Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, this application can be used:

  Scholarship Application Form.

*Please note that funds are limited. Since Cleary University includes book costs in tuition, does not charge additional fees, and offers a Tuition Guarantee, we can only award one Cleary grant/scholarship per eligible student.

Business Professional Association Scholarship

This is a $4,500 competitive scholarship awarded to a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Cleary University (full-time), who meets the requirements of documenting community service, proof of membership in his/her high school business professional organization, and providing a high school advisor or teacher recommendation. Applicants must submit a Scholarship Application and an essay and must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Cleary University Academic Leadership Scholarship

This is a $6,210 competitive scholarship available to new undergraduate students participating regularly in the Cleary University Leadership Society (student volunteers).

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term in a degree-seeking program
  • Participate regularly in Cleary’s Leadership Society (student volunteers)
  • Provide documentation a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Submit an essay written by student including documentation of high school leadership participation
  • Maintain satisfactory Society and academic performance (cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher)

Cleary University Admissions Scholarship

Current high school students with a 3.2 GPA or higher, an ACT score of at least 23, and who are interested in a business career are eligible.  The scholarship will be applied upon registration which must be completed on or before May 15th.

 

Amount

GPA

ACT Score

Cleary University Admissions Scholarship Level I

$7,500

3.7

25

Cleary University Admissions Scholarship Level II

$5, 400

3.2

23

Cleary University Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Dependents* of Cleary University BBA, BS, or MBA graduates are eligible to receive a 20% grant toward tuition in a degree-seeking program.

  • All students are expected to pay the remaining tuition and fees at the point of registration or they may utilize the Cleary University installment plan.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and successfully complete the term. Grants may be removed in cases where a student withdraws or fails the class.

*A "dependent" is defined as being claimed on a parent's tax return.

Application

Cleary University Excellence Scholarship

Competitive scholarship worth 90% off undergraduate tuition costs open to new National Merit Semi-Finalists.  

  • Student must minimally enroll for 12 credit hours in a degree seeking program;
  • Maintain at least a 3.9 cumulative Cleary University GPA;
  • Provide documentation of National Merit Semi-Finalist status;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic performance to renew scholarship.

Cleary University Job Guarantee Program

For new students enrolling in the traditional program in the fall term, Cleary University offers Work-to-Learn openings to assist new undergraduate students pay for tuition.

  • Students earn minimum wage, ($8.00 per hour) on-campus jobs working at least 15 hours per week
  • Students must minimally enroll for 12 credit hours per term in a degree-seeking program
  • Students must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Positions are selected and filled by department at the university’s discretion
  • Program eligibility requires satisfactory job and academic performance

Cleary University Professional Organization Scholarships

The $3,100 renewable competitive scholarship is available to new undergraduate students participating in a career or academic club transitioning from high school to college.

  • Participate regularly in a career/academic club (e.g. Accounting, GAASHRM, DECA, etc.);
  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per term in a degree-seeking program
  • Document a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit an essay written by the student along with a referral letter from club leadership
  • Maintain satisfactory club and academic performance (cumulative 3.0 GPA) to renew scholarship

DECA Scholarship

The DECA Scholarship is a $4,500 competitive scholarship awarded to a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Cleary University (full-time), who is able to document community service, high school DECA membership, and is able to provide a high school advisor or teacher recommendation. Applicants must submit a Scholarship Application and an essay and have a 3.0 GPA or higher letter to the Financial Aid Department. 

Patrick Cleary And Helen Jenks Cleary Scholarship

This is a $3,500 competitive scholarship awarded to a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Cleary University (full-time), who meets the requirements of documented community service and a high school advisor or teacher recommendation. Applicants must submit a Scholarship Application, an essay, and have earned a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Grants and Scholarships

To download a listing of all available Cleary University grants and scholarships, click here