Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

At Cornerstone University, we are supported by a network of alumni and friends who are devoted to supporting future Golden Eagles. All of our undergraduate scholarships are funded by generous partners of CU. They see a Christian education as something that should be achievable and affordable, and something that is vital to our changing world. Scholarships are available based on merit, need and academic division.

Academic Awards

Depending on your enrollment status, academic awards are based on high school or college GPA, ACT, CTL and/or SAT scores. GPA and/or test scores are required for all incoming first-year and transfer students who plan to transfer with fewer than 24 credits. Transfer students with less than 24 completed credits will receive a first-year student academic award.

Amounts below are reflected for the 2020-21 academic year. The award calculator is in the process of being updated. Contact the Admissions Office for more details regarding your potential reward.

First-Year Student Scholarship Levels

We believe in the value of an education centered on Christ. It’s a unique investment and one that we take seriously, which is why we offer opportunities to help you reduce the cost of college.

President’s Scholarship $11,500 per year
Chancellor’s Scholarship $10,000 per year
Dean’s Scholarship $8,500 per year
Partners for Success Award $6,500 per year
Cornerstone University Assistance $2,000 per year

Transfer Student Scholarship Levels

We understand you’re invested in earning a college degree. We’re here to provide assistance so that you pay the least amount of money to attain your degree. These scholarships are awarded to transfer students with 24 or more completed college credits.

Chancellor’s Scholarship $8,000 per year
Dean’s Scholarship $6,000 per year
Partners for Success Award $4,000 per year
Cornerstone University Assistance $2,000 per year

Use our net price calculator to explore your potential cost.

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Pastor's Scholarships

The Pastor’s Scholarship is awarded to students who have shown exceptional Christian leadership through ministry involvement. This scholarship award is valued at $1,000 per year.

To qualify, you must have a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or higher and be recommended by a pastor or youth pastor. Recommendations are based on demonstrations of your spiritual maturity, strong academic credentials, church and community participation and desire to influence the world for Christ.

The application submission deadline for students is Dec. 1. Pastor or youth pastor recommendations must be received by Dec. 15.

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This is a combined scholarship application. Please only apply for those scholarships for which you meet the GPA requirements.

Kingdom Scholars Program

If you are looking for an opportunity to shape campus culture, help foster an inclusive community, and act as a culturally intelligent student leader, you may be the perfect fit for the Kingdom Scholars program.

Candidates must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher, complete the required application and file the FAFSA. Select applicants will be chosen to participate in interviews before final acceptance into the scholarship program.

The application deadline is Dec. 1.

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This is a combined scholarship application. Please only apply for those scholarships for which you meet the GPA requirements.

Global Scholarship

The Global Scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizen missionary kids whose families are serving internationally. Scholarship award values range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

Students who maintain a 3.0 high school or college GPA are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be accepted for admission for the upcoming fall semester no later than Feb. 5. In addition to your own application, you must be recommended by your mission director, dorm parent, teacher or coach. Recommendations are based on demonstrations of your spiritual maturity, strong academic credentials, church and community participation and desire to influence the world for Christ.

Applications are due on Feb. 1 and recommendations are due on Feb. 15 by 5 p.m.

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Music Scholarship

Music scholarships are awarded to students with advanced skills in music; non-music majors are also encouraged to apply. Scholarship award values range from $500 to $8,000 per year.

Scholarship applicants are required to be accepted to Cornerstone and complete an audition in person or by submitting a video recording. View more details.

Music majors are required to register for an in-person or virtual Music Major Day through the application form to be considered for program acceptance and scholarship consideration.

Non-music majors must submit a video recording at the time of their application.

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Athletic Scholarships

CU offers 19 varsity sports as well as JV options to student-athletes. Athletic scholarships are awarded to outstanding athletes. Scholarship award values range from $500 per year to full tuition.

If you are a student-athlete interested in athletic scholarship opportunities, complete a recruitment form.

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Institutional Scholarships

Cornerstone annually awards several scholarships funded and endowed by generous friends of the university. In consultation with faculty members, a scholarship committee awards most of the scholarships in April of each year based upon the criteria for each scholarship.

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My parents don’t pay for a penny of my schooling, and Cornerstone did an amazing job financially to help me to come to the school that I fell in love with.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.