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Engineering and Arts Scholarships

Bethel University is proud to offer the Bethel Arts & Humanities Scholarship and the Bethel Physics & Engineering Scholarship. Through these programs, several full-tuition and $10,000/year scholarships are awarded to deserving incoming students planning to pursue majors in these academic areas.

Arts & Humanities Scholarship

One full-tuition and three $10,000/year scholarships are awarded annually to incoming students planning to pursue majors in:
  • Art and Design
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • English and Journalism
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Languages, Cultures, and Reconciliation Studies

Timeline

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2019 
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • On-campus interview and tour: January 23, 2020 or February 7, 2020 (choose one)
  • Announcement of scholarship awards: March 15, 2020

Eligibility

At the time of application, students must:

Requirements and limitations:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll at Bethel in the fall of 2020 and major in one of the programs listed above. If the student chooses to major in a different department after receiving the award, they may need to forfeit the scholarship. 
  • Recipients must participate in at least one related co-curricular program during their first year at Bethel. Options include the Clarion student newspaper, a theatre production, the Coeval literary magazine, forensics, Model United Nation (UN), anime club, or art and design club.
  • The scholarships are renewable for three years (four years total), provided recipients continue to major in one of the approved programs and make satisfactory progress toward their degree.
  • Recipients of the full-tuition Arts & Humanities Scholarship are not eligible for other Bethel-controlled grants or scholarships. They may use need-based grants (e.g. Federal Pell and Minnesota State Grants), or private scholarships to pay for room, board and other educational expenses. 
  • Recipients of the $10,000 annual scholarship will be considered for Bethel’s Royal Merit Scholarship and need-based grants. They are not eligible for other Bethel-controlled merit scholarships. 
  • Recipients of Bethel Employee Tuition Benefit, Tuition Exchange, and/or Tuition Waiver are not eligible for the Arts & Humanities Scholarship.

Application Process

Interested students who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements will be asked to complete the following:

First, apply to Bethel University.

Then submit the Bethel Arts & Humanities Scholarship Application, which will ask for the following elements:

  1. GPA and standardized test scores. 
  2. Your 500-word answer to an essay question: what matters to you and why? 
  3. Name, email address, and your relationship to someone would provide a letter of recommendation for you if you are selected as a finalist.
  4. Your date preference for attending a Bethel Arts & Humanities Scholarship visit event, which will include a group interview with Bethel faculty.

If you have questions about this scholarship, please direct them to the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Physics & Engineering Scholarship

Two full-tuition and two $10,000/year scholarships are awarded annually to deserving incoming students planning to pursue majors in physics or engineering at Bethel.

Timeline

  • Apply between: August 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020
  • On-campus interview and tour: January 23, 2020 and February 7, 2020 (choose one)
  • Announcement of scholarship awards: March 15, 2020
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility

At the time of application, students must:

  • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and
  • be high school seniors during the 2019-2020 school year, and
  • have an unweighted high school grade point average of at least 3.50 (4.0 scale), and
  • have an ACT composite score of at least 28, or an SAT score of at least 1250 (sum of math and reading comprehension)

Requirements and limitations:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll at Bethel in the fall of 2020, majoring in physics or engineering (view eligible programs)
  • The scholarships are renewable for three years (four years total), provided recipients continue to major in physics or engineering, make satisfactory progress towards their degree, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.
  • Recipients of the full-tuition Bethel Physics & Engineering Program Scholarshipare not eligible for other Bethel-controlled grants or scholarships. They may use need-based grants (e.g. Federal Pell and Minnesota State Grants), or private scholarships to pay for room, board and other educational expenses. 
  • Recipients of the $10,000 annual Bethel Physics & Engineering Program Scholarship will be considered for Bethel’s Royal Merit Scholarship and need-based grants. They are not eligible for other Bethel-controlled merit scholarships. 
  • Dependents of Bethel employees are not eligible for the Bethel Physics & Engineering Program Scholarship

Application Process

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements will be asked to complete the following:

First, apply to Bethel University

Then submit the Bethel Physics & Engineering Program Scholarship Application, which will ask for the following elements:

  1. List of all the science and mathematics courses (not listed on your current transcript) that you will complete before you graduate from high school.
  2. Explain what appeals to you about Bethel’s physics and engineering programs.
  3. Provide the name, email address, and discipline of a teacher who would provide a letter of recommendation for you if you are selected as a finalist.
  4. Date you'd prefer to attend a Bethel Physics and Engineering Program Scholarship visit event, and participate in a group interview with Department of Physics and Engineering faculty.

If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Other Financial Aid Options

Bethel offers a variety of financial aid options for students. Check out these resources as you plan for college:

  • Explore other scholarships that don't have to be repaid. Most reward academic achievement, talents, or other special interests. 
  • Grants are another form of aid that doesn't need to be paid back. These are awarded as part of your financial aid package. 
  • Are/were you or a family member in the military? Check out these military benefits, which could help pay for college. 
  • Apply for an on-campus job, which will give you hands-on experience, and also a paycheck, while you go to school. 
  • Explore loans that can help you fund the remainder of your college expenses. Loans must be repaid, so plan your finances carefully and only borrow what you can afford to repay. 

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