So many scholarships!

Johnson University offers a variety of scholarships. Click the Quick Links to find out more!

Merit Scholarships

President's Scholarship

Amount/Description:

Amount varies. Based on highest ACT or SAT score and final cumulative 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.

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 $1,000 annually for consecutive years. If a 4.0 cumulative GPA is achieved after their first year, the student may qualify for $2,000 annually for consecutive years. The student must maintain a 3.0 or better for continuation of the award.

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

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Bible Bowl Scholarship

Amount/Description:
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

Requirements:

Johnson University also offers a participation award of $500. Requirements for this one-year award are:

  • Minimum participation of three years in church-organized Bible Bowl competition at the senior high level.
  • Certificate amounts take priority over three-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.

Click here for the application.

Preaching/Public Speaking Competition Scholarship

Amount/Description:
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)

Requirements:

Johnson awards scholarships to the following preaching competitions:
• TCTC – state amounts according to the table.
• PreachFEST – amounts according to the Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry.
• 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 at the beginning of their freshman year at Johnson. If the award is above $2,000 it will be split over the four years of their undergraduate work. Scholarships will be awarded based on the highest placement.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Music/Drama Competition Scholarship

Amount/Description:
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

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

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Program Scholarships

Business Administration Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Children's Ministry/Children's Ministry with Preschool/Daycare Emphasis Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Communication/Cross-Cultural Media Communication Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Elementary Education Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Intercultural Studies Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Musical Arts/Worship Ministry Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Pastoral Care and Counseling Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Preaching and Church Leadership Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000–$1,500 annually, four years only

  • Freshman through junior year, automatic $1,000
  • Senior year with 3.0 cumulative GPA, $1,500

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Preaching and Youth Ministry Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$375—$750 annually, four years only

  • Freshman year, automatic $375
  • Sophomore through junior year with 2.5 cumulative GPA, $500
  • Senior year with 3.0 cumulative GPA, $750

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Psychology Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Sport and Fitness Leadership Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Strategic Ministry Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
$1,000 annually (select students). Click here for the application.

Service Scholarships

Christian Ministry Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: $500-$1,000 annually

Requirements:

  • Open to dependent undergraduate students (incoming freshman – rising senior) whose parent(s) meet the following within ministry:
  • Works 30 hours or more per week in ministry
  • The ministry is the family’s primary source of income
  • Full-time degree-seeking student
  • Verification of parent’s or applicant’s employment with documents of income
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with a Missionary Scholarship

If student receives $2,000 or more in institutional aid annually, the student is only eligible to receive $500 annually.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Other Scholarships

Alexander Christian Foundation Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: Varies

For information, instructions, and to apply for the ACF scholarship, visit ACFFlorida.com. The application deadline is February 1.

Ashley S. Johnson Scholarship

Ashley S. Johnson Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: $1000 annually

The student must meet two of the following criteria:
• Minority student
• First-generation student
• Dependent of a single parent
• EFC of 3500 or less

In addition, the student must meet all of the applicable following criteria:
• Full-time degree-seeking student
• 2.5 or higher high school or college CGPA

Click here for the application.

International Student Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: 1/3—1/2 tuition annually

Requirements:
• Student from foreign country
• Full-time degree-seeking student
• Not eligible for United States government aid
• Can work on work-study program earning wages to cover half room and board
• Approval from Financial Aid Office

Stipulations to receiving International Student Scholarship:
• Student will receive qualifying institutional aid first. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine other Johnson awards that can be used in conjunction with this scholarship.
• If this aid does not exceed $1,000 annually, the student will receive ½ of tuition. If aid exceeds $1,000, the student will receive 1/3 of tuition.
• Total institutional aid cannot exceed annual tuition.

Click here for the application.

Tuition Exchange Program Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Johnson University is a member of the Tuition Exchange scholarship program through which dependents of eligible employees may attend other Tuition Exchange institutions through a reciprocal scholarship program. Tuition Exchange scholarships are not guaranteed and are based on a balance between students exported and imported to the institution. Further information is available at Tuitionexchange.org.

Intercollegiate Tuition Waiver Program Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: Varies based on length of employment

This scholarship is available to the dependents of all full-time employees of participating Christian colleges and universities. Johnson University Tennessee awards are unlimited. The amount is 1/4 tuition during the first year of employment, 1/2 tuition during the second year, 3/4 tuition during the third year, and full tuition during the fourth and subsequent years of employment.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Johnson Family Scholarship

Amount/Qualifications:
Amount: $400 per student

Requirements:
• Have either two or more children at Johnson or a child and parent at Johnson University Tennessee. Cannot be used in conjunction with Married Student or Tuition Reduction Scholarships

Click here for the application.

First-Gen Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually are awarded to students who are the first in their family to attend college. Click here for the application.