Bethesda 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 in the previous semester, except for new incoming students. Full-Time undergraduate level students must be enrolled in at least 12 units and full-time graduate-level students 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. MBA pre-requisite courses are not counted toward 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 application 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 any fees that occur each semester.

I. Nomination Only (No Application Needed for the following scholarships)

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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 exhibits 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

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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 exhibits 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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, this scholarship is renewable every semester

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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.

Renewable Status

Yes, up to two semester

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This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrates 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 demonstrates 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

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This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrates 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 demonstrates 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

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This scholarship is given to both undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrates 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 demonstrates 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

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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 demonstrates 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

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

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This is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an incoming student.

The award is based on academic excellence that the student received a minimum 3.7 GPA from previous institution, or an award winner of an internationally renowned competition in academic, 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 that the student received a minimum 3.7 GPA from 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

 

Applicant’s transcript is acceptable if graduation date from 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 recipient’ pursuit of his or her degree.

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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

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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 demonstrate 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

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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

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This scholarship is given to students who demonstrates 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

New Students not eligible for this scholarship.

Renewable Status

Yes, for each semester