Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship ­– full tuition

Any high school senior who has achieved an ACT score of at least 30 or a SAT score of at least 1390 (EBRW + Math) and has earned a minimum grade point average of 3.75 is eligible to compete for the University of Mount Union’s Presidential Scholarships.

 

Investment Alliance Scholarship – full tuition

The Investment Alliance Scholarship is offered to the top 15 students of each Alliance High School graduating class, as identified by the school district, who meet normal admission criteria to the University and are granted admission. Eligibility is determined as of the sixth semester of high school study, and those eligible must continue to earn a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the seventh semester of high school study. Recipients must demonstrate continuous traditional enrollment at Alliance High School for the full four years of study and earn an Alliance High School diploma, completing all degree requirements by the spring commencement (excludes home-schooled and transfer students; includes students with normal accelerated credits including post-secondary, dual credit and AP). The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight consecutive semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0*. 

 

Trustee Scholarship – $18,000

Students who have a 27 ACT and a 3.5 GPA will earn a Trustee Scholarship, and then will be considered for need-based aid as appropriate. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) if the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0*. Trustee Scholars will be invited to campus in the spring semester for academic achievement dinners to honor their accomplishments. More details coming soon. 

 

Minority Achievement Award – up to $5,000

As an institution founded on the principles of offering education with equal opportunity, the University of Mount Union deliberately works to create an inclusive culture that values diversity. The Minority Achievement Award is available to American minority students. Students must have an incoming GPA of 2.5, and up to $5,000 will be awarded at the time of financial aid packaging. Students eligible for the Minority Achievement Award will be invited to campus in the spring semester for Minority Achievement dinners to honor their accomplishments. More details coming soon.

 

Founder’s Scholarship ­– $16,000

The Founder’s Scholarship is based on a review of students’ academic credentials such as curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT and high school rank. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) if the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0*.

 

Dean’s Scholarship – $12,000

The Dean’s Scholarship is based on a review of students’ academic credentials such as curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT and high school rank. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0*.

*Cumulative GPA is reviewed at the end of the fourth semester and each spring semester after that. If you lose the scholarship because of the GPA requirement and bring the cumulative GPA up to 3.0 or above after the next semester, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for a review of your financial aid. Your scholarship may be reinstated. 

 

Hartshorn Award – $10,000

The Hartshorn Award is offered to students based on a review of the students’ academic credentials such as curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT and high school rank. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester).

 

Transfer Achievement Scholarship – $13,000 

The Transfer Achievement Scholarship is offered to students who, after graduating from high school, have taken more than 12 credit hours at another institution and have a cumulative composite GPA of 3.5* or above from all institutions enrolled. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0**.

 

Transfer University Scholarship – $11,000

The Transfer University Scholarship is offered to students who, after graduating from high school, have taken more than 12 credit hours at another institution and have a cumulative composite GPA of 3.0-3.49* from all institutions enrolled. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0**.

 

Transfer Opportunity Scholarship – $8,000

A Transfer Opportunity Scholarship is offered to students who, after graduating from high school, have taken more than 12 credit hours at another institution and have a cumulative composite GPA of 2.7-2.99* from all institutions enrolled. Eligibility is determined at the time of admission. The awards are renewable each year (maximum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7**.  

*Transfer students who, after graduating from high school, have not taken more than 12 credit hours will be reviewed for an award based the students’ high school academic credentials such as curriculum, GPA, ACT/SAT and high school rank.

**Cumulative GPA is reviewed at the end of the fourth semester and each spring semester after that. If you lose the scholarship because of the GPA requirement and bring the cumulative GPA up to the required GPA or above after the next semester, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for a review of your financial aid. Your scholarship may be reinstated.

 

Art Scholarship 

The Art Scholarship is available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in these areas. Interested students must audition before March 1. Upon recommendation of the Department of Art, the awards are renewable each year (maxi­mum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester).

 

Music Scholarship 

The Music Scholarship is available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in these areas. Interested students must audition before March 1. Upon recommendation of the Department of Music, the awards are renewable each year (maxi­mum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester).

 

Theatre Scholarship 

The Theater Scholarship is available to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in these areas. Interested students must audition before March 1. Upon recommendation of the Department of Theatre, the awards are renewable each year (maxi­mum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester).

 

Blended Music/Theater Scholarship 

The Blended Music/Theater Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in these combined areas. Interested students must audition before March 1. Upon recommendation of the Department of Theatre, the awards are renewable each year (maxi­mum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester).

Legacy Award – up to $3,000

The Legacy Award is awarded to full-time undergraduate dependent sons or daughters of Mount Union graduates. The awards are renewable each year (maxi­mum of eight semesters) as long as the student is a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours each semester). Transfer students are eligible to receive the award less the semesters enrolled at another institution.

 

Science Fair Scholarship – $1,500

The Science Fair Scholarship is available to incoming undergraduate students who have achieved a superior level of performance at State Science Day or at the District 13 Science Fair during their junior or senior years in high school. The awards is available up to 8 semesters, as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum 12 hours each semester).  Student must submit documentation of their superior-level of performance for consideration.

 

Buckeye Girls State Scholarship – $2,000

The Buckeye Girls State Scholarship is available to incoming undergraduate students who participated in the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Buckeye Girls State event on campus during the summer before their senior year in high school. The awards are renewable for four years (8 semesters) as long as the student is a traditional undergraduate full-time student (minimum 12 hours each semester). 

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Transfer students) -- up to $2,500

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for students attending two-year colleges. Students transferring to Mount Union who are members of this organization and who have earned a GPA of 3.25 at their previous institution will be offered this scholarship upon receipt of Phi Theta Kappa membership verification.  

 

Ohio Transfer Council Scholarship (Transfer students) -- up to $1,000

The Ohio Transfer Council reviews applications to offer three non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to students transferring to/from participating Ohio colleges and universities. Click here for the application (deadline is June 30).

 

Ministerial Award – Up to $10,000

Ministerial Awards are awarded to eligible dependents who currently live with the parent who is a full-time ordained minister or missionary. The primary source of income for the parent minister must come from this full-time position. The student must be enrolled as a traditional full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 hours each semester). This award is available for up to 10 semesters.

 

UMU Gift – up to $5,000

UMU Gift aid is awarded to students who file a FAFSA and are ineligible for other institutional funds. The student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 hours per semester) in the traditional undergraduate program full-time (minimum 12 hours each semester) and the award is available for up to a total of 10 semesters. This award is not need based.

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