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CALVARY Scholarships

Scholarship Information

Calvary University offers a variety of scholarships to new and returning students. To qualify for scholarships, new and transfer students must first apply and be accepted for admission. All scholarships require that a student be degree-seeking and enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours for undergraduate students, 9 hours at the graduate level). Students must reapply for all scholarships each academic year in order to be considered for re-award (unless otherwise stated). Paperwork for scholarships requiring verification or additional information must be submitted and approved prior to class registration for scholarships or discounts to be applied to the student’s bill. Specific requirements for available scholarships can be reviewed below. 

Scholarships funded by Calvary are awarded to cover tuition and fees at Calvary University only. Although most scholarships are stackable, as some scholarships are considerably more than others, you may not be able to stack certain scholarships. Student payments including outside scholarships, Pell Grant, Student Loans, and all other sources of payments on a student account are applied to a student’s billing charges first; then Calvary-funded scholarships are applied to any remaining balance.

Any resulting credit balance is left on the student’s account, and can be used in future semesters. Calvary does not pay out credit balances created by Calvary-funded scholarships to students. If the student ceases attending Calvary, any remaining credit balance resulting from Calvary-funded scholarships will result in a reduction of previously awarded scholarships to zero out the student’s balance.

Not all who apply for a scholarship and are otherwise eligible may receive the scholarship(s). Undergraduate students receiving the Alumni, Awana, Homeschool, and Unity Through Diversity Scholarships will be expected to help with certain on-campus Calvary events. Please note that all figures and factors are taken into consideration in the award of student scholarships, including on-campus or off-campus residence. Decisions on scholarships are made by the Student Aid Committee, whose deliberations and decisions are not public information. Applicants will be notified of their award status by the Enrollment Management Support Office. 

Application Deadline

April 15 is the priority deadline for current student renewals and the priority deadline for students entering in the fall semester. All new and renewal applicants must complete the FAFSA before scholarships are awarded each year.


Carefully read the requirements for each scholarship BEFORE you submit your application. Submit all required documentation including any required essays.

 

 

Other Scholarships

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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

President's Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value $1400 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
First Time Student Selection Criteria First-time students: Minimum ACT composite score of 28 (or SAT combined score of 1300) and a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 4.0
Transfer Student Selection Criteria Less than 24 college credit hours: Minimum ACT composite score of 28 (or SAT combined score of 1300) and a minimum post-secondary cumulative GPA of 4.0. More than 24 college credit hours; Minimum post-secondary cumulative GPA of 3.8.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain at least a 3.8 CGPA and carry 12 or more credit hours per semester. The student must reapply annually. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters. 

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Dean's Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value $1000 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
First Time Student Selection Criteria Minimum ACT composite score of 25 (or SAT combined score of 1150) and a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.7
Transfer Student Selection Criteria Less than 24 college credit hours: Minimum ACT composite score of 25 (or SAT combined score of 1150) and a minimum post-secondary cumulative GPA of 3.7. More than 24 college credit hours; Minimum post-secondary cumulative GPA of 3.7.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain at least a 3.7 CGPA and carry 12 or more credit hours per semester. The student must reapply annually. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters. 

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Alumni Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Undergraduate: The student must be a dependent child, as determined by the student’s FAFSA, of a Calvary Alumnus (an Alumnus is not necessarily a graduate of Calvary) and enrolled full-time. Graduate/Seminary: The student must themselves be an Alumnus of Calvary and enrolled full-time.
Renewal Criteria The student must have nothing officially noted that negatively impacts the applicant’s Christian character, maintain a CGPA of 2.8, and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Awana Scholarship

Students with less than 60 credit hours in any undergraduate program.

Value Up to $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Entering full-time students, in the first two years of their degree program, who have received the Citation Award in the Awana program. Verification from Awana Headquarters must be sent to the Student Affairs office and received before scholarships are awarded.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. This scholarship can be received a maximum of 4 semesters.

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Child Evangelism Fellowship Scholarship

Click here to complete CEF Scholarship application form.

Value

25% of the student’s tuition charges.

Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be an employee of CEF’s Christian Ministry Institute.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the reduced tuition rate application form.

Christian Workers Scholarship

All undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs.

In the spirit of Acts 2:44–45 and Ephesians 4:12–16, Calvary is excited to offer a substantial discount to full-time Christian ministry workers and their dependents. Due to the substantial discount offered by the Christian Workers Tuition program, students receiving the award may become ineligible for other scholarships that Calvary offers or the amounts awarded may be reduced. If awarded this scholarship restrictions may apply and limit stacking with other eligible scholarships.

Value 25% of the student’s tuition charges
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a full-time Christian ministry worker or the dependent of a full-time Christian ministry worker.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the reduced tuition rate application form.

Church Matching Scholarship

All undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs.

Value Calvary will match gifts from churches up to $1500 per person per year, while funds available.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must provide a pastoral reference from the church stating that they are a member in good standing of a like-minded church. The letter must be re-submitted annually and can be either from the Pastor or other duly authorized church official, i.e. Elder. The letter may be faxed or emailed to the Student Affairs Office.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually including submission of a pastoral reference letter.

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Click here to submit for the Church Matching Grant Donation Form online, or click here for a printable copy.

Grace University Legacy Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value Typically $1250 – $2500 per semester, varying based on number of applicants.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) Be a former student of Grace University (Omaha, NE), (2) Be the child of a former student of Grace University, (3) Be from the state of Nebraska.
Renewal Criteria The scholarship is awarded for eight (8) semesters or until completion of the student’s program, whichever comes first. The student must maintain a 2.0 CGPA and be enrolled full-time.

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Homeschool Graduate Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $1000 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Must be a homeschool graduate who applied to Calvary within 5 years of graduation and is enrolled full-time (12 credit hours per semester).
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Howes Memorial Scholarship
Value Typically around $1000, varies based on number of qualified applicants.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Must have financial need, while doing all that can be done to meet his/her college expenses and demonstrating academic achievement (CGPA over 3.50). A one-paragraph summary of the applicant’s goals upon leaving Calvary is required to be submitted along with the application. Further paperwork is required.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 3.0 CGPA. The student must submit a new application each year along with an updated one-paragraph summary of their goals.

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

iRecruit Scholarship

Full-time students in all undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs.

Value $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria

Full-time returning students who are not receiving the employee tuition benefit are eligible if they recruit another student to attend Calvary University. The recruiting student’s name must be prominently mentioned on the application form of the prospective student. Also, the prospective student must become a full-time student for the entire semester in order for the recruiting student to receive the scholarship that will be applied toward the recruiting student’s tuition bill the following

semester. Full-time is 12 credit hours for undergraduate students, nine credits per semester for Masters students, or two classes per semester for PhD students. Recruited student may not be a sibling or an Early College student. The scholarship will be applied toward tuition and may not be converted to cash. More than one student can be recruited at a time. Please contact the Student Affairs Office if you believe you recruited a Calvary student and believe you are eligible for this scholarship.

Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 

Click here to complete the scholarship application form.

Kameron Wiebe Layman Scholarship

Layman: a person who has a desire to enter the workforce while ministering actively in their local church.

Class Freshman or Sophomore
Area of Study Non-degree seeking
Selection Criteria

Student must have a desire to participate in layman ministry in their local church.

An entering freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Must have a letter of recommendation from their Pastor concerning goals of layman ministry and their ability to be successful in it.

Participation in an extracurricular activity at Calvary University.

Essay concerning how they desire to make a difference in layman ministry.

 

Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 

Kameron Wiebe grew up near Whitewater, Kansas and stepped onto the campus of Calvary University in the fall of 2015 in search of learning biblical truth. Mediocrity was never the solution for Kameron as he desired to take possession of his beliefs and make his faith his own. His expectations were high, as he was the last of five siblings, belonging to Lyle and Lenora Wiebe, to attend Calvary.

When people asked Kameron why he came to Calvary he would humbly reply, “To have a better understanding of the Bible.” Kameron chose to enroll at Calvary because he realized, like all other Christians, he needed to grow in his own faith. Kameron was never one to be satisfied with half-hearted answers, and the solid teaching at Calvary was what he needed and desired. During his two years at Calvary he received stellar teaching, and those closest to him saw the growth that occurred in Kameron’s spiritual life, Many of the questions he had were answered through “rightly divided truth” in the classroom. His pondering soon turned to confidence, and his walk with the Lord quickly turned into a run!

In daily conversations about his faith, Kameron communicated first-hand how his questions were being answered and his faith was becoming stronger. He once told his expected fiancé Tasha, “If God is for us, we can get through anything!” He wanted nothing more than to keep God in the center of his life and to deepen his commitment to the Lord while at Calvary University. Kameron completed two years of preparation at Calvary, and his plans were to go on a mission trip to Mongolia, marry Tasha Krahn, and minister in his local church while farming with his dad and brother. Kameron lived out his faith with quietness and confidence, inspiring others to want to follow his example. 

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Military and Veteran Scholarship

Calvary is proud to offer a substantial discount for active-duty military personnel, veterans, their spouses and dependents. If awarded this scholarship, restrictions may apply and limit stacking with other eligible scholarships.

Value 25% of the student’s tuition charges.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection
Criteria
The student must be an active-duty military personnel, a veteran, or a spouse or dependent of an active-duty military personnel or veteran. 
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the reduced tuition rate application form.

Synergy Scholarship
Value Up to $500 per semester
Area of Study Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in the Synergy Program.
Selection
Criteria
 Student must have financial need and have completed the Synergy program application. The student also must have a CGPA of at least 3.0 and be in good standing.

 

Unity through Diversity Scholarship

Underrepresented minority students in all undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs.

Value Up to $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be part of an underrepresented ethnic minority, a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 

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Word of Life Bible Institute Employee Scholarship

 

Value

25% of the student’s tuition charges

Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a full-time employee of Word of Life Bible Institute or the dependent of a full-time employee of Word of Life Bible Institute.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the reduced tuition rate application form.

Word of Life Bible Institute Student Scholarship

 

Value

25% of the student’s tuition charges.

Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be an alumnus or former student of Word of Life Bible Institute.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA and reapply annually.

Click here to complete the reduced tuition rate application form.