Loyola Marymount University offers a wide range of academic scholarship programs to recognize and reward the scholastic accomplishments of our most distinguished entering freshmen. No special application is required for these scholarships. All applicants for admission are automatically considered. Selection is based on academic accomplishment, including GPA, standardized test results, rigor of college prep curriculum and class standing. Additional factors may also be considered for particular scholarships, as indicated below.
All first time freshmen are eligible for the scholarships described below. Equal opportunity shall be provided for all incoming freshman applicants for scholarship consideration on the basis of their demonstrated academic ability and merit without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, and status with the armed forces unless otherwise stated in the scholarship guidelines.
Full-time enrollment (12-18 units) is required each semester to receive these awards. All awards may be adjusted if you receive additional federal, state, or institutional aid after your scholarship is awarded. All LMU merit based scholarships are applied to billable costs only; funding is not provided to cover non LMU expenses. Awards are available for a maximum of eight semesters of enrollment, and are not available for summer enrollment or enrollment in non-LMU study abroad programs.
Annual renewal of these awards is automatic up to 4 years or 8 semesters, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the LMU Merit Scholarship Benefits and Responsibilities.
Here is a summary of our scholarship programs:
Named for Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the long time Superior General of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) whose vision of Educating Men and Women for Others has become the hallmark of Jesuit education. Arrupe Scholarships are highly competitive and selective, range in value from $12,500 annually to full tuition, and are renewable for four years.
International Students who are considered for the Arrupe award compete with other students educated outside the USA in order to account for the variance in educational systems around the world. Scholarship award amounts may vary from the award amounts for domestic students and there is not a specific minimum award value.
The Trustee Scholarship is LMU’s most prestigious academic scholarship. Trustee Scholars receive scholarship and grant assistance equal to full tuition, room and board for four years. Ten Trustee Scholarships are offered annually. Selection is extremely competitive and includes an on campus interview with faculty during our annual Scholars Weekend. Students invited to Scholars Weekend will be notified in late January and early February.
Presidential Scholars are selected from among the very strongest applicants to the University and receive $25,000 annually for four years. In addition, Presidential Scholars are guaranteed admission to the University Honors Program. The Presidential Scholarship also includes a paid summer research opportunity through our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) and participation in the Office of Career and Professional Development’s Presidential Scholarship Mentorship Program. Housing on campus for all four years is guaranteed to Presidential Scholars, though not required.
In recognition of the values and heritage LMU shares with the Jesuit and Marymount secondary schools in the United States, one student from each of these high schools will be awarded the Jesuit or Marymount High School Scholarship annually. This scholarship carries a value of $12,500 annually, and is renewable for four years, for a total value of $50,000. In addition to academic accomplishment, selection for this scholarship considers involvement in school and community activities, leadership and service.
This scholarship is awarded by LMU’s Jesuit community to graduates of Jesuit or other Catholic secondary schools whose contributions to their community through service and leadership warrant special recognition. Approximately 10 Jesuit Community Scholarships are awarded each year. Jesuit Community Scholarship winners receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000.
Recognizing students of substantial academic achievement, LMU Achievement Awards beginning at $1,000 and renewable annually for four years will be offered to students based on academic accomplishment.