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APU Scholarships

Academic

All academic scholarships are based on GPA and standardized test scores at the time of admittance. SAT or ACT writing section scores are not considered. Academic scholarships cannot be re-earned if lost due to a low GPA, nor can you qualify for a different academic scholarship while at APU.

Amount Class Standing Qualifications Renewability
Trustees’ Scholarship*
Full tuition Incoming Freshman 3.9+ GPA; 1300+ on SAT I or 30+ on ACT Up to four years
President’s Scholarship*
$16,000 per year Incoming Freshman 3.9 GPA; 1300 on SAT I or 30 on ACT Up to four years
Deans’ Scholarship*
$13,500 per year Incoming Freshman 3.7 GPA; 1200 on SAT I or 27 on ACT Up to four years
Director’s Scholarship
$11,500 per year Incoming Freshman 3.5 GPA; 1100 on SAT I or 25 on ACT Up to four years
Founder’s Award
$10,000 per year Incoming Freshman 3.3 GPA; 1050 on SAT I or 23 on ACT Up to four years
Transfer I Scholarship
$10,000 per year Transfer Student 3.5+ GPA Up to four years
Transfer II Scholarship
$8,000 per year Transfer Student 3.0–3.449 GPA Up to four years

*Honors College students may qualify for an additional $1,000 Honors College Scholarship.

Academic Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen

Students entering APU directly from high school or with fewer than 12 units of college work completed at the point of admission to the university are considered for the following award categories.

Trustees’ Scholarship
Yearly Amount

Full tuition* (awarded to five first-time freshmen who are interviewed and selected by the Trustees’ Scholarship Committee)

*Honors College students may qualify for an additional $1,000 per year, with a potential for renewability for four years.

Qualifications
  1. 3.9+ weighted high school GPA, and
  2. 1300+ on the SAT I (Critical Reading and Math sections only, single sitting) or a 30+ on the ACT
Deadlines
  1. Submit a complete admissions application by the Early Action deadline of November 15, and
  2. Submit a complete Trustees’ Scholarship Application by December 1.
Apply
Follow the instructions to apply online and learn more about the scholarship.
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
Renewability
Up to four years
To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
President’s Scholarship
The scholarship described below is based on a combination of GPA and test scores, and therefore only average qualifications are listed. Recipients will be granted the single highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to the university.
Yearly Amount

$16,000 ($8,000 per semester)*

*Honors College students may qualify for an additional $1,000 per year, with a potential for renewability for four years.

Qualifications

Students who are generally in the top 10 percent of the incoming class; around a 3.9 GPA and 1300 on the SAT I or 30 on the ACT

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Deans’ Scholarship
The scholarship described below is based on a combination of GPA and test scores, and therefore only average qualifications are listed. Recipients will be granted the single highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to the university.
Yearly Amount

$13,500 ($6,750 per semester)*

*Honors College students may qualify for an additional $1,000 per year, with a potential for renewability for four years.

Qualifications

Students who are generally in the top 20 percent of the incoming class; around a 3.7 GPA and 1200 on the SAT I or 27 on the ACT

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Director’s Scholarship
The scholarship described below is based on a combination of GPA and test scores, and therefore only average qualifications are listed. Recipients will be granted the single highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to the university.
Yearly Amount

$11,500 ($5,750 per semester)

Qualifications

Around a 3.5 GPA and 1100 on the SAT I or 25 on the ACT

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Founder’s Award
The scholarship described below is based on a combination of GPA and test scores, and therefore only average qualifications are listed. Recipients will be granted the single highest award for which they qualify and will receive official notification of their award shortly after acceptance to the university.
Yearly Amount

$10,000 ($5,000 per semester)

Qualifications

Around a 3.3 GPA and 1050 on the SAT I or 23 on the ACT

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer academic scholarships are awarded to qualified, admitted students who have completed 12 or more semester units in college by the time of their acceptance to the university. Academic scholarships cannot be reearned if lost due to low GPA, nor can you quality for a different academic scholarship while at APU.

Transfer I Scholarship
Yearly Amount

$10,000 ($5,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).

Qualifications

Cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of admission to APU

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this scholarship usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the scholarship in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Transfer II Scholarship
Yearly Amount

$8,000 ($4,000 per semester). Award amount will be prorated if enrolled less than full time (9–11 units at 75 percent, 6–8 units at 50 percent).

Qualifications

Cumulative college GPA of 3.0–3.449 at the time of admission to APU

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

Renewability

Up to four years

To Retain Eligibility
  1. Must maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA at APU (verified after every spring semester)
  2. The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Please note: the qualifications to be eligible for an academic scholarship listed above should be considered as the most accurate and official, in the case that you find conflicting information from any other source, whether printed or online.