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About AU Merit Scholarships

Traditional Undergraduate

Edwards Scholarship: $16,000/year
Nicholson Scholarship: $14,000/year
Morrison Award: $9,000/year
Raven Award: $6,000/year

Transfer Students

Edwards Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA> 3.75): $14,500/year
Nicholson Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.5-3.74): $12,500/year
Helios Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.25-3.49): $10,500/year
Morrison Transfer Merit Scholarship (GPA 3.0-3.24): $9,000/year
Raven Transfer Award (GPA < 2.9): $6,000/year

*Awarded to incoming students only and renewable based on GPA. Can be applied toward tuition only.

Academic Distinction Scholarship

Up to $2,000 (4-year renewable; Combines with the $16,000 Edwards Scholarship.)

Requires deposit by Jan. 1

By invitation only.  Freshman Students.

Can be applied toward tuition only.
*Formerly known as the Academic Honors Competitive Scholarship

Alumni Council Scholarship

This scholarship is a competitive scholarship available to two full-time undergraduate students who are entering Anderson University as a freshman whose parent or legal guardian is an alumnus of AU.* This scholarship is renewable and stackable for the three years following freshman year. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA for automatic renewal. Assistance is not available for graduate study.

In order to be eligible to apply for an Alumni Council Scholarship, applicants:

  • Must have a GPA ≥ 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
  • Must have application/essays submitted by Jan. 1 of their senior year – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 1
  • Must be an incoming freshman, who is a child of one or more alumni of Anderson University. Transfers are ineligible.

Scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen by the Alumni Council based upon the following criteria:

  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Legacy (parent/guardian is an AU alum)
  • Two short essays (responding to questions posed on application)
  • Activity/Involvement in service and leadership activities
  • The student(s) who the Alumni Council deems would most benefit from the AU experience and would serve as an active member of the campus community.

*Children of Alumni Council members can be eligible, however, the Council member who is the parent of applicant(s) must remove him/herself from involvement and voting.

Application

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) Scholarship

Must be an existing member of the Center for Leadership Development prior to applying for the scholarship

Full-tuition scholarship (4-year renewable; combines with merit scholarship)

Scholarship deadline: Nov. 21

Scholarship decision: Feb. 19

≥ 1050 SAT or ≥ 22 ACT along with a 3.0 GPA.

Must meet additional qualifications as listed on the scholarship application.

Church of God Minister’s Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to children of Church of God (Anderson, IN) ministers.

Students must attend full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Parents must be active in church service and must provide proof of pastorship via business card, church website, or a listing in CHOG Yearbook.

Cybersecurity Scholarship

Competitive $2,500 scholarship, renewable for 3 years (total amount of $10,000).

Be admitted as a first-time student to Anderson University.

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Demonstrate community involvement through church, school, or other organizations.

Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Must major in Cybersecurity.

Apply for the Cybersecurity Scholarship

Falls School of Business Scholarships

Dickmann Scholarship

Available to current students who are residents of Madison County and enrolled full-time in the Falls School of Business.

McCardwell Scholarship

Available for incoming students as well as Juniors.

Myers Autoworld Award

Available for women from Madison County who are majoring in Business and have reached at least their Junior year.

Honors Program Scholarship

$500 (4-year renewable)

Must qualify for Edwards Scholarship

Competitive scholarship. Transfer students ineligible.

Can be applied toward tuition only.

Learn more about the Honors Program

Kothari Scholarship

Dr. Shanu & Margaret Kothari Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Incoming Freshman
  • Enrolled at Anderson University and pursuing a Pre-Med degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be accepted to AU.
  • Due February 1.

Apply for the Kothari Scholarship

Legacy Scholarship

$1,000 (4-year renewable)

GPA ≥ 2.5 on an unweighted 4.0 scale

Must be a full-time incoming student (includes transfers), whose parent or legal guardian is a graduate of Anderson University. This does not apply to graduate study.

Can be applied toward tuition only.

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Matching Church Scholarship

Up to $1,500 per student.

Encourage submission by April 1

Awarded to match scholarships given by your church

Students must be verified each year by the local church scholarship committee and meet established deadlines.

Can be applied toward tuition only.

Call toll free (800) 421-1025, or contact Jennifer Steiner at (765) 641-4057 or jlsteiner@anderson.edu

Learn more about the Matching Church Scholarship
Download a copy of the Enrollment Form [PDF] and/or Annual Student Award Form [PDF] .

Dr. James Earl Massey Intercultural Leadership Scholarship

Named in honor of a true servant of God, the Dr. James Earl Massey Scholarship recognizes students who have achieved academic success and demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership and bridging cultural divides in their home communities. It is designed to expand diversity within the student leadership team at Anderson University.

Competitive scholarship – amounts typically range from $2,000 – $4,000

Available to first-time students (including first-time transfer students) with minimum high school GPA of 2.75

Must meet the additional qualifications as listed

Must apply, be accepted, and submit a deposit to the university

Must complete a FAFSA

Annual review process required for renewing the scholarship for up to an additional three years

For additional information, contact Admissions, at info@anderson.edu or  (800) 428-6414.

Massey Application

Madison County NAACP Scholarship

Freshmen only

Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Demonstrated leadership potential through participation in community service, extracurricular activities, or other activities that reflect leadership abilities or commitment to serving others.

Be a U.S. citizen and Madison County resident.

NAACP Scholarship Application

Mayor of Anderson Honorary Scholarship

Be admitted as a first-time student to Anderson University.

Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Have a demonstrated respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship through participation in community service, extracurricular activities, or other activities that reflect character or commitment to serving others.

Be a U.S. citizen and Anderson resident.

Graduate from Anderson High School or Anderson Preparatory Academy.

Scholarship is non-renewable.

Apply for the Mayor of Anderson scholarship.

National Association of the Church of God Scholarship

Full-Tuition (4-year renewable; combines with merit-based scholarship)

Scholarship Deadline: Rolling deadline. Application period begins Oct. 1 and continues until March 1.

Preference is given to early applicants beginning on February 1

Must be an existing member of the National Association of the Church of Godprior to applying for the scholarship

Must meet additional qualifications as listed on the scholarship application

Must apply, be accepted, and submit a deposit to the university

Must complete a FAFSA

Annual review process required for renewing the scholarship for up to an additional three years

View a list of participating churches before submitting an application.

NACoG Application

 

Ontario Systems Computer Science Scholarship

The Ontario Systems Computer Science Scholarship is a competitive scholarship totaling $10,000 during a student’s time at AU.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be admitted as a first-time student to Anderson University.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate community involvement through church, school, or other organizations.
  • Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must major in Computer Science (BS or BA).

Scholarship is renewable so long as the student maintains a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale and continues to major in Computer Science.

Deadline: March 1

Apply for the Ontario Systems Computer Science Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa

Transfer students only

$2,000 renewable scholarship

All transfer students are eligible to receive Phi Theta Kappa in addition to Transfer Scholarship Awards.

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