Scholarships

Hesston College awards President’s, Dean’s and Acadedmic Achievement scholarships based on high school grade point average and standardized test scores.

President’s Scholarship…..$13,000
To renew the scholarship, President’s Scholars must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.
Dean’s Scholarship…..$7,000 to 9,000
To renew the scholarship, Dean’s Scholars must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Academic Achievement…..$3,000
To renew the Academic Achievement Scholarship, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

 

Alumni Scholarship…..$1,000
If one or both of your parents attended Hesston College, you are eligible for this scholarship.
Church Matching Scholarship…..up to $1,000
Hesston College will match, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 provided by your home congregation. The college will match $1 for every $4 above $1,000 up to full tuition. Church Matching Scholarship form
Endowed Scholarships…..$200 to 3,000
A number of endowed scholarships are awarded to Hesston students with particular interests, qualifications, and/or financial need. Find a list of Hesston’s endowed scholarships in the online catalog.
Music Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded by the Music faculty through an audition process.
Theatre Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded by the Theatre faculty through an audition process.
Athletic Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded by the coaches.
Kansas State Scholarship…..$1,000
Students must be designated as a state scholar by the Kansas Board of Regents based on their GPA, ACT, and curriculum completed. Students must be Kansas residents (1 year), show financial need, be enrolled full time (12 hours). Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in college. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Kansas Board of Regents Financial Aid Application to apply for this scholarship.
Kansas Nursing Scholarship…..$3,500
Kansas resident full-time nursing students must obtain a sponsoring hospital, nursing home, or clinic. Students must complete the FAFSA and the Kansas Board of Regents Financial Aid Application to apply for this scholarship.
Communities in Schools Mid-AmericaCommunities in Schools Scholarship
Hesston College is proud to partner with Communities In Schools Mid-America, Inc., (CIS MidAm) in order to provide an opportunity to students with quality academic marks yet substantial financial need to obtain a college degree. Hesston College and CIS MidAm want to give access to Hesston College, which aims to “educate and nurture each student within Christ-centered community.” Through this partnership, Hesston College, CIS MidAm and an eligible CIS student agree to specific commitments. Hesston College will grant its largest need-based scholarship, which nearly covers tuition expenses and is specifically created for CIS students. CIS MidAm will grant a $1,000 scholarship and offer support through the college years. Up to five eligible students will meet minimum GPA requirements, hold a campus job and contribute positively to the campus community. If you are a CIS student who would like more information about this opportunity, contact your site coordinator or or contact Hesston’s CIS admissions counselor, Michael Smalley, at michaels@hesston.edu or 620-327-8211.

Grants

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for these need-based grants. Apply at FAFSA.ed.gov .

Hesston College Opportunity Grant…..$500 to 4,000
Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to renew this grant.
Kansas Comprehensive Grant…..$3,000
Students must be Kansas residents (1 year), show financial need, be enrolled full time (12 hours). Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in college. Application deadline is April 1.
Federal Pell Grant…..$598 to 5,815
The Federal Pell Grant is a need based grant based upon your Expected Family Contribution. This amount is determined by filing the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)…..$200 to 2,000
The FSEOG is also a need-based grant and may be awarded to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Schools have very limited funding for this grant so students are encouraged to apply early.