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The below awards are not stackable with an Avila University athletic scholarship.

Presidential Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
Must have a minimum of a 30 ACT and 3.75 GPA (This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Avila aid.)

Avila Achievement Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
$4,000 - $7,000
Based on cumulative GPA and ACT scores.

Avila A+ Recognition Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
Students must show proof of completion of the Missouri A+ Program.

Performance Grant

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies.
May be awarded to students demonstrating talent or interest in advertising, art, athletics, athletic management, campus ministry, communication, kinesiology, music, newspaper, theatre, video production or writing.

Avila Mission Grant

Amount Awarded:
Up to $500
Students must either be: dependents or siblings of Avila alumni, family members of current Avila students, dependents of a lay employee who is engaged full-time in a Catholic ministry, or nephew/niece of a Religious who is engaged full-time in a Catholic ministry.

Avila Grant

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies.
May be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA.

Athletic Scholarships

For students who plan to participate in athletics your Avila University award is done differently. All prospective athletes must file the FAFSA and work individually with the coach to determine your total award. The award determined by your coach combines your academic and your athletic award in one scholarship. We know you are both a student and an athlete and want to award you as one! Visit Avila Athletics to find out more.

Graduating from a Catholic High School?

Avila University guarantees you at least $5,000 in Avila scholarships. Contact the Office of Admission to learn more!

Federal and State Financial Aid

For information on Federal and State Financial Aid please visit our Financial Aid Office web page.

Outside Scholarships

Click HERE for Outside Scholarships!

The value of an academic merit scholarship is determined at the time of a student's admission to the University.


Avila University financial aid awards become official when a student has been admitted, completed the FAFSA, received a comprehensive financial aid award letter and returned a signed copy of that letter to the Office of Financial Aid.

All Avila financial aid is renewable as long as a student is enrolled full-time, meets renewal criteria and/or continues to demonstrate financial need. All scholarships and grants are based on available funding.

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

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