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All Scholarships & Grants

At Greenville University, every traditional undergraduate student accepted to the university automatically receives a merit award. The amount of your merit award will fluctuate based on your GPA and certain other factors.

For students entering Greenville University in the fall semester of 2024, follow these steps toward maximum scholarship:

STEP ONE:  apply to Greenville University and gain acceptance. You will receive an automatic merit scholarship between $16,000 - $20,000.
STEP TWO:  consider applying for a leadership or academic scholarship ranging from $1,500 - $4,000.
STEP THREE:  Fill out the FAFSA.  GU's school code is 001684. Once you submit your FAFSA and know what you will receive in additional aid and state and federal grants, you can compete or audition for an additional membership scholarship. These membership scholarships range from $500 to $2000 annually.
STEP FOUR: Join us for our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DAY COMPETITION on FEBRUARY 16, 2024 for a chance to secure a full-tuition scholarship.  Everyone who attends will receive additional scholarship dollars. To attend scholarship day, you must apply to GU and be accepted by February 5, 2024. 
STEP FIVE:  Explore our membership scholarships. 
STEP SIX: Come to SCHOLARSHIP DAY on February 16, 2024 
When you attend SCHOLARSHIP DAY or an official Greenville Admissions-sponsored visit before attending New Student Orientation at Greenville University, you will receive an additional $500 VISIT GRANT per year for up to 4 years of attending Greenville University.

Visit Grant

Award Amount

$500

Visit Greenville University and earn a $500 Visit Grant!

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This grant is not available for international students. Students must visit the physical campus of Greenville University. Individual visits, group visits, Experience GU Days, and scholarship days are all eligible events to receive the Visit Grant. The Visit Grant is renewable each year you’re an undergraduate student at GU, for up to four years. If you attend GU for four years, you will receive the $500 grant four times. The Visit Grant stacks onto other financial aid you receive from GU. You must be a degree-seeking, on-campus undergraduate student to receive the grant. $500 per year assumes you are a full-time (12+ credits) student for both semesters. If you are less than full-time, you will not receive the grant.

 

Merit Awards

All traditional undergraduate students at Greenville University automatically receive a merit award. 

President's Scholarship

Award Amount

$18,000 minimum

All traditional undergraduate students at Greenville University automatically receive a merit award. This award is for students leaving high school with a 3.5 g.p.a and above.

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Trustees Scholarship

Award Amount

$17,000 minimum

All traditional undergraduate students at Greenville University automatically receive a merit award. This award is for students with a 3.0 - 3.49 g.p.a.

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Recognition Scholarship

Award Amount

$16,000 minimum

All traditional undergraduate students at Greenville University automatically receive a merit award. This award is for students with below a 3.0 g.p.a.

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Legacy Scholarship

Award Amount

$20,000 minimum

The Legacy Scholarship is for children of Greenville University alums.

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Free Methodist Scholarship

Award Amount

$20,000 minimum

This scholarship for children of Free Methodist Pastors or attendees of a Free Methodist Church or youth group.

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Christian High School Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who attend a faith-based high school.

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Leadership Scholarships

All scholarships except for the McAllaster Honors Scholarship are available to transfer students.

Women in Leadership Scholarship

Award Amount

$1,500 - $3,000

GU has a rich heritage of empowering women for leadership and will continue that tradition by awarding young female leaders with this scholarship.

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Panther Scholarship

Award Amount

$1,500 - $3,000

Character & Service Scholarship. You are more than a test score! Be rewarded for your character and service.

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MOSAIC Diversity Scholarship

Award Amount

$4,000

The MOSAIC Diversity Scholarship Program serves to grow Christ-centered leaders for a dynamically diverse world.

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Champion Scholarship

Award Amount

$1,500 - $3,000 annually

Greenville University recognizes that there are students deserving of recognition based on what they have been able to overcome in their lives.

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McAllaster Honors Scholarship

Award Amount

$4,000

Awarding academic honors.

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Membership Scholarships

Spirit Scholarship

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000 per year

The GU Spirit Scholarship is a non-NCAA scholarship offered to accepted cheerleading and/or dance athletes in the Greenville University Spirit Program at the Spirit Program Coordinator’s discretion.

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Music Ensemble Award

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000 per year

The Music Ensemble Award is for non-music and music majors who enroll each semester in GU Choir, Fusion lab bands, Pursuit worship bands, and/or Concert/Marching bands.

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Marching & Pep Band Award

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000 per year

The Marching and Pep Band Award is available to students who participate for credit in Marching Band during the Fall Semester and Pep Band during the Spring Semester.

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Choral Scholarship

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000

What an experience to be a part of something excellent! The Greenville University Choir provides a valuable choral experience and a family atmosphere for all involved.

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Esports Scholarship

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000

Participation on GU's Esports team provides a non-NCAA award to students for Esports competitions and streaming.

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Need-Based Scholarships

GU Illinois Allegiance

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International Student Scholarship

To apply, complete the declaration of finances form available from the Office of International Admissions. Requirement: maintaining a 2.5 GPA. Renewed annually.

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Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Award Amount

Up to $6,195 per year

Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students. The amount of aid you can receive depends on your financial need, the cost of attendance at your school, and other factors.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Award Amount

Up to $2,000 per year

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

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Illinois State Grants

ISAC MAP Grant

Award Amount

Up to $5,496 per year

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