Academic Scholarships

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Be sure to also explore and apply for other Duquesne scholarship opportunities. We also offer academic transfer scholarships.

We recognize your achievements with academic scholarship awards up to $25,000 each academic year. These scholarships are awarded based on your GPA and test scores.  If you plan to apply as a test-optional applicant, our admissions team will review your grades and application holistically to determine your academic award.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

University Scholarships

Applications for these scholarships will open in the fall for students applying for the fall 2024 semester.

Spirit of Community Scholarship

Duquesne University is pleased to announce an exciting new program for students passionate about engaging with their community and expanding their understanding of social justice. In addition to a commitment to community engagement, chosen participants will engage in meaningful and challenging conversations with peers around biased, systemic injustice, power, and privilege and their impact on our community and society at large. 

Spirit of Excellence Scholarship

In the spirit of our founding, commitment to excellence, mission of service, and in alignment with University Goals, Duquesne will award five exceptional leaders with a full-tuition scholarship for four years. 

STEM Scholars Program

This scholarship is a cooperative program among Duquesne University STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math) for incoming students. 

Endowed Scholarship Opportunities

Louis B. Mallet Endowed Scholarship

Provides scholarship support for one incoming first-year student who: will enroll in the School of Business, meets academic eligibility, and has financial need (as determined by the FAFSA). Renewable annually for up to eight semesters/four years until the student graduates. Apply by June 30, 2023.
Learn more about the Mallet family and their support of Duquesne.

Jeffery S. Kelly Catholic Studies Scholarship

Provides scholarship support for all declared Catholic Studies majors and minors, which is renewable annually for up to eight semesters/four years of study. Catholic Studies welcomes students of all religious faiths and backgrounds to learn more about the Catholic faith and the contributions of Catholicism to world history, and local and global culture. Learn more and apply!

University Partner Scholarships

Sister Thea Bowman Educational Foundation Scholarship

First envisioned by namesake and co-founder, the famed liturgist, speaker, educator and Black Catholic religious sister Thea Bowman. The foundation has helped fund more than 250 students in higher education at Catholic schools around the country, with support from donors including the Pittsburgh Steelers - owned by the Catholic Rooney family, several of whom are Duquesne University alumni! Learn more and apply!

Micro-Scholarships and Tuition Rewards

Students in high school can earn up to $48,000 to Duquesne University on RaiseMe through micro-scholarships that recognize achievements throughout high school, allowing high school students to start earning money for college before they even apply to college. You can earn up to $12,000 per year, and the amount you earn on RaiseMe from Duquesne will be your guaranteed minimum amount of institutional aid if you are admitted; you may receive even more in your scholarship or financial aid package once we review your completed application for admission. Visit Duquesne on RaiseMe to learn more about micro-scholarship opportunities starting your first year of high school!

Duquesne is a SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards member university. Tuition Reward Points can be earned through your workplace benefits, affiliated financial institutions, health insurance providers, or employer. Accumulated Tuition Rewards Points create scholarships for students and result in guaranteed minimum institutional aid off the price of tuition at member colleges and universities.

Outside Scholarships

These are only a resource to help students find scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are not associated with the University. 

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Pacific Medical Training - Application is now closed, but you can view the winning essay on their website.

  • Essay contest to support studies, help students complete medical school, or get a head start on a career, granting a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for the runner-ups Scholarship - Application is now closed. Award announcement is available on their website.

  • By providing financial assistance to help pay for books, tuition, or daily expenses, we hope to encourage more students to get involved and become advocates who will raise awareness about the risks and dangers of addiction.

Public Notary Services Scholarship Fund - Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced May 30 (visit their website for details).

  • The $1,000 (USD) scholarship will be awarded to one passionate student, with the aim of reducing some of their day-to-day financial obstacles so they can focus on their studies.