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 2.5 (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
This scholarship is not automatically renewed - students must re-apply each academic year.
Online applications are now open!
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be received by June 1, 2017.
Merit-Based Endowed Scholarship (for incoming Freshmen): www.myduquesne.duq.edu/meritscholarship
Need-Based Endowed Scholarship: www.myduquesne.duq.edu/needbasedscholarship