2020–21 Freshmen Student Aid

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Academic and Achievement Scholarships

President's Society Fellows Scholarship

Award: $20,000 per year
Criteria: 34+ ACT, 1490+ SAT, or 104 CLT *
and 4.00 HS GPA; Competitively awarded based on campus interview, excellent Christian character, and leadership ability

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President's Excellence Scholarship

Award: $15,000 per year
Criteria: 31+ ACT, 1390+ SAT, or 94+ CLT *
and 3.75 HS GPA
National Merit or National Achievement finalist/semifinalist

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Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship

Award: $13,000 per year
Criteria: 27+ ACT, 1260+ SAT, or 84+ CLT *
and 3.5 HS GPA

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Dean's Excellence Scholarship

Award: $11,500 per year
Criteria: 25+ ACT, 1200+ SAT, or 78+ CLT *
and 3.2 HS GPA;

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Faculty Excellence Scholarship

Award: $9,500 per year
Criteria: 22+ ACT, 1100+ SAT, or 72+ CLT *
and 3.0 HS GPA;

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Cedarville Achievement Scholarship

Award: $6,000 per year
Criteria: All other students

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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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Note: Scholarship decisions are based on GPA scores received by July 31 and standardized test(s) taken by July 31.
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Please review the following important deadlines and information:

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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.

One Campus Leadership Scholarship. The One Campus Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students seeking to enhance the Cedarville community through their personal experience and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity.

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.

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.

FASTWeb is recommended by Cedarville as an online resource to find outside scholarships for additional aid.

Foster Care 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.

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

Outside Scholarships that Cedarville students have obtained throughout the years are listed for students to research and apply for on their own.

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.