Scholarships Office

When is the scholarship deadline?

Incoming freshmen
  • Deadline: December 1, 2014
Incoming transfers
  • March 1, 2015
Current undergraduates
  • March 1, 2015
Graduate students

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Incoming freshmen Presidential & Student Leader Scholarships Major-specific scholarships
Incoming transfers Major-specific scholarships
Current undergraduates Major-specific scholarships
Graduate students

Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

Incoming freshmen
To apply for the Presidential Level Scholarships, you must meet one of the following three requirements:

  • Top 15% of high school senior class
  • 24 or higher on ACT
  • 1100 or higher on SAT (without the writing section).

To apply for the Student Leader Scholarship, you must be in the top 50% of high school senior class and provide the materials required of this scholarship program.

Incoming transfer students and current undergraduates:
You must submit the Undergraduate Scholarship Application. In order to be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to be at least a full-time student (12 hours per semester) if awarded.

What scholarships do I qualify for?

Please see the appropriate link to determine which scholarships you may qualify for.

Do I have to be admitted to the University prior to applying for scholarships?

Your first step in applying for scholarships should be applying for admission to the University. You will not be awarded a scholarship unless you have been admitted.

How will I be notified if I am/am not awarded a scholarship?

You will be notified by postage mail and/or e-mail if you are or are not selected to receive a scholarship. For this reason, it is very important that the correct mailing and e-mail addresses are submitted on your application.

What if I did not submit my scholarship application by the deadline?

Our University will accept scholarship applications year-round, even after all deadlines have passed. However, any scholarship application submitted after the deadline will only be considered on a funds-available basis. This means that your application will be considered only in the event that the University has scholarship funds left over for the academic year, either from a student who was awarded but later chose not to enroll or if we receive additional scholarship donations throughout the year. There is no guarantee that the University will award any scholarships to those students who submit their applications after the posted deadline.

Can I get a scholarship just based on my ACT/SAT test scores, GPA, or other measure of my academic performance?

Scholarship awards are made based on a student's overall scholarship application (e.g., test scores, class rank, essay, resume, leadership, etc.) and not just on a single criterion.

Can I be awarded for the full academic year or on a semester basis?

Scholarships are awarded for the full academic year and not for just one semester. For example, if you are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, you will receive $500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester.

What happens if I change my major?

Some scholarships are awarded based on your current major. We ask that you please notify the Scholarship Office if you are a recipient of a major-specific scholarship and decide to change your major. If you have not been awarded a scholarship, but you have submitted your application, no action is required on your part.  The system automatically updates your scholarship application to reflect your new major.

How do I get my scholarship money?

Scholarship monies are automatically applied to your tuition bill. Refunds are coordinated through our University's Business Office and processed through the Higher One Easy Refund Card. You can learn more about the Higher One Card by clicking here.