Since 1908, the Opus College of Engineering has been uniquely blending professional engineering preparation with a liberal arts education to provide the world with well-balanced leaders in their profession. The college’s mission is to prepare students for successful careers based on a strong ethical and moral foundation, to advance the state of the art in engineering, to serve the professional and technical communities, and to contribute to our global society.

The Opus Scholars Award recognizes a combination of outstanding academic achievement, as well as significant need, for incoming engineering freshmen. The award is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. For additional program details about this award, review the applicable Award Information Guide, available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The full scholarship (tuition, fees, on-campus housing and food)  is renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program provided the recipient remains enrolled in the Opus College of Engineering, in good academic standing and completes the FAFSA annually.


Scholarship Information

Award Amount

  • Full tuition (5 awards available)


  • January 15 (apply for admission)

Selection Guidelines

  • High school senior entering the Opus College of Engineering
  • Priority is given to first-generation students (i.e. neither parent graduated from college)
  • Preference is given to students who have participated in organizations that serve low-income youth, such as the Cristo Rey Network and Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Have need as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Net Price Calculator. For any scholarships or grants that require the FAFSA, Undocumented, Dreamer and DACA students may fill out the Net Price Calculator for verification.
  • International students are not eligible for this scholarship.


Learn more about the Engineering Scholars Program in the Opus College of Engineering.