Trevecca Nazarene University annually offers scholarships to students in pursuit of their first academic degree who have exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement. Annual awards are distributed in two equal payments. A student may receive only one academic scholarship per semester. Institutional scholarships at Trevecca can be applied only to fees, tuition, room, meal plan, and books and can never generate a credit balance. Institutional scholarships require a minimum load of twelve hours each semester and will usually not be awarded beyond eight full-time semesters. No institutional scholarships will be given for external academic programming in which no tuition is paid to Trevecca.
All federal/state grants and private scholarships are credited first to the student’s account to pay tuition costs. All other institutional/endowed scholarships are to be applied to cover any remaining tuition, room, meal plan, and book expenses. Institutional/endowed scholarships will be reduced if a credit remains on a student’s account after the above listed expenses have been met with grants and scholarships. Students living in campus housing other than the dorms may use a credit balance resulting from grants and scholarships to cover rent, electricity, and the equivalent of a semester’s meal charges in the cafeteria. Food expense for the summer will be based on a semester cost for the on-campus meal plan. Students living in non-campus housing will not be eligible to use a credit balance generated with institutional/endowed scholarships to cover living expenses.
It is the intent of the University to use institutional funds to cover direct expenses, so as to maximize the institution’s scholarship funds and to be able to assist as many students as possible.
Academic Scholarships for Traditional Undergraduate Students
Trevecca Nazarene University awards annual scholarships in recognition of a student’s academic achievement prior to enrollment at Trevecca Nazarene University. Awards are determined at the time a freshman or transfer enters Trevecca and will establish the maximum academic award for that student during his/her time at the University. A student must qualify as an incoming freshman or transfer in order to receive an academic scholarship. Transfer students who are enrolling in the spring or fall semester in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree may be eligible for one of the academic scholarships. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and have at least two full-time semesters or three full-time quarters (defined as at least 12 credit hours per semester or at least 12 credit hours per quarter) prior to enrolling at Trevecca and after their official high school graduation date (as reflected on their official final transcript). Dual enrollment course work will be considered toward transfer academic scholarships only when presented in conjunction with a minimum of two post-high school, full-time semesters completed. The awards for transfer students are recommended by the Office of Admissions upon receipt of all final official transcripts. (Students who are transferring in less than 24 transferable credit hours will be eligible for academic scholarships based on their ACT/SAT scores).
The academic scholarships have been named in honor of past administrators and faculty whose lives had a significant impact on the Trevecca story. The table below names the scholarships and amounts, and it lists the requirements for freshmen and transfers. Academic Scholarships are renewable with a 3.0 GPA for freshmen and a 3.3 GPA for transfers.
J. O. McClurkan Academic Scholarship
Freshman: Candidates with a minimum 29 ACT or 1280 SAT and a 3.5 high school GPA may be invited to campus to interview for one of the two full-tuition scholarships available each year.
Dr. William Strickland Academic Scholarship* $8,500
Freshman: 32+ ACT or 1400+ SAT (CR+M) and HS GPA 3.0+
Dr. Orpha Speicher Academic Scholarship* $6,000
Freshman: 29-31 ACT or 1280-1390 SAT (CR+M) and HS GPA 3.0+
Ms. Amy Person Academic Scholarship $4,500
Freshman: 25-28 ACT or 1140-1270 SAT (CR+M) and HS GPA 3.0+
Dr. Charles Childers Academic Scholarship $3,000
Freshman: 23-24 ACT or 1050-1130 SAT (CR+M) and HS GPA 3.5+
*Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions for further details regarding the J. O. McClurkan Academic Scholarship process.
Dr. John F. Chilton Transfer Academic Scholarship* $8,500
Transfer: Cumulative GPA of 3.7
Mr. Everett Holmes Transfer Academic Scholarship* $6,000
Transfer: Cumulative GPA of 3.5
Dr. Melvin Welch Transfer Academic Scholarship* $4,500
Transfer: Cumulative GPA of 3.3
The academic scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student will be renewed in the fall semester of each academic year provided that the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA. These scholarships require that a student take a minimum load of twelve hours each semester, and these scholarships will usually not be awarded beyond eight full-time semesters. Students who fail to maintain the required renewal GPA will forfeit their academic scholarship for the coming school year. Students who lose their original award level due to their GPA may regain their award level in future academic years if they raise their cumulative GPA to the required level.
To be considered for need-based and endowed scholarships, students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid as early as possible. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (Trevecca’s code is 003526)
Grants for Intercollegiate Athletics are awarded to students based on athletic ability and skill. Applications for this type of assistance should be made to the Athletic Department. Awards are made through the Office of Financial Aid and become part of the “financial aid package.”
Music, Communication, and Education Awards
A limited number of awards are made annually to music, communication, and education students upon recommendation of the appropriate department.
Awards are made to officers of the student government and editors of student publications. Students should check with the Office of Student Development for more information.
Church Matching Scholarship
An undergraduate student who is enrolled at Trevecca full-time may be eligible for a Church Matching Scholarship, whereby Trevecca will match dollars sent to the University by the student’s home church to be credited toward that student’s account.
There are two levels within this scholarship opportunity.
- If the student’s local church is a Nazarene church on Trevecca’s Region and has paid 100% of the assigned educational budget for the assembly year closing the summer prior to enrollment — Trevecca will match 2-to-1 any amount the local church sends in for their students up to $500. A student may receive up to $500 from the local church, and TNU will add up to $1,000 to make it up to a $1,500 Church Match Scholarship.
- Trevecca will match 1-to-1 any amount the local church sends in for their students up to $500 (church sends up to $500 and TNU adds up to $500 for a total Church Match Scholarship of up to $1,000) for a student from:
- a Nazarene church on Trevecca’s Region who did not pay 100% of the assigned educational budget for the assembly year closing the summer prior to enrollment; or
- a Nazarene church not on Trevecca’s Region; or
- a non-Nazarene church
This scholarship is available once per academic year for up to four years. One-half is credited to the student's account in the Fall semester, and the other half is credited in the Spring semester.
For eligible students the local church will send a church check to the Office of Financial Aid at Trevecca identifying the student(s) to receive the funds. Trevecca will match the funds from the local church and post the combined scholarship to the student(s) account.
An award of $6,000 annually ($3,000 per semester) for up to eight semesters of undergraduate classes through age 23 will be granted to children of full-time pastors, evangelists, chaplains, and missionaries in the Church of the Nazarene. Recipients must take a full academic load (minimum of twelve hours).
MK’s are eligible for the MK Housing Scholarship which is equal to the cost of housing in the campus dorms.
A $2,000 scholarship awarded to full-time, dependent undergraduates from the same family enrolled at the same time. The scholarship is awarded $1,000 per semester as long as two siblings are enrolled in that term.
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation offers scholarships and grants/loans for Tennessee residents enrolled in teacher preparation programs. See http://www.collegepaystn.com/mon_college/tsa_award.htm for specific requirements for each of these awards.
Tennessee Hope Scholarship
Students graduating from a Tennessee high school may be eligible for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. Entering freshman must have at least an unweighted 3.0 GPA and complete all college core and university track courses (20 units required) or score at least a 21 on the ACT (970 SAT Critical Reading + Math). The basic award is $4,000 (subject to funding by the State Lottery); beginning Fall 2015, the award is $3,500 for freshmen. An additional $1,000 will be awarded if the student has: At least an unweighted 3.75 GPA and 29 ACT (1280 SAT Critical Reading + Math).
If parents' adjusted gross income (on FAFSA) is $36,000 or less (dependent student) or student (and spouse) adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less (independent student), an additional $1,500 will be awarded.
The scholarship can be renewed if the student attempts at least 12 hours per semester and has a cumulative GPA of 2.75 after the first 24 and 48 attempted hours. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required after attempting 72, 96, and 120 hours. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship.
Appeal Procedures for Denial of the Hope Scholarship
A student whose Tennessee Hope Scholarship is denied or revoked due to (1) failure to timely enroll or (2) change from full-time to part-time status may appeal that decision. A letter of appeal stating the reason for appeal and including all pertinent documentation should be addressed to the Institutional Review Panel, c/o the Director of Financial Services, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210. The Institutional Review Panel is comprised of the director of financial services, the assistant controller, the associate director of financial aid, and the director of admissions. Appeals will be reviewed and a decision will be rendered within 14 calendar days after the appeal is properly filed.
If the appeal is denied by the Institutional Review Panel, the student may appeal that decision to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation’s TELS Award Appeals Panel. The student seeking an appeal of a decision rendered by the Institutional Review Panel shall submit an appeal, which includes a written statement outlining the basis for the appeal, to the Corporation within 45 calendar days from the date that the decision was delivered to the student.
These Scholarships are funded on an annual basis by the donor. Awards are based on available funds and will change from time to time.
BellSouth provides an annual scholarship for students from Tennessee.
The Cole Family Foundation Scholarship
The Cole Family Foundation was founded by Dean and Debbie Cole of Warrenville, S.C., to advance the work of God and the church. Realizing the need for trained worship leaders in the church, the Coles have established this scholarship to provide assistance to students planning a career as Minister of Music in the Church of the Nazarene. When funds are available, the scholarship will provide four grants of $5,000 each, annually. The Chair of the Worship Arts Department will select recipients for the awards.
Patrick J. Conger Business Leadership Scholarship
Annually $500 is available for Business majors.
Tommy Cooper Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Tommy Cooper, a 2009 graduate of Trevecca with a master of arts in religion. The funds from this scholarship will assist students in the graduate religion program who have identified financial need.
Jim Foglesong Music Scholarship
Scholarship assistance is available for Music majors.
C. Dean and Gwen Galloway Ministry Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide needed financial support for students who are called into ministry. The Galloways are grandparents of the donor and were Nazarene missionaries to Nicaragua for 18 years and established the Nazarene Church in Colombia in 1975. The preference is that this scholarship would assist a student called to international missions. It is the intent of the donor to provide $1,000 annually for this scholarship.
General Superintendent Scholarship
The Board of General Superintendents makes available a scholarship for ministerial students.
Pate Class Scholarship
The Pate Class at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene assists a student of their choice each year.
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Robinson Book Fund
Funds are available for students from the North Alabama district to assist with the purchase of textbooks.
Kelle Jean Watkins Tuck PA Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Kelle Jean Watkins Tuck, Class of 1990, by her husband Jeffrey Tuck, Class of 1989. The funds from this scholarship will be awarded to a physician assistant student who is in the last year of their program. Students must be entering their final year of studies of Trevecca’s Physician Assistant program. In the summer before their final year, students must complete a scholarship application by July 20th, which can be obtained from the Physician Assistant office.
SunTrust Retention Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the SunTrust Foundation and is to assist students who are struggling to remain at Trevecca because of financial difficulties.
The UPS Foundation provides scholarship assistance for needy students.
The number and actual amount of each of the following scholarships awarded is based on available funds. Scholarships are awarded based on full-time (12 hours) enrollment. Scholarship applications are available in February of each year. Endowed scholarships are credited in the first semester and, like academic scholarships, will be awarded for a total of only four years.
Wayne C. Dance Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ms. Earline Dance to honor the memory of her husband, Wayne Dance. Wayne worked for 32 years with the Otis Elevator division of United Technologies. He was an active churchman, involved in both the district Church of the Nazarene as well as his local church. This scholarship assists students who are majoring in Business Administration, are sophomores or higher, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Billy (Edwards) Eby Scholarship Endowment
Billy Eby attended Trevecca from 1946-1948. A gift made from his estate has provided for a scholarship to assist students majoring in accounting.
Holmes Business Scholarship
Everett L. Holmes spent over 30 years of dedicated and effective service as a staff member and administrator at Nazarene colleges. In an effort to express his deep commitment to the need and value of Christian higher education, he set up the Holmes Business Scholarship endowment to provide assistance to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in business administration and accounting.
Skinner Accounting Scholarship
Gerald D. Skinner, C.P.A., has provided an endowment for an annual scholarship to be awarded to a regularly enrolled junior or senior student satisfactorily pursuing an academic program in the field of accounting.
Paul W. Cleckner Memorial Endowment Scholarship
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Paul W. Cleckner, Trevecca alumnus and long-time communications faculty member. It is in recognition of Paul's impact on the lives of his students and the Trevecca community. This scholarship is awarded to an upper-class communication studies major whose academic achievement and interpersonal relationships reflect the person-centered approach and caring for others demonstrated in Paul's life and teaching.
James Knear Scholarship
The Knear scholarship was established by Mrs. Sharon Knear, family and friends, in memory of her late husband, James Knear, a former faculty member at Trevecca. The Knear scholarship is established to benefit needy and worthy students with an interest in communications, who demonstrate social responsibility and satisfactory academic progress.
Bill and Barbara Tate Scholarship Endowment
Barbara Tate established the Bill and Barbara Tate Scholarship Endowment in memory of her husband, Bill, and in honor of their three children, Steve, Beverly (Foltz), and Scott. The scholarship assists students majoring in communication studies.
The Norman Wimer Scholarship
Brian Brenneman established the Norman Wimer Scholarship to honor his grandfather, Norman Wimer, for his lifetime commitment to the arts. This scholarship will serve to financially assist students who are pursuing dramatic arts.
The Katherine S. Barber Early Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell to provide assistance to students of Nazarene faith with identified financial need who are majoring in early education.
The Mildred McDowell and Elsie Cook Memorial Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mildred McDowell and Elsie Cook, both Trevecca alumna and teachers. The proceeds assist students in elementary or secondary education.
Costa-Swink Education Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to honor the Costa and Swink family members—Rev. Jerry Costa and Carole Costa, who were members of the Trevecca faculty, and the Swink and Costa family members who graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University. This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are planning a career in teaching with education as their major. They must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and show financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall select the recipients, with recommendations from the director of teacher education.
Robert Lee and Ester P. Cullen Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Robert Lee and Ester P. Cullen and is to provide support for undergraduate students majoring in education.
James and Lillian Hodge Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Dr. Jim and Mrs. Teresa Hodge to honor the lives of James and Lillian Hodge and their life-long commitment to quality education. It will benefit students pursuing a degree in education at either the undergraduate or graduate level. First preference will be for students concentrating in special education studies.
Lois M. Martin Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Lois M. Martin in honor of her 37 years of school teaching. She established this scholarship to assist qualified full-time education majors as they prepare for the teaching profession. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee for this scholarship.
Dr. John L. Moore Memorial
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. John L. Moore, associate professor of education at Trevecca, 1967-1971. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the committee for selection of recipients who are majoring in elementary education.
G. L. Pennington Educational Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 1990 in memory of G.L. Pennington, shall be awarded to worthy, full-time, regular undergraduate juniors or seniors in the teacher education program who demonstrate social responsibility and satisfactory progress. The recipient and the amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the University Scholarship Committee.
Charles Powell Early Education Scholarship
Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell, grandparents of Charles and Megan Powell, funded this scholarship to assist students who are of Nazarene faith with identified financial need and are preparing for work in early education.
Barbara John Walden and Cynthia Walden McCulley Scholarship Endowment
Established by Barbara John Walden in memory of her daughter Cynthia Walden McCulley and her two grandchildren Megan K. McCulley and William Ryan McCulley, this scholarship is to provide scholarship funds to support undergraduate students majoring in education who are natural-born U. S. citizens, members of a protestant church, and have demonstrated good citizenship.
The Larry Finger Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by former students and classmates of Dr. Larry Finger in honor of his dedication to a life-long career in Nazarene higher education. The scholarship will provide assistance to students majoring in English or English education. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
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Betty Ragsdale Scholarship Endowment
J. Dwight Ragsdale and Betty Ragsdale Scholarship Endowment was established to assist student athletes (men’s and women’s varsity basketball) with their financial needs to successfully complete their studies at Trevecca Nazarene University.
L. Alan Smith Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to assist student athletes with their financial need. The scholarship began with donations from alumni and friends in honor and acknowledgement of the dedication of L. Alan Smith, a physical education professor and Athletic Director for 35 years (1972-2007).
Elmore Vail Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established by David Randy Smith and Rebecca S. Smith to memorialize Mr. Elmore Vail, who was basketball coach at Trevecca from 1974-78. The scholarship will provide assistance to full-time students who are members of Trevecca’s intercollegiate men’s basketball team and who have financial need.
Michael Todd Welch Basketball Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Michael Todd Welch, a longtime manager of the intercollegiate basketball program at Trevecca. It will be awarded to athletes in Trevecca’s men’s intercollegiate basketball program with preference to players who are members of the Church of the Nazarene. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee based on recommendation by the University basketball coach. The amount to any one athlete will be determined by the basketball coach in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid. To qualify, the recipient must possess and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Trojan Boosters Scholarship
This scholarship program is established to assist deserving student athletes who are involved in intercollegiate athletics. The scholarships provided through this endowment are to be additional monies and are not to replace existing scholarship funds or monies normally budgeted to intercollegiate athletics.
Homer and Beatrice Adams Scholarship
A scholarship was established by contributions from constituents of the University on the 10th anniversary of President Homer J. Adams’ presidency to honor Dr. and Mrs. Homer J. Adams for a decade of outstanding service (1979-89) to Trevecca Nazarene University. The scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.
The Agape Scholarship
A scholarship has been made available to assist qualified full-time students. It is the intention of the donors to assist exceptional students with high integrity and a definite financial need. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee. The recipient should be a U.S. citizen, strong, committed Christian, have definite financial need, and be willing to send an annual thank-you letter to the donor.
Alumni Scholarship Endowment
The Alumni Association awards several scholarships each year to the children of alumni through the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund. Preference is given to full-time seniors and juniors with a 2.5 or above GPA and who are in good social standing with the University.
John T. and Eva Green Benson Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Robert G. Benson in memory of his parents, John T. and Eva Green Benson. Recipients will be selected from qualified incoming freshmen with financial need.
Kenneth Berck Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Kenneth A. Berck, Sr., by Hulda Harvey Berck, other family members, and friends, to benefit needy and worthy young people.
Donald A. Christianson Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established in memory of Donald A. Christianson by his children, Barbara Allen and Professor Paul Christianson. Awards will be made based on recommendations from Dr. Paul Christianson.
Viola Costa Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to honor Viola Costa, the mother of Esther Costa Swink. Mrs. Costa worked at Trevecca for a number of years assisting her husband as the director of the bookstore and gave loving support to the efforts of her husband, son, and daughter in achieving their academic degrees from Trevecca and other institutions. The scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS).
J. F. and Dollie Dunlap Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Rev. Don Dunlap and Kathryn Riley, children of Rev. J. F. and Dollie Dunlap, to provide financial assistance to full-time students that have financial need.
Lois Blanchard Eades Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by her family honoring her life. Professor Eades was a poet, a master of words, and a demanding instructor who expected the best from her students. She was committed to the Trevecca mission and its students. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds for students with financial need.
J. B. and Frances Elizer Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Elizer to benefit needy and worthy full-time students at Trevecca. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Inc. Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide assistance to students with financial need. Preference is given to students from the Appalachian region.
Kyle Funke Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established by family and friends in memory of Kyle Martin Funke, beloved son of Peter and Tina Funke. Kyle was a student at Trevecca while he courageously battled brain cancer. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to students who desire to attend Trevecca while they or a family member is struggling with a life threatening illness such as cancer.
Ronald Goodman Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established by alumnus Ronald Goodman, Class of 1966. The purpose of the endowment is to assist students from Chapman's Chapel Church of the Nazarene as a first preference and, as a second preference, Tennessee students who are members of the Church of the Nazarene.
Jean Hurt Graves Scholarship
William Graves has established this scholarship to honor his wife, Jean Hurt Graves. This scholarship was established to assist needy students who have exhausted every other means of financial assistance.
The Paul and Martha Gresham Scholarship Endowment
The class of 1954 at their 45th reunion established this scholarship in memory of Martha and to honor Dr. L. Paul Gresham for their contributions to the lives of class members during the time they were students. The scholarship is available to students who have financial need.
The Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund
The Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund is an endowed fund established by friends and family of Dr. Nina Griggs Gunter, 1958 Trevecca alumna and the first female General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. The fund is to recognize her significant impact on the Church of the Nazarene as a leader and to lift her life as a role model for women who are servant leaders. The endowed funds support (1) the annual award to recognize prominent Christian women who serve as role models of servant leadership, (2) an annual scholarship to a female student who has demonstrated servant leadership qualities, and (3) initiatives within the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service.
Jim Hendershot Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Carla (Brundige) Hendershot Bivens, daughters Kellye (Hendershot) Stelling, and Allison (Hendershot) Stark in loving memory of her husband and their wonderful father. Jim Hendershot, a 1967 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, served as a member of the Trevecca Board of Trustees and the Tennessee District Advisory Board. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to deserving students that exemplify Christian character and leadership.
R. C. and Jean Henderson Living Investment Scholarship
This scholarship has been provided by R. C. and Jean Henderson for the benefit of qualified full-time students with financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee.
Sara Holt Memorial Scholarship
Gary and Edith Holt have established this scholarship in memory of their daughter, Sara Holt. The scholarship will be for assistance to children of missionaries.
Carroll C. James Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of Carroll C. James, faithful member of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Church of the Nazarene. Awards will be made to students who have maintained passing grades the previous term and are members of the Rocky Mount Church. Funds available for award will be divided equally between students meeting the above criteria. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee for recipients.
Billy K. and Eva F. Jared Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Billy K. and Eva F. Jared to assist students with financial need. The University Scholarship shall serve as the selection committee for the recipients of the scholarship funds with preference given to Jared descendants.
Joe and Emma Lee Jared Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in memory of Joe and Emma Lee Jared by their children to give assistance to worthy and needy students. The recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Buford M. Jewell Scholarship
A scholarship has been established in the memory of Buford M. Jewell, a Nashville educator and former Trevecca student, to assist needy students. The recipient will be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
The Howard and Della Lobb, Gilbert and Ruby Murray, and Wilma Hearn Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of the parents of Laurie and Delores Lobb Murray. Students who are the founders’ descendants will be given consideration over non-descendants. When no descendant applies, financially needy students with a 3.0 GPA from the North Florida District are eligible. The University Scholarship Committee is responsible for the selections.
Ann and Norman Moll Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by the family of Ann and Norman Moll. The Molls believed that a faith-based education would provide a firm foundation in the life of a Christian. It is the family's wish to continue their legacy by providing assistance to students who desire to pursue their education at Trevecca Nazarene University. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to students who desire to attend Trevecca with first priority to those who are members of Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene.
Joe Moses Scholarship Endowment
The Joe Moses Scholarship was established by Joe and Doris Moses and friends. The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide scholarship support to women at Trevecca Nazarene University who have experienced adversity in their lives such as addictions, which has delayed or interrupted the pursuit of a university education.
A. B. and Lyla Thrasher Mackey Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Trevecca Alumni Association established a memorial fund to perpetuate the memory of Dr. A. B. Mackey. Interest from this fund allows a limited number of scholarships to be given annually.
This scholarship is made available in honor of Mary K. Templeton and Charles J. Powell I by their parents Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell. It will be awarded to full-time students who are of Nazarene faith with identified financial need. GPA is not a consideration. Preference for math or science majors.
Dena McBrayer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in memory of Dena McBrayer by her family and friends. This scholarship is to assist promising first-time freshmen who have physical limitations.
Harold and Ginny McCue Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in honor of G. Harold and Ginny McCue by their friends and admirers. Harold and Ginny have given the greatest example of Christian service throughout their lifetime to people from every corner of life. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to students that are recommended by the McCues and selected by the University Scholarship Committee.
Tennie McGhee Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available in memory of Tennie McGhee who graduated from Trevecca High School in 1922. It is for any full-time student with a 3.0 GPA and a financial need.
E. J. Milby Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of E. J. MIlby, a dedicated Christian and a businessman, husband, and father whose life was radically transformed by Christ. This scholarship assists students with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and first preference will be given to descendants of Mr. Milby and to students from Kentucky.
Morgan-Nabors Scholarship Endowment
Ladell and Naomi (Nabors) Morgan have established this scholarship in memory of Rev. V. L. Nabors. Students with a strong Christian witness and financial need may qualify.
Lillie Nielsen Scholarship
Raymond A. Nielsen contributed an Indian relics collection valued at $48,000 to be used in the establishment of a scholarship in memory of his mother. The interest earned by the Lillie Nielsen Scholarship fund is awarded annually to worthy students.
The Nixon Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship has been established by alums Dr. Wendel and Judy Nixon of Columbia, S.C. The scholarship will assist first time students from South Carolina. First priority will be given to incoming freshmen.
Nona Edwards Owensby Christian Education Endowment
This scholarship endowment is established in memory of Nona Edwards Owensby, a 1945 alumna, by her family and friends. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in Religion with Christian education/children's ministry minor. As an alternate, students majoring in psychology may be considered.
Roger and Belle Parker Living Investment Scholarship
This scholarship is made available by Roger and Belle Parker to assist qualified full-time students from South Carolina, with a 2.8 or higher GPA. The recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Joyce Patterson Scholarship
This scholarship endowment is being established in memory of Joyce Patterson, a faithful member of the Columbia, TN, Grace Church of the Nazarene, for almost 50 years. Scholarship assistance will be for students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA and have financial need.
The President’s Cabinet Scholarship
Members of the President’s Administrative Cabinet fund this scholarship in order to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in classes, activities, or ministries on campus.
The Millard and Barbara Reed Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to honor Millard and Barbara Reed who have served the church for over 50 years. Dr. Millard Reed was the 10th president of Trevecca Nazarene University from 1991 to 2005. Stephen and Diane Reed are the son and daughter-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. Reed and are responsible for funding this scholarship which is available to students who are in the sophomore class or above and have financial need.
V. Neil and Earnestine Richardson Scholarship Endowment
Earnestine Richardson established this scholarship in memory of Rev. V. Neil Richardson who served Trevecca as business manager for 20 years. Students with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply.
John D. and Sara C. Saxon Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by the Saxons' eleven surviving children and their extended families as a memorial in recognition of their lifetime of selfless service in God's Kingdom. It is to assist students with financial need.
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Evangeline Schaper Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by Dr. Paul and Mrs. Evangeline Schaper to assist students with financial need.
Second Chance Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student in the traditional baccalaureate program who has experienced adversity such as serious illness, addiction, or other issues that delayed or interrupted the pursuit of a university education. Scholarship recipients are expected to give back to the community by completing at least 10 hours of community service each year they receive the scholarship.
The Mary Catherine Eckert Smith Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Harold Ivan Smith ’69 established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Mary Catherine Eckert Smith. Female students from the Kentucky District with financial need may qualify for this scholarship.
Soroptimist International of Nashville Scholarship
Soroptimist International of Nashville has provided an annual scholarship to a worthy full-time female student with financial need. She must be an upperclassman with a GPA of 2.0 or more.
Nettie V. Spence Living Investment Scholarship
A scholarship has been provided from the estate of Nettie V. Spence of Mobile, Alabama, to assist qualified full-time students. The University Scholarship Committee serves as the selection committee. A student must be full-time and must show financial need.
The Richard D. Steele Scholarship
Richard D. Steele has provided an endowment for four 4-year scholarships to assist qualified full-time students with outstanding academic ability who are preparing for a professional career in law, medicine, certified public accountancy, etc. Preference will be given to students from the state of North Carolina. The University Scholarship Committee will serve as the selection committee.
M. H. and Joyce Stocks/Rose Merchant Pickard Scholarship
This scholarship is formed from the combination of the R. E. and Laura Merchant Scholarship and the M. H. and Joyce Stocks Scholarship. The University Scholarship Committee will choose the recipients from worthy students who have financial need.
Michael J. Toomey Scholarship Endowment
Established by his friends and family, this scholarship aims to honor former Trevecca employee Michael J. Toomey by providing scholarship funds for Trevecca students in financial need, particularly those whose lives have been affected by colon cancer.
Howard T. Wall, Jr. and Madelyn Paschall Wall Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established in the memory of Howard T. Wall, Jr. and Madelyn Paschall Wall to assist full-time students with financial need as well as promise. The University Scholarship Committee will choose the recipients.
Harry Wilson Scholarship
The H. M. Coyne Insurance Agency, Lebanon, Ohio, established this scholarship to honor Mr. Harry Wilson and to assist worthy full-time students who have financial need and who demonstrate social responsibility and academic progress.
The Haskel Wilson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Ruby Wilson established this scholarship in memory of her husband, H. Haskel Wilson, successful businessman in the city of Nashville, and longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene. Students with financial need qualify for this scholarship.
MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RELATIONS
This scholarship was established with a contribution from a class in the MHR program in appreciation for their gratifying experience in the quality of their MHR program. The funds from this scholarship will be awarded to students in the MHR program who demonstrate academic and social responsibility and have financial need.
Cook and Ewbank Missionary Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Tom Cook established this scholarship in memory of the Cook and Ewbank families. Students preparing for missionary service qualify for this scholarship.
McFadden Missionary Scholarship
This fund was established through the will of Winnie H. McFadden to assist students who are missionary candidates, children of missionaries and missionaries who may desire additional courses of instruction.
Nora Dean McNutt Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Daniel McNutt and daughters Margaret Billow and Danna McNutt have established this scholarship in memory of Nora Dean (Gilliam) McNutt. This scholarship will provide tuition assistance to children of missionaries in active service.
Koy Wright Phillips and Adrienne Hollins Phillips Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize the 35 years of service to Trevecca Nazarene University by Koy Wright Phillips and Adrienne Hollins Phillips. The scholarship will be awarded to children of Nazarene missionaries who have financial need.
Jonathan Gaertner Scholarship Endowment
Rev. Robert Gaertner established this scholarship to honor his son Jonathan. Students, preferably piano majors, are eligible for this award with preference given to those who plan to use their education in the Christian community.
The David Lunn Miller Scholarship Endowment
Members of the family of Dr. David Lunn Miller, former professor, funded this scholarship to assist students who are taking private organ lessons.
Speer Family Scholarship
This scholarship established to honor the music ministry of the members of the Singing Speer Family. The scholarship will provide assistance to students majoring in music with a preference for vocal performance.
Edward Tarpley Music Scholarship
The Edward Tarpley Music Scholarship Endowment was established by an estate gift from Mr. Edward Tarpley. Mr. Tarpley was a long-time member of the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra and a good friend of the Trevecca community. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarship funds to support students who are studying a stringed instrument.
Thomas M. Hyde Allied Health/P.A. Scholarship
Thomas M. Hyde established this scholarship in memory of his parents, George M. and Doris E. Hyde. Students in the Physician Assistant Program may qualify for the scholarship award.
Nathan Andrew Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Nathan Andrew Smith, a 2005 graduate of Trevecca’s Physician Assistant Program. The scholarship was created to inspire physician assistant students to be an encouragement and inspiration to those around them, to thrive in spite of adversity, and to pursue an interest in mission work.
Vastbinder Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Earl Vastbinder, founding director of the Physician Assistant program at Trevecca Nazarene University. Earnings from the endowment will assist students during rotation.
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Kelly Dianne Allen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of the daughter of David and Sandra Allen by grandparents Dr. E. Drell and Geraldine M. Allen. Eligibility is limited to women students who are called to Christian ministry (excluding music ministry).
Mack and Annie Lou Anderson Scholarship
Established in memory of the Andersons, former district superintendent and wife of the Georgia District Church of the Nazarene from 1947-68, this scholarship provides a one-time gift in the amount of $250 to all first-time students that are children of Georgia District Nazarene pastors.
Marguerite Chilton Scholarship Fund
A scholarship has been established in the memory of Marguerite Chilton to assist needy and worthy students preparing for missionary work. The principal of the fund shall be invested and the income used by the University to provide scholarships to give in her memory. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
Leon G. and Marie Cook Scholarship Endowment
Dr. D. Ray Cook established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Leon G. and Marie Cook. Awards from this scholarship will benefit students who are preparing for full time ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.
Edward F. and Dorothy M. Cox Memorial Scholarship
Family members and friends have established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Edward F. and Dorothy M. Cox to benefit needy and worthy young people studying for full-time ministry.
The Greathouse Scholarship Fund
The Greathouse Scholarship Fund was established by a group of interested supporters led by Dr. William Greathouse, General Superintendent Emeritus, and Dr. Gary Allen Henecke, Pastor of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene and dedicated laymen. The fund has been established as a three-year (up to 12 hours for the fall semester and 12 hours for the spring semester) scholarship to be awarded annually to one Trevecca Nazarene University graduate entering Nazarene Theological Seminary and demonstrating potential for the integration of scholarship and ministry.
Ausby E. Guyer Scholarship
An endowed scholarship has been established for needy students preparing for the ministry or missions. Recipients are chosen by the University Scholarship Committee, in consultation with the Department of Religion and Philosophy.
Katherine Grigsby Memorial Scholarship
An anonymous donor has established this scholarship for ministerial students.
Dr. C. E. Hardy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. C. E. Hardy, second president of Trevecca Nazarene College from 1915 to 1935. During this time he served three periods of his own presidency and the interim presidency of three others. The scholarship will be awarded to freshmen students majoring in religion.
Maxine Moore Hendershot Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Dr. H. Harvey Hendershot and Mr. Jim Hendershot, is in memory of Maxine Moore Hendershot—devoted wife and mother. The scholarship shall be awarded to students who are children of Nazarene missionaries or students themselves who are preparing for a missionary career. The scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarship Committee.
Mary Dell and Hobert Hendrix Memorial Scholarship
Bill and Dona Harris have established this scholarship in memory of Mary Dell (Harris) Hendrix and Rev. Hobert Hendrix. Students pursuing a degree in ministry, preaching or music, may qualify for this award.
Jarratt Ministerial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Harold and Louise Jarratt in memory of Alvie B. Jarratt and Loyce (Mannon) Jarratt, parents of Harold Jarratt, and in memory of granddaughter, Allison Nicole Jarratt. Students planning to be a minister of the gospel or a missionary qualify for this scholarship.
Glen Jones Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established to honor the memory of Dr. Glen Jones, is to assist full-time students preparing for the ministry from the Churches of the Nazarene on the East Tennessee District. This scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarship Committee upon recommendation by the dean of the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry and the district superintendent of the East Tennessee District.
Arthur E. and Flora Rhoades Kelly Scholarship
A scholarship has been made available by Rev. Arthur E. Kelly to assist married students at Trevecca who are preparing for full-time pulpit ministry. This scholarship will be administered by the University Scholarship Committee with first priority going to students from South Carolina. Ministerial students with children will be given priority for this scholarship.
Kercher Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship, provided by R. Paul Kercher and Grace Kercher Boyett in memory of Rev. and Mrs. George Kercher and son, John Wesley Kercher, has been established to provide assistance to older full-time ministerial students who accept the call to the ministry later in life.
Mrs. Madeline G. Kerns Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Wilmer (Bill) L. Kerns, Ph.D. to honor the memory of his mother Madeline G. Kerns. Awards will be to students showing a financial need with preference being given to students who are called to full-time ministry (pastoral, teaching, counseling, music) and whose majors are consistent with their career choice.
Erskine C. Key, Sr. Memorial Mission Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been provided by Mr. Kenneth Key of Jasper, AL, for the purpose of helping students who are preparing for ministry in missions, who demonstrate a commitment to the call to world missions and who show promise of effective service. Preference shall be given to seniors.
The Knippers-Cooner Scholarship
Mr. E. C. Knippers and Ms. Elzora Cooner Knippers established this scholarship in memory of Karen K. Knippers, daughter of Mr. E. C. Knippers. Students preparing to be a missionary or minister and have financial need may qualify for this scholarship.
An annual scholarship is made available by Howard and Gladys Marks in honor of Rev. Earl and Elizabeth Vennum. The recipient is recommended by the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry in consultation with the University Scholarship Committee.
June A. McCormick Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was established by Rev. James E. McCormick, Class of 1952, in loving memory of his wife, and his son Jeffery McCormick who died at age 16. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to students studying for the ministry who have identified financial need and are in need of scholarship support in order to attend Trevecca Nazarene University.
Earnest W. McDowell Scholarship
This scholarship is funded with gifts from Ruth and Cecil Cook, and Faye and Robert Cullen, to memorialize Rev. Earnest W. McDowell, father of Ruth Cook and Faye Cullen. His love for the ministry and his family will live on through this scholarship that provides assistance to female students, from the Southeastern states, preparing for ministry or missions.
Rev. Clifton Nixon Memorial Scholarship
Rev. Nixon established this scholarship in his estate plan. Students must have a financial need, a 3.0 GPA, and be preparing for ministry in the Church of the Nazarene to qualify for this scholarship.
Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Oney Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Oney to honor their lives and service. Dr. Oney served as a missionary to Japan, did evangelistic work in the Midwest, and did pastoral work in Nebraska, Kentucky and Pennsylvania before becoming the first West Virginia District Superintendent. Dr. Oney served on the Trevecca Board of Trustees for 18 years from 1940-1958. The scholarship will be awarded to students studying missions or religious studies.
Charles W. Powell Ministerial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is funded by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell in honor of Charles W. Powell, businessman and devoted churchman. The award will be made to students from Huntsville, Alabama, First Church of the Nazarene who are planning to major in religion with the preaching ministry as their calling.
George and Martha Privett Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been established to assist ministerial students who plan to be ordained as an Elder or Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. The scholarship will be awarded to ministerial students who plan to be ordained as an Elder or Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have financial need as determined by the financial aid office. The University Scholarship Committee shall serve as the selection committee for recipients of the scholarship funds.
Skinner Family Endowed Scholarship for Ministerial Students
Trevecca has a unique opportunity that has been provided by the generous gift of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Skinner. The scholarship endowment offered by this gift will provide ten scholarships each year for promising students preparing for full-time Christian service. A selection committee selects students eligible for this scholarship program, and the University Scholarship Committee makes these awards. Students should check with the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry for the eligibility criteria.
Fred Sartin Scholarship
Rev. Fred Sartin established this scholarship through a bequest to the school. It was his desire that his life and ministry be carried on through the lives of others as they preach faithfully the word of God. The scholarship will be awarded to a ministerial student that has financial need.
Audrey L. Schlamb Scholarship Fund
A scholarship endowment has been established by the last will and testament of Miss Audrey L. Schlamb, a member of the Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Florida. Income from the endowment will provide assistance to men or women who are called by God to His ministry.
Dr. Robert H. and Frances Spear Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship endowment is established to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. Spear and his deceased wife Frances. Dr. Robert Spear was elected as the District Superintendent of the newly created Southern Florida District in 1973, providing leadership until his retirement in 1994, after which he was honored with Emeritus status. Christian higher education was a priority to both of them with Robert serving on Trevecca's Board of trustees for twenty-one years. The memorial is established in their names. Awards will be made to students from the Southern Florida District who are planning a career in full-time pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene.
Dr. and Mrs. Rob L. Staples Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is established to honor Dr. Rob L. Staples. Funds from this endowment will be used to assist theological students with the purchase of books.
The Vera Wright Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship has been funded by the estate of Vera Wright and is to benefit students who are full-time and major in Religion. The student must be from the Tennessee District of the Church of the Nazarene.
Wynkoop Memorial Scholarship Endowment
An estate gift from Ralph and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop has established this scholarship endowment to be distributed by the Millard Reed School of Theology of Christian Ministry.
Robert E. Yates Family Scholarship
This scholarship, created by Robert E. Yates in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Yates’ son, Robert Cameron Yates, is to assist qualified full-time students attending Trevecca and preparing for full-time pastoral ministry. The University Scholarship Committee will determine the amount of the scholarship, the number of scholarships, and the recipients.
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Beach Physics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to the same student for four years who is planning to major in physics. The scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stewart in honor of his grandfather, Ernest Beach and his mother Leona Beach Stewart. This scholarship is to be awarded only to an incoming freshman but can follow that same student in the following years if requirements are met.
This scholarship is funded by Margreth and Gerard Nyssen to memorialize Mrs. Margreth Nyssen and Mr. Howard Nyssen, parents of Dr. Gerard Nyssen. The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior who is planning a career in chemistry or a chemistry-related profession.
Ian Alexander McGranahan Memorial Scholarship
Jeffrey and Susan McGranahan established this scholarship in memory of their 20-month-old son, Ian Alexander McGranahan. This scholarship shall be awarded to students majoring in math, science, or computer science who demonstrate financial need, who maintain a 3.0 GPA, and whose parents are ministers (priority given but not limited). Selections are made by the University Scholarship Committee.
Nyssen-Yates-Starr Nursing Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Lenwood and Imogene Starr, parents of Mary Jane Starr Nyssen, Wilbur Yates, uncle of Mary Jane; and in honor of Amy Michelle Nyssen Osman, RN, daughter of the Nyssens. The fund is to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the nursing program. Gerard A. Nyssen is professor emeritus of chemistry from Trevecca Nazarene University.
Stewart Physics Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Stewart have established an endowed scholarship to provide assistance to students who are planning to major in physics. Dr. Stewart is a professor emeritus of physics at the University. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman for one year only who meets the requirements of the scholarship. Financial need will be considered after all other qualifications are met.
Thompson Physics Scholarship
This scholarship is established in honor of Ruth Thompson, a teacher who provided inspiration and encouragement to Dr. Harold Stewart when he was an undergraduate science student. The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to students who are majoring in physics. More specific qualifications are listed in the scholarship agreement. The University physics faculty makes recommendations to the University Scholarship Committee for this scholarship.
Fuqua Biology Scholarship
Dr. Ann Fuqua and Mr. Shannon Fuqua established this scholarship to assist upperclassmen who are majoring in biology with plans to go into a medical-related field.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
The Jerry B. Psychology Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by Charles W. and Jerry B. Powell, is established to assist students who are of Nazarene faith, have identified financial need, and are planning to major in Psychology.
Dr. James R. Caldwell Scholarship Endowment
Shirley Caldwell established this scholarship to honor the memory of Dr. James R. Caldwell, former professor of psychology at Trevecca, who served faithfully for twenty years. Students majoring in psychology with a strong Christian testimony may qualify for this scholarship.
The Grand Four Scholarship
Charles and Jerry Powell established this scholarship to honor their four grandchildren, Melissa Templeton-Powell, Jennifer Templeton-Powell, Charles J. Powell II and Megan Powell. The scholarship will be awarded to students from the North Alabama District who are majoring in psychology. They must demonstrate academic progress and financial need. The University Scholarship Committee shall determine the recipients of this award.
Julie Smith Runyan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made available by Gregory P. Runyan in memory of his wife, Julie Smith Runyan. It was established to assist qualified full-time social work majors, giving a high priority to those with financial need, as they pursue a career as a social worker, a noble and worthwhile profession.
Arthur Jeffery Williams Scholarship
Students majoring in history may qualify for this scholarship established by Dr. “Toby” and Pat Williams in memory of their son. A GPA of 3.5 or above and financial need is required.
Education Development United Foundation Endowed Scholarship
To assist any Nazarene student from Africa who is enrolled, or intends to enroll, in an undergraduate or graduate program at Trevecca Nazarene University. This would include students who are enrolled in a course of study that will provide training to serve as a minister, a missionary, or other professions that would be beneficial to a community of people.
The donors’ desire and intent is to provide funds through any means possible that will benefit the poor, distressed, and underprivileged.
CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
J 22:3 Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide scholarship support to students with financial need who are enrolled with either a major or minor in social justice. The name of the fund, the J 22:3 Scholarship is in reference Jeremiah 22:3—“Thus says the LORD, ‘Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.’”
CENTER FOR WORSHIP ARTS
The Chuck Lovell Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Chuck Lovell Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by the Lovell Family in memory of alumnus Charles “Chuck” W. Lovell II, Class of 1981, beloved son, husband, father, and friend. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to support students who are majoring in worship arts at Trevecca Nazarene University who feel led to church music ministry.
The Stanley Davis Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who desire to attend Trevecca Nazarene University and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. The student has identified financial need including those students who have a gap between what aid they are eligible to receive and what their family has the resources to pay. First preference is for students active in the Nazarene Church.
Federal PELL Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant presently ranges in value from $626 up to $5,775 depending on need. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal SEOG, funded by the Federal Government, is made available to students with financial need (Pell Grant recipients) who apply early and is part of a financial aid package in accordance with Federal regulations. The duration of student eligibility is for the period required for the completion of the first undergraduate bachelor’s degree. Awards will range from $500 to $2,500 annually.
The Tennessee Student Assistance Award
The State of Tennessee has appropriated limited funding to assist Tennessee residents with Awards of $4,000. Awards are made by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and are based on need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required. The priority deadline for making application (including a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is January 15.
Federal Perkins Loan Program
The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides money to students with established need at a low interest rate and long term repayment. The loans bear no interest to the borrower until nine months after graduation or interruption of study; then the interest rate is 5% of the unpaid balance. The minimum monthly repayment is $40.00. Loan repayment may be deferred for periods during which a borrower: (1) is at least a half-time student; (2) is pursuing a course of study in an approved graduate fellowship program or approved rehabilitation training program for disabled individuals excluding a medical internship or residency program; (3) is unable to find full-time employment, but not in excess of three years; (4) may be suffering an economic hardship, but not in excess of three years; and, (5) is engaged in service described under the cancellation provisions.
Trevecca Nazarene University has a limited amount of money available for making awards from the Perkins Loan Fund. In order to use the available funds in the most effective, strategic way to accomplish the mission of the University, it will be our policy to award Perkins Loan Funds only to traditional Undergraduate students.
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program
- Fixed interest rate of 3.86% for undergraduate students.
- Undergraduate students enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.
- Need based; must apply for Pell Grant (FAFSA).
- Dependent undergraduates: up to $5,500 in the first year, $6,500 in the second year, and $7,500 in the third and fourth years, up to a maximum total of $31,500. Independent undergraduates: up to $7,500 in the first and second years and $12,500 in the third and fourth years, up to a maximum total of $57,500. Students must complete the FAFSA.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program
The annual as well as the aggregate loan limits are the very same as the Subsidized Stafford Loan (less amounts borrowed under that program) for dependent students. However, the independent student can borrow additional funds through the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program. Loan limits may vary according to the student’s year in college. The interest rate is 3.86% for all undergraduate students, and the borrower is responsible for accrued interest. Interest may be capitalized at the borrower’s request. Graduate students can borrow up to a maximum of $20,500 per year. The interest rate for graduate students is 5.41%. Students must complete the FAFSA.
Federal Direct Parent Loan Program (Plus)
- Fixed interest rate of 6.41%.
- Repayment starts within 60 days after loan is fully disbursed.
On all the Federal Direct Loan Programs mentioned above, there is an origination fee. These fees will reduce the net amount of the loan proceeds. To qualify, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal College Work Study Program
Federal funds are available at Trevecca to assist students who have established that they need part-time employment in order to pursue their college studies. FCWSP jobs may be on campus or at an off-campus nonprofit agency. FCWSP employment is determined by the student’s need, skills, and willingness to work, the availability of funds, and job vacancies. Job listings are maintained in the Office of Student Employment in the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service. Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for the FCWSP.
Benefits for Veterans
Veterans may be eligible for educational assistance under Public Law 94-502 and 95-202, 96-342, 96-466, 98-525, 99-576, and 100-48. Application should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.
Public Law 634 and Public Law 90-631 provide educational assistance to (1) widow, sons, and daughters of deceased veterans who died while in service, or after discharge from a service-connected disability; and (2) wives, sons, and daughters of veterans who have service-connected disability considered to be total and permanent in nature. Application should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.
Under the provisions of Public Law 894, veterans who, as a result of a service connected disability, require re-training or other vocational rehabilitation, may be entitled to educational assistance. Inquiry should be made to the Veterans Administration regional office having custody of the veteran’s file.
Certificates of eligibility to be used at registration will be issued by the appropriate regional office of the Veterans Administration to those who are eligible for educational benefits. Questions regarding veterans’ benefits at Trevecca should be directed to the registrar.
Other Aid Programs
Students who feel they may qualify under this program should contact their local office or the Office of Academic Records at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Many employers have scholarships and/or loans for children of their employees. Parents should investigate this possibility.
Students are encouraged to use the website www.fastweb.com to search for private scholarships. Students should notify the Office of Financial Aid as soon as they learn that they have been awarded a private scholarship. Students should be aware of and apply for community-based private scholarships.