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Grants & Scholarships – Online Undergraduate

Steps to Apply for Scholarships

How to Apply

Students do not need to apply for the scholarship. The Office of Admissions will determine a student’s eligibility upon acceptance to the university, based on the student’s transcripts. First-time freshman and transfer students with less than 24 completed units will receive a scholarship based on their unweighted, 9-12 cumulative GPA. Transfer students with more than 24 units will receive a scholarship based on their cumulative transfer GPA from all prior college work.

  • Must be a new, incoming student enrolling in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment in the traditional undergraduate program.
  • Must have a qualifying GPA.
Renewable Status

This scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years in total. The scholarship will renew at the dollar amount awarded upon entrance to the university. Students must maintain full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to renew their scholarship. If a student is put on SAP suspension, their scholarship will be removed. If a student’s enrollment drops below full-time, the scholarship may be prorated based on a half-time or three-quarter time basis.

Additional Institutional Scholarships

The Ministry Family Scholarship is designed to attract, support, and give back to ministry families. This scholarship is available to licensed and active ministers, spouses, and dependents. Scholarship availability may change from year to year and is dependent on institutional funding.

Eligibility Requirements:
-Must be enrolled full-time in an online undergraduate program (excluding students in the Immersive Training Program). Scholarship will be prorated for students enrolled ¾ time or ½ time.
-Maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.5.
-Must be the dependent or spouse of a minister who is licensed by a recognized Christian denomination and actively serving in a church or ministry organization.

Application Requirements:
-Submit an online scholarship application.
-Provide a copy of current ministerial license.
-May require a letter or statement from the pastor or supervisor to verify ministry appointment.
-Complete FAFSA for the current academic year.

Federal & State Grants

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal funds for students of qualifying families. To be eligible, an applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree.

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CAL Grant

The Cal Grant program provides awards for California resident applicants who demonstrate financial need and meet GPA requirements. California resident students may apply by filling out the FAFSA and a GPA Verification Form. To be eligible for a fall semester award the student must submit a Cal Grant application and FAFSA by March 2.

California Dream Act

The California Dream Act is for non-SSN (social security number) students. Students must complete the online Dream Act Application and re-submit the Dream Act (Cal Grant) application online every year. Students who have never received the Dream Act (Cal Grant) must apply by the March 2 deadline date and submit a non-SSN Cal Grant form.