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Grants and scholarships are gift aid, meaning they don't need to be repaid.

Bethel Military Scholarship

Up to $1,200 per year ($400 per semester) for students who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Amount

Up to $400 per semester ($1,200 maximum per year)

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

New, regularly admitted, degree-seeking students who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. armed forces (includes reserves and National Guard). Recipients must be enrolled at least half time for the term. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need, and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply

Submit the Bethel Military Scholarship Application: 2015-2016 form (pdf).


Corporate Partnership Scholarship

Up to $1,200 per year for students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner.

Amount

Up to $400 per semester (maximum $1,200 per year)

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

Degree-seeking students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner and are enrolled at least half time for the semester. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships.

How to apply

If your employer is a Corporate Partner, you may apply for the Corporate Partnership Scholarship. Download, complete, and submit the 2015-2016 scholarship application (pdf) to the financial aid office prior to the start of class. See a list of our corporate partners.


Federal Pell Grant

Various amounts for students with high need.

Amount

$626-$5,775 per year (in 2015-2016)

Renewal

Eligibility is calculated each year based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligibility

Awarded to students with high need. Students are not eligible after completing their first baccalaureate degree.

Academic requirements

Must be a student in good standing.

How to apply

Complete the FAFSA.


Frogtown/Summit-University Grant

Various amounts for students living in the Frogtown/Summit-University area

Amount

Up to $1,500 per semester or $4,500 per year (in 2015-2016).

Renewal

Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

Provides financial aid assistance to students living in the Frogtown/Summit-University area. Students must take at least 6 credits per semester, demonstrate financial need, and not already have a bachelor’s degree. Recipients of this grant are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships.

How to apply

Complete the 2015-2016 Frogtown/Summit-University agreement (pdf).


Minnesota GI Bill Program

Up to $1,000 per term for veterans.

Amount

Up to $1,000 per term for full-time students. Up to $500 per term for part-time students.

Renewal

Student must apply every year. Lifetime maximum of $10,000.

Eligibility

You must be a Minnesota resident who is a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time; or
  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001; or
  • Spouse of a person who has served in the military at any time who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service. (Student must also be eligible to receive federal veterans education benefits as a spouse or dependent.)

Academic requirements

Must be a student in good standing.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online MN GI Bill Application.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  3. Complete the Bethel Military Worksheet (pdf).

Learn more about the MN GI Bill


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

$4,000 need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry.

Amount

Up to $4,000 per year.

Renewal

Renewable each year for up to 5 years of undergraduate study. Students must apply every year.

Eligibility

Need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need. Awarded by state of Minnesota on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to apply

  1. Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship and complete a separate application through the Minnesota Office of Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

More information

Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.


Minnesota State Grant

Various amounts for Minnesota residents who demonstrate need

Amount

$100-$10,745 in 2014-2015. Awards are subject to change if the state adjusts the state grant formula.

Renewal

Each year a student’s eligibility for a Minnesota State Grant is calculated based on the results of the FAFSA. After attempting 4 years of full-time postsecondary education, students are no longer eligible.

Eligibility

Minnesota residents with demonstrated need. For complete eligibility requirements, see the Office of Higher Education.

Academic requirements

Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Must take 15 credits per term to receive the full-time grant amount. Lighter credit loads will reduce the award.

Students taking January interim may add their interim credits to either fall or spring semester, or split between semesters in order to obtain the full-time grant amount. For more information on how January interim credits are assigned, see the table below:

Enrollment Credits Credits Used in MN State Grant Calculation
Fall Interim Spring Fall MN State Grant Credits Spring MN State Grant Credits
12 3 12 12 fall + 0 interim = 12 3 interim + 12 spring = 15
13 3 14 13 fall + 2 interim = 15 1 interim + 14 spring = 15
14 0 16 14 fall + 0 interim = 14 0 interim + 16 spring = 16

Credits from fall semester cannot be applied toward a spring semester Minnesota State Grant (or vice versa). Only interim credits can "migrate" to either fall or spring semester.

How to apply

FAFSA

Your FAFSA must be received by the federal application processing center no later than 30 calendar days after the start of the term. If you miss this deadline, you must wait until the next term to receive a Minnesota State Grant.


Post 9/11 GI Bill Program

Up to $1,000 for students who served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Amount

Up to $1,000 for books and supplies; payment for tuition and fees is determined by aggregate period of active duty service. To determine how much you will receive visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Renewal

Student must apply every year.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.

Note: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.

Academic requirements

Must be a student in good standing.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Complete the Bethel Military Worksheet

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill