Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

There are various types of scholarships available for students attending Campbellsville University’s Main Campus. Academic scholarships are offered to incoming students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement in high school or previous collegiate work and on standardized tests.

Church related scholarships are given to student who have been active and demonstrated leadership in their churches.

Various scholarships have been made available by generous contributions from the many friends and alumni of Campbellsville University. These are offered to students who meet the qualifications established by the donors.

Academic Scholarships

Church Related Scholarships

Performance Grants

Diversity Scholarships

Other Scholarships and Grants

Campbellsville University has other awards based on the student’s geographical location, academic interests, achievements, career plans, Christian commitment and service, and financial needs. As the Director of Financial Aid puts together each student’s financial aid package, these items are taken into consideration.

Based on the student’s geographical location, academic interests, achievements, career plans, Christian commitment and service, and financial needs.

At Campbellsville University, the Financial Aid Committee reserves the right to expand, reduce or adjust financial aid programs and funds awarded when necessary to meet Federal, state, or institutional regulation or budget changes. If a student receives a scholarship equal to half-tuition or more, he/she may not be eligible for additional institutional assistance.


Academic Scholarships

The Academic Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and is based on ACT or SAT scores and grade point average (GPA) and can be received for four years with the required GPA.

Academic Scholarship Award

Heartland Up to $10,000
Academic Rank 2 Up to $12,500
Academic Rank 3 Up to $13,500
Academic Rank 4 Up to $14,500
Academic Rank 5 Up to $15,500

Transfer Scholarship

  • Renewable annually for three years with a required GPA of 2.0 GPA will be calculated on cumulative GPA for all college(s) attended or attempted.
    • Students with GPA 2.0 – 2.499 – $6,000
    • Students with GPA 2.5 – 3.499 – $7,000
    • Students with GPA 3.5 – 4.000 – $9,000

Presidential Excellence

  • Competitive scholarship, open to students who have a 33-36 on ACT / 2170-2400 and 3.5 GPA 1 renewable with 3.5 GPA for three years
  • Scholarship up to full tuition, room and board* Renewable with 3.5 GPA for three years
  • Deadline: Nov. 1

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Presidential Scholarship

  • Competitive scholarship, open to students who have a 30-32 on ACT / 1980-2160 and 3.5 GPA, renewable with 3.5 GPA for three years
  • Up to 5 full tuition scholarships* Renewable with 3.2 GPA
  • Deadline: Nov. 1

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Beginning 2021-2022 Academic Year KEES Matching

  • Renewable to students up to 3 years (8 total semesters of eligibility) based upon KEES renewal eligibility with 3.0 GPA and on track to graduate.
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $2,000

Church Related Scholarships

Church Matching

Campbellsville University will match gifts from churches throughout the nation that contribute up to $200 per year toward a student’s education costs. Any denomination may participate. Gifts from a church should be made payable to Campbellsville University on behalf of the student. The deadline to send in church matching funds is the end of mid-term week for each fall and spring semester. Students are eligible to receive Church Matching funds as long as they are enrolled at Campbellsville University.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Be accepted for enrollment
  • Church submit check and form to Campbellsville University
  • Demonstrate financial need based of FAFSA information

Amount – up to $200
Renewal – Renewable (3 years) – must reapply
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Christian Service

Any student whose parent serves in a full-time paid Christian ministerial position can receive up to $1,700 per year. An application is required. Recipients of the Christian Service Scholarship are not eligible for Church Matching funds. This scholarship is renewable for three additional years with a minimum of a 2.0 renewal GPA. Students must reapply each year.

Requirements:

  • First time freshman
  • Be accepted for enrollment
  • Parent serves in a full-time paid Christian ministerial position
  • Demonstrate financial need based of FAFSA information

Amount – up to $1,700
Renewal – Renewable (3 years) – must reapply
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Christian Vocation

Students who have made a public commitment to pursue a Christian vocation may be considered to receive an additional $200 per year. An application is required. This scholarship is renewable for three additional years with a minimum of a 2.0 renewal GPA. Students must reapply each year.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Be accepted for enrollment
  • Public commitment to a Christian vocation
  • Demonstrate financial need based of FAFSA information

Amount – up to $200
Renewal – Renewable (3 years) – must reapply
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Kentucky Baptist Scholarship

Several scholarships are available each year to students affiliated with a Kentucky Baptist church. Kentucky Baptist students entering Campbellsville University as a full-time freshman are eligible to apply. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years with a minimum 2.0 renewal GPA. Deadline for application to be submitted is March 15.

Requirements:

  • Student who is an incoming freshman who is affiliated with a Kentucky Baptist Church
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000.00 annually
  • 20 scholarships available each year
  • Renewable: automatically annually
  • Deadline: March 15

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Baptist Leadership Award

Students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and active involvement in their local Baptist church may apply for a Baptist Leadership Award. Each student who applies is evaluated based upon their church commitment, academic achievements and leadership experience in their local community, school and church. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Several scholarships are awarded each year to eligible recipients. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years so long as the student meets the initial academic requirements. The deadline for application submission is Nov. 1.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Letter of recommendation from your pastor
  • Demonstrate financial need based of FAFSA information

Amount: $1,500 scholarship (50)
Deadline – Nov. 1
Renewal – Renewable (3 years)
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Performance Grants and Scholarships

Art, Drama, Journalism, Band, & Music

  • Some renewable annually based upon student performance
  • Art, Drama, Journalism, Band and Music Grants based upon skills in these areas demonstrated during interviews and/or auditions
  • Scholarship amount: Varies
  • Contact Head of Department for more information

Athletic Performance Grants

  • Renewable, upon coach recommendation
  • Based on student’s demonstrated abilities, leadership and potential to excel in respective sports including men’s basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, football, tennis, golf, volleyball, cross country, track & field, Esports, swimming, archery, bass fishing and wrestling; and women’s basketball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, dance, tennis, golf, volleyball, cross country, track & field, Esports, archery, bass fishing, swimming and wrestling.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies

Diversity Scholarship Program

Campbellsville University’s Diversity Scholarship Program consists of four purpose-driven funds more specifically described below.

A diverse applicant, eligible for assistance from the Diversity Scholarship Program is a person who by reason of past racial or ethnic discrimination, or by reason, of educational or economic deprivation, is unable to pay the costs of an education at Campbellsville University without financial assistance.

Application deadline: Mar 15

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Chowning Minority Scholarship Program

  • Applicants must display outstanding leadership potential (academic accomplishment and church involvement will be used to evaluate.)
  • Four $500 annual scholarships.

Diversity Scholarship for Christian Ministry

  • Enrolled or pursuing a career in Christian Ministry.
  • Pastor statement of applicant intent to commit to Christian vocational ministry.
  • Statement of faith from applicant.

Diversity Scholarship for Teacher Education

  • First or second year student with intent to enroll in Teacher Education.
  • Third or fourth year students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program.

General Association of Baptists in Kentucky Award

  • Association with church affiliated with the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the applicant’s home church.
  • Pastor recommendation.

Other Scholarships & Grants

Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

  • Competitive scholarship awarded to students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program; application is required and will be awarded to students based on GPA, ACT/SAT, and quality and content of essay. Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 25 ACT / 1720 SAT
  • Up to 3 full tuition scholarships*
  • Deadline: Nov. 1

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Governor’s Scholar for the Arts Scholarship

  • Competitive scholarship awarded to students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars for the Arts Program; awarded to students based on Minimum GPA of 3.0 and 25 ACT and audition with the School of Music.  Renewable with 3.0 GPA for three years
  • Up to 2 full tuition scholarships*
  • Contact the School of Music

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

  • Renewable annually Statewide Competition Winner eligible for scholarship up to $3,500 per year Statewide Competition First Runner-Up ($3,000 per year), Second Runner-Up ($2,500 per year), and Scholastic Winner ($3,500 per year) eligible for scholarship
  • County/Regional Scholastic Winner eligible for scholarship up to $3,000 per year
  • County/Regional First Runner-Up eligible for scholarship up to $2,500 per year
  • County/Regional Second Runner-Up eligible for scholarship up to $2,000 per year
  • Each county/regional winner is eligible to receive up to a $3,000 per year scholarship.
  • Renewable for up to 3 years if student is eligible for more than one Junior Miss scholarship, student must choose only one.

Howell Environmental Science Scholarship

The George and Joan White Howell Environmental Science Scholarship is a $1,000 environmental science scholarship, administered through the Lake Area Foundation, available to a freshman entering Campbellsville University. Another $1,000 is available annually for a freshman student pursuing an environmental science degree who is willing to help with research at Clay Hill Memorial Forest for a minimum of 70 hours per semester during the academic year.

Requirements to apply:

  1. Available to incoming freshmen as well as current Environmental Science Majors
  2. High School GPA 3.5. Maintain CU GPA 3.0;
  3. ACT Score of 24 or above on the science portion of the exam;
  4. All students applying shall submit an essay of a minimum 200 words describing interest in the environment and how they hope to utilize their degree to promote Earth Stewardship.

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Campbellsville University has other awards based on the student’s geographical location, academic interests, achievements, career plans, Christian commitment and service, and financial needs. As the Director of Financial Aid puts together each student’s financial aid package, these items are taken into consideration.