Anderson University Scholarships

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Scholarships are a type of gift aid that you don’t need to repay. AU has many scholarships available to incoming freshmen based on a variety of criteria and some require an application or a few additional steps to be applied. To apply for a variety of these institutional scholarships, admitted students should fill out the scholarship profile found in their student portal. If you need help gaining access to your portal, reach out to your admissions counselor

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Merit Scholarship

All incoming traditional undergraduate and transfer students are considered for a merit scholarship in an amount up to $18,000. An academic-based scholarship is available to incoming students only and is renewable each academic year based on GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Traditional Undergraduate

Edwards Scholarship (GPA > 3.75): $18,000/year
Nicholson Scholarship (GPA 3.50-3.74): $16,000/year
Reardon Scholarship (GPA 3.00-3.49): $14,000/year
Morrison Scholarship (GPA 2.75-2.99):  $10,000/year
Raven Scholarship (GPA < 2.749): $8,000/year

Transfer Students

Edwards Transfer Merit (GPA > 3.75): $18,000/year
Nicholson Transfer Merit (GPA 3.50-3.74): $16,000/year
Reardon Transfer Merit (GPA 3.00-3.49): $14,000/year
Morrison Transfer Merit (GPA 2.75-2.99): $10,000/year
Raven Transfer Scholarship (GPA < 2.749): $8,000/year

Calculate Your Merit Scholarship Amount

Incoming freshmen: The calculation for your merit scholarship is based on either your GPA or a calculation of your GPA and test scores (whichever gives the student the highest benefit).
Transfer students: The calculation for your merit scholarship is based on your college GPA.


2024-2025 Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, high school attended, and program of study. There are over 500 available, which are specific funds made available by private donors. A few examples are listed below with links to more information. As a reminder, these scholarships are offered to incoming fall 2024 and spring 2025 freshmen students only.

*Not all scholarships may be combined. For detailed questions about your specific situation, please contact your financial aid counselor.

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Graduate Tutor’s Scholarship Directory has $1.6 million worth of scholarships and is quickly growing. It is a free scholarship directory and requires no registration. Students can search for scholarships in multiple ways including keywords, courses, deadline, who it is open to, and the scholarship amount.