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Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Institutional Grants and Scholarships Overview

Institutional grants and scholarships are available for students who apply and meet specific requirements. Union offers assistance based on merit (academics and leadership), financial need (determined by FAFSA results), and eligibility based awards (monies available to students who meet specific individual scholarship guidelines). Over 90 percent of the students attending Union receive some form of institutional assistance to attend. Be sure to apply early due to limited funding.

Questions concerning institutional funding can be directed to the Office of Student Financial Planning at finaid@uu.edu, or (731) 661-5015.


To apply for any of the following, all students follow the appropriate steps in How to Apply for Scholarships and Financial Assistance. Completing the FAFSA is not a requirement for these Institutional Grants and Scholarships.

Scholars of Excellence Program

A separate Scholars of Excellence Application is required. To qualify, students must satisfy the following two criteria.

  1. Minimum 31 ACT score OR Minimum 1360 SAT score (combined critical reading and math).
  2. Top 15% class rank OR a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

All applicants who meet the requirements for Scholars of Excellence will receive an annual academic award of $12,000. Those participating in the on-campus competition weekend in February will compete for one of the higher awards listed below.

Students achieving finalist or semi-finalist status with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, finalist or semi-finalist status with National Achievement, or scholar status or honorable mention with the National Hispanic Recognition Program will be deemed eligible for Scholars of Excellence competition in recognition of this significant accomplishment.

For more information regarding the Scholars of Excellence scholarships, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-33-UNION. A separate Scholars of Excellence Application is required.

*Students qualifying for full-tuition or greater are ineligible to work on campus and will be unable to stack additional Union awards, with limited exceptions. No student will be awarded beyond the cost of attendance through a combination of institutional and non-institutional sources. Contact Student Financial Planning for further information.

**This award is for up to 128 undergraduate credit hours, or until a bachelor's degree is completed, whichever comes first. Awards may possibly be extended, on a case by case basis, subject to approval from the Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Planning, when the student is enrolled in a degree program requiring more than 128 credit hours for completion.

Merit Based Scholarships

Non-Merit Based Scholarships and Grants

Tuition Waiver Programs

Union University participates in the following reciprocal tuition waiver programs: Tuition Exchange, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities. In addition to specific guidelines and policies related to each program, the following institutional guidelines apply. Please contact the university liaison, Mr. Rich Grimm, at rgrimm@uu.edu with questions:

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