Merit Scholarships

President’s Scholarship

Amount: Varies

  • Based on highest ACT or SAT score and final cumulative GPA

GPA from high school or college

  • College transcript is used in lieu of a high school transcript for those who were enrolled in an institution of higher education seeking a degree and who attempted and completed 12 credit hours of course work

How to Apply:  Johnson University Tennessee Admissions Office

Requirements:

  • Must be full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
  • Initial scholarship is awarded the first year
  • After first year awarded, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Awards are tracked after every two semesters.

For students not awarded a President's scholarship their initial year, if a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA is achieved after their first year, the student may qualify for $900 annually for consecutive years. If a 4.0 cumulative GPA is achieved after their first year, the student may qualify for $1,800 annually for consecutive years. The student must maintain a 3.0 or better for continuation of the award.

How to Apply:  Contact the Financial Aid Office

This award is limited to 4 years of attendance at Johnson University Tennessee.

Bible Bowl Scholarship

For those who have competed and placed at national, state, or Johnson University competitions, awards are assessed based on review of the certificates upon submission. The award varies based on level of competition and placement as follows regardless of junior or senior high level:

Level 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
NACC $2,000/yr (2 yrs) $1,500/yr (2 yrs) $1,000/yr (2 yrs) $500/yr (2 yrs)
Johnson

$2,000 freshman yr.

$1,000 sophomore yr.

$1,500/yr (2 yrs)

$1,000 freshman yr.

$500 sophomore yr.

$0
State $2,000 freshman yr. $1,500 freshman yr. $1,000 freshman yr. $0
 

Amount: $500 (1 year only) or varies with certificate(s)

Requirements for $500 (1 year only):

  • Minimum participation of 3 years in church-organized Bible Bowl competition at the senior high level
  • Certificate amounts take priority over 3-year participation award
  • Complete the Bible Bowl Scholarship Application

Requirements for certificate amount:

  • The amount is determined by the level of competition. The awards cannot be stacked with multiple certificates and scholarship is awarded for the highest placement during years of competition. Please contact the financial aid office to discuss.

How to Apply: Complete the FAFSA, Johnson Financial Aid Check-In, and the Bible Bowl Scholarship Application

Yu Ping China Scholarship

Amount: $500 - $1,500 annually (select students)

Requirements:

  • Often awarded to a sophomore or junior
  • Demonstrate a strong personal interest in China
  • Holds the greatest potential for impacting China for Christ

How to Apply: Complete the FAFSA, Johnson Financial Aid Check-In, and the Yu Ping China Scholarship Application

Preaching/Public Speaking Competition Scholarship

For those who have competed and placed at national, state, or local competitions, awards range from $500 to $6,000 (over four years) as follows:

Level

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Nation & State

$6,000 ($750 per semester for four years)

$4,000 ($500 per semester for four years)

$2,000 ($250 per semester for four years)

Local

$1,000 (1st year)

$750 (1st year)

$500 (1st year)

 

Johnson awards scholarships to the following preaching competitions:

  • TCTC – state amounts according to the table
  • PreachFEST – amounts according to the Dean of Congregational Ministry (Daniel Overdorf)
  • Preacher Boy – local amounts
  • Ohio Teens for Christ – national or state placement, or as according to certificates presented.
  • Stone Campbell Journal – $2,500 one time for freshman year

The PreachFEST scholarships that are awarded vary in amounts, if a student receives $2,000 or less it will be awarded up front during their freshman year at Johnson. If the award is above $2,000 it will be split over the four years of their undergraduate. Scholarships will be awarded based on the highest placement.

Music and/or Drama Competition Scholarship

For those who have competed and placed at state, camp and local competitions, one-time awards range from $100 to $1,000.

Level

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

State & Camp

$1,000

$750

$500

Local

$500

$250

$100

Student must submit certificate or documentation showing placement in order to receive scholarship.

Other Merit Scholarships

  • Seed Scholarship
  • Who's Who Scholarship