Scholarships are awarded based on merit and do not need to be repaid. Eligibility for scholarships can be based on academic merit, leadership and/or talent.
LMU Academic Scholarships The Arrupe, Trustee, Presidential, Jesuit and Marymount High School, Leadership, and Jesuit Community scholarships are non-need-based, undergraduate institutional awards granted to entering freshmen based on academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Full-time enrollment (12-18 units) is required each semester to receive these awards. Academic scholarships may be adjusted if you receive additional federal, state, or institutional aid not listed on your Financial Aid Award. Annual renewal of these awards is automatic as long as you meet eligibility requirements outlined in your scholarship notification letter.
LMU Endowment Awards
Most endowment awards are need-based university scholarships and grants for undergraduate students and are awarded according to donor-specified criteria such as major, campus activities, and/or academic performance. Often an endowment award will replace a previously awarded LMU Grant. Students may be contacted by University Relations to write a thank you note to the donor each fall.
Full-time enrollment (12-18 units) is required each semester to receive these awards. An endowment award may be reduced or canceled if you later receive other federal, state, or university awards, or other resources not listed on your most recent Financial Aid Award. Annual renewal of a university endowment award is NOT automatic. Students must apply for financial aid each year, meet priority funding application deadlines, and maintain a 2.0 GPA or donor-specific GPA requirements.
LMU Athletic Grant-In-Aid
In accordance with NCAA regulations, Athletic Grant-In-Aid is designated for student-athletes to assist with college expenses. These awards may be full or partial grants regardless of the student-athlete’s financial need. Eligibility for Athletic Grant-In-Aid awards is determined by the Athletic Department each year.
Less than full-time enrollment (less than 12 units) will require reevaluation of the award amount. An athletic grant may be reduced or canceled if you later receive other federal, state, or university awards, or other resources not listed on your most recent Financial Aid Award.
Institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability may be reduced or canceled during the period of the award if the recipient:
- Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition;
- Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement;
- Engages in serious misconduct warranting serious disciplinary penalty; or
- Voluntarily withdraws from the team at any time for personal reasons.
To be considered for a renewal of this award in subsequent years, the student-athlete must remain a member of his/her team in good standing as defined by the NCAA, the WCC (or other athletic conference as applicable,) LMU, Athletic Department and Team requirements.
If a prospective student-athlete or student-athlete is offered an institutional award that is equal to, or greater than, the athletic grant, but would exceed NCAA scholarship maximums if accepted, the prospective student-athlete or student-athlete may release the institution of its obligation to provide the athletic aid in order to accept the more favorable institutional award without penalty.
If an athletic grant-in-aid is cancelled, reduced, or not renewed for any reason, the student-athlete has a right to a financial aid appeal and notice of a hearing opportunity. The student-athlete is solely responsible for contacting the Financial Aid Office in such an instance for details and procedures for an appeal hearing.
LMU Supplemental Award
Based on scholastic and financial eligibility, students may be eligible for the LMU Supplemental Award. This award does not automatically renew and requires annual completion of the FAFSA, meeting all federal and institutional requirements by LMU’s priority deadline and an evaluation of your financial need and the current status of available funding should you wish to reapply.
The LMU Supplemental Award will be reduced or cancelled should you later receive other resources not listed on your most recent award package, including federal, state, university awards or other.