2017–18 President's Excellence Scholarship - New Freshmen

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Note: This information is valid for new freshmen students entering Cedarville in 2017–18.


A student may qualify for this award in one of two ways:

1. Based on being identified as a National Merit or National Achievement finalist / semifinalist.

  • Students should submit a copy of their National Merit Semifinalist notification letter to admissions.

2. Based on high school GPA and best one-day test score.

  • 31+ ACT or 1420+ SAT (Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)
  • 3.75 high school GPA (unweighted 4.0 scale; there is no rounding of the cumulative GPA)

NOTE: Scholarship decisions are based on GPA and test scores received by Cedarville by April 30.

  • Cedarville accepts updated GPA and test score information received by April 30th.
  • Scholarships may be upgraded based upon information received by April 30th.


No separate application is necessary.


$14,000 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


Yes, this award is renewable as long as the student maintains a Cedarville Cum GPA of 3.2 or higher at time of annual review.

  • Annual review is performed after spring semester grades are processed.
  • Note: There is no rounding of the cumulative GPA.

What if student's Cum GPA falls below 3.2? Is this award renewable at a later time?

  • Yes, students whose Cedarville Cum GPA is below 3.2 at time of annual review may have their award reinstated if their Cedarville Cum GPA is raised to meet the required 3.2.
  • Reinstatement reviews are performed after each semester.