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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).

The scholarships Calvary awards are competitive as a limited number of scholarships are available. Not all who apply for a scholarship and are otherwise eligible may receive the scholarship(s). 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. Students must reapply for all scholarships each academic year in order to be considered for re-award (unless otherwise stated).

Scholarships funded by Calvary are awarded to cover tuition and fees at Calvary University only. 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.

Application Deadline

Application deadlines are April 1 for students entering in the fall semester and December 1 for new and transfer students entering in the spring 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.


* Please note that all figures are taken into consideration before a decision is made on whether or not you would receive scholarships.
** Although most scholarships are stackable, as some scholarships are considerably more than others, you may not be able to stack certain scholarships.
*** Living on-campus or off-campus will make a difference in Scholarship Award.

Other Scholarships

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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic Scholarship Tier 1

First-time students and new transfer students in all undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $1800 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria First-time students: Minimum ACT composite score of 28 (or SAT combined score of 1200) and a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 4.0
Transfer Students Less than 24 college credit hours: Minimum ACT composite score of 28 (or SAT combined score of 1200) 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 3.7 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. 
Academic Scholarship Tier 2

First-time students and new transfer students in all undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $1000 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria First-time students: Minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT combined score of 1000) and a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.7
Transfer Students Less than 24 college credit hours: Minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT combined score of 1000) 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. 
Alumni Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a dependent child, as determined by the student’s FAFSA, of an Alumnus (an Alumnus is not necessarily a graduate of Calvary).
Renewal Criteria The student must have nothing officially noted that negatively impacts the applicant’s Christian character. The student must reapply annually.
Audition Scholarship (Theatre Arts)

First-time students and new transfer students.

Value $350
Area of Study Theatre Arts.
Selection Criteria To be considered the student needs to either visit campus for a live audition or submit a video-recorded audition by July 15 of the summer before coming to campus. For audition specifications, please email the Theatre Arts Department chair.
Awana Scholarship

First and second-year students only in all undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Entering freshmen and transfer students in their 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 Enrollment Management support office and received before scholarships are awarded.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 
Berean Fellowship Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a member of any Berean Fellowship Church and carry 12 credit hours per semester. The student must provide a pastoral reference stating that they are a member in good standing of the Berean Fellowship 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 Financial Aid Office. 
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually including submission of a pastoral reference letter.

 

Campus Ambassador Mentorship Program Scholarship

The CAMS Program is an opportunity for students to provide needs-based service and be potentially mentored by one of our faculty or staff. Students who are selected will have further paperwork to be filled out.

Value $250 per credit hour tuition rate.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a full time student (12 credit hours). The student must live on campus.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually.

 

Christian Workers Tuition Program

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 tuition discount to full-time Christian ministry workers and their dependents. The tuition rate for eligible students is only $250 per credit hour for on-campus courses and online courses. This is a 30-42% savings off the normal tuition rates. All other program fees apply and are not discounted. Students will not see this awarded as a scholarship, but rather their billing statement will reflect a tuition rate of $250 per credit hours. Due to the substantial discounts offered by the Christian Workers Tuition program, students receiving the $250 tuition rate may become ineligible for other scholarships that Calvary offers or the amounts awarded may be reduced.

Value $250 per credit hour tuition rate.
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.
Early College Scholarship

First-time degree-seeking freshmen in all undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $1000 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria Must be a Calvary Early College student who subsequently enrolls as a first-time degree-seeking freshmen in at least 12 credit hours. 
Renewal Criteria This scholarship is available for one academic year and is not renewable subsequent years/semesters.
Family Tuition Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $200 per semester, per student.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a member of a family where two or more immediate family members are currently enrolled. Each student must apply.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain at least a 2.8 CGPA and have nothing officially noted that negatively impacts their Christian character. The student must reapply annually.

 

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 and enrolled full-time (12 credit hours per semester).
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually. 
Howes Memorial Scholarship
Value Up to $1000.
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.
IFCA Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value Up to $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be a member of any IFCA affiliated Church and enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours in the college. The student must provide a pastoral reference stating that they are a member in good standing of an IFCA 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 Enrollment Management Office.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually including submission of a pastoral reference letter.

 

iRecruit Scholarship

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

Value $500 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate 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, four classes 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 Financial Aid 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. 
Krista McCartney Scholarship (Biblical Counseling)

The Krista McCartney Scholarship is offered by the Calvary Foundation to Biblical Counseling students. For more information please contact the Biblical Counseling Department.

Area of Study Biblical Counseling.
Selection Criteria Must be an academic Junior or Senior with at least twelve credit hours of Biblical Counseling courses.
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 3.5 CGPA and demonstrate commitment to biblical counseling. 
Law Enforcement Scholarship

All undergraduate programs.

Value 25% off regularly-priced billed tuition rate.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be currently employed as a sworn law enforcement officer, and submit sufficient documentation as evidence of being a duly sworn law enforcement officer.
Renewal Criteria Maintain at least a 2.8 CGPA and complete 67% of the classes attempted. The student must reapply annually and submit evidence that they are a sworn law enforcement officer.
Military and Veteran Tuition Program

All undergraduate programs.

Calvary is proud to offer our lowest tuition rate for active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members.

Value $250 per credit hour tuition rate.
Area of Study Any degree-seeking program.
Selection
Criteria
The student must be an active-duty military personnel, a veteran, or a member of an active-duty military personnel or veteran’s immediate family.
Monologue Scholarship (Theatre Arts)
Currently-enrolled students.

Value $350
Area of Study Theatre Arts.
Selection Criteria Awarded to the two students who are selected for the highest rated performances of a monologue during the annual Portfolio Reviews held in May at the end of each academic year.
Unity through Diversity Scholarship

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

Value Up to $1875 per semester.
Area of Study Any undergraduate degree-seeking program.
Selection Criteria The student must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native and a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Must be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college and demonstrate high academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0; transcripts required).
Renewal Criteria The student must maintain a 2.8 CGPA. The student must reapply annually.