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Scholarships & Aid2018-10-18T14:53:10+00:00

Scholarship Opportunities

The regional campus of Southeastern University in Ohio is happy to offer competitive tuition pricing.  In addition, need-based, academic, ministry and performance oriented scholarship programs are being developed.  In order to be considered for any financial assistance, all Southeastern students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Southeastern University’s FAFSA code is #001521.  Also, upon acceptance to SEU, you will receive a letter with instructions to complete the Student Information Sheet (SIS) online.

Scholarships available from SEU Ohio Network Campus

Fine Arts Scholarships

Due to the generosity of individual donors and churches, the Ohio regional campus of Southeastern University offers scholarships for SEU Ohio students who have participated in Fine Arts Festival, an Assemblies of God youth ministry program.  Fine Arts Scholarship recipients should expect to use their talents and skills during chapel services and worship experiences throughout the year at the SEU Ohio Network Campus.

Who is eligible?   First-time students and transfer students enrolled on campus full-time (at least 12 hours per semester) who have competed in the Assemblies of God Fine Arts Program are eligible to receive a Fine Arts scholarship.  Students must receive an award in a Fine Arts Official “Senior” Category to be eligible for scholarships.  Students will not receive scholarships for awards in Fine Arts Junior Categories and Exhibition Categories.  Awards that qualify for scholarships are designated below.  Students must provide proof of their Fine Arts award by providing a copy of their award certificate to the Ohio SEU regional campus.  If no certificate is available, the awarding district must submit verification.

To apply for a Fine Arts Scholarship for Fall 2019, the student must first apply for admission to the SEU Ohio Network Campus and to Southeastern University.  It is preferable that the student completes his or her Ohio Network Campus application and the Southeastern University application by June 1st.  In addition, Fine Arts scholarship applicants must complete the Fine Arts application and provide proof of their Fine Arts award by submitting a copy of their Fine Arts award certificate.  Both the Fine Arts application and proof of the Fine Arts award must be submitted to SEU Ohio no later than June 30th for the student to receive funding for the fall semester.  (Students competing in the summer after their senior year of high school may submit documents after the National Fine Arts Convention.)  Scholarship award criteria include acceptance as a student at Southeastern University and fall enrollment at the Ohio regional campus.  Renewal for a multi-year scholarship includes maintaining satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student.

Scholarship Amounts
• Network/District—Superior in any category (36–40 points): a one-time $300 scholarship
• Network/District—Award of Merit in any category: a one-time $500 scholarship
• Network/District—Superior in Songwriting, Guitar, Piano: a one-time $750 scholarship
• National—Top Ten in Piano or String solo: a $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year, spread over 2 years)

All scholarships will be awarded in the form of a credit to the student’s SEU account and not in the form of a check to the student.

For more information or to submit a Fine Arts award certificate, email seu@ohioministry.net.

SEU Ohio Fine Arts Scholarship Application

Church Match Scholarship

This scholarship, which could total up to $1,000 per year, is for students going to college at the Ohio regional campus of Southeastern University.  The SEU Ohio Network Campus will match a church scholarship (two dollars for every three dollars given by the church) up to $400 per year, per student, as long as funding allows.  For example, if a student receives a $600 yearly scholarship from the student’s home church, SEU Ohio will match the church scholarship with an additional $400, allowing the student to receive up to a total of $1,000 in scholarship support each year.  (Amounts will be rounded up.)

Criteria and Application Deadline

First time students and transfer students enrolled on campus full-time (at least 12 hours per semester) are eligible to receive a Church Match scholarship.  SEU Ohio will match church scholarships up to $400 from Assemblies of God churches as well as all other denominations.

To apply for a Church Match scholarship for Fall 2019, the student must first apply for admission to the SEU Ohio Network Campus and to Southeastern University.  It is preferable that the student completes his or her Ohio Network Campus application and the Southeastern University application by June 1st.  The sponsoring church must submit verification of the church scholarship award with payment to SEU Ohio by June 30th.  Scholarship award and annual renewal criteria include acceptance as a student at Southeastern University and maintaining satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student.

All scholarships will be awarded in the form of a credit to the student’s SEU Ohio account and not in the form of a check to the student.

Church Match Scholarship Application

Student Leadership Scholarship

Due to the generosity of individual donors and churches, the Ohio regional campus of Southeastern University now offers Student Leadership Scholarships of up to $500 per semester to exemplary SEU Ohio students who assist SEU Ohio staff during the academic year.  Recipients of the Student Leadership Scholarship may work with SEU Ohio staff to organize Student Life events and Learning Community programs, support chapel and worship experiences, and assist with SEU Ohio recruiting efforts.

Who is eligible?  Returning students, first-time students and transfer students enrolled on campus full-time (at least 12 hours per semester) are eligible to apply for a Student Leadership Scholarship.

Application Deadline and Criteria.  To apply for a Student Leadership Scholarship for Fall 2019, the student must first apply for admission to the SEU Ohio Network Campus and to Southeastern University.  It is preferable that the student completes his or her Ohio Network Campus application and the Southeastern University application by June 1st.  In addition, Student Leadership Scholarship applicants must complete the scholarship application and may be asked to complete an interview or audition with SEU Ohio staff.  In-person interviews and auditions are preferred, however phone interviews and video auditions may be arranged if the applicant is living outside the Columbus area (but is planning to live near campus during the academic year).  The student must submit the scholarship application to SEU Ohio no later than June 30th to receive funding for the fall semester.  Scholarship award and renewal criteria include acceptance as a student to Southeastern University and maintaining satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student.

All scholarships will be awarded in the form of a credit to the student’s SEU Ohio account and not in the form of a check to the student.

Student Leadership Scholarship Application

Social entrepreneurship is an important process whereby individuals pursue innovative solutions to social problems. For Christian leaders, this blending of business with Christian mission can be a valuable means by which they help sustain an organization while promoting the Gospel.

Consequently, SEU Ohio is pleased to offer the SEU Ohio Network Campus Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship, whereby one new student each year may be awarded up to $600 per semester. Although scholarship applications will be accepted from current students, entering SEU Ohio students will receive preference in the selection process. An incoming freshman who receives the scholarship may be able to maintain this scholarship for up to four years (8 semesters) pending satisfactory progression through their academic program at SEU Ohio and adherence to the terms and requirements of the scholarship program.

To receive and maintain the Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship, recipients must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Leadership (BSBPL) on-campus at SEU Ohio Network Campus. Also, recipients need to be full-time students in good academic standing with the university.

Scholarship recipients must also participate in SEU Ohio’s practicum program each semester, in which they will intern at a social entrepreneurial organization (or at a site with a mission aimed at a social cause in alignment with the beliefs and values of Southeastern University); potential sites might include, among others, Coffee Connections, Blank Slate Coffee, and Heartbeat International.

During a student’s duration in the scholarship program, he or she will need to be developing an idea for a Christian social enterprise. During their sophomore year, each scholarship student will develop several ideas for ventures that will improve their community — or the world — while helping to promote the Gospel. During their junior year, they will begin to create a business plan for at least two ventures that they see as likely making both a positive impact and a profit. Finally, during their senior year, students will research how they can tap into the energy of local organizations and to what is already going on in their communities to connect with social entrepreneurs, potential investors, and to thought leaders who might help them move their venture forward.

As part of the scholarship application process, applicants must submit (i) a current resume and (ii) a two-page statement of interest addressing:

  • why they are interested in the SEU Ohio Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship;
  • their commitment to Christian social causes and to their community, as demonstrated through their work, volunteer, and extracurricular activities;
  • their career aspirations and how those aspirations relate to social enterprise; and
  • any other factors the applicant deems to be relevant.

To receive consideration for the scholarship for the Fall 2019 semester, interested students must submit the scholarship application (i.e., resume and statement of interest) to Travis Sheffler at SEU Ohio at tesheffler@seu.edu by no later than Sunday, June 30th, 2019.  Scholarship award and renewal criteria include acceptance to Southeastern University as a BSBPL degree student and maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a BSBPL degree as a full-time student.

All scholarships will be awarded in the form of a credit to the student’s SEU Ohio account and not in the form of a check to the student.

External Scholarships

Charles L. Warren Scholarship flier

The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award.

Criteria for Eligibility

This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate and show a continued commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Attend an OACAC member high school. Just one high school counselor needs to be a member to qualify, please check with your counselor to verify that your high school is an OACAC member.
  • Have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
  • Required to attend an Ohio college or university
  • Submit the Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship application, an official high school transcript, a counselor recommendation and a personal statement by the published deadline

All of these criteria are required, along with other factors as determined by the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee of OACAC.  Students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 19, 2018.  For more information or to apply, see the flier link above or contact Courtney Johnson-Benson, OACAC Inclusion, Access and Success Committee Chair, at caj4@uakron.edu.

Compare 5 Top Scholarship Search Engines

from U.S. News and World Report

To find external scholarships for which you may qualify, it is helpful to use a scholarship search engine.  The U.S. News and World Report article above lists and compares 5 top reputable scholarship search engines.  When deciding whether or not to apply for a scholarship that can be used at SEU Ohio, check the eligibility requirements and choose scholarships that can be used at a private university and on a regional campus.  Never pay an up-front fee to apply for a scholarship.  These are almost always scams.

GI Bill

GI Bill Educational Benefits at SEU Ohio Network Campus

Did you know that qualifying veterans can use their GI Bill to fund their own or their children’s education at SEU Ohio Network Campus?

The GI Bill benefits cover tuition only. However, student financial aid received from FAFSA can be used to cover the SEU Ohio Network site fee and administrative fee.  Additionally, some students may qualify for a GI Bill housing stipend to offset the cost of housing.

Ready to get started?

  1. Apply for benefits on the VA website at va.gov.
  2. Submit a copy of your certificate of eligibility to the SEU Office of Student Financial Services by email to sfs@seu.edu or by fax to 863.667.5961.
  3. SEU’s certifying official will certify your enrollment hours and tuition to the VA website immediately following the drop/add period for each semester that you are enrolled.*
  4.  Ivette Valentin, Veterans Certifying Official, can be reached at 667.5034 and imvalentin@seu.edu.

* Southeastern University personnel are not employees of the Department of Veteran Affairs, and therefore do not have access to veterans’ records.  However, the certifying official will certify class enrollment to the Veterans Administration in Atlanta and monitor academic progress.