Saint Leo University offers scholarships to Florida Catholic high school students

ORLANDO | Beginning fall 2019, Saint Leo University will offer a new scholarship to help make higher education more accessible to Catholic high school students in Florida. The Catholic Promise Scholarship will award Florida students who have attended four years at a Catholic high school with an annual scholarship of $14,000. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four years and will provide up to $56,000 in financial aid by the time the student graduates.

“As a Catholic Benedictine university, we place a high importance on serving others,” said Saint Leo University President Jeffrey D. Senese. “This scholarship will serve Catholic students from all economic backgrounds, providing an opportunity for them to continue their education in the Catholic tradition.”

Students applying must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen and Florida resident; attend Saint Leo at University Campus; live on campus for all four years; and maintain a 2.5 GPA and full-time status while earning a degree.

Saint Leo University, about 35 miles north of Tampa, is the oldest Catholic college in the Florida and one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation by enrollment. To learn more call (352) 588-8283 or go to

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic – March 2019