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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: $14,500/year
Nicholson Transfer Merit Scholarship: $12,500/year
Helios Transfer Merit Scholarship: $10,500/year
Morrison Transfer Merit Scholarship: $9,000/year
Raven Transfer Award: $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
  • 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.

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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 Information Security.

Apply for the Cybersecurity Scholarship

Falls School of Business Scholarships

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

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

 

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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Tuition Exchange

Anderson University participates in three tuition waiver programs which are:

Who is eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship (TES) to attend Anderson University?

You would be eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship if you have a parent whom is employed at a participating institution (referred to as the host institution) and that institution certifies your eligibility for tuition exchange consideration. The tuition exchange liaison officer at the host institution must send the tuition exchange certification form to Anderson University. 

How many students apply for and receive a tuition exchange scholarship each year at Anderson University?

Usually, there are between 25 and 35 new tuition exchange applicants. Up to four scholarships are awarded each year for all three programs (not in each program).

How are the tuition exchange program’s final decisions determined?

Awards are based on the student’s prior academic record, evidence of leadership experience in the student’s high school, local community, and church. This information is gathered through the applicant’s admission materials and additional scholarship application materials. All tuition exchange awards are highly competitive.

When should I apply for acceptance into one of the three tuition exchange programs?

To ensure consideration for a tuition exchange scholarship you will need to apply to Anderson University and be admitted prior to submitting the application form (from the exporting school). An on-campus visit is strongly encouraged. 

The tuition waiver exchange program application must be received by the Director of Admissions (Anderson University’s liaison) on or before January 31.  You will then receive a confirmation letter with the Anderson University scholarship application. The completed scholarship application must be submitted no later than February 15. Award selection will be made by March 1 with notification by March 10.

New applicants must meet regular admissions requirements at Anderson University before being considered for tuition exchange scholarships.

Are there any other requirements for consideration of a tuition exchange scholarship?

Applicants must complete a scholarship process, a campus visit and tour, essays, and a listing of church, school, and community involvements.

Applicants must also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) as soon as possible after January 1. This form is usually available in high schools and colleges by late November. Tuition exchange scholarship recipients are not eligible for additional academic merit or talent awards from Anderson University. By filing the FASFA, you may be eligible for additional need-based financial assistance from Anderson University. If you demonstrate financial need, any federal or state financial assistance that you receive will be coordinated with your tuition exchange scholarship and award, in accordance with federal, state, and exchange program regulations. 

When will I know if I am awarded a tuition exchange scholarship?

All tuition exchange applicants are notified by phone or letter on or before February 20.

What is the value of the tuition exchange scholarship?

The amount of the scholarship award is in the amount of posted tuition and fees less an administrative fee of $425 per semester for a total of $850 per year. The administrative fee will be charged to the student prior to the beginning of the semester. This award does not cover housing, meal plans or fees.

Are there any special conditions attached to the tuition exchange scholarship?

The award is limited for use to the traditional undergraduate program. Remitted tuition scholarships through tuition exchange programs may not be used to meet expenses for Tri-S courses, non-credit courses, fees, room, board, off-campus programs offered by other institutions, other non-tuition charges, graduate study, online courses, second undergraduate degrees, or special studies programs.

If a tuition exchange scholarship recipient is not in attendance in an Anderson University tuition-charging program for longer than one semester, then the student would lose the tuition exchange scholarship and have to re-compete to receive this scholarship in the future.

If I am unable to receive a tuition exchange scholarship as a freshman, can I reapply as an upperclassman or transfer student for the tuition exchange scholarship?

Again, up to four scholarships are awarded each year for all three programs (not in each program).  Priority is exclusively given to first-time freshmen.  Current AU students or transfer students from other colleges are not eligible to participate.

What is the duration of the scholarship?

Tuition exchange scholarships cover four years (eight semester units) of full-time undergraduate education. The institution may extend a scholarship for a ninth semester under special circumstances, based on a written request from the student and reviewed by officials of Anderson University.

Must the recipient meet any requirements to maintain the scholarship?

The recipient must be in good academic standing at the end of the spring term preceding the renewal and must meet the university standards for personal conduct.

Must I renew the scholarship each year?

A student eligible for a tuition exchange scholarship must renew each year and is responsible for contacting their home institution to initiate a tuition exchange application form. This form should be filled out and sent to the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Information Systems at Anderson University no later than March 1st.

What if a parent leaves employment at the exporting institution?

Family members of an employee who separates from employment at the exporting institution are subject to the following conditions:

  • students who have been certified and accepted, but have not started classes, will lose their eligibility for the exchange scholarship;
  • students who have been certified and accepted, and are currently enrolled in the institution, will be supported for the remainder of the current academic year;
  • it is the responsibility of the family to immediately notify the institution when the employee separates from employment at the exporting institution.

The family member whose employment conveyed eligibility for a scholarship must continue to meet the employing home institution’s eligibility criteria.

Must I confirm my acceptance of the tuition exchange scholarship?

To receive your tuition exchange scholarship, you must both confirm your attendance by written letter, and by sending your enrollment deposit to the Office of Admissions by May 1. After this deadline, your scholarship will be subject to withdrawal.