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Scholarships

At Biola, we seek to make our unique, Christ-centered education more affordable for you and your family. That is why we’ve expanded our 2019–20 scholarships for both freshmen and transfer students. Academic scholarships now range from $6,000 to $20,000 for freshmen and $7,000 to $13,000 for transfer students.

View 2018–2019 scholarships


Freshman Academic Scholarship

Amount for 2019–2020 School Year

  • President's — $20,000
  • Provost's — $18,500
  • Dean's — $17,000
  • Eagle's — $14,000
  • Founder's Grant — $6,000

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements based on the student's unweighted final high school GPA and scores received on the SAT or ACT. Transfer students see below.

Application

No separate application required. See note below.

Deadline

Updated GPA and SAT/ACT scores are due by May 1.

Renewal

Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained.

Funding

Biola University

Calculate your Academic Scholarship
Enter your GPA and at least one test score:

Unweighted High School GPA

Math + Critical Reading Only

Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

You qualify for:

Transfer Heritage Academic Scholarship

Amount for 2019-2020 School Year

$7,000–$13,000 per year.

Scholarship College GPA Award Amount for 2019–2020
William Blackstone Transfer Academic Scholarship 3.5+ $13,000
Anna Horton Transfer Academic Scholarship 3.0 – 3.49 $12,000
Lyman Stewart Transfer Academic Scholarship 2.75 – 2.99 $11,000
6th & Hope Transfer Academic Scholarship 2.5 – 2.74 $7,000

Eligibility

The student is eligible if he/she is transferring 15 or more credits, based on a college transcript. If the student is transferring 14 credits or less, he/she is only eligible for the traditional academic scholarship based on the student's high school transcript.

Application

No separate application required. See note below.

Deadline

Updated college transcripts are due at the end of the student's spring semester. Transfer students entering Biola for the fall semester must ensure that their most up-to-date transcripts are in the possession of the Biola Admissions Office no later than July 1. Transfer students entering Biola for the spring semester must ensure that their most up-to-date transcripts are in the possession of the Biola Admissions Office no later than January 15.

Renewal

Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained.

Funding

Biola University

Alumni Dependent Scholarship

Amount

$1,000 per year.

Eligibility

The student is eligible if he/she is the dependent of someone who has completed 30 credits of coursework at Biola University (including Talbot School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology or the Cook School of Intercultural Studies) at the time the student enters Biola. Teaching credential students are not eligible.

Application

No separate application required. The eligible student should indicate "alumni" on the parent section of the Biola University Application for Admission.

Deadline

No deadline. Priority given to early applicants.

Renewal

Annually renewable.

Funding

Biola University

Note: The Office of Admissions automatically awards the Alumni Dependent Scholarship at the time the eligible student is admitted to Biola University.

Church Matching Scholarship

Amount for 2018–2019 School Year

Up to $1,300 per year (split between fall and spring semesters).

Eligibility

The student is eligible if he/she has demonstrated financial need and is at least a half-time student. To qualify, the eligible student must receive financial sponsorship from a church. Biola University will match up to $1,300 of support per year.

Application

Completed FAFSA (Biola listed) and Church Matching Scholarship application.

Church sponsorship check should be written out to Biola University and attached to the Church Matching Scholarship Application.

Deadline

October 2 for full-year or fall-only students; March 1 for spring-only students.

Renewal

Non-renewable. Student must reapply annually based on financial need and additional church sponsorship.

Funding

Biola University

Note: The Office of Financial Aid awards the Church Matching Scholarship. ELSP students should see the Financial Aid office for additional eligibility details.

FirstGen Scholars Program Scholarship

Amount

$3,000 per year.

Eligibility

  • Any incoming student who is a first generation college student (i.e., neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • Must file the FAFSA or the California Dream Act application and must demonstrate need verified by Biola's Financial Aid Office.
  • Stated commitment to participate in the FirstGen Scholars Program at Biola University.

Application

The application for the FirstGen Scholars Program Scholarship is now open. Apply for the scholarship.

Deadline

  • Freshmen Applicants: February 1, 2019
  • Transfer Applicants: March 1, 2019

Renewal

Annually renewable with active participation in the FirstGen Scholars program.

Funding

Biola University

Note: The department of Student Enrichment & Intercultural Development (SEID) oversees the FirstGen Scholars program and scholarship. The FAFSA or California Dream Act application must be filed in order for your scholarship application to be considered. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are available for the following programs: Athletics, Music, Art, Science, Intercultural Studies, Journalism, Public Relations and Communications (forensics and theater). For information regarding specific departments, contact the Office of Admissions.

Amount

Varies.

Eligibility

The student is eligible on the basis of his/her achievement or potential in a certain field. Some department scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need.

Application

Contact appropriate department.

Deadline

Contact appropriate department.

Renewal

Contact appropriate department.

Funding

Biola University/Restricted Scholarships

LEAD Scholarship (Leaders Engaging and Advancing Diversity)

Amount

$2,000–$6,000 per year.

Eligibility

The LEAD Scholars Program seeks applicants who are passionate about diversity, committed to growing with their cohort and willing to invest what they learn into the greater Biola community. Students should be curious, empathetic and willing to engage honestly in challenging discussions. Being a part of LEAD is a significant commitment and honor.

Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and/or cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students of any ethnic or racial background are welcome to apply.

Application

The LEAD Scholars Program is now receiving applications. Apply for the LEAD Scholarship.

Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials before being awarded the scholarship.

Deadline

  • Freshmen Applicants: February 1, 2019
  • Transfer Applicants: March 1, 2019

Note: In addition to completing the LEAD Scholarship application, you must also complete your undergraduate application and turn in all required documents (transcripts, test scores, etc.).

Renewal

Annually renewable with active participation in the LEAD Scholars program.

Funding

Biola University

Note: The LEAD Committee awards applicants. The office of Student Enrichment & Intercultural Development (SEID) oversees the LEAD Scholars Program.

International Student Grants

International Students (Non-U.S. Citizens) please refer to our Financial Aid for International Students page for more information on scholarships for international students.

TELACU Scholarship

Amount

Updated information coming soon.

Eligibility

Updated information coming soon.

Application

Updated information coming soon.

Deadline

Deadline information for 2019–20 coming soon.

Renewal

Student must re-apply each year through TELACU.

Funding

Updated information coming soon.

Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship

Amount for 2019–2020 School Year

Undergrad: Up to $3,000 per year.

Eligibility

Student veterans with current Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are eligible to apply. The student is eligible if he or she has demonstrated financial need and is at least a half-time student

Application

Applications are available after March 1, 2018 and are available though the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA and provide a current Certificate of Eligibility to be considered.

Deadline

Funds will be awarded first-come, first-serve throughout summer 2018.

Renewal

Non-renewable. Student must reapply annually based on financial need and availability of funds.

Funding

Ahmanson Foundation

NOTE: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at benefits.va.gov/gibill.