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Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are awarded based on a number of factors including financial need and academic merit. Neither requires repayment.

*Eligibility and amounts are subject to change. If you have any questions, email the Financial Aid Office.

Federal

The U.S. Department of Education offers a vast amount of money to BJU students pursuing undergraduate degrees.

To apply for federal aid, complete a FAFSA. If you’re applying for federal aid, you should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Federal Student Financial Aid.

SourceEligibilityAmount per year
Pell Grant Financial need (as determined by FAFSA) $602 to $5,730
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Exceptional financial need
  • Must also be eligible for Pell Grant
$500

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.

Source Eligibility Amount per year
Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program Academic merit $6,700 for freshmen
$7,500 for sophomores and above
$10,000 for math and science students (sophomore and above)
South Carolina HOPE Scholarship Academic merit; Freshmen only $2,800
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship Academic merit up to $5,000
$7,500 available for math and science students (sophomore and above)
South Carolina Tuition Grant Based primarily on financial need (requires the FAFSA) up to $2,900 per year

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines can creep up rather unexpectedly causing you to waste countless hours and miss out on the best opportunities. Write the different deadlines in your calendar. Consider beating each deadline by at least a week in order to avoid complications such as having your application get lost in the mail.

Institution

Automatic Consideration with Completed FAFSA – For new students

SourceEligibilityAmount per Year
BJU Founder’s Grant
  • Residence hall student
  • EFC below 7,400
up to $2,500
(up to $10,000 over 8 semesters)
BJU Legacy Scholarship
  • BJU alumni parent(s)
  • Enrolled full-time
up to $1,000
(up to $4,000 over 8 semesters)
Academic Excellence and Leadership Award
  • ACT 25+
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Renewal: maintain minimum 3.2 GPA
up to $2,000
(up to $8,000 over 8 semesters)

Scholarship Applications – For new students

SourceEligibilityAmount per Year
Ministry Jubilee Scholarship
  • Completed application
  • Residence hall student
  • At least one parent in full-time vocational Christian ministry
up to $2,600
(up to $10,400 over 8 semesters)
President’s Ministry Scholarship
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Full-time vocational ministry and School of Religion program
  • Residence hall student
up to $7,000
(up to $28,000 over 8 semesters)
“Class of” Scholarship up to $5,100
(up to $20,400 over 8 semesters)
Arts and Science Scholarship up to $5,100
(up to $20,400 over 8 semesters)
Business Scholarship up to $5,100
(up to $20,400 over 8 semesters)
Education Scholarship up to $5,100
(up to $20,400 over 8 semesters)
Fine Arts and Communication Scholarship up to $5,100
(up to $20,400 over 8 semesters)

Programs

All students in these programs are automatically considered for the following scholarships. No scholarship application is necessary.

Business

Fine Arts

Nursing

Religion

History, Humanities

Other

Source Eligibility Amount
Alumni Children Tuition Assistance Grants
  • Children of Alumni Association members
  • Junior or senior standing
10 to 12 grants at $400 to $800
Ann Pulcher Memorial Fund Work student with financial need 1 scholarship at $800 to $1,000
Helen McLario Memorial Fund Work student with financial need 1 to 5 scholarships at $500 to $2,500
Helping Hands Ministry Financial need varies
Roland and Anna Reed Scholarship Fund Work student with financial need 1 to 4 scholarships at $700 to $1,000
Byrd W. Bohannan Memorial Scholarship Work student with financial need, priority given to student from Ontario, Canada 1 scholarship at $900

Other

The following 501(c)(3) charitable organizations provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. U.S. residents must complete a FAFSA to qualify; international students should contact the organizations directly.

Source Eligibility* Amount
Demonstrative Need Scholarship Fund Merit and financial need $500 to $3,000

*Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by a private board.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines can creep up rather unexpectedly causing you to waste countless hours and miss out on the best opportunities. Write the different deadlines in your calendar. Consider beating each deadline by at least a week in order to avoid complications such as having your application get lost in the mail.