Urbana University offers a very competitive scholarship program to our new students!

Students are automatically considered for these scholarships once they submit an application for admission to Urbana University. We select students on the basis of academic performance and involvement in co-curricular activities.

Agribusiness Scholarship 

One-time scholarships of up $2,000 are available to new students with potential for success in the agribusiness program at Urbana University. You will be asked to write a brief essay (750 words or less) describing the reason you are interested in agribusiness as well as your future ambitions in the field. Scholarship funds are limited. Email for information about this scholarship. 

Athletic Scholarships

If you are an athlete and want to continue your participation on into the collegiate level, you can contact one of our head coaches for information regarding that sport. To get in touch with our athletic department, please call our Athletics Office at 937-772-9308. As we venture into the NCAA Division II world, you can benefit from being a collegiate athlete! Our athletic scholarship program is very competitive with our competition, and we are very proud of that initiative.

Bowling Scholarships

Students who are interested in participating in our Club Bowling program may be eligible for a scholarship based upon talent.  Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for contact information for this program.

Cheerleading Scholarships

If you are interested in showing your Urbana University Blue Knight spirit, you may be able to participate in our cheerleading program. Students whom participate in our cheerleading program may receive a scholarship based on talent, participation, and financial need. Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for contact information for those programs.

Endowed Scholarships

Click here for more information or to download the application.

Freshman Academic Scholarships

Our academic scholarship program offers scholarships that range from $4,000 to $9,000 based upon 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 high school transcript after you graduate from high school.

William G. Edwards Honors Program Scholarships

Students who are up to the task of a more challenging curriculum can be considered for our William G. Edwards Honors Program. Students can receive a scholarship up to $5,000 (based upon ACT score) for their participation in the honors program. Please contact our Admissions Office for more information on our William G. Edwards Honors Program. It's a huge challenge, but very rewarding as well!

Presidential Scholars Program
Based on certain criteria, honors program students may be eligible for the Presidential Scholars Program. To find out if you qualify, contact your admissions counselor.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Band/Color Guards

Our Royal Blues Marching Band and Color Guard has grown each year and is always looking for new people to add to their ensemble. Students may receive a scholarship for their participation in our Royal Blues Marching Band and Color Guard. Please contact John Gore, Band Director at 937-772-9228 for more information regarding the Royal Blues Band and Color Guard.


Our Choir and Theatre programs are growing as well! Students who love to sing or perform on stage are encouraged to participate in those programs. Students who participate in our Choir or Theatre programs may receive a scholarship for their participation in either of those programs. Please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239 for more information for our choir and theatre programs.

Seven County Grant

Graduating seniors that reside in Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison, Miami, Shelby, and Union, counties will receive $2,000. 

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

Student Ambassador Program

Urbana University Student Ambassadors are a vital part of the recruitment of new students. Ambassadors work hand in hand with the Admissions Staff to recruit new students.  Ambassadors give campus tours, assist with phones, emails, and other communications to prospective new students to UU!  Student Ambassadors receive a scholarship based upon participation in this program and completion assigned tasks.  Minimum requirements to apply for a position as Student Ambassador are: 3.0 Cumulative GPA, full-time student status, and be willing to represent Urbana University at functions both on and off campus.  To apply for a Student Ambassador position, please contact our Admissions Office at (937) 772-9239.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer students can receive a great scholarship to Urbana University as well. Our Transfer Student Scholarship program reviews your performance in the classroom. Your scholarship eligibility will be based upon your final grades from the last college that you attended.


From Our Alumni

"What I loved about Urbana University right away was the class size.  It became like a support group and we worked through the troubles of life and class together."

-Michelle Lane
Class of ‘02