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Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

Awards for 2017-2018 Academic Year*

In order to be considered for any financial assistance, all Southeastern students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Southeastern’s FAFSA code is #001521. Also, upon acceptance to SEU, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to complete the student information sheet (SIS) online.

*Please note that scholarships for other academic years may differ from what is shown here. For questions, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@seu.edu.

Academic Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen

General Criteria: Available to first-time freshmen. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1. Spring semester is December 1.

Awards

  • Chancellor’s Scholars – $12,000 (divided over first two semesters)
  • President’s Scholars – $10,000 (divided over first two semesters)
  • Regent’s Scholars – $8,000 (divided over first two semesters)
  • Southeastern Scholars – $5,000 (divided over first two semesters)

These scholarships are not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

Academic Scholars Point System

To determine your academic scholarship eligibility, refer to the Academic Scholars Merit Chart below.

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New SAT I Combined Score (taken after March 2005): Based on highest combined score for math, critical reading and writing sections (excludes score for essay).

ACT Composite Score: Based on composite score for English, math, reading and science sections.

GPA Score: Weighted, cumulative grade-point average based on a 4.0 scale.

General Criteria: Available to transfer students with 12 credit hours or more after high school graduation who are transferring credits from an accredited university. Full-time SEU enrollment is required, and a student may qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Scholarship is renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1 and spring semester is December 1, unless noted otherwise in individual scholarships.

Awards / Specific Criteria

  • Quest Scholars – Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 – $7,000 (divided over first two semesters)
  • Journey Scholars – Cumulative GPA between 2.25–3.24 – $5,000 (divided over first two semesters)

These scholarships are not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

Acceptance into the Honors Program as a first-year freshman or as a transfer student who has at least four semesters remaining and was an active participant in an honors program at a prior institution. Invitation into the program by committee review and selection. Program participants must be full-time students (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6. Renewable each year a student is in the program and has successfully completed his or her honors course requirements with a minimum B+ grade. – $3,000 (added to academic scholarship and divided over first two semesters)

Eligibility Deadlines: For the Pastor’s Dependent Scholarship: Fall semester deadline is July 1; Spring semester deadline is December 1. For the SEU Ministry Grant Program, the deadline is February 15.

Awards / Specific Criteria

Available to dependent children of a licensed or ordained minister who works full time for a church. Need-based as determined by the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Full-time SEU enrollment is required.  Award varies (based on need and available funds)

Renewable tuition grants for College of Christian Ministries & Religion (CCMR) and church music majors. To receive the base-level renewable aid of $1,000, students must be a declared CCMR or church music major in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.25 AND remain involved in the ministry of a local church. Students will have opportunities to increase their aid up to $1,000 per year at $250 increments per semester through ministry, service or other experiences at Southeastern. Application will be open November 1 to February 15.  Award varies (based on ministry involvement over four years). Apply here.

*These scholarships are not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

This scholarship will match a church’s contribution towards its pastor’s graduate degree at SEU up to $2,000 of the total program cost. Must be a full-time licensed or ordained minister and be accepted into and enrolled in an SEU graduate program. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. – Up to $2,000 of the total program cost

General Criteria: Full-time SEU enrollment is required.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1 and spring semester is December 1, unless noted otherwise in individual scholarships.

Awards / Specific Criteria

Available to non-U.S. citizens with proof of a visa or green card. Awarded to students based on international GPA matrix. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. – $5,000–$12,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to first-time freshmen with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Essay required with application. Application deadline is February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. – $2,000 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here. 

Available to first-time freshmen with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who are graduates of Association of Christian Schools International, Florida League of Christian Schools or International League of Christian Schools high schools. Essay required with application. Application deadline is February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. – $1,000 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here. 

Available to dependents of SEU alumni. Need-based. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Application deadline is February 15. – $500 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here. 

Need-based grant available to first-year freshmen and transfer students. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required. – Award varied as determined by original need and other awards

Available to finalists in any of the above programs. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.6. – $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to parents, children, spouses or siblings who are immediate family members and are enrolled in the same semester. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Graduate programs and discounted programs, including but not limited to the Forum, evening, online and Academy, are not eligible for this discount.  10% tuition discount for the student closer to degree completion. Apply here.

General Criteria: Full-time SEU enrollment is required.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1 and spring semester is December 1, unless noted otherwise in individual scholarships.

Awards / Specific Criteria

Performance-based. Audition and separate application required. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the Department of Music chair at 863.667.5645. – Award amount and duration varies as determined by music faculty. Apply here.

Performance-based. Audition required. Contact the Department of Student Worship and Ministry Arts at drcook@seu.edu – Award amount and duration varies as determined by the Department of Student Worship and Ministry Arts

Available to declared film production majors. Full-time SEU enrollment required. A film reel or portfolio must be submitted. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters if the student remains a film production major. Film reel or portfolio submission deadline is February 15. Contact the Department of Communication at 863.667.5119. – Award amount and duration varies as determined by the Department of Communication

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 863.667.5046 for details and tryout information. – Award varies as determined by the Department of Athletics

General Criteria: Available to first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers who participated in the Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Festival. Full-time SEU enrollment is required, and a student may qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Students can only receive one of the listed awards.

Eligibility Deadlines: Contact your admission counselor for details.

Award / Specific Criteria

Received the Award of Merit in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. – $2,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Finished in the top 10 in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. – $2,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Earned a superior rating in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. – $1,200 (divided over first two semesters)

Earned at least a superior rating in a category that does not correspond with a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. – $500 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to Assemblies of God ministers, chaplains or full-time administrators at Assemblies of God Christian schools (K–12); spouses and dependents also eligible. Need-based. – Award varies based on need and available funds

Available to dependent children of appointed Assemblies of God foreign and national home missionaries who itinerate for their support and serve on a full-time basis. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Need-based. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Application deadline: fall semester, February 15; spring semester, December 1. – Award varies based on need and available funds

Available to first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers who received an Assemblies of God Royal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) or Honor Star Achievement. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. – $500 per semester

One scholarship is awarded in a specific year of participation (the highest level of achievement per year is accepted). The highest level of achievement is considered for those participating for more than four years. Must attend SEU within two years of high school graduation and remain continuously enrolled for the total scholarship. Renewable for up to four years. Recipients may apply for other institutional and tuition grants (the total may not exceed the tuition and fees for a given semester). Application and verification must be submitted by May 1. – Award varies. Click here for more information.

Scholarships apply to traditional programs only and require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Awards of two, three and four years are available based on merit and grades. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0. Total awards vary but could cover tuition as well as room and board. Contact the Office of Admission for details. For more information on ROTC, click here. – ROTC covers tuition and other incentives; SEU scholarships cover room and board

Need-based. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15. – Award varies as determined annually by he U.S. Department of Education

Need-based. On-campus employment with hourly wages paid directly to the student to use for educational expenses. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline is April 15. – Up to $2,000 based on need and available funds

Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline for Perkins is April 15. To apply for a federal student loan, visit www.studentloans.gov. – Amount varies by fund

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Awarded to Florida high school graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement. State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance determines eligibility. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information. – Per credit hour as established by the state

Tuition assistance for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Completed Student Information Sheet required. Contact SEU’s Office of Student Financial Services. – Award varies as determined by the state

A need-based grant for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadline is April 15. – Up to $1,200

A student who is eligible for the Florida Prepaid program should receive a letter from Florida Prepaid, which will direct the student to complete a transfer form. The form must be submitted to Florida Prepaid in order to authorize Southeastern University to receive payments. – Amounts vary based on program selected

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Through Southeastern’s endowed scholarship program, alumni and other individuals have the opportunity to invest in the future of our students. Whether you have a financial need, meet a GPA requirement or satisfy one of the other criteria, you may be eligible to receive an endowed scholarship. Applications are accepted from February 1 through March 1. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying. Students may apply for up to 5 of the endowed scholarships listed with the possibility of receiving one. – Award amount and duration varies as determined by Scholarship Committee. Apply here.

The following sites are promising places to begin finding other kinds of scholarships and grants for which you might qualify:

Alternative private loans are available from a variety of lenders and are designed to help cover costs not covered by federal and institutional financial aid. You should apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) before considering an alternative private loan. – $500 up to total cost of education

FastChoice provides a list of the university’s preferred private lenders and allows current students and prospective students to apply for a private alternative loan. We encourage all students to investigate federal loan options first before making a decision.