New Student & Fall Scholarships

REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR ALL ABU ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

  • The student must apply for any financial aid and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • Students who receive a scholarship must remain full-time students (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.   
  • To apply for any Arlington Baptist University academic scholarships, first-time college students must submit the scholarship application along with your final high school GPA and scores from either the SAT or ACT. (A first-time college student with dual credit hours is not considered a transfer student.)
  • Academic scholarships and grants are for tuition only and cannot be applied to fees. Most are open only to first-time ABU students.
  • Scholarships are to cover no more than the difference between your academic tuition costs and any Pell Grant award. Scholarship credits cannot exceed the balance owed nor be carried over to the next semester.
  • Transfer students with less than 30 hours of college credit will be assessed for academic scholarships by their ACT/SAT score and college GPA. If you have accumulated at least 30+ hours of college credit, the college GPA will be the basis for the academic scholarship. If you have attended more than one college, then an average of all transcripts will be used to calculate cumulative GPA. 
  • Deadlines for new fall applicants is July 31 for the fall semester, and December 31 for the new spring applicants. 
  • Leadership Scholarships are open to both new and returning students but returning students can only apply for the Leadership Scholarships in the fall semester with a July 31st deadline. 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW ABU STUDENTS

A+ SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN (UP TO $6,500 PER YEAR)

This scholarship is for New Incoming Freshmen, who have never previously attended college for credit, outside of dual credit in high school. In honor of ABU’s surrounding community, this scholarship will only be awarded to high school graduates from Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, Wise, and Ellis counties. This scholarship will only be awarded to students who have completed all the University’s admissions requirements. The A+ Scholarship is based on academic achievement and is awarded to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT of 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 20 or above. Students receiving the A+ Scholarship, may continue to receive it per semester providing they meet the following requirements:

1.                Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

2.                Maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters.

3.                Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.

4.                Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.

5.                All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $6,500 PER YEAR)

In celebration of the degree plans offered at Arlington Baptist University, each department chair has been allotted a limited number of scholarships to give students entering their program. This is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshmen students and incoming transfer students. Students who are eligible to apply for this scholarship, must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 20. Transfer students may apply if they meet the SAT or ACT requirement and have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Additional requirements and application may be obtained by contacting the appropriate department chair. Students receiving the department scholarship, may continue to receive it per semester providing they meet the following requirements:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  2. Maintain continuous enrollment in their program during the fall and spring semesters.
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $6000 PER YEAR)   

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshmen students and incoming transfer students. The President’s Scholarship is based on academic achievement and is awarded to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1200 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 27. Transfer students will be awarded the President’s Scholarship if their cumulative (from all colleges) transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students receiving the President’s Scholarship may continue receiving a reduced scholarship of $5000 per year for years 2-4 providing they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall between 3.74 and 3.5, the scholarship will be reduced to the Dean’s Scholarship amount until the cumulative GPA is raised to 

3.75 or higher. At that point, the President’s Scholarship will be reinstated. 

  1. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  2. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  3. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld. 

 

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $4000 PER YEAR)   

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshmen students and incoming transfer students. The 

Dean’s Scholarship is based on academic achievement and is awarded to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 24. Transfer students will be awarded the Dean’s Scholarship if their cumulative (from all colleges) transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Students receiving the Dean’s Scholarship may continue receiving a reduced scholarship of $3000 per year for years 2-4 providing they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall between 3.49 and 3.25, the scholarship will be reduced to the Victory Scholarship amount until the cumulative GPA is raised to 

3.50 or higher. At that point, the Dean’s Scholarship will be reinstated. 

  1. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  2. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  3. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld. 

 

VICTORY SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $2000 PER YEAR)  

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshmen students and incoming transfer students. The Victory Scholarship is based on academic achievement and is awarded to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 22. Transfer students will be awarded the Victory Scholarship if their cumulative transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Students receiving the Victory Scholarship may continue receiving a reduced scholarship of $1000 per year for years 2-4 providing they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall between 3.24 and 3.0, the scholarship will be reduced to the Patriot Scholarship amount until the cumulative GPA is raised to 

3.25 or higher. At that point, the Victory Scholarship will be reinstated. 

  1. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  2. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  3. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.  

  

PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $1000 PER YEAR)  

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshmen students and incoming transfer students. The 

Patriot Scholarship is based on academic achievement and is awarded to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1000 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics portions of the test OR a composite ACT score of 21. Transfer students will be awarded the Patriot Scholarship if their cumulative transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students receiving the Patriot Scholarship may continue receiving a reduced scholarship of $500 per year for years 2-4 providing they meet the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall below a 3.0, the student becomes ineligible for scholarship funds until the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.0 or higher. 
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW AND RETURNING ABU STUDENTS

DORM RESIDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP ($2000 PER YEAR) (only 25 scholarships are available)  

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to incoming and returning students. The Resident Leadership 

Scholarship is based on academic achievement, Christian Service achievement, and leadership service in their local church. The Resident Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit and model leadership behavior in their Christian life and lay, on campus, off campus, in the residence halls, and in their local church. To be eligible, new freshmen applicants must bring in a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students will be awarded the Resident Leadership Scholarship if their cumulative transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students applying for the first time must submit a Leadership Application and a letter of recommendation (on church letterhead) from the pastor of the church they are currently attending. In this letter, the pastor should describe how the student is involved in a leadership role at his/her church. Students receiving the Resident Leadership Scholarship may continue to receive the Resident Leadership Scholarship each year, providing the student reapplies and meets the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall below a 3.0, the student becomes ineligible for scholarship funds until the next calendar year. 
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from two faculty members of Arlington Baptist University. Recommendations will be based on class attendance, participation, character and leadership within the classroom setting. Recommendations must be from a professor of a class you took in the term immediately preceding the fall term for which you are applying.  
  4. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester.
  5. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  6. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld. 

 

NON-DORM RESIDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP ($1000 PER YEAR) (only 25 scholarships are available)  

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to incoming and returning students. The Non-Resident Leadership 

Scholarship is based on academic achievement, Christian Service achievement, and leadership service in their local church. The Non-Resident Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit and model leadership behavior in their Christian life and lay, on campus, and off campus, and in their local church. To be eligible, new freshmen applicants must bring in a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students will be awarded the Resident Leadership Scholarship if their cumulative transfer GPA is a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students applying for the first time must submit a Leadership Application and a letter of recommendation (on church letterhead) from the pastor of the church they are currently attending as to how the student is involved in a leadership role at his/her church. Students receiving the Resident Leadership Scholarship may continue to receive the Resident Leadership Scholarship each year, providing the student reapplies and meets the following requirements: 

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. If the student’s cumulative GPA should fall below a 3.0, the student becomes ineligible for scholarship funds until the next calendar year. 
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from two faculty members of Arlington Baptist University. Recommendations will be based on class attendance, participation, character and leadership within the classroom setting. Recommendations must be from a professor of a class you took in the term immediately preceding the fall term for which you are applying.  
  4. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester. 
  5. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds. 
  6. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RETURNING ABU STUDENTS

REFERRAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CURRENT ABU STUDENTS ($2,000 per year)

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to students currently enrolled at Arlington Baptist University. Current students can refer their friends and family members to ABU by filling out a New Student Referral Form. If the referred student enrolls full-time at ABU, both the current student and the new student will receive a $1,000 scholarship for each semester they complete together. Initial recruitment must be made outside of a school sponsored recruitment effort and the name of the recruited student must be submitted to the recruitment office prior to the submission of application. The only limit to the number of $1,000 scholarships that a recruiting student may receive is that a student’s total ABU scholarships may not exceed the flat-rate tuition charges for a given semester. Both students will continue to receive this scholarship if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Maintain a grade of “B” or above in Christian Service 
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. If one of the student’s cumulative GPA should fall below a 2.5, both students become ineligible for scholarship funds until the deficient GPA is restored.  
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) for the entire semester. 
  4. If either student becomes subject to disciplinary action, the scholarship will be suspended for a minimum of one semester for both students. A request for reinstatement following disciplinary action will be considered on a case by case basis.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld. 

Click Here for the Scholarship Application

 

Click Here for Professor Recommendation Form for the Leadership Scholarships

Students applying for this scholarship must print and give the form to the professor. The professor can turn in the recommendation form to Kim Marvin in the Business office.