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Creighton Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, Creighton is proud to offer our students scholarships across all of our schools.

View the scholarship list.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Creighton University awards need-based and non-need based academic scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, Heider College of Business, or the College of Nursing. The dollar amount of these scholarships varies.

To receive priority consideration for scholarships, submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by the deadline. The Office of Admissions determines the deadline. The Application for Admission serves as the general merit scholarship application. The Admissions & Scholarship Committee determines the recipients of these non-need based scholarships. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more details.

In addition to Creighton Merit Scholarships, Creighton also offers additional scholarship opportunities — scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials, including an Additional Scholarship Application.

In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, a student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Creighton does not require the CSS Profile.

Graduate and College of Professional Studies Scholarships

Because we are a Catholic and Jesuit university, dedicated to students and learning, we offer special rates for graduate students in ministry and education. Other scholarships for graduate students are limited. Students should contact the Dean's Office of the School they are enrolled in for further information or review the available outside scholarships.

Special Rates and Remission

Ministry Remission

Full-time or part-time clergy, religious, parish administrators, pastoral ministers, catechists, ministers with youth, elderly, family, prisoners, deacons, etc., enrolled in graduate programs in Ministry, Theology, or Spirituality may take up to nine credit hours per semester during the regular academic year and unlimited hours in the summer at 50% off regular tuition. Apply for ministry tuition remission.

Education Students

  • Secondary Education Certification Program: If you’re a college graduate, you can complete professional education courses at Creighton in a post-baccalaureate certificate program at a 50% discount.
  • Special Education Certification Program: If you have teaching certificates in either elementary or secondary education, you can take the necessary EDU courses to obtain K-6 or 7-12 special education certification at a 50% discount.
  • Religious Education K-12 Teaching Endorsement: Sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Creighton University Education Department, this 50% discount is offered to current teachers and administrators who want to earn a secondary endorsement in Religious Education.
  • Elementary Education Discount: If you have a bachelor’s degree and wish to complete elementary education certification requirements, you’re eligible for a 50% discount.

College of Professional Studies Scholarships

Osher Re-entry Scholarships

Awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students, ages 25-50, who are pursuing their first degree and demonstrate the promise of achieving academic success. This is a tuition-only scholarship.

The College of Professional Studies Dean's Merit Award

Need-based scholarship designed to help adult students with the cost of tuition. Based on FAFSA results.

Learn More and Apply for Both Scholarships

Professional Schools

Please contact your professional school's Admission Office for information regarding scholarship opportunities.

Athletic Awards

The Creighton Athletic Department awards all athletic scholarships. Contact Athletics for additional information.