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). ACT superscoring will be accepted for scholarship purposes and course placement only.

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.

Freshman Scholarships

J. O. McClurkan Academic Scholarship

Freshman: Candidates with a minimum 29 ACT or 1330 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. Adjustments to academic scholarship awards for McClurkan-eligible students may be considered at the discretion of the Office of New Student Financial Aid in conjunction with the McClurkan Committee. Students awarded the McClurkan Scholarship are not eligible to receive endowed or departmental awards.  Students awarded the McClurkan Scholarship are only eligible for the church portion of the church match scholarship.

Dr. William Strickland Academic Scholarship* $8,500

Freshman: 32+ ACT or 1420+ SAT and HS GPA 3.0+

Dr. Orpha Speicher Academic Scholarship* $6,000

Freshman: 29-31 ACT or 1330-1410 SAT and HS GPA 3.0+

Ms. Amy Person Academic Scholarship $4,500

Freshman: 25-28 ACT or 1200-1320 SAT and HS GPA 3.0+

Dr. Charles Childers Academic Scholarship $3,000

Freshman: 23-24 ACT or 1100-1190 SAT and HS GPA 3.5+

*Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions for further details regarding the J. O. McClurkan Academic Scholarship process.

Transfer Scholarships

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 (Trevecca’s code is 003526)