Academic Competitive Scholarships

Amounts and criteria for the 2021–2022 school year

JBU offers two kinds of academic scholarships: merit-based and competitive. Students with qualifying GPAs and test scores will be formally invited to compete for one of our competitive scholarships.

Award amounts

Presidential Scholarship: $27,500

Chancellor's Scholarship: $14,000

Eligibility requirements

Automatic invitations to the compete for Competitive Scholarships are extended to students that meet these academic requirements. Students demonstrating great leadership ability may also be personally invited by Admissions Counselors.

Chart of freshman requirements for Academic Competitive Scholarships. Chart data can be found in live text below.

Competition Timelines

Fall

  • Acceptance deadline:November 5, 2020
  • Interview window:September 1–November 6, 2020
  • Scholarship Celebration:November 8, 2020 (virtual)

Spring

  • Acceptance deadline:February 11, 2021
  • Interview window:November 9, 2020–February 12, 2021
  • Scholarship Celebration:February 14, 2021 (virtual)

Scholarship details

Presidential Scholarship: $27,500

Yearly scholarships awarded: 4

Freshman requirements to compete:

GPA ACT SAT PSAT CLT
 3.5 34+ 1490+ 1420+ 103+
 3.6 32+ 1420+ 1340+ 97+
 3.7–3.8 30+ 1360+ 1270+ 92+
 3.9+ 29+ 1330+ 1230+ 89+

Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong Christian character
  • Applying for regular admission

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA

Chancellor's Scholarship: $14,000

Yearly scholarships awarded: Limited

Freshman requirements to compete:

GPA ACT SAT PSAT CLT
 3.2–3.3 34+ 1490+ 1420+ 103+
 3.4 32+ 1420+ 1340+ 97+
 3.5–3.6 30+ 1360+ 1270+ 92+
 3.7–3.8 29+ 1330+ 1230+ 89+

Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong Christian character
  • Applying for regular admission

Renewal requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA

Other details

Test scores may be updated through the October ACT/SAT/CLT for the fall timeline and through the January ACT/SAT/CLT for the spring timeline. Students who do not qualify for the fall timeline but later raise their score may be invited to compete in the spring.

Students may only attend one event and may receive only one academic scholarship. Any competitive academic scholarship offered will replace the Trustee's award.

JBU does not evaluate the writing portion of ACT or SAT when determining scholarship eligibility.

**Test optional students are ineligible for competitive scholarships but may be eligible to receive merit-based scholarships.

**Transfer students are ineligible for competitive scholarships but may be eligible to receive merit-based scholarships.

**Only current high school seniors are eligible to compete for competitive scholarships.

**Competitive scholarships may not be combined with the Leadership Scholarship.