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Your academic scholarship will never go down – it will only go up.

Your classroom accomplishments could mean you’re eligible to earn an academic scholarship.

Using your highest high school GPA (after your sixth semester) and your highest ACT or SAT score, no matter when you send it to us, we calculate your academic scholarship. Based on cumulative 4.0 high school GPA and ACT or SAT-1 composite score (converted to ACT score), all full-time student who apply for admission to Bethel will automatically be considered for academic scholarships.

Continue to push yourself. Even if you don’t enter Bethel earning an academic scholarship, you could become eligible for one. A 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of an academic year will earn you the Merit Scholarship.


  • First private college in the state to offer a 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • 3.49 average GPA for freshman 2016 class
  • $5,000 to $12,000 awarded for academic merit alone

Academic Scholarships for 2017–18*

Grants and Scholarships table
  • Academic Grant $5,000
  • Merit Scholarship $7,000
  • Dean’s Scholarship $9,000
  • President’s Scholarship $10,500
  • Thresher Scholarship $12,000

Considering transferring to Bethel?

If you have 24 or more transferable credit hours, you’re eligible for an academic scholarship. All full-time students who apply for admission to Bethel will automatically be considered for academic scholarships.

 

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SAT CR+M
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ACT Composite
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1600 36
1560–1590 35
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940–970 18
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860–890 16
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About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.