Thomas More University Scholarships

Thomas More awards University financial aid to 100% of admitted students. The University’s generous scholarship offerings ensure that a high-quality liberal arts education will be affordable for you and your family.

Academic Scholarships

ScholarshipAmountCriteria
Presidential ScholarshipMinimum $15,000Awarded to top 20% of incoming class.

Fall 2020 Top 20% had a cumulative GPA of 4.0 +
Dean’s ScholarshipMinimum $13,000Awarded to the middle 50% of the incoming class.

Fall 2020 middle 50% had a GPA range from 3.0-3.99
Thomas More AwardMinimum $10,000All admitted students to Thomas More are eligible for the Thomas More Award.
Parochial Promise$14,000Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a catholic High school are eligible for the Parochial Promise.

Signature Scholarships

ScholarshipAmountGPA & Minimum CriteriaACT / SATAdditional Information
James Graham Brown Honors ProgramTop 2 candidates guaranteed full tuition scholarship when combined with other scholarships and aid; other applicants offered admission to the program may receive James Graham Brown funding, amounts vary.4.0 GPA29 ACT / 1330 SAT / 90 CLTQualified applicants must have a 4.0 GPA or 29 ACT/ 1330 SAT/ 90 CLT score. Deadline to apply is December 15. Only 100 applications will be accepted for review. Finalists will be selected to interview.

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Cleves Scholars ProgramAmount varies based on academics3.25 GPA with required test score or 4.0 GPA with test-optional application26 ACT / 1240 SAT / 82 CLTStudents must attend Cleves Scholars events to maintain scholarship offer; the application is automatic with admissions application, priority consideration Dec. 1st

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Computer Information Systems Workship ProgramFull tuition guaranteeTest-optional 3.5 GPA or 3.0 GPA with required test score23 ACT / 1130 SAT / 74 CLTDeadline to apply: March 1, finalists will be selected to interview. Students must be willing to work 20 hours per week, 50 weeks per year in the Computer Center on campus. Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.

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Bishop Roger J. Foys Ministry and ServiceAmount varies based on academics and interview3.25 GPA test-optional or 3.0 GPA with required test score

Must be Roman Catholic
22 ACT / 1100 SAT / 72 CLTDeadline to apply January 15. Finalists will be selected to interview.

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Governor’s Scholars Program, Governor’s School for the Performing Arts, and Governor’s School for EntrepreneursGuarantee of $20,000 academic scholarship renewable for up to four yearsCertificate proof of completion.Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.
National Merit FinalistsGuarantee of $25,000 academic scholarship renewable for up to four yearsCertificate proof of completion.Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.
Pursuing Academic & Cultural Excellence (PACE) Mentoring ProgramVaries between $1,000 and $5,0002.75 GPA or higherPACE is a mentoring program designed for the matriculation, retention, and graduation of the minority students at Thomas More University. Students must actively participate in the mentorship and programming and follow expectations of the PACE program.

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Thomas More Trust Scholarships

Thomas More Trust scholarships can be combined with your academic scholarship. Receiving one of these awards depends upon your meeting certain criteria beyond your academic performance. Trust scholarships are renewable for four years with the expectation that students continue to fulfill scholarship requirements.

ScholarshipAmountGPA & RequirementsAdditional Information
Diocese of Covington Guarantee$20,000Student must meet minimum admissions criteriaThis guarantee ensures all Diocese of Covington graduates who meet minimum admissions criteria are eligible for $20,000 in institutional aid. This will be a combination of academic and extracurricular scholarships
Saints AwardMinimum $1,000Students who complete a campus visit will be awarded a minimum $1,000 Saints awardTo be considered for additional Saints Award money, please complete an application

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Application Award$1,000You must apply for admission as a traditional student for an upcoming Spring or Fall semester.Apply for admission here
Thomas More Access GrantAmount varies based on financial needStudents must complete a FAFSA by January 15 for priority considerationFAFSA Application
Out of State Grant$2,000Students must not reside in the state of Kentucky
Band ScholarshipUp to $8,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact program director for more information
Choir ScholarshipUp to $8,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact program director for more information
Theatre ScholarshipUp to $8,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact program director for more information
Spirit AwardUp to $8,000 per yearMust be an active member of the cheerleading squad, dance team, or mascot programContact coaches for more information
Sibling / Legacy GuaranteeGuarantee is 50% off of tuitionMust be son, daughter, sibling, or grandchild of a Thomas More current student or a Thomas More/TMC/VMC alum.Cannot be stacked with institutional scholarships, will be included in the amount of institutional scholarships offered.
Military Award$2,000Must be current military personnel or veteran or dependent (as defined by FAFSA)Deadline is May 1. DD-214 or current military ID is required.

Other Scholarships and Awards

ScholarshipAmountGPA & RequirementsAdditional Information
Diocese of Covington, Kentucky Employee Tuition Grant10% off of tuitionMust be a child of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky teacher or principalOnly applies to part-time students or students not receiving any financial aid
Utopia ScholarshipUp to $7,000Acceptance and confirmation of enrollment to Thomas More and proficiency in foreign or computer languagePlease see application for additional requirements. Deadline to apply is May 1.

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Amber Johnson ScholarshipUp to $3,000Must be a graduate of Dixie Heights High School and accepted to Thomas More UniversityDeadline to apply is May 1.

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George A. Renaker Charitable Foundation ScholarshipUp to $1,500Must be a Biology, Chemistry or Nursing major with a 3.0 GPADeadline to apply is January 15.

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Alpha Delta Gamma Founders Legacy Scholarship$2,000Must demonstrate the five principles of ADG: Spiritual, Scholastic, Service, School Spirit, and SocialDeadline to apply is March 31. See application for additional information

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Austin E. Knowlton Foundation ScholarshipUp to $5,000One award to an Ohio resident majoring in a STEM fieldThe Knowlton Foundation is the legacy of Austin E. Knowlton, community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Mr. Knowlton established the Foundation in 1981 in recognition of his business success and civic involvement. He funded it during his lifetime and, through his will, created a lasting impact that continues to support students and higher education.

The Foundation’s primary mission is to promote and advance higher education in the United States through direct grants and contributions to qualified colleges and universities.

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