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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!

When finalizing your financial aid offer, Bethel must make sure your total amount of financial aid does not exceed your cost of attendance due to the institutionally-controlled aid and outside (privately funded) aid you receive. When the sum of aid from all sources exceeds the cost of attendance budget an overaward exists. Overawards are most likely to occur when students receive outside aid that was unknown or unconfirmed to Bethel when the initial financial aid offer was prepared. 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 Military Students

Our Office of Military and Veteran Services maintains a list of scholarship opportunities available to military-affiliated students. 

Explore Scholarships

Scholarships for Students that lost Parents in the line of Duty

  • Children of Fallen Heroes 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. 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.

Scholarships for Students of Color

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Organizations and Other Scholarship Opportunities

Other Resources

Scholarship Scams

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