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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.
* 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.
* 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.
In addition to Academic Scholarships, King University provides opportunities for additional
scholarships and grants.
King Academic Scholarships
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
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.
*Students receiving Snider Honors Scholarship cannot also receive the Phi Theta Kappa
Scholarship. Students can however participate in both programs.
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 for students that already have a Financial Aid package may result in a financial aid adjustment.
Music Major Scholarship
Theatre Major Scholarship
Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) Major Scholarship
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. Auditions for students that already have a Financial Aid package may result in a financial aid adjustment.
Instrumental Participation Scholarship
Choral Participation Scholarship
Theatre Participation Scholarship
DMAD Participation Scholarship*
*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
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
Athletes are required to try out and those who are U.S. Citizens must complete the
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
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
Students must meet criteria with the VA Tobacco Commission. Students must reside in Southwest or Southside Virginia. New for student enrolling fall 2017 and
Loans of $2,000 per year
The loan is forgivable if student works or lives back in the tobacco region. See
www.ticscholarshiploan.org for details.
Anne Liston Foundation Scholarship
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.
Up to $2,000
Funding is renewable annually contingent upon academic standing, conduct, and completion
of the required stipulations.
Liston Family Scholars
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
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.
Full Cost of Tuition, Fees, and Room
(4 year scholarship with continuous undergrad enrollment)
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Scholarship
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
King Bell Scholarship
Students must live on campus to receive this award.
Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress and living on campus.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
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.
*Students receiving the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship cannot also receive the Snider
Honors Scholarship. Students can however participate in both programs.
King Alumni & Friends Grant (Need-Based)
A need -based grant, based on your FAFSA filing and housing status each year.
Amounts Vary Based on Need
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
Submit FAFSA and demonstrate high financial need.
Must meet federal eligibility requirements.
Federal SEOG Program
Submit FAFSA, must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient with high demonstrated financial
Amounts vary depending upon student's financial need. Must meet federal eligibility
Federal Teach Grant/Loan Program
Teacher Education fields offered at King University that qualify for the TEACH Grant
•Teacher Education - Biology•Teacher Education - Chemistry•Teacher Education - French•Teacher Education - Math•Teacher Education - Spanish
•Master of Education - Based on Undergraduate Degree
The King University Education Department, in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office,
will determine a student's eligibility for the TEACH Grant.
$4,000 per year (max of $16,000 for undergraduate and $8,000 for graduate)
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.
Tennessee Student Assistance Award
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
Student must be a non-Tennessee resident.
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.