Institutional Scholarships

All of the institutional aid listed below is available for enrolled full-time students in the College of Business, Arts, Science and Education.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to admitted freshmen who have an ACT composite score of 28 and/or CGPA of 3.8. (SAT total scores will be converted to an ACT composite score.) Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 3.7. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship, and it cannot be renewed.

Presidential Scholarship for Transfer Students
This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a 3.7 CGPA.  Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 3.7. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship, and it cannot be renewed.

Davis Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have a 3.5 high school CGPA and/or ACT composite score of 25. (SAT total scores will be converted to an ACT composite score.) Incoming transfer students must have a CGPA of 3.5. Each recipient will be awarded $7,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 3.5.

Tower Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have a 3.0 high school CGPA and/or ACT composite score of 20. (SAT total scores will be converted to an ACT composite score.) Incoming transfer students must have a CGPA of 3.0. Each recipient will be awarded $6,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 3.0.

ADDITIONAL INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Falcon Award
This award is given to applicants who have a 2.5 to 2.999 high school or college CGPA. Each recipient will be awarded $4,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.999.

Promise Award
This award is given to applicants who have a 2.0 to 2.499 high school or college CGPA. Each recipient will be awarded $3,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0 to 2.499.

Alumni Scholarship
Each year the Friends University Alumni Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to four first-time freshmen who have a 3.0 GPA and whose parent(s) is a graduate or former student of Friends University (defined as having completed 12 credit hours).

To be considered for this scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year, please click here to download instructions and the application form. The deadline for applications to be considered for the 2014-15 academic year is Feb. 28, 2014.

Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen and transfer students who are a son or daughter of a Friends University graduate or former student who has completed at least 12 credit hours at Friends University. Applicants must have a high school CGPA of at least 2.0. Each recipient will be awarded $200 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0.

Athletic Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded to students who show special abilities in athletics. The amount of the award is variable. Renewal of this scholarship requires a 2.0 CGPA and faculty recommendation.

Church Match Scholarship
Friends University will match any church scholarship to a student up to $500 per year. Students should submit their request to the governing body of their home church. Renewal of this scholarship requires continued church participation and a CGPA of 2.0. Competitive academic scholarship recipients are ineligible for this scholarship.

Fine Arts Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to students who show special ability in fine arts. The amount of the award is variable. Renewal of this scholarship requires a 2.0 CGPA and faculty recommendation.

Institutional Work-Study
Students needing work to help pay for educational expenses may apply for on-campus employment in the Student Development Office. 

LEADS Scholarship Program
First year students interested in service and leadership are encouraged to apply. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and complete the online application to be considered for the program. LEADS program participants receive $500 per semester their first two years in the program and then $1,000 per semester their third and fourth years. For more information and to apply, please visit the leadership page.  

Ministerial Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to dependant students of ministers actively engaged in a pastorate or serving as missionaries. Each recipient will be awarded $1,000 per year, not to exceed the institutional maximum. To apply, please submit a letter from the church confirming pastorship or missionary service. Renewal of this scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0. Competitive academic scholarship recipients are ineligible for this scholarship.

All Institutional Scholarships and Grants require a minimum high school CGPA of 2.0 for freshmen and a college CGPA of 2.0 for transfer students for initial eligibility.