including federal loans, need-based grants, academic scholarships and work-study options. Student learning and success is our first priority. That's our promise to our students.

Institutional Awards

Please Note:

  • Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more semester credit hours per term.
  • Scholarships are limited to a maximum of four years or eight terms of institutional awards. Awards will be finalized after submission of seventh semester/quarter grades; no revisions to merit awards will be made after the seventh semester/quarter.
  • Student financial aid programs, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice or obligation.
  • The Presidential Award, St. Benedict Award and Benedictine Heritage Award are mutually exclusive and may not be combined.
  • Institutional awards are applicable to the cost of tuition only during the fall and spring semesters.
Presidential Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $8,000 per year
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 3.500-4.000 or an ACT score of 33
Renewability: Cumulative 2.750/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

St. Benedict Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $6,000 per year
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 3.000-3.400 or an ACT score of 28-33
Renewability: Cumulative 2.500/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

Benedictine Heritage Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $3,000 per year for freshmen, $4,000 per year for transfers
Eligibility: Evaluation of academic performance in high school curriculum; cumulative GPA of 2.500-2.900 or an ACT score of 18-27
Renewability: Cumulative 2.500/4.000 GPA; full-time enrollment

Catholic High School Recognition Award*

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $5,000 per year for freshmen, $4,000 per year for transfers
Eligibility: Graduate of a Catholic high school
Renewability: Full-time enrollment
*Can only be combined with academic awards.

Mesa Community Award

Availability: Freshman and transfer students
Amount: $3,000 per year
Eligibility: Graduate of a Mesa high school or community college
Renewability: Full-time enrollment

Leadership Award**

Availability: Freshman students
Amount: $10,000 per year
Eligibility: Students accepted into the Jo Wilson Leadership Program
Renewability: Full-time enrollment
**Cannot be combined with other scholarships.

Chamber and DMA Discount

Employees and dependent children of Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Mesa Association members are eligible to receive a twenty-five percent (25%) tuition discount at Benedictine University at Mesa for traditional undergraduate programs.

Traditional undergraduate courses must be taken at the Mesa branch campus. This discount may not be combined with other prearranged student tuition discounts, such as institutional awards. Students who qualify for this discount through both agencies are eligible for only one 25 percent discount.

Students must verify every academic year (June through May) that they are, or their employer is, a Mesa Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Mesa Association member (via form below).

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Mesa Association Tuition Discount eligibility ceases for a student on the date when the eligible member is no longer employed by a Mesa Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Mesa Association member. If the member changes eligibility status during a term in which a tuition discount has been applied, the amount of the tuition discount will be prorated.

It is the responsibility of the employer to notify Benedictine University at Mesa of any employment changes.

Download Student/Membership Verification Form (PDF)

Mesa Partnership Scholarship

New freshman and transfer students at the Benedictine University at Mesa campus may be eligible for the Mesa Partnership Scholarship to help with tuition costs. The partnership is a result of a joint effort to provide higher education opportunities to the greater East Valley.

The $3,000 annual scholarship is for dependents of City of Mesa employees. The scholarship is renewable if students maintain good academic standing. It can be combined with the Benedictine Heritage and St. Benedict Award scholarships, but cannot be awarded in conjunction with Benedictine’s Catholic High School award.

Download Mesa Partnership Scholarship Verification Form (PDF)

Learn More

Now that you are ready to take your first steps toward becoming a Redhawk, we need some basic information from you so that an admissions counselor can reach out to you to provide the best possible responses to your inquiry and discuss requirements and next steps. Please fill out the form below or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
20
M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
Event Details

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    adrew@ben.edu

Feb
23
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Feb
24-9
Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708    mtole@ben.edu

Event Description:

Purpose

  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.

Eligibility

All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.

Categories

  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design

Specifications

Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10

Awards

Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Feb
25
Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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