Academic Competitive Scholarships

Amounts and criteria for the 2019–2020 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 at either the fall or spring Scholarship Competition. This year's events take place on November 11–12, 2018 and February 17–18, 2019. Acceptance for admission and scholarship application required by November 5, 2018 for the fall event and by February 11, 2019 for the spring event.

Freshman requirements

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

Presidential Scholarship: $27,000

Chancellor's Scholarship: $13,500

 

Presidential Scholarship: $27,000


Yearly scholarships awarded: 4

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 3.9+ 29+ 1350+ 90+
 3.7–3.8 30+ 1390+ 92+
 3.6 32+ 1450+ 98+
 3.5 34+ 1520+ 104+


Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong Christian character


Renewal requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA


Chancellor's Scholarship: $13,500


Yearly scholarships awarded: Limited

Freshman requirements:

GPA ACT SAT CLT
 3.7+ 29+ 1350+ 90+
 3.5–3.6 30+ 1390+ 92+
 3.4 32+ 1450+ 98+
 3.2–3.3 34+ 1520+ 104+


Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong Christian character


Renewal requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA


Excellence in Engineering Scholarship: $12,500


Yearly scholarships awarded: 12

Freshman requirements:

  • ACT 27 with a minimum math score of 25 or SAT 1280 with a minimum math score of 640
  • Entering freshman engineering or construction management major

 

Other details


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

Students may only attend one event and may receive only one academic scholarship. Priority will be given to the first 100 students to RSVP for each event.

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

**International students are ineligible for competitive scholarships. See JBU's International Student Financial Aid page for more information.

**Transfer students are ineligible for competitive scholarships but are 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.