Scholarships for Transfer Students 

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You should be able to focus on your education, not how much it costs. That’s why at Benedictine, we reward students based on their hard work inside and outside the classroom. We offer scholarships based on merit (GPA), musical talent, Phi Theta Kappa honors society membership and Benedictine legacy. We encourage all students to apply for Financial Aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) where you may also be considered for additional institutional funding during the financial aid process.

To be eligible for the maximum awards, you will need to be admitted to the University. To complete an application, visit If you have questions about your pending application, you can contact or (630) 829-6300.

St. Benedict Transfer Award
$10,000 - $16,000 per year

Eligibility: Benedictine University recognizes the achievement of transfer students by awarding merit scholarships based on student’s cumulative transfer GPA.

Phi Theta Kappa Award
$2,000 per year

Eligibility: Previous or current membership. Proof must be provided.

Family Recognition Award
Up to $2,000 per year

Eligibility: 1)  Incoming student(s) of alumni parents, grandparents, or sibling(s). 
2) Have sibling(s) currently enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program.

Scholars Program Award

Eligibility: Program Acceptance (not stackable with other awards)

Out-of-State Award
$3,000 award per year

Eligibility: Awarded to an admitted student that has permeant residence outside of the state of Illinois. A student receiving this award is also required to live in on-campus housing (Ondrak Hall, Jaeger Hall, or Founders’ Woods Apartments).

Music Scholarship
Up to $6,000 per year

Eligibility: Successful completion of music audition with the Department of Music; Declared major or minor in music.

Athletic Band
$1,000 per year

Eligibility: Tuition credit after full semester of participation.

Campus Visit Award
$1,000 per year

Eligibility: Experience our Benedictine hospitality firsthand! Freshmen who visit before May 1 and transfer students who visit before July 1 will receive a $1,000 annual Campus Visit Award.* It's our way of saying, "Thanks for visiting!"

*Eligible events include: Visit Days, BenU at a Glance, Eagle Days, Transfer Workshops and personalized visits. Award is renewable annually and will be disbursed for up to four consecutive years.

St. Ben Chapel Choir
$500 per year

Eligibility: Tuition credit after full semester of participation.

Benedictine Need Award

Eligibility: All students who file a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) and demonstrate calculated financial need will be reviewed and considered for need-based assistance.


Please Note

  • Institutional awards are applicable to incoming transfer students starting in the Fall 2022 term.
  • To remain eligible for the full amount of Benedictine University institutional financial aid each semester, you must be enrolled full time (12-18 credit hours) and remain in good academic standing. Scholarship recipients who are found to be in violation of student conduct guidelines as outlined in the Student Handbook may be subject to loss of institutional scholarships/awards.
  • Final transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the first day of the term in which you are enrolled.
  • Student financial aid programs, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice or obligation. The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to modify financial aid awards at any time based on the availability of federal, state, and institutional funds; outside scholarships; or if changes occur in your financial need, course enrollment, or academic status. If a student receives additional assistance after the initial financial aid offer was issued, previously awarded funds may be adjusted.
  • The Scholars Program Award and the St. Benedict Transfer Award are mutually exclusive and may not be combined.
  • Incoming sophomores are limited to a maximum of three years or six semesters of institutional awards.
  • Incoming juniors are limited to a maximum of two years or four semesters of institutional awards.
  • Incoming seniors are limited to a maximum of one year or two semesters of institutional awards.
  • In most cases, there is a limit to institutional awards.
  • Students from the Mesa branch campus are not eligible for these scholarships as they qualify for special tuition rates.

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