Scholarships and Grants

Below you will find an overview of scholarships offered at Asbury University. For full details regarding these awards, please refer to the school catalog, known as the Asbury University Bulletin.

Presidential Scholarships

Students who demonstrate high academic achievement in high school and who meet the minimum standard for admission in all categories may qualify for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years or eight semesters. To be eligible, a student must meet two of three criteria.


Award amount GPA ACT/SAT Class Rank GPA to Renew
Level I 15% tuition 3.50 27/1200 top 10% 3.10
Level II 20% tuition 3.70 29/1280 top 5% 3.20
Level III* 30% tuition 3.90 30/1320 top 2% 3.30

Homeschooled students become eligible for this scholarship by achieving a qualifying score on the ACT or the SAT. Class rank and high school GPA are not considered.

*New, incoming freshmen who are recipients of the Level III Presidential Scholarship will be invited to campus in early spring to compete for the Hughes and Morrison Scholarships.

Kentucky Governor's Scholarships

Scholarships equal to 35% of tuition will be awarded to students who graduated from Kentucky high schools and who attended either the Governor's Scholars program or the Governor's School for the Arts program. Recipients of the Governor's Scholarship are not eligible for additional Asbury University merit or minority scholarships. This Scholarship will not, however, affect additional need-based Asbury aid or aid received from the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program or other external sources. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.30 at Asbury University. Recipients of the Kentucky Governor's Scholarship will be invited to campus in early spring to compete for the Hughes and Morrison Scholarships.

Rogers Scholars Award

Scholarships equal to 20% of tuition will be awarded to students who successfully completed the Rogers Scholars program, have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better, and an ACT of 24 or above. This award is renewable for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.10 at Asbury University. Students who demonstrate eligibility for a higher percentage scholarship based on GPA and/or ACT score will be awarded the higher of the two scholarships.

John Wesley Hughes Scholarships

Two full-tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to new students (one male and one female) who qualify as Level III President’s Scholars or National Merit/Francis Asbury Scholars. Competition is by invitation only and occurs on campus in early spring prior to intended enrollment. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.60 at Asbury University.

Henry Clay Morrison Scholarships

Sixteen half-tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to new students who qualify as Level III President’s Scholars. Competition is by invitation only and occurs on campus in early spring prior to intended enrollment. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at Asbury University.

National Merit/Francis Asbury Scholarships

Scholarships equal to 70% of tuition will be awarded to National Merit finalists entering their freshman year during the fall semester, who graduated from high school the previous spring. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at Asbury University.

Recipients of National Merit/Francis Asbury scholarships will be invited to campus in early spring to compete for the Hughes scholarship. Contact your admissions counselor for more detailed information.

Multicultural Scholarships: Harry Hosier Scholarships (African-American students) and Jose Velazquez Scholarships (Hispanic-American students)

The purpose of these scholarships is to provide and maintain an awareness of the value the University places on ethnic diversity and its attention to multicultural concerns on campus.

Two Hosier and two Velazquez scholarships equal to 70% of tuition are awarded to incoming students. The requirements for consideration are U.S. citizenship and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Evaluation will also include academic records, test scores, rank in class, extracurricular activities (particularly as they relate to American ethnic minority concerns), leadership ability, letters of recommendation and an essay. This is a competitive scholarship for accepted students who have submitted the application and references by the deadline listed in the “expectations” link below. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.25 at Asbury University and upholds the program's expectations.

Contact your admissions counselor or read the Asbury University Bulletin for more detailed information.

Before applying, please read all expectations here.

To apply for this scholarship online, click here.

Multicultural Scholarship: Emerging Leader-Scholar Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to identify and develop U.S. ethnic students who are interested in becoming leaders on campus, as well as create a more diverse and rich learning environment in the traditional undergraduate liberal and applied arts programs at Asbury University.

Ten $5,000 Emerging Leader-Scholar Program scholarships will be awarded to incoming students. The requirements for consideration are U.S. citizenship, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a 22 ACT or 1020 SAT composite or higher. Evaluation will also include academic records, test scores, rank in class, extracurricular activities (particularly as they relate to American ethnic minority concerns), leadership ability, letters of recommendation and an essay. This is a competitive scholarship for accepted students who have submitted the application and references by the deadline listed in the “expectations” link below. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.25 at Asbury University and upholds the program's expectations.

Contact your admissions counselor or read the Asbury University Bulletin for more detailed information.

Before applying, please read all expectations here.

To apply for this scholarship online, click here.

Music Performance Scholarships

This scholarship will be awarded by the Music Department to students who exhibit outstanding musical performance ability. Students must meet Asbury University admission requirements to be considered. The Music Department makes the final selections based on auditions. To maintain this scholarship, students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation.

For more information, including a printable scholarship application and audition guidelines, please click here.

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletic Department awards scholarships in varying amounts to outstanding athletes who demonstrate a potential to significantly contribute to the athletic program of the University. To qualify, students must meet regular admission standards and NAIA requirements. Athletic scholarships are recommended by the coaches and the Athletic Director of Asbury University. To maintain this scholarship, a student must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation, pass a minimum of 24 credits per year and continue to have the recommendations of a coach and the Athletic Director.

For more detailed information, please contact the Athletic Department .

Theatre Scholarships

The Theatre Department awards scholarships in varying amounts to outstanding performers who demonstrate a potential to significantly contribute to the theatre program of the University. To qualify for any theatre scholarship, students must meet regular admissions standards. Theatre scholarships are recommended by Theatre Department faculty of Asbury University. In order to maintain this scholarship, students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation, pass a minimum of 24 credits per year and continue to have the recommendations of the Theatre Department.

International Student Scholarship

Each year the Scholarship Committee will select new international applicants to receive partial scholarships. Selection is based on academic standing, an essay written by the student and other information available to the committee. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide qualified international students the opportunity of an education at Asbury University and to maintain awareness of international concerns through the presence of students from other countries on campus.

The deadline for application submission is January 1 of the year in which the student intends to enroll. This scholarship may be renewed for up to four years or eight semesters (excluding summer) provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. This scholarship is only available to persons who are not citizens of the USA or Canada. Please contact the Admissions Office for more detailed information.

Business Scholars Program Scholarship

This scholarship for new students is designed to support Christian men and women interested in advancing the cause of Christ in the fields of Business Management and Accounting. A $10,000 Business Scholars Program Scholarship will be awarded to 2-3 students per year and can be renewed annually.  This scholarship is competitive and non-need based. Students must be accepted by the University, declare a Business Management or Accounting major, and have achieved a minimum test score of 24 ACT/1110 SAT, and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Candidates with higher academic qualifications and evidence of involvement in business or leadership-related areas will be given priority. For consideration, please complete the scholarship application.

Asbury University Alumni Scholarship Award

Two awards consisting of 5% of tuition will be given annually to entering freshmen who are direct descendants of an Asbury University alumnus. This is a one-time award and is, therefore, not renewable. A letter of application must be submitted to the Asbury University Alumni Relations Office no later than
April 15. For consideration, click here.

JPL Indian Springs Scholarship


One scholarship of $2,500-3,500 per year ($10-14,000 total over four years) is available for a new, incoming student in the traditional, residential undergraduate program who is actively involved in the Indian Springs Camp Meeting. Students from Indian Springs must complete this form regarding his/her participation in the annual event and must be accepted by February 1st. The scholarship will be awarded March 1st. The student/s must be accepted in good standing to be considered for this award. This scholarship is added on top of all other financial aid. The FAFSA must be filed by March 1st.

The Salvation Army Scholarship


Two scholarships of $2,500 per year ($10,000 total over four years) are available for new, incoming students in the  traditional, residential undergraduate program who are actively involved in The Salvation Army. Students from The Salvation Army must submit a letter of recommendation from the Corps Officer regarding his/her participation in the Army. The scholarship will be awarded March 1st. The student/s must be accepted in good standing to be considered for this award. This scholarship is added on top of all other financial aid.

Targeted Out of State Scholarship

A Targeted Out of State Scholarship of $2000/year has been established for traditional undergraduate students who reside within the United States, but outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid. Eligible students will have an expected family contribution (EFC) in excess of $5,082 as determined by the FAFSA.  This scholarship does not apply to those students who are transfers or have academic scholarships.

Christian Ministry Scholarship

A Christian Ministry Scholarship of $1000/year has been established for traditional undergraduate students who have at least one parent working in paid, full-time Christian Ministry.This scholarship is added on top of all other financial aid.

Alumni Recognition Scholarship

A $1500/year scholarship is added on top of all other financial aid for new students whose parent is an alumnus of Asbury University.

Church Match Grant

Asbury University will match donations from the scholarship fund of churches and para–church organizations designated for students up to $1000/year.  This grant is on top of all other financial aid.

Multiple Family Waiver

Students who have a sibling enrolled at Asbury University as a traditional undergraduate receive a 4% waiver of tuition.  Students with two siblings enrolled at Asbury receive a 5% waiver of tuition.  This waiver is on top of all other financial aid.