2022–23 Freshmen Student Aid
President's Scholar Award
For Fall 2022, the University will offer the President's Scholar Award to recognize students' academic achievements. These renewable scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000 per year based on high school credentials. No separate application is required. Qualifying GPA or standardized test scores (not required*) must be submitted by July 31.
*Due to limited availability of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedarville will not require a standardized test score as a requirement for admission for students entering any term through spring 2023. For more details, visit the Test Optional FAQs page.
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Through generous gifts from our donors along with budgeted institutional funds, the University offers need-based aid to help cover students' unmet financial need. Completion of the FAFSA is required.
Important Deadlines and Information
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships which require a separate Cedarville application
The following scholarships have specific eligibility requirements. If you meet the eligibility requirements and choose to apply, make sure that you also pay attention to the application deadline.
President's Ministry Impact Scholarship. Celebrating Cedarville's strong support for the local church and those who invest their lives in full-time ministry, this scholarship is awarded to selected students whose parent is in full-time ministry and who demonstrate excellent Christian character and leadership abilities. An application is required.
Dr. Deforia Lane Diversity Scholarship. The Dr. Deforia Lane Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually to select undergraduate students seeking to enhance the Cedarville Community through their personal experience and appreciation for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Foster Care and Adoption Scholarship. This generous scholarship is awarded to one new student each year who has grown up in the foster care system and is now seeking to enroll at Cedarville. An application is required.
Donor-Funded Scholarships. Donor-funded scholarships allow donors to meet individual student needs or recognize academic achievement through annually funded or endowed named scholarships.
Academic Program Scholarships are associated with select academic programs (Pharmacy, Music, Worship, ROTC, and others). These are awarded by faculty within each department. Pay attention to individual scholarship deadlines.
Athletic Scholarships are awarded to top-performing athletes on an individual basis by the coaches.
Dr. S. L. Sherrill Honorary Scholarship. Five $2,000 scholarships will be offered to students from North Raleigh Christian Academy.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship. The Choose Ohio First scholarship is designed to strengthen Ohio's competitiveness in STEMM fields.
Church Matching Scholarship match gifts that a church contributes to a student and demonstrate our passion to partner with local churches in equipping students for lifelong service.
Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange Opportunities: Cedarville University offers tuition benefits to its full-time faculty, staff, and administrators and participates in the Tuition Exchange program sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges.
Outside Scholarships that Cedarville students have obtained throughout the years are listed for students to research and apply for on their own. FASTWeb is recommended by Cedarville as an online scholarship search engine to find outside scholarships for additional aid.