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Academic Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are gift monies awarded to students based on demonstrated talent in academics, scholar athletics, performing arts, and or extracurricular activities, as well as such factors as residency, Christian commitment, and financial need. You can obtain scholarships from many sources, including businesses, national organizations, and King University. Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid.

2019 Fall Academic Chart

* The Traditional Freshman Academic Scholarships Table above is for students first enrolling at King University for Fall 2019. Freshman Academic Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s high school GPA and test scores at the date of admission. Scholarship adjustments based on a change in high school GPA or Test Score can be requested by the student until May 1, 2019. No adjustments to scholarship amount will be made after this date.

**All scholarship levels are based on a 4.0 scale. All GPA calculations not based on a 4.0 academic scale (i.e. 5.0, 6.0 or others) will be converted to reflect an equivalent score on a 4.0 scale. Weighted scores will be utilized in the conversion.


Transfer Academic Merit

* The Traditional Transfer Academic Scholarships Table above is for students first enrolled at King University Fall 2019. The scholarship amount is based on a student’s transfer GPA at the time of admission.

 


Other King Scholarships and Grants

In addition to Academic Scholarships, King University provides opportunities for additional scholarships and grants. 

 

2019-2020 Scholarships and Grants 

Program Eligibility 

King Scholarships

Amount(s)

Traditional

AGS

       
King Academic Scholarships Amounts Vary  

Scholarships are based on High School GPA and Test Scores for new Freshman and Transfer GPA for New  Transfer students. Please see tables for specific scholarship amounts. 

Scholarship is renewable with Satisfactory Academic Progress.    
King Snider Honors Scholarship $1,000  

An interview is required.  Please contact the Admissions Office at 800.362.0014. Scholarship is only available for new Freshman and new Transfer students and must be accepted into the program prior to starting classes.  

Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory participation in Snider Honors Program.    
King Performing Arts Major Scholarships      

Open to student's majoring in the Preforming Visual Arts Programs. These awards are based off both talent and academics.  An audition or portfolio is required.  The Major Scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Honors Scholarship. Will replace the student's King Academic Scholarship.  Audition weekends will be announced.  Individual audition dates can also be set up. Please call the Admissions Office at 800.362.0014

to set up an audition. Auditions after this date for students that already have a Financial Aid  packages may result in a financial aid adjustment. 

     
Music Major Scholarship $9,000 - $15,000  
Theatre Major Scholarship $9,000 - $15,000  
Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) Major Scholarship $9,000 - $15,000  
       
King Performing Arts Participation Scholarships      

These awards are for students participating in the fine arts program, but not majoring in that field. To qualify, student must be enrolled in a King course such as band, theatre, choir, etc.  This award cannot be combined with the Performing Arts Major Scholarships. Individual audition dates can also be set up.  Please call the Admissions Office at 800.362.0014 to set up an audition.   

     
Instrumental Participation  Scholarship $2,000  
Choral Participation Scholarship $2,000  
Theatre Participation Scholarship $2,000  
DMAD Participation Scholarship* $2,000  

*DMAD requirements: Minor in program, take at least one DMAD class per semester per academic year and participate in two DMAD events per academic year.

     
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship $5,000  

Female students that are residents of AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA. Must demonstrate high financial need and Christian commitment. 

Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress.    
King Athletic Scholarship Coach's discretion.  
Athletes are required to try out and those who are U.S. Citizens must complete the FAFSA.

Athletic Scholarship recipients can only receive Academic and Honors Scholarships along with their Athletic Scholarship.  They are not eligible for any other King University Awards.

   
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Amounts Vary.

Must be a resident of TN, submit FAFSA by September 1 for Fall and February 1 for Spring and Summer, have a 3.00 High School GPA or a 21-ACT/980-SAT (Math and Critical Reading Only). Eligibility requirements are different for home school students.  

Renewable by maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA after 24 and 48 attempted hours.  At 72 attempted hours, or more, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or if the cumulative GPA is between a 2.75-2.99 and a semester GPA of 3.0.      
Tobacco Region Forgivable Loan Program Loans of $2,000 per year

Students must meet criteria with the VA Tobacco Commission.  Students must reside in Southwest or Southside Virginia.  New for student enrolling fall 2017 and after.

The  loan is forgivable if student works or lives back in the tobacco region.  See www.ticscholarshiploan.org for details.     
Anne Liston Foundation Scholarship Up to $2,000  

The Anne Liston Foundation Scholarship is designed to help assist King University students make their college experience as affordable as possible. This scholarship is for new first time students in the traditional college programs that enroll at the Bristol campus. Applicants of this scholarship must also meet one of the following criteria: 1) Son or Daughter of Presbyterian Clergy 2) Son or Daughter of Presbyterian church staff members 3) Son or Daughter of Presbyterian overseas  missionaries. This scholarship is designed to provide scholarship aid to student(s) who are not receiving athletic scholarship aid of any type. Any student receiving athletic aid as a new student or continuing student will not be eligible for this award. Recipients will be required to attend

specified functions and participate in a process to thank the foundation. 

Funding is renewable annually contingent upon academic standing, conduct, and completion of the required stipulations.    
Liston Family Scholars Full Cost of Tuition, Fees, and Room   

This fund is one of King University’s most prestigious academic awards and is available to incoming traditional first-year students who plan to live on campus.  Students must apply by February 15, annually and will be notified by March 31, of their acceptance. The award provides for the full cost of tuition, fees, and room at King University for a total of 4 years, based on continuous enrollment in an undergraduate program. Eligible recipients include: • Residents from a 150 mile radius of King University’s Bristol campus, (residing in Southwest Virginia,  Western North Carolina, Northeast Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky) • Students who are in the top 5% of their class This is a highly competitive and sought after award; therefore, recipients will be expected to

demonstrate commitment to academic scholarship, Christian fellowship, community/civic service, and peer engagement. A minimum of 40 hours of service per semester will be required of the student,dedicated to service to one or more of these areas. A mentor for the program will be assigned to outline the specific expectations for the recipient based on the student’s intended major and areas of interest.  The mentor will work to ensure the recipient meets all expectations.

(4 year scholarship with continuous undergrad enrollment)    
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Scholarship Up to $2,000  

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) Foundation Scholarship is designed to help assist King University students make their college experience as affordable as possible. This scholar-ship is for new first time students in the traditional college programs that enroll at the Bristol campus.  Applicants of this scholarship must also meet one of the following criteria: 1) Son or Daughter of Ordained Pastors (Teaching Elders) 2) Son or Daughter of Ordained Ruling Elders (RE) 3) Missionaries recognized by the World Outreach (WO) of the EPC.  In order to receive these funds these conditions must be met and verified. Please complete the required information on the opposite side of this application.  Recipients will be required to attend specified functions and participate in a process to thank the foundation.  

Funding is renewable annually contingent upon academic standing, conduct, and completion of the required stipulations.    
King Bell Scholarship $2,000  
Students must live on campus to receive this award. Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress and living on campus.    
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $1,000  

Awarded to potential student leaders.  Candidates must be members of Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society, have 40 transferable credits and have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average.  Documentation of membership is required.

     

GRANTS

Amount(s)

Traditional

AGS

       
King Alumni & Friends Grant (Need-Based) Amounts Vary Based on Need  
A need -based grant, based on your FAFSA filing and housing status each year. Does not automatically renew each year.  Changes in family income and assets reported on the FAFSA each year can effect the grant amount.    
Federal Pell Grant Program $400-$6,095
Submit FAFSA and demonstrate high financial need. Must meet federal eligibility requirements.    
Federal SEOG Program Amounts Vary  
Submit FAFSA, must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient with high demonstrated financial need. Amounts vary depending upon student's financial need.  Must meet federal eligibility requirements.      
Federal Teach Grant/Loan Program $4,000 per year (max of $16,000 for undergraduate and $8,000 for graduate)
Teacher Education fields offered at King University that qualify for the TEACH Grant Program:      

 

•Teacher Education - Biology
•Teacher Education - Chemistry
•Teacher Education - French
•Teacher Education - Math
•Teacher Education - Spanish                          

•Master of Education - Based on Undergraduate Degree                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required four years of teaching service within eight years after completing the coursework for which you received the grant, or if you otherwise do not meet the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that you must repay in full, with interest, dating back to the original disbursement date, to the Department of Education. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.    
The King University Education Department, in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, will determine a student's eligibility for the TEACH Grant.      
Tennessee Student Assistance Award $4,000
Must be a resident of TN, Submit FAFSA by mid January, and demonstrate high financial need with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2100 or less.       
King Out of State Grant $2,000  
Student must be a non-Tennessee resident.  Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress.    

Outside Scholarships Opportunities

Financial Aid has provided a list of outside scholarship opportunities for students. To the best of our ability, the sites are accurate, but it is the student’s responsibility to research and apply for each scholarship. The Financial Aid Office does not guarantee approval of the outside scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are listed only as a service to help King University students find additional financial aid. 

Direct Links: 

Scholarship Searches

Law Offices of Anthony J Vecchio, Creative Scholarship Program:  
https://www.anthonyvecchiolaw.com/scholarship-program/ Accounting Scholarships
David Resnick & Associates, PC - Veteran Grant:  
https://www.injuryclaimnyclaw.com/veterans-grant-contest/ Actuary Scholarships
Rosen & Ohr Law Firm Scholarship Contest:  
https://www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship/ Best Colleges Scholarships
Yeboah Law Group, P.A., Make A Difference Academic Scholarship:  
https://yeboahlawgroup.com/scholarship/ Business Scholarships
ZipRecruiter Scholarship:  
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship College Board Scholarships
OppU Achievers Scholarship  
https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/ College NET
Goedeker's College Scholarships:  
https://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship Fast Web
National Contract Management Association - East TN Chapter *Business Majors-Multiple Scholarships:  
http://www.ncmaet.com/education/nes-scholarship-application/ Go College
The John Jesensky Scholarship:  
http://www.johnjesenskygiving.com/ Hispanic Scholarships
Search University Essay Scholarship Contest:  
https://search.university/essay-contest International Scholarships
Addiction Awareness Scholarship:  
https://www.rehabcenter.net/addiction-awareness-scholarship/ Minority Scholarships
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts -Visual Arts Fellowship:  
https://www.vmfa.museum/programs/college/visual-arts-fellowships/ P.E.O. Scholarships
The Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship Program:  
https://landing.rmahq.org/SRC Sallie Mae Scholarships
Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program:  
https://slickdeals.net/scholarships/ STEM Scholarships
Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship:  
https://www.izenda.com/embedded-bi-and-analytics-scholarship/ Study Abroad Scholarships
TopNotch Renovations Scholarship:  
http://www.top-notchrenovations.com/top-notch-renovations-scholarship/ US News Scholarships
Ampronix College Scholarship:  
https://www.ampronix.com/ampronix-college-scholarship Veteran Scholarships
Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship:  
https://voymedia.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/  
USSelfStorage College Scholarship:  
https://usselfstorage.com/scholarship  
Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest:  
https://www.quickenloans.com/blog/quicken-loans-scholarship-essay-contest  
Trucking United Computer Science Scholarship:  
https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/faq/annual-scholarship.html  
AZAZIE Scholarship:  
https://www.azazie.com/scholarship  
Church Mutual Religious Scholars Program:  
https://www.scholarsapply.org/cmcares-scholars/  
Adore Me Scholarship *Female Business Majors*:  
https://www.adorememagazine.com/adore-me-scholarships/  
Aurumania Bike Challenge Scholarship Program *Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Applied Science and Art Majors*:  
http://www.aurumania.com/scholarship/  
The Realty Medics Scholarship:  
https://www.therealtymedics.com/helpful-resources/scholarships/  
Parenting Scholarship for Cyberbullying Prevention:  
https://toodrie.com/scholarship/  
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship:   
http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/library_pages/jeff_byrd_memorial_scholarship.aspx   
MigVapor Essay Contest Scholarship:  
https://www.migvapor.com/scholarship  
Women of Williamson Tennessee (For female students in Williamson Co, TN):  
http://www.womenofwilliamson.org/scholarship-application.html  
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship:  
https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs  
Gates Millennium Scholars Program:  
http://www.gmsp.org/  
Burger King Scholarship:  
https://www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financial-aid/burger-king-application/  
Union Plus Scholarship Program:  
https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships  
Rhodes Scholarship Program:  
http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html  
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship Program for Minority Students:  
https://www.aspeninstitute.org/programs/program-on-philanthropy-and-social-innovation-psi/william-randolph-hearst-endowed-fellowship-for-minority-students/  
Loan Repayment and Forgiveness for Nursing:  
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/apply-loan-repayment/index.html  

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