Scholarships and grants come as gifts from the College. To receive need-based Saint Anselm grants, a student needs to complete the CSS Profile. If a student wishes to apply for state or federal grant aid, they need only complete the FAFSA. Other resources come from private, outside sources. 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
You may receive more than one non-need based grant or scholarship not to exceed the cost of tuition. If you apply for need-based aid they will become a part of your need-based package according to institutional parameters.
- All scholarships and other non-need-based awards will be renewable annually provided you maintain the grade point average 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).
- Your scholarship/grant will be incorporated into your total need-based financial aid package, not offered in addition to it.
Merit aid is offered by the Office of Admission, in the form of College scholarships, to students who display exemplary academic credentials.
Chancellor Honors Scholarship - up to $25,000
Saint Anselm College Office of Admission offers Chancellor Scholarships to highly qualified students in each freshman class. These awards are offered in amounts of up to $25,000 per year. As a Chancellor Scholars you are invited to join the Honors Program. You may keep your scholarship as long as you maintain a 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at Saint Anselm.
Presidential Scholarship - up to $21,000
Students must maintain a 2.2 CGPA to retain the scholarship.
Dean's Scholarship - up to $17,000
Students must maintain a 2.2 CGPA to retain the scholarship.
Abbey Scholarship - up to $16,000
Students must maintain a 2.0 CGPA to retain the scholarship.
Rummel Scholarship - up to $19,000
These merit scholarships are available for transfer students. Students must maintain the specified Cumulative Grade Point Average (ranging from 2.5 to 2.0). Students should check their Net Partner financial aid portal for the minimum CGPA requirement if they are awarded this scholarship.
Family Grant - $4,000
Students whose sibling(s) concurrently enroll as full-time Saint Anselm students will receive a Family Grant of $4,000 per matriculated student as long as the student maintains a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Legacy Grant - $3,000
If either parent graduated from Saint Anselm, the dependent student is eligible to receive a Legacy Grant of $3,000 per year as long as the student maintains a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Talent Achievement Awards
The College sets aside a limited amount of merit-based funds for students who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership skills, outstanding community service, a special talent, or other personal strengths and accomplishments. These merit awards are granted for achievement, not financial need. Recipients are selected by the admission committee in concert with other college community members. Students should check their Net Partner financial aid portal for the minimum CGPA requirement if they are awarded this scholarship.
Bradley New Hampshire Catholic High School Grant - $6,000
Students who graduate from any of the six Catholic High Schools in New Hampshire (Bishop Brady, Bishop Guertin, Holy Family, Mount Royal Academy, Saint Thomas Aquinas, or Trinity High School) will receive a $6,000 New Hampshire Catholic High School Grant as long as the student maintains a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Abbot Dolan OSB Catholic High School Grant - $3,000
Incoming 2019-20 students who graduate from any Catholic High School outside of New Hampshire will receive a $3,000 Abbot Dolan OSB Catholic High School Grant as long as the student maintains a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Endowed and Corporate Partners Scholarships
Saint Anselm has received many gifts for scholarship assistance from alumni, corporations, and friends of the college. Students receive these need-based scholarships based on academic, leadership, and other criteria. There is no separate application. They are awarded to students as part of their need-based financial aid package.
Pell Grants - $652 to $6,095
The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance for undergraduate students; it 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 $652 to $6,095 per year, depending upon the financial circumstances of each family.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - $200 to $4,000
FSEOG is gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. Federal regulations mandate that students with exceptional need receive this grant and priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Award amounts vary from year to year based on federal funding and the number of eligible applicants. Awards range from $200 to $4,000.
State Grants & Scholarships - $1,000 to $2,000
NH Governor's Scholarship for New Hampshire residents
Designed to provide financial assistance to Federal Pell Grant-eligible high school graduates or recent high school graduates to attend a post-secondary educational or training program of their choice within the state of New Hampshire. The program shall provide scholarships which a recipient shall apply to the tuition, fees, and direct costs of an education at a participating postsecondary institution. Any Federal Pell Grant-eligible student who earns the New Hampshire scholar designation shall be eligible for a scholarship award of $2,000 per year for up to four years. All other Federal Pell Grant-eligible students shall be eligible for a scholarship award of $1,000 per year for up to four years. Due to limited funding for this award, there is a possibility that funding may not be available for all eligible students.
All other states
Very few state grants are portable from a student's home state. Historically, VT has awarded grants to Saint Anselm students. Check with your home state about eligibility and deadlines. Once we are notified of award amount and student eligibility is certified, the state grant will be added to the student's financial resources.
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.
- College Board Scholarship Search
- New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Dollars for Scholars
- 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.
- Scholar Aid
- American Educational Guidance Center
Many websites search for college-specific scholarships. For example, FastWeb combs college catalogues looking for any scholarships a school might list. When you search FastWeb, you’ll 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.
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.
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 www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.