Institutional Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Nancy M. Christian Scholarships

Covers cost of tuition and fees. Selected scholars will be invited to campus in the Spring for Scholars Weekend to interview for one of five Nancy M. Christian Scholarships. Strength of high school curriculum, weighted core grade point average, standardized test scores, quality of the essay, range and type of extracurricular activities, maturity, and leadership capacity are all factors considered in the selection. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

1825 Scholars Scholarship

Up to $20,000 awarded annually to candidates based on their application to the college. Consideration will be given to strength of high school curriculum; essay; core grade point average; standardized test scores; co-curricular activities; and leadership and service roles. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

President’s Scholarship

Up to $18,000 awarded annually to new freshman students who have an ACT/SAT test score of at least 26/1740 and have a weighted core grade point average of 3.5. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Dean’s Scholarship

Up to $12,000 awarded annually to new freshman students who have an ACT/SAT test score of at least 22/510 and have a weighted core grade point average of 3.1. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Trustee’s Scholarship

Up to $7,000 awarded annually to new freshman students who have an ACT/SAT test score of at least 22/1510 and have a weighted core grade point average of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Centenary Award

Up to $9,000 awarded annually to students who do not meet the requirements of above scholarships. Consideration is based on academic performance. This scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Challenge Awards

Up to $4,000 awarded annually to new students based on several 'challenge' criteria such as extracurricular involvement, outstanding essay, official campus visit, 5 or more AP/IB/Dual credit courses. This award is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Athletic Scholarship (no awards after 2012-13)

As Centenary transitions to Division III, athletic scholarships will only be awarded to returning students who previously had this type of scholarship. No new athletic scholarships will be awarded.

Hurley School of Music Scholarship

The School of Music offers awards for majors as well as smaller awards for non-music majors who participate in one of Centenary’s ensembles. Auditions are required for the competitive awards.

Centenary College Choir Scholarship

Auditions are required for this scholarship. It is not necessary to be a music major to be a member of the Choir.

Theatre and Art Scholarship (Talent)

Applicants should contact the appropriate office to schedule an audition or to present a portfolio.

Christian Leadership Center (CLC) Scholarship

Admission to the Christian Leadership Center requires an essay and an interview with the Director.

Legacy Award

A $1,000 annual award to new students who are the child, grandchild or sibling of a Centenary alumnus.

United Methodist Minister’s Dependent Grant

A $5,000 annual grant is awarded to full-time students who are dependents of an ordained United Methodist Minister.

Centenary College Grants

From the earnings of the endowment, Centenary awards renewable grants. Applicants must be a full-time student in good academic standing.

Endowed Scholarships

Please see the college catalog for a listing and criteria.

Application Process
The admissions application serves as the scholarship application. Therefore, every student who applies for admission is automatically considered for scholarship assistance.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee
The committee is comprised of three faculty members and the Director of the FAO. The committee hears appeals of applicants who have lost their scholarships or are not meeting SAP (see section 19). All appeals are made in writing.

Meeting Times
The meetings are called by the Director of FAO as needed.

Members
Members are selected from the faculty serving on the Enrollment Management Committee. One faculty member from each division of the college (natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities) serves on the committee.

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