Thomas More University Scholarships

Thomas More awards financial aid to 100% of admitted traditional students. The University’s generous scholarship offerings ensure that a high-quality, liberal arts education is affordable.

Academic Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship$18,000+ per yearGPA of 4.0 or above
Dean’s Scholarship$16,000+ per yearGPA range from 3.0-3.99
Thomas More Award$15,000 per yearAll admitted students to Thomas More are eligible for the Thomas More Award.
Parochial Promise$17,000 per yearStudents with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who will graduate from a Catholic high school. Transfer students not eligible.
Transfer Scholarship$2,000+ per yearStudents who have attended another institution of higher learning full-time for at least one semester.
Test Score Bonus$1,000-$4,000 per yearHigh school students with a verified test score equivalent to a 23 ACT/1130 SAT/74 CLT or higher are eligible for this award in addition to their academic scholarship. Amount varies depending on test score.

Signature Scholarships

ScholarshipAmountGPA & Minimum CriteriaTest ScoreAdditional Information
James Graham Brown Scholars 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 or 3.6 GPA with test score (see test score requirements)29 ACT / 1330 SAT / 90 CLT Deadline to apply is December 15. Finalists will be selected to interview.

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Msgr. Cleves
University Honors Program
Amount varies based on academics4.0 GPA (high school seniors only) NoneMsgr.Cleves
University Honors Program Application
Computer Information Systems Workship ProgramFull Tuition Guarantee3.5 or 3.0 GPA with test score (see test score requirements)23 ACT / 1130 SAT / 74 CLTDeadline to apply is 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.

Thomas More Workship Program Application
Bishop Roger J. Foys Ministry and ServiceAmount varies based on academics and interview3.0 GPA

Must be Roman Catholic
Priority deadline November 1. 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 $25,000 academic scholarship renewable for up to four yearsCertificate RequiredCannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.
National Merit FinalistsFull Tuition Guarantee Certificate RequiredCannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.

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 GuaranteeVariesStudent 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
Thomas More Access GrantAmount varies based on financial needStudents must complete a FAFSA for priority considerationFAFSA Application
Out of State Grant$2,000Student resides outside the state of Kentucky
Band ScholarshipUp to $4,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact Ken Carr at for more information
Choir ScholarshipUp to $4,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact Dr. Joe Taff at and Professor Sara Tobe Cahall at for more information
Theatre ScholarshipUp to $4,000 per yearMust be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre ProgramContact Philip Webster at for more information
Spirit AwardUp to $4,000 per yearMust be an active member of the cheerleading squad, dance team, or mascot programContact the Athletics office for more information
Sibling / Legacy Guarantee$1,000Must be son, daughter, sibling, or grandchild of a Thomas More current student or a Thomas More/VMC alum.
Military Award$2,000Must be current military personnel or veteran or dependent (as defined by FAFSA)DD-214 or current military ID is required. Must be presented at time of application for admission.

Other Scholarships and Awards

ScholarshipAmountGPA & RequirementsAdditional Information
Wilbert L. and Ellen Hackman Ziegler Scholarship$2,500Must be accepted to Thomas More University and intend to major in PsychologyDeadline to apply is December 15.

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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 May 15. 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.

Learn more about the foundation

Contact the Financial Aid office
Up to
$200 per dual credit course taken at Thomas More. Must have earned at least a “C” grade in each course to count toward scholarship. One time award. This scholarship is not renewable after the student’s first year. 
Achieve MORE ScholarshipVariesDiscuss details with your enrollment coachThe Achieve MORE Scholarship is available to any admitted accelerated or graduate student. Whether you would like to pursue a graduate degree, finish your degree, or start college for the first time as an adult, the Achieve MORE scholarship is available to you to further your education. You become eligible for the scholarship once you are admitted into the program and registered for classes.

For more information on cost of attendance please visit our Estimated Cost of Attendance page.