Abilene Christian University Scholarships and Grants

Available scholarships at Abilene Christian University:
* ACU Grant
* Academic Scholarships
* Athletics Scholarships
* Christian Academies
* Christian Colleges
* Church Match Scholarship
* Departmental Scholarships
* Faith & Education Scholarship
* iSchool Scholarships
* Missionary Children
* Multicultural Scholarships
* National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist Scholarship
* National Merit Commended Scholarship
* Presidential Scholar Awards
* Rachel Blasingame Memorial Scholarship
* Tessie Eerligh Scharing Memorial Scholarship
* Transfer Merit Award
* Valedictorian or Salutatorian
* GPA Requirements Summary
*Note: These scholarships are for the incoming Fall 2011 freshman class. Please contact your admissions counselor with questions. All eligible students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they apply for admission, and any scholarship amounts awarded will be renewable for up to eight long semesters.
*At this time, ACU does not incorporate the writing section of the SAT into the total SAT score; therefore, only the combination of the verbal and math sections are used to determine the amount of your award.
ACU Grant
The ACU Grant is need-based financial assistance provided to help reduce the cost of attending college for full time undergraduate students that might otherwise not be able to afford to attend. The award amount is based on the results of completing the FAFSA as well as information provided in the admission process. Funding of this grant comes from a combination of general institutional financial aid, university endowments and money provided by the state through the TEG (Texas Equalization Grant). The ACU Grant is renewable to students that continue to demonstrate financial need (based on completing the FAFSA each year) and are making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university.
Academic Scholarships
Academic scholarships are available to first-time freshmen (students entering ACU with fewer than 12 hours, excluding dual credit, AP and IB) who show outstanding achievement on the ACT and/or SAT, perform well in their high school classes, and are ranked highly in their senior class.
*Note: These scholarships are for the incoming Fall 2011 freshmen class. Please contact your admissions counselor with questions. All eligible students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they apply for admission, and any scholarship amounts awarded will be renewable for up to eight long semesters.
*At this time, ACU does not incorporate the writing section of the SAT into the total SAT score. Therefore, only the combination of the verbal and math sections are used to determine the amount of your award.
Athletics Scholarships
Who Determined by NCAA and coach.
How Much Amount varies and ranges from $1,000 per year to full tuition.
How Long Renewed annually, based on various factors.
How to Apply Contact coach in respective sport. For more information, view sports recruiting and questionnaires.
Deadline No deadline
Christian Academies
Who Undergraduate only, with less than 15 hours. Must be a dependent child of a full-time employee of a Christian school that is a National Christian Schools Association member. How Much Guarantee of $6,000 of tuition for employees' children, $12,000 of tuition for the children of the superintendent, CEO or principal when coordinated with federal, state and other institutional grants. How Long Up to eight long semesters while pursuing first undergraduate degree. Not available for summer terms. How to Apply Please contact Student Financial Services for more information on how to apply.
Deadline March 1
Other Employee must be employed for 12 months prior to date of ACU enrollment. Student must be under age 25.
Christian Colleges
Who Undergraduate only, with less than 15 hours. Must be a dependent child of a full-time employee of an ACU sister college participating in the reciprocal tuition discount program.
How Much Guarantee of 50 percent tuition when coordinated with federal, state and institutional grants.
How Long Up to eight long semesters while pursuing first undergraduate degree. Not available for summer terms.
How to Apply Must complete the Christian College Tuition Discount Application.
Deadline March 1
Other Employee must be employed for 12 months prior to date of ACU enrollment. Student must be under age 25. Contact Financial Aid for list of participating schools.
Church Match Scholarship
Who Students must receive a matching scholarship from their church congregation and be enrolled full time (12 hours per semester). The congregation must send the scholarship check with the completed application.
How Much The maximum amount eligible for the matching scholarship from ACU is $500 per student per academic year.
How Long For fall and spring semesters only, not for use during summer sessions.
How to Ap
ply Congregation must complete the Church Match Scholarship form and send the scholarship check with the completed application.
Deadline Submit application with check between June 1 and Sept. 1 for fall semester, or Dec. 1 and Feb. 1 for spring semester.
Departmental Scholarships
Some scholarships are awarded by academic departments in addition to those awarded by ACU Student Financial Services. Contact your department to learn more about potential scholarship opportunities. Below are a few departmental scholarships that are available online:
* Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Scholarships
* Bible, Missions & Ministry Scholarships
* College of Business Administration Scholarships
* Communication Department Scholarships
* Communication Sciences & Disorders Scholarships
* English Department Scholarships
* Exercise Science & Health Scholarships
* Graduate School of Theology Scholarships
* Journalism & Mass Communication Scholarships
* Marriage & Family Therapy Scholarships
* Mathematics Department Scholarships
* Music Department Scholarships
* Political Science Department Scholarships
* Sociology & Family Studies Department Scholarships
* School of Information Technology & Computing Scholarships
* Teacher Education Department Scholarships
Faith & Education Scholarship
Who This Scholarship is open to all active Church of Christ members who are attending a four-year liberal arts college. The scholarship is for undergraduate education only.
How Much The scholarship is $5,000 paid in two $2,500 payments (at the beginning of each semester)
How Long This is a non-renewable, one-year scholarship. However, students are encouraged to apply annually.
How to Apply The application and other relevant paperwork must be downloaded from the "Apply" section of the website: www.faithandeducation.org
Deadline March 2011
iSchool Scholarship
The School of Information Technology and Computing awards scholarships to a select number of incoming students each year. All students who have been accepted to ACU and indicated an intended major in computer science or technology are welcome to apply.
Who
Fall 2011 freshmen and transfer students are eligible to compete for this scholarship.
Student must have applied and been accepted for admission to ACU and submit all documents for a technology or computing scholarship.
*Transfer students from Abilene InterCollegiate member schools are not eligible.
How Much Amount varies. Typically ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 per year.
How Long The Scholarship pays a maximum of eight semesters (fall and spring semesters for four years). The scholarship may not be used for summer semesters.
How to Apply Submit the online application for 2011-12 academic year.
Other
The selection process includes a thorough review of all scholarship application items. Please note the following:
Application items and essay should demonstrate your interest, talent and commitment to the field of technology or computing.
Candidates receive higher award consideration for GPA, test score and commitment to the field of technology or computing.
Financial need may be considered (submit FAFSA here).
Please contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions about this process at 800-460-6228 or email info@admissions.acu.edu.
Minimum GPA required to maintain scholarship is 3.0.
Missionary Children
Who Must be a child of full-time Church of Christ missionary currently in a foreign field. Must be sponsored by a U.S. Church of Christ. This scholarship is available to undergraduate students only.
How Much Guarantee of 75 percent of tuition when coordinated with federal, state and other institutional grants.
How Long Up to eight long semesters while pursuing first undergraduate degree. Not available for summer terms.
How to Apply Complete the FAFSA annually and the application for missionary scholarship.
Deadline March 1
Other Recipients must reside in university-owned housing or University Park Apartments and must earn at least 12 semester hours. Minimum GPA to maintain scholarship is 2.5.
National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist Scholarship
Who Must be named a National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist, an undergraduate and entering ACU with less than 12 credit hours (excluding dual credit, AP, IB).
How Much Guarantee of 100 percent tuition when coordinated with federal, state and other institutional grants.
How Long Nine consecutive long semesters or your graduation, whichever comes first. May be used for summer terms (including Maymester) between the first and ninth semester.
How to Apply Provide National Merit Certificate and meet the scholarship requirements stated here.
Deadline March 1
Other
National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists are required to list ACU as first choice with the National Merit Corporation. Minimum GPA to maintain scholarship is 3.2.
National Merit Commended Scholarship
Who Must be named National Merit Commended, and undergraduate and entering ACU with less than 12 credit hours.
How Much $2,000 per academic year.
How Long Nine consecutive long semesters or your graduation, whichever comes first. May be used for summer terms (including Maymester) between the first and ninth semester.
How to Apply Provide National Merit Certificate and its requirements in a PDF file.
Deadline March 1
Other Minimum GPA required for renewal varies by scholarship program. Satisfactory academic progress must be made by each student in order to maintain any financial aid program.
Presidential Scholar Awards
The Presidential Scholarship is ACU's most prestigious scholarship. Students with an ACT of 27 or higher or an SAT of 1210 or higher have the opportunity to interview for this scholarship.
Note: Invitations have already been sent to members of the Fall 2011 class. If you have not received your invitation, please contact our Admissions Helpline - 800-460-6228.
Rachel Blasingame Memorial Scholarship
Who Qualified high school seniors who desire to attend ACU.
How Much Amount may vary depending on individual need.
How Long One year
How to Apply Go to http://4rachelsgift.org/fund.html
Deadline Application must be postmarked by May 30, 2011.
Other Please attach most recent report card; all grades must be above 70 to qualify.

Abilene Christian University Scholarships and Grants

Who This scholarship is open to active Church of Christ women who are attending a 4 year liberal arts college. The scholarship is for undergraduate education only.
How Much The scholarship is $5,000 paid in two $2,500 payments (at the beginning of each semester)
How Long This is a non-renewable one year scholarship. However, students are encouraged to apply annually.
How to Apply The application and other relevant paperwork must be downloaded from the "Apply" section of the website: www.faithandeducation.org
Deadline March 2011
Transfer Merit Award
Who Undergraduate only, transferring to ACU with high academic standing
How Much
Based on cumulative GPA from all previous colleges.
3.0 to 3.24 GPA = $1,500 per semester
3.25 to 4.0 GPA = $2,500 per semester
How Long This scholarship is renewable for up to six long semesters while pursuing first undergraduate degree. It is not available for summer terms.
How to Receive Must be an admitted student. Must provide an official transcript of all classes prior to ACU.
Deadline First day of class for entering semester.
Other Minimum GPA to maintain scholarship is 3.0.
Valedictorian or Salutatorian Scholarship
Who Undergraduate only. Must have a No. 1 or No. 2 high school class rank.
How Much $1,000
How Long This is a one-year award.
How to Apply Provide official transcript indicating class rank.
Deadline June 1

Source http://www.acu.edu/campusoffices/sfs/finance/scholarships/index.html

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