Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

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 College and/or other outside sources, while grants come from Federal and State sources.

GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY 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:

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.

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, or in Grace-owned housing but NOT on the Food Plan.

Student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits). Student must be a dependent child of the primary wage earner who is serving full-time;

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. 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, or in Grace-owned housing but NOT on the Food Plan.

Student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits). Student must be a dependent of the primary wage earner who is employed as 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. 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.

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

$500 ($250 per semester) is awarded to all entering students who submit their application on or before October 1st during their senior year in high school.

Honors Scholarship

This award is given to incoming freshmen, according to their High School GPA and ACT/SAT composite. Students must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits on Grace campus).
Please use the chart below to see how we determine the scholarship amounts. These scales are for the 2018-19 award year and are subject to change each new award year.

Scholarship Amount:
 10 points = Outstanding Scholar $8,500
8-9 pts = Presidential $6,000
6-7 pts = Trustee $4,500
4-5 pts = Dean’s $3,500
1-3 pts = Faculty $2,500
High School GPA:
3.95 – 4.0+ = 5 points
3.5 – 3.94 = 4 pts
3.2 – 3.49 = 3 pts
2.6 – 3.19 = 2 pts
2.0 – 2.59 = 1 pt
ACT Composite:
28-36 = 5 points
25-27 = 4 pts
21-24 = 3 pts
18-20 = 2 pts
16-17 = 1 pt
SAT (current 1600 scale):
1330-1600 = 5 points
1210-1320 = 4 pts
1060-1200 = 3 pts
940-1050 = 2 pts
850-930 = 1 pt

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.

One Wyoming Scholarship

$3,000 ($1,500 per semester) – 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. Student must be enrolled full time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue in good standing according to Grace’s student handbook.

Part-Time Grace Adjunct and Spouses

$2,500 ($1,250 per semester) – This scholarship is available to any Grace Adjunct professor (or spouse of an Adjunct professor), if the Adjunct professor is teaching  three or more credit hours.  If a recipient is also eligible for the Returning Student Scholarship, then only the greater of the two scholarships will be awarded.  Student must have a 2.00 Cumulative GPA by the 4th semester.  Scholarship is prorated for less than full time enrollment.  To verify eligibility, the student must contact the Financial Aid Office.

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 enrolled students are eligible, but students who are dual enrolled 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

Worship Arts 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 questions about this process, please contact the Worship Arts Chair at: jwerkema@gracechristian.edu

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

www.fastweb.com
www.unigo.com
www.chegg.com/scholarships
www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
www.collegescholarships.org
www.scholarships.com
www.scholarshippoints.com

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