Participatory/Other Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are offered to many students who qualify to participate in a university athletic program. 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. View the coaching staff email directory.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for athletic scholarship policies.

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.
  2. Be admitted to APU before March 2.
  3. Reside in the Azusa Unified School District boundaries.
  4. Have a strong Christian commitment.
  5. Have a passion for Azusa community service involvement.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

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 Debbie Cram at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3044, or dcram@apu.edu.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

Math and Physics Fellowship

The Department of Mathematics and Physics awards two fellowships to incoming freshmen pursuing a four-year degree in applied mathematics, mathematics, or physics. The fellowship gives exceptional students financial support and special opportunities to help optimize their APU experience. Fellows participate in a rigorous academic program coupled with a strong Christian worldview focus.

Yearly Amount

Up to $3,000 per year ($1,500 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). On rare occasions, the amount orginially offered may be reduced or eleminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid policy for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

Download an application from apu.edu/clas/mathphysics/opportunities/fellowships/. Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

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/.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

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/auditions/.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

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. Learn more about the GI Bill® and the VA Yellow Ribbon program.

Yearly Amount

In addition to the GI Bill and the VA’s portion of the Yellow Ribbon for the 2014–15 school year, APU offers up to $14,000 (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.

Please see the undergraduate catalog for additional policies and requirements.

Stauffer Fellowships

APU awards up to two fellowships to students who have advanced standing in the chemistry major or biochemistry major. During each academic year, an application period will be announced by the Department of Biology and Chemistry and eligible students will be contacted by email. For additional questions, contact Kevin Huang, Ph.D., at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6505 or shuang@apu.edu.

Theater Scholarships

Theater scholarships are available to students participating in the theater program. Scholarship amounts vary. Learn more about audition opportunities and scholarship requirements.

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