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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.

Using the calculator linked below, discover what scholarships you may be eligible for:

 

 

Other King Scholarships and Grants

In addition to Academic Scholarships found using the calculator linked above, King University provides opportunities for additional scholarships and grants.

Scholarships

The Anne Liston Endowed 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.

Download the application

Amount(s)

  • Up to $2,000

Renewable

  • Funding is renewable annually contingent upon academic standing, conduct, and completion of the required stipulations.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

New or returning students, apply for your chance to be awarded a scholarship of $1,200 per year!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the University in effect at the time of any award;
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless he/she has fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  • Preference shall be given to a Business, Marketing, or Communication Major or similar for an undergraduate student or a student in the MBA program;
  • Preference given to students who can demonstrate leadership through their involvement in extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, student clubs and organizations, church, volunteer activities, and/or sports;
  • Hold a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; students maintaining a 3.0 GPA are eligible to continue receiving the scholarship in subsequent years.

Download the application.

Note: If using a Mac computer to complete this application, please submit your information and questionnaire responses in a separate document to Micah Crews at mrcrews@king.edu.

Amount

  • $1,200

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Adult and Graduate Students

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) 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 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.

Download the application

Amount(s)

  • Up to $2,000

Renewable

  • Funding is renewable annually contingent upon academic standing, conduct, and completion of the required stipulations.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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

Amount

  • $1,000

Renewable

  • Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory participation in Snider Honors Program.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Scholarships are based on High School GPA and Test Scores for new Freshman and Transfer GPA for New Transfer students.

Amount(s)

  • Amounts vary.
  • Estimates available here.

Renewable

  • Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory academic progress.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Athletes are required to try out and those who are U.S. Citizens must complete the FAFSA.

Amount(s)

  • Coach’s discretion.
  • Athletic Scholarship recipients can only receive Academic and Honors Scholarships along with their Athletic Scholarship.
  • Not eligible for any other King University Awards.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Students must live on campus to receive this award.

Amount(s)

  • $2,000

Renewable

Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress and living on campus.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Guarantees full tuition covered for four years

King University is proud to announce the Commitment Scholarship. This scholarship affirms King University’s commitment to providing an affordable education at one of the premier private Christian Universities in East Tennessee, including those that are most challenged economically. The Commitment Scholarship guarantees that full tuition is covered for four years to Tennessee students that meet the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Parent Adjusted Gross Income of $55,000 or less and are Federal PELL Grant eligible on the 2020-21 FAFSA.
  • The student is a first-time freshman at King University starting in the fall 2020 semester.
  • The student must be a Tennessee resident that is TN HOPE eligible.
  • The student must enroll as a fulltime student in a traditional program at King.
  • An additional application for this program is not required. New accepted freshman for the fall 2020 semester will be automatically reviewed by the financial aid office.

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Amount(s)

  • Amount of the King Commitment Scholarship will vary. The King Commitment Scholarship along with all other federal, state, and King Institutional scholarships and grants will be guaranteed to cover full tuition at King University. This is a last-dollar award to get a student total gift aid from all sources to add up to full tuition at King University.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Open to students majoring in the Performing Visual Arts Programs. These awards are based on 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.

Amount(s)

  • 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

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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.

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. Audition priority deadline is December 15. Auditions after this date for students that already have a Financial Aid package may result in a financial aid adjustment.

Amount(s)

  • 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

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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

Download the application

Amount

  • $5,000.

Renewable

  • Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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.

Amount

  • $1,000

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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.

Amount(s)

  • Amounts Vary.

Renewable

  • 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.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Adult and Graduate Students
Grants

Submit FAFSA and demonstrate high financial need.

Amount(s)

  • $400 – $6,095.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Adult and Graduate Students
  • Must meet federal eligibility requirements.

Submit FAFSA, must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient with high demonstrated financial need.

Amount(s)

  • Amounts vary depending upon student’s financial need.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Must meet federal eligibility requirements.

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

The King University Education Department, in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, will determine a student’s eligibility for the TEACH Grant.

Amount(s)

  • $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.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Adult and Graduate Students

A need-based grant, based on your FAFSA filing and housing status each year.

Amount(s)

  • Amounts vary based on need.
  • Does not automatically renew each year.
  • Changes in family income and assets reported on the FAFSA each year can affect the grant amount.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

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.

Amount(s)

  • $4,000

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students
  • Adult and Graduate Students

Student must be a non-Tennessee resident.

Amount(s)

  • $2,000

Renewable

  • Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress.

Program Eligibility

  • Traditional Students

Outside Scholarship 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.

Chairish Scholarship Program
ByteBitBit Scholarship - Information Technology
PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship
JusticePays.com Scholarship Essay Contest
Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2020
SallieMae Bridging the Dream Graduate Scholarships
BodyLogicMD Scholarship Program - for Aspiring Medical Professionals
Altrusa International - District Four Oak Ridge, TN - Community Scholarship
TN Environmental Network Scholarship Program
Zippia - Career Expert Scholarship
Baron and Budd Mesotelioma Cancer Victim Scholarship
The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Call to Serve Scholarship - Criminal Justice Majors
Innovation in Education Scholarship
Scholarships 4 Moms
Support Creativy Scholarship - Undergraduate and Graduate
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Beinecke Scholarship
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship (stigma in mental illness)
Prospanica Scholarships for Hispanic/Latino Hertiage
SR Education Group Scholarship - Graduate Students
Barbara A Cooley Master's Scholarship - Graduate Students
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship - Women in STEM
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship Program for Minority Students:
National Cellular Directory Scholarship:
Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
The Tommy Smith Scholarship:
Health Education and Awareness Scholarship Program:
Appalachian Heath Career Scholarships:
Slumber Yard $1500 Scholarship:
Women Techmakers Scholars Program:
Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship:
The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship:
Game Development Scholarship Program
Youth Forward Scholarship Program - "In the Driver's Seat:"
Law Offices of Anthony J Vecchio, Creative Scholarship Program:
David Resnick & Associates, PC - Veteran Grant:
Rosen & Ohr Law Firm Scholarship Contest:
Yeboah Law Group, P.A., Make A Difference Academic Scholarship:
ZipRecruiter Scholarship:
OppU Achievers Scholarship
Innovation in Education Scholarship
American Academy of CPR and First Aid Scholarship
2019 Addiction Treatment Education Scholarship
Westwind Recovery 2019 General Education Scholarship
SACHS Marketing Group 2019 Scholarship
Achieve TMS Mental Health Scholarship
Goedeker's College Scholarships:
National Contract Management Association - East TN Chapter *Business Majors-Multiple Scholarships:
The John Jesensky Scholarship:
Search University Essay Scholarship Contest:
Addiction Awareness Scholarship:
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts -Visual Arts Fellowship:
The Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship Program:
Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program:
Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship:
TopNotch Renovations Scholarship:
Ampronix College Scholarship:
Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship:
Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest:
Trucking United Computer Science Scholarship:
AZAZIE Scholarship:
Adore Me Scholarship *Female Business Majors*:
Aurumania Bike Challenge Scholarship Program *Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Applied Science and Art Majors*:
The Realty Medics Scholarship:
Parenting Scholarship for Cyberbullying Prevention:
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship:
Gates Millennium Scholars Program:
Burger King Scholarship:
Union Plus Scholarship Program:
Rhodes Scholarship Program:
Actuary Scholarships
Best Colleges Scholarships
Business Scholarships
College Board Scholarships
College NET
Computer Science Scholarships
Fast Web
Go College
Hispanic Scholarships
International Scholarships
Minority Scholarships
P.E.O. Scholarships
Sallie Mae Scholarships
STEM Scholarships
STEM Scholarships
Study Abroad Scholarships
US News Scholarships
Veteran Scholarships
Loan Repayment Opportunities:
Loan Repayment and Forgiveness for Nursing: