Financial Aid Scholarships

It is through the generosity of alumni, friends, and supporters of Faulkner University that scholarships are possible.

Most scholarships are awarded and administered by the Traditional Admissions Department.

Types of Scholarships/Awards

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.

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

Faulkner Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores less than 18 (SAT less than 1320 – old score/SAT less than 890 – new score )
  • Amount:  $4,000
  • Scholarship committee will begin evaluations in early November.

Dean’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 18-20 (SAT of 1440 and under – old score/SAT of 970 and under – new score)
  • Amount:  $5,000
  • Competition for this scholarship will be done through on-campus interviews at Scholar’s Day.

President’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 21-22 (SAT of 1850 and under – old score/SAT of 1240 and under – new score)
  • Amount:  $6,000
  • Competition for this scholarship will be done through on-campus interviews at Scholar’s Day.

Trustee’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 23-27 (SAT of 1850 and under – old score/SAT of 1240 and under – new score)
  • Amount:  $7,000
  • Competition for this scholarship will be done through on-campus interviews at Scholar’s Day.

Founder’s Award

  • Freshmen applicants only
  • ACT scores of 28 and over (SAT of 1910 and above – old score/SAT of 1200 and above – new score)
  • Amount:  $8,000
  • Competition for this scholarship will be done through on-campus interviews at Scholar’s Day.

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
  • College GPA of 3.00 and over
  • Range: $1000 – $3000

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.

Church of Christ Award

This non-need based award of $1000 per year will be given to applicants who are active members of the church of Christ. At least one recommendation letter from a minister or elder of the student’s congregation is required.

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.

 

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.