Departmental Scholarships and Grants

Each graduate program awards its departmental scholarships based on financial need and merit. Some programs may require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to the department's Graduate Scholarship Application to be considered. 

Please review your program's scholarship application below for scholarship requirements and application instructions, and contact your program director if you have any questions. 

Departmental Grant and Scholarship Application

You may apply for institutional grants/scholarships offered by Graduate Admission without filling out the FAFSA unless your program requires the FAFSA. If unsure how many units you will enroll in when completing the FAFSA, select at least half-time status when prompted. Please complete your department's grant/scholarship application and return it as instructed on the application.

2024-2025 Academic Year (Summer 2024 - Spring 2025)

Catholic Teacher Ministry Scholarship

Students who work full-time as Catholic school teachers, administrators, or parish administrators are eligible to apply. Students must submit their department's Graduate Scholarship Application with proof of employment attached (e.g., last pay stub or letter from supervisor on official letterhead) to be considered.

• Award Amount: $1,000 per 3-unit class (for up to 2 courses per semester in Fall and Spring, and 1 course in Summer terms)
• Eligibility: Applicants must teach full-time in Catholic Elementary or Secondary Education or work full-time in Catholic Ministry.

Developing Countries Scholarships

Catholic clergy or members of Catholic religious orders from developing countries may apply for full tuition assistance to obtain one (1) master's or doctoral degree in any field of study at LMU. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their R-1 Visa to the Graduate Admission office, along with a one-page statement of intent.

• Award Amount: up to 100% of tuition

Religious Scholarships

The applicant must be a member of the Catholic Clergy or Catholic religious orders. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Applicants should provide evidence of membership in a Catholic religious order or proof of Clergy along with their scholarship application to their department. 

• Award Amount: 25% of tuition

Please contact the Graduate Admission at 310.338.2721, or for more information on the scholarships listed above.