Academic Scholarships

Hard Work, Rewarded

We know leaders when we see them. It shows in the hard work, the extra effort, and the results. We see your courage and your promise.

We offer academic scholarships to support your pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Transfer students also have a scholarship opportunity.

North Greenville University exists to cultivate transformational leaders for church and society. We seek out and invest in students who have excelled academically.

We invite you to apply for one of our academic scholarships.

NGU Fellows Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • New to NGU
    • First time in college
    • Entering in the Fall
    • SC resident
    • Qualify for Palmetto Fellows
    • NOT applying for a Trustee Scholarship (you have to choose)
  • Amount: Full Tuition

    Full Tuition Scholarships include:

    • On campus students: Full tuition & room and board
    • Commuting students: Full tuition

    This scholarship is comprised of federal, state, and institutional aid. The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and SC Tuition Grant will be applied to the cost of tuition. The NGU Fellows Scholarship will be awarded for the remaining cost of tuition and room and board. The cost of books and fees will be the responsibility of the recipient.

    The NGU Fellows Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain the requirements set forth by the Commission on Higher Education. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew.

  • How to Apply

    After first applying to NGU, the deadline for scholarship application each year is January 15.

    A completed Scholarship Application includes:

    • Scholarship Nomination & Academic Information (submitted by school administrator)
    • Copies of most current high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores (submitted by school administrator)
    • NGU Academic Scholarship Application (submitted by student)
    • Student resume detailing school, church and community activities
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation

    You must also complete your FAFSA by January 15 the year you apply and prior to each year you attend NGU.

    Deliver your scholarship documents in person or make sure they are postmarked by the deadline. Please deliver all required documents at the same time, in one envelope. Mail your completed application to:

    North Greenville University
    Office of Admissions
    P.O. Box 1892
    Tigerville, SC 29688

  • Selection Process: NGU Scholars Weekend

    We review applications in the second half of January. The second step of the selection process includes an interview and a competition. If you are invited to interview, you must also compete in person at NGU Scholars Weekend.

    NGU Scholars Weekend is a two-day event designed to celebrate student achievement. Several scholarship competitions also occur during the event.

    NGU Scholars Weekend is usually held the third weekend in February. You will be notified of the date if you are invited to interview for this scholarship.

  • Key Details

    South Carolina residents who meet the requirements for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship will be considered for the NGU Fellows Scholarship. Eligible candidates must be identified by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. This scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board.

    This scholarship will be comprised of federal, state, and institutional aid. The cost of books and fees will be the responsibility of the recipient. The NGU Fellows Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain the requirements set forth by the Commission on Higher Education.

Trustee Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • 3.8 GPA
    • 1300 or 29 ACT
    • New to NGU
    • First time in college
    • Entering in the Fall
    • NOT applying for an NGU Fellows Scholarship (you have to choose)
  • Amount: $8,500 to $17,000

    The Trustee Scholarhship includes:

    • On campus students: $17,000
    • Commuting students: $8,500

    The Trustee Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain a grade point average of at least a 3.0 at the end of each academic year.

  • How to Apply

    After applying to NGU, the deadline for scholarship application each year is January 15.

    A completed Scholarship Application includes:

    • Scholarship Nomination & Academic Information (submitted by school administrator)
    • Copies of most current high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores (submitted by school administrator)
    • NGU Academic Scholarship Application (submitted by student)
    • Student resume detailing school, church and community activities
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation

    You must also complete your FAFSA by January 15 the year you apply and prior to each year you attend NGU.

    Deliver your scholarship documents in person or make sure they are postmarked by the deadline. Please deliver all required documents at the same time, in one envelope. Mail your completed application to:

    North Greenville University
    Office of Admissions
    P.O. Box 1892
    Tigerville, SC 29688

Founder’s Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • 3.5 GPA
    • 1150 or 25 ACT

    OR

    • 4.0 GPA
    • Top 15% of your class

    In addition:

    • New to NGU
    • First time in college
    • Entering in the Fall
  • Amount: $7,000 to $10,000
    • On campus students: $10,000
    • Commuting students: $7,000

    The Founder’s Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain a grade point average of at least a 3.0 at the end of each academic year.

  • How to Apply
    • Apply for admission to NGU
    • Complete your FAFSA as early as possible the year you apply and prior to each year you attend NGU

    No additional application is required.

President’s Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • 3.5 GPA
    • 1100 or 24 ACT

    OR

    • 3.5 GPA
    • Top 30% of your class

    In addition:

    • New to NGU
    • First time in college
    • Entering in the Fall
  • Amount: $6,000 to $8,000
    • On campus students: $8,000
    • Commuting students: $6,000

    The President’s Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain a grade point average of at least a 3.0 at the end of each academic year.

  • How to Apply
    • Apply for admission to NGU
    • Complete your FAFSA as early as possible the year you apply and prior to each year you attend NGU

    No additional application is required.

Dean’s Scholarship

  • Criteria
    • 3.0 GPA
    • New to NGU
    • First time in college
    • Entering in the Fall
  • Amount: $4,000 to $6,000
    • On campus students: $6,000
    • Commuting students: $4,000

    The Dean’s Scholarship is renewable for four years to students who maintain a grade point average of at least a 3.0 at the end of each academic year.

  • How to Apply
    • Apply for admission to NGU
    • Complete your FAFSA as early as possible the year you apply and prior to each year you attend NGU

    No additional application is required.

For any of these scholarships, your first step is to apply to North Greenville University.


Transfer Student Scholarships

We offer academic scholarships to transfer students, too. If you’re new to NGU, but not new to college, these scholarships can make your transfer easier.

Starting at a 2.75 GPA

We look at your college-credit GPA (24 credit hours, minimum) to determine your academic scholarship level. If you’re transferring before earning 24 credits at another institution, we’ll evaluate both your high school and college transcripts.

Fall 2020 /Spring 2021 Transfer Scholarships

GPA Living on Campus Commuting
2.75 to 3.19$6,000$4,000
3.2 to 3.49$7,000$5,000
3.5 to 3.79$9,000$6,000
3.8 to 4.0$10,000$7,000

Enrich your NGU education (as well as your NGU transcript) by accepting the challenge of the Honors Program. Talk with your Admission Counselor if you are interested.

Discover the NGU Honors Program