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Academic Scholarships

President's Scholarship - $60,000

  • $15,000 per year.  
    • Awarded to entering first-time freshmen students meeting any of the following minimums:

      • ACT composite score of 31 or
      • Old SAT score of 1380 (critical reading + math) or
      • New SAT score of 1430 (reading/writing + math) or
      • National Merit Scholarship Finalist  
  • Renewable for up to eight consecutive fall and spring semesters based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.  
  • Recipients must live on campus unless married or single with dependents.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarship - $60,000

  • $15,000 per year. 
    • Awarded to entering first-time freshmen high school valedictorians and salutatorians with a minimum:

      • ACT composite score of 24 or
      • Old SAT score of 1090 (critical reading + math) or
      • New SAT score of 1160 (reading/writing + math). 
  • Renewable for up to eight consecutive fall and spring semesters based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. 
  • Recipients must live on campus unless married or single with dependents.

Vice President's Scholarship - $40,000

  • $10,000 per year. 
    • Awarded to entering first-time freshmen students meeting any of the following minimums:

      • ACT composite score of 28 or
      • Old SAT score of 1260 (critical reading + math) or
      • New SAT score of 1320 (reading/writing + math).
  • Renewable for up to eight consecutive fall and spring semesters based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. 
  • Recipients must live on campus unless married or single with dependents.

Freshman Honor Scholarship - $20,000

  • $5,000 per year. 
    • Awarded to entering first-time freshmen students meeting any of the following minimums:

      • ACT composite score of 24 or
      • Old SAT score of 1090 (critical reading + math) or
      • New SAT score of 1160 (reading/writing + math) or
      • Students ranking in the top 10% of their graduating class
  • Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above.

Transfer Honor Scholarship - $12,000

  • $4,000 per year. 
  • Awarded to entering transfer students with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college and a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average or members of a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 
  • Renewable for up to six consecutive semesters based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above. 
  • Award may be limited to the first 50 qualifying students.

All Scholarship Recipients Must Meet the Following Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited high school if award is based on class rank.
  • Maintain full time status of 12 or more hours each fall and spring semester.
  • Final official Academic Transcripts must be in the student's admission file by July 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester.
  • Academic Scholarships listed above are limited to one per student.
  • Scholarship criteria are subject to change each year.
  • Must be enrolled as a degree seeking undergraduate student.

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