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Madonna University is committed to supporting students in pursuit of their goals through a range of scholarships and grants awarded based on academic performance, financial need, athletic experience, and group affiliation. Scholarships and grants are awards that do not need to be repaid and are awarded at the time of admission to Madonna. We're proud that more than 85 percent of Madonna University students receive some type of financial aid, and we award some 900 scholarships annually - both merit and endowed.

We provide you with all the essential information you need for endless opportunities:

How To Be Considered for Scholarships and Grants

We are passionate about rewarding you for your hard work and dedication to your studies and extracurricular activities. New students are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships during the holistic admission review process and do not need to complete a separate application. Competitive, Performance, and Talent Awards may require an additional application, audition, or interview and are awarded at the discretion of the coach or director of the program.

All scholarship applicants are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (code 002282) to be considered for additional financial aid. Scholarships and grants are included in your total financial aid package as reflected in the financial aid award notification letter upon admission. Renewal is contingent upon meeting specific requirements as outlined for each individual award.

Scholarship Opportunities at Madonna University

2024 Merit-Based Scholarships

Level Award HS GPA Qualification HS GPA & ACT/SAT Qualification Cumulative Transfer GPA Qualification
St. Francis $14,000 3.8+ 3.6+ AND 28+ ACT / 1300+ SAT 3.8+
St. Clare $12,000 3.6+ 3.4+ AND 26+ ACT / 1230+ SAT 3.6+
St. Felix $10,000 3.4+ 3.2+ AND 24+ ACT / 1160+ SAT 3.4+
Blessed Mary Angela $8,000 3.2+ 3.0+ AND 22+ ACT / 1100+ SAT 3.2+
Sr. M Paula Tokarski $6,000 2.8+ N/A 2.8+
Sr. M Raynelda Makarewicz $4,000 N/A N/A 2.5+

Direct from High School Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who enroll at Madonna University directly after completing high school; first-time adult students are also eligible to receive these awards as well. The scholarships are for full-time, degree-seeking students and are renewable for up to four years.

For Fall 2024, Madonna University is test-optional. This means you are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for admission or merit-based awards. No separate application is required to be considered beyond completion of the FAFSA during the admissions process. Review the Terms and Conditions for Direct from High School Scholarships.

Transfer Student Merit Scholarships

Transfer merit scholarships are offered to students who are attending a regionally accredited four-year or community college pursuing their first degree and will be transferring to enroll full-time at Madonna University. The awards range from $4,000 to $14,000 per year, outlined in the chart above. Learn more about the complete Terms and Conditions for Transfer Student Scholarships.

International Student Scholarships

International students applying to Madonna University are also eligible for merit-based scholarships based on their admission application. The awards range from $4,000 to $14,000 per year, outlined in the chart above. 

Affiliation Awards

Students that are connected to a specific group are also eligible for affiliation awards. Click the rewards below to review each award’s Terms and Conditions carefully to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that students can receive either affiliation scholarships or athletic scholarships, but not both.

 Scholarships  Amount/Year  Eligibility Requirements
 GPA / ACT / ~SAT CR+M
Affiliation Awards*    
Alumni Legacy $2,000 Parent/Grandparent is a Madonna alumna/alumnus
Catholic High School $4,000 Catholic High school graduate
Felician-Sponsored Ministries Varies Full-time employees and their dependents
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer $1,000 3.5/PTK Member
Performing Arts Award $3,000 As determined by the Director of Performing Arts

Financial Need-Based Awards

Students who exhibit financial need are reviewed during the application process in consideration for need-based awards. This includes awards to help offset the cost of residing in Madonna housing as well as academic-specific interest and intent to study abroad. Review the full Terms and Conditions of each of our need-based awards below.

Financial Need-Based Awards
Academic Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
Academic Housing Award Varies based on need Need-based housing assistance
BCA Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
Commitment to Affordable Learning Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance
Madonna Assistance Award Varied based on need Need-based grant assistance
Study Abroad Assistance Award Varies based on need Need-based grant assistance

Additional Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Madonna University also offers admitted students a set of scholarships and grants based on clearly defined federal and state need-based criteria, military service, and on-campus employment. This includes the Federal Pell Grant, work study, and Michigan Tuition Grant. Explore additional scholarships and grants offered at Madonna.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid

Madonna University is committed to supporting your investment in your future through a range of scholarships and grants, and we are proud to be one of the most affordable private, liberal arts schools in the country.

We are here to help you every step of the way, ensuring you and your family are able to make the most informed decisions throughout the financial aid process. Any questions about financial aid or our scholarship and grant opportunities? Contact our Office of Financial Aid at (734) 432-5663 or finaid@273064.com.