Financial Aid

Scholarships Available

The Andrew Barber Endowed Scholarship

  • Residents of Joliet and second to Will county citizens
  • Must be registered full-time at LU in the COB
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in HS and maintain at least a 3.0 while at LU
  • Must demonstrate a strong interest in the field of business/finance *Have genuine financial need
  • A firm resolve to carry out their later business career with a strong commitment to ethical behavior and a desire to assist their community

The Aileen S. Andrew Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • undergraduate students
  • math or science majors
  • demonstrated financial need

A.P. & Gladys Dailey Scholarship

  • Major of English
  • Academically Qualified Student
  • Lockport Resident

The Bernice and Leonard H. Lavin Endowed Scholarship for Inner City Chicagoland Students

  • Innercity Chicagoland students
  • Demonstrate financial need

Brother David Delahanty Endowed Scholarship

  • Demonstrate need
  • Qualified fine arts students at LU

Brother Joel Damian Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Graduated from the five Christian Brothers High Schools in the Chicagoland area
  • must be admitted to LU consistent with its policies and be enrolled in a FT program of study and that UG level
  • must demonstrate FA need
  • Maintain good academic standing

Br. Lawrence Poretta Endowed Scholarship

  • Incoming first year student
  • Declared major in Social Work & Human Services
  • HS cum GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Maintenance of 3.0 college GPA

Bruce D, Cheadle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Residents of Lockport Township, Will County, IL
  • Full-time LU undergraduate student
  • History Major
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain good academic standing at LU

Brunswick Charitable Foundation

  • Act score of 21 or above
  • Be minority woman (Preference given to woman who are single parents)
  • Determined needy
  • GPA of 3.0 at LU
  • Have attended LU for one year
  • be registered as a FT student in the College of Nursing w/ a strong desire, as evidence in an interview with the selection committee to pursue nursing as a profession
  • Be judged academically promising by the faculty or Dean of the College of Nursing
  • Be willing to sign a contract with a payback clause

The Carey-Gillespie Endowed Scholarship

  • Full-Time at LU
  • Participate in LU's program of intercollegiate athletics
  • be deemed financially needy by LU's FA office
  • ACT score of 21 or above or GPA of 2.75 or above *Maintain a GPA of 2.75 of above while at LU

The Charles and Helen Ford Endowed Scholarship

  • student majoring in an UG program within the department of justice, law, and public safety studies
  • be the child/grandchild/great-grandchild of a current or retired sworn law enforcement agent (federal/state/local levels) who is in good standing in the career field
  • May be an incoming freshman, transfer student, or current LU UG
  • Be a bachelor degree-seeking student
  • Maintain a FT course load with a minimum of 12 hours
  • be in good standing with LU, their HS, or current school depending on their status at LU
  • be willing to submit HS/college transcripts for review by scholarship committee
  • No financial need is necessary

Chicago Area Ninety-Nines Dorothy White

  • female aviation majors or female student taking aviation courses
  • G.P.A of 3.0 or better
  • demonstrated financial need

Thomas M. Redmond Annual Scholarship for Success

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Participate in the University's Success Program
  • Qualified student of Lewis University

Daniel & Phyllis Binder

  • Must be accepted at LU with a declared major of either Art, Music, or Theatre *GPA cum of 2.5 or better

  • 2 letters of recommendation as follows: from one of the applicant's former instructors in his or her declared field of study (discussing past performance and future potential and why in their opinion the student is deserving) and from a non-family member who knows the applicant well enough to discuss their character, motivation, and ambitions

  • submit a written essay not to exceed 100 words which discusses the reason for pursuing his or her field of study and why receiving their degree is important toward achieving their goals.

  • be determined needy

The Dennis and Geraldine Tonelli Endowed Scholarship

  • Students in the top 25% of their high school class who do not qualify for 75% of tuition
  • Students from the following municipal incorporations: Lockport, Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, and Will County

The Donald L. Cardano Endowed Scholarship

  • well-qualified students
  • Accounting Students
  • Standing of sophomore or above

Dr. John Greenwood Scholarship Fund

  • Major in Psychology or Human Resource Management
  • Min 3.0 GPA
  • Financial Aid judged 'financially needy'
  • Federally recognized minority group or international student
  • Must have completed min 12 credit hours at LU and min 64 towards degree
  • Demonstrated active involvement in service activities

Dr. Philip Hogan Endowed Scholarship

  • Science Major
  • High School GPA min of 3.0
  • College GPA min of 3.0

Dr. Shirley McFaul Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Undergraduate Major in Elementary Education
  • Judged 'needy' by Financial Aid
  • GPA min of 3.0
  • Accepted into the Elementary Teacher

Dr. William Gochee Endowed Scholarship

  • Attained Junior academic status
  • Declared Science or Math/ Computer Science Major
  • Min 3.25 GPA
  • Evidence of involvement in extracurricular/ service activities

Elvira Hogan Endowed Scholarship Fund For Governmental Accounting

  • Major in Public Accounting
  • Prefered student who demonstrates interest in working in the local, municial or federal governmental arena

Brother James Gaffney, FSC ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Endowed Scholarship

  • May be of average academic ability but who display special traits of leadership
  • Make a strong commitment to serve their communities
  • Initial preference given to qualifying students from the Joliet area with secondary consideration given to students from the Will County area
  • Be judged needy by Lewis University’s Office of Financial Aid

The Frank Bozich Memorial Scholarship

  • Outstanding FT Aviation student (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • Basis of financial need and fulfillment of criteria stated herein
  • Maintenance of at least a 2.25 GPA at Lewis University (to be evaluated each semester)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the aviation field by participating in aviation programs outside of the required LU course work
  • Transfer students are eligible provided they meet the other criteria

The Gladys M. Meehan Endowed Scholarship

  • Education major
  • adults who are at least 25 years old
  • attending LU in order to obtain a degree which will enable them to become teachers, preferably in parochial school

Harold Finley Endowed Scholarship

  • 3.5 GPA (high school or Lewis)
  • evidence of exceptional academic talent or prodigy
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate skill and proficiency in writing
  • academic excellence
  • high standards of integrity and character
  • strong commitment to their responsibilities as students and citizens

The Harold White

  • Must be majoring in Maintenance Management with a flight minor, Aviation Maintenance, Maintenance Management or Airway Science Aviation Maintenance Management
  • be an incoming freshman or transfer student with no more than 28 credit hours
  • be FT
  • demonstrate financial need
  • H.S. GPA of 3.0 or better out of 4.0
  • Naperville area resident's

Henry Kusher

  • G.P.A of 3.0 or better
  • majoring in either the sciences or music

Joliet Chapter Unico

  • Italian Decent
  • G.P.A of 3.0 or higher
  • With a record of community involvement
  • Demonstrates financial need

Joliet Rotary

  • Graduates from Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet Central High School, and Joliet West High School
  • Incoming freshman
  • demonstrated need
  • academic achievement, talent, leadership, and community service

The Joseph Vieha Aeronautic Scholarship

  • Major study in Aviation Maintenance
  • Meet all LU admissions req's
  • Present a genuine financial need
  • Originate from the greater Chicagoland area
  • Be considered an average student with the AM program

Julianne Murphy Scholarship Award

  • Sophomore student enrolled in the college of nursing, preferably at the Little company of Mary Hospital Education site
  • Faculty review committee will choose a recipient based on:
    • spirit and determination to succeed as a nurse regardless of the difficulties he/she has to deal with
    • Solid study patterns and results demonstrated through a minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
    • Willingness to assist others, adjust to college life and achieve their goals

The Brother James Gaffney, FSC & Adelbert K. Margaret B. Kaiser Endowed Leadership Scholarship

  • minorities and women majoring in the sciences, mathematics, or computer science with a demonstrated commitment to community leadership and volunteerism

The Langert Family /Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Endowed Scholarship

  • Top 25% of their high school graduating class
  • Reside in the Chicagoland area
  • Preference given to those who are first generation college students who have demonstrated active leadership involvement at their high school level, either in or out of the classroom

Higginbottom-Lilly

  • Belong to one of the federally recognized minority groups
  • Have attained sophomore academic status and be enrolled FT
  • Be a declared science or math/computer science major with a commitment to continuation in educational training at an advanced level after graduation
  • Student must show solid study patterns with a minimum 3.0 cum GPA
  • Student must display a concern for a reduction of conflict among ethnic groups and with a willingness to assist other minority student adjust to college life and to achieve their goals

The Lupe and Anselmo Calderon Endowed Scholarship

  • Latino/Latina
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Junior or Senior
  • 3.0 GPA

Mark A. & Joan T. Olson

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Chicago admitted to Lewis University.  If no graduates of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School are attending Lewis then this scholarship shall be awarded to a need-based student entering the College of Business

The Marie Cavannaugh-Wyatt Endowed Scholarship

  • Scholarship is open to all students, from incoming freshman status through senior level
  • A theater major is preferred though students in the fine arts will be considered *student must show financial need
  • Student must carry a GPA of 3.5 or greater

The Dr. August and Livia Martinucci Endowed Scholarship

  • Incoming freshman from Will County
  • Major in the science field with a preference toward Pre-Medicine
  • G.P.A. 2.5

The Michael P. Gordon Annual Scholarship

  • FT junior/senior at LU
  • UG
  • Majoring in the Criminal/Socal Justice program
  • Pursue a career in Law Enforcement
  • 3.0 or high cum GPA
  • Have financial need

The Dr. Paul and Mrs. Ann Rubino elementary Science Endowed Scholarship

  • demonstrate financial need
  • currently enrolled in elementary education with a science endorsement

The Paul & Geraldine Addison

  • Active members of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity with demonstrated need or
  • Active members of any recognized Greek Organization at LU with demonstrated need or
  • Any student at LU with demonstrated need

Roger Ashamy Scholarship

  • Min 3.0 GPA (Min. 3.0 GPA in Accounting courses)
  • Majoring in Accounting

Romeoville High School Endowed Scholarship

  • Romeoville High School Graduate
  • Must be accepted into Lewis University

The Rosiak-Maze Endowed Scholarship

  • Min 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Must be at Junior or Senior status

The Scott Jasinski Endowed Scholarship

  • Majoring in Aviation Management
  • 3.0 minimum GPA

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Shairice Nychol Garner Scholarship Fund

  • Min 2.25 GPA
  • Completed a min of 24 credit hours at Lewis University
  • Required to produce 3 letters of recommendation
  • Write an essay stating how this scholarship would benefit their academic success including personal qualities that exemplify scholarship, public service and their participation in extracurricular activities

The Shannon K. Gardner Endowed Nursing Scholarship

  • entering in their junior or senior year within the nursing program
  • demonstrated financial need
  • maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. while at Lewis University
    The Sister M. Noel Dreska, OSF Endowed Scholarship
  • Physics major

Thomas Gullett Scholarship

  • Junior or Senior
  • Full-time
  • Major with at least on semester of full-time study at LU completed
  • Minimum G.P.A. 2.5

The Washington Square Health Foundation

  • 3.0 G.P.A or higher
  • Junior status
  • Agree to sign and abide by the WSHF contract
  • Have a strong desire to be a nurse and plan to practice nursing

The Dr. James J. Zelko Endowed Scholarship

  • Junior or Senior (by credit hour status)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Biology or Chemistry majors
  • Slovenian Descent is preferred

Zora Zorich Memorial Scholarship

  • eligible for admission to LU and meets financial aid requirements
  • High School or college transfer G.P.A. of a 2.25 or better
  • Full-time student athlete whose academic and athletic accomplishments are clemented by evidence of positive civic and community activity and involvement
  • Graduates of high schools 1) in the city of Chicago, 2) the Chicago collar counties of Cool, Will, Lake, McHenry, and Kane, and 3) the state of IL.

Annual

Thomas J. Secor

  • demonstrate need
  • major in music of potential music major
  • deemed to be in good academic standing

The Sarode Foundation Annual Scholarship

  • Acceptance into a health related field of study
  • Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0
  • demonstrated financial need
  • Students of Indian descent and any other minority students

The Stephen Ehrhart Annual Aviation Scholarship

  • student entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year within the Aviation Flight Program
  • demonstrate financial need
  • minimum G.P.A. of 2.5

The Steven Baker Annual Scholarship

  • Physically disabled or have a learning disability
  • Be full-time undergraduate student
  • major in liberal arts or theology
  • demonstrate financial need
  • 2.3 G.P.A. or higher
  • involved in student activities

Thomas Coughlin Scholarship

  • demonstrate financial need
  • must have a declared major
  • Junior or senior
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or better
  • Graduated from a Chicago area Roman Catholic high school
  • son or daughter of a police officer

Home Run Inn Annual Scholarship

  • employee or dependent of a Home Run Inn employee