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St. John’s Scholarships

The college offers a variety of merit-based scholarships: All students who apply to St. John’s through our Admissions Office will be considered for these awards.

Maryland State Scholarships

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) offers a variety of state scholarships. To be considered for need-based Maryland aid, students must complete their Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA) by March 1 annually and be a legal resident of Maryland. Please note that St. John’s priority deadline is February 1.

MHEC scholarships include merit-based scholarships, need-based, career-based scholarships, legislative scholarships, and scholarships for unique populations. Most of these scholarships will have a separate application process. For the most up-to-date information on Maryland financial aid programs, visit the MHEC web page.

Maryland state scholarships: Maryland residents must file the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA by March 1 to be considered for various state scholarships. Maryland offers residents legislative scholarships that students can apply for within their county or district. The scholarships take two forms, Delegate Scholarship and Senatorial Scholarship​.

New Mexico State Scholarships & GRANTS

The state of New Mexico offers many scholarships to New Mexico residents. In particular, the New Mexico Scholars Program seeks applicants who are looking to attend a private not-for-profit college or university. Please visit the New Mexico Higher Education website for more information.

Also, St. John’s offers a $10,000 grant if you are admitted to the Santa Fe campus and graduate high school in New Mexico, or complete homeschooling or a GED in New Mexico.

Other state scholarships

Residents of other states should check with their state higher education commission regarding eligibility and deadlines.

Additional Scholarships

Outside scholarships can help provide additional funding for students. Using this route can take a lot of time and research on the part of the student but the efforts will be worth it if awarded. While there is no guarantee that your submission will be awarded, it is an opportunity that should not be overlooked when looking for ways to supplement your financial aid package.

While many of these organizations are well established and reputable, we also would like to request that you err on the side of caution. With so many opportunities it is impossible for our office to research each organization therefore, please be attentive to potential scams. No scholarship should ask you for money, a credit card, or tell you that you are guaranteed to be selected. Please make sure you are doing your due diligence to protect yourself from these scams.

Students must report all outside scholarships that you expect to receive to the Office of Student Financial Aid when you become aware of them. Your financial aid award will be reviewed and may be adjusted according to institutional policies and federal regulations. You will be notified of any adjustments. Total financial aid, including outside scholarships, cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

The links below provide resources for students who are interested in researching outside scholarship opportunities. These resources are for informational purposes only and the inclusion of these websites do not constitute an endorsement from the college. Please make sure that you verify all requirements and deadlines with the organization as St. John’s cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.