New Student & Fall Scholarships

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR ABU ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

  • To apply for any financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  • To apply for ALL Arlington Baptist University scholarships, you must complete the scholarship application along with your final high school GPA and scores from either the SAT or ACT.
  • All academic scholarships (President's, Dean's, Victory, and Patriot) and grants are for tuition only and are open only to first time incoming ABU students. Scholarships are to cover no more than the difference between your academic tuition costs and your FAFSA award. Scholarship credits cannot exceed the balance owed. Excess funding may not be carried over or exceed tuition costs for each 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.
  • Returning students can only apply for the Leadership Scholarships in the fall semester. Deadline is July 31.

 

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMAN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $6000)

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshman 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 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. The transfer student must have been registered for at least one semester at the full-time status (12 semester hours) with no course withdrawals. The ACT or SAT score will be required if the student transfers in less than 30 credit hours. If more than 30 hours are transferred, the ACT/SAT requirements will be waived. A first time student with dual credit hours will meet the scholarship requirements for a beginning freshman and not the requirements for a transfer student.  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.
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMAN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $4000)

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshman 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 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. The transfer student must have been registered for at least one semester at the full-time status (12 semester hours) with no course withdrawals. The ACT or SAT score will be required if the student transfers in less than 30 credit hours. If more than 30 hours are transferred, the ACT/SAT requirements will be waived. A first time student with dual credit hours will meet the scholarship requirements for a beginning freshman and not the requirements for a transfer student.  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.
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

VICTORY SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMAN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $2000)

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshman 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 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. The transfer student must have been registered for at least one semester at the full-time status (12 semester hours) with no course withdrawals. The ACT or SAT score will be required if the student transfers in less than 30 credit hours. If more than 30 hours are transferred, the ACT/SAT requirements will be waived. A first time student with dual credit hours will meet the scholarship requirements for a beginning freshman and not the requirements for a transfer student.   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.
  3. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW FRESHMAN AND TRANSFERS (UP TO $1000)

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to beginning freshman 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 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The transfer student must have been registered for at least one semester at the full-time status (12 semester hours) with no course withdrawals. The ACT or SAT score will be required if the student transfers in less than 30 credit hours. If more than 30 hours are transferred, the ACT/SAT requirements will be waived. A first time student with dual credit hours will meet the scholarship requirements for a beginning freshman and not the requirements for a transfer student.  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)
  4. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  5. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

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

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to incoming students 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. First time students 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.  Returning students can apply for the Resident Leadership Scholarship by July 31. They 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. (See form below)
  4. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  5. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  6. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

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

This scholarship is a tuition only scholarship offered to incoming students 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. First time students 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.   Returning students can apply for the Non-Resident Leadership Scholarship by July 31. They may continue to receive the Non-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. (See form below)
  4. Be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours)
  5. Any student placed on disciplinary probation is subject to forfeiting scholarship funds.
  6. All general requirements for initial qualifications must be upheld.

 

FULL-TIME CHRISTIAN WORKERS GRANT

A grant of $250 per semester, up to a maximum of eight semesters (total grant $2000), will be made to dependent students whose parents are in full-time church related ministries such as pastor, associate pastor, choir director, youth minister, secretary, evangelist, missionary, or other church related ministry. Letter from church must be provided for documentation.

LOCAL CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Churches of the World Baptist Fellowship may supply scholarships. Eligibility and amounts are determined by the church. Students should inquire at a church for information.

MARRIED COUPLE SCHOLARSHIP

 Arlington Baptist University recognizes that it is beneficial for the spouse to gain biblical and spiritual instruction; thus, this grant is an effort to encourage and afford the opportunity. The spouse of a student enrolled and charged for a regular program of study may be eligible for a school sponsored tuition grant of up to 50% of tuition (effective fall 2010). This grant will be based on financial need. Any student who marries while currently enrolled must be in compliance with the University's marriage policy, as explained in the “Student Handbook," and must meet certain other criteria for eligibility. Students who are given permission to marry between the Fall and Spring semester of a school year are not eligible to apply for the spouse scholarship until each completes a minimum of 12 credit hours after marriage. The application and instructions for this grant may be obtained in the Business Office. The following criteria must be met:

-FAFSA must be completed for both parties – all financial aids funds will be applied first and spousal grant will then be applied to remaining balance.
-Grants will apply to tuition only – each student is financially responsible for all other fees.

WORD OF LIFE BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP

Arlington Baptist University offers a $500 scholarship per semester for a maximum of six consecutive semesters for the student who completes a one-year program at Word of Life Bible Institute and tranfers directly to ABU. A student completing a two-year program at Word of Life Bible Institute will receive a $500 scholarship per semester for a maximum of 4 semesters.

WORLD BAPTIST YOUTH CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The University provides scholarships to the first place contestants in the various categories of competition of the annual World Baptist Youth Conference that is held on campus in the summer of each year.

TIMOTHY FELLOWSHIP

Want to earn a Master's but worried about the cost? If your church begins contributing a minimum monthly amount of $350.00 to ABU, in return one full-time staff member will receive one tuition scholarship for the Master's degree in Ministry. For more information, call the Academic office.

**You can see a complete list of scholarships offered in our online catalog.

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 Admissions office.