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Scholarships

Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid, and are awarded to students based on merit—grades, ability, or talent. The following scholarships are available to our students.

For information about department-specific scholarships, contact your department head.

Academic

President, Dean, Faculty, and Trustee Scholarships

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $6,000-$15,000

Eligibility:

SAT score is calculated by combining the Reading and Math portions of the test and is based on the post-Fall 2015 test version (use conversion tool to convert scores). Scholarship is renewable each year with a 3.0 Taylor GPA.

These award amounts are for 2019-2020.

Academic Merit Award

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $15,000

Eligibility: Must be a National Merit Finalist. This award replaces the President, Dean, Faculty, or Trustee Scholarship.


Class Merit Awards

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $4,000 - $8,000

Eligibility: Must be a current Taylor student. Award given to sophomores through seniors who are not President, Dean, Faculty, Trustee, or Director Scholarship recipients and have a 3.5+ cumulative GPA.


Transfer Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Eligibility: Awarded to all transfer students who have taken at least one year of college credit after high school and have a college GPA of 3.0. This academic scholarship is awarded in lieu of other academic scholarships.


Co-Curricular

Athletic Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Must be accepted to Taylor and demonstrate an exceptional athletic ability. Awards given by each athletic team.


Community Scholarship

Description: Most students who apply to Taylor are actively committed to a specific community. These communities may be academic or extra-curricular school or local organizations, church groups, or focused on an area of social justice. We are looking for community scholars who are active now, and will continue to add to our Taylor community by bringing their passion to campus and continuing in areas of service.

To apply for the Community Scholarship, we want to hear about work that is meaningful to you. Identify a specific opportunity where you are involved, ways in which you participate, and explain your motivation. We look forward to learning more about your current work and ways you hope to continue using your gifts, talents and interest during your college career.

*Minimum of 400 - max of 700 word essay

Learn more and apply.

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Up to $3,000

Eligibility: Must apply to Taylor by December 1 their senior year of high school. Taylor must receive all supporting documents—SAT/ACT/CLT scores, high school transcript, Christian Character Reference—by December 10. Only accepted students will be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: January 1


Music Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Must be accepted to Taylor and demonstrate an exceptional music ability. An audition with the Music department is required.

Audition Guidelines

Application Deadline: March 1


Diversity

International Student Scholarship

Description: Must be non-U.S. citizen. We believe these students will make distinct contributions and provide cultural enrichment as members and graduates of the Taylor community.

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Must be accepted to Taylor and demonstrate cultural diversity as described above; no additional application.


Cultural Diversity Scholarship

Description: Every student brings to campus a unique and personal set of experiences and perspectives. In particular, the contributions from an individual’s cultural background or ethnic origin are important to the larger Taylor community. In keeping with its mission, the University desires to provide a program designed to recruit and retain students who are committed to diversity and have a passion for promoting awareness. We believe these students will make distinctive contributions and provide cultural enrichment as a member and graduate of the Taylor community. Applicants for this grant may be American ethnic students, Americans who have lived in another country for an extended period of time, or students intentionally engaged in a multi-ethnic community. The grant is awarded during a student’s admission process once need is determined by filing the FAFSA.

Type of Aid: Grant

Amount: Up to $3,000

Eligibility: Must be accepted to Taylor and demonstrate cultural diversity as described above. Follow instructions here to file the FAFSA.


Act Six Scholarship

Description: Taylor University has partnered with Degrees of Change to offer the Act Six Scholarship. Act Six goal is to provide a high-quality education for emerging urban, leadership students from Chicago and Indianapolis who wish to impact their campus and enrich their urban communities. Students apply for the Act Six scholarship, and those who are selected participate in a five-month training course to prepare for a successful, whole-person oriented college experience.

Contact: Will Love, Act Six Program Specialist

More Information: See more about the Act Six program.


Indiana Residents

Alspaugh-Hodson Family Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Starting at $7,000

Eligibility: Must be an Indiana resident, full-time student majoring in Education, eligible for need-based aid, and have a personal relationship with Christ.

Application Deadline: February 15

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Muselman Memorial Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 - $10,000

Eligibility: Must be a full-time student; a resident of Adams County, Indiana; maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and give evidence of strong Christian leadership and character.

Application Deadline: February 15

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Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Up to $9,000

Eligibility: Must be an Indiana resident, full-time student pursuing a business degree, eligible for need-based aid, and have a personal relationship with Christ.

Application Deadline: February 15

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Miscellaneous

Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Description: Mr. Austin E. Knowlton, also known as “Dutch”, was the owner and Chairman of the Knowlton Construction Company, an organization started in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in 1937 and whose predecessors dated back to 1906. Mr. Knowlton, through his company, was responsible for over 600 major and significant construction projects throughout Ohio and the Midwest, including school buildings, hospitals, libraries and post offices. His friendship with Taylor University President Milo Rediger was transformative, as it led to the construction of seven major Taylor campus buildings over the course of 20 years.

Mr. Knowlton was a 1927 graduate of Bellefontaine High School in Logan County, Ohio and The Ohio State University, class of 1931, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. He became an avid sportsman with a 50-year interest in saddle bred horses, an original founding partnership of the Cincinnati Bengals where he served as Chairman, a major ownership interest for many years in the Cincinnati Reds, and a trusteeship of the Little Brown Jug Society for harness racing in Delaware, Ohio. Mr. Knowlton also was a leading philanthropist with The Ohio State School of Architecture named in his honor.

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Awarded to a resident of Ohio who graduated from a high school in Ohio, and is interested in majoring in a STEM related field. No separate application needed, recipient will be selected by the Admissions/Financial Aid Office in March.

Dollars for Scholars

Description: The Matching Form application for this scholarship can be found at your Dollars for Scholars local chapter.

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Match up to $500

Eligibility: Must be a Dollars for Scholars recipient


Endowed Scholarships

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Most reserved for full-time upperclassmen. No application required. Additional eligibility requirements may be applicable for each scholarship, such as a completed FAFSA form.


Halbrook Freedom Scholarship

Description: The Halbrook Family Foundation affirms its desire to advance the mission of Taylor University to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need. That mission, it believes, can only be truly advanced over time by a free people competing in free markets, unfettered by government in the practice of their faith and in pursuit of their God-given potential. For that reason, it has chosen to establish the Halbrook Freedom Scholarship to inspire and encourage Taylor students of deep Christian beliefs to grasp the essentiality of, and strive to uphold, the enduring principles of the United States of America. In so doing, these recipients will bequeath to the future a way of life that has made this country the most prosperous and generous in human history. There is a special, though not exclusive, interest in helping students interested in entrepreneurship, education, media, and government.

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 per year (renewable)

Eligibility: You must have filed the FAFSA and be accepted to Taylor University prior to applying.

Application Deadline: February 15

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J-Gen Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 per year

Eligibility: Awarded to students who enroll full-time at Taylor University and have attended the Joshua Generation conference on Taylor University’s campus.

Ask your Admissions Counselor for more details.


Phi Theta Kappa/American Honors Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Awarded to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa/American Honors Society.


Summit Ministries Scholarship

Type of Aid: Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 per year

Eligibility: Awarded to Summit students who enroll full-time as first-time students at Taylor University.

Ask your Admissions Counselor for more details.