Every scholarship is awarded prior to the student’s first semester and carried throughout their academic career (pending on maintaining satisfactory academic progress and complying with the general terms for the scholarships).
To remain eligible, the student must meet the rules and regulations indicated below. If all the rules and regulations are met, the scholarship will automatically renew and will be posted to student account. Failure to meet the requirement will automatically result in a forfeiture and cancellation of the scholarship.
● For scholarship purposes, the academic year consists of the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
● You must enroll and maintain full time hours every semester as of the last add and drop period of the semester.
● You must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.00 for Undergraduate students & 3.0 for Graduate students at the end of each academic year.
● You must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours for Undergraduate and 18 credit hours for Graduate students at the end of each academic year.
● This scholarship may be used in conjunction with other aid. To avoid an over-award of a student’s tuition, eligible fees, financial aid (if applicable), institutional scholarships and state grants cannot exceed the full cost of the tuition and eligible fees.
● Your award is available until graduation, provided you meet the retention guidelines each semester.
● The intent of the scholarship is to assist the student with tuition.
● Cost Of Attendance (COA) is defined as “an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for a period of enrollment” pursuant to Title IV. When combined with state aid, federal financial grants or loans, or Federal College Work Study Program and all other aid, university scholarships should not exceed the “cost of attendance.”
● To be accepted and enrolled in a program.
● Transcripts from the previous educational institution*
● 3 reference letters.
● 1 essay with personal statements
* If applicable.
Send your application to:
San Ignacio University
3905 NW 107th Street, Suite 301, Miami, FL 33178
Or via email to:
The scholarship policy is a written contract set by the Office of Admission, which serves as a guide to understanding how your scholarship works. Students should receive and review a copy of the policy when the scholarship is awarded.
All SIU Scholarships are FINAL and must not be changed based on any circumstances. A student who completed a program and wishes to continue with SIU; may however, re-apply for another scholarship. Keep in mind that the percentage of scholarships awarded will differ based on the scholarship a student qualifies for. Please read the policy thoroughly to understand how you may be affected by the terms of your scholarship.
The university expects you to maintain a high level of academic success during your university career. If you are academically disqualified by the SIU Academic Department and Registrar, you will automatically lose your scholarship.
Readmission to SIU will not automatically restore your eligibility for a scholarship. You must make satisfactory academic progress toward your degree during the academic year; if progress is not made, you will be placed on scholarship probation for a maximum of two semesters, during which you must complete a certain number of credits per semester, or the scholarship may be revoked.
Students are allowed only one probationary period. If the students have received other need-based financial aid, they will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to continue to receive those awards as well.
To receive your scholarship funds each semester, you must be enrolled as a full-time student (defined as 12+ or more credit). For mitigating circumstances, please contact the Academic office. You must uphold SIU’s conduct and academic integrity standards If the office of Academic finds the students to be responsible for a serious academic or non-academic conduct violation, resulting in your suspension or expulsion from the University, the scholarship award will be revoked.
Leave of absense:
Students who take a leave of absence from the university must notify the appropriate offices/ in writing to protect their remaining scholarship eligibility. Generally, scholarships will be reserved for leaves of absence for no more than 180 days. Students who intend to return to SIU should review the Leave of Absence Policy. Students who will not return to SIU should follow the university’s Guidelines for Withdrawal. Students should notify the appropriate Offices of their enrollment plans at least three months prior to their expected return to SIU.
Change of program or major:
New scholarships will not be awarded to students who change their program. A scholarship award may change if the student graduates from one program and decides to enroll into another. However, the student may apply for a new scholarship during the new program. A switch of Major and/or program, or changes in an international student’s status do not equate to a change in the scholarship award.
The Evaluation Committee is composed of the Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Coordinator and one selected Student Service coordinator. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the Semester.