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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: 2016-2017 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 Corporate Partnership application to the financial aid office prior to the start of class. For 2016-2017, use this form: 2016-2017 scholarship application (pdf). See a list of our corporate partners.

Federal Pell Grant

Various amounts for students with high need.

Amount

Up to $5,815 per year (in 2016-2017).

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 $1,700 per semester or $5,100 per year.

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

For 2016-2017, complete the 2016-2017 Frogtown/Summit-University agreement (pdf).


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

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. 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 Higher Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

Minnesota State Grant

Various amounts for Minnesota residents who demonstrate need.

Amount

$100-$14,186 in 2016-2017. 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. 

The amount of Minnesota State Grant varies depending on how many credits you take each semester. The maximum award is offered to those taking at least 15 credits per semester.

For CAS students: When you are initially awarded financial aid it will be based on you taking 15 credits per semester. Three weeks after the start of the semester, the Minnesota State Grant will be revised based on your current semester enrollment. If you are not enrolled in at least 15 credits, your grant will be reduced based on your actual enrollment.

Credits taken during interim can count toward the fall and spring semester, being first applied to spring. After the 10th day of spring semester, the Financial Aid office reviews actual enrollment on the census date. Credits may count towards fall and be retroactively applied to your financial aid award, as illustrated in the following chart:

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

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


Returning Student Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are available to current students in the College of Adults and Professional Studies pursuing a Bachelor Degree.

Amount

Varies

Renewal

Non-renewable

Eligibility

Students enrolled at least half time (6 credits per semester) in a Bachelor degree. It can be either B.A. or B.S.

Academic requirements

Must be enrolled at least half time, making Satisfactory Academic Progress and working towards a Bachelor's degree.

Deadline

April 15, 2017.

How to apply

The application will be available in early 2017.

More information

Completed applications will be collected after the deadline. Recipients will be notified in May.


Yellow Ribbon Program

Students who receive 100% VA Chapter 33 are automatically considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Amount

Amounts vary each year depending on the set tuition and fee costs. The Yellow Ribbon Program covers all tuition and fees not covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Renewal

The Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) determines your eligibility. If your eligibility changes, you must submit a new CoE.

Eligibility

Students must receive 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Students cannot be on active duty. Students who will no longer be on active duty at the start of the term are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

Students receiving Yellow Ribbon ARE NOT eligible for any other Bethel Gift Aid unique to their school, i.e. the Royal Merit Scholarship for College of Arts and Sciences students, etc. Students can receive federal and state grants if eligible.

How to apply

Complete the Military Benefits Verification form. Submit your CoE to the Bethel Financial Aid Office.

More information

Visit Yellow Ribbon for more information.