Underwood University grants scholarships to students based upon their academic record, attendance record, service to the community, and commitment to the welfare of fellow students and Underwood community. Granting of scholarships for Underwood is based upon non-discriminatory policies and are not based on the student’s race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion and sexual orientation. There is no Title IV funding or private endowment that funds any grant to the students. All scholarships are funded by Underwood University itself.
Recipients of scholarships are selected either upon application by students, recommendation by faculty or administration. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of the President, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Admissions and Director of Student Affairs. The decision to grant scholarship is made by consensus or unanimous approval of all members of the Committee.
At this point, there are no scholarships based principally on financial need or hardship. Currently, there are two Scholarships that are granted to students.
Academic Achievement Scholarship
The recipient must be a full-time student who has studied at Underwood for least two semesters. The student’s overall GPA must be at least a 3.75. In addition, a recommendation letter from a faculty member is required. There is no formulaic method for selection, but four factors must be considered outstanding before the grant is made: (1) academic record, (2) attendance record, (3) service to the community, (4) and personal attribute or leadership character. The selection and grant of the Scholarship is made each semester and the recipients are awarded $500.00 toward their tuition payment.
The recipient of the President’s Scholarship must exhibit extraordinary commitment to leadership in his or her respective community and must demonstrate selfless dedication to the needs of our community, society, country and the world. The application for this Scholarship must be accompanied by a personal essay and recommendation letter. There is no formulaic method for selection, but four factors must be considered outstanding before the grant is made: (1) academic record, (2) attendance record, (3) service to the community, (4) and personal attribute or leadership character. The selection and grant of the Scholarship is made by the Committee with the final determination of the amount of the grant by the President. It can range from $500.00 per semester to full coverage of all costs of education while attending Underwood University.