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SPU Grants and Scholarships Limitations and Renewal

Institutional grant awards require the following:

  • A valid FAFSA.
  • A complete SPU financial aid file (all documents and requirements submitted and/or completed).
  • Maintaining half-time enrollment (six or more credits per quarter for undergraduates)

Institutional scholarships require the following:

  • Full-time status (12 or more SPU credits per quarter).
  • Continuous enrollment in SPU credits (If you have a break in enrollment, you will forfeit your scholarships unless you have received an exception from SFS prior to leaving SPU.)

Additionally, University policy states that the quarterly total of institutional awards (e.g., grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts) cannot exceed a studentís quarterly cost of tuition. If the total institutional aid for a quarter exceeds the quarterly cost of tuition, institutional aid will be reduced in this order:

  • Tuition discount
  • Grant
  • Scholarship
SPU Scholars and students invited to be in the University Scholars program may receive institutional aid up to the cost of tuition and room and board as defined in the financial aid cost of attendance. Athletes and peer advisors are covered under separate policies, which allow institutional aid to exceed tuition.

All institutional awards also have additional criteria for continued eligibility, which is detailed in the following chart.

Scholarship Maximum Timeframe Eligibility Criteria
SPU Scholar Award* Four years 3.25 cumulative GPA
Trustees' Scholar Award* Four years 3.00 cumulative GPA
President's Scholar Award* Four years 3.00 cumulative GPA
Deans' Scholar Award* Four years 2.60 cumulative GPA
Transfer Honors Scholar Award* Senior status 3.00 cumulative GPA
Transfer Merit Scholar Award* Senior status 3.00 cumulative GPA
Transfer Achievement Scholar Award* Senior status 2.60 cumulative GPA
Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship Senior Status 3.00 cumulative GPA
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Senior status 3.00 cumulative GPA
Philip W. Eaton Scholarship Four years; senior status 3.00 cumulative GPA
Provost Scholarship Four Years 2.00 cumulative GPA
Free Methodist Scholarship Four years 3.00 cumulative GPA
National Merit Scholarship Four years 3.00 cumulative GPA
ROTC Academic Achievement Award Four years 3.00 cumulative GPA; Air Force or Army ROTC scholarship recipient; live in campus housing
Fine & Performing Arts Scholar Award Renewed on approval by Fine Arts Department Renewed on approval by Fine Arts Department
Athletic Renewed on approval by Athletic Department Renewed on approval by Athletic Department
Ames Scholarship Five years 2.50 cumulative GPA
Employee Spouse/Dependent Tuition Discount Five years; no limit for employees 2.00 cumulative GPA
SPU Grant Five years 2.00 cumulative GPA

* A student may receive no more than one of the awards noted with an (*) during the same academic year.



Last Updated: 3/14/2014


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