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

  • Freshmen are awarded based on high school grade point average and ACT score at the time of acceptance to Urbana University. The award does not become final until final high school transcripts are received. 
  • Transfer students will be awarded based upon final grades from the last college attended.
  •  Amount: $4,000 to $9,000 
  • Renewable based on annual cumulative GPA 

 

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.

  • Available to incoming freshman and transfer students
  • 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 students who reside in Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison, Miami, Shelby or Union counties
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount: 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

    • Available to incoming freshmen with a two-year minimum high school participation in FFA or 4-H
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Renewable
    • Application required
    • Cannot be combined with Homeschool Education Scholarship

Homeschool Education Scholarship 

    • Available to incoming freshmen
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Renewable
    • Cannot be combined with Agricultural Leadership and Development Scholarship

Legacy

    • Available to children of an Urbana University alumnus
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount: $1,000
    • 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

 

Performing Arts Scholarships

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.

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 ($5,000 maximum for the year)
  • Students may receive up to two Performaing Arts Scholarships
  • Renewable

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.

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 ($5,000 maximum for the year)
  • Students may receive up to two Performaing Arts Scholarships
  • Renewable

 

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. 

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

  • Available to incoming freshman, resident students only
  • Application and Interview required
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Amount: Covers Full tuition (room & board not included)
  • Renewable
  • Must be accepted into the William G. Edwards Honors Program

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