Scholarships

Types of Scholarships: Academic | Activity | Other | Outside

Bethany offers a number of merit-based scholarships to full-time students which may be awarded in addition to any outside scholarships you may have obtained. When you apply for admission to Bethany Lutheran College, you automatically apply for all five academic scholarships; however, non-academic scholarships (listed below) are not automatically applied for.

Academic Scholarships - 2018-2019

The following scholarship values available to full-time freshman students begining fall 2018 assume the student maintains scholarship requirements over four years: Meyer Scholarship, valued at over $100,000; Ylvisaker Scholarship, $64,000; Presidential Scholarship, $56,000; Luther Scholarship, $52,000; Bethany Grant, $46,000; and Opportunity Grant, $40,000.

If you are awarded a scholarship at the Presidential level, we will send you information on how to complete the additional requirements of the Ylvisaker and Meyer scholarships. Application deadline for these scholarships is March 1 for fall enrollment. The required on-campus interview for these scholarships is March 24, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Meyer Scholarship
Limitation
One recipient per year
Qualification
  • ACT of 26 or better
  • GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Essay
  • On-campus interview

Application Procedure
Applications must be received by March 1 for fall enrollment; on-campus interview is required
Renewal Requirement
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Annual Value
Tuition

Total value: Over $100,000

Ylvisaker Scholarship
Limitation
Four recipients per year
Qualification
  • ACT of 26 or better
  • GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Essay
  • On-campus interview

Application Procedure
Applications must be received by March 1 for fall enrollment; on-campus interview is required
Renewal Requirement
Maintain satisfactory academic progress 
Annual Value
$16,000

Total value: $64,000
Presidential Scholarship
Qualification
  • ACT of 26 or better
  • GPA of 3.6 or better

Application Procedure
Scholarship is automatically awarded at the point of admission based on the information provided in the application for admission 
Renewal Requirement
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Annual Value
$14,000

Total value:  $56,000
Luther Scholarship
Qualification
  • ACT of 23 or better
  • GPA of 3.2 or better

Application Procedure
Scholarship is automatically awarded at the point of admission based on the information provided in the application for admission  
Renewal Requirement
Maintain satisfactory academic progress 
Annual Value
$13,000

Total value: $52,000
Bethany Grant
Qualification
  • ACT of 20 or better
  • GPA of 2.8 or better

Application Procedure
Scholarship is automatically awarded at the point of admission based on the information provided in the application for admission 
Renewal Requirement
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Annual Value
$11,500

Total value: $46,000
Opportunity Grant
Qualification
Based on formula composite of ACT/SAT and GPA
Application Procedure 
Scholarship is automatically awarded at the point of admission based on the information provided in the application for admission 
Renewal Requirement 
Maintain satisfactory academic progress 
Annual Value
$10,000
Total value: $40,000

Activity Scholarships

Bethany also offers activity scholarships to full-time students. You may apply for more than one activity scholarship, but you are eligible to receive only one, in addition to an academic scholarship. Applications for these scholarships are available for download below. The application deadline for activity scholarships is January 31.

Other Scholarships

  • The Bethany Alumni Scholarship – Available to all new students beginning fall 2015. Student is eligible if a parent or grandparent attended Bethany Lutheran College. The $1,250 Alumni Scholarship is renewable each year with a four year value of $5,000.   
  • Christian High School Waiver - Available to incoming freshmen who graduate from a Christian high school and enroll directly to Bethany Lutheran College. The $2,000 Christian High School Waiver is renewable each year with a four-year value of $8,000.

The following departmental scholarship is also available:

  • Center for Intercultural Development and Resources Leadership and Service Scholarship (Application )

Outside Scholarships

An outside scholarship usually does not need to be repaid if you complete all the necessary requirements.  Contact your high school guidance counselor, hometown bank or credit union, church, local American Legion or V.F.W. and your or your parents' place of employment to see if they offer scholarships.

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