Institutional scholarships and grants come as gifts from the College. To apply for need-based Saint Anselm, state or federal grant aid, students must complete the FAFSA.  Other resources come from private, outside sources.  Scholarship and grant aid does not need to be repaid.

Saint Anselm offers many scholarships and awards that are based on your academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, or other criteria. You will be considered for these renewable scholarships based on your admission application and, in some cases, your financial aid application. 

College Policy Concerning Merit or Non-Need-Based Awards

  • Scholarship and grant offers may not exceed the cost of tuition
  • Your scholarship/grant will be incorporated into your total need-based financial aid package, not offered in addition to it. Non-need-based aid will become a part of your need-based offer if you apply for need-based aid, according to institutional parameters.
  • All scholarships, grants, and other non-need-based awards will be renewable annually provided you maintain the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at Saint Anselm College and/or other criteria designated by each program.
  • All merit and non-need-based awards will be offered for a maximum of four years (8 semesters).

*The scholarship/grant information on this page is for incoming 2024-25 students. Your offered amount may be different depending on your year of entry. See your Anselmian Aid financial aid portal accessed via MyAnselm for your specific aid offer. 

Merit Scholarships & Grants

Merit aid is offered by the Office of Admission, in the form of scholarships and grants, to students who display exemplary academic credentials. Merit awards range from $20,000-$32,000 annually. Students can view their merit aid and minimum GPA requirements for their particular award in their Anselmian Aid Portal. 

Non-Need-Based Institutional Grants

Non-need-based grants are offered to students who meet the necessary eligibility qualifications. A student who meets the qualifications for multiple grants may be able to stack grant amounts, up to $6,000 total.

Eligibility: Students who graduate from any of the six Catholic high schools in New Hampshire

  • Bishop Brady High School
  • Bishop Guertin High School
  • Holy Family Academy
  • Mount Royal Academy
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
  • Trinity High School

Grant Amount: up to $6,000* per year

*Students at partnering high schools may be eligible for an additional $2,500 Partnership Grant. Some restrictions apply.

Minimum Saint Anselm CGPA for Grant Renewal: 2.0

State and Federal Grants

Apply early in the cycle. Most scholarship applications are due by May 1 or earlier for the following fall semester.

The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance for undergraduate students and does not need to be repaid. The U.S. Department of Education determines a student's eligibility for this grant each year after the student completes the FAFSA. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants directly from the federal government in amounts ranging from $767 to $7,395 for 2023-24, depending upon the financial circumstances of each family.

Apply early in the cycle. Most scholarship applications are due by May 1 or earlier for the following fall semester. Note: We do not endorse any particular scholarship program but offer these as a place to begin your search.

Scholarship NameWebsite Address
College Board Scholarship
FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)
Novoresume Ultimate Scholarship Guide
New Hampshire Charitable
Hispanic Scholarship
Dollars for
NHHEAF Network Scholarship



Saint Anselm College is a collegiate matching partner in the Dollars for Scholars (Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America) Program. We will match up to $1,000 of your Dollars for Scholars Scholarship provided you complete and send us the Matching Grant Form. The College will follow the Dollars for Scholars guidelines of eliminating unmet need, loan and work before adjusting grant aid.

Don’t forget to check school and local libraries, local business and civic organizations, parishes, and parents’ employers for scholarship applications. In addition, Saint Anselm College posts scholarship opportunities on the bulletin board outside the Office of Financial Aid.

Please note, many websites search for college-specific scholarships. In your search, you may receive a list of many of Saint Anselm College’s endowed scholarships. It will ask students to contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. There is no separate application for Saint Anselm College endowed scholarships with the exception of a few for which students must be nominated by faculty and administration to receive. In general, these are restricted, need-based resources that we use to fund appropriate candidates.

Do not pay anyone who claims to be holding a scholarship for you. If you have to pay to claim it, it is probably a scam.

The Federal Trade Commission cautions that perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines:

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back
  • You can't get this information anywhere else
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship
  • We'll do all the work
  • The scholarship will cost some money
  • You've been selected by a "national foundation" to receive a scholarship or "You're a finalist," in a contest you never entered

To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should visit

Student Resources at ECMC help you make informed decisions about planning and paying for college. ECMC is a partner in educating students regarding money management, student loans, and student debt.