2020–21 President's Excellence Scholarship - New Freshmen

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Note: This information is valid for new freshmen students entering Cedarville in 2020–21.


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 academic credentials (high school GPA and superscore).

  • 31+ ACT, 1390+ SAT (Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing), or 94+ CLT
  • 3.75 high school GPA (there is no rounding of the cumulative GPA)

NOTE: Qualifying GPA scores must be received by July 31 and standardized test(s) must be taken by July 31.


No separate application is necessary.


$15,000 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.