Scholarships and Grants

The following Heidelberg scholarships are available to first-time Freshman enrolling for the 2015-16 Academic Year.

The Presidential, Dean's, Faculty Scholarships and Academic Award are based on a point system. See chart to calculate points based upon your High School GPA and ACT or SAT scores. The scholarships are listed below!

HS GPA Points ACT Composite/SAT Reading & Math Points
>/= 3.5 5 >/= 27
3.0-3.49 4 25-26
2.7-2.99 3 18-24
<2.7 1 <18
Presidential Scholarship $14,000 yearly
3.0 GPA for renewal
Required point value of 9-10
Dean's Scholarship $13,000 yearly
3.0 GPA for renewal
Required point value of 8
Faculty Scholarship $12,000 yearly
2.75 GPA for renewal
Required point value of 7
Academic Award $10,000 yearly
2.5 GPA for renewal
Required point value of 5-6

Transfer Students Scholarships

Transfer Academic Award
Must have attempted at least 15 semester hours or 23 quarter hours. Full time enrollment required. Only students attending the Tiffin campus are eligible.

College GPA Amount
3.50 $12,000 yearly, 3.00 GPA for renewal
3.0 $11,000 yearly, 2.75 GPA for renewal
2.75 $10,000 yearly, 2.50 GPA for renewal
2.50 $ 8,000 yearly, 2.25 GPA for renewal

Phi Theta Kappa ($1,000)
3.00 GPA for renewal.
Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, have attempted at least 15 semester hours or 23 quarter hours and earned a 3.5 or higher GPA. Full time enrollment required. You must provide documentation of membership by presenting your membership card or through designation on your college transcript. Phi Theta Kappa Award can be added to the Transfer Academic Award.

Ohio Transfer Scholarships
Additional scholarship opportunities may be available to Transfer Students through the Ohio Transfer Council (OTC). For more information about these scholarships, please visit the OTC website.

Other Heidelberg Scholarships and Grants

Available to both first-time Freshman and Transfer Students 

Out-Of-State-Grant ($3,000)
Must be a resident of a state other than Ohio. Renewable for four years.

UCC Grant ($1,000)
Member of the United Church of Christ. Letter of recommendation from minister. Renewable for four years.

UCC Ministerial Grant ($2,000)
Children of ordained UCC ministers and full time missionaries. Based on need. Renewable for four years.

Music Scholarship (Amounts vary)
Renewal based upon a 2.5 GPA.
Must plan to major in music. Audition required by March 1st. Minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

University Grant (Amounts vary, renewal based on SAP)
Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have exceptional need.

Heidelberg scholarships and grants are awarded to first-year students and based on seventh semester high school GPA and standardized tests taken in or before February.

Heidelberg gift aid cannot exceed current tuition. Renewal of all sources of financial aid is contingent upon maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP requires students to pass at least 67% of their attempted hours per academic year and have a 2.0 GPA or higher by the end of their sophomore year.


Pell Grant
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Federal government determines eligibility. Amounts range from $602-5730 for 2014-15.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Limited to students who are Pell Grant eligible. Awards are typically $500 per year.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant/Loan
Must file the FAFSA, currently completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in a “high-need” field, have at least a cumulative 3.25 GPA for each payment period; or have a score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test, such as the SAT, ACT or GRE.   Up to $3,708 per year ($16,000 total) for undergraduate students and $3,708 per academic year ($8,000 total) for graduate students.  Must agree to teach full time for four years in a Title I school serving low-income students or the grant turns into a Direct Unsubsidized Loan with 6.8% interest from the date of original disbursement.

Federal Direct Loan
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Must be at least half-time. Up to $5,500 for first-year students, with no more than $3,500 being subsidized, $6,500 for second-year students, with no more than $4,500 being subsidized, and $7,500 for third and fourth-year students, with no more than $5,500 being subsidized.  The interest on a Direct Subsidized Loan will be paid by the federal government while the student is enrolled at least half-time. In the Direct Unsubsidized Loan program, financial need is not required.  Interest is paid by the student while attending school or can be deferred.

Federal Perkins Loan
Need based on FAFSA analysis. First-year students and sophomores receive priority. Amount borrowed is usually $1,000 per year.

Parent Loan For Undergraduate Student (PLUS)
Parent of a dependent undergraduate student. Must have good credit. Up to the cost of education minus financial aid.

Federal Work Study
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Minimum wage paid monthly.

State of Ohio Programs

Choose Ohio First ($5,200)
Undergraduate who is pursuing a major in environmental science.

Ohio Board of Regents State Grants and Scholarship: 1-888-833-1133

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Eligibility is limited to students with an EFC of 2190 or less.  The FAFSA must be filed by October 1st in each academic year.  The 2014-15 amount is $2568.

War Orphan Scholarship
Children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio Veterans who served during period of war or declared conflict.  The 2014-15 amount is $6994.