Scholarships

Urbana University is committed to offering highly-competitive merit and need-based assistance to new, first-time students and transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement. 

After completing the Urbana University admissions application process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students are automatically considered for scholarship awards, unless an additional application is required and noted. Please review each scholarship description carefully to fully understand specific requirements and criteria. 

Scholarships are often renewed provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment, maintains the required GPA for the respective award, and maintains good standing with the University.

For more information about scholarship types, please click one of the options below:

Academic Scholarships
Athletic Scholarships
Club Sport Scholarships
Community Scholarships
Performing Arts Scholarships 
Student Leader Scholarships



Academic Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarship
The Urbana University Academic Merit Scholarship is available to freshmen and transfer students and range from $4,000 to $9,000 

  • Freshman - awarded based on high school grade point average and ACT score at the time of acceptance to Urbana University. Your award does not become final until we receive your final transcript after your high school graduation.  
  • Transfer students will be awarded based upon final grades from the last college attended.
  • Renewable based on cumulative GPA annually

College of Arts & Science Scholarship
The College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship is offered to a limited number of students with a declared primary major in the College.

  • Application and interview are required
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Amount:  $4,000
  • Renewable

College of Education Scholarship
The College of Education Scholarship is offered to a limited number of students who possess the passion and discipline to impact lives with a future career in teaching. 

  • Application and interview are required
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Amount:  $4,000
  • Renewable

College of Professional and Applied Studies Scholarship
The College of Professional and Applied Studies Scholarship is offered to a limited number of students who have declared a major in one of our many focused areas of study within the college.

  • Application and interview are required
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Amount:  $4,000
  • Renewable

College Credit Plus Scholarship
Previously enrolled Urbana University PSEO/Dual Enrollment (now College Credit Plus) students are eligible to receive the College Credit Plus Scholarship.  Urbana University was pleased to provide a PSEO/Dual Enrollment program during your high school career and welcome those successfully completed credit hours toward a college degree at UU.  

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount:  $1,000
  • Renewable

 

Athletic Scholarships

In addition to the many accomplishments the UU Blue Knights make on the field, on the court, in the pool or on the golf course, Urbana University is just as successful in the classroom.  If you are a student-athlete and want to continue your participation at the collegiate level, please contact one of our head coaches for additional information at 937-772-9212.  As a proud member of the NCAA Division II program and participant in the Mountain East Athletic Conference, you will find our athletic scholarships competitive as well.

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • May be renewable at Coach’s discretion, and GPA of 2.0 or higher

 

Club Sport Scholarships

Bowling Scholarship
The Urbana University Bowling Club Sport Scholarship is available to students who are interested in participating in a nationally-ranked program. This scholarship is available based on talent and participation. Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for additional information on this opportunity.

  • Cannot be combined with any other Club Sport scholarship
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount - $1,000
  • Renewable

Cheerleading Scholarship
The Urbana University Cheerleading Club Sport Scholarship is available to students interested in showing your UU Blue Knight spirit!  Students participating in our cheerleading program may receive a scholarship based on talent and participation. Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for additional information on this opportunity.

  • Cannot be combined with any other Club Sport scholarship
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount - $1,000
  • Renewable

Shooting Sports Scholarship
The Urbana University Shooting Sports Club Scholarship is available to students interested in competing in air gun, air pistol, archery and other target goal activities.  Students participating in our shooting sports club program may receive a scholarship based on talent and participation. Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for additional information on this opportunity.

  • Cannot be combined with any other Club Sport scholarship
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount - $1,000
  • Renewable

 

Community Scholarships

Regional Resident Scholarship

  • Available to graduating high school seniors that have been accepted to UU and reside in Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison, Miami, Shelby, or Union counties
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Commuter Award - $1,000
  • Resident Award - $2,500
  • Renewable

Note:  Student-athletes, due to NCAA Division II rules, may not be eligible.

Agricultural Leadership and Development Scholarship

  • Two year minimum high school participation in FFA or 4-H
  • Incoming Freshmen only
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete an application
  • Cannot be combined with Homeschool Education Scholarship
  • Two year minimum high school participation
  • Award - $1,000
  • Renewable

Homeschool Education Scholarship 

  • Incoming Freshmen only
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Cannot be combined with Agricultural Leadership and Development Scholarship
  • Award - $1,000
  • Renewable

Legacy

  • Children of an UU Alumnus can receive this award for $1000
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Renewable

 

Performing Arts Scholarships

Urbana University offers students a variety of options to perform.  These Performing Arts students may receive up of two participating scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $4,000 with a maximum of $5,000 for the year. GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Band Scholarship (including Color Guard)
The UU Royal Blues Marching Band and Color Guard welcome new students to participate in their program. Students may receive a scholarship for their participation in our Royal Blues Marching Band and Color Guard.  Please contact the Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 or the Band Director at 937-772-9227 for more information regarding the Royal Blues Band and Color Guard.

Choir and Theatre Scholarships
At Urbana University, many students participate in the Choir and Theatre programs! Students who love to sing or perform on stage are encouraged to participate and may receive a scholarship for their participation in either of those programs.  Please contact the Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for more information on this opportunity.
 


 

Student Leader Scholarships

Presidential Scholars
The Urbana University Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and challenges students who have the ability to excel at the highest level.  Appointment as a Presidential Scholar is a highly coveted honor and the most prestigious academic and service recognition at Urbana University.  In addition to other requirements, all Presidential Scholars must be accepted into the William G. Edwards Honors Program.

For information on this opportunity, please contact your admissions counselor.

  • Available to Incoming Freshman Only
  • Residents only
  • Application and Interview required
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Covers Full tuition (room & board not included)
  • Renewable

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