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CIU Grants & Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships and Grants for 2014-15

  • To qualify for CIU aid, a student must be enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters (winterim and summer courses DO NOT count towards full-time status)
  • Students are eligible for any grant they qualify for, but they are only eligible for one (1) merit based scholarship.
  • International students do not fillout a FAFSA.

Name of Award

Eligibility Requirements

Amount of Award

How to Apply

Renewal Policy

Grad/Sem Presidential Merit Scholarship

College or highest completed GPA of 3.75+

$2000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA;  maintain GPA of 3.0+

Grad/Sem Dean Merit Scholarship

College or highest completed GPA of 3.5-3.74

$1500

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; maintain GPA of 3.0+

Grad/Sem Servant Leader Merit Scholarship

College or highest completed GPA of 3.00-3.49

$1000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; maintain GPA of 3.0+

CIU Donor ScholarshipsSee individual scholarship criteriavarieshttp://www.ciu.edu/donor-scholarshipsStudent must re-apply for donor scholarships each year.  Renewal is not guaranteed.

 

Name of Award

Eligibility Requirements

Amount of Award

How to Apply

Renewal Policy

Alumni Grant

Must be an undergraduate alumni of CIU

$1,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Trust Grant

Must be an undergraduate alumni enrolling in the CIU Graduate School or Seminary immediately following graduation from CIU.  

$1,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Church Matching Grant

Full-time student at CIU

Up to $1,000 per year

Submit a Church Matching Grant form and a check by March 1st.

Match will be awarded as long as funds are available.

Student must re-submit the matching grant form and church money must be received by March 15 for the following academic year.  

 

Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Partners in Ministry Grant

Spouse of a full-time degree-seeking student; based upon availability of funds, and students receiving this grant are not eligible for any additional CIU aid.

Tuition for one class per semester  based on availability of funds

Submit FAFSA and PIM application by the deadline. 

PIM Application

PIM will be awarded as long as funds are available.

Submit FAFSA yearly, submit PIM application every semester that the Partners in Ministry grant is desired. The deadline is August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester.  PIM is subject to the availability of funds.

Students receiving this grant are not eligible for any additional CIU aid.

 

For information on Federal Direct Student Loans for graduate level students please click here

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship scholarship program provides scholarship assistance to full-time graduate and seminary level students.  Each spring students are encouraged to apply for assistantships for the following academic year. Graduate assistantships are applied to a student's financial aid package but the difference is a student will work to earn the scholarship. You must be a full-time student to apply for assistantships and have 12-15 hours per week to dedicate toward the position.

Criteria:

  • Students must be formally enrolled in a masters-level degree program.
  • Taking a full-time course load (as defined by the Financial Aid Office).
  • Able to demonstrate financial need (by a completed FAFSA).  International students do not need to complete a FAFSA.
  • Able to demonstrate competence in their area of study.
  • Able to dedicate 12-15 hours per week to working with a professor.
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

To Apply:

  • Submit  one application to the dean's office by March 15 and complete a FAFSA by April 15.  (do not submit applications to multiple offices - choose one department and submit your application to the dean)
  • The deans will review all the applications and conduct interviews.
  • The deans will notify the students by May 15th.
  • Students will need to complete career services paper work and a graduate assistantship contract and submit to the financial aid office no later than August 31st.

Application:

  • Click here to print the application.
  • Submit completed application to one department below by March 15, 2014.
College of CounselingDr Harvey Payne or Lisa Durham
College of EducationDr Connie Mitchell or Lisa Durham
College of Intercultural StudiesDanise Stokeld
College of Arts & SciencesCandice Lee
Seminary & School of MinistryDr John Harvey