Feb 05

Bishop's Scholarship Deadline

Date: February 05, 2024 Time: 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM Briar Cliff University

Bishop’s Scholarships to Briar Cliff University are awarded to graduating high school seniors who belong to a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Sioux City. Students who attend either Catholic or public high school are welcome to apply. Students should model leadership in their parish, school and community, live an active faith life, have a strong work ethic and demonstrate high academic performance, qualities that will form individuals to become future leaders in their communities, living out the values of the Catholic Church.

Applicants must apply by Monday, February 5.

Applicants must have:

  • a minimum 3.0 GPA on 16 credits of core course work 
  • provide a thoughtful answer to essay questions 
  • submit a letter of support from their parish pastor 
  • apply by February5, 2024

Finalists will meet with a scholarship interview committee that makes final recipient recommendations to the Bishop. This total $29,500 scholarship award increases annually with a freshman award of $5,000, sophomore award of $6,500, junior award of $8,000, and a senior award of $10,000 as long as the scholar maintains a minimum college GPA of 3.0. One of the scholarships will be specifically designated to a student majoring in education who plans to teach at a Catholic school within the Diocese of Sioux City. Bishop Walker Nickless is pleased to support Briar Cliff University through these scholarships, and looks forward to getting to know award recipients during their college years. 

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