Arizona Christian University

Scholarships

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2014-2015 Financial Aid Levels

All Arizona Christian University Scholarships require students to be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (unless otherwise noted).

Scholarships listed on this website are available to students who will begin classes at ACU in fall 2014. Students who started at ACU prior to fall 2014 are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at financialaid@arizonachristian.edu for any questions or concerns regarding scholarships.
Merit Scholarships for First-time Freshman

President’s Scholarship (Full Tuition) checkboxClick here to download the application.
Requirements: Minimum 3.85 GPA (non-weighted) AND ACT 30 composite score or SAT 1340 combined math/verbal score. Available to first-time freshman students ONLY.
Limited number awarded. Application and interview required. Contact your Admission Advisor for application deadlines and additional scholarship information.

Pierson Academic Excellence Award ($48,000 over four years)
Merit scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at http://arizonachristian.edu/affordable.

Provost’s Scholar Award ($40,000 over four years)
Merit scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at http://arizonachristian.edu/affordable

Dean’s Honor Award ($32,000 over four years)
Merit scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at http://arizonachristian.edu/affordable

Phoenix Award ($20,000 over four years)
Merit scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at http://arizonachristian.edu/affordable

Honors Scholarships (Varies) checkboxClick here to download the application.
All Pierson and Provost Award recipients will be eligible to participate in the ACU Honors Weekend in early 2014 where they will interview to receive additional aid. To participate in the ACU Honors Weekend, students must have submitted an application and all supporting documentation and be accepted to ACU prior to the event.

Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer Scholar Award ($7,000 per year)
Requirements: Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
Renewal: 3.5 cumulative GPA

Transfer Achievement Award ($5,000 per year)
Requirements: 3.0-3.49 Cumulative GPA.
Renewal: 3.0 cumulative GPA

Transfer Merit Award ($2,500 per year)
Requirements: 2.5-2.99 Cumulative GPA
Renewal: 2.0 GPA

Faith & Service Scholarships

Heart & Seoul Gospel Ministries Scholarship ($3,000)
Minimum 3.0 GPA. Desire to work in Korean or third world missions. Separate application and interview required. Must reapply each year. Application deadline: March 1, 2013.

Church Matching (Varies)
Must receive financial sponsorship from a church. ACU will match up to $500 of support per semester. Church Matching Application required. Sponsorship check should be payable to Arizona Christian University and attached to application. If sponsoring for both Fall and Spring semesters, checks should be written separately for each semester (submitted in August and January).

Other Scholarships

Firestorm Award (Varies)
ACU strives to meet a portion of students' financial need through the Firestorm Fund. To determine your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at http://arizonachristian.edu/affordable.

ACU Grant (Varies)
Additional scholarships are available to students based on demonstrated financial need. A separate application is required for these scholarships. Application available late Spring.

ACU Grants are made possible by donations from friends of ACU including, but not limited to: Davidson, Dowell, C. Lewis Montgomery, Rock, Taylor, Pierson, Barbara Judd Memorial, Ruth V. Beighley, Bryan Hopper, Southwest Conservative Baptist Women, Pastor Don Engram Honorary, Pickering and West Sedona.

Athletic Scholarships (Varies)
These tryout-based annual scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional athletic talent. Scholarships are determined by the Athletic Department. Contact the Athletic Department for complete details.

Music Scholarships (Varies)
These audition-based annual scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional music talent. Vocal and instrumental scholarships are available and awarded on an audition-basis only. Contact the Music Department for complete details.

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