Financial Aid: On-Campus

Academic Scholarships

Bryan College boasts a wide range of academic scholarships to reward students for their pursuit of excellence.

Freshman Merit Awards

$500–$6,000; renewable

The Presidential Merit, Presidential, Dean’s Merit, and Dean'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. 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. Awards are renewable based on maintaining academic standards as outlined in the college catalog.

Award Amounts for 2020–21


Award HS Cumulative GPA ACT SAT CLT Scholarship Amount
Presidential Merit Scholarship 3.75 29 1330 90 $6,000
Presidential Scholarship 3.50 27 1260 84 $3,000
Dean’s Merit Scholarship 3.50 24 1160 76 $1,000
Dean's Scholarship 3.00 21 1060 68 $500
Distinguished Service Award

$500–$2,000; renewable

This award is a supplement to the Presidential and Dean’s Scholarship. Amounts range from $500 to $2,000 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.

Honors Award

$500; renewable

This award is for students who compete at a Scholarship Weekend Event and enroll in the Bryan College Honors Institute. Participation in the event is required and is by invitation only. Award acceptance and renewal require ongoing involvement in the Honors Institute.

The Great Commoner Award

Full tuition scholarship ($16,900)

This award replaces the Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship. The award provides a full tuition scholarship for one student who competes through the essay contest administered at the Scholarship Weekend Event. Participation in the event is required and is by invitation only. This scholarship is not stackable with any other Bryan aid.

Transfer Scholarship

3.0–3.74 GPA  |  $1,000
>=3.75 GPA  |  $2,500

Awarded to students transferring to the traditional undergraduate program with post high-school transfer credits. Transfer students are also eligible to receive an additional $1,000 need-based reward. These awards are renewable.

Bible College Partners Scholarship

$7,500; renewable

Awarded to students who received a minimum ACT score of 18 (940 SAT) and transferring to Bryan College from Jackson Hole Bible College or 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.

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National Merit Scholar Recognition Program

Finalists and Semi-Finalists will receive a full tuition scholarship ($16,900).

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. This scholarship is not stackable with any other Bryan aid.

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How to Apply for Scholarships

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