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Academic/Achievement Scholarships

Students may receive one scholarship from the Academic/Achievement section.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded to full-time, degree seeking students attending the HLGU main campus. Academic scholarships are designed to recognize and reward students for previous academic achievement. Generous scholarship awards are presented based on High School Grade Point Average(GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarship dollar amounts range from $5,000 to $10,000 annually (up to $20,000 to $40,000 over 4 years). Renewable: Academic scholarships are renewable for four years (eight semesters) with appropriate HLGU CGPA.

Achievement Award

Achievement awards are considered for students not receiving an academic scholarship. Achievement scholarships are based on High School (GPA) and ACT/SAT score results and grade point averages earned previous to enrollment at HLGU. Achievement awards are valued at $3,000 per year (up to $12,000 over 4 years). Renewable: Achievement scholarships are renewable based on maintaining a 2.5 GPA at the end of an academic year.

Regional High School Scholarship

The HLGU Regional High School Scholarship is available to current high school and homeschool seniors. To be eligible, the student must: be a senior attending one of the schools listed below, have above a 3.0 CGPA, and a minimum ACT score of 21. Residential students are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship annually while commuter students are eligible for a $6,500 annual scholarship. Scholarships awarded are limited to 50 per year and are renewable for four years based on an earned 2.5 CGPA. The HLGU Regional High School Scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, please click here.

Missouri Illinois
  • Bowling Green
  • Payson
  • Canton
  • Quincy
  • Hannibal
  • Quincy Notre Dame
  • Hannibal Christian Academy
  • Quincy Christian
  • Highland
  • Western
  • Marion County
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  • Mark Twain
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  • Monroe City
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  • Palmyra
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    A+ Acknowledgement Scholarships

    A+ Acknowledgement scholarships are awarded to Missouri students who have completed the A+ program in high school. Available to freshman students that are not eligible for any of the above scholarships. The scholarship is an annual $3000 award and is renewable with a 2.5 CGPA

    Transfer Scholarship

    Students who transfer to HLGU are eligible for scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,500 and are renewable. Renewable: Based on full-time enrollment and maintaining a minimum college GPA of 2.5.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    Students transferring into HLGU with membership in Phi Theta Kappa are eligible to receive a scholarship. Students must enroll full-time and maintain a CGPA of 3.0.

    Enhancement Scholarships

    Full-time students who qualify may add up to two of the following scholarships to the Academic/Achievement scholarships. Performance and Athletic scholarships are awarded and renewed by audition and a 2.0 CGPA at the end of an academic year.

    HLGU Student Ambassador $2,000 Scholarship

    The HLGU Student Ambassador $2,000 scholarship is available to returning Hannibal-LaGrange University students. To qualify for the scholarship the student must: apply online by August 15, 2013, have/maintain a CGPA of 2.75 or higher, and be a returning, full-time HLGU student. Students chosen to be HLGU Student Ambassadors are required to attend a leadership training that will be provided by the Admissions Office. Twelve HLGU Student Ambassador scholarships will be given out each year.

    Student Ambassadors will represent HLGU during the school year at various on and off campus events. Ambassadors will serve at a variety of events including banquets, commencement, community activities, and visit days. Each Ambassador will also give individual campus tours and attend at least two off campus receptions or conventions each year.

    Click here to apply for the HLGU Student Ambassador $2,000 Scholarship

    Athletic

    Athletic scholarships are awarded by the Athletic Department by tryout and are renewable by performance and a 2.0 CGPA at the end of an academic year. Amounts vary.

    Men's Sports Women's Sports
  • Varsity and JV Basketball
  • Varsity and JV Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross-Country
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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    Denominational

    • Southern Baptist/Church Matching: $500 annually (must be a member of a Southern Baptist church)
    • Christian Ministries Vocation (CMV): $1250 annually (awarded by the Christian Studies Division)
    • Minister’s/Missionary’s Dependant: $630 annually

    HLGU Southern Baptist Heritage 50% Tuition Scholarship

    The HLGU Southern Baptist Heritage 50% Tuition Scholarship is available to current high school and homeschool seniors, as well as transfer students who are new to the HLGU campus. To be eligible the student must:

    • • Be an active member of a Southern Baptist church (church recommendation required)
    • • Meet all admissions guidelines
    • • Be a residential student at HLGU
    • • Be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student

    The HLGU Southern Baptist Heritage Scholarship is renewable for 8 consecutive semesters, requires a 2.5 GPA for renewal, cannot be combined with additional HLGU scholarships and is available to Fall and Spring semester students only. To apply for the scholarship contact us today!

    Performance

    Performance scholarships are awarded and renewable by audition and a 2.0 CGPA at the end of an academic year. Amounts vary by program.

    • Media Communication: Awarded by department
    • Theatre Arts: Awarded by department
    • New Edition: Awarded by New Edition director
    • Visual Arts: Awarded by department (portfolio required)
    • Music
    • Concert Choir: Awarded by department
    • Chamber Choir: Awarded by department
    • Concert Band: Awarded by department
    • Praise Song: Awarded by Praise Song director

    Eligibility for Academic and Achievement Scholarships

    First Time Freshman, Transfer students with less than 24 hours

    Academic and Achievement scholarships are treated as academic year scholarships. Scholarships will not be removed between the fall and spring semesters. Enhancement scholarships including athletic, denominational, and performing arts are treated as a year award. Scholarships will not be removed between the fall and spring semester.

    Returning Students, Transfer students with more than 24 hours

    Academic and Achievement scholarships are treated as semester awards. Scholarships will be removed between the fall and spring semesters if the appropriate CGPA is not maintained. Enhancement scholarships including athletic, denominational, and performing arts are treated as a semester award. Any student with below a 2.0 will have their enhancement award removed.

    Special Scholarships

    Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship

    This is a one-time, non-renewable, $2,000 scholarship with half being provided by the state of Missouri and half by HLGU. The HLGU award is in addition to any other scholarships received through Hannibal-LaGrange. To qualify, students must rank in the top 15% of their class or score in the top 15% on a college entrance examination. Recipients must agree to teach in a Missouri public school for five years after certification. Full-time enrollment is required. To apply, contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

    Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship

    A $2,000 scholarship is provided by the state of Missouri and $1,000 by HLGU. Missouri African, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American high school seniors, college students, or returning adults (without degree) ranking in the top 25% of their high school class and scoring at or above the 75th percentile on the ACT or SAT and majoring in education are eligible. This award is also available to individuals with both 30 college hours and a 3.0 CGPA, or individuals with a baccalaureate degree returning to an approved math or science education program. This award has a February 15 application deadline.

    Missouri Aid Programs

    Access Missouri Program

    This award is available to Missouri residents attending a participating Missouri college or university. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and have their FAFSA submitted by April 1. Recipients of this award are determined by the state of Missouri. This award can be received for up to 10 semesters and a 2.5 CGPA must be maintained.

    Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship (Bright Flight)

    This is a renewable, $2,000 per-year scholarship available to Missouri residents attending a participating Missouri college or university as a first-time student the academic year immediately following their senior year of high school. To qualify, a student must be enrolled full-time and have a composite ACT or SAT score in the top 3% of all Missouri residents. This award can be received for up to 10 semesters and a 2.5 CGPA must be maintained.

    Federal Financial Aid Programs

    Federal financial aid is non-institutional financial assistance based on family need which is determined by information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once HLGU receives the results of this analysis, the Financial Aid Office will try to meet your educational costs with various aid programs. It is a federal regulation that students complete student loan entrance counseling prior to obtaining a Federal Stafford student loan. The federal government further requires that students complete student loan exit counseling prior to graduating or ceasing to be enrolled at least half-time.

    Federal Pell Grants

    A federally funded grant program with valiavble award amounts. Eligibility is determined on the basis of financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

    Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    These federally funded grants are awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Students who have been accepted for admission are given priority.

    Federal Work Study

    This program provides on campus employment for students with established financial need. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come. An application is required. Click here to download application

    Contact Information

    Brice Baumgardner
    Director of Financial Aid
    573-629-3279
    573-248-0954

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