Each year, millions of dollars in merit and talent based financial assistance is awarded to deserving Quincy University students - and since these are based on merit, you do not need to demonstrate financial need to qualify. All academic awards are renewable annually for up to three additional consecutive years for first-time freshmen and one to two additional consecutive years for transfers, providing the student meets the required grade point averages for renewal.
Select freshman admitted for the fall term are invited to compete for a four-year full tuition scholarship to Quincy University. The full-day competition includes a timed written essay and personal interviews with QU faculty. Participants are required to have a minimum ACT score of 27 and a high school grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship must live on campus during their four years at QU.
Academic scholarships are awarded on five levels ranging from $8,000 to $16,000 per year to qualified students. These renewable awards are based on a combination of the student's ACT/SAT score and high school grade point average.
St. Francis Solanus Scholarship - Named after the patron saint of Quincy University and a Franciscan missionary who ministered to native Americans, this scholarship symbolizes the commitment of QU to offer academic excellence to students of all backgrounds.
Anthony of Padua Scholarship - Named after the first great Franciscan professor, who also had a great reputation for compassion, this scholarship reflects the goal of a Quincy University education to integrate the head and heart in learning and service.
La Verna Scholarship - Named after a beloved mountain retreat in Tuscany, Italy, where St. Francis of Assisi experienced a deep religious experience, this scholarship reflects our belief that a Quincy University education enables students of all backgrounds and faith traditions to experience growth and transformation for successful living.
Canticle Scholarship - Named after St. Francis of Assisi's most famous poem, the Canticle of Creatures, this scholarship reflects the Franciscan values of joy and respect for all persons and all creation; values that lie at the core of a Quincy University education.
Thomas of Celano Scholarship - Named after Thomas of Celano, the first biographer of St. Francis of Assisi, this scholarship symbolizes the conviction that a Quincy University education will enable students to create the stories of their own life journeys with integrity, service and success.
Transfer scholarships are awarded on three levels ranging from $8,000 to $12,000 per year to qualified students who have attended another college. This renewable award is based on the student's cumulative grade point average at the previous institution.
Franciscan Service Scholarship
The Quincy University Franciscan Service Scholarship rewards students who have embraced the Franciscan value of service to others in their early life. Students admitted to the Fall 2014 term are encouraged to apply by submitting a 300-500 word essay outlining their commitment to serving others and the impact experienced by both student and those served. In addition, a letter of recommendation from a person who can attest to the student's service work is required. The recommendation should specifically note the individual's relationship (supervisor, advisor, etc.) to the student's service work and address the student's character and service dedication. To complete the application process, the student will participate in an interview with Quincy University staff members during a scheduled campus visit. Application essay and service reference may be submitted anytime before January 15, 2014. Campus Visit interviews may be scheduled at any time after submission of the essay and reference. Interviews must be scheduled before January 31, 2014 and completed by February 14, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year.
Legacy Scholarships are awarded to children and grandchildren of Quincy University graduates. Students are eligible for the scholarship by indicating on the QU application that a parent or grandparent graduated from Quincy University. This scholarship is renewable for three years to incoming freshman and up to two years to incoming transfer students. For more information visit Legacy Scholarships.
QU Athletic Scholarships
Athletic scholarships, which range from $500 to full direct cost, are offered in the following sports: Men's baseball, soccer, basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, and golf; Women's basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and golf. Eligibility and amounts are determined by the coaches of the individual sports.
QU Art Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are awarded annually by the Division of Fine Arts faculty after submission and review of a portfolio. Art major and participation in departmental activities are required.
QU Music Scholarships
Music scholarships and grants are awarded to students who demonstrate a high degree of musical talent, whether instrument or vocal. Awards are determined by the faculty in the Division of Fine Arts after auditions are conducted and any additional requirements are met. While participation in music ensembles is required for these scholarships, it is not necessary to major in music to earn these awards.