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Grand View Scholarships and Awards

Freshman Scholarships and Awards
Grand View academic and need-based scholarships are four-year renewable scholarships available to new full-time day students.  To qualify, students must meet specific academic requirements, apply and be accepted to Grand View.  These scholarship and grant amounts are based on living on campus and will be reduced by $2,000 for students who commute.
Award
 
Award Amount Eligibility Criteria Renewal Criteria
Presidential
Scholarship

$10,000

Meet 2 of the 3 criteria: 28 ACT or 1260 SAT, rank in the top 10% of class, 3.75 GPA (minimum ACT of 17) 3.25 GPA at GV
Dean's
Scholarship
$9,000 Meet 2 of the 3 criteria: 24 ACT or 1110 SAT, rank in the top 20% of class, 3.5 GPA (minimum ACT of 17) 3.0 GPA at GV
Director's
Award
$8,000 Meet 2 of 3 criteria: 21 ACT or 990 SAT, top 50% of class, minimum 3.0 GPA (minimum of 17 ACT) 2.5 GPA at GV
Grand View
Grants
$6,500
$4,500
Minimum 17 ACT or 830 SAT or 2.5 GPA
Less than 17 ACT and GPA lower than 2.5
2.0 GPA at GV
2.0 GPA at GV
Note: Students do not fill out a special application for these awards.

Transfer Scholarships and Awards

All Grand View scholarships and awards are renewable to new full-time day transfer students. To qualify, students must meet specific academic requirements, apply and be accepted to Grand View. These scholarship and grant amounts are based on living on campus and will be reduced by $2,000 for students who commute.
Note: Students do not fill out a special application for the Presidential, Honors, Director Awards or Transfer Grant.
Award Award Range Eligibility Criteria Renewal Criteria
Transfer Presidential
Scholarship
$10,000 3.5–4.0 cum college GPA 3.0 GPA at GV
Transfer
Honors
Scholarship
$9,000 3.0-3.49 cum college GPA 3.0 GPA at GV
Transfer
Director's
Awards
$6,500-
$8,000
2.5–2.99 cum college GPA
2.02.49 cum college GPA
2.0 GPA at GV
Transfer Grant $4,500 Less than 2.0 cum college GPA 2.0 GPA at GV
Phi Theta Kappa $1,000 Need to be an active member of a community college chapter and submit the Phi Theta Kappa application form. Deadline for consideration is July 1 for Fall Semester and December 1 for Spring Semester. A limited number of awards are offered. Download the application form! 3.5 GPA at GV
Outstanding Community College Transfer Scholarships A $1,500 renewable scholarship awarded each year (maximum of three years) to new full-time day students who transfer to Grand View directly from an accredited community college/junior college/two-year institution. To qualify, students must transfer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 45 semester hours, complete an Outstanding Community College Transfer Scholarship application, provide two written references including one academic, and submit recorded service to the community or college. Deadline for consideration is July 1 for Fall semester and December 1 for Spring semester. Renewal is based on maintaing a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at GV. A limited number of awards offered.  Download the application form!

Additional Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship A four year renewable scholarship of $1,000 awarded to new full-time day freshmen or transfer students whose parent(s) are alumni of Grand View. Alumni are defined as those who received an Associate of Arts, bachelor's or master's degree at Grand View.
Athletic Scholarship Grand View is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and offers athletic scholarships in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field, tennis, volleyball and wrestling for men, and basketball, bowling, competitive dance, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, tennis and volleyball for women.  Scholarships begin at $500 and are based on athletic ability as evaluated by the coaches.  Athletic scholarships are renewable each year based on continued good standing within the athletic program.
Pro Musica Scholarship Available to selected new full-time day students who demonstrate talent in piano, vocal and instrumental music regardless of major.  Scholarships range from $500-3,000.  Pro Musica scholarship auditions are conducted in November and February.  The Pro Musica scholarship is renewable based on participation in both an ensemble and private lessons with continuous good standing in both areas
Lutheran Music Scholarship $1,000 renewable scholarships available to alumni of the Lutheran Music Program (Lutheran Summer Music) for students majoring in music, music education, or church music. Recipients may also audition for an additional Pro Musica Scholarship.
Theatre Department Scholarship A scholarship available to selected new full-time day students who will major or minor in Theatre and have an interest in participating in theatre productions.  Scholarship awards range from $300-1,500 based on whether a student is a Theatre major, a Theatre minor or plans only to participate in theatre productions.  The theatre scholarship is renewable based on the student continuing as a Theatre major, minor or participant.  The student must also maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
Art Department Scholarship A scholarship available to selected new full-time day students who demonstrate talent in art and major in Graphic Design, Graphic Journalism, Art Education, Studio Arts or Photography.  Scholarships range from $500-2,000.  Art portfolios are reviewed in February.  The art scholarship is renewable based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and continued enrollment as a Graphic Design, Graphic Journalism, Art Education or Visual Arts major at Grand View.
EPIC Educational Partners in Covenant is a matching grant program that began in 1983 as a cooperative venture between Evagelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations in Iowa and their colleges. It's a means of encouraging Lutheran congregations to financially support their students who attend one of the the three Lutheran Iowa institutions. Grand View matches up to $500 per school year.
Hougen Campus Ministries Scholarship For members of Lutheran congregations; between $500 and $1,500.  Renewable, based on level of participation in student ministries activities; to renew, you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
21st Century Global Scholarship
For under-represented minority students.  Minimum academic requirement to apply is a 3.0 high school GPA or 3.0 transfer cumulative GPA with a 2.5 GPA for renewal. There is also a service requirement of 200 hours per academic year, performed through the Office of Multicultural and Community Outreach.
Immigrant Iowan Scholarship
For an incoming freshman who was born outside the US or whose parents are immigrants, is not here on a student visa, and is graduating from an Iowa high school with a GPA of 3.0 of better. Must apply by February 1 and submit an essay and recommendation. Full tuition and fees plus room charges if the student lives on campus.  Renewable for four years with a 2.5 GPA and fulfillment of service requirements (see application.) 
Danish Brotherhood Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship open to accepted and current Grand View students full or part-time. Must have a FAFSA for the current academic year completed and filed by March 1. Must be of Danish ancestry, have interest in preserving Danish heritage, and have financial need. By application only.
UnityPoint Scholarship for Nursing
$5,500 annually renewable scholarship open to students in the early admission program for nursing. More detailed information here.

 

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