MidAmerica Nazarene University provides both need-based and merit-based scholarships and grants.
These awards support the enrollment of full-time students in the traditional program who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Scholarships and grants using University funds cannot create a cash refund for students.
Many of our academic departments also offer scholarships. Please inquire during you campus visit if these can apply to you.
These awards are based upon student performance on the ACT/SAT examination and high school grade point average. Transfer student awards are based upon cumulative college GPA. Available to new full-time students only these awards are renewed for each year of a student’s full-time MNU enrollment provided minimum academic requirements are met.
The grant is available to dependent children of active full-time, salaried pastors and missionaries. Pastors must be serving in a ministerial role. Students must be 23 years of age or younger to be eligible. Students must be enrolled full-time in MidAmerica Nazarene University’s traditional undergraduate degree program. Students seeking a second undergraduate degree are not eligible. The grant cannot exceed eight (8) semesters.
To verify eligibility for the Grant for Pastor's Children, a letter on official letterhead from a Board Chairperson, Church Board Secretary, or other proper official must accompany this application. When filling out the online form, please upload your verification document (Microsoft Word, PDF, or photograph).
MNU Need-Based Grants are awarded based on the results from the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The grant is designed to supplement the financial resources of the student and their family. The grant amount will vary with the financial need of the family. A FAFSA is required each year to renew the grant. The grant can change year to year based on the need of the family.
Full-time undergraduate students without a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for this scholarship if:
- Their home church has agreed to participate in this program, and
- The student is enrolled at least 12 hours (Full-Time).
A scholarship of up to $500 per year per student from a participating church is given a one-to-one match for a maximum of $500 per year.
Full-time undergraduates enrolled in the traditional program will receive a $1,000 annual award.
Pioneer Scholars Scholarships are awarded through MNU’s Scholarship Challenge, a two-day event where high achieving students compete for one of three full-tuition scholarships. Scholarships include:
- Full-Tuition: Awarded to the top 3 students selected by faculty judges will receive full-tuition scholarships to MNU.
- $2,000: Awarded to the top 10 students selected by faculty judges will receive $2,000 scholarships to MNU.
- $1,000: Awarded to any student who attends Scholarship Challenge weekend will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to MNU.
All scholarships may be renewable for 4 years. See our Scholarship Challenge page for full details.
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Pioneer Pledge: Providing peace of mind about the cost of an MNU education
At MidAmerica Nazarene University, we’re committed to working with you to ensure that the cost of your college education isn’t an obstacle to your future goals. That's where the Pioneer Pledge, our loan repayment assistance program, comes in. If your income after graduation from MNU is modest (under $40,000), Pioneer Pledge helps you repay your educational loans. Learn More.