Grants

University Grants

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.

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

Federal Grants

Pell Grant
Need based on FAFSA analysis. Federal government determines eligibility. Amounts range from $657 - $6,195 for 2019-20. 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.

State of Ohio Grants & Scholarships

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 2019-20 amount is $3,500.

War Orphan Scholarship
Children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio Veterans who served during period of war or declared conflict. The 2019-20 amount is $7,044.

Look for more grants and scholarships on the Ohio Higher Education website.


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.

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