Scholarships and Awards for Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Your education is an investment in your future and your life! Don't pass on your dreams because you think you can't afford college. Through scholarships, grants, and aid, there are ways to make an advanced education affordable. Use our Net Price Calculator to determine what a degree will really cost. Review our sample aid packages to see how students like you made a Bethel education a reality!

Bethel Awards

All new, traditional, undergraduate students who are accepted to Bethel College in Indiana, will be considered by the scholarship committee and financial aid office for the following awards based on their eligibility. Students seeking opportunity for all possible financial assistance from Bethel College must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid awards and policies are subject to change.

Bethel College institutional awards are offered to full-time undergraduate students and can be applied to direct tuition costs only. These awards may be used for a maximum of eight semesters of continuous full-time enrollment.  Some need-based awards may be affected if direct costs change due to housing preferences. Most institutional awards will be granted automatically if the student is eligible; any specific requirements (e.g. audition, application) are noted below.

Bethel College Scholarship

Awarded based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Transfer student scholarships are determined by prior academic performance at an accredited college or university. A student may not receive more than one academic award in a given year. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required to maintain the scholarship.

Bethel College Award and Bethel College Grant

Awarded based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Transfer student awards are determined by prior academic performance at an accredited college or university. A student may not receive more than one academic award in a given year. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required to maintain the award.

Pilot Grant

Awarded to students with additional financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Award amounts vary and may change as other resources increase or decrease.

Art, Music and Theatre Arts Awards

Awarded based on outstanding performance or achievement through an audition or portfolio review. Students must apply for admission prior to audition (art department, music department, theatre department).

Athletic Scholarships and Awards

Awarded in each varsity sport, athletic scholarships are offered to athletes from Indiana or from around the globe. Contact specific coach for details. Student must be accepted for admission to receive an award and must live on campus.

Dr. Billy Kirk Social Justice & Leadership Award

The scholarship is awarded to students of color within the incoming freshmen class who demonstrate a commitment to peace, community service and social justice. Find full details and application here (under Our Focus  - Programs). Deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

Church Matching Scholarship

The Bethel church matching scholarship is a program designed to assist students and families in financing their Bethel education. Bethel College will match, dollar for dollar, a church scholarship awarded to full-time traditional undergraduate students at Bethel College. Students living in college housing may receive a match of up to $1,000 per year. All other students may receive a match of up to $500 per year. Students may submit scholarships from more than one church and the total of the awards will be used to determine the Bethel College match (up to the limits noted above).

Student and church must submit the Church Matching Scholarship Program application (PDF) to the financial aid office prior to April 1. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Student Scholarships

Awarded to students whose citizenship resides in countries other than the U.S. and is based on academic ability, financial need and the mission of the college to prepare students for service in their own home country. A limited number of awards available and students must apply for admission by Feb. 1.

Lilly Endowment Recognition

Up to full coverage of room and board for four years awarded to Indiana Lilly Endowment Scholars who designate Bethel College.

ROTC Scholarships

Up to full tuition awarded by the University of Notre Dame Army ROTC. Contact UND Army ROTC for more information.

Other Grants

Find more information regarding federal grants.

Find more information regarding state grants.