Scholarships & Awards 2017 - 2018

Office of Financial Aid


Defiance College rewards deserving entering students through a dynamic scholarship program designed to recognize academic achievement. Scholarships are offered to eligible students the first year and are renewed each year according to established renewal requirements. Final scholarships are coordinated with other federal, state, and Defiance College sponsored awards and may be influenced by the student's on-campus or commuter status.

The Defiance College Scholarship is awarded to eligible first-year students in an amount between $6,000 and $16,000 upon acceptance to the College.

Apply online now for Fall Semester 2017! 

PLEASE NOTE: Some awards may be combined to increase your total aid package. Contact your admissions counselor for further details. For full-time undergraduate students beginning their Defiance College education in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Renewal based upon academic performance at Defiance College.
Need-based financial aid is separate from merit aid.


Dean's Scholarship, $16,000
- High school GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale and
- ACT composite of 27 or new SAT combined score of 1280
- Scholarship awarded upon acceptance


Pilgrim Scholarship, $15,000
- High school GPA of 3.2/4.0 scale and
- ACT composite of 24 or new SAT combined score of 1160
- Scholarship awarded upon acceptance


Trustee Scholarship, $14,000
- High school GPA of 2.8/4.0 scale and
- ACT composite of 21 or new SAT combined score of 1060
- Scholarship awarded upon acceptance


Achievement Scholarship, $10,000
- High school GPA of 2.5 and
- ACT composite of 18 or new SAT combined score of 940
- Scholarship awarded upon acceptance

Please note: ACT and SAT writing assessments are not included in the test score criteria for the above awards.


Service Leadership Award, $2,000
New students with a demonstrated record of service in their communities are eligible. The Service Leadership Program offers Defiance College students unique and meaningful programs to develop leadership skills that will strengthen their individual career interests and can include travel opportunities.
More Information | Award Application 
- Service Leadership applications are due March 1. 
- Any applications after this date will be placed on a waiting list. 


Intercultural Achievement Award, $2,000
Defiance College is committed to fostering diversity across the campus community. Awarded annually to recognize and financially assist today's under-represented student populations and to promote learning from the perspective of differing life experiences. Minimum 2.25 high school GPA. Award is for first-year freshmen and transfers only.
More Information | Award Application 
- Intercultural Achievement Award applications are due March 1.
- Any applications after this date will be placed on a waiting list.


Alumni Legacy Award, $1,000
Awarded annually to dependents of DC alumni demonstrating financial need.
Award Application


United Church of Christ (UCC) Award, $1,000
Awarded annually to active members of a UCC Church and demonstrating financial need. Verification from a Church official may be required.
Award Application


Transfer Award, $4,000 - $11,000
Awarded to accepted full-time transfer students based on academic performance at all previously-attended colleges/universities.


Associate Degree Award, $2,000
Awarded to accepted full-time transfer students who have previously earned an associate's degree.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, $2,000
Awarded to accepted full-time transfer students who are a member of Phi Theta Kappa.


Richard W. Stroede Scholarship, $2,000
Available for incoming full-time students interested in participating in Music Programs at Defiance College. Scholarship recipients are selected through on-site auditions prior to the student’s first fall enrollment. Winners must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester in student music ensembles, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. 
Recipient must also take one credit hour of an applied lesson per semester. $2,000 annually (half per semester).
More Information | Audition Request 


Music Talent Award, $1,000
Available for incoming full-time students interested in participating in Music Programs at Defiance College. Scholarship recipients are selected through on-site auditions prior to the student’s first fall enrollment. Winners must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester in student music ensembles, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
$1,000 annually (half per semester).
More Information | Audition Request

 

 

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national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.