Note that the scholarships and grants listed below are subject to change year-to-year. Official awards are listed on the student's financial aid award letter.
Grants and Scholarships
Houghton College will match scholarships awarded to undergraduate main campus students by their local church or a Dollars for Scholars Scholarship (submit award letter only; no matching form necessary). The gift must come from the church and not be funneled from the parents. The church must submit an award form to ensure a matching scholarship each year. Find the required form for the church match scholarship, with additional details, on our Applications and Forms page.
Each student who is offered financial aid is given a fund titled “Donor-Funded Scholarship.” Consider this your “first award” as it will sustain your enrollment for at least your first two years. Upon taking such actions as enrolling, declaring a major, or meeting any other eligibility requirement, the general “Donor-Funded Scholarship” will be filled with the specific award (or awards) that will continue to add up to our initial investment in you and sustain the remainder of your time at Houghton.
Because alumni have set clear criteria for eligibility and we ask these questions on the application and elsewhere when you enroll and declare a major, there is no need to submit a separate application. Our Financial Aid Office will be diligently reviewing each student for Endowed Scholarships each semester.
An example of the types of category of Donor-Funded Scholarships are listed below:
- Area-of-Residence Scholarships
- Christian Service Scholarships
- Ministry or Missions Scholarships
- Music Scholarships
- Scholarships for Demonstrated Financial Need
- Scholarships for Business Majors
- Education Scholarships
- English Scholarships
- Science and Math Scholarships
- Special Category Scholarships
Two James S. Luckey Full Tuition Awards are offered every year. Selection for these awards stems from Houghton’s Honors Interview process. Recipients of these awards will be notified on February 19, 2021.
Houghton College will honor all scholarships awarded to winners of Wesleyan Campus Challenge and Wesleyan Bible Bowl competitions through Summer 2019. For certificates awarded after Summer 2019, scholarships will only be honored for competitions taking place at Houghton College. Recipients may redeem one quarter of their total scholarship awards per year. Tuition Exchange or Employee Tuition Assistance Grant recipients will not be eligible for Campus Challenge and WBB awards.
Students who actively engage in a church within The Wesleyan Church™ will receive a Wesleyan Grant. Excludes students who qualify for Music Presidential award or the James S. Luckey full-tuition awards.
Students that are successful in Wesleyan Bible Bowl and Teens n’ Talent competition may be offered an award up-to-the cost of one years’ worth of tuition, disbursed over four years (8 semesters). Students must inform Student Financial Services of any Wesleyan Bible Bowl (WBB)/Teens N Talent (TNT) earnings when submitting their application for admission. In cases where the Student Financial Services Office is notified of WBB/TNT earnings after the initial aid package is sent, the overall package will be adjusted accordingly.
Grant and scholarship aid in total cannot exceed the published cost of tuition in a given semester. Recipients of Tuition Exchange or Employee Tuition Assistance Grant, or who qualify for Music Presidential award or the James S. Luckey full-tuition awards, will not also be eligible for these awards.
This award is offered to one outstanding first-year undergraduate applicant to the Greatbatch School of Music. Students who audition and complete the music application process prior to February 15 will be considered for this awards.
Graduate assistantships are available each year to graduate students in the Greatbatch School of Music. Generally, these positions are awarded to students within their major field of study or for services in which they hold special expertise. Graduate assistants may be offered full or partial tuition remission and up to $10,000 in stipend money, and have opportunity to gain experience in various performance, professorial support, staff and (where appropriate) teaching duties that support and supplement the work of the faculty of the Greatbatch School of Music.
The grants listed on this page do not apply to Houghton Online Programs tuition.