Scholarships

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Freshmen Academic Scholarship

Amount for 2014 - 2015 School Year
  • Trustee's - $12,000
  • President's - $10,000
  • Provost's - $8,500
  • Dean's - $7,000
  • Eagle's - $5,000
Eligibility
Eligibility requirements based on the student's unweighted final high school GPA and scores received on the SAT or ACT. Transfer students see below.
Application
No separate application required. See note below.
Deadline
Updated GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank are due by May 1.
Renewal
Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained.
Funding
Biola University

Transfer Academic Scholarship

College GPA Award Amount
3.75 + $8,000
3.35 - 3.749 $6,000
3.0 - 3.349 $4,000
Amount for 2014 - 2015 School Year
$4,000 - $8,000 per year.
Eligibility
The student is eligible if he/she is transferring 15 or more credit units, based on a college transcript. If the student is transferring 14 credit units or less, he/she is only eligible for the traditional academic scholarship based on the student's high school transcript.
Application
No separate application required. See note below.
Deadline
Updated college transcripts are due at the end of the student's spring semester. Transfer students entering Biola for the Fall semester must ensure that their most up-to-date transcripts are in the possession of the Biola Admissions Office no later than July 1st. Transfer students entering Biola for the Spring semester must ensure that their most up-to-date transcripts are in the possession of the Biola Admissions Office no later than January 15th.
Renewal
Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained.
Funding
Biola University

Alumni Dependent Scholarship

Amount
$1,000 per year.
Eligibility
The student is eligible if he/she is the dependent of someone who has completed 30 units of coursework at Biola University (including Talbot School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology, or the Cook School of Intercultural Studies) at the time the student enters Biola. Teaching credential students are not eligible.
Application
No separate application required. The eligible student should indicate "alumni" on the parent section of the Biola University Application for Admission.
Deadline
No deadline. Priority given to early applicants.
Renewal
Annually renewable.
Funding
Biola University

Note: The Office of Admissions automatically awards the Alumni Dependent Scholarship at the time the eligible student is admitted to Biola University.

Pastor/Missionary Dependent Scholarship

Amount
$1,000 per year
Eligibility
Admitted students who are dependents of Pastors and Missionaries may apply and will be awarded as funds are available. Students must demonstrate some financial need.
Application
Pastor/Missionary Dependent Scholarship application
Deadline
Apply no later than May 1, 2014.
Renewal
Students must reapply each year.
Funding
Biola University.

Church Matching Scholarship

Amount for 2014 - 2015 School Year
Up to $1,300 per year.
Eligibility
The student is eligible if he/she has demonstrated financial need and is at least a half-time student. To qualify, the eligible student must receive financial sponsorship from a church. Biola University will match up to $1,300 of support per year.
Application
Completed FAFSA (Biola listed) and Church Matching Scholarship 2014-15 application. Church sponsorship check should be written out to Biola University and attached to the Church Matching Scholarship Application.
Deadline
October 1 for full-year or fall-only students; March 2 for spring-only students.
Renewal
Non-renewable. Student must reapply annually based on financial need and additional church sponsorship.
Funding
Biola University

Note: The Office of Financial Aid awards the Church Matching Scholarship. ELSP students should see the ELSP office for additional eligibility details.

Departmental Scholarships

Amount
Varies.
Eligibility
The student is eligible on the basis of his/her achievement or potential in a certain field.
Application
Contact appropriate department.
Deadline
Contact appropriate department.
Renewal
Contact appropriate department.
Funding
Biola University

Note: Departmental scholarships are available for the following programs: Athletics, Music, Art, Science, Journalism and Communications (Forensics and Theater). For information regarding specific departments, contact the Office of Admissions.

LEAD Scholarship

Amount
$4,000 - $6,000 per year.
Eligibility
Any student who has developed a personal understanding of their own ethnic background and has engaged in activities that promote multi-ethnic awareness, learning, and celebration within the context of the United States. In addition, students applying should have a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.0 or above, and/or cumulative transfer GPA of a 2.5 or higher.
Application
The 2014-15 LEAD scholarship application is closed at this time. For more information please contact admissions@biola.edu.
Deadline
January 29, 2014.
Renewal
Annually renewable with participation in the Cultural Encounters leadership program and when a minimum GPA is maintained.
Funding
Biola University

Note: The Office of Admissions awards the LEAD Scholarship.

You have the option to mail your application to the Office of Undergraduate Admission Attn: Multi-ethnic Outreach 13800 Biola Ave La Mirada, CA 90636

International Student Grants

International Students (Non-US Citizens) please refer to our Financial Aid for International Students page for more information on scholarships for international students.

TELACU Scholarship

Amount
$2,000 per year plus TELACU Scholarship.
Eligibility
First generation college students
Be from a low-income family
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Demonstrated need based on FAFSA information 
California Applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino. Texas Applicants: Be a permanent resident of San Antonio or Austin. Illinois Applicants: Be a permanent resident of Greater Chicagoland Area. New York Applicants: Be a permanent resident of the state of New York. 
Application
Completed FAFSA with Biola listed & TELACU Scholarship Application
Deadline
February 28, 2014
Renewal
Student must re-apply each year through TELACU
Funding
Biola-funded match to TELACU Scholarship

Note: Biola is currently able to award the matching scholarship for a maximum of ten TELACU students per year. Biola's matching scholarship will be awarded to first ten TELACU scholarship recipients. Biola-funded match to a $1,000 TELACU scholarship.

Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship

Amount for 2014 - 2015 School Year
Undergrad: Up to $3,000 per year.
Eligibility
Student Veterans with current Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits are eligible to apply. The student is eligible if he/she has demonstrated financial need and is at least a half-time student
Application
Applications are available after May 1, 2014 and are provided by the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA to be considered.
Deadline
Funds will be awarded first-come, first-serve throughout summer 2014
Renewal
Non-renewable. Student must reapply annually based on financial need.
Funding
Ahmanson Foundation

 

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