Grants & Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, special talents and financial need.  Awards are given on a first come, first served basis.  Institutional scholarships require full-time, main campus enrollment, unless otherwise noted, and are only awarded for the fall and spring semesters.

The following merit scholarships are automatic for new students entering in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters if they meet the stated requirements. None of these scholarships may be combined with an athletic scholarship offer. You may contact our Admissions Office at (877) 434-1115 if you have questions regarding scholarship information and eligibility.

If you are seeking admission during the 2017-2018 school year, please click here to review current scholarships.


Name High School GPA ACT Yearly Amount
Full Trustee* (Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA) 3.6 30 Full Tuition
Trustee (Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA) 3.5 27 $14,000
President’s (Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA) 3.4 23 $12,000
Dean’s (Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA) 3.0 20 $10,000
Faculty (Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA) 2.5 18 $9,000

*Deadline of Feb. 02, 2018. Scholarships are by interview only. Contact your admissions counselor.

All amounts are annual and renewable provided that students meet GPA requirements listed in the catalog.


Name Cumulative GPA Yearly Amount
President’s (Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA) 3.5 $12,000
Dean’s (Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA) 3.0-3.49 $10,000
Faculty (Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA) 2.5-2.99 $9,000
Saint Louis Community College and St. Charles Community College Scholarship* 2.5 $11,000

*Substituted for any transfer scholarship if student has completed 42 hours & attended Saint Louis Community College or Saint Charles Community College.

 Additional Scholarships

A+ Scholarship
$1,000 per year
Available to first-time freshman who qualify for the Missouri A+ program.

Major-$3,000 per year
Minor $1,500 per year

Directed by the Chairman of the Humanities Division. Must file application verifying public commitment to participate in a ministry of preaching, youth, religious education, music or missions. Must be majoring or minoring in one of these areas and enrolled in an CEWL 010/020 course.

Christian Service Award
Up to $2,000 per year
Dependents of/or ministers, missionaries, church officials of the regular payroll, employees of Southern Baptist agencies, staff, faculty or administrators of Christian high schools (30 hour position). Complete Christian Service Scholarship Application.

Denominational Grant
Up to $1,000 per year
Members in good standing of a Southern Baptist church. A letter from the church is required yearly. Student must be an active participant in local church activities when available. Complete Denominational Scholarship Application.

Christian High School Graduates
$1,000 per year
First-time freshmen who graduated from a Christian high school.

Church Matching
Up to $1,000 per year
Church contributions toward a student’s cost will be matched up to $500 per semester, not to exceed $1,000 per year. Church must submit a church contract provided by the college that verifies contributions are from a specified line item in the church budget. Signature of a church official is required. Complete Church Matching Scholarship Application.

Based on selection and participation in athletics, cheerleading, music, band or ensemble groups such as Spirit Wing. Detailed information is available from the respective areas. Note that music scholarships replace academic scholarships but can be combined with other institutional scholarships. However, athletic awards may not be combined with any other type of institutional scholarship.

$500 first year only
An incoming freshman student completing a minimum of six hours of credit through the EXCEL program. Complete college admission and both an institutional and a federal application for financial aid.

Alumni Dependent Grant
Up to $2,000 per year
Undergraduate students who are the spouse or child of an MBU alumnus who received their Baccalaureate Degree from MBU. Must be full-time on the campus indicated on your form. Complete a paper Alumni Concession and Grant Form

or the online Alumni Concession and Grant Form.

Family Award
Up to $2,000 per year
Students from the same immediate family who are enrolled during the same semester as full-time students. This includes parents, siblings and spouses. Complete Family Award Application.

Phi Theta Kappa
$2,000 per year
This scholarship is available to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students in good standing must present proof of membership.

Federal Grants

State Grants