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Scholarships

Scholarships can reduce your college costs significantly! Competitive scholarships require an invitation from the Admissions Office during the application process. Merit-based scholarships are determined by your GPA and SAT, ACT or CLT score, and are automatically awarded upon acceptance to Gordon. In addition, special and outside scholarships for particular circumstances or talents can help reduce your college costs.

[F] = available to first-year students     [T] = available to transfer students

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

Merit-based scholarship amounts for 2021 will be announced this fall. Check back soon! Returning students with renewable scholarships will continue to receive aid based on their original agreement. Learn about academic scholarship renewal information.

Gordon's merit-based scholarships include:

  • Founders' Scholarship
  • Harold John Ockenga Scholarship
  • T. Leonard Lewis Scholarship
  • Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarship
  • F.L. Chappell Award
     

COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Global Honors Scholars Program

Gordon’s flagship four-year scholarship program seeks to enrich student’s faith, promote intellectual maturity and strengthen leadership capabilities. The Global Honors Scholarship is awarded to 12 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 (Early Action I) 
Founder’s Scholarship recipients only (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in the Honors at Gordon event on campus.

A. J. Gordon Scholars Program

Our distinguished four-year scholarship program seeks students who have an interest in serving locally while developing their leadership abilities. The A. J. Gordon Scholarship is awarded to 20 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 (Early Action I) 
Founder’s or Harold John Ockenga Scholarship recipients only (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in the Honors at Gordon event on campus. 

Clarendon Scholars Program

Twelve first-year students from urban areas are selected because of their demonstrated leadership in their school and church, their academic promise, and their desire to positively impact urban communities. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by December 1 (Early Action II)

Eligible applicants will be invited to apply to the program and participate in Clarendon Scholar’s Day on campus.

Fellows Programs

Our First-Year Fellows programs provide students with opportunities to explore entrepreneurial leadership, justice issues or missions and ministries. Cohort members take an experiential spring break trip funded by the program. The Premiere Fellows and Fellows Scholarships are awarded to 45 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 or December 1 (Early Action I or II)
T. Leonard Lewis and Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarships and the F.L. Chapell Award (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to participate in the First-Year Fellows Day event on campus.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Gordon College National Merit Scholarship Programs

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must (for freshmen only):

  • Be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as National Merit Scholarship Finalists 
  • Designate Gordon as their college choice with the NMSC and Gordon College Admissions
  • $24,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by the NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated as a semi-finalist of the NMSC
  • $22,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Commended Scholarship

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated for the National Merit Commended Scholarship by the NMSC
  • $22,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

Gordon College National Hispanic Scholarship Program

Recipients of this scholarship must (for freshmen only): 

  • Be recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program
  • $22,000 of tuition
  • The award is renewable on a 3.25 GPA

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

These scholarships are based on unique circumstances.

Fine Arts and Theatre Scholarships

Awarded to students enrolling as theatre or fine arts majors who have either reviewed their art portfolio or auditioned within the Theatre Department. These awards recognize excellence and the potential to contribute to the arts at Gordon.

Learn more about art scholarships ➔ 

Minister and Missionary Scholarship

Awarded to incoming students whose parents are in full-time ministry or missions work. To apply for this scholarship, please complete the form on the following page (deadline to apply is January 15):

Apply for the minister and missionary scholarship ➔

Church Student Assistance Program

The Church Student Assistance Program is an opportunity for a church to assist its Gordon students with college costs by giving a minimum of $250. Gordon will match up to $1,000 of their gift.

Learn more about the Church Student Assistance Program ➔

Young Life Scholarship

Awarded to students who are active members of Young Life. Applicants may be asked to complete additional essay questions and provide recommendations from Young Life leaders.

Apply for Young Life scholarship ➔

Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship

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Awarded to incoming students who are enrolled with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFPF) and are receiving financial support through the CFPF grant program. The scholarship covers 40% of tuition costs per academic year.

Learn more about the Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship ➔

Heritage Award

The Heritage Award is given to children of Gordon College alumni.

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

To find scholarships and grants outside of Gordon College, search the following sites:

www.supercollege.com
www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
www.fastweb.com
www.collegeexpress.com
www.scholarships.com
www.collegeboard.com