Founders Scholarship Program

Qualified first-time students can earn up to $21,000 per year with our Founders Scholarship program. Students have the opportunity to receive one of 120 scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $21,000. These awards are premium merit scholarships and may not be combined with other EU tuition discounts (with exception of need-based grants, endowed scholarships and athletic scholarships).

Founders Scholars, like all students, are challenged academically, encouraged to grow in faith and prepared for future careers and graduate studies. In fact, 96% of our graduates are admitted to graduate school or land jobs in their field of study right out of college.

The deadline to apply for a 2016 Founders Scholarship is January 15, 2016, and Founders Weekend is scheduled for Feb. 26-27, 2016.


Friday, February 26th
7:45-8:15 am Arrival and Continental Breakfast Riggs Hall Atrium
8:15-8:30 am Welcome Session Riggs Hall Atrium
8:30-10:00 am Campus Tour All Across Campus
10:00-11:00 am Chapel Spence Chapel
11:00-12:00 pm Lunch Crusader Dining Hall
12:00-1:00 pm Q&A with Admissions Barnett Recital Hall
1:00-2:00 pm Special Sessions Academic Buildings
2:00-4:00 pm Academic Department Open House Academic Buildings
3:00-4:00 pm Music auditions/Meeting with coaches Appointments must be made in advance with Admissions
4:00-6:00 pm Free time/Dinner On your own – Experience Springfield!
6:00-7:15 pm Founders 10th year celebration & concert Spence Chapel
7:15-8:00 pm Dessert Reception Crusader Dining Hall
Saturday, February 27th
7:00-8:00 am Continental Breakfast Crusader Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 am Students – Group Interviews Zimmerman Hall and Trask Hall
8:00-12:30 pm Parents – Info Session Financial Aid/Student Development/Academics Barnett Recital Hall – Fine Arts Building
10:00-12:30 pm Students – Individual Interviews Zimmerman Hall and Trask Hall
12:30-2:00 pm Luncheon Crusader Dining Hall
2:00 pm Dismissal Thanks for coming. See you this fall!

Guidelines to Apply

Qualified students will be invited to interview on campus. All interviewees will receive an award offer ranging from $10,000 to $21,000.


Visiting Campus

You’ll be invited to campus for a premier two day program that includes a kick off event and interview day. You’ll have the opportunity to:


Interview Day

Interviews are intended to give information to the Scholarship Awards Committee beyond what is possible on the application. There will also be activities to help the candidate become better acquainted with Evangel University. The Founders Scholarship committee is comprised of faculty members and administrators from Evangel. The selection process is assigned to the Scholarship Awards Committee. After its review of all applications, the committee will select finalists to be given interviews.

Sample Interview Questions