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Academic Scholarships

Bethany has six academic scholarships. Full-time freshman scholarship recipients who maintain scholarship requirements over four years will receive the following amounts (may vary depending on starting year):

ScholarshipAnnual ValueTotal Value
Meyer ScholarshipFull tuition$100,000+
Ylvisaker Scholarship$16,000$64,000
Presidential Scholarship$13,000$52,000
Luther Scholarship$12,000$48,000
Bethany Grant$10,500$42,000
Opportunity Grant$8,000$32,000


  • ACT score of 26/1240 SAT or better, with GPA of 3.6 or better: Meyer, Ylvisaker, and Presidential Scholarships. Each year, one Meyer Scholarship and four Ylvisaker Scholarships are awarded.
  • ACT score of 23/1140 SAT or better, with GPA of 3.2 or better; or a GPA of 3.7 or better: Luther Scholarship.
  • ACT score of 20/1040 SAT or better, with GPA of 2.8 or better; or a GPA of 3.3 or better: Bethany Grant.
  • Formula composite of ACT/SAT and GPA: Opportunity Grant.

Application Procedure

When you apply for admission to Bethany Lutheran College, you automatically apply for the Presidential Scholarship, Luther Scholarship, Bethany Grant, and Opportunity Grant.

If you are awarded a scholarship at the Presidential level, we will send you information on how to complete the additional requirements of the Ylvisaker and Meyer scholarships. Application deadline for these scholarships is February 28, for fall enrollment. The required on-campus interview for these scholarships will be held April 6, 2024.

Renewal Requirement

All academic scholarships are awarded annually. There is a renewal requirement that you maintain satisfactory academic progress.