Welcome to SLU!

Before applying for scholarships, you must first accept your offer of admission to a degree or certificate program at SLU. If you have not been accepted to SLU, please contact Admissions@slu.cuny.edu.


It is strongly recommended that students complete a FAFSA each academic year. The FAFSA is required for need-based scholarships and hardship grants. The “Opportunity Matching Application” will ask for confirmation that your FAFSA was completed. This could be your Student Aid Report (SAR) or other document, such as a confirmation page or e-mail. For FAFSA assistance, please contact FinancialAid@slu.cuny.edu.

Steps to Claim Your Scholar-H Account

Please note, it can take up to 7-days from when you accept admissions to create your Scholar Hub account.

  1. Navigate to Scholarship Hub
  2. Under ‘Students’ click ‘Login
  3. Click the ‘Claim Account’ button
  4. Enter your Student ID (EMPLID) – this will be your username. Click ‘Request Access’
  5. Set your password and secret security question
  6. Store your password/secret question in a safe place!

If you have already claimed a Scholarship Hub account, simply logon with your credentials (username is your EMPLID and password). If you cannot remember your password, please contact StudentAccounts@slu.cuny.edu

NOTE: All notifications from Scholarship Hub will be redirected to the campus e-mail once one is assigned to you. This cannot be changed. Please contact the SLU Technology Help Desk at (646) 313-8440/ITHelpDesk@slu.cuny.edu if cannot access your SLU3 e-mail.

Applying for SLU scholarships using our online interface is easy! Students are encouraged to submit an application to each opportunity listed in their portal. Most SLU scholarships require an “Opportunity Matching Application” (OMA), which is completed once each academic year. Along with your academic record, the data collected from OMA helps our system identify scholarships you are eligible for. Generally, OMA is not required for prestigious scholarships (i.e., Diversity) or hardship grants (i.e., Persistence).


1. Complete and submit the “Opportunity Matching Application” (OMA)
2. Submit OMA and return to the applicant portal
3. Apply to the other opportunities listed

We recommend checking the Bulletin Board for important information about new or current scholarship application cycles, due dates, and other news.

Helpful Hints: 

  • Pay attention to the deadlines. Some opportunities require transcripts and/or letters of reference. Allow time to assemble all required information. It is never recommended to wait until the deadline date to complete an application
  • If asked to write an essay, use accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. It might be a good idea to have someone proofread your work
  • Carefully follow the instructions on the scholarship application and review your responses before submitting