Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are gift aid, meaning they don't need to be repaid.

Bethel Military Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500 per semester ($1,000 maximum per year)

Renewal: Students apply every year.

Type: Bethel scholarship

Eligibility: New, regularly admitted, degree-seeking students who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. armed forces (includes reserves and National Guard). Recipients must be enrolled at least half time for the term. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need, and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply: Submit the Bethel Military Scholarship Application: 2014-2015 form (pdf).

Corporate Partnership Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500 per semester (maximum $1,000 per year)

Renewal: Students apply every year.

Type: Bethel scholarship 

Eligibility: Degree-seeking students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner and are enrolled at least half time for the semester. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply: If your employer is a Corporate Partner, you may apply for the Corporate Partnership Scholarship. Download, complete, and submit the scholarship application (2014-2015 form) to the financial aid office prior to the start of class. See a list of our corporate partners.

Federal Pell Grant

Amount: $602-$5,730 per year (in 2014-2015)

Renewal: Eligibility is calculated each year based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Type: Federal grant

Eligibility: Awarded to students with high need. Students are not eligible after completing their first baccalaureate degree.

Academic requirements: Must be a student in good standing.

How to apply: Complete the FAFSA and Bethel Financial Aid Application.

Frogtown/Summit-University Grant

Amount: Up to $1,500 per semester or $4,500 per year (in 2014-2015)

Renewal: Students apply every year.

Type: Bethel grant

Eligibility: Provides financial aid assistance to students living in the Frogtown/Summit-University area. Students must take at least 6 credits per semester, demonstrate financial need, and not already have a bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply: Complete the Frogtown/Summit-University agreement.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $4,000 per year.

Renewal: Renewable each year for up to 5 years of undergraduate study. Students must apply every year.

Type: State scholarship

Eligibility: Need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need. Awarded by state of Minnesota on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to apply:

  1. Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship and complete a separate application through the Minnesota Office of Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

Minnesota State Grant

Amount: $100-$10,745 in 2014-2015. Awards are subject to change if the state adjusts  the state grant formula.

Renewal: Each year a student’s eligibility for MN State Grant is calculated based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After attempting 4 years of full-time postsecondary education, students are no longer eligible.

Type: State grant

Eligibility: Minnesota residents who demonstrate need. For complete eligibility requirements, see the Office of Higher Education.

Academic requirements: Must take 15 credits per term to receive the full-time grant amount. Lighter credit loads will reduce the award. Must be a student in good standing.

How to apply: Complete FAFSA and Bethel Financial Aid Application.

Your FAFSA must be received by the federal application processing center no later than 30 calendar days after the start of the term. If you miss this deadline, you must wait until the next term to receive a Minnesota State Grant.

Minnesota GI Bill Program

Amount: Up to $1,000 per term for full-time students. Up to $500 per term for part-time students.

Renewal: Student must apply every year. Lifetime maximum of $10,000.

Eligibility: You must be a Minnesota resident who is a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time; or
  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001; or
  • Spouse of a person who has served in the military at any time who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service. (Student must also be eligible to receive federal veterans education benefits as a spouse or dependent.)

Academic requirements: Must be a student in good standing

How to apply:

  1. Apply for financial aid at Bethel and complete the FAFSA.
  2. Learn more about the Minnesota GI Bill and complete the online Minnesota GI Bill Application.
  3. Notify us when you’ve completed the application and submit a copy of your DD-214 to our office.

 

Military Benefits

Financial assistance is available for veterans through a number of military benefit programs.

Private Scholarships

Make sure to spend time exploring private scholarship opportunities.