Eureka College provides merit-based financial
assistance. These forms of financial assistance are all in addition to the extensive system of state and federal financial aid programs.
Over 90% of our students receive financial assistance. All merit scholarships
are renewable provided the recipient maintains the appropriate grade point average
as stated in the College's "Statement of Satisfactory Progress".
Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines
eligibility for need-based grants and scholarships. Please click the FAFSA link to begin.
"outside" scholarships does not cause a reduction in institutional
Scholarships & Grants for Freshmen -
THE RONALD W. REAGAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Six fellowships are awarded to first-time freshmen
based on leadership, service, and academic excellence. Up to full tuition
Deadline - all application materials must be received by January 10, no exceptions
Top 10% or 28 ACT. May be combined with Presidential, Dean's or Elm Scholarships.
DURWARD SANDIFER MENTORSHIP
Beginning with entering freshman only, all full-time students who meet the following criteria will be awarded a Sandifer Mentorship (a mentorship anywhere in the world as approved by the Mentorship Director):
- 3.5 cumulative GPA at the end of the sophomore year at Eureka College
- established record of leadership while at Eureka College
- established record of service while at Eureka College
Point Score Category
$3,000 first yr.
required to retain
Point scale is a formula of High School Class rank by
percentile times High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale) times Composite ACT score. Maximum
would be 100x4x36=14,400.
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
Phi Theta Kappa
member in good standing and at least 24 transferable semester hour.
College GPA to retain 3.25 - renewable one year.
Walnut Grove Scholarship
Must have a 3.5 GPA and at least 24 transferable hours. Eureka College GPA to retain 3.25.
Nu Tau Epsilon Scholarship
Must have a 3.0 GPA and at least 24 transferable hours
Eureka College GPA to retain 2.75.
Must have a 2.0 GPA and at least 24 transferable credit hours.
Eureka College GPA to retain 2.0.
SCHOLARSHIP & GRANTS FOR ALL STUDENTS
Disciples Leadership Program
(2 at Full Tuition)
Up to Full Tuition
Awarded to first-time Disciples freshmen based on leadership and academic excellence, and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership; seminary-bound students are encouraged to apply, but all qualified DOC students with exceptional leadership and service will be equally considered. DLP Fellows receive two on-site mentorships exploring service anywhere in the world. (Qualified students are also encouraged to apply for the Reagan Leadership Program.) Review of DLP applications begins December 1. Click for info >
Disciples of Christ Grant
Must demonstrate membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Click for info >
Disciples of Christ Minister's Dependent Grant
Awarded to dependents of ministers with standing in the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Click for info >
Disciples of Christ Leadership Grant
Awarded to students who are members of the General Youth Council or a regional leadership organization of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Click for info >
The nominator should not be a high school counselor but a business, community or church leader who has benefited directly from the service. Both freshmen and transfers are welcome to be nominated. $1,000
Nomination Deadline - May 1
All scholarships, awards and grants are reviewed on a yearly basis and all GPAs referred to are cumulative. If a student falls below a certain required minimum cumulative GPA for the year, he/she will lose the current level of award and receive the appropriate level according to the cumulative GPA. A student is not eligible to regain a higher award once it it lost.
*Not Subject to $8000 maximum.
**These Grants may be combined (are "stackable") with each other and other scholarships, but only up to a mximum of $8,000.
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alternative lenders, but you may select any lender that participates in the
Alternative Loan Program.