Academic scholarships are renewable for four years at Thomas More University. Academic scholarships cannot be combined with other academic scholarships. Academic scholarships are based on academic achievements in high school. Application for admission to Thomas More University serves as an application for academic scholarships.
Scholarship Amount Criteria Presidential Scholarship Minimum $15,000 Awarded to top 20% of incoming class.
Fall 2020 Top 20% had a cumulative GPA of 4.0 +
Dean's Scholarship Minimum $13,000 Awarded to the middle 50% of the incoming class.
Fall 2020 middle 50% had a GPA range from 3.0-3.99
Thomas More Award Minimum $10,000 All admitted students to Thomas More are eligible for the Thomas More Award. Parochial Promise $14,000 Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a catholic High school are eligible for the Parochial Promise.
Thomas More University offers students scholarship opportunities that challenge their academic, service, and spiritual opportunities. Opportunities in Signature Scholarships may include mentoring, community service, honors seminar, and more. Signature Scholarships require additional applications and interviews or information after acceptance to the university. Please read carefully for each scholarship for which you wish to apply.
Scholarship Amount GPA & Minimum Criteria ACT / SAT Additional Information James Graham Brown Honors Program Full tuition guarantee when combined with other scholarships and aid 4.0 GPA 29 ACT / 1330 SAT / 90 CLT You can qualify to apply for the Honors Program by fulfilling either of two criteria: Achieving the minimum GPA OR the minimum test score listed here. Deadline to apply is December 11. Only 100 applications will be accepted for Fall 2021. Finalists will be selected to interview. Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards.
Cleves Scholars Program Amount varies based on academics 3.25 GPA with required test score or 4.0 GPA with test-optional application 26 ACT / 1240 SAT / 82 CLT Students must attend Cleves Scholars events to maintain scholarship offer; the application is automatic with admissions application, priority consideration Dec. 1st
Learn more about the Cleves Scholars Program
Computer Information Systems Workship Program Full tuition guarantee Test-optional 3.5 GPA or 3.0 GPA with required test score 23 ACT / 1130 SAT / 74 CLT Deadline 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.
Bishop Roger J. Foys Ministry and Service Amount varies based on academics and interview 3.25 GPA test-optional or 3.0 GPA with required test score
Must be Roman Catholic
22 ACT / 1100 SAT / 72 CLT Deadline to apply January 15. Finalists will be selected to interview.
Governor's Scholars Program, Governor's School for the Performing Arts, and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Guarantee of $20,000 academic scholarship renewable for up to four years Certificate proof of completion. Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards. National Merit Finalists Guarantee of $25,000 academic scholarship renewable for up to four years Certificate proof of completion. Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships and awards. Pursuing Academic & Cultural Excellence (PACE) Mentoring Program Varies between $1,000 and $5,000 2.75 GPA or higher PACE 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.
Learn more about this program
Thomas More Trust Scholarships
Thomas More University is committed to ensuring that access to a quality liberal arts education is available to all students. In a time when the cost of higher education has become a barrier for some, Thomas More University has dedicated its resources to ensure that education of the highest quality is available to every student. Thomas More Trust scholarships can be combined with academic scholarships and other scholarships, but they cannot be combined with Signature Scholarships. Thomas More Trust scholarships are renewable for four years with the expectation that students maintain participation in an activity or maintain GPA requirements.
|Scholarship||Amount||GPA & Requirements||Additional Information|
|Diocese of Covington Guarantee||$20,000||Student must meet minimum admissions criteria||This 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 Award||Minimum $1,000||Students who complete a campus visit will be awarded a minimum $1,000 Saints award||To be considered for additional Saints Award money, please complete an application |
|Thomas More Access Grant||Amount varies based on financial need||Students must complete a FAFSA by January 15 for priority consideration||FAFSA Application|
|Out of State Grant||$2,000||Students must not reside in the state of Kentucky||-|
|Band Scholarship||Up to $8,000 per year||Must be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre Program||Contact program director for more information|
|Choir Scholarship||Up to $8,000 per year||Must be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre Program||Contact program director for more information|
|Theatre Scholarship||Up to $8,000 per year||Must be an active member of the Marching Saints, University Choir, or Theatre Program||Contact program director for more information|
|Spirit Award||Up to $8,000 per year||Must be an active member of the cheerleading squad, dance team, or mascot program||Contact coaches for more information|
|Sibling / Legacy Guarantee||Guarantee is 50% off of tuition||Must 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||$2,000||Must 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
|Scholarship||Amount||GPA & Requirements||Additional Information|
|Diocese of Covington, Kentucky Employee Tuition Grant||10% off of tuition||Must be a child of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky teacher or principal||Only applies to part-time students or students not receiving any financial aid|
|Utopia Scholarship||Up to $7,000||Acceptance and confirmation of enrollment to Thomas More and proficiency in foreign or computer language||Please see application for additional requirements. Deadline to apply is May 1.|
|Amber Johnson Scholarship||Up to $3,000||Must be a graduate of Dixie Heights High School and accepted to Thomas More University||Deadline to apply is May 1.|
|George A. Renaker Charitable Foundation Scholarship||Up to $1,500||Must be a Biology, Chemistry or Nursing major with a 3.0 GPA||Deadline to apply is January 15.|
|Alpha Delta Gamma Founders Legacy Scholarship||$2,000||Must demonstrate the five principles of ADG: Spiritual, Scholastic, Service, School Spirit, and Social||Deadline to apply is March 31. See application for additional information|
|Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Scholarship||Up to $5,000||One award to an Ohio resident majoring in a STEM field||The 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
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