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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.

View 2019-Spring 2020 Scholarships and Grants

*The Traditional Freshman Academic Scholarships Table above is for students first enrolling at King University for Fall 2020. 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 March 1, 2020. 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 2020. 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.

2020-2021 Scholarships and Grants Program Eligibility
King Scholarships

Amount(s)

Traditional

AGS

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.
Amounts Vary

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.
$1,000

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.

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, 2017. Auditions after this date for students that already have a Financial Aid package may result in a financial aid adjustment.
  • 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

Female students that are residents of AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA. Must demonstrate high financial need and Christian commitment.
$5,000

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 FAFSA.
Coach's discretion.

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.
Amounts Vary.

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.
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.
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 foundation.
Up to $2,000

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

Students must live on campus to receive this award.
$2,000

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.
$1,000
Grants

Amount(s)

Traditional

AGS

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.
$400-$6,095

Must meet federal eligibility requirements.
Federal SEOG Program

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

Amounts vary depending upon student's financial need. Must meet federal eligibility requirements.
Federal Teach Grant/Loan Program

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.
$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.
$4,000
King Out of State Grant

Student must be a non-Tennessee resident.
$2,000

Scholarship is renewable with satisfactory progress.

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.

Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Cancer Victim Scholarship
The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Call to Serve Scholarship - Criminal Justice Majors
Innovation in Education Scholarship
Scholarships 4 Moms
Support Creativity 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 Heritage
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"
Skylights for Less Scholarship
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
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
American Academy of CPR and First Aid Scholarship
GreenPal Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur
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
USSelfStorage College Scholarship
Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest
Trucking United Computer Science Scholarship
AZAZIE Scholarship
Church Mutual Religious Scholars Program
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
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship
MigVapor Essay Contest Scholarship
Women of Williamson Tennessee (For female students in Williamson Co, TN)
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Burger King Scholarship
Union Plus Scholarship Program
Rhodes Scholarship Program
Accounting Scholarships
Best Colleges Scholarships
Business Scholarships
College Board Scholarships
College NET
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