General Scholarships

To be considered for most merit-based scholarships, students need to submit an Application for Admission to the University. Scholarships awarded based on academic merit can be renewed each year provided the student maintains the conditions of the scholarship. These scholarships are effective for students who are accepted for admissions for the 2019-2020 school year.

Note: Students in the TAP program are not eligible for most of these awards.

ScholarshipAmountGPA & RequirementsACT/SATAdditional Information
Cleves ScholarshipUp to $8,000 Minimum of $500 for students who complete an interview, regardless of acceptance to program3.25 GPA26 ACT / 1240 SATOnline Application
Bishop Foys Ministry and Service ScholarshipUp to $8,000•Acceptance to TMU
•Must be Roman Catholic
•Demonstrated commitment to community service
•3.0 GPA
Minimum ACT composite score of 22 or above OR SAT score of 1100-1130 or above (does not include writing portion)Online Application
Parochial Promise$14,0002.5 GPA20 ACT / 1030 SATA guarantee that any student who graduates from a parochial high school will receive an academic scholarship of $14,000 per year in institutional aid.

*Must graduate for a Parochial high school

Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship.

Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships
James Graham Brown Honors ScholarshipFull Tuition Guarantee

An award equal to full tuition when combined with other federal and state grants (excluding KEES)
3.6 GPA28 ACT / 1300 SATAvailable to incoming first year students and upperclassmen. Apply by January 15. Must file the FAFSA by January 15.

Those selected will be notified and invited for an on-campus interview.

Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.

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Computer Information Systems Scholarship/WorkshipFull Tuition Scholarship3.0 GPA23 ACT / 1130 SAT

Minimum Math sub score of 23 ACT / 530 SAT
The Computer Information Systems Department offers this competitive scholarship to an incoming student who plans to major in Computer Information Systems. The selected applicant will be required to work 20 hours per week, 50 weeks per year in the TMU computer center starting the summer prior to your first year.

Must apply by January 15. Finalists will be contacted for an interview. Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships. For more information, click here
Presidential ScholarshipUp to $16,0003.6+ GPA27 ACT / 1280 SATApplication for admission serves as application for this scholarship.

Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.
Dean's ScholarshipUp to $15,0003.0+ GPA20 ACT / 1030 SATApplication for admission serves as application for this scholarship.

Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.
TMU ScholarshipUp to $11,000Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship.

Cannot be combined with additional academic scholarships.
National Merit Finalist ScholarshipScholarship amount is the cost of a traditional residence hall room for up to 8 semestersMust be National Merit finalist.Must be National Merit finalist.Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship.

Honor's and CIS workship students are not eligible for this award in addition to the full-tuition scholarship.
Governor's ScholarsScholarship amount is the cost of a traditional residence hall room for up to 8 semesters in addition to an academic scholarship (cannot be combined with other Signature Scholarships)All students named as Kentucky Governor's Scholar or Governor's School for the Performing Arts are eligible for this award.-Application for admission serves as application for this scholarship. Please provide the financial aid office with a copy of your Governor's Scholar certificate.

Honor’s and CIS workship students are not eligible for this award in addition to the full-tuition scholarship.
Diocese of Covington Kentucky Employee Tuition Grant10 percent tuition discountMust be a child of a Diocese of Covington, Kentucky teacher or principal-Students should submit an application for admission and verification of parent’s employment.
Thomas More Access GrantVariesBased on need-Please file FAFSA before January 15 for priority consideration
Legacy Tuition Grant and Sibling AwardUp to 50% of tuitionAvailable to the children, siblings or grandchildren of Thomas More University/Villa Madonna College graduates.-When completing application for admission, identify the parent, alumni, or sibling.
Utopia ScholarshipUp to $7,000•Proficiency in foreign or computer language
•Academic performance 70%
•Community service 30%
•Financial aid need
•Acceptance to Thomas More University
-One award recipient will be selected from one of the following schools: Cincinnati Country Day School, Elder High School, McNicholas High School, Mercy McAuley HS, Mount Notre Dame High School, St. Ursula Academy, Summit Country Day School, Walnut Hills High school. Apply by January 15.

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Amber Johnson AwardUp to $2,000Must be a graduate of Dixie High School-Apply by January 15

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George A Renaker Charitable Foundation ScholarshipUp to $1,500The student must be a declared major in Biology, Chemistry or Nursing and be interested in entering a career in the health field. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.-The George A Renaker Scholarship will be awarded to one first-year student from any of the following counties in Northern Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton. Faculty members from Biology, Chemistry and Nursing departments will award the scholarship to one student based on the student's GPA, ACT/SAT scores, a written essay and high school curriculum.

Your application for admission will supply your GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school curriculum. In addition, the student must submit an essay (roughly 400 words) detailing their interest in a career in healthcare. The essay and application should be mailed to:

Dr. Kathleen S. Barone
Professor of Biology
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

The deadline for applications is January 15.

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Saints AwardAmount VariesVisit campus for $1,000 Saints Award-Priority given to applications received before May 1. To secure the award, recipients must deposit by May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification that they have received the award.

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BandUp to $8,000--Must actively participate in the Saints Marching Band. An application must be submitted to the office of enrollment
Theatre ScholarshipUp to $8,000--Available to students who are active participants in the Thomas More University programs and productions.
Choir ScholarshipUp to $8,000--Available to students who are active participants in the Thomas More University choir.
Saints Spirit Program ScholarshipUp to $8,000--Available to students who are active participants in the Thomas More University Cheerleading, Dance Team, or Mascot programs.
Alpha Delta Gamma Founders Legacy Scholarship$2,000-Application due April 15.

Recipient will receive scholarship during their second semester of first year.

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