General Scholarships

DBU Scholarships

Christian Leadership Scholarship

      (CLS Online Application)

This scholarship is awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to new students who have demonstrated exceptional Christian character and leadership abilities as well as proven academic skills.  The scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated servant-leadership by giving their lives to serving God in the church, in their schools, and in their communities.  This scholarship, funded in part by the annual Russell Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner, is renewable on a year-by-year basis for a maximum of five years, as you meet the renewal requirements.  The scholarship is valid for up to 126 attempted undergraduate hours of college credit including hours transferred from other colleges and universities.

The Christian Leadership Scholarship is a monetary award that shall be applied toward tuition only.  This scholarship is a need/merit based scholarship designed only for new, incoming students.  Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic ability, demonstrated Christian leadership, and need.  The scholarship committee will evaluate each candidate on the basis of his or her total qualifications.  Before being considered for this scholarship, the student must be admitted to Dallas Baptist University. 

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Enroll in and successfully complete the DBU Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment.
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  3. During the first few weeks of each semester, declare an area of ministry for that semester. (Online forms will be provided.)
  4. Be involved (for at least six hours per month) in a volunteer service or ministry activity.
  5. Complete and submit all Ministry Journal requirements each month.
  6. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  7. Live in the DBU residence halls or a DBU apartment complex.  Any unauthorized departure from the DBU residence halls or DBU apartment complex (including marriage) will constitute forfeiture of all Christian Leadership Scholarship funds.
  8. Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  9. Take all general studies classes during the day prior to 5:00 p.m.
  10. Maintain moral and ethical standards that would be exemplary of the life of Christ. 
Failure to adhere to requirements will result in forfeiture of scholarships.

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Academic Honors Scholarship

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions awards the Academic Honors Scholarship to new students who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability in their prior high school or college academic work. Students with a minimum composite of 25 on the ACT or a combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1150 on the SAT may be considered for the Academic Honors Scholarship, based on their academic record (standardized test scores and grade point average).

The Academic Honors Scholarship is a monetary award that shall be applied toward tuition only.

This scholarship, funded in part by the annual Russell Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner, is valid for up to 126 attempted undergraduate hours of college credit including hours transferred from other colleges and universities.

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  2. Enroll in and successfully complete the Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment.
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  4. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  5. Live in the DBU residence halls or a DBU apartment complex.  Any unauthorized departure from the DBU residence halls or DBU apartment complex (including marriage) will constitute forfeiture of all Christian Leadership Scholarship and Academic Honors Scholarship funds.
  6. Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
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Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions awards the Academic Excellence Scholarship to new students who have demonstrated superior academic ability in their prior high school or college academic work. This scholarship is a monetary award that shall be applied toward tuition only and is valued at 25% of tuition. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must complete all requirements for the Christian Leadership Scholarship, be a new first-year student, and have made a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT or a combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1310 on the SAT. Transfer students may be eligible for the scholarship based on grade point average. Once awarded, the value of the Academic Excellence Scholarship does not increase due to subsequent testing resulting in scores higher than those originally submitted for this award.

This scholarship, funded in part by the annual Russell Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner, is valid for up to 126 attempted undergraduate hours of college credit including hours transferred from other colleges and universities.

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  2. Enroll in and successfully complete the Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment.
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  4. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  5. Live in the DBU residence halls or a DBU apartment complex.  Any unauthorized departure from the DBU residence halls or DBU apartment complex (including marriage) will constitute forfeiture of all Christian Leadership Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship funds.
  6. Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
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Academic Excellence/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions awards the Academic Excellence/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship to new transfer students who have demonstrated superior academic ability in their prior  college academic work.  This scholarship is valued at 10% of tuition per semester, but may be awarded up to 25% per semester if other scholarships are not available.  To qualify for this scholarship, a student must complete all requirements for the Christian Leadership Scholarship and be a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  Once awarded, the value of the Academic Excellence/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship does not increase due to subsequent testing resulting in scores higher than those originally submitted or for a GPA higher than the GPA originally submitted for this award.

This scholarship, funded in part by the annual Russell Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner, is valid for up to 126 attempted undergraduate hours of college credit including hours transferred from other colleges and universities.

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  2. Enroll in and successfully complete the Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment.
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  4. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  5. Live in the DBU residence halls or a DBU apartment complex.  Any unauthorized departure from the DBU residence halls or DBU apartment complex (including marriage) will constitute forfeiture of all Christian Leadership Scholarship Academic Excellence/Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship funds.
  6. Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
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Acteen Scholarship

Dallas Baptist University offers Acteen Scholarships to new students who are recipients of Mission Quest achievement and state and national honors.  These scholarship awards vary according to the number of quests achieved. 

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Complete and submit an Acteen Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  3. Submit an Acteen Letter of Recommendation from their Acteen Leader.
  4. Meet all DBU admission requirements as stated in the current DBU Undergraduate Catalog.
  5. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  6. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  7. Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
This scholarship is renewable each semester for eight consecutive Fall and Spring semesters.  A limited number of Acteen scholarships are available.  Awards will be made at the discretion of the DBU Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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AWANA Scholarship

Dallas Baptist University offers AWANA Scholarships to new students who are AWANA achievers.  These scholarship awards vary according to the level of achievement. 

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Complete and submit an AWANA Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  3. Provide verification of the award from AWANA headquarters or from their local AWANA missionary.
  4. Meet all DBU admission requirements as stated in the current DBU Undergraduate Catalog.
  5. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  6. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  7. Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. 
The scholarship is renewable each semester for eight consecutive Fall and Spring semesters.  A limited number of AWANA scholarships are available.  Awards will be made at the discretion of the DBU Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship

The spouse and/or dependent children of an ordained or licensed minister who is ACTIVELY SERVING FULLTIME in any Baptist church or agency ministry, or a spouse and/or a dependent child of a Baptist ministerial student currently enrolled at Dallas Baptist University or any Baptist Seminary may be eligible to receive a $50 per semester hour tuition scholarship. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.

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Camp Ministry Matching Gift Program

Dallas Baptist University will match designated Christian Camp gifts for DBU students up to, but not exceeding, $1,000.00 per academic year, per student scholarship. Scholarship inital awarding began August 1, 2010.
Please note that no provisions of this policy constitute or may be relied upon as legal advice to a camp or individual.
The following is a list of scholarship provisions and requirements for the DBU camp ministry matching gift program which must be completely reviewed by each participating camp:

 
1.
The scholarship program applies for both graduate and undergraduate students, full-time or part-time.
 
2.
The scholarship program only matches funds from Christian camps that hold Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior.
 
3.
Gifts from denominations (e.g. Baptist General Convention of Texas, United Methodist Conference, etc.) or other para-church organizations (e.g. Campus Crusade for Christ, BSM, Focus on the Family, etc.) are not included in this matching gift program. This is a matching gift scholarship program for individual Christian camps only.
 
4.
Scholarships under this policy are applicable for Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter terms.  Scholarships may only be used for current student accounts (within the last 12 months) and not for past bills on student accounts.
 
5.
Before a scholarship gift is made to DBU, the camp must determine that this scholarship program is within its benevolent and charitable purposes.  Then, the treasurer or camp director may recommend a specific student for the scholarship.
 
6.
The recommended student must have been employed as a full-time staff member for at least one full Summer at the camp or must currently be employed as a full-time year-round staff member at the camp which is funding the scholarship. The scholarship may not be used in lieu of compensation for working at the camp.
 
7.
Checks should be made payable to Dallas Baptist University.  Notation should be made on the camp check identifying the student who is recommended to receive the scholarship by name and social security number. Checks should be sent to the DBU Office of Financial Aid.
 
8.
Scholarship funds given to DBU by the camp regarding a recommended student cannot originate with the student or the student’s family member(s), such as parents and grandparents nor can the funds be a “pass through” gift specifically benefiting a designated student.  Donors or other interested parties may contribute to the camp; however, the camp must explain to individuals who contribute to scholarships that Federal law, particularly the Internal Revenue Code and relevant IRS regulations, restricts the ability of family members to financially support relatives who are students through scholarships for the purpose of obtaining or creating a tax benefit.  Contributions to scholarships for which a tax benefit will be sought should not be motivated by a desire to assist a specific student, but rather a general desire to assist students from the camp who are pursuing their education at DBU.  Any questions regarding this issue should be independently directed to a competent attorney, CPA, or tax consultant.


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Challengers Scholarship

Dallas Baptist University offers Challengers scholarships to new students who are recipients of recognition through The Journey mission advancement programs.  These scholarship awards vary according to the level of achievement. 

Recipients of the scholarship must:

  1. Complete and submit a Challengers Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  3. Provide verification of the award from the North American Mission Board or state Baptist Convention offices.
  4. Meet all DBU admission requirements as stated in the current DBU Undergraduate Catalog.
  5. Apply for and meet requirements for the DBU Christian Leadership Scholarship.
  6. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  7. Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. 
The scholarship is renewable each semester for eight consecutive Fall and Spring semesters.  A limited number of Challengers Scholarships are available.  Awards will be made at the discretion of the DBU Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI) Scholarship

Dallas Baptist University offers a $70 per hour tuition scholarship to graduates of CFNI who enroll at DBU on a full-time or part-time basis.  Students will be required to submit a copy of their CFNI diploma to Office of Financial Aid.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.

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Church Matching Gift Program

Dallas Baptist University will match up to $3000 per year given on a student’s behalf from his/her local church. Certain restrictions apply. Refer to the Church Matching Gift Guidelines in the Financial Aid Forms page for more information.

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Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Scholarship

A very limited number of scholarships are offered to DBU students whose parents are employed full-time at a member CCCU college or university. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

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Missionary Kid School Allowance, Post-Secondary (MKSAPS)

If you are a Missionary Kid (MK) with the International Mission Board (IMB), either active or former field personnel, please contact:  IMB, Benefits Department, Office of Global Personnel, PO Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767 or email Kathy Jones at kjones@imb.org

The MKSAPS may be available to field personnel in active service provided the MK has been on the field for 36 months prior to age 18.  A prorated amount may be available to certain former field personnel, depending on the dates of service.  Please contact the above listed office for more information for current eligibility criteria.

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National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Finalists may qualify for a full tuition scholarship. Applicants must qualify for the Christian Leadership Scholarship, submit a recommendation from their pastor and their principal or guidance counselor, and complete an interview with the scholarship committee.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to new transfer students meeting eligibility requirements.  Students who wish to apply for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship must submit the DBU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application, in addition to completing all requirements for the Christian Leadership Scholarship. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship may be awarded in addition to the Christian Leadership Scholarship.

Recipients of the scholarship must:
  1. Be a member in good standing in Phi Theta Kappa.
  2. Enroll in and successfully complete the DBU Christian Leadership course during their first year of enrollment.
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  4. During the first few weeks of each semester, declare an area of ministry for that semester. (Online forms will be provided.)
  5. Be involved (for at least six hours per month) in a volunteer service or ministry activity.
  6. Complete and submit all Ministry Journal requirements each month.
  7. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
  8. Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  9. Maintain moral and ethical standards that would be exemplary of the life of Christ. 
Students meeting all eligibility requirements may be awarded $1,000.00 for each Fall and Spring semester.  The scholarship committee will evaluate each candidate on the basis of his or her total qualifications.  The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is a monetary award that shall be applied toward tuition only.  This scholarship is available only to new, incoming transfer students.  DBU renews the scholarship on a year-by-year basis until a student has attempted a total of 126 undergraduate hours of college credit, including hours transferred from other colleges and universities.

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Texas Black Baptist Scholarship Program

The Texas Black Baptist Scholarship Program provides grants to help African-American young people get a Christian education.  The scholarships are funded through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for State Missions, sponsored annually by the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

For more information contact:
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Texas Black Baptist Scholarship
333 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX  75246
(214) 828-5100

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Transfer Commuter Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to new transfer students who do not plan to live on campus.  Each scholarship provides $1000 per semester for full-time students toward tuition only.

The scholarship will be renewable for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms if the student remains eligible.  Students will be eligible for the scholarship as long as their total completed credit hours have not reached 126 hours.  The Office of Financial Aid will monitor these students for eligibility.  Students who hold a bachelor’s degree may not apply.  College of Professional Studies students do not qualify for this scholarship.  The scholarship is void once the student withdraws from DBU; henceforth the student will not be eligible for the Transfer Commuter Scholarship if he or she applies for readmission to the university.

Candidates for this scholarship will be evaluated on the basis of academic ability, demonstrated Christian leadership capabilities, and financial need. 

Recipients of the scholarship must:
  1. Meet all DBU admission requirements as stated in the current DBU Undergraduate Catalog.
  2. Transfer from a regionallly-accredited institution
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time commuter student.
  4. Be an incoming student not currently enrolled at DBU.
  5. Complete an application for the scholarship and write a 250-word typed essay stating their enrollment, academic, and Christian goals while attending DBU.
  6. Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  7. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DBU Supplemental Application for Financial Aid, and any other required paperwork, as requested.
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NOTE: Other scholarships may also become available from time to time. Please check with your college department or the Office of Financial Aid for any specific scholarships that may be available.

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