Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarship

  • Biola-funded annual scholarship awarded to incoming undergraduate freshmen students by the Office of Admissions upon acceptance to Biola. Calculate an estimate of what academic scholarship you may qualify for here.
  • Amount:
     
    2017-2018
    • President's Scholarship - $18,000
    • Provost's Scholarship - $16,000
    • Dean's Scholarship - $14,000
    • Eagle Scholarship - $12,000
    • Founder's Grant - $4,000
     
    2016-2017
    • President's Scholarship - $14,000
    • Provost's Scholarship - $13,000
    • Dean's Scholarship - $12,000
    • Eagle Scholarship - $10,000

     

  • Deadline:
    • Updated GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and class rank are due by May 1.
  • Eligibility:
    • Eligibility requirements based on your unweighted high school GPA and scores received on the SAT or ACT.
  • Application:
    • No separate application required.
    • The Office of Admissions automatically awards the Academic Scholarship at the time the you are admitted to Biola University.
  • Renewal:
    • Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained.
  • Notice:
    • The Office of Admissions automatically awards the Academic Scholarship at the time the student is admitted to Biola University.

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Transfer Student Academic Scholarship

Biola-funded annual scholarship awarded to incoming undergrad transfer students by the Office of Admissions upon acceptance to Biola.

  • Amount:
     
    2017-2018
    • College GPA and Award Amount
      • William Blackstone Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.75+ GPA for: $12,000
      • Anna Horton Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.35-3.749 GPA for: $11,000
      • Lyman Stewart Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.0-3.349 GPA for: $10,000
      • 6th & Hope Transfer Academic Scholarship - 2.5-2.999 GPA for: $6,000
     
    2016-2017
    • College GPA and Award Amount
      • William Blackstone Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.75+ GPA for: $11,000
      • Anna Horton Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.35-3.749 GPA for: $10,000
      • Lyman Stewart Transfer Academic Scholarship - 3.0-3.349 GPA for: $9,000
      • 6th & Hope Transfer Academic Scholarship - 2.5-2.999 GPA for: $6,000

     

  • Deadline:
    • Updated college transcripts are due at the end of the student's spring semester.
  • Eligibility:
    • The student is eligible if he/she is transferring 15 or more credit units, based on a college transcript.
    • If the student is transferring 14 credit units or less, he/she is eligible for the Freshman academic scholarship based on the student's high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Application:
    • No separate application required.
    • The Office of Admissions automatically awards the Academic Scholarship at the time the you are admitted to Biola University.
  • Renewal:
    • Annually renewable when a minimum GPA is maintained

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Departmental Scholarship

Biola-funded scholarship for a student who has demonstrated achievement in a field of either Athletics, Music, Art, Science, Intercultural Studies, and Communications (Journalism and Speech & Debate).

  • Amount:
    • Varies
  • Deadline:
    • Contact appropriate department
  • Eligibility:
    • The student is eligible on the basis of his/her achievement or potential in a certain field
  • Renewal:
    • Contact appropriate department

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Church Matching Scholarship

Biola-funded match to church sponsorship.

  • Amount:
    • Biola will match up to $1,300.
  • Deadline:
    • October 1 is the deadline for students who attend the fall semester only, or both fall and spring semesters
    • March 1 is the deadline for students who attend only the spring semester
  • Eligibility:
    • Traditional undergrads
    • ELSP students once during first two semesters
    • Student must be enrolled at least half-time
    • Demonstrated need based on FAFSA information
    • Special programs (ie. MA Apologetics, Chiang Mai, Kiev, etc.) not eligible. Please see the included instructions on the first page of the application for a list of all ineligible programs.
  • Application:
    • Submit Church Matching Scholarship Application for appropriate aid year, and attach a church sponsorship check made out to Biola University by the scholarship deadline
    • Confirmed financial aid file by the scholarship deadline, which includes a completed FAFSA (online) and all requested forms, international students exempt.
  • Renewal:
    • Student must re-apply each year.

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Missionary & Pastor Dependent Scholarship

Biola-funded annual scholarship awarded to new and continuing students by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

  • Amount:
    • $1000.00/year (split between fall and spring semesters)
  • Eligibility:
    • Admitted students who are dependents of Pastors and Missionaries may apply and will be awarded as funds are available. Students must file the FAFSA, complete any additional Financial Aid requirements and demonstrate some financial need.
  • Application:
    • All new and continuing students must apply online each year. The scholarship is not automatically renewable and is not guaranteed for subsequent years. Funds are limited and not all who apply and are eligible can be awarded the scholarship.
    • The deadline for the Continuing Student Application was March 31, 2017. Continuing students are encouraged to check this website next spring for the 2018-2019 application.
  • Notice:
    • This scholarship is a separate fund from the Christian Worker Dependent Scholarship, which is no longer available as a new or first-time award.

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Alumni Dependent Scholarship

Biola-funded scholarship awarded by the Office of Admissions to incoming undergraduate students who are dependents of alumni. For more information please see the Undergraduate Handbook: Alumni Dependent Scholarship

  • Amount:
    • $1000 per year
  • Deadline:
    • No deadline
  • Eligibility:
    • Student must be enrolled at least half-time
    • Student must be a dependent of an alumni who completed a minimum of 30 units at Biola University (including Talbot School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology and Cook School of Intercultural Studies) at the time the student enters Biola.
    • Teaching credential students are not eligible
  • Application:
    • Parent section of the Biola Admissions Application
  • Renewal:
    • Annually renewable

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LEAD Scholarship

Biola-funded scholarship awarded to incoming undergrad students based on leadership and experiences that demonstrates a commitment to ethnic diversity, multicultural awareness and outstanding community involvement.  It is awarded by the Office of Admissions.

  • Amount:

    $2,000 - $6,000 per year.

  • Deadline:

    Note: In addition to completing the LEAD Scholarship application, you must also complete your undergraduate application and turn in all required documents (transcripts, test scores, etc.).

    • Jan 15: For all freshmen applicants.

    • April 1: For all transfer applicants

  • Eligibility:

    The LEAD Scholars Program seeks applicants who are passionate about diversity, committed to growing with their cohort and willing to invest what they learn into the greater Biola community. Students should be curious, empathetic and willing to engage honestly in challenging discussions. Being a part of LEAD is a significant commitment and honor.

    Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and/or cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students of any ethnic or racial background are welcome to apply.

  • Renewal:

    More information on the LEAD Scholars Program here.

  • Notice:
    • The Office of Admissions awards the LEAD Scholarship.
    • You have the option to mail your application to the Office of Undergraduate Admission Attn: Multi-ethnic Outreach 13800 Biola Ave La Mirada, CA 90636

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TELACU Scholarship

Biola-funded match to a $1,000 TELACU Scholarship.

  • Amount:
    • $2000 per year plus $1,000 TELACU Scholarship ($3,000 total).
  • Deadline:
    • The deadline for the 2015-2016 application has passed. Please check the TELACU website for the 2016-2017 application.
  • Eligibility:
    • First generation college students
    • Be from a low-income family
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Demonstrated need based on FAFSA information
    • California applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Berardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino. Texas Applicants: Be a permanent resident of San Antonio or Austin. Illinois Applicants: Be a permanent resident of Greater Chicagoland Area. New York Applicants: Be a permanent resident of the state of New York.
  • Renewal:
    •  Student must re-apply each year through TELACU
  • Notice:
    • Biola is currently able to award the matching scholarship for a maximum of ten TELACU students per year who are selected by TELACU for the match. Other scholarships may be awarded without a match from TELACU.

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FirstGen Scholars Program Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to students entering Biola for the first time in the fall of 2016 and will be a first generation student (i.e., neither parent completed a bachelor's degree).

  • Amount:
    • $2,500 per year.
  • Deadline:
    • First-Time College Students: February 19, 2016.
    • Transfer Students: April 1, 2016 (date subject to change).
  • Eligibility:
    • Any incoming student who is first generation (i.e., neither parent completed a bachelor's degree.
    • Must file the FAFSA or the CA Dream Act Application and must demonstrate need verified by Biola's Financial Aid Office.
    • Stated commitment to participate in the FirstGen Scholars Program at Biola University.

     

  • Application:
    • The FirstGen Scholarship is now closed.
       

    Note: The Office of Admissions awards the FirstGen Scholars Program scholarship. The department of Multi-Ethnic Programs & Development oversees the FirstGen Scholars Program. Applications cannot be reviewed without a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application on file. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

    You have the option to mail your application to the following address: 

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Attn: FirstGen Scholars Program Administrator
    13800 Biola Ave La Mirada, CA 90639

  • Renewal:
    • Annually renewable with active participation in the FirstGen Scholars program.
  • Funding:
    • Biola University


    Note: The Office of Admissions awards the FirstGen Scholars Program scholarship. The department of Multi-Ethnic Programs & Development oversees the FirstGen Scholars Program. Applications cannot be reviewed without a FAFSA on file.

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Biola Missionary Scholarship

Biola-funded scholarship to assist students who demonstrate a calling on their lives for cross-cultural missions.

  • Amount:

    $7,000 

  • Deadline:

    April 15, 2016

  • Eligibility:
    • Current or returning students
    • All majors are welcome to apply
    • Applicants must be continuing students (Junior or Senior status for undergrads) at the time they apply
    • Must maintain full-time enrollment in a traditional undergraduate program
    • Special programs not eligible: ELSP, Applied Psychology
    • US Citizens and permanent residents only
    • FAFSA must be filed and sent to Biola by application deadline
  • Application:
    • Log into Scholarship Portal
    • New Applicants:
      • Complete General Application
      • Search and complete "Biola Missionary Scholarship - New Applicant" application
         
    • Renewing Applicants:
      • Complete General Application
      • Search for and complete “Biola Missionary Scholarship – Renewing Applicant" application
  • Renewal:

    Scholarship may be renewed for one additional year. Renewal amount is $10,000.

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