Scholarship and Grant Overview

Institutional Financial Aid

Any questions you may have about financial aid at Urshan College can be sent to scholarships@urshancollege.org. Additional financial aid may be available from numerous sources including the student’s home church or district, benevolent associations, private and public charitable funds, and various governmental bodies.

How to Apply for Grants or Scholarships

  • Students who are applying for enrollment as a new student, the entire enrollment application must be received by the College office by May 1 for the Fall Semester and November 15 for the Spring Semester.
  • All who are applying for Urshan College scholarships or grants must have the  Scholarship/Grant Application completed by May 1 for the Fall Semester and November 15 for the Spring Semester.
  • A $500 deposit is required before any grant or scholarship can be awarded. (This $500 may count towards the student’s down payment for the semester.)
  • Successful applicants will receive an award letter with an enclosed acceptance form postmarked by June 1for fall applicants and December 31 for spring applicants. The acceptance form must be signed and returned, along with the $500 deposit, to the Registrar’s office by August 1.
  • If a student is eligible for both a grant and a scholarship, he/she must choose which to receive as both may not be awarded to the same student.
  • All grants or scholarships are eligible for renewal with a renewal application submitted by May 1.

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Urshan College Grants

Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Grant recipients must be full-time students, with the exception of the spouse grant.
  • The total grants per student must not exceed 40% of tuition (with the exception of the Missionary Child Grant and the Spouse Grant). To renew a grant for a following academic year, a student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Grants are limited to eight semesters per student.
  • Placement on disciplinary probation may be grounds for forfeiting grant funds.
  • If a student withdraws from the College before the completion of the school year, the full amount of the grant for that academic year is forfeited.
  • Failure to obtain an approved Leave of Absence before withdrawing from the College terminates the student’s eligibility to renew grants.
  • Accounts from previous semesters must be paid in full to receive a grant.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 toward the applicant’s school bill is required on or before August 1 for a grant to be applied to the account.
  • Grants are credited to the student’s account at the beginning of each semester with ½ credited in the fall semester and ½ credited in the spring semester of each year.
  • Faithful tithing could be a factor when determining awards.
  • Grants may not be used as part of the down payment.
  • Returning students must have completed the entire pre-registration process before the registration period expires and submitted new grant applications before the May 1 deadline.

Graduate Child Grant

  • Recipients must be a biological or adopted child of an individual who graduated from a UPCI Endorsed Bible College. The applicant must prove relationship to the graduate by providing a copy of the parent’s diploma, degree, or certificate and a copy of the applicant’s birth or adoption certificate.
  • This grant provides $1,000.00 for one academic year.

Global Missionary Child Grant

  • Recipient must be a biological or adopted child of a current UPCI global missionary.
  • The parent must be considered a fully appointed global missionary receiving funding from the Global Missions Division of the UPCI.
  • The applicant must prove relationship to the missionary by providing a photocopy of the birth or adoption certificate.
  • The recipient must live in campus housing while receiving this grant.
  • The recipient is required to give 10 hours per week of their time to help with assigned tasks for Urshan College.
  • This grant provides up to $3,000 per academic year. $2,000 will be awarded at the beginning of the year and the final $1,000 will be awarded providing the student has completed 10 hours of assigned tasks per week beginning with the first week of classes and ending the Friday before finals week.
  • The student may elect to receive only $2,000 for the entire scholarship and be exempt 0from the 10 hours per week of assigned tasks.

North American Bible Quiz Tournament Grant

  • Recipient must meet all grant requirements.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another Urshan College applicant.
  • Grant award is up to $1,000 to every member of the first place team in the Spanish and English NABQT. This grant is applicable in $250 installments per semester.

North American Missionary Child Grant

  • Recipient must be a biological or adopted child of a current and district approved UPCI North American missionary.
  • The applicant must prove relationship to the missionary by providing a photocopy of the birth or adoption certificate.
  • The recipient must live in campus housing while receiving this grant.
  • This grant provides up to $2,000.00 per academic year.

Sibling Grant

  • The recipients must be biological or adopted siblings currently enrolled as full-time students of Urshan College or Urshan Graduate School of Theology.
  • This grant provides $250.00 per sibling per academic year.

Spouse Grant

  • Recipient must be the spouse of a currently enrolled full-time student of Urshan College or Urshan Graduate School of Theology.
  • The grant provides one-half of tuition per semester to the spouse enrolled in the fewer number of credits.

Tupelo Children’s Mansion Grant

  • The recipient must have graduated from Tupelo Christian Academy and have been a resident of Tupelo Children’s Mansion within the last calendar year to initially receive this grant.
  • The recipient must be recommended for the grant by the administration of Tupelo Christian Academy.
  • The recipient must live in campus housing while receiving this grant.
  • The grant provides up to $2,000.00 per academic year.

Urshan Graduate Child Grant

  • Recipient must be a biological or adopted child of an individual who graduated from Urshan College, Urshan Graduate School of Theology, or Gateway College of Evangelism.
  • The applicant must prove relationship to the graduate by providing a copy of the parent’s diploma, degree, or certificate and a copy of the applicant’s birth or adoption certificate.
  • Applicants must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for an Urshan College scholarship.
  • This scholarship provides up to $1,000.00 for one academic year.

Urshan College Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and consistent good character and spiritual conduct. Scholarships are applicable to tuition costs only.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Only one scholarship may be awarded per student, but students may apply for all for which they are eligible.
  • Applicants must carry a full-time academic load at Urshan College or scholarship will be prorated.
  • Newly matriculating applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Returning students must maintain a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible for renewal of scholarship
  • Students placed on academic probation will forfeit the scholarship for the next semester. Students may reapply for scholarships once they have been removed from academic probation and achieved a 3.0 CGPA.
  • Only completed scholarship applications will be considered.
  • New students must have completed the entire application process for admittance into Urshan College in order to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Recipients must reside in campus housing.
  • Placement on disciplinary probation may be grounds for forfeiting scholarship funds.
  • Scholarships are credited to the student’s account at the beginning of each semester with ½ credited in the fall semester and ½ credited in the spring semester of each year.
  • Scholarships may not be deducted when determining the down payment.
  • If a student withdraws from the College during a semester, all scholarship funds for that semester are forfeited. If withdrawal occurs during the fall semester, all scholarship funds are forfeited for the entire year. Exceptions may be considered when involving an approved leave of absence.
  • Returning students must have completed both academic and financial registration during the registration period and completed new grant applications before the May 1 deadline.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 toward the applicant’s down payment is required with the award acceptance form by August 1 for a scholarship to be awarded.
  • Faithful tithing could be a factor when determining awards.
  • Student’s account for the previous semester must be current.
  • Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Scholarships Committee.

ACT/SAT Scholarship

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for high SAT/ACT scores. The Scholarship Committee will make awards based upon SAT/ACT score, high school and college GPA scores, recommendation letters, etc.
  • Eligibility for the ACT/SAT scholarship will be determined based upon the highest composite score reported at the time of enrollment.
  • The yearly scholarship award is prorated according to ACT (Composite) or SAT (Combined Math & Reading) scores as follows:
    • ACT 26/ SAT 1170-1200 – $500 towards yearly tuition
    • ACT 27/ SAT 1210-1230 – $1,000 towards yearly tuition
    • ACT 28/ ACT 1240-1270 – $1,500 towards yearly tuition
    • ACT 29/ SAT 1280-1310 – $2,000 towards yearly tuition
    • ACT 30/ SAT 1320-1350 – $2,500 towards yearly tuition
  • Late applications by new students may be considered, but any ACT/SAT scholarship granted will be subject to significant proration of funds.

Program Director’s Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to returning students with a record of leadership and academic excellence within their degree program.

  • The applicant must be recommended for the scholarship by the program director responsible for the applicant’s major area of study. The director of general education may recommend an applicant from any major.
  • The applicant must have earned a minimum of 12 credits from Urshan College.
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • The applicant must have an exemplary disciplinary record while attending the College.
  • The applicant must meet all of the general eligibility requirements for an Urshan College scholarship.
  • In conjunction with the mentorship component of this scholarship awardees must work 10 hours per week in the office of the Program Director awarding the scholarship.
  • This scholarship provides $2,500 for one academic year.

Apostolic Legends Scholarship

Each year a limited number of students will be awarded an Apostolic Legends Scholarship.

  • In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must submit a 500-word essay to the scholarship committee at jbland@urshancollege.org. Essays should explain the definable mark that an Apostolic elder has left upon their life and how they intend to pass on the same apostolic commitment.
  • This scholarship is renewable based upon the student’s academic, spiritual, and social record at Urshan.

Offers of Grants or Scholarships to Prospective Students

Any offer of a scholarship or grant to a prospective student by an officer of Urshan College is to be construed as an invitation to apply for the grant or scholarship the officer reasonably believes to be available given the facts known at the time. Such an offer cannot be construed as a guarantee or warranty of funding. Proffered financial incentives are voided if the prospective student fails to meet any eligibility or application requirements.

All scholarships and grants are subject to availability and the criteria are subject to change without prior notice.