Freshman Merit Awards

The Presidential, Dean’s and Director’s Scholarships are the base academic scholarships that are awarded to incoming freshman students. These awards are merit based and determined by student ACT or SAT* scores and GPA. Award amounts range from $4,000 to $14,000 per year. Student 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. Awards are renewable based on maintaining academic standards as outlined in the college catalog.

Award Amounts for 2016-17

HS Cumulative GPA ACT* Minimum SAT* Minimum (New) SAT* Minimum (Old) Scholarship Amount
Presidential  3.5 29 1340 1280 $14,000
 3.5 27 1280 1210 $12,000
Dean’s  3.0 24 1160 1090 $10,000
 3.0 22 1100 1020 $6,000
Director’s 2.5 18 940 860 $4,000



Difference Maker Scholarship

The Difference Maker Scholarship is an academic scholarship of $500 to $5,000 for students who compete at a Scholarship Weekend Event and are awarded on top of the base academic scholarship. Participation in the event is required and is by invitation only. Award acceptance and renewal require ongoing involvement in a service-based volunteer activity.

Transfer Scholarship


College GPA Amount
3.75 $12,000
3.25 $10,000
2.75 $8,000
2.25 $4,000
2.0 $2,000

Amounts range from $2,000 to $12,000

Awarded to students transferring to the traditional undergraduate program
with post high-school transfer credits. Students with at least a 2.0
college GPA will receive the amount listed on the chart. Awards are

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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

Word of Life Scholarship $15,000 renewable

Awarded to students who received a minimum ACT score of 18 (860 SAT*) and transferring to Bryan College from Word of Life Bible Institute with at least a 3.0 GPA. Based on cumulative college GPA for all classes taken since high school graduation. Requires the completion of the one-year certificate program. Award is not stackable with other Bryan aid.

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.

* Pre-Redesigned SAT scores. Beginning March 2016, all students taking the SAT in the United States will take the Redesigned SAT, which is different in design, content, and scoring. Because the new SAT is scored differently and tests a different knowledge base, the two tests cannot be super-scored together.