JUC strives to assist long-term students in their academic pursuits by providing financial aid options. Students applying for one or more scholarships must meet the requirements detailed below. All scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and are credited against the student’s account.
Students may apply for one or more scholarships on the same scholarship application.
Please be aware that before your scholarship application can be reviewed by the JUC Scholarship Committee, you must first be accepted into a JUC program. The scholarship application must be submitted prior to the expected term of study by the program application deadline.
April 15 - Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline
June 1 - Fall Semester Application and Regular Scholarship Deadline
September 15 - Spring Priority Scholarship Deadline
November 1 - Spring Semester Application and Regular Scholarship Deadline
A $7,500 per-semester award granted in honor of the university’s founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, to Master of Arts students at JUC. Applicants should demonstrate excellent academic record (GPA 3.6 or higher), a passion for building relationships with those living in the Middle East, and a desire to teach the Bible. To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time. The award is renewable for a second semester provided the student has demonstrated Christ-like character and academic excellence. This scholarship is good for a maximum of one year and can be combined with other scholarships. This scholarship needs to be reapplied for each year.
A $3,000 per-semester award granted to two Master of Arts students entering their second year of studies at JUC who have demonstrated a strong faith, caring spirit, financial need, and academic excellence (GPA of 3.4 or higher). To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time. The award is renewable for a second semester provided the student has maintained at least a GPA of 3.4, making the total award equal to $6,000 over the course of an academic year. This scholarship is funded by the Raidie P. Merdinger Trust.
A $1,000 semester award granted to qualified students. To be eligible, students must be either: 1) full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Cedarville University, or 2) full-time JUC Master of Arts students. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student should be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester. Students who have financial need are given priority when considering applications. This scholarship is funded by Dr. Duane and Sharon Wood’s generous endowment. The Woods’ have spent their careers investing in the lives of students enrolled in Christian higher education and have served multiple years in leadership roles at JUC.
A $1,000 to $4,000 grant per semester awarded to students working on graduate studies at JUC (includes Master of Arts graduates, graduate certificates, and graduate study abroad students). At the time of application, students must demonstrate academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and a promising future of leadership in ministerial and/or academic contexts propelled forward by a passion to teach the Bible. To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time each semester. The award granted is renewable for subsequent semesters provided a GPA of 3.5 or higher is maintained. The JUC Arch Grant is made possible by donations given toward the Dr. John and Malveena Peterson Fund, Vernon Alexander Fund, and Dr. George Giacumakis Fund, as well as additional donations dedicated to the JUC Scholarship Fund. The number of awards issued, and the amount of award, varies year-to-year based on the level of scholarship funding available at the time of application.
A $4,000 to $6,000 fellowship per semester awarded to students working on a Master of Arts degree or Graduate Certificate at JUC who also demonstrate a commitment and passion to serve. To be eligible for this award, the student must live on campus and maintain a full-time student status. The fellowship is renewable provided the academics, services rendered, and demonstrated leadership remain strong. Multiple JUC Servant-Scholar Fellowships are available per semester, and they may be combined with other merit-based scholarships. Servant-scholars are expected to serve in their roles a maximum of 10 hours per week. The JUC Servant-Scholar Fellowship is subject to U.S. tax laws.
Full-time Christian workers in Israel are eligible for a scholarship of up to 50% of tuition and non-field-study fees to be applied toward one course per semester at JUC. The course may be taken for credit or audit at a 50% reduction. This discount does not include field study or other course material costs. To be eligible, students must submit a long-term program application to JUC and provide documentation demonstrating proof of ministry. This discount is renewable as long as the student remains a full-time Christian worker in Israel.
Veterans Affairs (V.A.) Benefits
Students desiring assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs must be registered in either the JUC Master of Arts program or a degree program at their home institution, to which credits earned at JUC may be transferred. If the program is with another institution, application must be made through that school’s program. Students must contact their local Veterans Affairs office for further information. An application for V.A. benefits is not required through JUC. However, all students must provide the JUC Admissions Office with a Certificate of Eligibility to certify that they are entitled to educational benefits.
Type: Independent Funding
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