Urban Scholars

Imagine yourself sitting on the University quad by the fountain with your roommates talking about the class you just had together. Imagine yourself equipped with aCrystal-Robinson-2.jpg biblical worldview and graduating with a degree in your dream field. And imagine yourself as an elementary school teacher, a journalist, a non-profit entrepreneur, a church planter, a counselor, a linguist, or a civic leader. Through a brand new initiative—made possible by the Alec H. Woodhull Scholarship Fund—Johnson University bridges the financial, educational, mentoring, and networking resources needed by scholars from Urban Knoxville to enroll and graduate with a four-year degree.

Who is an Urban Scholar?

An Urban Scholar is a senior from Fulton High School, Austin-East High School, West High School, Central High School, South Doyle High School, or L&N STEM Academy who is serious about academic excellence and their Christian faith but may lack the financial resources to commit to a four-year university education.

Why Johnson University?

Not only does Johnson University offer a diverse range of degrees founded in a biblical worldview, but the University is also accredited and was recently identified by US News & World Report as being among the top 15 “least expensive” accredited schools in America.

How do I apply?

  1. Apply to and be accepted to Johnson University
  2. Complete FASFA
  3. Complete Johnson Financial Aid Check-In
  4. Complete Application

How do I nominate a student?

Complete this form and submit it to the

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