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Academic Scholarships

First-Year Students

Send us your high school transcripts early!

We take your highest high school GPA (after your sixth high school semester) when calculating your academic scholarship. We also use your highest ACT or SAT score, no matter when you send it to us. So your financial aid package will never go down – it will only go up. Bethel’s academic scholarships for freshmen are awarded based on a cumulative 4.0 high school grade point average and ACT or SAT-1 composite score. All full-time students who apply for admission to Bethel will be automatically considered for academic scholarships.

If you have questions, contact Tony Graber, director of financial aid.

Academic progress

We want to encourage you to push yourself, so even if you do not enter Bethel earning an academic scholarship, you may become eligible for one. If you earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above at the end of an academic year, you will be eligible for the Merit Scholarship.

Academic Scholarships for 2015–16*

ACT
GPA
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
4.0
  • Academic Grant $5,000
  • Merit Scholarship $6,500
  • Dean’s Scholarship $8,500
  • President’s Scholarship $10,000
  • Thresher Scholarship $11,500

Transfer Students

Send us your college transcripts early!

Bethel’s academic scholarships for transfer students are awarded based on cumulative college GPA of transferable hours. If you have 24 or more transferable credit hours, you are eligible for an academic scholarship. All full-time students who apply for admission to Bethel will be automatically considered for academic scholarships. Awards are made following a review of the application, which includes the high school transcript/s and/or college transcript/s for transfer students, as well as ACT or SAT test scores.

Academic Awards for
2014–15 and 2015–16
3.60–4.0 $7,500
3.20–3.59 $6.500
2.75–3.19 $5,500
2.5–2.74 $4,000
2.0–2.49 $3,500

If you have questions, contact Tony Graber, director of financial aid.

*SAT/ACT Score Reference
SAT CR+M
(Score Range)
ACT Composite
Score
SAT CR+M
(Single Score)
1600 36 1600
1540–1590 35 1560
1490–1530 34 1510
1440–1480 33 1460
1400–1430 32 1420
1360–1390 31 1380
1330–1350 30 1340
1290–1320 29 1300
1250–1280 28 1260
1210–1240 27 1220
1170–1200 26 1190
1130–1160 25 1150
1090–1120 24 1110
1050–1080 23 1070
1020–1040 22 1030
980–1010 21 990
940–970 20 950
900–930 19 910
860–890 18 870
820–850 17 830
770–810 16 790
720–760 15 740
670–710 14 690
620–660 13 640
560–610 12 590
510–550 11 530