LMU offers numerous scholarships, grants and other institutional aid to help support our students through their educational journey. We encourage all students to apply for outside scholarships as soon as possible to help ease the burden of their educational costs. 

As you explore the financial aid opportunities listed below, pay close attention to deadlines and eligibility requirements. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please email or call us.

  • 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 academic performance. Students selected to receive a donor scholarship may be contacted by University Relations to write a thank you note to the donor. 

    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. The 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 as described under each scholarship below. 

    All scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year. Apply to these scholarships by signing in to the online application site Blackbaud Award Management, using your MyLMU credentials. The general application form will need to be completed before applying for individual scholarship opportunities.

    Open dates vary by scholarship.

    FALL: Apply to these scholarships in the fall

    All scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-21 Fall/Spring academic year. Apply to these scholarships by signing in to the online application site Blackbaud Award Management, using your MyLMU credentials. The general application form will need to be completed before applying for individual scholarship opportunities.

     

    The LMU SigEP Balance living Scholarship (Open)

    The LMU SigEP Balance living Scholarship is now open and receiving application until October 1, 2020. Please visit and review the organization’s scholarship page here for information on how to apply for this award and further details about the opportunity.

    Apply now. 

     

    LA Philanthropic Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Must be a student majoring in either the Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Physical or Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, or Computer Science.
    • Must have demonstrated financial need.
    • New applicants must submit a resume. 
    • New applicants must write an essay describing why you are deserving of the LA Philanthropic Foundation Scholarship as well as your community involvement and extracurricular activities at LMU or elsewhere. 
    • Must complete and answer additional application questions on our scholarship link above.
    • Renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.  

    Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a female LMU undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
    • Must have financial need.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of Los Angeles.
    • Renewable (must continue to satisfy all requirements).
    • Students must complete a separate application that can be found in the link (Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship) above.

    Robert and Lois Atherton Foundation Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student majoring in business or engineering.
    • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    • Must submit an essay answering, "Who or what inspired you to go to college?"
    • Renewable (must submit an annual essay and continue to satisfy all requirements). 

    SPRING: Apply to these scholarships in the spring

    All scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-21 Fall/Spring academic year. Apply to these scholarships by signing in to the online application site Blackbaud Award Management, using your MyLMU credentials. The general application form will need to be completed before applying for individual scholarship opportunities. 

    Coca-Cola Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a first-generation student as defined by Coca-Cola.
    • Must be enrolled in the LMU College of Business Administration. 
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (continuing LMU Students).
    • Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Must have financial need.   

    Alliance of Women Philanthropists Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student, LMU graduate student, or LMU Loyola Law School student.
    • Good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Based on high financial need as determined by the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
    • Preference for a female recipient.
    • The recipient may be asked to attend and address a meeting of the Alliance of Women Philanthropists annually.
    • The scholarship is renewable but must apply annually.
    • Provide an essay answering one of the following:
        • Describe a female role model in your life and explain how her leadership has impacted you.
        • Describe a life experience or challenge that you felt demonstrated your leadership and was transformative to your growth.
        • What does being a community leader mean to you? Describe a change or an impact you plan to make in your community.

    Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be returning as a full-time LMU sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    • Must write a two-page essay describing why you should receive the Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Scholarship.
    • Must submit proof of employment (work-study positions satisfy this requirement) and current resume.
    • Renewable (must continue to satisfy all requirements).

    Don Steiner Current Use Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be an undergraduate student of junior or senior status.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Must be employed over 20 hours per week in a paid position.
    • Must submit proof of employment (a letter from your employer verifying over 20 hours of work per week).
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal. 

    Alpha Delta Gamma Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student.
    • Must be a current Lambda Chapter Member of ADG or a direct relative of an ADG Lambda Chapter alumnus.
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the core values of ADG.
    • Must write an essay describing ADG commitment and as well as other qualifying information required.
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal.

    Class of 1956 Legacy Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a continuing student (who entered LMU as a first-year student).
    • The student must be a “rising junior” with 60 semester hours completed before the awarding of the scholarship (i.e., sophomore applicants in the spring plan to complete 60 semester hours before the fall semester).
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Must have demonstrated financial need (which includes completing the FAFSA).
    • Preference will be given to children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren of alumni/alumnae of Loyola University, Marymount College, and Loyola Marymount University. 
    • Consideration will be given to students for their involvement in service activities or organizations and campus extracurricular activities or organizations.
    • Scholarship can be renewed for a second year if the recipient continues to meet criteria as well as completes an additional 30 semester hours applicable to his/her degree.

    Herbert Darling III Memorial Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student enrolled in the LMU School of Film and Television or LMU College of Business Administration. Preference is given to SFTV & CBA double-major students.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
    • Must write an essay stating why you are deserving of the Herbert Darling III Memorial Scholarship.
    • Preference is given to members of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and/or residents of New Hampshire or elsewhere in New England.
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal.

    Linkey Booth Green Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be entering or returning in the fall as a full-time LMU undergraduate student enrolled in the LMU College of Business Administration. 
    • Incoming freshmen must have a high school GPA of 3.0; current LMU students must maintain a GPA of 2.5.
    • Must write an essay addressing, “Who or what inspired you to go to college,” required of new applicants.
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal and submit an essay addressing “How do your experiences as an LMU/CBA student and your future aspirations qualify you as deserving of continued support from the Linkey Booth Green Scholarship?

    Stephen Family Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.2.
    • Must be employed with a minimum of 10 hours of work a week (work-study positions satisfy this requirement).
    • Must submit an essay that describes how you exhibit: a strong work ethic, a desire to achieve excellence, humility, high moral and ethical values, a desire to become a leader, and a desire to make a difference in the world for the benefit of others.
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal. 

    Dean Family Endowed Scholarship (CLOSED)

    • Must be a full-time LMU undergraduate student.
    • Must have attended and graduated from a public high school.
    • Must submit a short essay, which describes how you have been involved in service to your community.
    • Recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal. 
  • 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 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 a 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 conferences 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 canceled, 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.

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    Scholarship Universe Students

    The Financial Aid Office is excited to introduce Scholarship Universe, a new easy to use personalized process that makes finding and applying for external scholarships easier.

    What is Scholarship Universe?

    Scholarship Universe is a matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship Universe allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to be connected with various outside scholarship opportunities that match their criteria.

    How does Scholarship Universe Work?

    • Students answer questions that get them matched to scholarship opportunities they are eligible for.
    • Students easily apply online to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal.
    • Students can track their application status online via the portal.
    • Students are alerted whenever they are matched to a new scholarship opportunity.
    • Students receive automated reminders about pending tasks and next steps.

    How do I use Scholarship Universe?

    • Click the “Login” button at the top of this page.
    • Enter your LMU ID and password to log in.
    • Answer as many questions as you can in order to build your profile and match you to eligible scholarships.
    • Click on the “Scholarships” tab and start applying!

    Be sure to update your profile frequently. Information such as GPA, number of units taken, class standing, major, minor, etc. will affect scholarship eligibility.

    Please email us if you have any questions.

  • Students awarded outside scholarships are required to follow the guidelines below. 

    Notify the Financial Aid Office

    Federal, state, and university regulations require the Financial Aid Office to consider all student and parent income, assets, and outside resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. We may be required to reduce other aid including LMU Grant or other university aid as it is not always possible to limit reductions to loans and work-study funding.

    Notify the Agency that checks should be sent to:

    • Financial Aid Office, Loyola Marymount University, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

    How Are Funds Disbursed?

    The Financial Aid Office will update the “Other Resource” section of your PROWL account with the amount of your scholarship check. 

    If a scholarship check is received for the fall semester and the scholarship notification indicates that you will receive a similar amount for the spring semester, we will update the “Other Resource” section on your PROWL account to reflect the “estimated” award for spring.  

    Your scholarship funds will be applied to your student account for the term in which the funds are received.  Your scholarship check should be credited to your student account within 5 days after it is received by the Financial Aid Office.  

    Disbursement of your scholarship check could be delayed if: 

    • Your name or LMU ID is not shown clearly on the check.
    • You have a hold on your student account.
    • You do not meet enrollment or other eligibility requirements as indicated by the scholarship agency.
  • As a Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) recipient, you must submit your online GMS Request for Funding Form through the GMS student login for renewal.  In order to have your GMS Financial Aid Form processed, you must complete all of your financial aid requirements.

    It is your responsibility to submit the required forms for the renewal of your Gates Millennium Scholarship to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.  Please note you risk losing your scholarship if your requirements needed to process your financial aid award are not completed.

    In order to process the GMS Financial Aid form, our office must be informed of all sources of anticipated aid, which is any funding outside of your GMS scholarship and financial aid award.  Any additional funding reported to our office after your forms have been processed may result in a revised award process to GMS.  Failure to report additional funding to our office may result in a reduction to your financial aid award and/or GMS scholarship.

    If you would like more information about the Gates Millennium Scholarship or its renewal process, please contact the Gates Foundation at 1-877-690-4677 or visit their website.

    If you will not be returning for an academic year due to withdrawing from LMU or filing a leave of absence, please let us know by emailing the office, with your LMU ID number included, so we can update our LMU Gates Millennium Scholars Roster.

    Important Dates

    March 2nd – reapply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA application.  If selected for federal verification, submit requested verification documents within 10-30 business days.

    May 1st - Log in to your Gates Millennium Scholars Portal and complete the Gates Millennium Scholarship Request for Funding Form If you fail to submit your GMS Request for Funding Form, your Gates Millennium Scholarship will not be renewed.

    June 1st – Notify the LMU Financial Aid Office of any anticipated sources of funding outside of your GMS scholarship and financial aid award.

    GMS and Your Financial Aid Award

    Upon receipt of your GMS Request for Funding Form, the Financial Aid Office will complete and submit to GMS. If you are found eligible to continue to receive your scholarship, GMS will determine the amount of your scholarship award, and submit an electronic payment to LMU. When our office learns of the amount you’ll be eligible for it will be estimated as an “Outside Resource” within your PROWL account until the electronic payment is received.

    If your scholarship causes an over-award, your award may be adjusted in order to comply with federal, state, and institutional policy.

    GMS and Your Student Account

    The Financial Aid Office will send a list of GMS recipients to the Student Accounts Office to notify them you are a recipient.

    Your GMS award will not automatically show on the Student Accounts Touchnet system. Student Accounts must manually include your GMS award as meeting appropriate LMU charges.