Founders Scholarship | Evangel University Founders Scholarship | Evangel University


Evangel’s Founders Scholarship students represent some of the best and brightest students on Evangel’s campus. If you’re a high-achieving high school senior, your hard work and dedication to academic excellence could give you the opportunity to receive a scholarship ranging from $13,000 to $25,000, renewable for up to 4 years.*

As a Founders Scholar, you will be challenged academically by our outstanding faculty, encouraged to grow in faith and develop a deep spiritual understanding, and prepared to excel in future careers and graduate studies.

*Note: The Founders Scholarship is only available to traditional undergraduate students attending our main campus. Students are required to be full time and live in one of our residence halls each term the Founders Scholarship is received. When choosing to commute to campus after being awarded a Founders Scholarship, please contact our Financial Aid Office to determine all other scholarship programs for which you might be eligible. 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). The Founders Scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Living on campus is required.


Class of 2020
Criminal Justice
$21,000 Founders Platinum


Class of 2020
Political Communication
$15,000 Founders Gold


Class of 2022
Music Education
$13,000 Founders Bronze


  • Be an admitted first-time freshman
  • 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT, 76 CLT or 1160 SAT (Reading and Math Scores Only)
  • Attend on-campus interview by invitation (Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2018 or January 24-26, 2019)

Important Dates

  • 2018-2019 – College of Arts & Sciences / Traditional Undergraduate (TUG)
  • May 1, 2018 – Apply Online at
  • Sept. 11, 2018 – Founders Application Opens
  • Oct. 1, 2018 – File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Oct. 3, 2018 – Apply for Private and Endowed Scholarships
  • Nov. 1, 2018 – Apply for Housing and pay Enrollment Deposit (best chance to get into preferred residence hall)
  • Nov. 2, 2018 – Last day to apply for Founders Scholarship December interviews
  • Nov. 29, 2018 - Dec. 1, 2018 – Founders Scholarship Days, December Interviews
  • Dec. 1, 2018 – Priority deadline for FAFSA Awards
  • Dec. 1, 2018 – Last Day to Request Priority Housing
  • Dec. 14, 2018 – Last day to apply for Founders Scholarship January interviews
  • Jan. 24–26, 2019 – Founders Scholarship Days, January Interviews
  • March 22, 2019 – Fall 2018 Academic Survey Opens for New Students
  • April 1, 2019 – Submit required Health Information and Immunization Form
  • May 1, 2019 – National College Decision Day
  • June 1, 2019 – Financial Registration Opens

Visiting Campus

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

  • Meet with your financial aid counselor
  • Tour the campus
  • Visit with professors
  • Audition for a music & fine arts scholarship
  • Meet with your admissions counselor

What to Wear

Dress appropriately, presenting yourself at your very best. The Friday evening event is casual. For Saturday, business attire is advised. Suits are recommended, but not required.

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.

  • The finalists are required to let the Office of Enrollment Management know if they accept the invitation to interview for a scholarship.
  • All invited finalists must be prepared to be on campus for the duration of the interview process. The finalists are asked to notify the Office of Enrollment Management if they need to cancel their interview at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Founders Scholarship levels will be awarded based on both the committee’s evaluation of the application material and the interviews.
  • Notification to the recipients will be made via email correspondence approximately two weeks after the Interview Day.
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