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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and grants are funds that you do not need to repay. Bryn Athyn College recently increased institutional financial aid to serve more students' needs, keeping private college education within reach for many more Lions.

Merit Scholarships

We believe in rewarding academic achievement. Merit scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants upon review of the application for admission. Each student is individually reviewed for merit scholarships and is eligible for only one merit scholarship.

2024-2025 Merit Scholarships

Name Amount
Presidential $13,000
Founders $12,000
Deans $11,000
Achievement Award $5,500
  • Scholarships can be applied to tuition and fees only. Full time enrollment is required.
  • For full consideration, apply before our priority application deadline, February 15. We will continue to award scholarships after this deadline as funds allow.
  • Merit Scholarship amounts are effective for students who begin attending BAC during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study, provided the recipient maintains an acceptable Bryn Athyn College cumulative GPA.
  • A student eligible for employee tuition remission benefits who also qualifies for a merit scholarship will receive an adjusted amount of his/her merit award based on the terms of the tuition remission policy under which the student enrolls.

Freshmen/First-Time/Transfer Students

  • Scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s cumulative high school record, including overall weighted GPA and strength of academic course selection. We recalculate GPA’s on a standard 4.0 grading scale, with added weight for honors and AP/IB courses. For transfer students, scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s cumulative GPA from all colleges attended, the quality of courses, and the number of college credits completed.
  • SAT and ACT scores are not required for scholarship consideration. Test-optional applicants are given full consideration for scholarships.
  • We typically begin awarding at a weighted GPA of 2.75. The stronger the combination of academic records and other supporting credentials, the higher the scholarship.

Faith-Based Grants and Scholarships

The New Church Grant is a yearly tuition discount ($3,000 per year) for students who are baptized into or who have a parent who is a member of one of the three recognized New Church organizations. In order to receive the New Church Grant, eligible individuals should submit a New Church Grant Request Form online. Award is reduced by half if a student receives a merit award.

New Church Challenge is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for New Church teachers interested in enrolling in the Bryn Athyn College’s Master of Science in Special Education program. We are offering a $1,000 tuition grant to each qualified applicant who desires to better support students with learning differences in their classrooms. Through usage of our Differentiation Fund, we are delighted to further our mission and support New Church communities in this tangible way. Requirements and the application form are on the New Church Challenge website.

Available to graduates of faith-based or religious high schools and secondary schools who are otherwise not eligible for New Church Grant. $2,700 per year is awarded to students who do not qualify for other merit scholarships. Students receiving other merit scholarships from Bryn Athyn College will receive a $1000 per-year award.

This is an annual award for women who value a New Church higher education and who plan to attend Bryn Athyn College. There are three (3) separate, annual scholarship awards available – two for $2,000 and one for $1,000. They may be used toward tuition, fees, and/or on-campus room and board. The award is granted for one year and will be paid directly to the college. Students who receive the award may reapply in subsequent years
Please fill out the application for The Theta Alpha International Religion International Scholarship and for more information, view Theta Alpha International Religion International Scholarship Overview

Women who have been accepted to or are enrolled at Bryn Athyn College, who desire to become New Church teachers and plan to pursue education as a major, minor, or as part of an Interdisciplinary Degree, are eligible to apply for this award. A scholarship award of $2,100 is granted to up to two (2) recipients annually. One award is granted to a student who is new to Bryn Athyn College of the New Church (incoming freshman or transfer student), and one award is granted to a student who is currently enrolled at Bryn Athyn College.
Please fill out the application for The Theta Alpha International Education Scholarship and for more information, view The Theta Alpha International Education Scholarship Overview

This is an annual award for the purpose of supporting women attending Bryn Athyn College earning a Master’s Degree who desire New Church teaching, wish to contribute to their community, and have a financial need. The annual scholarship award amount is $2,000 (paid directly to Bryn Athyn College at the beginning of the school year) for up to 2 recipients who exemplify the teachings of the New Church. This scholarship may be used toward tuition or fees. These are annual merit and need-based scholarships and may be applied for yearly.
Please fill out the application for The Theta Alpha International Master’s Degree Scholarship and for more information, view The Theta Alpha International Master’s Degree Scholarship Overview.

The Oak Arbor Scholarship is for any student who is a member of, or in some way affiliated with, the Oak Arbor Church community. Selected students may receive up to $2,100 annually ($700/semester). Alternate sources of aid or support will be taken into account to determine award eligibility. The number of awards given annually may be capped. Contact Ashley McCarrie, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, for more information.

The Doering Fund Grant is offered to male Canadian students who meet certain eligibility requirements. Contact Rev. Jim Cooper for additional information.

The Southeast District Grant is offered to students whose permanent residence is in one of the states included in the United States Southeast District, and who meet certain eligibility requirements. This geographical area is considered to be south of the Mason Dixon line and east of the Mississippi river (see map). If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact the Southeast District Fund Committee at 11914 Chantilly Lane, Mitchellville, MD 20721 or email for additional information. map highlighting Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida

Some New Church societies offer private scholarships to students who are members of that congregation. Interested students should contact their society’s treasurer.

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External and Community-Sourced Grants and Scholarships

The Nobre Computer Science/Math Scholarship is available to a Bryn Athyn College Junior or Senior in the Interdisciplinary Degree major (Math or Computer Science area).  Candidates are selected based on academic merit at the end of the Sophomore or Junior year.  The $2,000 annual award may be received for up to 2 consecutive years.  Funding for this scholarship is provided by Nobre Computer Services.

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) considers nominations from member institutions for the Good Citizen Scholarship.  The applicant must be a full time undergraduate student with an extraordinary commitment to community service and who has demonstrated creativity in shaping his/her volunteer activities.  Applications are submitted to AICUP in April.

Additional Resources

Don't stop there! You may be able to bring outside scholarships to Bryn Athyn, even if you’ve received a Bryn Athyn merit award. The sites below are very good resources for finding additional scholarships:

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