Asbury University is committed to offering the support and resources students need in order to be successful. That begins with scholarships and financial aid. We know that paying for college may seem like a daunting task for you and your family, but we’ve taken steps toward making Asbury University an affordable reality for you.
Please note that for the 2021-2022 academic year, in response to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be using test scores (ACT, SAT, CLT) in admissions and financial aid awarding decisions.
Take a look below at the kind of scholarships and aid that are available to you and what you can expect from Asbury.
Guaranteed Scholarship Based on GPA
Because every high school calculates GPAs differently, when you apply to Asbury University, your transcript and GPA will go through a recalculation process in which we translate your school’s GPA to an Asbury 4-point scale. This way, we ensure that every new student gets the best possible aid.
You are then guaranteed a yearly scholarship based on your recalculated GPA — that’s before you even apply for financial aid, grants or any additional scholarships!
|4.0+||$16,000 and Invited to the SEARCH Scholarship Competition (See below)|
|Below 3.00||Launch Scholarship — $5000|
AP, IB, and Honors classes are weighted in our recalculation.
Next, you are likely eligible for additional scholarships and aid.
Below you will find an overview of scholarships offered at Asbury University. For full details regarding these awards, please refer to the Asbury University Bulletin.
All scholarships that require a separate application have a deadline of February 21, 2021, and will be awarded by early March.
Asbury University Honors Program
The Asbury University Honors Program invites students to join a community of scholars engaged in a themed enrichment experience which gives particular focus to the concept of human dignity and the ethical implications that follow. This intellectual and moral exploration is anchored within the rich perspective of historic, orthodox Christianity. Academic scholarships and financial support for a research project experience as well as a travel stipend are available.
Students who qualify for the guaranteed starting scholarship of $16,000 are invited to participate in the annual SEARCH Scholarship Competition, where they will compete for one of four (4) John Wesley Hughes scholarships, equal to 100% of tuition, or one of twenty (20) Henry Clay Morrison scholarships, equal to 75% of tuition.
John Wesley Hughes Scholarships
Four full-tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to new students who qualify for and compete in the SEARCH Scholarship Competition, which 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. This award is not stackable.
Henry Clay Morrison Scholarships
Twenty 75% tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to new students who qualify for and compete in the SEARCH Scholarship Competition, which 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. This award is not stackable.
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars automatically qualify for the top guaranteed scholarship of $16,000 (regardless of GPA) and are invited to the SEARCH Scholarship Competition (see above) to compete for additional scholarship. This award is given to students who graduated from Kentucky high schools and who attended either the Governor’s Scholars program, the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, 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 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.
Scholarships equal to 75% of tuition will be awarded to National Merit semifinalists 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 the SEARCH Scholarship Competition (see above) to compete for one of four (4) John Wesley Hughes scholarships, but are not eligible to compete for the 75% tuition Henry Clay Morrison Scholarship. Contact your admissions counselor for more detailed information.
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.
No application required.
Multicultural and International Scholarships
Harry Hosier Scholarships, awarded to African-American Students — $1,000-$7,000
Jose Velazquez Scholarships, awarded to Hispanic-American Students — $1,000-$7,000
Emerging Leader-Scholar Program, awarded to U.S. ethnic students — $1,000-$7,000
No application required.
Each year the Scholarship Committee will select new multicultural and minority applicants to receive scholarships ranging from $1,000-$7,000. Selection is based on the student’s application for admission, academic standing, and other academic or financial information available to the committee. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide qualified multicultural and minority students the opportunity of an education at Asbury University, and to provide and maintain an awareness of the value the University places on ethnic diversity and its attention to multicultural concerns on campus.
These scholarships may be renewed for up to four years or eight semesters (excluding summer) provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.25 at Asbury University. For additional scholarship and program details and expectations, please contact the Admissions Office.
Each year the Scholarship Committee will select new international applicants to receive partial scholarships ranging from $1,000-$7,000. 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.
Institutional Grants and Application Scholarships
Service Scholarship — $1,000-$7,000
Leadership Scholarship — $1,000-$7,000
Impact the World Scholarship — $1,000-$7,000
Application required. Application is open to students who have already applied for admission (you will need your application login credentials). Click here to apply.
The Service, Leadership and Impact the World scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee. In order to apply for these scholarships, students must have submitted an application for admission. The submission of a corresponding essay is required in order to be considered for the Service, Leadership and Impact the World scholarships. Selection is based on academic standing, other information available to the committee and the required essay(s) written by the student in response to their chosen prompt.
Application is not limited to just one of the scholarships — students can apply to and be considered for as many of these 3 scholarships as desired by submitting the required essay for each scholarship. Winners will be determined on a rolling basis and depend on availability of funds.
A $2,000 a year scholarship for any student who does not reside in Kentucky. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid.
No application required.
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.
The JPL Indian Springs Scholarship of $2,500-3,500 per year is available to one new, incoming student in the traditional, residential undergraduate program who is actively involved in the Indian Springs Camp Meeting. To apply for the scholarship, you must first apply for admission to the University and be admitted, and then fill out the scholarship application. If you have questions about Asbury’s process to apply for admission, please contact the Admissions Office at (859) 858-5000.
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 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.
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.
A $1500/year scholarship is added on top of all other financial aid for new students whose parent is an alumnus of Asbury University.
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.
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.
This scholarship will be awarded by the Music Department to students who declare a Music major or minor and 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.
Find out more about the Music Performance Scholarships.
This scholarship for new students is designed to support Christian men and women interested in advancing the cause of Christ in the fields of Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, and Sports Management. Four (4) $2,500 Business Scholars Program Scholarships will be awarded to four 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 major in the Dayton School of Business, 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 using your AU application login credentials.
Asbury University is excited to announce the Walt & Rowena Shaw Science & Mathematics Scholarship, a new scholarship designed to support students planning to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Applicants should intend on majoring in a STEM field such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, or computational science in our traditional undergraduate program. Three individual scholarships of $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000 total) will be awarded. These scholarships are made possible by a generous gift from Dr. & Mrs. Walt Shaw.
This scholarship is competitive and non-need based. Students must be accepted by the University, declare a major in biology, chemistry, computational mathematics, or computational science, and carry a 4.0 weighted GPA or higher. Candidates with higher academic qualifications and evidence of involvement in mathematics and/or science-related areas will be given priority.
Asbury University Art & Design Department is proud to announce a scholarship designed to support talented Art students to achieve their highest potential in Studio Art (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), Graphic Design, Art History, PreArt Therapy and Art Education.
Windgate Scholars will be selected from among applicants to receive at least $4,000 to cover tuition. Scholarships are for new students – both freshmen and transfers – and are annually renewable. They are merit-based rather than needbased, and can be added (“stacked”) on top of other financial aid packages, up to 100% tuition.
Candidates must declare a Major in Art, Art P–12, or Pre-Art Therapy, and carry a minimum test score of 24 ACT/1110 SAT and a 3.0 GPA or higher. Candidates with higher academic qualifications and evidence of promise in art or related areas will be given priority.
Windgate Art Scholars will be expected to:
- Participate in the Art & Design Department and serve in various leadership roles during their four years, as directed by department faculty
- Maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA
- Maintain an Art, Art P–12 or Pre-Art Therapy major
- Maintain good standing at Asbury University
Complete the Windgate Art & Design Scholarship application by March 5, 2021.