The Robert Bellarmine and the Ignatian Scholarship Programs

The Bellarmine and Ignatian Scholarships are awarded to selected GU undergraduates who demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance.

Candidates for these scholarships are nominated by the GU Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on their exceptionally distinguished high school records. 

Bellarmine Scholarships are awarded to eligible students nominated by their Jesuit high school who ranked first in their graduating class.

Ignatian Scholarships are offered to selected eligible students nominated by their Jesuit high school, from the pool of students who ranked in the top 5% of their graduating class and who represent the Ignatian ideals in their personal accomplishments.

If no financial need is demonstrated by a nominee as an entering freshman, the nominee is designated an "honorary" Bellarmine or Ignatian Scholar and receives an honorary one-year non-renewable $1,000 Bellarmine or Ignatian Scholarship award.  For others who demonstrate financial need, Bellarmine and Ignatian Scholarships replace the standard loan and work-study portion of their financial aid packages.