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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.

You may be invited to compete for additional scholarship awards at GV's Scholarship Days.  Learn more here.

Award
 
Award Amount Renewal Criteria
Presidential Scholarship Up to $16,000 3.25 GPA at GV
Dean's Scholarship Up to $14,000 3.0 GPA at GV
Director's Award Up to $11,500 2.5 GPA at GV
Grand View Grant Up to $6,000 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 Renewal Criteria
Transfer Presidential Scholarship Up to $14,500 3.25 GPA at GV
Transfer Dean's Scholarship Up to $12,500 3.0 GPA at GV
Transfer Director's Awards Up to $10,000 2.5 GPA at GV
Transfer Grant Up to $8,000 2.0 GPA at GV
Phi Theta Kappa A $1,000 rewewable scholarship awarded to an active member of a community college chapter. Must 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 Renewal is based on maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Download the application form.
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 maintaining 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's, 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, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling for men; and basketball, bowling, cheerleading, 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-$4,000.  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 2.5 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 studio arts major at Grand View.
EPIC Educational Partners in Covenant  (EPIC) is a matching grant program between Lutheran congregations and Grand View. It's a means of encouraging Lutheran congregations to financially support their students. Grand View matches up to $500 per student per school year. Learn more here.
Philip L. Hougen Campus Ministries Scholarship Established in honor of former ELCA Bishop Philip L. Hougen, awarded to a selected number of applicants from Lutheran congregations who express intention to participate regularly in Grand View campus ministry. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 and are renewable based on maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA and participation in student ministries activities. Application deadline is February 22. Learn more here.
21st Century Global Scholarship
For under-represented minority students who express intention to participate regularly in Grand View multicultural activities.  A limited number of $1,000-$2,000 renewable scholarships are awarded, and renewal is based on level of participation in student multicultural activities. 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. Service requirement of 200 hours per academic year, performed through the Office of Multicultural and Community Outreach. Deadline is Feb. 22.
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 22 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 Scholars Program
Two $5,500 annually renewable scholarships awarded to early-admission nursing students each year. Selection is based on the early admission application criteria. Renewable for a total of four years as long as student maintains good academic standing and is continually enrolled. Application deadline is February 22. More detailed information here.
Dream to Teach 
Scholarship
In partnership with Des Moines Public School's Dream to Teach Program. For incoming freshman minority students interested in becoming teachers. Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, and room charges and is renewable for up to four years as long as student maintains good academic standing and is continually enrolled in an education program. Application deadline is February 22. More detailed information here.

 

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