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Academic Scholarships

Applying for Academic Scholarships

Automatic Scholarship Application!

First-time incoming student applications include the application for academic scholarships.

Academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Automatic application does not imply automatic award.

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Types of Academic Scholarships

Dorm Scholarships

Renewable criteria:
  • Good academic standing
  • 24 hours credit each year

Transfer student dorm award starts at amount matching classification.

Presidential

Amount: $2000 per academic year, split evenly between Fall and Spring terms

Criteria for first time freshman: Valedictorian OR 26 ACT / 1230 SAT

Renewable criteria:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • 30 hours each year
  • FAFSA completion each year, if applicable
  • Renewable for up to four years for freshmen

Outstanding Student

Amount: $1000 per academic year, split evenly between Fall and Spring terms

Criteria for first time freshmen: Salutatorian OR 24 ACT/1160 SAT or 3.0 GPA

Criteria for Transfer Students: 3.0 GPA

Renewable criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 30 hours each year
  • FAFSA completion each year, if applicable
  • Renewable for up to four years for freshmen

Educational Achievement Award

Amount: $500 per academic year, split evenly between Fall and Spring terms

Criteria for first time freshmen: 17-23 ACT / 920 SAT

Criteria for transfer students: 2.75 GPA

Renewable criteria:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • 24 hours each year
  • FAFSA completion each year, if applicable
  • Renewable for up to four years for freshmen

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:

Amount: $1000 per academic year, split evenly between Fall and Spring terms

Criteria:

  • For transfer students only
  • Can be stacked with other academic scholarships
  • Documented PTK membership
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 30 transfer hours

Renewable criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 30 hours each year
  • Renewable up to two years


Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the Dean, advisor, or professor of each college. Scholarship awards are based on the student's credentials during the admission process to the university. Automatic application for a scholarship does not guarantee an automatic award. Students must meet the above criteria, be accepted to the university, and respond to the offer in a timely manner. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All offer letters will be sent from Financial Aid Office via email. The official deadline to accept a scholarship offer is May 1 of each year. Awards not accepted after this deadline will be revoked. Any offers made after May 1 will have a 15-day deadline for acceptance.

Students must sign and return the scholarship contract and adhere to the initial and renewable criteria in order to be awarded the aid on their financial aid package. Full-time enrollment is expected of all academic scholarship recipients.