Scholarships – Asbury University
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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.

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 for incoming freshman students

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!

GPA Scholarship
4.0+ $16,000
3.75 $14,500
3.5 $13,000
3.25 $11,500
3.0 $10,000

AP, IB, and Honors classes are weighted in our recalculation.

See scholarship information for transfer students with 30+ credits.

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, 2022, 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.

Academic Scholarships

▾ SEARCH Scholarship Competition

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. No other Asbury gift aid is stackable with this scholarship.

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. No other Asbury gift aid is stackable with this scholarship.

▾ National Merit/Francis Asbury Scholarships

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.

▾ Kentucky Governor’s Scholarships

Alumni of Kentucky Governor's Programs automatically qualify for Asbury's top guaranteed academic merit scholarship amount of $16,000 (regardless of GPA) and are invited to participate in SEARCH Scholarship Competition (see above). This award is given to students who graduated from a Kentucky high school and who completed the Governor’s Scholars Program, the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, or the Governor’s School for the Arts.

No application required.

▾ Rogers Scholars Award

Rogers Scholars alumni automatically qualify for Asbury's top guaranteed academic merit scholarship amount of $16,000 (regardless of GPA) and are invited to participate in SEARCH Scholarship Competition (see above). This award is given to students who successfully completed the Rogers Scholars program after their sophomore year in high school.

No application required.

Multicultural and International Scholarships

▾ Multicultural and Minority Scholarships

Jose Velazquez Scholarships, awarded to Hispanic-American Students — up to $2,500
Multicultural Scholarship, awarded to other U.S. ethnic students — up to $2,500

No application required.

The purpose of these scholarships is to provide 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 Satisfactory Academic Progress at Asbury University.

▾ 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.

Institutional Grants and Application Scholarships

▾ Asbury's Kentucky Pell Promise Tuition Guarantee

Asbury is committed to making Christian higher education possible for Kentucky students who desire a private, Christian college degree, regardless of their economic situation. Visit this page for full details.

▾ Out of State Scholarship

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, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

No application required.

▾ 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. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

Asbury University Alumni Scholarship Application

▾ Alumni Recognition Scholarship

A $1500/year scholarship is awarded to new students whose parent is an alumnus of Asbury University. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

▾ JPL Indian Springs Scholarship

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. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships. If you have questions about Asbury’s process to apply for admission, please contact the Admissions Office at (859) 858-5000.

▾ The Salvation Army Scholarship

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 awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison 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 awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

▾ 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 awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

▾ 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 awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

▾ Summit Scholarship

The Asbury University Summit Ministries Scholarship is available for new, incoming, traditional undergraduate students who successfully completed a Summit Student Conference or Asbury University Summit Camp before their senior year of high school.

To qualify for this award, students must be accepted to Asbury University and must submit the scholarship form and documentation of attendance before the deadline on February 21 of the year they plan to enroll. The scholarship is worth $2,500 each year and is renewable for four years as long as the student remains in good standing at Asbury. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

▾ Youth Becoming Leaders Scholarship

A scholarship worth $1,000 per year is available for new, incoming, traditional undergraduate students who successfully complete the Youth Becoming Leaders Program prior to the start of their senior high school year, and accompanying service requirements prior to the start of their first year at Asbury. This scholarship is renewable for four years as long as the student remains in good standing at Asbury. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

No application required.

Major-Specific/Endowed Scholarships

▾ Music Performance Scholarships

Audition Required

Music Performance Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Music Department to students who exhibit outstanding musical performance ability. A major or minor in music is preferred but not required in order to audition. 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 and fulfill performance requirements. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

Find out more about the Music Auditions & Scholarships.

▾ Worship Arts Performance Scholarships

Audition Required

Worship Arts Performance Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Worship Arts Program. A major or minor in Worship Arts is preferred but not required in order to audition. Students must meet Asbury University admission requirements to be considered. The Worship Arts Program makes the final selections based on auditions. To maintain this scholarship, students must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation and fulfill performance requirements. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships.

Request a Worship Arts Performance Scholarship audition.

▾ Dayton School of Business Endowed Scholarship

Application Required

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. A $10,000  Business Scholars Program Scholarship will be awarded to 1-2 student(s) 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 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. This scholarship is awarded on top of all other financial aid, with the exception of the J. W. Hughes and the H. C. Morrison Scholarships. For consideration, please complete the scholarship application using your AU application login credentials.

▾ Windgate Art & Design Scholarships

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, Pre-Art 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 need-based, 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, 2022.