Scholarships and Other Financial Aid

21090121As part of your application packet you will receive a scholarship application. (You can also obtain this form from the Registrar’s Office.) By completing and submitting this form, you can apply for a number of scholarships provided by the university. A scholarship committee comprised of members of the administration, faculty, and staff matches the information supplied on your application with the criteria set.










The following list describes our available scholarships:


Shepherd Board Scholarship

Shepherd Board Scholarship is established by the Board of Directors of Shepherd University.
Scholarship Criteria:The Scholarship is to be available to a student who is 1) a formal or current employee at Shepherd University; 2) any relatives of Shepherd University’s employee; or 3) dependent children and spouses of currently serving Christian pastors and missionaries.
Scholarship Amount:Maximum $2,000


Presidential Merit Scholarship

The Presidential Merit Scholarship was established to honor students who have exhibited or have the potential to exhibit extraordinary abilities and contributions.
Scholarship Criteria: Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.85. Multiple recipients are to be chosen by the Scholarship Committee and confirmed by the President of the University.
Scholarship Amount: Maximum $10,000


Dean’s Merit Scholarship

The Dean’s Merit Scholarship has been established to honor students who have exhibited or have the potential to exhibit exceptional talent and contribution in their major field.
Scholarship Criteria: Students must be pursuing a degree in Shepherd University and must demonstrate exceptional talent and contribution at their major field. The recipient is to be chosen by the Dean of each school and the Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship Amount: Maximum $10,000


Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate students who demonstrate exceptional talent and extensive professional experience may be eligible for teaching assistantships, which offer tuition assistance. The recipient is to be chosen by the Dean of each school and the Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship Amount: Maximum $3,000