Scholarships and Grants
Each year, Mars Hill College awards more than $9 million in institutional and endowed scholarships. Institutional aid is awarded based on many different factors including geographic location, academic performance, athletic performance, financial need, selected major, and other qualifications.
Mars Hill College offers merit-based financial aid to students meeting specific academic standards, based on high school performance and/or standardized test scores. Students awarded an academic scholarship are required to maintain a designated minimum college grade point average (GPA) to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.
To receive funds from any federal aid program (except the Federal Pell Grant), recipients must be enrolled in six hours each semester minimum. Students who are Pell eligible may receive Pell funds when enrolled in fewer than six hours. All federal aid programs require that recipients be candidates for degrees offered by the college. Awards are based on the assumption that the recipient will be enrolled as a full-time student. Students cannot receive federal aid at two separate schools during the same term.
As a Mars Hill College student, you may be eligible to receive federal grants and scholarships including, but not limited to:
North Carolina Baptist Scholarships
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is committed to offering financial assistance for students from cooperating North Carolina Baptist churches who attend one of our affiliated Baptist universities and colleges.
Organizations of all types—from civic groups to churches, private businesses, and even some individuals—sponsor college scholarships.
To begin a scholarship search, research organizations in your area, or utilize online scholarship searches. We recommend that you never pay for scholarship searches, as paid services are often a scam.
Though not endorsed by or associated with Mars Hill College, here are a few helpful places to start:
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement
All students who receive federal, state, and institutional funds at Mars Hill College are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their programs of study in a reasonable period of time. Students not meeting these standards are not eligible for federal, state, or institutional aid. To remain in good academic standing, a student must:
1) Have maintained, at the end of any semester, the following cumulative grade point average (GPA):
- Freshman – fewer than 28 hours earned total – 1.50 GPA
- Sophomore – between 28 and 59 hours earned total – 1.80 GPA
- Juniors and above – 60 or more hours earned total – 2.00 GPA
2) Have earned, for the semester, at least the minimum number of hours listed below:
- Full-time Students – 12 hours
- 3/4-time Students – 9 hours
- Half-time Students – 6 hours