Student Scholarships and Access

Each year, Santa Clara competes with other top universities to recruit a community of exceptional students. Unfortunately, many of the most talented students choose other institutions due in large part to financial aid offerings. In 2019 alone, 63.6% of Santa Clara students had an average of $16,439 in unmet need once all financial aid and scholarships had been applied.

Making a Santa Clara University education affordable is important to our mission as a Jesuit institution and vital to the growth of our national reputation. With the help of our donors supporting scholarship funds, we can help high-achieving students earn their degree regardless of their ability to pay.


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student Bernardo Quevedo
Breaking the Cycle

A targeted scholarship program aims to help first-generation college students facing financial barriers like Bernardo Quevedo ’19.

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A Bronco Family Legacy

Kristen Del Biaggio Heffernan and Mike Heffernan ’80 are committed to ensuring that people of all backgrounds have access to a transformational Jesuit education.

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A Prestigious Path

The Johnson Scholars Program recognizes, rewards, and challenges talented students to explore their potential.

    Join Us on Our Mission

    Help Santa Clara advance our distinctive Jesuit education by supporting Student Scholarships and Access.