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Undergraduate Scholarships

Creighton supports your education.

We recognize and reward excellence in students who possess academic talent, give back to their communities, or exemplify Jesuit ideals. We value the passion and achievements of our students and those who want to become Creighton students.

One way to earn a Creighton education is through scholarships. Scholarships award you for your hard work and accomplishments and ease financial burdens. It’s a win-win with scholarships, and Creighton offers two kinds of scholarships: general merit scholarships and additional scholarship opportunities.

Creighton Merit Scholarships

To receive priority consideration for Creighton Merit Scholarships, submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials, to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of December 1, 2022. Recipients of general scholarships will be notified upon their admission to Creighton.

More Scholarship Opportunities

Creighton also offers other scholarship opportunities—scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit extra materials, including an Additional Scholarship Application. Browse below to find out which scholarship opportunities you may be eligible for and view the application process for each. 

To be considered for these scholarships, you should submit 1) your Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials by December 1, 2022; and 2) the Additional Scholarship Application with all additional required materials to the Admissions Office by January 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (in your local time zone). The Additional Scholarship Applications will be available in the student portal for eligible students. 

You may find answers to your questions on our FAQ page.

The Ashton Welch History Fellows Program provides funding, mentoring, and supplemental programming to support undergraduate historical scholarship and career preparation, regardless of the long-term career plans of the recipients. Welch Fellows will receive $2,500 per year for up to four years ($10,000 total) for educational expenses. These expenses may include tuition, internship stipends, research funds, subsidies for Creighton study abroad programs, and other pre-approved activities.

Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal. All eligible applicants are required to complete an interview. Applicants may elect to complete their interview virtually over Zoom, or sign up to attend an in-person interview on campus during select dates.

Welch Fellows will have faculty mentors and will be invited to participate in special programming like meetings with visiting scholars and career preparation workshops. Renewal requires:

  • Taking at least one history course in the first year at Creighton
  • Declaring a history major by the fall of the second year
  • Maintaining good academic standing and a minimum 2.75 GPA (in the major and overall)
  • Participating in special History Fellows programming

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A $32,000 renewable tuition award funded by the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation is available to graduates of Nebraska high schools entering as Creighton Freshmen. Financial need is considered when selecting recipients of these awards. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2023. Students whose academic qualifications place them in the top 3% of our incoming freshmen class are automatically considered for this award.

The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.30 and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. This award may not be used in conjunction with other Creighton merit scholarships, but may be combined with additional need-based opportunities.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Application for Admission

Creighton University offers $4,000 scholarships, given by the Grace Keenan Endowment to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The renewable scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen who intend to major or minor in visual or performing arts. 

All applicants are required to complete an audition or portfolio review. Applicants may elect to complete their audition or portfolio review virtually over Zoom, or sign up to attend an in-person audition or portfolio review on campus during select dates.

Renewal beyond sophomore year requires declaring a major or minor in art, music or theatre or a minor in dance.

Apply for this scholarship by visiting the Student Portal.

Audition or Portfolio Review

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Any incoming freshman who attends a Jesuit high school will receive a $1,000 Jesuit High School Recognition Award.

The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

Application for Admission

Endowed by the estate of Joella Cohen, a 1948 Creighton graduate, this $6,000 renewable scholarship is available to incoming freshman enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences with an intended major of Journalism or Graphic Design.

Apply for this scholarship through your student portal. Financial need is considered when selecting recipients of these awards. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2023.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75, filing the FAFSA each year, and declaring a major in either Journalism or Graphic Design.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarship in Classical Languages is a $2,000 renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who have an interest in the study of the ancient languages (Greek or Latin) and plan to pursue the Classical Languages Major at Creighton University.

The Application for Admission serves as the scholarship application.

Renewal requires:

  • Declaring and continuing a pursuit of the Classical Languages Major
  • Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in courses taken in the major
  • Participating in department life and activities, such as research, Eta Sigma Phi, and recruiting efforts

Application for Admission

Creighton University is a sponsor of National Merit Scholarships. If you are a National Merit finalist and want to compete for a Creighton-sponsored award, select Creighton as your first-choice school and apply for admission. For more information, please visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Native American Merit Scholarships are $32,000 renewable tuition scholarships awarded to students who show a strong and continuous commitment to diversity through extracurricular activities and leadership. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Demonstrate proof of tribal enrollment
  • Minimum 3.3 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
  • Must be defined as Federal Pell Grant eligible
  • Must be a first-generation college student

Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2023. The Application for Admission serves as the application for the Native American Merit Scholarship.

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and filing the FAFSA each year.

This award may not be used in conjunction with other Creighton merit scholarships, but may be combined with additional need-based opportunities.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Application for Admission

The Next Generation Leaders is a program that is dedicated to identifying and empowering students who come from underrepresented backgrounds. The program includes a merit scholarship and elite opportunities for leaders seeking to positively impact the culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion on Creighton’s campus and in their careers. Applicants may pursue a major in any college at the University.  

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Come from a traditionally underrepresented race or ethnicity
  • Minimum 3.8 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
  • Complete an application for the Next Generation Leaders Program by January 10, 2023

In addition to the application for the Next Generation Leaders Scholarship, applicants will be expected to submit the following:

  • A one-page essay connecting their personal experiences to how they hope to positively impact equity, diversity, and inclusion on Creighton University’s campus
  • An activities resume that shows involvement in community and/or school activities
  • A video no longer than three minutes in length sharing:
    • Why you wish to come to Creighton
    • What impact do you want to make in the world and how will a Creighton degree help you to accomplish that?
    • What skills, talents, abilities, etc. you will bring to this program?
  • Participation in an interview process during Special Programs Day on Sunday, February 5, 2023. For those who are unable to attend, virtual options will be made available.

Selected candidates will receive:

  • Full tuition scholarship for four years (eight consecutive semesters)
  • Intentional programmatic support that will enhance their leadership skills, understanding of, and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Invitation to speaker series intended to foster awareness and skills related to racial justice work
  • Four-year inclusive leadership development and coaching
  • Purposeful connections with the Creighton University network on campus and throughout the Omaha area
  • Group service projects

Renewal requires maintaining standard academic progress and remaining in good standing according to student conduct policies.

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Creighton offers Army ROTC and has a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha for Air Force ROTC. 

The Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships contribute towards tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a 10-month stipend. Recipients are selected by the Army ROTC and by the Air Force ROTC. Creighton will provide a full room and board supplement upon activation of the scholarship.

Army ROTC

University of Nebraska at Omaha for Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC

Heider College of Business Scholarships

To apply to the below business scholarships, visit the Student Portal. In addition to the application, all eligible applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. Competing applicants will receive more details on this challenge later. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once. 

Endowed by Christina M. Hixson, these scholarships in business are $5,000 renewable tuition scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale at time of admission
  • From high schools in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Wyoming

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and participation in the Heider College of Business Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for eight consecutive semesters. The Honor Roll recognizes student’s ethical character and leadership in twenty-four hours of community service a semester. 

In addition to the Christina M. Hixson Scholarship in Business Application, all applicants must show that they demonstrate financial need through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2023. Also, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

Heider College of Business Dean's Honor Roll for Social Responsibility

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholarships are $2,500 tuition renewable scholarships available to incoming freshmen enrolling in the Heider College of Business and meet the following criteria:

A minimum 3.8 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
or
A minimum 28 ACT or 1300 SAT (Math + Critical Reading)

Renewal requires maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 and participation in the Heider College of Business Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for eight consecutive semesters. The Honor Roll recognizes student’s ethical character and leadership in twenty-five hours of community service a semester. 

In addition to the Ethics & Social Responsibility Scholarship Application, applicants are required to complete an ethics case study challenge. More details of this challenge will be communicated to all competing applicants at a later date. The same challenge will be used to assess applicants applying for multiple Heider programs or scholarships. Applicants must only complete the challenge once.

Student Portal

Heider College of Business Dean's Honor Roll for Social Responsibility 

The Scott Scholarship is Creighton’s premier merit-based scholarship program, made possible through the generosity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation. The Scott Scholars program seeks to attract and equip future business leaders, entrepreneurial in spirit, who strive for excellence, innovation, and community impact. The Scott Scholarship provides full tuition and room and board, in addition to access to distinctive programming and engagement with Omaha’s business community to further develop each scholar’s network and maximize their potential.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be a first-time University student or immediate high school graduate
  • Minimum 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a college prep curriculum at time of admission
  • Minimum 28 ACT or 1300 SAT (Math + Critical Reading)
  • Pursue a business degree and intend to work in the business field

Selected Candidates will receive:

  • Fully funded tuition, mandatory University fees, and room and board for four years, co-sponsored by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation and Creighton University.
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing for four years (eight consecutive semesters).
  • Funded summer on-campus housing for Scott Scholars who secure summer internships in Omaha.
  • Access to an executive speaker series and company visits.
  • Four-year, co-curricular programming including career exploration, professional development and networking.
  • Individualized academic and career advising and priority registration.
  • Access to funding for approved student enrichment opportunities.
  • Leadership development through the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program and the Scott Mentorship Program.

Additional Access and Expectations for Renewal:

  • Engagement in and successful completion of the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership program.
  • Engagement in and successful completion of Creighton’s Career Portfolio program.
  • 25 hours of community service per semester (Dean’s Honor Roll of Social Responsibility).
  • Pursue a major in the Heider College of Business in service of launching a career in business.
  • Must have at least a 3.8 GPA and 28 ACT to be eligible. Must maintain a 3.30 minimum cumulative GPA at Creighton to maintain eligibility.

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Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

Alison Sundrup
At Creighton, we’re learning how to lead, how to make a better world. Thank you for helping me experience a life-changing education.
— Alison Sundrup, Class of 2023, Aurora, Colorado
Efren Garcia
I’m so grateful to our donors for making my Creighton experience possible. This education shapes your path. It gives you a sense of who you are.
— Efren Garcia, Class of 2021, Omaha
Alexa Zamudio
I came to Creighton because of the scholarship aid the University offered. Because of that, I’m able to study at one of the best pharmacy schools in the country.
— Alexa Zamudio, Class of 2023, Berwyn, Illinois

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Scholarships can make your road to Creighton even more affordable. Speak to an Admissions Counselor to learn how you can earn as much as you deserve.