Alumni Association Endowed Scholarships
To help alumni pass on the legacy of a Duquesne education to their children, grandchildren and other family members, the Alumni Association and many generous donors have established two endowed scholarship programs—one is need-based and the other merit-based.
Criteria for the scholarships are as follows:
Merit-Based Endowed Scholarship (for incoming freshmen)
-Be the child, stepchild or grandchild of a Duquesne University graduate
-Enroll at Duquesne as a full time freshman in the upcoming academic year
-Demonstrate high academic merit throughout high school as evidenced by strong high school academic scores, SAT or ACT results, and other academic accomplishments
Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship. The scholarship is renewable through 8 consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a cumulative 2.5 GPA. An essay is required to be considered for the Merit-Based scholarship. If you are not awarded the Merit-Based Scholarship and still have need, you will be automatically considered for the Need-Based Scholarship.
Need-Based Endowed Scholarship
-Have an immediate family member with a Duquesne University degree (parent, stepparent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling). A strong preference will be given to those who are children, stepchildren and grandchildren of Duquesne University graduates.
-Have an cumulative QPA/GPA of at least 2.0 (for students entering their freshman year, high school grades will be reviewed)
-Demonstrate financial need. (The FAFSA form MUST be completed for the upcoming academic year and on file in Duquesne University’s Office of Financial Aid.)
-Be enrolled full time in the upcoming school year.
FAFSA forms must be completed for the upcoming academic year and on file in the Office of financial Aid to be considered for scholarship.
This scholarship is not automatically renewed - students must re-apply each academic year.
Online applications for the scholarships are available at the following links:
The application deadline for both the Need Based and Merit Based Alumni Endowed Scholarship was June 1, 2016 for awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will become available on January 1, 2017 and run through June 1, 2017.
Merit-Based Endowed Scholarship (for incoming Freshmen): www.myduquesne.duq.edu/meritscholarship
Need-Based Endowed Scholarship: www.myduquesne.duq.edu/needbasedscholarship