Scholarships

2020-2021 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 2020. Students starting at ACU in the spring 2020 semester are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at [email protected] for any questions regarding scholarship eligibility.

Merit Scholarships

A merit scholarship is based on a students proven scholastic ability. All scholarship offers are subject to final transcript review and continued proven scholastic performance. All merit scholarships are renewable for 4 years (8 semesters) and are reviewed at the end of every Spring semester.

Academic Scholarships for First-time Freshman

Honors Scholarships

President’s Scholarship (Full Tuition, renewable for 4 years)

Requirements: Minimum 4.0 GPA (weighted). Available to first-time freshman students only. A GPA of 3.5 or higher is needed to renew this scholarship. Limited number awarded. Must have a resume, references, essay and interview during honors weekend. Contact your Admission Advisor for application deadlines and additional scholarship information.

Provost’s Scholarship ($24,000 a year, renewable for 4 years)

Requirements: Minimum 3.9 GPA (weighted) Available to first-time freshman ONLY.  A GPA of 3.5 or higher is needed to renew this scholarship. Limited number awarded. Must have a resume, references, essay, and interview during honors weekend.

Dean’s Scholarship ($21,000 a year, renewable for 4 years)

Requirements: Minimum 3.8 GPA (weighted) Available to first-time freshman ONLY.  A GPA of 3.5 or higher is needed to renew this scholarship. Limited number awarded. Must have a resume, references, essay, and interview during honors weekend.

Academic Scholarships

Firestorm Academic Excellence Award ($14,000 a year, renewable for 4 years)

Academic scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. Firestorm Academic Excellence renewal GPA – 3.0 To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator.

ACU Scholar Award ($12,000 a year, renewable for 4 years)

Academic scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. ACU Scholar renewal GPA – 2.75. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator.

Faculty Award ($10,000 a year, renewable for 4 years)

Academic scholarships are calculated based on a combination of GPA and test scores. Faculty renewal GPA – 2.5. To estimate your eligibility, use the ACU True Cost Calculator.

Athletic Scholarships

A student-athlete will be offered athletic scholarships based on an evaluation of the following:

  1. Achievements in the classroom
  2. Assessment of his/her contribution to the team
  3. Leadership qualities aligning with the university mission

Scholarships are determined by the athletic department. Contact the Athletic Department for complete details.

*** ATHLETIC AWARDS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE STACKED WITH ANY OTHER INSTITUTIONAL AID***

Music Scholarships

A student who plans to participate in our Music degree program, and participate in different musical groups with in the University is eligible for a music scholarship. The scholarships are subject to review at the end of each Spring semester. 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.

More Scholarships

  • Christian High School Scholarship
  • Faith and Service Scholarship
  • Legacy Scholarship 
  • Departmental Scholarships 
  • Firestorm spirit Scholarship
  • Homeschool Scholarship
Church Matching Awards

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).

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholar Award ($7,000 per year)

Requirements: Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
Renewal: 3.0 cumulative GPA

Transfer Achievement Award ($5,000 per year)

Requirements: 3.0-3.49 Cumulative GPA.
Renewal: 2.5 cumulative GPA

Transfer Academic Award ($2,500 per year)

Requirements: 2.5-2.99 Cumulative GPA
Renewal: 2.0 GPA

ACU Grant

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.

Office of Financial Aid

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 489-5300

  Email:
[email protected]
arizonachristian.edu

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