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Renewal Criteria

Academic merit scholarships are awarded to new freshmen and transfer students based upon their academic credentials at the time they enroll at Cedarville University. These academic merit scholarships are awarded with the following terms and conditions:

  • Full-time enrollment required each term at census (12.0 credit hour minimum).
  • Scholarship eligibility expires after eight semesters of attendance.
  • Scholarship awarding is limited to fall and spring semesters only.

Academic Merit Scholarship Renewal Policy:

Scholarship renewal reviews are performed once each year at the conclusion of Spring Semester. Scholarship renewal Cum GPA requirements are specific to each scholarship (find your scholarship in the table below).

  • If your Cedarville Cum GPA is at or above the GPA indicated for your scholarship, it will be renewed for the following academic year (as long as you still have eligible terms remaining).
  • If your Cedarville Cum GPA is below the GPA indicated for your scholarship, it will not be renewed. However, students who lose their academic scholarship will be reviewed after Summer Term and Fall Semester. If at any time their Cedarville CUM GPA is raised back to the required renewal GPA, the scholarship will be renewed for the remainder of that academic year.

Began as a Freshmen — Academic Merit

Scholarship NameRequired Cedarville
Cum GPA to renew
President’s Society Fellows Scholarship3.2
President’s Excellence Scholarship3.2
Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship3.0
Deans’ Excellence Scholarship3.0
Faculty Excellence Scholarship2.8
President’s Scholar Award2.7
Cedarville Achievement Scholarship2.5

Began as a Transfer — Academic Merit

Scholarship NameRequired Cedarville
Cum GPA to renew
Transfer President’s Excellence Scholarship3.2
Transfer Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship3.0
Transfer Deans’ Excellence Scholarship3.0
Transfer Faculty Excellence Scholarship2.8
Transfer President’s Scholar Award2.7
Transfer Cedarville Achievement Scholarship2.5