College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Scholarships

Academic Acheievement Scholarships

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and contributions made to a student’s school and community. Nearly all incoming freshman students receive one of these scholarships.

Alum Referral Scholarships

Students who are referred to CSB/SJU by an alum by January 15 of their senior year, are eligible for an additional $1,000 per year scholarship. Alums should use our online referral form to submit names.

Legacy Scholarship

Offered to students with a parent or grandparent who has attended CSB/SJU,  or with a sibling who is a current or former CSB/SJU student.

Art, Music and Theater Scholarships

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invite students to apply for scholarships recognizing their artistic abilities. All scholarships require a completed scholarship application, demonstrated excellence and a recommendation form from someone who knows the student in an artistic capacity. Students are welcome to submit application materials at any time during their high school fine art career but must be accepted for admission to receive an award. A major in art, music or theater is not necessary, but continued participation in college is required.

Intercultural LEAD Fellowship

First-generation college students committed to intercultural issues and action through leadership, education, and development.

Bonner Leader Program

A service and leadership scholarship program for students interested in community engagement and social justice.

Benedictine Scholarships

Students from low-income families who have completed a college access program or students from urban high schools without a college access program. Must demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships for National Merit

Students recognized as National Merit Finalists, Semi-finalists, or Commended in the national competition are eligible for these awards.

Out-of-state Scholarships

Scholarship is awarded to recognize academics, leadership and service and to acknowledge the additional expense of traveling out-of-state to college and loss of in-state grant assistance. Must submit a FAFSA.

Army ROTC & ROTC Nursing Scholarships

Students interested in joining ROTC who have demonstrated high achievement, have broad interests and a willingness to take on challenges are encouraged to apply.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers education benefit to qualifying veterans or their dependents. To learn about these benefits, please visit the Department’s website:

Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s are participants in the  Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) and the  Yellow Ribbon Program. We are a 50% Yellow Ribbon Program participant. This means that if you are 100% eligible and have received the national maximum tuition and fees through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) during the academic year, the VA and CSB/SJU will cover the remainder of your tuition and fees through the Yellow Ribbon Program for that academic year. The VA will cover half of your tuition and fees and CSB/SJU will cover the other half.

The CSB/SJU portion will be covered through your institutional merit scholarship or grant which will be  reallocated to accommodate the benefit and renamed “CSB/SJU Yellow Ribbon Match”.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at