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Scholarships and grants are the most desirable types of funding to receive since they don’t need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded by the University and/or other outside sources, while grants come from Federal and State sources.

GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY ON CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIPS

A recipient of a Grace Christian University institutional scholarship must be enrolled full-time on Grace’s campus. Scholarship amounts are divided equally into two semesters, fall and spring. Students who are dual enrolled with Grace and another institution may have some scholarships prorated.

For more information about scholarships at Grace Christian University, please click on the links below:

Advantage Scholarship

$500 to $2000 awarded to incoming On-Campus Freshmen who have attended and completed one or more High School Dual Enrollment courses with Grace Christian University. Eligible students must notify their Enrollment Advisor upon completion of their Enrollment Application. Awards are based on the following range:

DE Courses Attended Scholarship Amount
1 – 2 $500 ($250 per semester)
3 – 4 $1000 ($500 per semester)
5 – 6 $1500 ($750 per semester)
7 – 8 $2000 ($1000 per semester)

Awana Achievers Scholarship

Awards:
Citation Achievement:  $750 per year ($375 each semester)
 Meritorious Achievement:  $600 per year ($300 each semester)
 Timothy Achievement:  $500 per year ($250 each semester)
The student is responsible to provide the school with a copy of their “AWANA Achievement.” Recipient must be enrolled full time on Grace campus.

Cheyenne DeVelasco "Portrait of Courage" Scholarship

Cheyenne DeVelasco “Portrait of Courage” Scholarship

This scholarship is for $2000 ($1000 per semester), and is awarded to one recipient each award year.  The scholarship was established to help individuals who are dual-enrolled in high school to attend Grace Christian University.

While juggling treatments for osteosarcoma (bone cancer), Cheyenne DeVelasco was dual-enrolled at her local college to further her education in hopes of attending Grace Christian University to study Exercise Science and Bible Ministry. Cheyenne went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2017.

Applicants must have completed at least one high school Dual Enrollment course through Grace Christian University. Applicant must submit an application/essay of 500-600 words, answering both of the following questions:

  • “When facing a crisis in your life, how has the Lord helped you?”
  • “How have you grown spiritually through your experience?”

The deadline to submit the essay is May 31st. Essays can be submitted via email at kclassen@gracechristian.edu.

Christian Workers’ Scholarship (GGF)

      • $9000 per year, if living in Grace-owned housing and on the Food Plan.
      • $4500 per year, if living off campus, and NOT on the Food Plan.

    Student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits). Student must be a dependent of a Christian worker who is employed FULL TIME serving the Lord;

    a) In a GGF affiliated ministry, or parachurch organization, approved by the Scholarship Committee.

    b) Pastor of GGF affiliated church or ordained by the GGF who is pastoring a Grace church (in GGF directory)

    c) As a missionary with Things to Come Ministry.

    This scholarship requires a letter from the organization, written on their letterhead, indicating which family member is employed full-time with the organization. An updated letter is required each academic year. This scholarship is not available to dependents of part-time workers, or volunteers. Exceptions to be approved by the Scholarship Committee.

    After the fourth semester, a student must have earned an accumulative GPA of 2.00 to remain eligible for this scholarship.

Christian Worker Scholarship (Non GGF)

  • $4500 per year, if living in Grace-owned housing and on the Food Plan.
  • $3000 per year, if living off campus, and NOT on the Food Plan.

Student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits). Student must be a dependent of a Christian worker who is employed FULL TIME serving the Lord in a ministry. Examples of ministries include the pastorate, youth camps, home or offshore missions, parachurch organizations, and Christian education (K-12, college, etc.).

This scholarship requires a letter from the organization, written on their letterhead, indicating which family member is employed full-time with the organization. An updated letter is required each academic year. This scholarship is not available to dependents of part-time workers, or volunteers. Exceptions to be approved by the Scholarship Committee.

After the fourth semester, a student must have earned an accumulative GPA of 2.00 to remain eligible for this scholarship.

Church Matching Scholarship

This is a great way for a student’s home church to help them with college finances. Churches can provide any dollar amount, and Grace Christian University will match up to $500 per year ($250 per semester) for undergraduate students enrolled 6 hours or more. Click here to print the Church Matching Award Application. Award applications must be filed each academic year.

Note: Grace Christian University does business in US dollars, therefore all payments received are processed in US dollars.

Dependents of Alumni Scholarship

$1000 ($500 per semester) – The student and the Alumni parent must complete the scholarship application.  The student must be a dependent child of a Grace Alumni.  Eligibility is restricted to only Alumni who completed 60 or more credit hours at Grace. Student is not eligible if Alumni parent owes a balance to Grace. This scholarship is not available to dependents of faculty/staff.

Dependents of Part- Time Employees

$2,500 ($1,250 per semester) – This scholarship is available to students who are a dependent of any Grace Part-Time Employee who has worked at Grace for at least 90 days. Student must have a 2.00 Cumulative GPA by the 4th semester. Scholarship is awarded for Grace credits only, and will be prorated for less than full-time enrollment at Grace. To verify eligibility, the student must contact the Financial Aid Office.

Early Application Scholarship

• $600 ($300 per semester) is awarded to all entering students who submit their application on or before October 1st during their senior year in high school.

• $500 ($250 per semester) for applications submitted between 10/2 and 11/28.

• $400 ($200 per semester) for applications submitted between 11/29 and 1/1

Honors Scholarship

Students must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits per semester on the Grace campus). Students must be a first time freshman to be eligible. The chart below is for the 2019-20 award year and is subject to change each new award year.

H.S. GPA Description Award
4.00 Outstanding Scholarship $8,500
3.70-3.99 Presidential Scholarship $6,000
3.30-3.69 Trustee Scholarship $4,500
2.70-3.29 Dean’s Scholarship $3,500
2.00-2.69 Faculty Scholarship $2,500
1.99 and below Challenge Scholarship $1,500

Junior Achievement Scholarship

$1200 ($600 per semester) This scholarship is a one-time scholarship for an incoming student who has completed a Junior Achievement (JA) course in high school. The student is responsible to notify the school about the award by providing documentation, such as a letter from JA, or a letter from the high school, indicating that the student has successfully completed the JA course. Recipient must be enrolled full time on Grace campus.

Multiple Family Member Scholarship

$500 per year ($250 per semester) will be awarded if two or more dependent students from one family (living in the same household) are attending Grace Christian University. Those receiving the Christian Worker’s Scholarship are not eligible. This scholarship is prorated for Grace credit hours only. Eligible students must notify the Financial Aid Office.

Music, Worship, and Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in the Worship Arts Program, and over 4 years eligible students could be awarded up to $9600!

Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, award amounts are $2000 per year ($1000 per semester), or $2400 per year ($1200 per semester). Eligibility is based on a music audition (either in person or through YouTube), a completed application with personal essay, and an interview (either in person or via phone) with the Worship Arts Chair. Awards are determined by the WA Chair. Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credits).

To continue eligibility each year, returning students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in their Worship Arts courses. In addition, scholarship recipients must be active, contributing members of the Worship Arts Division. This includes participation in annual Gloria and Good News concerts, chapel worship leading experiences each semester, and ensemble and ministry team opportunities both on and off campus.

Click here to complete an application. If you have any questions about this process, please email the Dean of Music, Worship and Technology at: jwerkema@gracechristian.edu

One Wyoming Scholarship

$3,000 ($1,500 per semester) – Grace Christian University is partnering with local businesses and community members to offer the One Wyoming Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be students who demonstrate a desire to make a positive impact in their world. Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded each year to a high school graduate from one of the following high schools in Wyoming, MI: Godfrey-Lee, Godwin Heights, Kelloggsville, The Potter’s House, West Michigan Lutheran, and Wyoming Public.

  •  Students must enroll at Grace either the year of high school graduation or the year after high school graduation.
  • Students must graduate from high school with at least a 2.0 GPA and a composite ACT score of 18 or a composite SAT score of 910.
  • Scholarship is renewable each year, but to maintain eligibility student must be enrolled full time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue in good standing according to Grace’s student handbook.

To apply, eligible students must complete an application and essay.

Returning Student & New Transfer Student Academic Scholarship

Eligibility for receiving this award is based on the student’s final cumulative GPA, chapel attendance and ministry requirements. To qualify, students must be registered before the Spring registration deadline, which is set by the Registrar. Students must be enrolled full time at Grace Christian University. Dual Degree students are eligible, but students who are Dual Degree with GRCC will have their awards prorated based on the amount of Grace courses they take.

Scholarships are based on the following scale:
GPA: AWARD:
4.00 = $8,500
3.70 – 3.99 = $6,000
3.30 – 3.69 = $4,500
2.40 – 3.29 = $3,500

Spouse of Married Students Scholarship

Spouses of a full time students with Junior standing or above are eligible for 50% off of one course in the on-campus program each semester. If a married couple are both attending Grace full time in the same semester, and are both of Junior standing or above, then both spouses will receive 1/2 off one traditional course.

Visit Scholarship

One-time scholarship of $1000 ($500 per semester). The student must be a first time, full time incoming freshman or transfer student, and must complete the following tasks between 10/1 and 4/30, either in person or virtually:

  1. Attend a class related to their major.
  2. Attend chapel
  3. Attend a 1 on 1 visit with the professor.
  4. Submit a Grace Enrollment Application by the end of the visit.
  5. Submit a post-visit essay describing the student’s Grace experience and what was learned in the classroom. The essay must be at least 500 words and must be received within 2 weeks of the visit. Please turn in the essay to the Admissions office.

A virtual visit may be completed over multiple days, and the application for this scholarship must be submitted within 1 year before expected start date. Only one Visit Scholarship awarded per student.

FEDERAL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

For more information on Federal grants, visit studentaid.ed.gov

STATE OF MICHIGAN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

For information on Michigan grants, visit www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid. Awards are based on available state funding and are contingent on legislative approval. To become eligible for State grants, a student’s FAFSA must be completed before the State deadline March 1.

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Grace Ministries International (GMI) Future Missionary Scholarship – GMI is offering a $2000/year ($1000 per semester) scholarship to new and returning Grace Christian University students who are interested in a career in missions.

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