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Academic Scholarships and Grants

Cabrini University offers academic merit awards to eligible incoming students based on GPA (grade point average) and SAT or ACT scores (if submitted).

For those students applying test-optional, merit awards will be based on GPA. 

All applicants to Cabrini are considered. Students must be registered as full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory academic success to continue to be eligible.

The University reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in a student’s academic status, or student’s code-of-conduct violations.

Awards may be affected if a student changes on-campus residency or number of credits taken per semester (less than 12 credits per semester).

If federal or state allocation of financial aid funds to Cabrini are adjusted at any time, Cabrini reserves the right to adjust financial aid awards as necessary. 

  • All financial aid awards are contingent on availability of funds
  • These awards are considered “gift aid” and do not need to be repaid by the student

First-Year Student Scholarship Opportunities

  • President's Scholarship
  • Provost's Scholarship
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Founder's Grant
  • Woodcrest Award

Transfer Student Scholarship Opportunities

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Achievment Scholarship
  • Achievement Grant
  • Transfer Partner Award

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Partner Scholarship

SAGE Scholarship

Honors Scholarship

The Honors Scholarship is awarded to students who are candidates for the freshman class with a minimum 3.7 GPA in academic courses. Candidates must complete the Honors Interview as part of the admissions process.  

To continue receiving the Honors scholarship must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Cabrini, and be enrolled in the Honors Program. The Honors Scholarship is awarded in addition to other academic scholarships


Catholic High School Scholarship

This grant is based on the student’s records showing graduation from a Catholic high school. It is renewable for up to four years, based on the student maintaining full-time status (12 credits minimum per semester) and maintaining academic progress.

Sibling Legacy Scholarship

Undergraduate students who have a sibling currently enrolled fill-time at Cabrini will be eligible for this award.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Undergraduate students who have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who have received a bachelor’s degree from Cabrini will be eligible to receive this award.

Science Scholars for Social Justice (SSSJ) Scholarship

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the SSSJ program provides accepted Biology and Chemistry majors who meet academic standards up to $8,000/year for four years ($32,000), in addition to other merit and need-based aid.

Affinity Scholarship for Mastery Charter High School and Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Students

The Affinity Scholarship awards a full-tuition scholarship to two Mastery Charter High School students and one Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School student who has exemplified high academic success, leadership abilities, and a passion for social justice. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Incoming Full-time student
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA Requirement
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Meet demonstrated financial need

Scholarship applications will open on Monday, January 3, 2022 and remain open until Friday, February 25, 2022. 

As part of the application, you will need to answer an essay question as it relates to Cabrini University’s Mission. Your response should be 250 words. A letter of recommendation is also ​required. If you have previously submitted a letter of recommendation with your admission application, you do not need to submit another letter.

Cabrini University Mission: “Education of the Heart – Cabrini University is a Catholic institution of higher education dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini welcomes learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds and prepares them to become engaged citizens of the world.” 

Essay question: What social justice issue motivates you to serve? How will you become an engaged citizen of the world?

Next steps:

Applications will be reviewed and select students will be invited to interview. Interview invitations will be sent by early March.

If selected to interview, students will be invited to attend our Scholarship Interview Day on March 12, 2022.

Affinity Scholarship Recipients will be notified by the end of March and will be invited to our Scholarship Signing Day in April.

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A handout of information about the Affinity Scholarship can be found, here.