Institutional Scholarships

All of the institutional aid listed below is available for enrolled, full-time students new to Friends University beginning Fall 2017 in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education (CBASE).  Returning students will be kept at their current funding levels. Scholarships apply to tuition and fees only.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Calculator for Incoming Freshmen Students

Scholarship and Financial Aid Calculator for Transfer Students


Academic Scholarships

Freshmen Awards

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to admitted freshmen who have a minimum 3.8 GPA. Each recipient will be awarded $12,000 per year for four years. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0.

Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to admitted freshmen who have a 3.5 to 3.79 GPA. Each recipient will be awarded $11,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Tower Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to admitted freshmen who have a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. Each recipient will be awarded $9,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires satisfactory academic progress. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Falcon Award

This award is given to admitted freshmen with a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA. Each recipient will be awarded $7,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires satisfactory academic progress. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Promise Award

This award is given to admitted freshmen who have a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA. Each recipient will be awarded $5,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires satisfactory academic progress. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Transfer Awards

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 CGPA. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a 3.0 to 3.49 CGPA. Each recipient will be awarded $8,500 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Falcon Award

This award is given to admitted transfer students who have a 2.5 to 2.9 CGPA. Each recipient will be awarded $6,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires satisfactory academic progress. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.

Promise Award

This award is given to admitted transfer students. Each recipient will be awarded $4,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires satisfactory academic progress. Withdrawal from the University automatically cancels the scholarship and it cannot be renewed.


Graduate Scholarships

Gerald E. Literhland Scholarship

The Gerald E. Litherland Scholarship is awarded once a year to support the Global MBA students’ business residency abroad. If you have any questions, please direct them to the GMBA Program Director at Valentina@friends.edu or call 316-295-5855.


Additional Institutional Scholarships & Awards

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 $500 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 2.0.

To be considered for this scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year, please download the application form.

Please email completed form to alumni@friends.edu for verification.

Athletic Scholarship

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.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship

Friends University offers a scholarship in partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA). The agreement allows for scholarship money to be available for FCA Interns at Friends University.

Recipients of the scholarship will be mentored and trained by FCA Staff. The scholarship is guaranteed for four years if expectations of the program are being satisfied. The first three years of the student’s time at Friends focus on helping lead the FCA on the Friends University campus with the support of the FCA staff person. Students will assist with on-campus programming and support for Friends student-athletes. Additionally, the FCA staff person will lead a weekly or bi-weekly small group study with the FCA Interns. The fourth year of the internship, the student intern will partner with a local high school to work with high school athletes and coaches.

The scholarship is a partial scholarship and students must complete the application process by May 15 of each year. Priority will be given to students who have already been accepted and complete their deposit to attend Friends University. Up to two students will be awarded each year.

To apply for the scholarship, students must

  • Complete an essay (no longer than two pages) on why they want to participate in FCA and sport ministry.
  • Two letters of reference

Application materials can be submitted to Crystal Roach, Director of Financial Aid, through email at crystal_roach@friends.edu. Please put “FCA Scholarship” in the subject line.

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.

Ministerial Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to dependent students of ministers actively engaged in a pastorate or serving as missionaries. Each recipient will be awarded $500 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.

Miss Teen Kansas Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship award is given annually to an admitted student who participated in the Miss Teen Kansas Pageant as a contestant. The winner of the Miss Teen Kansas pageant will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship annually. Learn more about the Miss Kansas Organization at http://www.misskansas.org/

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This award is given to admitted transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members. Each recipient will be awarded $2,000 per year. Renewal of the scholarship requires a CGPA of 3.5.  The deadline for applications to be considered for the 2020-21 academic year is June 1, 2020.

Latino Leaders Scholarship

Our new Latino Leaders mentorship and leadership program gives high-performing Hispanic students the opportunity to excel at Friends University and beyond.  To apply for the Latino Leaders scholarship, please visit the Latino Leaders page.

KACRAO Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must be a high school senior at a Kansas high school and have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Students will be required to submit three documents with their application. Contact financial aid for more information or visit https://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship. Application deadline is March 15, 2020.

Young Life Scholarship

For Friends University students participating in Young Life, there is a Young Life Scholarship. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. To apply, fill out the Young Life scholarship application.

Summit Ministries Scholarship

First-time freshmen and transfer students who have participated in a Summit Ministries conference are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, as long as the student remains in good standing at Friends University. Students must apply and be accepted, and then show proof of participation in a Summit Ministries Live or Virtual Conference or show proof that they have paid to attend a future conference. For more information on Summit Ministries, visit http://www.summit.org/programs.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Friends offers a scholarship through the Midwest Student Exchange Program for students living in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin. These students can receive a 10% tuition reduction scholarship for up to 4 years. For more information on the Midwest Student Exchange Program, visit https://msep.mhec.org/institution/friends-university.

Sage Scholars

Friends University is a member college of the Sage Scholars Rewards Program. Students participating in the Sage Scholars program may redeem rewards points toward a Friends University education. Learn more and submit rewards points here.

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.