Grants & Awards
A renewable grant of $500 offered to students whose sibling/s, parent/s and/or grandparent/s have attended or currently attend Bethel College.
125th Anniversary Scholarship
The Newton College Association organized in 1887 with the goal of establishing “a nonsectarian but religious college” – an aim that coincided with that of the local Mennonite community. Representatives of Newton and the Kansas Conference of Mennonites came together May 11, 1887, to sign the charter for Bethel College.
In recognition of being “Newton’s college,” Bethel is offering a limited-time scholarship. For residents of Newton or North Newton or students currently attending high school in Newton, who enroll at Bethel, we will guarantee $40,000 in institutional scholarships over four years. There is no residency requirement for those who live at home, and federal and state funds can be stacked on top of this scholarship for those who qualify. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and ACT of 19 or SAT of 890. Learn more.
Mennonite Heritage Scholarship
In recognition of Bethel’s Mennonite heritage, graduates of Mennonite high schools are guaranteed $40,000 in institutional scholarships over four years. Federal and state funds can be stacked on top of this scholarship for those who qualify. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Grant
Renewable transfer grants of $2,000 are available to Phi Theta Kappa members transferring to Bethel College. Grants are awarded to members who have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and 24 transferrable credit hours. Part-time students and students with previous bachelor’s degrees are not eligible.
Hesston College Award
Renewable awards of $2,500 are given to students who transfer directly from Hesston College and enroll as full-time students at Bethel College.
If you have questions, contact Tony Graber, director of financial aid.
Church Matching Grant
Offered by a church of any denomination on behalf of a student, this grant will be matched by Bethel College dollar for dollar for the first $1,000. Grant dollars beyond $1,000 will be matched at a 1:4 ratio. Churches, read more about this matching grant and complete the agreement form for your students.
AmeriCorps Matching Grant
Bethel College will match funds earned in the AmeriCorps education award at a 1:4 ratio. Read more about how to qualify for this grant.
Mennonite Racial/Ethnic Grant
Awarded to students affiliated with Mennonite Church USA congregations who bring ethnic and cultural diversity. Applicants must be recommended by their admissions counselor and have visited campus in order to be considered. A recommendation from a youth sponsor or pastor is required. This is a renewable grant of $3,000.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Bethel has chosen to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Read more about eligibility.