Date: December 22, 2005
Andrews University has invested millions of dollars to help students achieve their dream of receiving a high quality Christian education over the past four years through the Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS) program. Beginning in the fall of 2006, Andrews is making those dreams even more affordable. With the new and improved APS, new students will now have the opportunity to receive up to $32,000 ($8,000 per year) in scholarship money, an increase of $1,000 to $2,000 a year over previous APS levels.
Previously, incoming freshmen have received between $4,000 and $24,000 ($1,000 to $6,000 per year) in scholarships, based on a combination of their GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Now, freshmen can expect to receive between $8,000 and $32,000 ($2,000 to $8,000 in APS scholarships each year). Transfer students, who previously could expect to receive between $1,500 and $4,000 annually, based on their transfer GPA, can look forward to receiving between $2,500 and $6,000 annually as they complete their undergraduate degree.
For example, a freshman with a 3.0 GPA and an 18 composite ACT score receives $16,000 ($4,000 per year); and a freshman with a 3.75 GPA and 28 composite ACT score receives $32,000 ($8,000 a year). A transfer student with a transfer GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 receives $2,500 per year; a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 gets them $4,000 per year, and a GPA over 3.5 guarantees them $6,000 a year.
?The Andrews Partnership Scholarship is an exciting and significant investment in our students as they make an investment in a Christian university education that will help them fulfill God?s calling for their lives,? said Stephen Payne, vice president of Enrollment Management. ?As the program expands next year, it can bring significantly more money; in fact, it can mean as much as $8,000 to $32,000 over four years to help cover the cost of a degree.?
Students can log onto http://connect.andrews.edu/invest/aps and plug in their test scores and GPA into the APS calculator to find out exactly how much they can expect to receive.