Underwood University grants scholarships to students based upon their academic records, attendance records, service to the community and commitment to the welfare of fellow students and the Underwood community. Granting of scholarships at Underwood is non-discriminatory and irrespective of a student’s’ race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. All scholarships are funded by Underwood University itself. Recipients of scholarships are selected from student applicants or upon the recommendation of 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.

Underwood University does not currently participate in Title IV funding, nor are there any private endowments that fund scholarships. At this point there is no scholarship 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 with at least two semesters of academic record at Underwood. The student’s overall GPA must be at least 3.75 out 0f 4.0. A recommendation letter from a faculty member is required. The following four factors which will be considered before the grant is made:

  1. Academic record

  2. Attendance record

  3. Service to the community

  4. Personal attributes or leadership characteristics.

The selection and granting of the Scholarship is made each semester and the recipients are awarded $500.00 toward their tuition. No cash award is made.

President’s Scholarship

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 the Underwood community, and to society, nation, and world. The application for this Scholarship must be accompanied by a personal essay and recommendation letter from a member of UU faculty or administration. The following four factors will be considered before the grant is made:

  1. Academic record

  2. Attendance record

  3. Service to the community

  4. Personal attributes or leadership characteristics.

The selection and granting 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 a full coverage of all costs of education while attending Underwood University.