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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.

Traditional Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

Academic Awards

For incoming freshmen

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Paragon ScholarshipFPU'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 ScholarshipEnrollment in Perspectives in Leadership is required. Awarded based on academic record and test scores.$13,000
Dean's ScholarshipAwarded based on academic record and test scores.$11,000
Faculty ScholarshipAwarded based on academic record and test scores.$8,000
Founder's GrantAwarded based on academic record and test scores.$5,000

For transfer students: Awarded to transfer students who have attained 12 or more transferrable, post high school units. GPA’s are based on transferrable units and calculated by FPU.

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Transfer Scholar Award3.5 cumulative GPA. Enrollment in Perspectives in Leadership is required.$10,000
Transfer Achievement Award3.0 cumulative GPA.$7,500
Transfer Academic Award2.4 cumulative GPA.$5,000
Transfer Partnership GrantBelow 2.4 GPA.$2,500

Talent-Based Awards

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Music ScholarshipAwarded based on audition. 2.0 GPA required. Continued participation in music at Fresno Pacific University is required.Amounts vary
Theater ScholarshipAwarded based on audition. 2.0 GPA required. Continued participation in theater at Fresno Pacific University is required.Amounts vary
Athletic ScholarshipAwarded based on tryout with team. 2.0 GPA and continued participation in intercollegiate athletics required.Amounts vary

Other Awards

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Church Match ScholarshipFPU 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 GrantAwarded 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
Private Donor ScholarshipsAwards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Scholarships.fresno.eduAmounts vary
Program Specific ScholarshipsYou may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest.Amounts vary
Residential Success GrantAwarded 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 ScholarshipAB540/undocumented students are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 1. Fpu.edu/samaritanAmounts vary

Degree Completion Scholarships & Grants

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Church Match ScholarshipFPU 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 ScholarshipsAwards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Scholarships.fresno.eduAmounts vary
Program Specific ScholarshipsYou may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest.Amounts vary

Graduate Scholarships & Grants

NameRequirementsAward Amounts
Church Match ScholarshipFPU 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 GrantThis grant is for all graduate students with the exception of students enrolled in the School of Education and the Biblical Seminary. Start the applicationAmounts Vary
Private Donor ScholarshipsAwards made available by private donors to FPU. Deadline to apply is January 31. After January 31, applications are accepted on an as-available basis. Scholarships.fresno.eduAmounts vary
Program Specific ScholarshipsYou may qualify for individual program scholarships based on availability and program of interest.Amounts vary
School of Education Graduate GrantThis grant is specifically for students pursing their graduate degree within the School of Education. Start the applicationAmounts vary