Bethel Scholarships

Bethel scholarships celebrate what you’ve accomplished and help ease the cost of tuition.

You’re automatically considered for most of these scholarships when you apply for aid through Bethel. There are a few that require separate applications.

Bethel National Merit Scholarship

Amount: $30,000 per year

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: National Merit finalists who list Bethel as their first-choice school and are not awarded another form of the National Merit Scholarship. At least 3 students are awarded each year. Students must have taken PSAT during their junior year in high school. National Merit recipients are not eligible for any other type of Bethel gift aid, including the Trustee Scholarship.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Separate application process. Apply through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Departmental Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Renewal: One-year scholarship. Students must apply each year.

Eligibility: Available to current students who will return the next year, upon the recommendation of Bethel professors and staff. Faculty members select students in their academic major. Both need-based and merit scholarships are available.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

Deadline: February 10

How to apply: Separate application process available only between November 26 and February 10. Students can access the online application through Blink [Student Services tab > Financial Aid channel].

Partnership Scholarship

Amount: Up to $2,000 per year (maximum $1,000 per semester)

Renewal: Renewable for each year the church participates

Eligibility: Dollar-for-dollar match of a church scholarship. Not need-based. Student is not eligible if receiving Bethel's tuition benefit or tuition waiver.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Separate application process. Learn more about how to receive a Partnership Scholarship.

Deadline: August 1

Performance Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility:Available to students participating in music, theatre, art, or forensics. Not need-based. There is also a chemistry scholarship that is need-based.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Separate application process. Check deadlines and learn more about applying for performance scholarships.

Royal Merit Scholarship

Offered to new and transfer students beginning at Bethel in the Fall of 2015

Amount: $3,500 - $17,000 per year

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded at the point of admission based on information provided in the application for admission. Scholarship notification is done through the acceptance letter.

Primary awarding criteria:

  • High School grade point average (un-weighted on 4.0 point scale)
  • ACT composite or SAT (math and verbal scores)

Secondary Criteria:

  • Pastoral or missionary service (parents of dependent students)
  • Either parent or sibling attended Bethel or is a current student

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Automatically awarded through Bethel Admissions process

Academic and Achievement Scholarships - Available to new and transfer students through Spring, 2015

Amount:

  • Trustee Scholarship: $15,000 per year ($60,000 four-year total)
  • President Scholarship: $12,000 per year ($48,000 four-year total)
  • Provost Scholarship: $10,000 per year ($40,000 four-year total)
  • Dean's Scholarship: $7,500 per year ($30,000 four-year total)
  • Faculty Scholarship: $5,000 per year ($20,000 four-year total)
  • Director Scholarship: $4,000 per year ($16,000 four-year total)

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: Students have the potential to earn one of the above scholarships based on academic merit or potential as signified by unweighted high school GPA and ACT composite (or SAT math and verbal scores) provided on admissions materials. Students can submit additional test scores up until the end of February. Not need-based.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Automatically considered in the Bethel admissions process and must submit a Bethel Financial Aid Application annually

Ministerial Scholarship - Available to new and transfer students through Spring, 2015

Amount: $1,000-$1,200 per year. Those serving Converge Worldwide qualify for $1,200. Other denominations qualify for $1,000.

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: Dependent children of full-time ordained ministers or missionaries. Not need-based.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Bethel Financial Aid Application

Royal Legacy Scholarship - Available to new and transfer students through Spring, 2015

Amount: Up to $2,000 per year

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: Students with family members who previously attended Bethel. Not need-based.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Automatically considered in the Bethel admissions process and must submit a Bethel Financial Aid Application annually

Travel Scholarship - Available to new and transfer student through Spring, 2015

Amount: Up to $1,200 per year

Renewal: Renewable each year

Eligibility: Dependent students from U.S. or Canada (excluding Minnesota and western Wisconsin). Amount varies based on location. Not need-based.

Academic requirements: Must be a full-time student in good standing and be working toward first bachelor’s degree

How to apply: Bethel Financial Aid Application

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