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Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are offered to many students who qualify to participate in a university athletic program.

Yearly Amount

Athletic scholarships vary in amount. On rare occasions, the amount of athletic scholarship originally offered by the coaching staff may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid section on our Policies page for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

Online recruitment forms are available for the following programs: football, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, track & field/cross country, volleyball, and acrobatics & tumbling. The coaching staff for softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s water polo prefer to receive direct emails from all interested students with pertinent information concerning their athletic history. Game footage is always welcomed when available. An email directory of the coaching staff can be found at apu.edu/athletics/directory/.

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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

Check with your coach and/or the Athletics Department for potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the coach/Athletics Department.

Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship/Nancy Moore Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize the 15-year partnership that Nancy Moore, associate superintendent for Azusa Unified School District, developed with APU. Moore was instrumental in initiating a variety of youth education and community service programs. This scholarship distinguishes a student who displays Nancy Moore’s dedication to education and community service. Up to five high school students and two Citrus College students (alumni of the two high schools listed below) will be chosen as recipients.

Qualifications
  1. Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship is for students that currently attend Azusa or Gladstone High School and plan to enroll at APU, or for graduates of these schools who attend Citrus College.

Applicants must also:

  1. Be admitted to APU before March 2.
  2. Reside in the Azusa Unified School District boundaries.
  3. Have a strong Christian commitment.
  4. Have a passion for Azusa community service involvement.
  5. Have proven leadership skills (e.g. volunteer work in the city of Azusa; participated in co-curricular activities in high school, and/or athletics, youth group, ASB, or other worthy group activities).
  6. Complete a FAFSA (for the appropriate year) by March 2 and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA).
Yearly Amount

Up to $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid section on our Policies page for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply
  1. Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 prior to the upcoming fall semester.
  2. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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 (depending on your grade level when you first enrolled at APU). Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. Maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA at APU
  3. Enroll in at least 12 units each semester at APU
  4. Donate at least 10 hours/week each semester at APU (through the Office of Ministry and Service)

Forensics Scholarships

Forensics scholarships are available to top performing students participating in APU’s nationally recognized forensics program.

Yearly Amount

Scholarship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid section on our Policies page for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

Contact Amy Jung, forensics program director, at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3716 or ajung@apu.edu.

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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

Check with the forensics program director for potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the forensics program.

The Kern Center for Vocational Ministry Scholarship

The Kern Center for Vocational Ministry (KCVM) Scholarship is awarded to select undergraduate students preparing to serve God in vocational pastoral ministry.

Yearly Amount

First year: $2,000
Second year: $4,000
Third year: $4,000

How to Apply

Download, complete, and return the application form along with two recommendation forms. Return all forms per the instructions on each form and by the date specified. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information, visit apu.edu/ministryasvocation/scholarships/.

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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

Check with the KCVM program director for potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by KCVM.

Multi-Ethnic Leadership Scholarship

Every year, six incoming first year applicants are chosen as recipients of the Multi-Ethnic Leadership (MEL) Scholarship.

Qualifications
  1. First year student with a high school GPA of at least a 3.2
  2. Strong leadership ability
  3. Desire and willingness to actively pursue and advocate for diversity on campus
Yearly Amount

Up to $9,000 ($4,500 per semester). On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid section on our Policies page for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

Submit a completed MEL Scholarship Application by 5 p.m. on February 7. For more information, visit apu.edu/scrd/scholarship/.

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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 depending on renewable and stackable GPA and completed requirements at APU. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity.

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are available to students with exceptional musical talent as well as for participation in a variety of music ensembles.

Yearly Amount

Scholarship amounts vary. On rare occasions, the amount originally offered may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid section on our Policies page for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

For more information on the audition process for the music program, please visit apu.edu/music/ensembles/auditions/.

Disbursement

Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the 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

Check with the School of Music for potential renewability. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility
  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the School of Music.

Post-9/11 APU Yellow Ribbon Award

Set up as a matching program between the VA and universities, the Yellow Ribbon program is intended to help make a college education more affordable for eligible students.

Qualifications

Must be certified as eligible per the VA Department, as well as by APU’s VA certifying official. For more information on the GI Bill and the VA Yellow Ribbon program, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

Yearly Amount

In addition to the GI Bill and the VA’s portion of the Yellow Ribbon for the 2010–11 school year, APU offers up to $8,970 (amount may vary depending on enrollment and charges). A student receiving the APU Yellow Ribbon award will not be eligible to receive any additional APU scholarships or grants. State policies may also reduce or eliminate state grants (including the Cal Grant).

How to Apply

Submit your eligibility request to the VA.

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.

Other Important Information
  1. Should a student drop or withdraw from a class, the federal government will not pay the GI Bill towards that course. The student will be responsible for any outstanding balance created from dropping or withdrawing from a course.
  2. The student will be responsible for any outstanding charges not covered by the GI Bill, VA Yellow Ribbon, or APU Yellow Ribbon awards.

Stauffer Fellowships

APU awards up to two fellowships to students who have declared a chemistry major or biochemistry major. These fellowships are renewable. Please direct inquiries to James White, Ph.D., Department of Biology and Chemistry at (626) 815-6000 Ext. 3352 or jwhite@apu.edu.

Theater Scholarships

Theater scholarships are available to students participating in the theater program. Scholarship amounts vary. For more information on audition opportunities and scholarship requirements, please visit apu.edu/clas/theaterfilmtv/scholarships/.