First-year students may be eligible to receive one of the following awards:
Presidential Scholarship Competition
Students with a 3.5 GPA (or higher) and a 25 ACT/1130 SAT (or higher) automatically qualify to participate in the annual Presidential Scholarship Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Students attending this event compete for four scholarships: two full-tuition Presidential Scholarships and two three-quarters tuition Dean's Scholarships.
- Presidential Scholarship
- Dean's Scholarship
This is a three-quarters tuition scholarship valued at more than $75,000 for four years. Two scholarships are awarded each year as a part of the Presidential Scholarship Competition. This scholarship is renewable all four years if student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Find out which of the following scholarships you qualify for by using our Scholarship Calculator.
- Academic Honors with Distinction Scholarship
- Academic Honors Scholarship
- Trustees Scholarship
- Alumni Scholarship
- Founders Grant
This $5,000 annual scholarship is valued at $20,000 for four years. Founded in 1899, Bluffton University seeks to prepare students of all backgrounds
for life as well as vocation. This grant is given to new students who seek to continue
discovering their academic potential. It is awarded based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT
score at time of admittance and is renewable all four years if student maintains a
cumulative 2.0 GPA.
- Natural & Applied Sciences Scholarship
Up to ten $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in each of the following majors: math,
physics, chemistry, biology, pre-med and dietetics. These scholarships will be in
addition to the Academic Honors or Honors with Distinction Scholarships. Qualifying students
will be invited to interview for this scholarship which is renewable all four years.
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A $1,000 scholarship (valued at $4,000 for four years) is awarded to new students whose art portfolios are highly rated by Bluffton University art faculty. Portfolios must be submitted no later than March 1 for consideration. >>> more information
- Performing Scholar Music Scholarship
Two $20,000 scholarships and two $18,000 scholarships are awarded each year to winners
of the Performing Scholar Competition. This scholarship is renewable all four years.
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- Music Major Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship (valued at $8,000 for four years) is awarded to new students majoring in music based on an audition for Bluffton University music faculty. >>> more information
- Music Ensemble Scholarship
A $1,000 award (valued at $4,000 for four years) is awarded to new students, not majoring in music, based on an audition for Bluffton
University music faculty. >>> more information
Additional scholarships and grants
Students may be able to add these to one of the above listed scholarships/grants.
- Presidential Scholarship Competition Award
- Mennonite Student Grant
- Out-of-State Grant
- Community Enrichment Grant
- Bluffton Opportunity Grant