Presidential and Dean's Scholarships

The Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships are the top academic scholarships that are awarded to incoming freshman students. These awards are merit based and determined by student ACT or SAT scores and GPA. The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to those who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT or 980 SAT. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to those who achieve at least a 3.5 GPA and 28 ACT or 1240 SAT. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $14,000 per year. Students have the opportunity to retake the ACT or SAT until the date that they begin enrollment in order to increase their score with the potential to receive a larger scholarship.

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Renewal Requirements

Pres. Cumulative GPA Dean’s Cumulative GPA % of Scholarship Amount
3.0+ 2.5+ 100%
2.8 -2.99 75%
2.5 – 2.79 2.25 -2.49 50%
2.0 – 2.49 2.0 – 2.24 25%
< 2.0 < 2.0 0%


Transfer Scholarship

College GPA Amount
3.0 $4,000
3.5 $6,000
4.0 $8,000

Amounts range from $4,000 to $8,000

Awarded to students transferring to the traditional undergraduate program with post high-school transfer credits.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$2,000 renewable

Awarded to incoming transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Must provide documentation of your membership. Award may be combined with the Transfer Scholarship.

Word of Life Scholarship

$2,000 renewable

Awarded to students transferring to Bryan College from Word of Life Bible Institute. Based on cumulative college GPA for all classes taken since high school graduation with a minimum of 24 hours transferred. Award may be combined with the Transfer Scholarship.

National Merit Scholar Recognition Program

Finalists and Semi-Finalists will receive a full tuition scholarship.

Awarded to incoming freshmen who are National Merit Finalists and Semi-Finalists as a result of the National Merit Scholar competition. To apply please send a copy of your letter of recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to the Financial Aid Office.