Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the best ways to help pay for college, and the great thing is there are many places where scholarships can be found! 

DBU has many internal scholarships available to our incoming students - take a look at which ones you may be eligible for! 

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Christian Service Scholarship | $3,000

The Christian Service Scholarship is valued at $3,000 per academic year for qualifying students. Students who receive the Christian Service Scholarship demonstrate Christian character and are involved in their church, school, and community.

Eligibility for the Christian Service Scholarship is determined by the information provided on the student's application for admission.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Enroll in and successfully complete the DBU Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • During the first few weeks of each semester, declare an area of ministry for that semester (online forms will be provided)
  • Be involved (for at least six hours per month) in a volunteer service or ministry activity
  • Complete and submit all Ministry Journal requirements each month
  • Live on campus
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Maintain moral and ethical standards that would be exemplary of the life of Christ
Commuter Christian Service Scholarship | $3,000

The Commuter Christian Service Scholarship is valued at $3,000 per academic year for transfer students who live off-campus. Students who receive the Commuter Christian Service Scholarship demonstrate Christian character and are involved in their church, school, and community.

Eligibility for the Christian Service Scholarship is determined by the information provided on the student's application for admission.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Enroll in and successfully complete the DBU Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • During the first few weeks of each semester, declare an area of ministry for that semester (online forms will be provided)
  • Be involved (for at least six hours per month) in a volunteer service or ministry activity
  • Complete and submit all Ministry Journal requirements each month
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Maintain moral and ethical standards that would be exemplary of the life of Christ
Academic Scholarships | $4,000-$12,000

Eligibility for the Academic Scholarships is determined by the information provided on the student's application for admission.

Scholarships Available:

  • Patriot Award | $4,000/year

    Typical recipients have:

    • Average GPA of 3.00
    • At least a 21 ACT, 1100 SAT, or 71 CLT score
    • Rank in the top 50% of their class

  • Patriot Honor Award | $6,000/year

    Typical recipients have:

    • Average GPA of 3.4
    • At least a 23 ACT, 1140 SAT, or 75 CLT score
    • Rank in the top 50% of their class

  • Dean's Award | $8,000/year

    Typical recipients have:

    • Average GPA of 3.65
    • At least a 24 ACT, 1180 SAT, or 77 CLT score
    • Rank in the top 25% of their class

  • Dean's Honor Award | $10,000/year

    Typical recipients have:

    • Average GPA of 3.65
    • At least a 26 ACT, 1240 SAT, or 82 CLT score
    • Rank in the top 20% of their class

  • Presidential Scholar Award | $12,000/year

    Typical recipients have:

    • Average GPA of 3.95
    • At least a 28 ACT, 1310 SAT, or 87 CLT score
    • Rank in the top 10% of their class
Commuter Academic Scholarships | $2,000-$6,000

Eligibility for the Commuter Academic Scholarships is determined by the information provided on the student's application for admission.

Scholarships Available:

  • Patriot Commuter Scholarship | $2,000/year

    Typical recipients have an average GPA of 2.50 to 2.99

  • Dean's Commuter Scholarship | $4,000/year

    Typical recipients have an average GPA of 3.00 to 3.49

  • Presidential Commuter Scholarship | $6,000/year

    Typical recipients have an average GPA above 3.50

Christian Leadership Scholarship | up to $4,500

Dallas Baptist University values a commitment to follow Jesus Christ, and students who have demonstrated significant Christian leadership may apply for additional aid. The Christian Leadership Scholarship requires an interview and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a church, and the other from a teacher. You can contact your admissions counselor or the CLS Office (clsapp@dbu.edu) for details on how to complete this scholarship.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Be accepted to DBU
  • Be a recipient of the Christian Service Scholarship
  • Live on-campus
University Honors Program | $2,000

$2,000 + Academic Scholarship ($8,000-$12,000) per year based on high school GPA, test scores, and interview.

Eligibility for the University Honors Program Scholarship is determined by the DBU Application for Admission, the University Honors Program Application, and requires admittance/enrollment into the University Honors Program. For more information, visit the University Honors Program website.

Chapel Worship | Varies

Amount Varies.

Students admitted to DBU after Fall 2021 who participate in the DBU Chapel Worship Team are eligible for this scholarship. Audition required.

Baptist Student Ministry | $1,000

$1,000 per year

Incoming transfer students who enroll after Fall 2021 and were active members of the Baptist Student Ministry at their former institution may qualify. Recommendation from BSM Director required.

Phi Theta Kappa | $6,000-$10,000

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to new transfer students meeting eligibility requirements. Full-time students living on campus may be awarded $10,000 per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and commuter students may be awarded $6,000 per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is to be used in lieu of the Academic Scholarships for students living on campus and the Commuter Academic Scholarships for students living off-campus. It may be awarded in addition to the Christian Service Scholarship and the Christian Leadership Scholarship.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Be a member in good standing in Phi Theta Kappa
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the DBU Christian Leadership course during the first year of enrollment
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Be involved (for at least six hours per month) in a volunteer service or ministry activity
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other required paperwork as requested
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Maintain moral and ethical standards that would be exemplary of the life of Christ
Honors Scholars Academy | $5,000 over 4 years

$5,000 (over 4 years)

Students who completed courses through DBU’s dual-credit program, the Honors Scholars Academy, and enrolled in DBU after high school in Fall 2021 or later are eligible to receive the Honors Scholars Academy Scholarship.

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Living on campus allows students to be fully engaged in the DBU experience. On-campus residency is required for all DBU Scholarships except the Transfer Commuter scholarship.

Students must continue to maintain specific overall GPAs to remain on scholarship at Dallas Baptist University. Learn More >>