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Special Note:  Some scholarships, awards, grants and discounts may not be able to be combined with others.  Contact your admissions counselor for futher details.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Awards - upon admittance

Incoming First Year & International Student Scholarship Table  (Jump to Transfer Scholarships)

Name of Scholarship General High School Characteristics for Scholarship Amount Awarded
Eagle Scholarship usually top 10% of class, 3.75 culm. GPA, 1250/1600 SAT $17,000.00
Trustee Scholarship usually top 15% of class, 3.50  culm. GPA, 1150/1600 SAT $15,000.00
Presidential Scholarship usually top 25% of class, 3.20 culm. GPA, 1100/1600 SAT $14,000.00
Provost Scholarship usually top 40% of class, 3.00 culm. GPA, 1050/1600 SAT $11,000.00
Cornerstone Award usually top 50% of class, 2.75 culm. GPA, 1000/1600 SAT $6,000.00
Note:  General Characteristics are not minimum requirements for these awards

The President's Prestigious Programs

The Templeton Honors College Award
$2,000.00 + CAS Award. Students admitted into the Templeton Honors College cohort will receive a yearly award in addition to their College of Arts and Sciences award from Eastern University. Students who have excelled and want to be challenged academically are encouraged to apply. Indicators of academic excellence: a 3.9 GPA and/or 1350 SAT, critical reading and math, or 30 ACT.  Visit Templeton's website for the application.  Watch the Templeton Video.

The Leadership Fellows Award
$2,000.00 + CAS Award
. Eastern awards multiple Leadership Awards on a competitive basis to first-year students. Students who have at least a 3.3 GPA and can demonstrate previous leadership are encouraged to apply. Students admitted to the Leadership Fellows will receive a yearly award in addition to their College of Arts and Sciences award from Eastern University and is renewable annually if all program requirements have been met.  Visit LFP for application.

The Goode Scholars Award
$2,000.00 + CAS Award.  Annually, the Goode Scholars award at Eastern will be awarded to twenty first-year students from urban areas. To be eligible, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or rank top 30% in class and be service-minded, with displayed leadership abilities. Students admitted to the Goode Scholars Program will receive a yearly award in addition to their College of Arts and Sciences award from Eastern University and is renewable annually if all program requirements have been met.  Print the GSS application.

Academic Major Scholarships

4+1 Engineering Program Scholarship
$2,000.00
.  Prospective students who will be declaring the 4+1 Engineering program track may be eligible for the 4+1 Engineering Program scholarship while attending Eastern upon acceptance to the College of Arts and Sciences.  Apply online and list the 4+1 Engineering Track today in the "major field" to find out eligibility.

Music Major Scholarship
Up to Full Tuition for music majors
.  It is recommended but not required that the audition be scheduled prior to April 1 to be considered for a music scholarship.  To make an appointment for an audition call the music department at 610-225-5733.

Youth Ministry Major Scholarship
Up to $2,000.00.  Prospective students who will be declaring to be a Youth Ministry major may be eligible for a Youth Ministry scholarship upon acceptance to Eastern University's College of Arts and Sciences.  Apply online and list the Youth Ministry major in the "major field" to find out eligibility.

The Faith, Reason and Justice Distinctions

Christian High School Commuter Award
50% Tuition Discount
.  For students who graduated from Christian high schools; must be admitted to Eastern and commute from their home address.  This award is in place of your original scholarship received upon admittance and represents the full amount of aid you can receive (although you may qualify for state and federal aid).

Eastern Family Grant
$2,500.00.  For families with two or more children enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students in CAS concurrently.  

Young Life Award(s)
Up to $2,000.00.  The Young Life Ballbach Fellows is a unique partnership between Young Life and Eastern University.  If you participated in Young Life in high school, you may be eligible for $1000.00.  If you are willing to take the Young Life/FCA leadership class, you may be eligible for another $1000.00.  Print YL Application.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Award(s)
Up to $2,000.00.  The FCA Wadman Fellows is a unique partnership between FCA and Eastern University.  If you participated in FCA in high school, you may be eligible for $1000.00.  If you are willing to take the Young Life/FCA leadership class, you may be eligible for another $1000.00.  Print FCA Application.

The Howard Fellows Award
$1,000.00 + CAS Award.  Limited Amount granted to students with strong academic records and unique skills in technology, marketing, social media, graphic design, community service, leadership, entertainment, music (for non-music majors), or something else innovative.  

Legacy Award
$1,000.00
. Awarded to an entering student of a parent or grandparent who is an alum of Eastern University. Apply to EU today to see if you are eligible!

Ministerial Discount
$1,000.00.  Eastern University will provide a Ministerial Discount for eligible undergraduates, ordained ministers, missionaries, or their undergraduate dependents for the current academic year.

The Matching Grants

Church Matching Grant
Up to $2,000.00. If your church donates money toward your educational costs from its unrestricted budget and you have need, Eastern will match that money up to $1,000 for the academic year (if there is no need, then up to $500). Need is determined by the student filing a FAFSA.

Young Life Match Grant
Up to $2,000.00. If Young Life donates money toward your educational costs from its unrestricted budget, and you have need, Eastern will match that money up to $1,000 for the academic year (if there is no need, then up to $500). Need is determined by the student filing a FAFSA. For full details on how you can receive any of these grants please contact the admissions office.

Distinguished Transfer Scholarships

Academic Scholarships Upon Admittance for Transfers
Up to $12,000.00.  Transfer Students who apply to Eastern are considered for an academic scholarship or grant upon acceptance. The scholarship is renewable by achieving the yearly criteria. Apply to EU today to see if you are eligible!

Name of Scholarship Transfer Characteristics for Scholarship Amount Awarded
Trustee Scholarship Cumulative college GPA of 3.75 - 4.00 $12,000.00
Presidential Scholarship Cumulative college GPA of 3.50 - 3.74 $11,000.00
Provost Scholarship Cumulative college GPA of 3.00 - 3.49 $10,000.00
Cornerstone Award Cumulative college GPA of 2.50 - 2.99 $5,000.00

David and Valerie Black Scholarship for Transfers
$12,500.00
. For transfer students from community colleges; must be admitted to Eastern and commute from your home address and have a 2.75 GPA from your previous college work. This scholarship is in place of your original scholarship received upon acceptance and represents the full amount of Eastern aid you can receive (although you may also qualify for state and federal aid, including loans).

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for Transfers
Up to $2,000.00.  Offered to members of Phi Theta Kappa transferring to Eastern University from community college.  Valued at $1,000 - $2,000; amount varies by CGPA.

Do You Qualify for Need-based Aid?

File FAFSA to determine if you qualify for:

  • Pell Grant
  • State Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Eastern University Grant
  • Student Aid Fund Award
  • Federal Work Study

Other Aid Opportunities Outside of Eastern

Advent Christian Partnership
Berkshire Christian College and Eastern University have established an academic program on Eastern's campus that prepares Advent Christian young people to become the church's future leaders. Also, Berkshire is offering scholarship aid for qualifying students who enroll at Eastern. Reach Berkshire Christian College @ 1-978-372-8122, via email @ info@berkshire.edu, or visit their website at www.berkshire.edu.

American Baptist Grants & Loans
Applicants must be a member of an American Baptist Church for at least one year before applying for aid, be enrolled at an accredited educational institution in the USA or Puerto Rico, and be a United States citizen. For more information call 1-800-ABC-3USA or www.abhms.org.

Other Important Aid Information at Eastern

The Eastern Financial Aid Office also has the right to modify your financial aid awards at any time during the award year. Some of the reasons this would happen are change of enrollment status, receipt of outside scholarship or loan, change in housing status, failure to make Satisfactory Academic Progress, or as a result of the Federal Verification process.

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