All freshman applicants are automatically considered for the following academic scholarship ranges. Be sure to also explore and apply for other Duquesne scholarship opportunities.
It's time for bigger goals for you and support from DU! Duquesne is ranked number 65 nationally and number 6 in the state of Pennsylvania in the Best Value Schools category by U.S. News and World Report.
We also offer academic transfer scholarships.
$19,000 - $25,000
Minimum qualifications: GPA 4.0, ACT 28 or SAT 1310
$13,000 - $19,000
Minimum qualifications: GPA 3.5, ACT 24 or SAT 1170
Up to $13,000
Minimum qualifications: GPA 3.0, ACT 21 or SAT 1080
Variable up to $25,000
All other applicants, including those applying for test-optional admission, will be considered on an individual basis.
Awards are renewable:
Duquesne's academic scholarship/s may be renewed each academic year for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study (except Pharmacy, which is 12 semesters).
Endowed Scholarship Opportunities
Louis B. Mallet Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support for one incoming freshman student who: will enroll in the School of Business, is of the Jewish faith, meets academic eligibility (B+ or higher), 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, 2022
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 Black 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 African-American 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
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.
The following scholarships have already been awarded to students in the incoming class of 2022. The applications will reopen for the next incoming class this fall.
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 its impact on our community and society at large.
National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship
We are awarding a full-tuition scholarship to the highest-ranked National Hispanic Scholar in the entering freshman class. Utilizing a holistic admissions review, rankings will be determined by GPA, class rank, high school rigor and leadership potential. No separate application is necessary!
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.
Bayer School Scholars Program
The Bayer School Scholars Program is a cooperative program among Duquesne University, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Citizen Science Lab, and local industries for incoming freshmen who are from an under-represented population in the sciences.