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A scholarship is the best kind of financial aid because it doesn't need to be repaid.

So take some time to exhaust your private scholarship possibilities. Who knows? Maybe your church or school has a scholarship fund for its members or students. Every little bit helps!

Bethel-controlled grants and scholarships will be reduced if students' total gift aid from all sources exceeds the financial aid budget for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and supplies. If you have any questions about this policy and how it would impact your financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Here are a few resources we've compiled to get you started.

Scholarship Searches

Scholarships for Students Studying Abroad

Scholarships for Students that lost Parents in the line of Duty

  • Children of Fallen Heros Scholarship Act: On March 23, 2018 the President authorized the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act for students eligible for Pell grant whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a public safety officer. For more specific eligibility criteria and information you can read the announcement here. If you feel you may be eligible please email finaid@bethel for more information.
  • Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant: Provides educational benefits to dependent children and the surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1973. For eligibility information please visit https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=145

Scholarships for Students of Color

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Opportunities for Veterans

Organizations and Foundations that Offer Scholarships

Scholarship Scams

Here are a few resources to help you avoid scholarship scams: