CU Scholarships and Grants

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.

Scholarships for First Semester Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on ACT or SAT scores and grade point average (GPA) and can be received for four years with required GPA.

Baptist Leadership Awards

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  • Renewable annually with required GPA of 2.0 and service to campus officesFor high school seniors nominated by their Baptist pastors; evaluated upon Church Commitment, achievements, and leadership in community, school, and church
  • Scholarship amounts: $1,500 scholarship (50)
  • Deadline: Nov. 1

Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

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  • 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

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
  • 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.

Presidential Excellence

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

Presidential Scholarship

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

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

 

Athletic Performance Grants

  • Renewable
  • Based on student’s demonstrated abilities, leadership and potential to excel in men’s basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, football, tennis, golf, cross country, track, and wrestling; and women’s basketball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, golf, cross country, track, volleyball, and swimming
  • Scholarship amount: Varies

 

G.R.O.W. Scholarship – Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce

  • Recipients must be at least 23 years of age
  • Resident of one of the following counties: Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Melcalfe, Nelson, Pulaski, Russell, Washington, and Taylor
  • Minimum 19 ACT or 1340 SAT
  • 2.0 GPA
  • $1000 Award amount
  • Renewable to students up to 3 years (8 total semesters of eligibility) and in good academic standing.

 

Howell Environmental Science Scholarship

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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. Must be from one of the following counties: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, Wayne
  2. Students must select Environmental Science as a Major;
  3. High School GPA 3.5. Maintain CU GPA 3.0;
  4. ACT Score of 24 or above on the science portion of the exam;
  5. 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.

 

KEES Matching

  • Renewable to students up to 3 years (8 total semesters of eligibility) based upon KEES renewal eligibility
  • Student must be a resident of Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell, Washington, Hart, Metcalf, Nelson, Cumberland and Pulaski Counties in Kentucky. Must be eligible to receive the KEES Scholarship and have a minimum 19 ACT / 1340 SAT
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $1,500

 

Transfer Scholarship

  • Renewable annually with required GPA of 3.0GPA 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

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: March 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.)
  • Applicants must remain in good academic standing.
  • 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 of second year student with intent to enroll in Teacher Education.
  • Third or fourth year students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Reviewed annually and must remain in good academic standing with the academic 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

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.