Asbury University for Salvationists
Traditional Undergraduate Degree • More affordable than you think!
Asbury University has long worked with The Salvation Army students to make an Asbury education
affordable with scholarships and financial aid packaged to meet needs and honor both The Salvation
Army active involvement and pursuit of officership. Some scholarships or grants are given
“automatically” (like out-of-state grant, parents-in-ministry grant), others are given based on need, and
others are applied for based on intended major, home territory, leadership positions or talents.
Important Facts: 2018-19 Tuition = $29,900 Room/Board/Fees = $7,160
• 100% of The Salvation Army Students get significant financial aid
• Average Asbury Aid for Salvationists toward tuition 2017-18 was over $14,000!
• Average Total Financial Aid for Salvationists toward total Cost of Attendance in 2017-18 over $28,500!
• A Salvation Army Student Center and assigned Directors to help support and guide salvationist students
Sampling of Scholarships available: Most scholarships are applied in meeting financial need and vary based on
endowment income, these typically range from $200 to $3,000 per year. A couple of the scholarships are applied on top of other grants regardless of need.
Salvation Army Scholarship: $2,500 on top of all other aid, targeted to those proving ongoing involvement in TSA corps
Andrew Miller Scholarship: Varying amounts, based on need, preference to students with parents who are serving in the Southern Territory
Dorothy M.M. Kersten Memorial Scholarship: Varying amounts, based on need targeted to SWONEKY Division
Ruth & Sheridan Brown Scholarship: Varying amounts, based on need – recommendation needed
Helen D. Canaday Scholarship: Varying amounts, incoming freshmen, music related, recommended by Music Dept.
Leon Fisher Memorial: Varying amounts, preference to students prepping for officership, interest in counseling or social work related field, based on need, not freshmen
Elsie Hammerstrom: Varying amounts, based on need, for TSA student
Aaron Hawks Memorial Scholarship: Varying amounts, based on need, typically to freshmen SA student
Clarence W. Hoeper: Varying amounts, based on need, TSA or Missionary Kid
Albert & Laura Lewis: Varying amounts, based on need, children of TSA officers preferably from Central Territory
Joan Hammerstrom Lingle: Varying amounts, based on need, TSA student
Ralph E. Mills: Varying amounts, based on need, TSA student
Richardson Memorial: Varying amounts, based on need, recommended by SASF
Tips and Hints:
• Apply Early – Fall of senior year is ideal. Choose The Salvation Army box under “denomination” on application
• Complete FAFSA as soon as possible in October – This allows early evaluation of financial aid offers
• Notify Asbury Admissions (or Financial Aid Office) of any Salvation Army connections [email protected]
• Communicate with Asbury Salvation Army Student Center Directors that you are applying
They can help be an advocate and inform you of opportunities to visit, deadlines etc.
• Maintain good GPA – some scholarships tied grade point average in High School.
Sample Financial Aid Package for a high need student from The Salvation Army
Kaitlin- High Need Salvation Army Student From Out of State – Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA of $2980
$3145 Federal Pell Grant $1,500 Asbury Alumni Scholarship
$750 Federal SEOG Grant $1,000 Asbury Christian Ministry Scholarship
$2,000 Asbury Out of State Scholarship $1,000 Church Gift from The Salvation Army
$7,900 Asbury University Need Based Scholarships $1,000 Church Match from Asbury University
$2,000 Asbury Music Scholarship $3,500 Federal Direct Loan
$2,500 Asbury Salvation Army Scholarship $2,000 Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
$1,800 Federal Work Study
$30,095 Total Aid