Financial Aid for the Residential Undergraduate Program

Scholarships & Grants

The following scholarships and grants are available to students participating in the Residential Undergraduate programs.

Academic Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

$14,000 – $18,000

Incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 27 ACT/1260 SAT/87 CLT.

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Dean's Scholarship

$7,000 – $10,000

Incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and 21 ACT/1060 SAT/65 CLT.

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Director's Scholarship

$4,000

Incoming freshmen with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and 18 ACT/960 SAT/54 CLT.

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Director’s Achievement Award

$500 – $2500

Competitive scholarship for incoming freshmen awarded through an on-campus event.

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Dean’s Leadership Service Award

$500 – $5000

Competitive scholarship for incoming freshmen awarded through an on-campus event.

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Presidential Honors Award

$1500 – $6000

Competitive scholarship for incoming freshmen awarded through an on-campus event.

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The Great Commoner Award

Full tuition

Competitive scholarship for incoming freshmen awarded through an on-campus event.

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Transfer Scholarship

$2,000 – $12,000

Incoming transfer students with a 2.00 college GPA.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$2,000

Incoming transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

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Word of Life Scholarship

$15,000

Incoming transfer students from Word of Life Bible Institute.

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National Merit Recognition Program

Full Tuition

Incoming freshmen who are National Merit Finalists or Semi-Finalists.

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Need-Based Programs

Bryan Opportunity Program

Up to Full Tuition, Room and Board

Incoming Tennessee freshman who have a total family income <= $35,000.

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Bryan Need-Based Grant

Amount Varies

Incoming freshman with need as determined by the FAFSA.

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Local Programs

Rhea County Scholarship

$15,000 Rhea County residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT/1060 SAT/65 CLT. Learn More
Bryan Selective Grants

Alumni Grant

$1,000

The Alumni Grant is offered to students who have a parent or grandparent that has graduated from Bryan College. If you are eligible please contact the Alumni Office at 423.755.7297 or alumni@bryan.edu to validate and notify the Financial Aid Office.

This grant is renewable.

Christian Worker Grant

$1,000

Incoming students whose primary wage-earning parent is in full-time domestic Christian ministry.

This grant is renewable and is not stackable with the Foreign MK Grant.

Foreign MK Grant

$3,000

For students with a parent in full-time foreign missionary service where charitable gifts are the major source of family income. To apply, please send a letter from the mission board verifying employment to the Financial Aid Office.

Homeschool Grant

$1,000

Awarded to students who were home educated for at least the last two years of high school.

This grant is renewable.

Sibling Grant

$500+

The Sibling Grant is designed to help families who have more than one member of an immediate household attending Bryan College full-time. This does not include married children or students considered independent for financial aid purposes. The grant is set up with a tiered scale providing more money relative to the number of siblings at Bryan.

  • Two siblings enrolled concurrently receive $500 each
  • Three or more siblings enrolled concurrently receive $1,000 each

If a sibling graduates or leaves the school at any time, the amount of aid will be adjusted accordingly.

Performance Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Amount Varies

Awarded to students based upon ability.

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Musical Merit Scholarship

$8,000

Incoming freshmen who are pursuing a major in music.

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Music Scholarships

Amount Varies

Awarded to students based upon ability.

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Theatre Scholarships

Amount Varies

Awarded to students based upon ability.

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Worship Arts Scholarships

Amount Varies

Awarded to students based upon ability.

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Additional Scholarships

Donor Scholarships

Amount Varies

Scholarships from the endowment which are typically given to current students.

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How to Apply for Scholarships

We've laid out a step-by-step process to connect you with the financial aid that will make your Bryan College experience more affordable.

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