Scholarships

Abilene Christian University celebrates your talents and accomplishments, and supports your specific needs through a variety of scholarship opportunities. Your financial aid package from ACU will include scholarships for which you automatically qualify. Additional scholarships may be found through certain major and minor programs, and for specific interest areas such as service-learning and leadership. Our financial aid counselors are here to help you discover the range of scholarship options available to you.

Abilene Christian University celebrates your talents and accomplishments, and supports your specific needs through a variety of scholarship opportunities. Your financial aid package from ACU will include scholarships for which you automatically qualify. Additional scholarships may be found through certain major and minor programs, and for specific interest areas such as service-learning and leadership. Our financial aid counselors are here to help you discover the range of scholarship options available to you.

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Scholarships for First-Year Students

Your potential is limitless at ACU, so we make your scholarship opportunities as accessible as possible. Were you a Scout? A National Merit scholar? Will you join the Big Purple Marching Band? We offer several unique scholarships in addition to automatic academic and need-based aid for first-year students. You can also explore dozens more possibilities through the microscholarship platform RaiseMe.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

As a transfer student, you may be eligible for scholarships that have been uniquely shaped to support your educational journey, including transfer merit awards and the Transfer Student Transition Grant. Also, if you’re transferring within one year of your high school graduation, you’ll qualify for the same set of awards as other first-year students from your graduation year.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

You will be able to apply for graduate scholarships offered by your department or program. Several professional organizations and accrediting bodies also offer private scholarships that will equip you to excel in your studies.

Scholarships for International Students

As an international student, you will be eligible for the President’s International Scholarship, a Wildcat Housing Grant and can apply for additional specialized scholarships.

Scholarships for Online Students

ACU Online students may qualify for certain ACU programmatic or external scholarships. As you progress through your online courses, you may also become eligible for the Achievement Award, which helps to reduce overall tuition costs.

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Outside Scholarships

At ACU, we aim to connect you to the best financial awards offered by outside organizations, such as churches, clubs, foundations and others who are passionate about empowering your potential. Discover these opportunities through ACU’s Office of Admissions.