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Competitive Scholarships

First-time, degree-seeking students* who qualify are encouraged to apply for any or all of the following competitive scholarships listed below.

 

The deadline for all scholarships (except Music Scholarships, see details on the Music Application) is November 15. Applications for competitive scholarships are available beginning September 1, 2019. To be considered for a competitive scholarship, students must have completed an application for admission to Covenant by November 15, 2019 as well.

 

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Maclellan Scholars Program

The Maclellan Scholars Program offers courses designed to stimulate the thinking and develop the skills of potential Christian leaders. First-time, degree-seeking students* planning to enroll in a four-year program at Covenant College or in the college’s dual-degree program are eligible to be selected as Maclellan Scholars. Maclellan Scholar recipients may apply a maximum of 30 hours of advanced standing credit toward their Covenant degree program. These credits can be AP, IB, CLEP and/or dual enrolled credits. This full-tuition scholarship is based on Christian commitment, scholastic achievement, demonstration of leadership ability, and extracurricular activities.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  3. Have the following minimum test scores: SAT minimum of 1320 (reading/writing + math); minimum ACT score of 28; or minimum CLT score of 90
  4. Attend one of our Scholarship Weekends if chosen as a finalist (January 24-25, 2020 or February 7-8, 2020)

 


 

Wilberforce Scholarships

The Wilberforce Scholarship is a $15,000 scholarship awarded to first-time, degree-seeking students* from multiple regions who want to make a difference in their communities and who demonstrate a commitment to Christ and who exhibit leadership, academic diligence, and an interest in extracurricular activities.


Each student who applies for the Wilberforce Scholarship will receive a financial aid package by December 15. If the student has completed a FAFSA, this award will include any federal need-based aid. Should a student win the Wilberforce Scholarship, the student will receive $15,000 in Wilberforce funds not to exceed the cost of tuition, which could result in the replacement of some named scholarships.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. No academic minimums in order to compete
  3. Live or attend school or church in the Atlanta, GA, area; Birmingham, AL, area (Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties); Dalton, GA, area; Gainesville, GA, area; Chattanooga, TN area; or Nashville, TN, area

 


 

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is for first-time, degree-seeking students* who plan to enroll in a four-year academic program at Covenant College. This $5,000 scholarship is based on a student’s scholastic achievement, work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to Christ, and overall institutional fit at Covenant College.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25
  3. Have the following minimum test scores: SAT minimum of 1200 (reading/writing + math); minimum ACT of 24; or minimum CLT of 76
  4. Attend one of our Scholarship Weekends if chosen as a finalist (January 24-25, 2020 or February 7-8, 2020)

 


 

Visual Arts & Theatre Scholarships

The Visual Arts & Theatre Scholarships are for first-time, degree-seeking students* who plan to enroll in a four-year academic program at Covenant College. This $5,000 scholarship is based on a student’s scholastic achievement, artistic achievement, work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to Christ, and overall institutional fit at Covenant College.

 

Requirements

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. No academic minimums in order to compete
  3. Attend one of our Scholarship Weekends if chosen as a finalist (January 24-25, 2020 or February 7-8, 2020)

 


 

Music Scholarships

Covenant offers music scholarships, which are awarded based on a student's contribution to the music program. Students with a major or minor in music receive higher awards.

 

Prospective students should complete the Music Application and Audition Form as soon as possible, but no less than ten days before the scheduled audition.

 

Early auditions are encouraged because of the competitive nature of awards. To be considered for a music scholarship, you must audition by the final Covenant 360 of the Spring for full consideration.

 

If you are interested in scheduling a music audition, please use this link to our Music Application and Audition Form.

 

 


 

* First-time, degree-seeking student: The Federal Department of Education defines this as a student who has never attended any college or other post-secondary institution since graduation from high school. These students may have earned college credit through dual-enrollment classes prior to high school graduation, or attended college for the first time in the summer term just after high school graduation and just prior to enrolling at Covenant. Students who have attended any college prior to attending Covenant are considered transfer students.

 

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