Christian college scholarships

Competitive Scholarships

First-time, degree-seeking students* are encouraged to apply for the following competitive scholarships.
The deadline for all scholarships is November 15. Applications for competitive scholarships are available beginning September 1, 2016. To be considered for a competitive scholarship, students must have completed an application for admission to Covenant.

 

Maclellan Scholars Program

The Maclellan Scholars Program offers courses designed to stimulate the thinking and develop the skills of potential Christian leaders. First-time, degree-seeking students planning to enroll in a four-year program at Covenant College or in the college’s dual-degree program are eligible to be selected as Maclellan Scholars. Maclellan Scholar recipients may apply a maximum of 30 hours of advanced standing credit toward their Covenant degree program. These credits can be AP, IB, CLEP and/or dual enrolled credits. This full-tuition scholarship is based on Christian commitment, scholastic achievement, demonstration of leadership ability, and extracurricular activities.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  3. Have the following minimum test scores: Old SAT minimum - 1240 (critical reading + math) or 1860 (critical reading + math + writing); New SAT minimum - 1320 (critical reading/writing + math); or an ACT score of 28
  4. Attend Scholarship Weekend if chosen as a finalist

 

To Apply

  • Application deadline is November 15.
  • Invitations will be sent by January 20 to those students selected to interview on campus over Scholarship Weekend, February 10-11

 

Apply today!

 


 

Wilberforce Scholarships

The Wilberforce Scholarship is a $15,000 scholarship awarded to first-time, degree-seeking students from multiple regions who want to make a difference in their communities and who demonstrate a commitment to Christ and who exhibit leadership, academic diligence, and an interest in extracurricular activities.


Each student who applies for the Wilberforce Scholarship will receive a financial aid package by December 15. If the student has completed a FAFSA, this award will include any federal need-based aid. Should a student win the Wilberforce Scholarship, the student will receive $15,000 in Wilberforce funds not to exceed the cost of tuition, which could result in the replacement of some named scholarships.  

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Live or attend school or church in the Atlanta, GA, area; Birmingham, AL, area; Dalton, GA, area; Gainesville, GA, area; Memphis, TN area; or Nashville, TN, area
  3. Attend Scholarship Weekend on February 10-11, if chosen as a finalist

 

To Apply

  • Application deadline is November 15.
  • Invitations will be sent by January 20 to those students selected to interview on campus over scholarship weekend, February 10-11.

 

Apply today!

 


 

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is for first-time, degree-seeking students who plan to enroll in a four-year academic program at Covenant College. This $5,000 scholarship is based on a student’s scholastic achievement, work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to Christ, and overall institutional fit at Covenant College.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25
  3. Have the following minimum test scores: Old SAT minimum - 1120 (critical reading + math); New SAT minimum - 1200 (critical reading + math); or an ACT of 24
  4. Attend scholarship weekend for the Presidential Scholarship on February 24-25

 

To Apply

  • Complete the application for admission, and the Presidential Scholarship application, by the early action deadline of November 15.
  • Invitations will be sent by January 20 to those students selected to interview on campus over scholarship weekend, February 24-25.

 

Apply today!

 


 

Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

The Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship is for first-time, degree-seeking students who plan to enroll in a four-year academic program at Covenant College. This $5,000 scholarship is based on a student’s scholastic achievement, work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to Christ, and overall institutional fit at Covenant College.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Attend scholarship weekend for the Visual and Performing Arts scholarship on February 24-25

 

To Apply

  • Complete the application for admission, the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship application, and the appropriate application supplement, by the early action deadline of November 15.
  • Invitations will be sent by January 20 to those students selected to interview on campus over scholarship weekend, February 24-25.

 

Apply today!

 


 

* First-time, degree-seeking student: The Federal Department of Education defines this as a student who has never attended any college or other postsecondary institution since graduation from high school. These students may have earned college credit through dual-enrollment classes prior to high school graduation, or attended college for the first time in the summer term just after high school graduation and just prior to enrolling at Covenant. Students who have attended any college prior to attending Covenant are considered transfer students.

 

Previously ranked among Regional Colleges in the South, U.S. News has recognized Covenant College as a top-tier national liberal arts college.

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