Scholarships

A common misconception about scholarships is that they are only available for the smartest students with the highest GPAs. Now while it is true that many scholarships are merit-based, there are just as many that aren't. Many scholarships are awarded based on need, residency, ethnic background, major, and more. In fact, there are scholarships out there for just about every kind of student. Click on the headings below to learn more. 

The APS is available to undergraduates including Canadian and international students. The Undergraduate Admissions Office will determine the scholarship amounts for incoming freshmen and transfer students. To establish the scholarship amount, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will determine a rating based on the following guidelines:

  • Confirmed U.S. SAT or ACT scores
  • Confirmed U.S. cumulative GPA (following the conclusion of the sixth semester for academy or high school)
To determine your award amount, please visit our online APS Calculator, or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further details.

Andrews Partnership Scholarship award amounts are as follows:

Freshmen that have successfully met the admission requirements of Andrews University will receive a scholarship of $6,000 - $12,000 per year, for four years. Freshmen are eligible for an additional annual $2,000 special APS for either (only one) of the following: 1. ACT composite of 30-33 or  2. SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics combination score of 1330 to 1480 (writing not included) or 3. a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. Transfer students do not qualify for the additional APS for the ACT or SAT scores since their APS is based on their cumulative college GPA. However, Transfer students can qualify for the additional APS if they are a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

Scholarship 4-Year Total
  • $12,000=$48,000
  • $10,000=$40,000
  • $8,000=$32,000
  • $6,000=$24,000

Transfer Students (transferring 25 or more semester credits) to Andrews University who are full-time undergraduates and in their first degree program may be eligible for an Andrews Partnership Scholarship. Based on their college GPA, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will grant an Andrews Partnership Scholarship according to the following:

GPA Scholarship Amount
  • 3.50 and higher=$9,000
  • 3.00 to 3.49=$7,000
  • 2.50 to 2.99=$5,000
  • Below 2.50=$3,000

Andrews Gift Aid
In addition to the Andrews Partnership Scholarship, Andrews University makes Andrews Gift monies available to help satisfy the student's need as determined by the financial aid information. To be eligible for Andrews Gift, students must complete the financial aid application process. 

"Be the Salt" Scholarship
Andrews University seeks to award students for leadership work during their high school years, indicating a dedication to serving others and their school. Students who are elected to the high school leadership positions listed in the Andrews University bulletin under "Be the Salt" are eligible for a $750 scholarship for the Andrews University Early College Experience. Awardees must participate in the Summer Leadership Lap portion of the program. The scholarship is available to students entering their senior year of high school or entering their freshman year of university. For additional information, visit our Andrews University Early College page.

Named Scholarships
Endowments and other restricted scholarship funds from alumni and friends of the university provide specially named scholarships as part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship. Selected students are awarded, by their school, a named scholarship based on academic performance, declared major and career goals. The named, endowed scholarship becomes part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship.

Student Missionary/Taskforce Volunteer Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has served as a Student Missionary or Taskforce Volunteer and enrolls full time at Andrews University the year following the year of service. The $1,500 scholarship is a one-year award divided over two semesters. It is not transferable to any other school or any other student. Approval for this scholarship is given by the Director of the Student Missionary/Taskforce Volunteer Program in the Campus Ministries Office. This scholarship is not part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship.

Summer Ministries Scholarship Program
Summer camp scholarship will be based on $190 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks or $2,470.  Student Financial Services will determine the amount of the scholarship based on the information received from camp directors in time for financial clearance. Magabooks and HHES are matched 50% of the net earnings. The entire net earnings must be placed onto the student's account at Andrews University before the scholarship is given. The scholarship cap is $2,600.  Andrews University Field Evangelism summer scholarship and church outreach program is matched 100% of the net earnings based on information given to Student Financial Services from the Andrews University Religion Department,church, or conference.  The scholarship cap is $2,400. All summer scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates and graduates attending the Berrien Springs campus. The scholarship closing date for consideration is October 31 of the current academic year. If a student attends Adventist Colleges Abroad, Student Missionary or Task Force that Fall their scholarship will be held until the following year and funds disbursed the next Fall semester. If they also work in a summer ministries program that year the scholarship would be given that Fall.

National Merit/National Achievement Finalist Scholarship and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

Andrews University rewards National Merit/National Achievement Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars a special Andrews Partnership Scholarship that covers 100% tuition for four years for incoming freshmen with a cap of 144 credits and limited to a degree. To confirm receipt of the scholarship, submit appropriate records to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. All gift aid received by the awardees, including a university scholarship or grant, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition for up to 16 credits per semester, book charges of up to $550 per semester, plus General and recognized course fees. When total gift aid is more than the costs mentioned above, the university scholarship or grant is reduced until gift aid equals the costs. All gift aid is added in the following order: external scholarships, merit aid, and then need-based aid. Should the external scholarships and merit-aid portions exceed the tuition, books and fees limit, boarding students may include the minimum costs of room and board in the calculation.

Music Performance Scholarships
Performance Scholarships vary up to $1500 for members of the Department of Music Choirs, Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. To  be eligible for a performance scholarship, students must complete an application process, audition and match the needs of the ensemble(s). Recipients do not have to be a music major to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is not part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship. Click here to access and download scholarship application and recommendation forms from the Music department's webpage.

Student's Guide to Scholarship Application Safety

 Graduate Student Scholarship Information

                     (links to Scholarships page in Graduate Student website)