Evangel University offers a variety of scholarships and grants designed to help you finance your education at EU. To learn more about those scholarships, explore the various options below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid Counselors for assistance.
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards
The following scholarships and grants are available to students enrolling at Evangel for the first time in the 2015-2016 academic year. All institutional aid is subject to coordination with federal, state, institutional, and outside aid policies.
Founders Scholarship Program
The Founders Scholarship Program is a premier award that benefits many highly qualified students. You must apply and be selected for the interview process to be eligible for the award.
Eligibility: Plan to be a full-time, first-time student (12 credits/semester or more) in the traditional undergraduate program at Evangel and live on campus. Visit our Founders Page for more important information.
Requirements: Submit application (via Admissions Portal). 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT or 1130 SAT (reading and math scores only).
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing with the university.
Deadline: January 21, 2015
*Founders Scholarship cannot be combined with Freshman or Transfer Merit Scholarships.
Freshman Merit ($4,000-$9,000)
Eligibility: Awarded at five levels based on GPA plus ACT/SAT score and high school class rank.
Requirements: No application required
Renewable: Renewable as long as student maintains 2.0 GPA.
Transfer Merit ($3,000-$7,000)
Awarded based on cumulative college GPA and is renewable with a 2.0 GPA. No Application is required.
Eligibility: Awarded at five levels based on GPA at time of transfer.
Requirements: No application required
Renewable: Renewable as long as student makes satisfactory academic progress.
*A transfer student is one who has taken college credits after they graduated from high school, before coming to Evangel. Only students who have completed at least 24 college credits at the time of application will receive the Transfer Merit. If fewer than 24 credits, the student will receive the Freshman Merit.
Department, Endowed and Private Academic Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Awarded by academic departments and scholarship committees. Scholarships are based on academic standing in your major, financial need or donor-specified criteria.
Eligibility: Returning, freshmen and transfer.
Requirements: Academic scholarships usually require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Renewable: Scholarships are not automatically renewed. Amounts may increase or decrease depending on department review.
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Athletic (Amounts Vary)
Music Scholarships (Amounts Vary)
Eligibility: Freshmen and transfers of any academic major. Scholarships awarded based on performance ability and needs within the Music Department. For more information check out the Music Scholarship Page.
Requirements: Submitted application and audition.
Renewable: Students must re-audition each February for the following year and enroll in specified ensembles.
Deadline: March 1, 2015.
Marching Band ($500-$700)
Eligibility: Any student who participates in the EU Marching Band
Requirements: Participation in the EU Marching Band
Renewable: Yes, with continued participation
National Fine Arts ($500-$2,000)
Eligibility: Freshmen who received the National Merit Award or Superior National ranking in select solo categories are eligible. Eligibility will be determined from answers on the Evangel application and verified with the National Fine Arts Office.
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain 3.0 GPA
|Fine Arts Scholarship Categories|
|Drama Solo||First Person Essay||Graphic Design||Human Video||Instrumental Solo (wind and string)|
|Keyboard Solo||Photography||Poetry||Short Sermon||Solo Song writing|
National Bible Quiz ($1,000)
Eligibility: Freshmen who are one of the top five individual Bible Quizzers nationally or recipients of the National Memorization Award. Funds are limited. Apply early.
Requirements: Copy of Bible Quiz award certificate faxed or mailed to Student Financial Services.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Evangel offers scholarships for participation on our award-winning Forensics Team (speech, drama and oral interpretation) based on merit and demonstrated performance. Students interested in receiving a Forensics scholarship should contact Dr. Mark Kelton or 417-865-2815 ext. 8415.
Evangel University’s Discount programs have now been simplified and no longer require an application beginning with the 2014-15 academic year! Discounts are now automated based on responses to questions located on the Admissions application. If you are a new student for the 2014-15 academic year, you will not need to submit an application. Simply make sure your responses on your Admissions application are correct. If you are a returning student who began at Evangel prior to the 2014-15 academic year, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor for an application.
|Discount Name||Discount Description|
|Dependents of A/G United States missionaries||We are pleased to offer a 50 percent tuition discount on classes taken at Evangel University to the dependents of Assemblies of God U.S. missionaries; married children and students over the age of 23 are not eligible for this discount. This discount is not stackable with any other institutional aid.|
|Dependents of A/G foreign missionaries||We are pleased to offer a 50 percent tuition discount on classes taken at Evangel University to the dependents of Assemblies of God world missionaries; married children and students over the age of 23 are not eligible for this discount. This discount is not stackable with any other institutional aid.|
|Zimmerman Discount for children of ordained A/G ministers||Awarded to eligible dependents of active licensed or ordained Assemblies of God ministers. This is a flat $2,000 discount and is automated based on responses to questions located on the admissions application. If you are a new student for the 2014-15 academic year, you will not need to submit an application. Simply make sure your responses on your admissions application are correct. If you are a returning student who began at Evangel prior to the 2014-15 academic year, please re-submit the Zimmerman application.|
|Legacy Discount for dependents of Evangel alumni||Awarded to dependents of alumni who are academically qualified first-time freshmen students or first-time transfer students who are enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program. This $1,000 renewable scholarship is now automated based on responses to questions located on the admissions application. If you are a new student for the 2014-15 academic year, you will not need to submit a discount application. Simply make sure your responses on your admissions application are correct. If you are a returning student who began at Evangel prior to the 2014-15 academic year and has never applied for the Legacy Scholarship, please submit the Legacy application.|
$500 Early Application Scholarship
Eligibility: First-time freshmen who apply by November 15 and admitted by December 1 will be eligible for a $500 Early Application Scholarship.
Requirements: Meet dates mentioned above and have a minimum 3.0 GPA or 1050 SAT (without writing portion).
Renewable: No, the award is applied to the first semester of attendance and is non-renewable.
Evangel Grant: (Amount Varies)
Eligibility: Freshmen and transfers. Based on merit and need.
Requirements: Awarded by Financial Aid Committee based on merit and need. No application required.
Renewable: Renewable, with a 2.0 GPA.
Missouri A+ Recognition: ($1,000)
Eligibility: First-time freshmen who are completing the Missouri A+ Schools Program.
Renewable: Yes. Renewable up to 150 credit hours if student maintains 2.0 GPA.
Church Match: (Up to $500)
Eligibility: Returning, freshmen and transfer students.
Requirements: Submitted application (pdf)
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain a 2.0 college GPA and submit an application annually with the sponsoring church, re-certifying their continued funding.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Diversity Scholarship: ($2,000)
Eligibility: Freshmen from a minority ethnic/racial group.
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Riggs Scholarship Fund: General Superintendent’s National Scholarship (Two $30,000 scholarships over four years; Eight one-time $5,000 scholarships)
Eligibility: High school seniors who attend Assemblies of God church.
Requirements: Submitted application with essay and reference, attend an Assemblies of God church, 3.7 GPA and 28 ACT or 1870 SAT (overall score). Additionally, students must demonstrate strength in academics, extracurricular involvement, Christian service and financial need.
Renewable: Yes, student must maintain 3.5 GPA and be actively involved in Assemblies of God church.
Deadline: February 17, 2015
J. Robert Ashcroft national Youth Scholarship (First place $8,000, Second place $4,000, Third place $2,000)
Eligibility: High school seniors who attend an Assemblies of God church, demonstrate academic achievement, extracurricular activities, Christian service and Christian character. Awarded by AG Alliance for Higher Education and AG Youth Departments.
Requirements: Submitted application (pdf) to District Youth Office by February 1. District level winners can be nominated by their district for the national scholarships.
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Ethnic Minority Scholarship ($200-$1,000)
Eligibility: Currently attending an AG Church. Currently attending an AG endorsed college. Classified as an ethnic minority.
Requirements: Submitted application.
AG Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students ($200-$1,000)
Eligibility: Full-time student, ethnic minority, U.S. citizen and a goal of entering full-time church-related ministry in an ethnic community after college.
Requirements: Complete the application from Assemblies of God Colleges and Universities. Submit to Financial Aid office.
Deadline: Submit to the Financial Aid Office by February 14, 2015.
Want more? We’ve compiled a list of outside scholarship opportunities.
Scholarship Search Tips
- Include private resources in the search – KFC, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Wal-Mart all offer scholarships.
- Research local businesses and state opportunities. Sometimes the best opportunity is right in your neighborhood.
- Be persistent and don’t give up. Applying regularly gives you more of a chance than not applying at all (or waiting for one big scholarship).
- Carefully read and understand the rules and requirements of the scholarship for which you are applying.
- Stay positive! This is a long-distance marathon, not a sprint. Be creative, be upbeat, and keep working to uncover the right scholarship.
Scholarship Search Engines
- National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)
- Nursing Explorer
- Microsoft Scholarships
- The Scholarship Page!
- Careers and Colleges
- The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
- Scholarships and Grants
- Sallie Mae Scholarship search tool
- College Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships
All scholarship and assistantship applications (pdf) should be received by March 1 for the following academic year.
Enrolled graduate students may be awarded a variety of assistantships for both the first and second year of study. A graduate assistant will be assigned to work with a faculty member to assist in teaching a course or in conducting research. Typical assistantships require five to ten hours of work per week, and result in a taxable tuition stipend that is generally equal to the pay of a part-time job. Assistantships are awarded in the spring semester for the following academic year and must be renewed on a yearly basis. Applications for assistantships may be submitted with the admissions packet or to the Graduate Studies office.
Decisions regarding the awarding of assistantships are made by the program coordinator and leadership team. The assistantships are awarded based upon the following criteria:
• Strong academic record,
• Skills and strengths of the applicant, and
• Availability for service.
When awarded an assistantship, the student will be notified in writing regarding the dollar amount of the assistantship that will be applied to tuition, the semesters of expected service, the number of hours to be worked, and the faculty supervisor.
Common Scholarship Myths
Senior year is the best time to start my scholarship search.
In fact, the junior year of high school is an ideal time to start the search – the sooner, the better. Many scholarships repeat year after year, so you can get a head start on seeing what will be available.
Scholarships are only for the top scholars and athletes.
Contrary to popular belief, not all scholarships take grades or athletic ability into consideration. It is a good idea to make a list of your family’s cultural, geographic, religious, and ethnic affiliation, hobbies, musical or dramatic capabilities. The broader the search criteria, the better your chances of finding one or more matches.
It’s too late for me; I’m not a high school student.
There are scholarships at every stage of your education, whether undergraduate, graduate or returning adult student.
Most awards are so small they’re not even worth the effort.
What is “so” small? $500? or $1,000? Nothing says that you can only win one scholarship. If you apply for several scholarships, that $1,000 could turn into $5,000 or more. In addition, even if you only get a small amount, that’s money that you will not need to borrower (with interest).
The competition is too intense; I don’t stand a chance.
Remember you have as good a chance of succeeding as anyone. In fact, just by carefully following rules to the letter, and answering questions thoughtfully and correctly, you are ahead of many applicants who do a sloppy job or overlook important criteria.
I don’t know where to even begin; it’s all too much for me.
When starting a scholarship campaign, it’s all about the search. Here are some pointers:
- Beware of the scholarship scam. Avoid scholarship databases that charge candidates to register or charge a large processing fee, companies that claim to do all the work for the applicant, or out-of-the-blue announcements sent to a candidate about winning a scholarship for which they did not apply.
- There are many resources out there for searching. Utilize the links we have provided above or visit our outside scholarships page.
Student Financial ServicesContact
(417) 865-2815, ext. 7300