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Creighton scholarships help you dream bigger.

Scholarships make a lasting difference for students—an education becomes attainable, and more doors open to the kind of success you want. 

If you have good grades, demonstrate financial need or meet other criteria, you can earn a scholarship. The important thing to remember: Scholarships don’t need to be repaid. 

Creighton offers 500+ scholarships across all our schools. Speak to an admissions counselor to find an opportunity available to you. 

92% of undergrads receive financial aid
6,034 Creighton students have benefited from scholarships in the past 6 years.
350 new scholarships established at Creighton in the past six years.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Creighton University awards need-based and non-need-based academic scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, and the College of Nursing. The dollar amount of these scholarships varies. 

In addition to Creighton Merit Scholarships, Creighton also offers additional scholarship opportunities—scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials, including an Additional Scholarship Application. 

To be considered for need-based scholarships, a student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Creighton does not require the CSS Profile. 


Scholarships for Student-Athletes

Athletic scholarships are a massive part of Creighton’s success. They not only solidify our commitment to our student-athletes; they also give them what they need to perform at their best—on the playing field and in the classroom. 

Athletic grants-in-aid are available and administered in accordance with NCAA rules and coordinated with other University, federal, state and private third-party student financial assistance programs. To find more detailed information on athletic scholarships, please contact the Director of Athletics.

Adult Undergraduate Scholarships

Adult students returning to school for an undergraduate degree are eligible for certain scholarships at Creighton University. Adult undergraduates are also encouraged to explore outside scholarships.

Osher Re-entry Scholarships

Awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students, ages 25-50, who are pursuing their first degree after a cumulative gap in education of at least 5 years and who demonstrate the promise of achieving academic success. This is a tuition-only scholarship. Students will be reviewed for this scholarship with their admission application.

Dean’s Merit Award

A need-based scholarship designed to help adult students with the cost of tuition. Based on FAFSA results and available for currently enrolled students.

Graduate School Scholarships

Because we are a Catholic and Jesuit university, dedicated to students and learning, we offer special rates for graduate students in ministry and education. Other scholarships for graduate students are limited. Students should contact the Dean’s Office of the school they are enrolled in for further information or review the available outside scholarships.


Ministry Remission

Full-time or part-time clergy; religious or parish administrators; pastoral ministers; catechists, ministers with youth, elderly, family or prisoners; deacons, etc., enrolled in graduate programs in Ministry, Theology or Spirituality may take up to nine credit hours per semester during the regular academic year and unlimited hours in the summer at 50% off regular tuition.

Education Students

  • Secondary Education Certification Program: If you’re a college graduate, you can complete professional education courses at Creighton in a post-baccalaureate certificate program at a 50% discount.
  • Special Education Certification Program: If you have teaching certificates in either elementary or secondary education, you can take the necessary EDU courses to obtain K-6 or 7-12 special education certification at a 50% discount.
  • Religious Education K-12 Teaching Endorsement: Sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Creighton University Education Department, this 50% discount is offered to current teachers and administrators who want to earn a secondary endorsement in Religious Education.
  • Elementary Education Discount: If you have a bachelor’s degree and wish to complete elementary education certification requirements, you’re eligible for a 50% discount.

Professional Schools Scholarships

Please contact your professional school’s Admission Office for information regarding scholarship opportunities. 

Outside Scholarships

If you are the recipient of an external scholarship, you must notify the Creighton Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid office is required by law to adjust federal aid if the addition of an outside scholarship results in an over-award situation. There are certain times when an outside scholarship may make you ineligible for the federal financial aid you were previously awarded. Your financial aid officer will notify you if a change is made in your aid offer. 

All outside scholarship checks should be mailed to: 

Creighton University 
Financial Aid Office 
2500 California Plaza 
Omaha, NE 68178 

Email Creighton Financial Aid Office

These prestigious awards recognize the nation’s best students. They offer considerable support either for continued education at the graduate level or for other significant post-graduate work, such as service to the nation or the community. Academic fellowships provide full tuition, fees, living expenses and a stipend. Non-academic honors include a stipend and other benefits.

Many of the best known of these scholarships and fellowships, such as the Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship and the Fulbright Scholarship involve international work overseas, although some, such as the National Science Foundation fellowships allow you to pursue your graduate work at the university of your choice in the U.S.

Some of these, such as the Truman Scholarship, the Udall Scholarship, and the Goldwater Scholarship can be held when you are an undergraduate, with the award carrying over to your graduate studies as well.

Learn more at SOAR.

Creighton students earn prestigious awards from national public service and science institutions.

You may apply for the following awards through the College of Arts and Sciences. These national scholarships cover undergraduate education, with some continuing to support graduate-level work:

You can pursue a healthcare career while serving your country in the Army. Learn more about the benefits or call 402.343.9400.

The Navy offers several scholarship programs to help pay for school so you can enjoy college life and focus on your studies before starting a career in the Navy. View the college scholarship options with the Navy or call 402.558.2121.

Army ROTC is available on the Creighton campus. 

Air Force ROTC is offered through the University of Nebraska Omaha. 

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