Bethany College offers a competitive scholarship and awards program recognizing students for past achievement and potential for future success. Scholarships and awards will be offered to students based on a complete review of the student’s application.
Priority Deadline – April 1
To meet the priority deadline, complete the following items:
Acceptance to Bethany
Have a valid FAFSA on file in the financial aid office
Complete all try-outs, auditions, interviews, or portfolio reviews.
These scholarships are offered to eligible incoming students based on academic achievements. They are renewable as long as the student stays in good standing with the college.
Academic Program Scholarships $4,000 per year
Bethany College offers academic program scholarships in Digital Art, Criminal Justice and Education (both secondary and elementary) which are based upon a review of an application and pursuing a degree in one of these fields. Academic Program scholarships will not combine with athletic, music, theatre, or art talent scholarships. Students must be admitted to Bethany in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
Honors Program Scholarships
Honors Program Scholarships are awarded to students who are accepted into the Honors Program. They are renewable as long as the student stays active and in good standing with the Honors Program. Visit the Honors Page for more information.
The Presidential Scholarship is an award up to $8,000 in addition to all other award and only available to first time freshmen. Please contact your admissions counselor to see if you qualify.
The scholarship is awarded during the Presidential Scholarship Day for high school seniors. The award is based on the following criteria: Round table discussion, essay and High school academic records. Students must be accepted to Bethany before attending the scholarship day.
The Presidential Scholarship is renewed annually for four years provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.
Fine Arts Awards
Fine arts awards are offered to selected students who qualify in the areas of music, art, and theatre. Award amounts and renewability are at the discretion of the head of the program, and students must be in good standing with the college.
If you are interested in Music Awards, visit www.bethanylb.edu/musicawards.
If you are interested in a Visual Arts Award, visit www.bethanylb.edu/artawards.
If you are interested in a Digital Arts Award, visit www.bcdigitalarts.com.
If you are interested in a Theatre Award, visit www.bethanylb.edu/theatreawards.
Athletic awards are offered to selected students who participate in our athletic programs. Interested students must contact the coach for more information. Award amounts and renewability are at the discretion of the head coach, and students must be in good standing with the college. Visit www.bethanyswedes.com for program and contact information.
Aid for Non-Traditional Students
Bethany believes pursuing a four-year degree should be attainable at any time in your life. Therefore, we offer Bethany Grants to help our non-traditional students who may not fit into the traditional scholarship matrix. To be considered, apply at www.bethanylb.edu/undergraduate-application and submit a FAFSA.