Here are the basics that you need to know about Scholarships before deciding whether this is a Financial Assistance option you would like to pursue:

鶹ý Merit Scholarships

鶹ý offers academic scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $19,000 annually based on a student’s academic success in his or her high school and college (if applicable). There is no separate application necessary  for the 鶹ý Merit Based Scholarships. Students are considered for scholarship upon completing an application to the University — this includes submitting all transcripts and scores. Starred (*) scholarships are event-based, and participation is by invitation. Scholarships and awards vary depending on cumulative high school GPA or ACT or SAT scores.

Students planning to attend on athletic scholarships may qualify for different merit aid amounts.

  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Application Process: These scholarships are awarded once a student is accepted for admission.

Fall 2024 Scholarships Based on GPA or ACT/SAT Submission

ScholarshipAwardHS GPA orACT orSAT
Presidential Scholarship$19,000.00
3.9+28+1300+
Lasallian Scholarship$18,000.003.7+25+1200+
Maurelian Scholarship$16,000.003.5+
23+1130+
Deans' Scholarship$14,000.003.3+21+1060+
University Scholarship$12,000.003.1+19+1000+

Fall 2024 Scholarships Based on GPA For Transfer Students

ScholarshipAwardCollege GPA
Presidential Scholarship$15,0003.7+
Lasallian Scholarship$13,0003.2+
Maurelian Scholarship$12,0003.0+
Deans' Scholarship$10,0002.7+
University Scholarship$8,0002.3+

International Student Scholarships

International Access Scholarship Package

International students applying to 鶹ý on academic merit are eligible for the International Access Scholarship Package. This package makes tuition, housing, and the full meal plan more accessible to international students. Contact ugintl@cbu.edu for more information.

*Not stackable with athletic scholarships.

International Athlete Merit Scholarships

First-Year Student Scholarship Table with SAT equivalents for students with at least a 3.0 High School GPA

ScholarshipAmountHS GPAorSATorACT
Presidential$18,0003.9+1300+
28+
Lasallian$17,0003.7+1200+25+
Maurelian$16,0003.5+1130+23+
Dean's$14,0003.3+1060+21+
University$12,0003.1+1000+19+
Rozier$11,0003.0+<1000>19

*For more information on all international scholarships please contact Candice Rutherford.

Additional Scholarships

Catholic High School Scholarships

  • Amount: $3,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen*
  • Criteria: Graduation from a Catholic high school
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.

Lasallian High School Scholarships

  • Amount: $5,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or higher*
  • Criteria: Graduation from a Lasallian high school outside of Memphis, TN
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

Christian Brothers High School Scholarships

  • Amount: $5,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a 2.5 GPA or higher*
  • Criteria: Graduation from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

*NOTE: Students are only eligible to receive ONE of the above scholarships (Catholic High School, Lasallian High School, or Christian Brothers High School). Although the criteria may overlap in some instances, only one will be awarded per eligible student.


Christian Brothers Promise Scholarships

  • Amount: Variable, renewable annually; total award brings the annual cost of tuition to $3000 per year
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with a demonstrated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,846 or less and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or a minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT score
  • Criteria: Resident of Tennessee, graduated from an eligible TN high school, qualify for TN programs including the HOPE Scholarship, TN Student Assistance Award, and either the HOPE Aspire or HOPE General Assembly Merit Scholarship
  • Application Process: No additional application is required but students must have a current FAFSA on file
  • Additional Information can be found at 鶹ý.edu/promise

Out-of-State Scholarships

  • Amount: $3,500, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: Full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen with US residence in states other than Tennessee
  • Criteria: May not be combined with athletic scholarships; must be a US citizen
  • Application Process: No additional application is required

Legacy Alumni Referral Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: All full-time, traditional, undergraduate freshmen
  • Criteria: Parent Alumni or Grandparent Alumni referral
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.

鶹ý Visit Grant

  • Amount: $1,000, renewable annually for four academic years, for a total of $4000
  • Eligibility: Full-time, traditional undergraduate freshmen are eligible for one 鶹ý Visit Grant.
  • Criteria: Attend a qualifying event (Open House, Financial Aid Night, etc.) or complete an in-person or virtual campus visit.
  • Application Process: No additional application is required.
  • Limitations: It must be earned prior to committing and cannot be stacked beyond a full tuition.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000, renewable annually
  • Eligibility: Incoming traditional day transfer applicants who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • Criteria: Acceptance to the University. Students must show proof of membership and maintain good standing while a student at 鶹ý.

First-Year Engineering Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500 or $3,000, awarded during the first year of attendance
  • Eligibility: Full-time, undergraduate freshmen majoring in ABET accredited engineering (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Criteria: Acceptance to the University and admission to ABET accredited major. Required test scores: 22-25 ACT math subscore or SAT or ALEKS test equivalent for $1,500; 26+ ACT math subscore or SAT or ALEKS test equivalent for $3,000. Students must be committed to attending in Fall 2024 by having made appropriate deposit arrangements.
  • Availability: Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who meet award criteria while funds are available.
  • Application: No additional application is necessary.

First-Year Engineering Technology and Management Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 or $500, awarded during the first year of attendance
  • Eligibility: Full-time, undergraduate freshmen majoring in Construction Management, Engineering Management, or Engineering Technology
  • Criteria: Acceptance to the University and admission to one of the above majors. Required test scores: 18-21 ACT math subscore or SAT or ALEKS test equivalent for $500; 22+ ACT math subscore or SAT or ALEKS test equivalent for $1,000. Students must be committed to attending in Fall 2024 by having made appropriate deposit arrangements.
  • Availability: Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who meet award criteria while funds are available.
  • Application: No additional application is necessary.

TheDream.US and ECE Scholarships

We are proud to be a Partner College of TheDream.US and Equal Chance for Education. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. 鶹ý welcomes DREAMers, who are able to attend our University using the scholarship funds provided by TheDream.US and Equal Chance for Education. We are committed to DREAMers’ success. 鶹ý participates in the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Students who will or have graduated from a TN high school with a TN address can apply for The Equal Chance for Education scholarship.


Competitive Scholarships

State Scholarships