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Institutional Aid

Fresno Pacific University provides numerous financial aid options including scholarships and grants. Eligibility differs, so please consult with your Student Financial Services advisor about the scholarships and grants you may be eligible for.

Awards listed below reflect the current academic year and are subject to change.

Scholarships & Grants

Traditional Undergraduate

Academic Awards

For incoming freshmen, all academic awards will be will be awarded for a maximum of four years.

Name Requirements Award Amounts
Paragon Scholarship FPU's top academic award. Students receiving the President's Scholarship are eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, test scores, leadership and community involvement. Applications due by January 1. Participation in the Paragon program, enrollment in the Perspectives in Leadership class and residency is required if selected. Full tuition
President's Scholarship Enrollment in Perspectives in Leadership is required. Awarded based on academic record and test scores. $16,000
Dean's Scholarship Awarded based on academic record. $14,000
Heritage Scholarship Awarded based on academic record. $13,000
Faculty Scholarship Awarded based on academic record. $11,000
Founder's Grant Awarded based on academic record. $7,000

For transfer students, academic award will be awarded for a maximum of four years. This may vary depending on individual students transfer totals. Awarded to transfer students who have attained 12 or more transferable, post high school units. GPA’s are based on transferable units and calculated by FPU.

Name Requirements Award Amounts
Transfer Scholar Award 3.5 cumulative GPA. Enrollment in Perspectives in Leadership is required. $11,000
Transfer Achievement Award 3.0 cumulative GPA. $8,500
Transfer Academic Award 2.4 cumulative GPA. $6,000
Transfer Partnership Grant Below 2.4 GPA. $5,000

Talent-Based Awards

Name Requirements Award Amounts
Music Scholarship Awarded based on audition. 2.0 GPA required. Continued participation in music at Fresno Pacific University is required. Amounts vary
Theater Scholarship Awarded based on audition. 2.0 GPA required. Continued participation in theater at Fresno Pacific University is required. Amounts vary
Art Scholarship Awarded based on portfolio. 2.0 GPA required. Continued participation in art at Fresno Pacific University is required. Amounts vary
Athletic Scholarship Awarded based on tryout with team. 2.0 GPA and continued participation in intercollegiate athletics required. Amounts vary

Other Awards

These institutional awards will be will be awarded for a maximum of four years, depending on individual student's eligibility.

Name Requirements Award Amounts
Church Match Scholarship FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for all other churches. Church Match Scholarship policy. Amounts vary
Fresno Pacific Grant Awarded to students who choose to commute. Commuters can enjoy all the on campus amenities plus they have a dedicated house they can use to study, relax, eat and socialize. Award is based on financial need. Amounts Vary
Mennonite Brethren Award Awarded yearly to students attending and in good standing at a Mennonite Brethren Church. Proof of attendance may be required. $2,500
Out of State Student Scholarship Awarded yearly to Non-Athlete/Non-Cal Grant receiving students from Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. $4,000
Private Donor Scholarships Awards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Amounts vary
Program Specific Scholarships You may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest. Amounts vary
Residential Success Grant Awarded to students who decide to live on campus. Enjoy all of FPU's amenities like the fitness center and cafeteria while building relationships in our supportive community. Award is based on financial need. Amounts vary
The Samaritan Scholarship AB540/undocumented students are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 1. Amounts vary
Degree Completion
Name Requirements Award Amounts
Church Match Scholarship FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for all other churches. Church Match Scholarship policy. Amounts vary
Private Donor Scholarships Awards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Amounts vary
Program Specific Scholarships You may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest. Amounts vary
Graduate
Name Requirements Award Amounts
Church Match Scholarship FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for all other churches. Church Match Scholarship policy. Amounts vary
Graduate Grant This grant is for all graduate students with the exception of students enrolled in the School of Education and the Biblical Seminary. Print the application Amounts Vary
Private Donor Scholarships Awards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Amounts vary
Program Specific Scholarships You may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest. Amounts vary
School of Education Graduate Grant This grant is specifically for students pursuing their graduate degree within the School of Education. (Visit my.fpu.edu and choose the "School of Ed Grant Application" tile) Amounts vary
Sunbird Graduate School of Business This scholarship is available to qualifying FPU graduates interested in pursuing their master's degree. Choose from two business graduate level programs - MBA and M.A. Strategic and Organizational Leadership. Take the next step in your education and advance career. Your tuition costs will be waived for one course during
your first semester and one course during your last semester.
Biblical Seminary
Name Requirements Award Amounts
Seminary Grant This grant is applied to every incoming Seminary student and will remain with the student for their duration of time in the seminary program. The grant is awarded based on enrollment for Fall, Spring and Summer. Amounts vary by unit load
Seminary Student Academic Fellowship This honors scholarship is applied to all incoming students who enter the program with a 3.25 GPA or higher or earn a 3.25 Cumulative GPA while in the Seminary and maintain it. Amounts Vary by unit load
Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren & BIC Denominational Discount Students attending and in good standing at a Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren or BIC Church will receive 25% off of their tuition balance after all other institutional awards are applied, regardless of unit enrollment. Must submit letter from church affirming good standing. Amounts vary
Church Match Scholarship FPU will match 2:1 a donation of up to $750/year or $250/semester from churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match donations 1:1 for all other churches not in the Pacific District Conference. Church Match Scholarship policy. Amounts vary
Private Donor Scholarships Awards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Amounts vary
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Meg Clark

History

I decided to attend FPU because of the high caliber of academics, close proximity to home, and ample scholarship opportunities. I’ve received the President's Scholarship as well as music and theater scholarships during my time here.