Institutional Merit-Based Scholarships

Freshmen Scholarships:

Lander University provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships each year to entering freshmen. Qualifying high school seniors who have been admitted by December of their senior year are automatically considered. No separate scholarship application is necessary.   Academic departments may require an application.

Awards are based on merit and are dependent upon available funding. The University will determine the merit criteria and the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. Students are encouraged to complete their application for admission by mid-December as awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and funding is limited.

Transfer Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships may also be awarded to transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better with between 30 and 90 semester hours earned. To be considered, a student must have earned at least 67% of all attempted hours and must enroll as a full-time student at Lander. The student must be admitted and have submitted all final, official transcripts to the Admissions Office by July 15.

Institutional Scholarship Eligibility Policy

All scholarship awards require full-time enrollment at Lander University unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. Students may not receive scholarships for semesters in which they are enrolled less than full-time, nor will semesters of ineligibility be extended to the end of the academic career. Scholarships apply to the academic year only, exclusive of summer school, except where otherwise stated. Students may never receive any combination of scholarships, financial aid, and other awards that exceeds the total cost of attendance for the academic year. Students must remain in good standing with the Lander University Honor Code, as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Scholarship Renewal Policy

There are certain standards for renewal of Lander scholarships. Recipients must generally complete 24 semester hours each academic year, excluding Summer School, unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. Recipients of all scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, unless otherwise specifically stated in the terms of the awards contract. If a scholarship is renewable and the student maintains the required academic standards, the scholarship will be renewed automatically. Renewals are made in the spring of each year for the upcoming year. Students who fail to meet the renewal requirements will be granted the opportunity to appeal in writing. Scholarships are awarded for up to, but never exceeding, four years from the initial term of college enrollment.