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    DID YOU KNOW?

    When you apply by December 1, you receive the best consideration of all the scholarships we offer.

    Students who are accepted to Capital are all accomplished in the classroom. So we want to award you - all four years you attend. All Capital applicants are considered for merit awards. The information you provide on your admission application serves as the basis for most scholarships and grants. 


    Our average merit scholarship this year was $19,000 for first year students.


     

  • Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
    • PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($8,000 - $16,000)

      Award based on academic performance and standardized test scores. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Music students are not eligible for this award. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • CAPITAL AWARD ($500 - $21,200)

      Award based on academic performance, standardized test scores, student profile and housing status. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time traditional undergraduate student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you maintain your enrollment, intended academic plan and housing status. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree. This award may be reevaluated for possible adjustment or replaced with a Capital endowed scholarship.

    • MUSIC & MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500 - $19,500)

      Awarded to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music majors on the basis of academic record and musical performance with the primary instrument. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you stay within your intended academic plan. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • MUSIC GRANT ($500 - $1,000)

      Grant available to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music majors who display an exceptional level of performance with the primary instrument. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you stay within your intended academic plan. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • MUSIC COMPOSITION SCHOLARSHIP (UP TO $3,500)

      Scholarship available to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music composition majors based on composition portfolio and evaluation. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time composition major and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • COLLEGIATE FELLOWSHIP (FULL-TUITION)

      Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school seniors with at least a 28 ACT composite or a 1250 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview. This award covers standard tuition and is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • BROCKMAN FELLOWSHIP (FULL-TUITION)

      Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school seniors majoring in math or computer science with at least a 28 ACT composite or a 1250 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview at the Collegiate Fellowship competition. This award covers standard tuition and is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • CAPITAL SCHOLARS AWARD (FULL-TUITION)

      Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school senior multicultural students with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and at least a 21 ACT composite or a 980 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview. This award covers standard tuition and renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.50 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • BATTELLE SCHOLARSHIP (ROOM AND BOARD)

      Competitive scholarship stipend (by invitation only) awarded to a selected high school senior from Franklin or contiguous counties in Ohio who competes in either the Collegiate Fellowship or Capital Scholars competition. Please see those awards for qualification requirements. This full-room and board award is based upon standard occupancy rates and made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • REV. RUFUS TARRANT GRANT ($2,000)

      Grant awarded to multicultural students who identify themselves on the admission application. This tuition-based award may be renewed if you are enrolled as a full-time student, and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • ALUMNI AWARD ($1,000)

      Award given to students who identify a relative who graduated from Capital on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • DISCOVER CAPITAL GRANT ($1,000)

      Award given to students who indicate they live outside of Ohio on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and your permanent address is outside of Ohio. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • LUTHERAN HERITAGE GRANT ($1,000)

      Awarded to entering traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of Lutheran congregations who identify themselves on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

    • PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (MATCHING UP TO $500)

      Awards are made to full-time traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of participating Lutheran congregations. Capital University matches funds contributed by the congregations up to the annual maximum of $500. You must contact your pastor each year to identify your congregation’s level of participation. This award is not applied to a student’s account until the congregation's donation is received. Awards are matched for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

    • SIBLING DISCOUNT ($750)

      Discount awarded to each traditional undergraduate dependent full-time student whose brother or sister is also a full-time traditional undergraduate at Capital. The amount shown on the award will be credited to your student account by the Finance Office on a semester-by-semester basis. This tuition-based award is renewable if your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. It is available for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

    • CHILDREN OF PASTORS (HALF-TUITION)

      Awarded to entering traditional undergraduate dependent students seeking their first undergraduate degree whose custodial parent is an active, registered Lutheran clergy person. This award is equal to half the price of tuition and is renewable for eight fall and spring semesters (four years) for as long as you remain full time and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and your parent remains an active, rostered Lutheran clergy person.

    • ROTC (FULL-TUITION WITH ROOM AND BOARD)

      Capital students can earn many different types and levels of ROTC scholarships. All are based on merit, leadership potential and physical aptitude. You can apply as a senior in high school or as a freshman or sophomore in college. Awards are based upon standard occupancy rates. Learn more on the Capital University ROTC website.

    • NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HALF OR FULL ROOM AND BOARD)

      Room and board awards

      Capital University will award the following to National Merit Scholarship students who attend Capital full-time and live on campus. Both awards are based upon standard occupancy rates. Contact the admission office at 614-236-6101 for details.

      • Finalist - Full room and board award
      • Semi-Finalist - Half room and board