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Scholarships are awards that do not have to be repaid. A variety of scholarships, ranging in dollar amount, may be available to you.

Types of scholarships

Endowed scholarships

Endowed scholarships are funded by gifts from alumni, friends and faculty of Spalding. Scholarships are awarded annually based on financial need. Award amounts and qualifications vary by scholarship, but funding is available to students across academic programs. Learn more about our endowed scholarships.

Endowed scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. As of Jan. 2, 2019, there is no longer an application for endowed scholarships. All students will be reviewed in the awarding process.

Academic scholarships

To be considered for our merit-based scholarships, you only need to submit an application for admission. Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit are renewed automatically each year if you maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative Spalding GPA and full-time enrollment.

You will be notified of your scholarship status upon your acceptance.

Academic Scholarships and Eligibility
Award Eligibility
Mother Catherine Spalding*: $11,000+ 3.70-4.0 GPA with 20+ ACT or 950+ SAT
Dean’s*: $8,000+ 3.30-3.69 GPA with 20+ ACT or 950+ SAT
Nazareth*: $7,000+ 3.10-3.29 GPA with 20+ ACT or 950+ SAT
Honors*: $6,000+ 3.00-3.09 GPA with 20+ ACT or 950+ SAT
Transfer: Up to $8,000 Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (Must be a transfer student.)

*This scholarship is for first-time students entering Spalding University directly out of high school.

Please note these awards may be reduced if you receive tuition awards from outside sources.

Need-based scholarships

Muhammad Ali scholarship

The Muhammad Ali scholarship is a need-based scholarship, up to $7000, awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. You must complete the FAFSA and be enrolled full time to be eligible.

Outside scholarships

Many national organizations offer financial assistance to students. For these outside scholarships, we’ve gathered links to help you in your search. Local organizations may also be a resource for you. If you are a high school student, your guidance counselor may have a list available to you.


The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship can be applied to tuition at any eligible post-secondary institution in Kentucky. This scholarship is based on a student’s yearly high school GPA and highest ACT or SAT score. For more information on KEES or to check your award online, please visit

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