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, except for the Jesuit Community Scholarship (see below). 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 eligibility requirements outlined when you receive your award. For more information visit "Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for an Academic Scholarship".
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. The Arrupe Scholarship is competitive and award amounts vary. A minimum award of $12,500 annually, renewable for four years, will be awarded to Arrupe Scholarship recipients.
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.
Arrupe Scholarships are highly selective. Students considered normally present a GPA of at least 3.75 (unweighted academic) and a minimum SAT I score of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math) or an ACT of 30 or better.
The LMU Scholarship recognizes distinguished academic achievement and potential. This is a competitive scholarship, award amounts vary from $1,000 to $12,500 annually and are renewable for four years.
Each year, a very small number of the Arrupe Scholars and LMU Scholarship winners are selected for further recognition, based on truly distinguished and exceptional academic accomplishments. These students are invited to our annual Presidential Preview Weekend in late February, where they have the opportunity to interview with LMU faculty and compete for Presidential and Trustee Scholarships, our most prestigious awards for entering freshmen. On average, ten Trustee Scholars and twenty Presidential Scholars will be selected by the faculty. Presidential Scholars receive $25,000 annually and Trustee Scholars receive scholarship and grant assistance equal to full tuition, room and board for four years.
The Presidential and Trustee Scholarships replace the Arrupe Scholarships or LMU Scholarships for those students selected.
Distinguished students are encouraged to apply under the Early Action program to ensure full consideration for Presidential and Trustee Scholarships.
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 $22,500 annually, and is renewable for four years, for a total value of $90,000. In addition to academic accomplishment, selection for this scholarship considers involvement in school and community activities, leadership and service.
Based on leadership in school and community, in addition to academic accomplishment, up to 20 students each year will be selected to receive LMU’s Leadership Scholarship. Leadership Scholars receive $15,000 annually for four years ($60,000 in total), enroll in an exclusive leadership development seminar during their first year, and are supported in seeking leadership opportunities throughout their undergraduate careers. Special consideration is given to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership despite significant hardship or disadvantage.
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 $7,500 annually for four years, for a total of $30,000. A separate application is required for this scholarship; click here to download the application or call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 1-800-LMU-INFO to request that the application be mailed to you.
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.
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.