Scholarships & Grants

Heidelberg University recognizes academic excellence by awarding merit scholarships to deserving incoming full-time students. Once a student has completed the application for admission and been accepted, then they will be considered for scholarships. 


The Presidential, Dean's, Faculty Scholarships and Academic Award are based on a point system. See the chart below to calculate points based upon your High School GPA and ACT or SAT scores. These scholarships apply to students planning to attend in Fall 2019.

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Transfer Students Scholarships

Heidelberg offers transfer students different scholarship opportunities based on their GPA. Learn more here.

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.

Alumni Family Grant $1,000
Must have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who graduated from Heidelberg. 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. 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. They must have a 2.0 GPA or higher by the end of their sophomore year.

Other Scholarships

Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship $5,000

First consideration given to Ohio student with an interest in mathematics or the natural sciences. Renewable for four years. More information available.

This scholarship has been awarded for the 2018-19 year.

Federal Title IV Programs

Pell Grant
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Federal government determines eligibility. Amounts range from $652 - $6,095 for 2018-19. More information available.

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 $4,000 per year ($16,000 total) for undergraduate students and $4,000 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 interest charged 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.

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. Learn more about the work study program.

State of Ohio Programs

Ohio Department of Higher Education State Grants and Scholarship: 1-888-833-1133 or Ohio Higher Education's website.

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 2018-19 amount is $3,000.

War Orphan Scholarship
Children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio Veterans who served during period of war or declared conflict. The 2018-19 amount is $6,435.

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