Scholarships

Scholarship Information

  • To qualify for a scholarship, award or grant, a student must be in the traditional program and classified as a traditional student. Adults who are classified as traditional students are not eligible for the scholarships, awards, or grants herein described.
  • All supplemental materials (essays, letters of recommendation, etc.) should be submitted when making application for scholarships.
  • Full-time enrollment (at least 12 semester hours) is required for any scholarship.
  • Students receiving a scholarship or award from Faulkner University whose financial aid packages exceed the direct cost of education (tuition, fees, room and board) will not receive a credit or a refund. In these cases, the amount of the scholarship or award from Faulkner will be adjusted to preclude the awarding of a credit or refund.
  • *Unless otherwise noted, scholarship and award amounts are for one academic year.
  • One half of the total amount will be awarded in the fall term, and the other half will be awarded in the spring semester.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships are renewable upon meeting the continuation criteria for up to nine (9) semesters.
  • All students receiving scholarships or awards are required to apply for all federal and state aid available.

Types of Scholarships/Awards

Students who have been accepted for admission to Faulkner will be considered for the following academic scholarships per year:

Founder’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 30 & above (SAT of 1360 & above, 98 & above on the CLT)
  • Amount:  $12,000

Trustee’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 25-29 (SAT of 1200-1350, 79-94 on the CLT)
  • Amount:  $10,000

President’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 20-24 (SAT of 1030-1190, 61-76 on the CLT)
  • Amount:  $9,000

Dean’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 18-19 (SAT of 960-1020, 54-58 on the CLT)
  • Amount:  $8,000

Faulkner Merit Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 17 & below (SAT of 950 & below, 50 & below on the CLT)
  • Amount:  $6,000 per year

National Merit Finalist/Semi-Finalist Scholarship

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • Must be confirmed as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist and have listed Faulkner University as their first-choice university with the National Merit Corporation.
  • Finalists will receive funding equal to full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees when coordinated with state, federal, and institutional scholarships and awards.
  • Semi-Finalists will receive funding equal to full tuition when coordinated with state, federal, and institutional scholarships and awards.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • May be awarded to Phi theta Kappa members that are in good standing.
  • Must have a least 60 hours of transferable college credit with at least a 3.25 GPA.
  • Award amount: up to $2500

Transfer Scholarship

  • Transfer applicants only
  • Transfer scholarships are awarded based on cumulative GPA from all colleges attended.
  • 3.8 GPA- $8,000
  • 3.4 GPA- $6,000
  • 3.0 GPA- $4,000
  • 2.5 GPA- $3,000
  • 2.0 GPA- $2,000

Grants and Awards

In addition to the awards above, students will be considered for a variety of other grants. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Priority will be given to those students completing the FAFSA by December 15.

The following awards and grants are awarded for one academic year. Renewal is contingent on completion of the FAFSA, current funding levels, and a continued demonstration of financial need and satisfactory academic progress.

University Grant

The university grant may be awarded in varying amounts to students who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the results of the yearly FAFSA.

Christian Camp Award

Students who receive awards from Faulkner representatives at various Christian summer camps may be granted a $500 per year award.

Departmental Awards

Some scholarships are awarded by academic departments in addition to those awarded by Faulkner Student Financial Services. Contact your department to learn more about potential scholarship opportunities.

Christian High School Award

Must be a graduate from a high school affiliated with the churches of Christ and a member of the National Christian School Association (NCSA). This award is for up to 25% of tuition when coordinated with all federal, state, and other institutional grants.

Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes Award

Participants in the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes program who submit scholarship applications by the published deadline each year will be considered for this award. The National Office of Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes will recommend students to Faulkner who then may be awarded a scholarship.

Alumni/Sibling Award

Students who are the children of an alumnus of Faulkner or siblings of a current Faulkner student will be granted a $500 per year award.

If you’re interested in seeing how affordable an education at a leading Christian university can be, please contact us. Better yet, begin the process by inquiring for more information or applying on-line.

The Upsolve Access To Justice Scholarship

Upsolve, a national legal tech nonprofit, is hosting an essay scholarship competition to encourage students to imagine ways to improve access to our justice system. We want to hear from as many students as possible, and so we'd like to encourage students at Faulkner to apply. For more information, visit The Upsolve Access To Justice Scholarship.

As a nonprofit that uses tech to help Americans access their civil rights, we are passionate about social innovation. To empower the next generation of change-makers, we are encouraging students to submit short essays (500-1000 words) on how society can improve access to justice. The winning essay will receive $2,500.

These are the eligibility requirements:

  • Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during 2021-2022 academic year;
  • Must apply via email and provide their name, university or college, major, and expected graduation month and year;
  • Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;
  • Provide their application (a two-page essay on your ideas for a more equitable legal system) by March 31, 2021