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NOTE: The 2021-22 cost information will be available by end of January 2021.

President's Scholar Award

For Fall 2021, 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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Need-based Scholarships

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.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Program Scholarships are associated with select academic programs (Pharmacy, Music, Worship, ROTC, and others). These are awarded by faculty within each department.

Athletic Scholarships are awarded to top-performing athletes on an individual basis by the coaches.

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.

Rev. James D. Parker Sr. Young Leader Scholarship. Cedarville's Office for Intercultural Leadership and the Baptist Fellowship Association (BFA) are offering one, full-tuition scholarship.

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. Scholarships are available to incoming computer science and computer engineering majors.

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.

Donor-Funded Scholarships. Donor-funded scholarships allow donors to meet individual student needs or recognize academic achievement through annually funded or endowed named scholarships.

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 resource to find outside scholarships for additional aid.