Scholarships & Grants do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are typically based on high academic achievement or special talent. Scholarships are available from a variety of organizations and we’re here to help you find opportunities that are right for you. Grants are available from federal, state, or Bushnell University sources and are based on your family’s information provided on your FAFSA form.

Academic Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen

First-year students may qualify for $6,000-$16,000 per year by having at least a 2.80 GPA.

GPA 2.80-2.99: $6,000

GPA 3.00-3.19: $8,000

GPA 3.20-3.34: $10,000

GPA 3.35-3.49: $11,000

GPA 3.50-3.64: $12,000

GPA 3.65-3.79: $13,000

GPA 3.80-3.89: $14,000

GPA 3.90-4.00: $16,000

GPA is based on an unweighted 4.00 scale. Bushnell University reserves the right to recalculate GPA if not officially calculated on a 4.00 scale.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may qualify for $5,000-$13,000 per year by having at least a 2.80 college GPA with the completion of at least 36 quarter (24 semester) credit hours.

GPA 2.80-2.99: $5,000

GPA 3.00-3.24: $7,000

GPA 3.25-3.49: $9,000

GPA 3.50-3.79: 11,000

GPA 3.80-4.00: $13,000

GPA is based on an unweighted 4.00 scale. Bushnell University reserves the right to recalculate GPA if not officially calculated on a 4.00 scale.

Leadership Awards

Available to all incoming traditional undergraduate students who qualify for Bushnell University’s merit scholarship program and have an active role in a Christian church or Christian organization or leadership role in high school, college, or community service organization. Leadership Awards are available for $500-$1,000 per year based upon the level of leadership experience of the student.

Private Christian High School Scholarship

Awards of $4,000 per year are available to graduating seniors from Christian high schools. Renewable for up to four years.

Bushnell University/Northwest Christian University Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,500 per year are given to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of Bushnell University/Northwest Christian University alumni.

First-Generation College Student Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,500 per year are given to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students who are the first generation of their families to attend college.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,000 per year are available to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.

International Student Scholarships

Scholarships of $12,000 per year are available to international students who submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor or minister.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships are available to traditional daytime undergraduate students studying in Bushnell University’s Performing Arts Program. An audition is required. For more information see our various Performing Arts Majors: Music, Contemporary Music Industry, or Christian Worship.

Forensics Scholarships

Scholarships of $1,000 – $2,000 are available to traditional daytime undergraduate students with demonstrated abilities in competitive forensics. For more information, please contact Doyle Srader in the Bushnell University Communications Department.

Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships are available to traditional undergraduate student-athletes that will be playing on a Bushnell University sports team. All scholarships are determined by the individual coaches and are not guaranteed to all athletes. To find out more about athletic scholarships, please contact the Admissions Department at 541-684-7201 to speak with your admissions counselor.

Endowed Scholarships

Over 40 different Endowed Scholarship funds are awarded each year to traditional undergraduate students in varying amounts based on merit, need, or specific major. For students with a declared major in ministry or music a separate application is required and due by March 15th of each year.

Outside Scholarships

Bushnell University maintains a list of more than 100 outside scholarships on our Outside Scholarships page.

The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)
The Ford Family Foundation
Free Scholarship Searches
Student Scholarships
Fastweb

Federal Pell Grant

43% undergrads receive Pell Grants

Undergraduate students can receive a Pell Grant up to $5,920 per academic year based upon their level of need as determined by the FAFSA.

Federal SEOG Grant

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time and show exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Annual award amounts range from $300 – $600.

Federal TEACH Grant

Grants up to $4,000 are awarded to students who are pursuing a degree that leads to teaching in a high-need field in a low-income district. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater to qualify.  Service obligation is required, please contact the Financial Aid Office (finaid@bushnell.edu) for more details.

Oregon Opportunity Grant

25% receive Oregon Opportunity Grant

Grants of up to $3,300 are given by the State of Oregon to students who are Oregon residents, enroll at least half-time at a College or University in Oregon, and demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA.

Bushnell University Need Grant

Awarded to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students that demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Award amounts range from $600-$10,000 per academic year.

Oregon Promise Recipient Grant

Grants of $3,000 per year are awarded to transfer students who are receiving the Oregon Promise Grant prior to enrolling at Bushnell University.

Bushnell Church Matching Grant

Bushnell University will match any donation made by the home church of traditional daytime undergraduate students up to $1,000 per academic year. An application is required. Fill out the Church Matching Form or find a paper copy in the Financial Aid Office. Applications and church scholarship funds must be received by the deadline in order for the matching grant to apply. The Fall semester deadline is September 1st. The Spring semester deadline is January 5th.

Heritage Grant

Grants of $2,500 per year are given to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students who attend a Disciples of Christ (DOC) or Christian Churches (COC).

Minister’s Child Grant

Grants of $1,500 per year are given to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students who are children of ministers and missionaries from Christian Churches.

Sibling Grant

Grants of $1,000 each are given to full-time traditional daytime undergraduate students who are siblings and attend Bushnell University during in the same academic year.