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Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships don’t have to be paid back and are a great way to help pay for college. They are usually awarded based on a number of different factors, including financial need and academic merit.

In addition to the ones listed below, you’ll want to research other sources of grants and scholarships.

How to Get Aid


The U.S. Department of Education offers a vast amount of money to BJU students pursuing undergraduate degrees. You apply for federal aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You’ll want to apply for federal aid as soon as possible. The FAFSA opens on Oct. 1 every year, so you can begin it the year before you plan to enter college. Learn more about the FAFSA.

If you’re applying for federal aid, you should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) for Federal Student Financial Aid: Undergraduates | Graduates.

Pell Grant

up to$5,815

based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)


Exceptional financial need
Must also be eligible for Pell Grant

Amounts shown are based on full time enrollment (12 credits).

South Carolina

The following grants are available for qualifying South Carolina residents. Applicants must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility each year for all South Carolina grants and scholarships. LIFE and HOPE scholarship applicants must also submit a Certification Form with their affidavit.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program

up to$6,700

for freshman; based on academic merit

up to$7,500

for sophomores and above; based on academic merit

up to$10,000

for math and science students (sophomore and above); based on academic merit

South Carolina HOPE Scholarship


for freshmen; based on academic merit

South Carolina LIFE Scholarship

up to$5,000

based on academic merit

up to$7,500

for math and science students (sophomore and above); based on academic merit

South Carolina Tuition Grant

up to$3,100

based primarily on financial need (requires a FAFSA)

Eligibility is based on full time enrollment of at least 12 credits. For continuing eligibility there are specific yearly credit requirements.

The above amounts are for 2015-16 and will be updated when new amounts are released.


All new students are automatically considered upon completion of the BJU application process.

There are maximum caps for BJU aid based on various factors. Contact Financial Aid for details.

Academic Excellence Scholarship


ACT: 27+
GPA: 3.7+


ACT: 24+
GPA: 3.3+


ACT: 21+
GPA: 3.0+

Legacy Scholarship


per alumni parent

Ministry Scholarship


Residence hall student with parent in full-time ministry

President, Founder &
Financial Assistance Scholarships

Amounts vary based on financial need (requires a FAFSA)

Awarded fall and spring terms only. All awards require enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits per semester of attendance. Available for up to 8 semesters. Some institutional awards are funded by BJU Scholarship Fund. Eligibility for BJUSF funding is automatically reviewed with submission of a FAFSA.

If you have any questions, email the Financial Aid Office.