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One Campus Scholarship

Note: This information is valid for new students entering Cedarville in 2014–15.

The One Campus Scholarship is awarded annually to select students seeking to enhance the Cedarville Community through their personal experience and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity.  $1,000 minimum award.

The One Campus Mindset

Cedarville University is a local community of learners. We function as one context of the body of Christ. Within this context we strive to live with one another in unity, peace, and righteousness. Our ability to fully demonstrate these qualities of Christian community is limited by the extent to which we resemble the breadth of God’s family. Recognizing that unity is not uniformity, and based on the diversity that we witness in the body of Christ, we believe that greater diversity at Cedarville University enhances the educational experience by providing a better context for demonstrating the unifying power of the Gospel. It also better equips all our students for success in the increasingly global and diverse workplace that awaits them.

As a Christ-centered learning community, Cedarville University has a calling that is higher than tolerance, superficial compliance or obligation. Our goal is purposeful transformation to the image of Christ. Rather than embracing concepts like tolerance, we are called to build Christian community. Such a community should model the reality of the body of Christ, inclusive of diverse people of God using varied gifts for God’s glory. The policies and values of such a Christ-centered University should reflect the Biblical mandate to be ministers of reconciliation, and to bring about genuine unity within a diverse world.


A student (US citizen or permanent resident) may qualify for this award if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student
  • First generation US Citizen or permanent resident
  • 5+ years living in a significantly multiethnic community (domestic)
  • 5+ years living internationally
  • Any school or community activities that are diversity related
  • Commitment to advancing diverse organizations, ministries or communities as demonstrated by letter of recommendation
  • Student minority status based on race or ethnicity
  • Demonstrated interest or commitment to participating in one of Cedarville's diversity initiatives

International students (those who are in the US on a student visa) should review the International Aid webpage for their aid options as they are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.


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To apply for the One Campus Scholarship:

  • Complete the online scholarship application
  • As part of the online application, complete the essay (300-750 word maximum) describing your personal background and experience and how you believe that experience will contribute to the One Campus mindset at Cedarville University.
  • Optional: Complete and submit the FAFSA to have financial need considered in your scholarship application review.
  • Priority scholarship decisions will be announced beginning March 1st.
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as funding is limited.


$1,000 minimum per year

  • Full-time enrollment required (minimum 12 credit hours per semester at Cedarville)
  • Eligibility expires after eight semesters of attendance
  • Limited to fall and spring semesters only
  • This award may be combined with other scholarships and grants
  • Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the FAFSA in order for financial need to be considered in determining the scholarship award amount.


Yes, as long as the student maintains a Cedarville Cum GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • Annual review is performed at the end of the spring semester.

For scholarship renewal, the student is again encouraged to complete the FAFSA in order for financial need to be considered in determining the renewed scholarship amount.

  • Note: The FAFSA is not required to receive or renew the One Campus Scholarship; however, without a valid FAFSA, financial need will not be considered in determining the scholarship amount. If you would like your level of need to be considered, you must submit the FAFSA annually.