Saint Leo University Privately-Funded Scholarship Opportunities

Saint Leo University administers a variety of privately funded scholarships made possible through gifts from generous benefactors. Students who apply for financial aid at Saint Leo University are automatically considered for the majority of these scholarship sources. The scholarships listed below invite student applications. Please carefully review awarding criteria and application deadlines for the scholarships listed below. An application must be completed for each scholarship and submitted via email on or before the stated deadline.

To apply for a Saint Leo University privately-funded scholarship, please see below:

  • Please read eligibility criteria carefully to determine your suitability.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • A separate application must be completed for each scholarship.
  • Your Saint Leo portal username and password are required to access application.
Scholarship Open Deadline

Dr. Joanne B. Roberts Scholarship – Fall

  • Must be enrolled at the Gainesville Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • Must be an education major entering final internship;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher; and,
  • Must show demonstrated financial need.
August 8, 2015 Closed for 2014

Dr. Joanne B. Roberts Scholarship – Spring

  • Must be enrolled at the Gainesville Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • Must be an education major entering final internship;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher; and,
  • Must show demonstrated financial need.
December 9, 2014 Closed for 2014

Student Government Union (SGU) Scholarship

  • For full-time University Campus undergraduates;
  • For student who best exemplify the spirit of Saint Leo through campus activities, community activities and ambassadorship;
  • For students whose participation and leadership in extracurricular activities has been of the highest order; and,
  • Awarded through the office of Student Activities and recommended by a committee composed of faculty and staff.
September 2, 2014 Closed for 2014

Nathan Altschuler Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the Langley Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be a military student or military spouse
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Dr. Jack Callan Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the South Hampton Roads Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be the student wife of an active service member with junior standing (completed and passed 60-90 credit hours);
  • The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Dorothy Elaine Dadez Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a civilian spouse of an active military service member;
  • The recipient must be a student currently attending a regional education center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have completed and passed a minimum of 90 credit hours toward graduation
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Marilyn Ann Leitch Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a civilian spouse of an active military service member;
  • The recipient must be a student currently attending a regional education center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have completed and passed a minimum of 90 credit hours toward graduation
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Father George Paulson Theology Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the South Hampton Roads Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be a religion major;
  • The recipient must be of junior or senior standing, passed and completed 60-90+ credit hours;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Virginia Undergraduate Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a civilian student of sophomore standing (completed 30+ credit hours);
  • The recipient must be currently enrolled at one of the Virginia continuing education centers of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have completed and passed 12 credits with Saint Leo University prior to application;
  • The recipient must reside in Virginia;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Virginia Graduate Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a graduate student currently enrolled at one of the Virginia continuing education centers of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have completed 6 credit hours with Saint Leo University prior to application;
  • The recipient must reside in Virginia;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Aloysius Bolak Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus undergraduate history major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Alumni Association Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus student of junior standing, eligible to register as a senior in the upcoming fall semester;
  • The recipient must not have been on academic, conduct or disciplinary probation for the last three semesters;
  • The recipient should exhibit an extraordinary interest in the Saint Leo University community by active involvement in campus organizations, clubs, or athletic teams
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Gaston R. and Evelyn De Groote Scholarship

  • For full-time residential students at University Campus with financial need;
  • First preference will be for students from Nazareth, East Flanders, Belgium, with a maximum of three academically qualified students receiving scholarship awards of $15,000 each, renewable up to three years;
  • Second preference will be for four domestic students, with special consideration given to students from the Catholic parish in Riverview, FL, receiving scholarship awards of $5,000 each, renewable up to three years;
  • Third preference will be for four international students receiving scholarships awards of $5,000 each, renewable up to three years;
  • After designated preferences have been satisfied, the University may make awards to any needy students of high scholastic standing
January 5, 2015 May 1, 2015

Genevieve A. Horgan Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus junior or rising senior;
  • The recipient must be a history major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

James J. Horgan Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus undergraduate student;
  • The recipient must be a history major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

William S. Horgan Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus junior or rising senior;
  • The recipient must be a history major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus undergraduate male or female student-athlete who does not receive a full athletic scholarship;
  • The recipient must have completed a minimum of one academic year at Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

C. P. McCabe Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus junior or rising senior from Pasco County;
  • The recipient must be an education major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Chad L. Michael Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus junior or rising senior;
  • The recipient must be a criminal justice major;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
September 2, 2014 Closed for 2014

Donald R. Tapia TKE Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a current member or the TKE fraternity at Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus sophomore, junior or rising senior in good social standing;
  • The recipient must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • There may be multiple recipients each year;
  • The scholarship amount may vary depending on the financial need of the recipient
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Ted Williams Museum Sport Business Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time University Campus Sport Business junior or rising senior in the upcoming spring;
  • The recipient must be enrolled for a minimum of two academic semesters in the Sport Business major prior to application;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must be a student-athlete in good standing, participating in one of the intercollegiate athletic teams for a minimum of two years;
  • The recipient must have a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0
Closed for 2014 TBD

Syrian Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Scholarship award will vary up to total estimated cost of attendance;
  • Applicant must be a Syrian national;
  • Applicant must attend as a full-time student at the University Campus of Saint Leo University;
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on transcript;
  • Applicant must be proficient in English (both written and oral)
TBD Closed for FY 2013-14

Sport Business Advisory Board Internship Scholarship

  • Must be a Sport Business major;
  • Must be a Saint Leo University Campus junior or senior (60+ credit hours completed and passed);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8;
  • Must be enrolled in SPB 495 and SPB 496 during the semester of the internship;
  • Must show demonstrated financial need; and,
  • Must have enrolled full-time at Saint Leo for a minimum of two academic semesters prior to application
April 9, 2015 May 15, 2015

Rothrauff Family Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the South Hampton Roads Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient will be a non-traditional single parent entering their junior year (completed and passed 60+ credit hours); and,
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Dennis Weber Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the South Hampton Roads Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have completed and passed a minimum of 90 credit hours toward graduation by the end of Spring I term on March 7 of each year; and,
  • The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Mary Elizabeth O’Connell Scholarship – Fall Award

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the Madison Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must be an elementary education major entering their final internship;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and,
  • Award to be used for tuition and/or fees
June 16, 2014 Closed for 2014

Mary Elizabeth O’Connell Scholarship – Spring Award

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the Madison Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must be an elementary education major entering their final internship;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and,
  • Award to be used for tuition and/or fees
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Ana T. DiDonato ’00 Servant Leadership Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time University Campus undergraduate;
  • The recipient must be entering their senior year in the coming Fall;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; and,
  • The recipient must exemplify characteristics of a servant leader
September 2, 2014 Closed for 2014

Edward L. Flemming Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time University Campus junior or rising senior;
  • The recipient must be a psychology major; and,
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

ITHM Industry Liaison Council Scholarship

  • The recipients must be full-time University Campus International Tourism and/or Hospitality Management juniors and/or rising seniors with demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipients must be enrolled in the ITHM program for a minimum of two academic semesters and have completed at least 15 credit hours in ITHM courses by the end of the semester in which the applicant is submitting;
  • The recipients must have a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 at the time of application; and,
  • Two awards shall be given - one for International Tourism and one for Hospitality Management
August 20, 2014 Closed for 2014

Madison Lions Club Scholarship – Fall Award

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the Madison Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be a resident of Madison County, FL and have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and,
  • Award to be used for tuition and/or fees
June 16, 2014 Closed for 2014

Madison Lions Club Scholarship – Spring Award

  • The recipient must be enrolled at the Madison Education Center of Saint Leo University;
  • The recipient must be a resident of Madison County, FL and have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and,
  • Award to be used for tuition and/or fees
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Sean Saunders '93 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time University Campus student;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must demonstrate participation in community service during the last twelve months; and,
  • Preference given to a member of a fraternity or sorority
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Juliet Greer Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a University Campus female MBA student;
  • Must be a U. S. citizen;
  • With preference given to a bachelor’s degree graduate of Penn State University, or a professional journalist/writer, or an undergraduate varsity student-athlete, or a world traveler.
April 2, 2015 May 15, 2015

James J. Heagerty, Sr., Family MBA Scholarship

  • Must be a University Campus graduate student in the MBA student; and,
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
April 2, 2015 May 15, 2015

Education Center Scholarship

  • For rising Education Center junior (completed 60 credit hours)
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
TBD Closed for 2014

Ocala Education Center Scholarship

  • For a student in their final year of study attending the Ocala Education Center
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
  • One-time award
TBD Closed for 2014

South Hampton Roads Education Center Scholarship

  • For a student in their final year of study attending the South Hampton Roads
    Education Center
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
  • One-time award
TBD Closed for 2014

Police Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the criminal justice program at Saint Leo University;
  • Must be a sworn law enforcement office; and,
  • One-time only award
June 24, 2014 Closed for 2014

Boys & Girls Club Scholarship

  • For a full-time University Campus undergraduate with demonstrated financial need;
  • First preference given to a member of the Lacoochee Boys & Girls club or the Tampa Bay Boys & Girls Club; and,
  • Second preference will be for a rising senior from the Tampa Bay area (Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties).
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Baker Family Endowed Scholarship

  • To help bridge the gap for tuition assistance after agency and government funding is applied;
  • For students with demonstrated financial need;
  • First preference for active duty military students;
  • Second preference for student veterans; and,
  • Third preference for first responders (federal, state and local sworn duty officers).
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Padala Family Endowed Scholarship

  • For a student currently enrolled at Saint Leo University with demonstrated financial need; and,
  • Must be majoring in any of the disciplines in the Donald R. Tapia School of Business.
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Dr. Patrick Draves Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a full-time University Campus psychology major entering your junior or senior year; and,
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Military Family Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled as a University Campus graduate student (master’s level only) or in the online graduate business program;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • First preference will be for sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, orretired military members; and,
  • Second preference will be for the spouse of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military members.
January 2, 2016 Closed for 2015

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay Scholarship

  • The recipient must be an OIF/OEF veteran (documented) and in good academic
    Standing with Saint Leo;
  • The recipient must have demonstrated financial need;
  • The recipient must be majoring in any of the disciplines within the Donald R. Tapia
    School of Business and have entrepreneurial interest;
  • The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Preference will be given to a veteran of the Iraqi and/or Afghanistan War; and,
  • Personal interview may be required.
April 7, 2015 April 24, 2015