These awards, named for the 16th century Jesuit scientist Christopher Clavius, S.J., provide financial assistance to applicants who intend to major in chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or statistics, and have achieved a strong record of grade performance in a rigorous program of study. Awards are limited to entering freshmen who, in the judgment of the scholarship committee, are most deserving of assistance because of academic talent and credentials.
A student is selected on a competitive basis considering a comprehensive review of their high school academic record. Preference is given to students who will have completed four years of math and science upon graduation. SAT/ACT scores are not required for consideration, but will be reviewed if provided by the applicant. Financial need is not considered in awarding Clavius Awards. To be considered for a Clavius Award a student must apply for admission to Loyola University by January 15.
All Clavius Awards are awarded for four years provided the student maintains the term and cumulative GPA requirements and credit requirements stated in the original award letter, including full-time enrollment in one of the following majors: chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or statistics.