ABC Scholarships

Think you can’t afford a private college education? Think again. Don’t assume you can’t afford an excellent education like the one ABC offers. Apply for Financial Aid . Only after you receive your Financial Aid Package and know the actual cost should you make one of the most important decisions of your life.

ABC is committed to providing as much Financial Assistance as possible to see servants better equipped for the work of the ministry. With that in mind, we would like families to think about their Full College-Life plan by considering ABC’s All-Years Financial Aid Award strategy.

ABC aid is need-based unless otherwise noted and may be applied to cover tuition, room & board, books, and select fees.

Financial Aid Applications must be filed each year to verify continued eligibility for certain scholarships, so we encourage students to notate all potential scholarships on their application so that if eligibility for one scholarship is not met then another might replace it. The greater-valued eligible scholarship will be awarded each year.

General Requirements

  • Must be full-time, undergraduate student unless noted otherwise. (Click here for Graduate Program discounts.)
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Servant’s Staff) unless noted differently.
  • The total institutional aid must not exceed the sum of tuition, room & board, select fees, and $250 for books, minus the sum of non-institutional aid. The ABC scholarship with the highest amount will be reduced if this total is exceeded. Max Institutional Aid = Tuition + Room & Board + Select Fees + Books - Non-Institutional Aid
  • Incoming Student Scholarships up to $1,500

    • Available to incoming students only; may receive a combined total of $1,500 for first Academic Year; non-renewable:

    Campus Visit Scholarship - $750

    • Experience ABC’s beautiful campus for an official college preview as a high-school junior, senior, or graduate and receive $750 for your first Academic Year; non-renewable.

    Early Bird Scholarship - $750

    • Available to incoming students who submit their Enrollment Confirmation Form and Enrollment Deposit to ABC before March 1st of the year of attendance. Receive $750 for your first Academic Year; non-renewable.

    Incoming Student Recommendation Scholarship - $750

    • Receive $750 your first Academic Year; limit of one recommendation per student; non-renewable.
    • Fulmer-King Memorial Alumni Recommendation Scholarship
      • Available to incoming students through the written recommendation of a current ABC Alumni Association member.
    • Principal’s Recommendation Scholarship:
      • Available to incoming students through the written recommendation of a high school principal, based on high academic achievement and Christian character.
    • Pastor’s Recommendation Scholarship:
      • Available to incoming students through the written recommendation of a pastor or youth pastor, based on Christian character and Christian service in the local church.
    • Board of Directors’ Recommendation Scholarship:
      • Available to incoming students through the written recommendation of a member of ABC's Board of Directors.
    • ABC Ladies Auxiliary Recommendation Scholarship:
      • Available to incoming students through the written recommendation of a current dues-paying ABC Ladies Auxiliary member.
  • Merit Scholarship up to $6,000

    Students may only receive one Merit Scholarship; split over eight semesters.

    Character Recognition

    Competition Award

    Available to incoming students who have placed 1st or 2nd in a state or national academic or talent competition. Copy/picture of certificate or award must be provided.

    Church Club Achievement

    Available to incoming students who have placed 1st or 2nd in a state or national academic or talent competition. Copy/picture of certificate or award must be provided.

  • Scholastic Achievement Scholarship up to $6,800

    Incoming Student

    • 1st Semester: Available to incoming students; based on greater of High School GPA or ACT/SAT/CLT Composite Score on a single test.
    • Amount per Semester ACT New (2016) SAT Old SAT CLT GPA Honors Ranking
      $250 22-24 1120-1190 1510-1670 74 3.25 to 3.59 Honors List
      $750 25-28 1200-1340 1680-1910 79 3.60 to 3.99 Dean's List
      $850 29 & up 1350 & up 1920 & up 91 4.00 & up President's List
    • 2nd Semester: Available to incoming students; based on greater of 1st semester award or prior semester GPA.

    Transfer Student (24 transferable credit hours)

    • 1st Semester: Available to transfer students; based on transfer college cumulative GPA.
    • Amount per Semester GPA Honors Ranking
      $250 3.25 to 3.59 Honors List
      $750 3.60 to 3.99 Dean's List
      $850 4.00 & up President's List
    • 2nd Semester: Available to transfer students; based on greater of 1st semester award or prior semester GPA.

    Returning / Current Student

    • Available to current or returning students; earned each semester based on the prior semester GPA.
    • Amount per Semester ABC GPA Honors Ranking
      $250 3.25 to 3.59 Honors List
      $750 3.60 to 3.99 Dean's List
      $850 4.00 & up President's List
  • Children of Alumni Scholarship up to $8,000

    • $2,000 per academic year divided between semesters, given to dependent children of ABC Alumni
  • Multiple Students Scholarship up to $1,500 per student per semester

    • Available to two or more family members from the same household attending ABC full-time at the same time. Examples include dependent siblings, spouses, or parent and child combinations.
    • Number of Students Amount Each Semester
      2 family members $500 per student
      3 family members $1,000 per student
      4 or more family members $1,500 per student
  • Matching Scholarship up to $20,000

    • ABC matches up to $2,500 per academic year of any matching funds sent from a combination of churches and/or ministries

    Church Matching Scholarship

    • ABC will match up to $2,500 per academic year what a church invests to train an ABC student, providing a combined total up to $5,000 per year.
    • The church must officially endorse the student (through the formal decision of the church leadership or membership) affirming that the student is a worthy investment for ministry training because he or she demonstrates an obedience to God’s Word and a love of serving the Church.
    • The church must not:
      1. Use the program to replace any promised wages and must not promise such a scholarship in place of wages;
      2. Pass money from the student’s parents or relatives, who would normally assist with the student’s tuition, to the student through this program.
    • Churches must complete the Online Church Matching Form or the printed version.

    Ministry Matching Scholarship

    • ABC will match up to $2,500 per academic year what a Christian Camp, Mission Agency, or Church Fellowship invests in a student.
    • This scholarship is designed for ministries to encourage the next generation of servants in Christian leadership. Ministry agencies who want to help ignite sparks of potential that they see in their ABC students can offer a scholarship to them that ABC will match.
    • Ministries should look for candidates who are a worthy investment because they demonstrate a love and obedience to God and His Word, the Bible. Candidates should also demonstrate an aptitude for ministry and show potential to serve in ministry after training at ABC.
    • The Ministry must not use this program to replace any promised wages and must not promise such a scholarship in place of wages. Scholarship funds are therefore in addition to any standard commitments made regarding employment or volunteering at the ministry.
    • The Ministry will officially endorse the student by a letter of explanation detailing the student’s character, calling, and service at the ministry or by completing the Online Matching Scholarship Form or the printed version.
  • Clifford Gross Faithful Servant Scholarship up to $5,000 per year

    • Students who exemplify ABC’s motto, “...Because Life is for Service,” may apply annually for the Faithful Servant Scholarship.
    • Award selection based on exceptional Christian character, demonstrated Christian service, a passionate commitment to God’s calling in their life, and financial need.
    • Application Deadline: August 1st each year
    • Faithful Servant Scholarship Application required

Students may receive only one of the following per year:

  • Part-Time Scholarshipsvarious

    • Available to on-campus and online students enrolled part-time.
    • Available for these students whether or not they are enrolled in a degree program.

    High School Scholarship - $100 per credit hour

    • High school Juniors and Seniors may take one course, up to 3 credits, per semester for only $100 per credit hour.

    Spouse Scholarship - 1 free class per semester

    • Available to the spouse of a full-time ABC student: one class up to 3 credit hours per semester.
    • Please fill out this form to apply for this scholarship.

    Senior Citizen Scholarship - $275 off per credit hour, up to $1,650 per semester

    • Available to students 55 years old or older.

    Part-Time Scholarship - $175 off per credit hour, up to $1,050 per semester

    • Available to on-campus and online students enrolled part-time.
  • Online Student Scholarshipup to $3,000

    • Available to ABC Connect students who are only taking distance education classes online full-time (12 credit hours):
    Year Scholarship Amount
    1st Year $1,000
    2nd Year $2,000
  • Bible Certificate or Associate of Arts Degree Scholarships up to $10,000

    • Available to Bible Certificate or Associate of Arts students attending ABC; may receive only one applicable scholarship:

    Biblical Foundation Scholarship - up to $3,000

    • Available to students enrolled in the Bible Certificate or Associate of Arts Degree:
    Year Scholarship Amount
    1st Year $1,000
    2nd Year $2,000

    Christian Worker’s Children Scholarship - up to $5,500

    • Available to dependent students enrolled in the Bible Certificate or Associate of Arts Degree whose family’s “head of household” is in full-time vocational ministry:
    Year Scholarship Amount
    1st Year $2,500
    2nd Year $3,000

    International Student Scholarship - up to $10,000

    • Available to students who are non-U.S. citizens.
    • Awarded as $5,000 per school year, divided between semesters.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Scholarships up to $20,000

    • Available to BA students attending ABC; may receive only one applicable BA scholarship:

    1st Generation Ministry Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students who are the first generation (since parent/grandparent) to go into ministry.
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,000
      2nd Year $2,500
      3rd Year $3,000
      4th Year $3,500

    Homeschool Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students who are continuing their education after graduating from home education.
    • Not available to Transfer Students.
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,000
      2nd Year $2,500
      3rd Year $3,000
      4th Year $3,500

    Christian Worker’s Children Scholarship - up to $13,000

    • Available to dependent students whose family’s “head of household” is in full-time vocational ministry.
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,500
      2nd Year $3,000
      3rd Year $3,500
      4th Year $4,000

    Academic Excellence Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students who have an outstanding ACT, SAT, or CLT Composite Score on a single test.
    • ACT of 22 or higher; new (2016) SAT of 1120 or higher; old SAT of 1510 or higher, or CLT of 74 or higher.
    • Not available to Transfer Students
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,000
      2nd Year $2,500
      3rd Year $3,000
      4th Year $3,500

    Transfer Student Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students who transfer to ABC.
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,000
      2nd Year $2,500
      3rd Year $3,000
      4th Year $3,500

    Bible Institute Transfer Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students coming directly to ABC from an approved Bible Institute at the level transferring in.
    • Transfer Level Scholarship Amount
      Freshman $2,000
      Sophomore $2,500
      Junior $3,000
      Senior $3,500

    Ministry Major Scholarships - up to $13,000

    • Available to B.A. students, based upon enrolled program.
    • Awarded by ABC’s Financial Aid Committee with the recommendation of the Ministry Major Chair.
    • No application needed.
    • Connect with your Ministry Major Chair!
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,500
      2nd Year $3,000
      3rd Year $3,500
      4th Year $4,000

    Military Service Scholarship - up to $11,000

    • Available to B.A. students:
      • Whose parents or themselves have either served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military.
      • Who have either served or are currently serving in the ROTC.
      Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,000
      2nd Year $2,500
      3rd Year $3,000
      4th Year $3,500

    Married Student Scholarship - up to $13,000

    • Available to B.A. students who are married, excluding students only taking online courses.
    • Year Scholarship Amount
      1st Year $2,500
      2nd Year $3,000
      3rd Year $3,500
      4th Year $4,000

    Baptist Fellowship Association (BFA) Scholarship - up to $20,000

    Dr. Aaron E. Lavender Ministry Scholarship:

    • Available to a residential student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree
    • Recommendation must be made by a male ministry leader in a church associated with Baptist Fellowship Association (BFA) and described as evidencing salvation, passionate for ministry, and actively involved in ministry through their local church.
    • Awarded as $5,000 per school year, divided between semesters.

    International Student Scholarship - up to $20,000

    • Available to students who are non-U.S. citizens.
    • Awarded as $5,000 per school year, divided between semesters.