ACU Transfer Scholarships

At ACU, we offer a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to students each year based on academic achievement, community service, leadership, financial need and other factors.

We would encourage you to start your scholarship search by submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA determines if you will qualify for any additional aid. From government grants and loans to need-based aid from ACU and work-study programs, there are many types of resources available. Please be sure to include ACU’s FAFSA code: 003537.

Next, spend some time on this page to learn about opportunities and programs that are designed to reward you for your academic accomplishments, your dedication to improving the community around you and other exceptional achievements!

At ACU, we offer a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to students each year based on academic achievement, community service, leadership, financial need and other factors.

We would encourage you to start your scholarship search by submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA determines if you will qualify for any additional aid. From government grants and loans to need-based aid from ACU and work-study programs, there are many types of resources available. Please be sure to include ACU’s FAFSA code: 003537.

Next, spend some time on this page to learn about opportunities and programs that are designed to reward you for your academic accomplishments, your dedication to improving the community around you and other exceptional achievements!

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ACU Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

Merit-Based Awards for the 2022-2023 School Year

These awards are for undergraduate students transferring to ACU to complete their first Bachelor’s degree. They are awarded based on cumulative GPA from all previous colleges. Admitted students will be notified of their scholarship level at the time of acceptance.

GPA Requirement

Award Amount

GPA Renewal Requirement

2.3 – 2.84 GPA $9,000 2.5
2.85 – 3.29 GPA $12,500 2.5
3.3 – 3.59 GPA $15,000 2.5
3.6 – 3.79 GPA $17,000 3.0
3.8 – 4.0 GPA $19,000 3.0

 

ACU Transfer Scholarships

Students that are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society will receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship. The scholarship is valid for up to three annual block tuition plans while pursuing your first undergraduate degree and cannot be used for classes outside of annual block tuition.

No application is required. Please provide your Phi Theta Kappa certificate or membership number to your admissions counselor to claim this award.

This award provides scholarship opportunities for students transferring directly from Cisco College, Collin County College or a Tarrant County College Campus. The award is valid for up to 7 long semesters while enrolled full time and pursuing a first undergraduate degree. This cannot be used outside of annual block tuition hours.

No application is required. Please provide your official college transcript to your admissions counselor to claim this award.

Program-Specific Scholarship

Students majoring in Bible and Ministry or Ministry and Vocation are eligible to apply for the Bible, Missions and Ministry scholarship.

Click here to complete your application today!

ACU’s College of Business Administration (COBA) offers an AACSB-accredited business education within a Christian environment to equip you to integrate faith and leadership in your career in the marketplace. Students majoring in marketing, management, information systems, accounting or finance are eligible to apply.

Students must be admitted to ACU to apply.

Apply for the College of Business Administration Scholarship 

ACU offers a $1,000 scholarship for students who have obtained any of the following achievements through the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts USA: Eagle Scout, Venturing Silver, Sea Scouting Quartermaster, Gold Award or the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes.

This scholarship is renewable annually, for up to four years. Click here to complete your application and to upload your scouting certificate.

The School of Information Technology and Computing awards scholarships in varying amounts to a select number of incoming freshmen and transfer students each year. Scholarship applicants must declare a major in Computer Science, Computer Science/Math Teaching or Digital Entertainment Technology (DET).

Click here to complete your application today!

Scholarships are available for all students from the music department for the Bands, Choirs, and Orchestra, as well as participation scholarships for the Big Purple Marching Band.

Click here for more information.

Other Scholarships, Grants and Benefit Opportunities

ACU is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Athletic scholarships vary in amount and are determined by the NCAA and head coach of each sport. To inquire about availability, complete a prospect questionnaire.

All students participating in the Big Purple Marching Band and remaining in good academic and behavioral standing with the University receive a scholarship award for the fall semester. An audition is not required for this scholarship.

Learn more about the Big Purple Marching Band Scholarship.

All dependent children of full-time employees at Church of Christ universities are guaranteed a minimum of 50% discounted tuition when coordinated with other institutional aid. Students must have submitted the FAFSA to apply.

Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

ACU will match church gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $500 per year. Simply complete our church match form and submit it, with payment, to your admissions counselor.

Click here to access the Church Match Scholarship form.

All first-time, incoming students are invited to apply to ACU’s Community Servant Leader and Cultures of ACU Award.  Recipients of these awards are invited to join the LYNAY community as part of the Center for Building Community at ACU.  LYNAY’s purpose is bold but simple: to build a world of better communities by fostering, inspiring and encouraging a new generation of community servant-leaders, who work together to promote active leadership and service to our world in hopes of building stronger, more engaged and loving communities.  

Community Servant-Leader Award
Recipients are expected to be servant-minded students who demonstrate strong leadership potential, the ability to succeed academically and the desire to build a stronger and more engaged society.

Cultures of ACU Award
Recipients are expected to enhance the academic, social and spiritual environment around them by sharing their unique cultural backgrounds, experiences and perspectives in order to promote a community of diversity and equality.

The application for these awards opens October 1 with priority consideration given to applications received by December 1. Students who complete this application are considered for each of these scholarship opportunities. Recipients of either award must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at ACU, attend weekly meetings and fulfill a community service commitment each semester. Students must be admitted to ACU and submit the FAFSA to apply.

Apply for the Community Servant Leader and Cultures of ACU Award.

Children of full-time Church of Christ supported missionaries, serving in a foreign field, are guaranteed 75% off of tuition, when combined with all other gift aid from federal, state and institutional sources.

Click here to access the Missionary Dependent form.

Children of full-time Church of Christ supported missionaries serving internationally are guaranteed 75% discounted tuition when combined with all other gift aid from federal, state and institutional sources. Students must have submitted the FAFSA to apply.

Complete the Missionary Dependent form and submit it to Wildcat Central.

All dependent children of full-time employees of the National Christian School Association (NSCA) member schools are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year for up to 4 years.

Click here to complete your application today!

First-time, incoming freshman students, who are dependent children of full-time Church of Christ ministers, can apply for this endowed scholarship created by Bob and Kay Onstead. This scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years. Students must be admitted to ACU and have submitted the FAFSA to apply.

Apply for the Onstead Scholarship.

ACU offers a $1,000 scholarship for students who have obtained any of the following achievements through the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts USA: Eagle Scout, Venturing Silver, Sea Scouting Quartermaster, Gold Award or the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes.

This scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years. Students must be admitted to ACU to apply.

Apply for the Scouting Scholarship and upload your scouting certificate.

Scholarships for the ACU Debate Team are available to qualified students, both with and without prior experience. An application and audition are required. For questions regarding Debate Team scholarships, please contact Sheila Ritchie at sheila.ritchie@acu.edu.

Students must be admitted to ACU and have submitted the FAFSA to apply.

Apply to the Speech and Debate Team Scholarship

ACU participates in the Tuition Exchange (TE) and the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) programs. These are tuition benefit exchange programs between ACU and partner institutions. Students must be admitted to ACU and have submitted the FAFSA to apply.

Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

If you plan to use a VA benefit, or if you are a dependent of a servicemember who plans to transfer their benefit to you, begin the process of exploring your benefit options by visiting our Veterans Affairs web page. On the Veterans Affairs web page, you will notice there is an overview of benefit programs, Frequently Asked Questions and a Veterans Information Sheet, which is required each year for all students who plan to use VA Benefits at ACU.

Benefits eligibility questions are fundamentally the responsibility of the Veterans Administration. Questions about qualifications, amounts of benefit and months of eligibility may be directed to the VA website or by calling 1-888-442-4551.