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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 27 ACT and 3.85 GPA (This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Avila aid.)

Avila Achievement Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
$6,000 - $9,000
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 the following majors: advertising, art, communications, English, film & digital media, music, and theatre.

Avila Mission Grant

Amount Awarded:
Up to $500
Students must either be: dependents of Avila Alumni or siblings of an Avila student (or alumni)

Engagement Grant

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies.
Requires active involvement in one of the following on-campus student organizations: Student Senate, Student Activities Planning Committee, Admissions Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, and/or Community Service. Limited to one activity per scholarship.

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.

Margaret Hernandez Daley ’62 Scholarship

Amount Awarded
$1,000 (renewable)
In order to receive this scholarship, students must be of Mexican Heritage. Limited number of scholarships available.

Graduating from a Catholic High School?

Avila University will award graduates of Catholic high schools a CSJ Scholarship of $1,000 in addition to all other academic, athletic, and performance awards you earn. 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

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


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