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Academic Scholarships and Grants

Cabrini University offers academic merit awards to eligible incoming students based on Grade Point Average (GPA) 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

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

Transfer Student Scholarship Opportunities

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

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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 High School 3.0 GPA Requirement
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Meet demonstrated financial need

Scholarship applications are open November 1, 2022 through March 15, 2023. 

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?

If you've been selected to receive an Affinity Scholarship, you will be notified by April 1.

Begin your Affinity Scholarship application

Find more information about the Affinity Scholarship: English | Español

Catholic High School Scholarship

An incoming first-time student who has graduated from a Catholic high school is eligible. It is renewable up to four years, based on the student maintaining full-time status (12 credits minimum per semester) and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Honors Scholarship

The Honors Scholarship is awarded to students who are first-year candidates with a minimum 3.7 GPA in academic courses and demonstrated rigor. All applications are reviewed for the Honors Program.  

To continue receiving the Honors Scholarship, students 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. Renewable up to four years


Legacy Scholarships


Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Undergraduate students who have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who have earned a bachelor’s degree from Cabrini will be eligible to receive this award. Renewable up to four years. Note, this cannot be combined with the Sibling Legacy Scholarship.

Sibling Legacy Scholarship

This is awarded to undergraduate students who currently have a sibling enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at Cabrini University. Renewable up to four years. Note, this cannot be combined with the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.