Scholarships

Merit and Matching Scholarships

Union offers merit and matching scholarships and grants for undergraduate students. Eligibility for full Union College awards and grants requires enrollment for 12 or more hours and participation in thanking donors

Merit Awards for First-time Freshmen

Scores 1st year* 2nd-4th year 5th year Total
ACT 27+/SAT 1820+
and
GPA 3.5+/GED 650+
$11,000 $16,500 ($5,500/year) $2,750 $30,250
ACT 23+/SAT 1590+
and
GPA 3.25+/GED 600+
$9,000 $13,500 ($4,500/year) $2,250 $24,750
ACT 20+/SAT 1410+
or
GPA 3.0+/GED 550+
$7,000 $10,500 ($3,500/year) $1,750 $19,250

* First year award renewable at 50 percent per year, applied per semester for up to seven semesters. To be eligible for the full amount, student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ and be enrolled at Union College for at least 12 credit hours at Union College.

First-time freshmen who do not qualify for a merit award and complete their financial aid application by the deadline qualify for the Union College Financial Application Grant of $5,500. (Details below.)

Merit Awards for Transfer Students

GPA 1st year* 2nd year 3rd year 4th year Total
Cumulative GPA 3.5+ $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $2,500 $17,500
Cumulative GPA 3.25-3.49 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $1,750 $12,250
Cumulative GPA 3.0-3.24 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $1,250 $8,750

* Renewable at 100% per year or $2,500, $1,750 or $1,250, respectively, per semester for up to five additional semesters as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ and is enrolled at least 12 credit hours at Union College.

A transfer student is a new student with at least 24 hours of class credit. 

Summer Ministries Matching Scholarships

Union offers a matching scholarship to students who work at any Seventh-day Adventist summer camp in North America. The college will match 100% of summer camp earnings applied to the student's account up $1,500. Scholarship recipients must submit a camp earnings statement to the Student Financial Services office to validate eligibility.

Literature evangelism matches are available at 100 percent of earnings applied to a student's account up to $2,000.

Student Missions and Task Force Scholarships

To show our support for students who choose to take a year out of their education to volunteer around the world or within North America, Union offers the following scholarships upon the student's return. To qualify, you must volunteer through one of the programs affiliated with the college. For information about volunteering, contact Campus Ministries.

Student missionary $2,000
Task force at any academy in the United States $2,000

 

Local Church Matching Grant

Students who receive money on their account directly from a church qualify for the church matching grant. Union will match 50 cents for every dollar sent from the church, up to a maximum match of $1,750 ($875 applied per semester) from Union College. Churches must complete the church matching grant form and agree to comply with IRS regulations governing such transactions. Church funds must be received by check. Cash or credit card payments will not be eligible for the matching funds.

(Note: All of the above ministry matching scholarships are divided evenly and disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring. To be eligible for the full award amount, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at Union College.)

Financial Aid Application Grant

Students who do not qualify for merit award and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to receive the Union College Financial Aid Application Grant of $5,500 by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by the close of registration.

Financial Aid Application Grant

Scores 1st year* 2nd-4th year 5th year Total
First-time freshmen
(GPA 2.0+)
$5,500 $8,250 ($2,750/year) $1,375 $15,125
Transfer students
(GPA 2.0+)
$1,500 $4,500 ($1,500/year) $5,250

* First-year awards for first-time freshmen are renewable at 50 percent per year, applied per semester for up to seven semesters. First-year awards for transfer students are renewable at 100 percent per year, applied per semester for up to five semesters. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at Union College

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