Academic Merit-Based Scholarships

Amounts and criteria for the 2020–2021 school year

JBU offers two kinds of academic scholarships: merit-based and competitive. Merit-based academic scholarships are awarded based on your high school GPA and test scores.

Freshman requirements

Chart of freshman requirements for Academic Merit-Based Awards. Chart data can be found in live text below.

Trustee's Award: $12,000

Dean's Award: $11,000

Professor's Award: $9,000

Scholar's Award: $7,000

Instructor's Award: $5,000


Transfer requirements

Chart of freshman requirements for Academic Merit-Based Awards. Chart data can be found in live text below.

Trustee's Award: $12,000

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 ≤3.7 28+ 1310+ 86+
 3.8–3.9 27+ 1280+ 84+
 4.0 26+ 1240+ 81+

Transfer requirements: 3.6 cumulative GPA with 24 transfer hours

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA


Dean's Award: $11,000

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 ≤3.5 27+ 1280+ 84+
 3.6–3.7 26+ 1240+ 81+
 3.8–3.9 25+ 1200+ 78+
 4.0 24+ 1160+ 76+

Transfer requirements: 3.5 cumulative GPA with 24 transfer hours

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA


Professor's Award: $9,000

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 ≤3.6 25+ 1200+ 78+
 3.7 24+ 1160+ 76+
 3.8 23+ 1130+ 74+
 3.9 22+ 1100+ 72+
 4.0 21+ 1060+ 68+

Transfer requirements: 3.4 cumulative GPA with 24 transfer hours

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA


Scholar's Award: $7,000

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 ≤3.5 23+ 1130+ 74+
 3.6 22+ 1100+ 72+
 3.7 21+ 1060+ 68+
 ≥3.8 20+ 1030+ 66+

Transfer requirements: 3.3 cumulative GPA with 24 transfer hours

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA


Instructor's Award: $5,000

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 ≤3.7 20+ 1030+ 66+

Transfer requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA with 24 transfer hours

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA

National Merit Award: $14,500


Yearly scholarships awarded: Limited

Qualifying criteria: National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA

Other details

  • Acceptance for admissions required. Scholarship based on information received by February 15.
  • Academic awards are based upon ACT / SAT / CLT superscore and GPA.
  • JBU does not evaluate the writing portion of the ACT, SAT or CLT when determining scholarship eligibility.
  • Only one academic scholarship per student.