Partnership Scholarship

Bethel developed the Partnership Scholarship program to match church scholarships dollar for dollar. Over the years, we’ve given more than $2 million in matching scholarships.


Up to $2,000 per year (up to $1,000 per semester).

Student Eligibility

Students who are working toward their first degree, enrolled full time, and in good standing in the College of Arts & Sciences. This excludes post-baccalaureate students, students receiving tuition benefits, and students whose tuition is paid by an employer, ROTC, PSEO, or other full-tuition remission programs.

Church Eligibility

Eligible churches must have a scholarship program that is established and approved by its governing board or congregation. See specific requirements for church eligibility.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for aid through Bethel.
  2. Your church must send a completed Partnership Agreement Form (pdf) and a check for the annual scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid by August 1.

Bethel will not match church scholarships that are paid directly to students, submitted without a signed agreement, or postmarked after August 1.

Impact on Other Grants and Scholarships

Partnership Scholarships are normally awarded in addition to any other grants and scholarships. In some cases, the scholarship may reduce your eligibility for loan or work-study programs. In very rare cases, this scholarship will reduce other gift aid. In these cases, Bethel will notify the church and student before making any reductions.

For Churches

Want to set up a new scholarship fund at your church? See specific requirements for church scholarship eligibility.