BCLA Scholarships


The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts offers several Scholarships for eligible students. To be considered, you should apply through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) system.

General Eligibility

All need-based financial aid awards and many other aid awards are determined in whole or part by the information submitted as part of a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can submit their FAFSA to LMU even before applying for admission. LMU Financial Aid recommends applying for aid as soon as possible, beginning October 1st of each year; however, FAFSA information is only processed by LMU after a student receives an offer of admission.

To learn more about completing your FAFSA and financial aid eligibility at LMU, please review the information linked below:


If you have applied for the FAFSA, you will be automatically matched to any of the BCLA Scholarships for which you meet the criteria.


  • BCLA Advisory Board Scholarship: For undergradute and graduate students. Need not required but can be considered.  

    Carol Sullivan Scholarship: Need can be considered if need is great. Merit based UG in BCLA Selected by Dean of BCLA & FAO on top.

    Conley Scholarship: Awarded to an Undergraduate student in BCLA. 

    Elias Atol Veteran's Scholar: Undergraduate Veteran of the US Armed Forces

    Engh, S.J. Scholarship: High financial need for undergraduate student in BCLA of a GPA 3.3 or higher

    Kasimatis Scholarship: High financial need. Awarded to an Undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0

    Kilroy Endowed in BCLA: High financial need, GPA of 3.0 and also exhibit leadership potential. Must be US citizen. Undergraduate student.

    Liberal Arts Endowment: Available to Undergraduates and one Graduate student per year; Liberal Arts major

    Mayr-Leahy Scholarship: High financial need for BCLA student who is undergraduate or graduate.

    Michael Leahy Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in humanities courses BUT not majoring in humanities. Must maintain 3.0 GPA.

    Rita P. Garvin Scholarship: 3.5 GPA; demonstrate leadership in high school community church or work experience. Perm resident of western US Preference to students from CA or AZ. Preference for students with with large amounts of loans. Financial need is required. 

    Robert Tyo Endowed BCLA: High financial need. Awarded to an Undergraduate in BCLA.

    Rogers Philosophy Scholarship: High financial need for undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy. 

    St.Onge Liberal Arts Scholarship: Awarded to students studying in Liberal Arts. 

    Tarantino Family Annual Scholarship: High financial need. Awarded to Undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0

    Williamson Scholarship: Undergraduate student with a GPA 3.0 in BCLA

  • John & Maria Laffin Scholarship: Full time undergraduate student; in interdisciplinary Asian and Pacific Studies Program; strong academic standing. 

    More information here.

  • John H. Rolfs Scholarship: Awarded to BCLA student in Economics majoring or minoring in Economics. 

  • B. Rollofson Endowed Scholarship: High financial need, undergrad students majoring in English must have a GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to Sigma Tau Delta English honors society members.

    Georgianna Atol Endowed Scholarship: High financial need. Awarded to an Undergraduate in the English department. Must be pursuing a degree in teaching English. Must be US citizen.

    George F. Montgomery Scholarship: Student must be an English major minor or major within BCLA and enrolled in an English class. Must submit an original Gothic horror short story or academic study of Gothic or horror fiction excluding the works of Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer. Min 5 pages judged by English Dept. 

    For more information on English Department Scholarships, please contact Department Chair Kevin.Peters@lmu.edu

  • B. Dockweiler Crahan Scholar: Must be a California resident and History major. 

    J.S. Dockweiler Scholarship: History Majors with experience in student leadership

    LeCuyer Scholarship: Majoring in the Department of History.

    Richard Rolfs History Scholarship: Awarded to History majors with academic achievement both in History and with a GPA 3.0.

    Zwijsen Scholarship in BCLA: High financial need for Undergraduate students majoring in History.

  • William F. Fitzgerald Scholarship: High financial need. Spring term award.

  • Jewish Studies Scholarship:  Undergraduate students in Jewish studies.

  • Halikis Family Endowed Scholarship: High financial need or merit award with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate student with a minor in Modern Greek Studies

    Peter B. Caloyeras Scholarship: Summer award for the Odyssey program.  High financial need considered but not needed. GPA of 3.0.

  • E. Schulz-Bischof Scholar: This is a scholarship for either a summer student fellowship in West Europe or student studying Modern Languages.

    Lester Memorial Scholarship:  Undergraduate student with a GPA 3.0. Must have either a minor in German or major in Modern Languages or European studies with concentration in German.

  • Rogers Philosophy Scholarship: High financial need for undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy.

  • K J Morse '90 Psychology Scholarship: High Financial need undergraduate students majoring in Psychology. 

    Sharon Grace Smith Scholarship: High financial need for student majoring in Psychology.

  • Loretta Morris Endowed Scholarship:  High financial need undergraduate Sociology major. Community service may be considered.

  • Herbert J. Ryan, S.J. Memorial: High financial need. Awarded to an Undergraduate or Graduate student majoring in theological studies.

    Rausch S.J. BCLA Endowed Scholarship: Theology studies Major an undergraduate student in their junior year. Recipient will have and maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Emphasis will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and/or have the intention to serve.

    RSHM GR Leadership Scholarship: High financial need. Awarded to graduate students participating in the Master of Arts Pastoral Theology program. Must be currently working in ministry or preparing to do so in the future.

  • Edgar D. Cahn Scholarship: High financial need and talented. Enrolled in BCLA Honors Prgm; Min GPA 3.25

  • Uberoi Foundation Yoga Studies: Awarded to a Graduate Student enrolled in Masters of Yoga Studies Program.

    Yoga Studies Scholarship: Awarded to a Graduate student who must be enrolled in Yoga Master of Arts program. Merit based. Need can be considered but not required. 

    More information here.


The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts offerings several Awards for eligible students. To be considered, you should apply through the Department or Program. Eligibility, application deadline, and awards may vary. To learn more, please review the information below:

  • O'Neill Award: The O’Neill Award is the endowed departmental award for the graduating senior with the highest GPA.

    See here for more information.

    Contact: ClassicsandArchaeology@lmu.edu


    Archaeology Student Enrichment Fund: Funding is available to support international archaeological digs and student activities through the Archaeology program. 


    Contact: Caroline.Sauvage@lmu.edu



  • Knott Family Fellowship: A gift of LMU alumnus Joseph and Karen Knott, the program offers support for talented students who are committed to completing a significant piece of writing over the summer.


    Contact: Kelly.Younger@lmu.edu

  • The Ellen Carol Barreto Research Fellowship: The Ellen Carol Barreto Research Fellowship in Health and Society supports student-initiated research projects that contribute to knowledge on the social foundations of health, broadly defined. The fellowship, which includes a $4,000 stipend, offers Health and Society minors the opportunity to carry out independent research with the guidance of a faculty member. While the fellowship is open to all Health and Society minors, preference is given to women, first-generation college students, and/or those who have historically had less access to opportunities to carry out independent research.

    More information here.

    Contact: Amanda.Apgar@lmu.edu

  • Annual Lumer Fellowship: Awards from $2,500 to $5,000. For a student project relating to the Holocaust and Jewish experience. Requires a 1-page proposal and faculty sponsor (can be teacher of the class project is developing in). Fall term but if there is no successful applicant Fall term it may be awarded Spring term. Students may nominate themselves or instructor may nominate student and their project. Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Proposals and nominations should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.


    Annual Atol Award for Academic Excellence: $5,000 award. Awarded Spring term to the highest overall GPA among the Jewish Studies minors. Awards subject to students in good standing etc.


    Best Paper/Creative Project in Jewish Studies: $2,000 awards. Annual or term-nominated by instructor (can be up to 2 per year). Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Nominations should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.


    Research Awards: Up to $1,500 for research in Jewish Studies. Must have teacher mentor and supply budget and project objectives in a 1-page proposal. Awards subject to students in good standing etc. Proposals are accepted at any time and should be sent to the director of Jewish Studies.


    Travel Scholarships: Up to $6,000 for study abroad through Jewish Studies programs (Israel, Poland). Must complete scholarship application. Awards subject to students in good standing etc.


    More information here.

    For additional information on Jewish Studies Awards, please contact Senior Administrative Coordinator Marlene.Duran@lmu.edu.

  • College Year in Athens Award: A semester-long program in partnership with the Caloyeras Center and the CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece. Scholarships for up to $10,000 are available to qualifying students through the Caloyeras Center.

    More information here.



  • David A. Roberti Award: In 2016, LMU alumnus David A. Roberti ’61 created the David A. Roberti Award to cover registration fees and airfare, hotel, and ground transportation expenses for all students participating in the Sacramento Seminar. StudyLA encourages students with interests in public service, public policy, or politics to apply to the Sacramento Seminar.

    More information here.

    Contact: Lydia.LopezWolfe@lmu.edu

  • Lee Yong-soo 'Comfort Women' Human Rights Research and Creative Activity Fellowship: The Department of Women's and Gender Studies is excited to announce the Lee Yong-soo 'Comfort Women' Human Rights Research and Creative Activity Fellowship! This Fellowship provides financial assistance to support faculty and student projects related to 'comfort women', sexual violence, sexual slavery, and human trafficking around the world. Preference for funding will go to students who have completed coursework in Women’s and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or International Relations.

    More information here.

    Contact: Stella.Oh@lmu.edu