Scholarships & Grants
Incoming First Year & International Student Scholarship Table
Name of Scholarship | Amount Awarded
Eagle Scholarship | $20,000.00
Trustee Scholarship | $17,000.00
Presidential Scholarship | $15,000.00
Provost Scholarship | $13,000.00
Cornerstone Award | $11,000.00
Note: General Characteristics are not minimum requirements for these awards
The Templeton Honors College Award
$2,000.00 + EU Award. Students admitted into the Templeton Honors College cohort will receive a yearly award in addition to their EU award. 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.
The Leadership Fellows Award
$1,000.00 - $2,000.00 + EU Award. Eastern gives 40 Leadership awards on a competitive basis to first-year students. Students who have at least a 3.3 CGPA and can demonstrate previous leadership are encouraged to apply. Visit LFP for application.
The Goode Scholars Award
$2,000.00 + EU Award. Annually, the Goode Scholars award at Eastern will be awarded to 25 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 EU award and is renewable annually if all program requirements have been met. Visit GSP for application.
EU-Nova Engineering Fast Track Scholarship
$2,000.00. Prospective students who will be declaring the EU-Nova Engineering fast track may be eligible for this Engineering scholarship while attending Eastern. Apply online and list the EU-Nova Engineering Fast 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 610-341-4397.
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. Apply online and list the Youth Ministry major in the "major field" to find out eligibility.
Faith, Reason, and Justice Scholarship Contest
Up to $3,000/yr. Students entering their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for the Faith, Reason, and Justice Scholarship Contest. Each college (Business and Leadership, Education, Arts and Sciences, Health and Social Sciences) will have 4 finalists. 16 winners will be selected, 4 from each college. 3 students will receive $1,500 annually for 4 years ($6,000 in total). 1 student will receive $3,000 annually for 4 years ($12,000 in total). Learn more about this essay contest.
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, 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.
$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!
$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.
Chapel Worship Team Award
$2000 per year. Incoming students can audition to participate in our Chapel Worship program, and receive a scholarship for being selected to participate. More information about the Chapel Worship Team.
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.
Academic Scholarships Upon Admittance for Transfers
Up to $15,000.00. 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 | Amount Awarded
Trustee Scholarship | $15,000.00
Presidential Scholarship | $13,000.00
Provost Scholarship | $11,000.00
Cornerstone Award | $7,000.00
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.
$2000-$3000 per year. All students who are active duty, veterans, in the reserves, in the national guard, retired, or discharged, or the spouses and/or children of one of the above, may qualify for our Hero Grant program. This award is on top of any veteran's benefits or military tuition benefits you may otherwise qualify for. Our Center for Military & Veteran Students is standing by to help!
Total Tuition Award (NEW!)
This exciting new award is given to PA residents who meet the qualifying levels of academic merit and need-based aid. Your tuition will be fully covered!*
To determine if you qualify, file your FAFSA using Eastern’s school code: 003259. Talk to your admissions counselor about any questions you may have.
*Excludes room and board. Must live on campus. To qualify as a PA resident, applicants must be eligible for a PA State Grant per PHEAA. Effective for new, first-year students starting Fall 2020 in our Traditional Undergraduate programs. Awards are reevaluated each year based on EFC.
Do You Qualify For Need-Based Aid?
File your FAFSA to determine if you qualify for:
- Total Tuition Award (see below)
- Pell Grant
- State Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Eastern University Grant
- Student Aid Fund Award
- Federal Work Study
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Important Aid Information
Combining awards: Some scholarships, awards, grants and discounts may not be able to be combined with others. Contact your admissions counselor for further details.
Modification of awards: 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.