Bethesda Scholarships

Bethesda University offers a variety of scholarships.

 

Selection Procedures

1. The Composition of the Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee consists of department chairs and staff members. The Chair of Student Affairs is the Chairman who leads the committee.

2. Rules for Selecting Scholarship Recipients

a. The Scholarship Recipient must be a current full-time BU student and must have been a full-time student must be enrolled in at least 12 units and a full-time graduate-level student must be enrolled in at least 9 units to be eligible for a scholarship (units from ESL courses are excluded). However, if the selected recipient is a graduating student and does not require full-time units to graduate, then he or she does not have to follow the full-time requirement to be eligible.

b. If a student take a pre-requisite course of the MBA program, this course is not included for 9 units to be eligible for a Merit-Based scholarship

c. Students in certificate programs are excluded from the scholarship recipients. 

d. There is no scholarship available in both the summer and the winter sessions.

e. For the merit-based scholarship, in the case that several selected students have the same GPA, the scholarship will be based on the current semester's GPA, the cumulative GPA in case of a tie in the current semester's GPA, the total unit attempted in the case of a time in the total GPA.

f. Students must submit a scholarship applications for each semester. None of scholarships will be renewed automatically for the following semester.

3. Scholarship Disbursement

All scholarships will be placed in the awarded student's account to be used for tuition fees. Any student receiving financial aid (Cal Grant, Pell Grant, or student loans) and has an excess of tuition and registration fees will be allowed to use their scholarship for other needs such as housing, books, travel, food, or personal expenses, If there is any amount of credit remaining at the time of graduation, the student will be issued a check for the credit remaining in their account. The percentage discount scholarships such as Sibling/Family scholarship and Regent Scholarship will only pay for tuition, excluding andy fees that occur each semester.

4. Types of Scholarship

Nomination Only (No Application Needed for the following scholarships)

President's Scholarship

This scholarship is given to an undergraduate exemplary student with the best GPA.

Amount  - $1500

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will screen and reward the President's Scholarship to one undergraduate student who has exhibited model student behavior and has the best GPA from the previous semester.  

                     In the event of a GPA tie from the previous semester, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best cumulative GPA. This is the largest academic-based scholarship offered at BU for undergraduate students.

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Young-San Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a graduate exemplary student with the best GPA.

Amount  - $1500

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will screen and reward Young-San scholarship to one graduate student who has exhibited model student behavior and has the best GPA from the previous semester. 

                     In the event of a GPA tie from the previous semester, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best cumulative GPA. This is the largest academic-based scholarship offered at BU for graduate students.

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

The Great Commission Scholarship

This scholarship is given to students who are serving as missionaries.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee

Application  - Nomination only/ The detailed accounts of missionary activities should be submitted along with the nomination.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will screen and decide the award amount. However, if any scholarship recipient’s GPA falls below 2.7(B-), one warning will be given the following semester to bring the Cumulative GPA up to 2.7 (B-). If the recipient still does not bring the GPA up and the Cumulative GPA for 2 semesters still falls below 2.7, then the scholarship will be rescinded.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes

Merit-based Scholarship

This scholarship is given to the top 10% of undergraduate students and graduate students from each major.

Amount  - $500

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will screen and reward the scholarships to candidates who are in the top 10% (30% for the religious major) from each major with at least an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or a graduate GPA of 3.7.                   

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Merit-based Online Scholarship

This scholarship is given to the top 10% of undergraduate students and graduate students from each major.

Amount  - $500

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - TThe Scholarship Committee will screen and reward the scholarships to online-only program students who are in the top 10% from each major with at least an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or a graduate GPA of 3.7.

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Grace Scholarship

This scholarship is given to graduate Music majors who have demonstrated signs of leadership, have an exceptional school musical performance, and have an outstanding academic record.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will screen and reward the scholarships to candidates who are in the top 10% (30% for the religious major) from each major with at least an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or a graduate GPA of 3.7.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship is given to athletes who have an outstanding performance record and a recommendation from each sports team coach.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - Sports team coaches will recommend eligible athletes to the scholarship committee.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes

Student Council Scholarship

This scholarship is given to students who serve as student council members.

Amount  - Student Committee

                    President ($1200 for Undergraduate, $1100 for Graduate)

                    Other Members ($1000 for Undergraduate, $900 for Graduate)

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - Student council members.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, up to two semesters.

Yo-Nahm Scholarship

This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will select students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

SungHae Scholarship

This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will select students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Bethesda University Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will select students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Benefactor Scholarship

A benefactor may nominate a student to award a scholarship. The amount is determined by the giver.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Application  - Nomination only, no application needed.

Eligibility   - The Scholarship Committee will select students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial needs.                    

Deadline  - No Deadline/ The recipient will be selected after all the final grades are submitted.

Renewable Status - Yes, this scholarship is renewable every semester.

Application-based scholarship(submission of an application is needed for the following scholarships)

The Regents Scholarship

This is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an incoming student. The award is based on academic excellence in that the student received a minimum 3.7 GPA from a previous institution, or an award winner of an internationally renowned competition in academics, arts, sports, and music.

Amount  - Award amount will be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Application  - Application form

                          Personal Essay "How will Bethesda University help you fulfill your dream?"

Eligibility   - The award is based on academic excellence in that the student received a minimum 3.7 GPA from a previous institution or an award winner of an internationally renowned competition in Arts and Music.                                             Applicant’s personal essay “How will Bethesda University help you fulfill your dream?” is required.                               The applicant’s transcript is acceptable if the graduation date from the previous institution is not more than three years. In more than three years, it will be discussed in Scholarship Committee. 

                        If the scholarship recipient's GPA falls below 3.5, then one warning will be given to bring up the cumulative GPA back up to 3.5 the following semester. If the recipient does not bring the GPA back up, and for two consecutive semesters has a GPA that falls below 3.5, then the scholarship will be rescinded.                    

Deadline  - The scholarship application must be submitted with the new student application.

Renewable Status - During the duration of the recipient's pursuit of his or her degree.

BU Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is given to BU undergraduate alumni who pursue graduate program at BU.

Amount  - Up to 50% Tuition can be awarded. Only pertains to the FIRST Semester.

Application  - Application form

Eligibility   - Any undergraduate student graduated from BU who enrolls again for a different program at BU can receive up to a 50% tuition discount for the first semester only. This scholarship rewards students who are dedicated to continuing their studies at BU, rather than attending other university programs. The Scholarship Committee will screen and award candidates with at least a 3.3 GPA.                                         

Deadline  - June 30th for Fall Semester, Dec 24th for Spring Semester Friday of the first week of each semester for new students.

Renewable Status - No

Religious Worker Scholarship

This Scholarship is given to students involved in ministry.

Amount  - $850 for Undergraduate and $720 for Graduate or up to 100% for Full Gospel World Missions member and select ministers.

Application  - Application form

                          The ordination certificate of the minister that you work for or work with the church program or pamphlet that demonstrates your or your parents' participation in the ministry.

Eligibility   - A student who is an active pastor (or jeondosa), or is the spouse or child of an active pastor at any church or Full Gospel World Missions member will receive a Religious Workers scholarship.                                                                 However, the applicant must be able to submit a copy of the Pastor’s Ordination and submit a current Church Program or membership with the applicant’s name on it.

                        If the scholarship recipient’s GPA falls below 2.7 (B-), then one warning will be given to bring up the cumulative GPA back up to 2.7 (B-) the following semester. If the recipient does not bring the GPA back up, and for two consecutive semesters has a GPA that falls below 2.7, then the scholarship will be rescinded.                    

Deadline  - June 30th for Fall Semester, Dec 24th for Spring Semester Friday of the first week of each semester for new students.

Renewable Status - Yes, for each semester.

Family Scholarship

This Scholarship is given to students whose family members also attend BU.

Amount  - 15% Tuition Discount.

Application  - Application Form from each family member 

Eligibility   - All family members applying to this scholarship must be full-time students.                 

Deadline  - June 30th for Fall Semester, Dec 24th for Spring Semester Friday of the first week of each semester for new students.

Renewable Status - Yes, for each semester.

Encouragement Scholarship

This Scholarship is given to students who demonstrated financial needs and are not eligible for any other scholarships.

Amount  - Amount varies each semester.

Application  - Application Form

                          A one-page written statement of financial needs. 

Eligibility   - Depending on the availability of funds, the Scholarship Committee will select students who demonstrate financial need for this scholarship. Financial needs must be demonstrated by submitting a written statement along with the application.                 

Deadline  - June 30th for Fall Semester, Dec 24th for Spring Semester Friday of the first week of each semester for new students.

Renewable Status - Yes, for each semester.