To begin with, it’s important to distinguish between merit scholarships offered by a college or university and other scholarships typically referred to as “outside” or “off-campus” scholarships.
Scholarships offered by a college or university typically include awards for:
In addition, many schools – including several Adventist colleges – offer scholarships for:
Merit scholarships offered by colleges are typically described in college brochures and on their web sites. Click here for links to the scholarship pages of each Adventist college.
Other or "Off-Campus" Scholarships
In addition to scholarships offered by individual colleges, there are a significant number of off-campus scholarships available. Off-campus scholarships are typically provided by the following types of organizations:
Scholarship scams are everywhere, but applying for reputable off-campus scholarships is free. The following web sites are a great place to start applying:
Many families overlook assistance offered by their local church. While technically not considered a scholarship, many churches provide need-based grants for students to attend an Adventist college or university.
In addition, many Adventist colleges offer a matching grant to students who receive help from a local church. Each college has a different policy on how much they will match and who qualifies, but it is one more way to make an Adventist education more affordable.
Finally, it’s important to determine if an outside or "off-campus" award will reduce other financial aid offered by the college being considered. Check with each financial aid office to find out their policy.