2012-13 Programs

Scholarships and Grants

A scholarship or grant is a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Below is a list of the scholarships and grants available at William Jessup University.

Institutional Aid Policy
  • Students living on campus may receive up to 100% of their tuition charges for any term from WJU Institutional Aid.
  • Commuter students may receive up to 50% of their tuition charges for any term from WJU Institutional Aid.
  • The total of all WJU Institutional Aid awards combined with Cal Grant (excluding the subsistence portion of Cal Grant B) cannot exceed 100% of a student’s tuition charges by state law.
  • All WJU Institutional Aid awards are based on one academic year of enrollment at full-time status. Amounts are split in half each semester, and students enrolled in only one semester will receive 50% of the total amount. Students enrolled less than full-time will have awards prorated accordingly based on the number of units for which they are enrolled in each term.

Academic Scholarships for First-time Freshmen

WJU Scholar Award
Amount: $12,500 per year
Eligibility: This award is offered to one first-time freshman student on the basis of academic achievement, a response to an essay question and a formal interview during a special on-campus event. Applicants must have an academic GPA of 3.85 and an ACT (Composite) of 29 or SAT (Critical Reading and Math) of 1300.
Deadline: Applicants must have completed the process of applying for admission and submit the WJU Scholar Award Application with the essay response by February 1.
Renewal: Annually renewable if the recipient maintains a WJU GPA of 3.50 or above, maintains full-time status, does not take more than one approved semester leave of absence, and lives on campus for at least the first two years.
Application: WJU Scholar Award Application
Eligibility is determined by Academic GPA and SAT/ACT score.
Academic Award(first-time freshman) Amount(per year) Academic GPA SAT Score(Critical Reading and Math) OR ACT Score(Composite)
Presidential Scholar I $8,000 3.75 1200 27
Academic Dean I $5,000 3.50 1100 24
University Scholar I $2,000 3.25 1000 21
These awards will be granted to all eligible first-time freshmen in the traditional undergraduate program. Eligibility is determined at the time of acceptance and is annually renewable by maintaining a cumulative WJU GPA of 3.0.

Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

Eligibility is determined by Academic GPA and number of academic transferable units.
Academic Award(transfer students) Amount (per year) Academic GPA
Presidential Scholar II $6,000 3.70
Academic Dean II $3,500 3.35
University Scholar II $1,500 3.00
These awards will be granted to all eligible transfer students in the traditional undergraduate program with 24 or more academic transferable semester units. Eligibility is determined at the time of acceptance and is annually renewable by maintaining a cumulative WJU GPA of 3.0.
NOTE: Transfers with less than 24 academic semester college units completed at the time of application, with a minimum college academic GPA of 3.0, will have their scholarship award determined by a combination of their high school (academic GPA and SAT/ACT) and college records, using the dollar amounts of the transfer awards.
* The GPA and test score components of all academic scholarships are determined by the Director of Admission at the time of formal acceptance into the traditional undergraduate program at William Jessup University. Eligibility will not be re-evaluated based on subsequent tests or coursework. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions [at] jessup [dot] edu or 916-577-2222.

Continuing Students

Students who initially enroll at WJU and do not qualify for an Academic Scholarship can eventually qualify (or re-qualify if eligibility is lost) for either the University Scholar II or Academic Dean II scholarships with sustained excellent academic achievement. A continuing student who does not already have an Academic Scholarship at WJU can, after a minimum of two semesters of full time coursework at WJU, qualify for an academic scholarship using the criteria for ‘transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits’. In addition, a student who initially enrolls at WJU and receives the University Scholarship can receive the Academic Dean scholarship in the same manner.
Evaluations to determine eligibility for these scholarships are based exclusively on WJU GPA, are only conducted at the end of the spring semester of each year and are only awarded for the following year. Once awarded, these academic scholarships are renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative WJU GPA.

Other WJU Scholarships and Grants

 

Access Scholarship
Amount: This scholarship is available to first-time freshmen who have never attended college before to provide an opportunity to attend WJU for the same cost as attending any University of California campus. If a student is admitted to any UC campus, WJU will match the cost of tuition, room and board at that campus.
Eligibility: See Access Scholarship FAQs
Deadline: Eligibility determined at time of acceptance.
Renewal: Annually renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
The University of California is not affiliated with and does not endorse or support the WJU Access Scholarship.

 

Athletic Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Traditional undergraduate students competing in intercollegiate athletics may be eligible to receive an Athletic Scholarship. Men’s sports include: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and track. Women’s sports include: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, track and volleyball.
Deadline: Determined by Athletic Department.
Renewal: Determined by Athletic Department.

 

Church Partnership Grant
Amount: Up to $8,000 per year
Eligibility: This need-based grant is available to NEW students who, at the time of initial enrollment, are members of/actively participating in a church that financially supports William Jessup University.CURRENT students may also apply IF the student was a member of/actively participating in a partner church at the time of initial enrollment OR the church becomes a partner while the student is currently enrolled AND that church continues to be the student’s church home.This grant recognizes both the church’s partnership with WJU and the recipients past contribution to the church. Receiving this grant may not be tied to future participation or involvement at the church.
Deadline: Church Partnership Grant Application must be submitted by June 1. If funds are available, students who miss the Fall deadline may apply for a Spring award by November 1. Funds are limited. Priority given to early applicants.
Renewal: This grant must be applied for each year with a new application.
Application: Church Partnership Grant Application – to be filled out by a pastor (at the supporting church) who knows the applicant well.

 

Community College Grant
Amount: $2,000 per year
Eligibility: This grant is offered to new traditional program transfer students coming from a community college who have completed at least 24 transferrable semester units at the time of acceptance with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Deadline: Eligibility determined at time of acceptance.
Renewal: Annually renewable. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Application: No application required.

 

Department Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: First-time freshmen and transfer students entering the Traditional Undergraduate Program who declare a major may be eligible to compete for a Department Scholarship. Candidates must be eligible for an academic scholarship and will be contacted by the Admissions Office around January 1 to answer an essay question. From the essay responses, candidates for the award will be selected to attend a special, invitation only on-campus event where a personal interview with department faculty will be conducted.
Deadline: Determined by Admissions Office.
Renewal: Annually renewable. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Application: Essay required (sent out by Admissions Office)

 

Diversity Grant
Amount: Up to $4,000 per year
Eligibility: This grant is competitive and based on financial need, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership and vision through multiculturalism. Applicants must be an incoming freshman or transfer student and meet the eligibility requirements for an academic scholarship.
Deadline: Diversity Grant Application, essay response and a FAFSA must be submitted by April 1.
Renewal: Annually renewable by maintaining a cumulative WJU GPA of 3.0 or above. Student must live on campus and be active with multicultural educational activities on campus.
Application: Diversity Grant Application and FAFSA

 

Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Students who will be a Junior or Senior in the upcoming year are eligible to apply for privately funded scholarships designated by the donor. Click HERE to view the list of all Endowed Scholarships.
Deadline: April 6, 2013
Renewal: Non-renewable.
Application: Endowed Scholarship Application

 

Homeschool Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 per year
Eligibility: This competitive scholarship is offered to one first-time freshman each year who has completed all four years of high school through a homeschool program.
Deadline: Applicant must apply to WJU, be eligible to receive an academic scholarship and submit the Homeschool Scholarship Application by February 1.
Renewal: Annually renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Application: Homeschool Scholarship Application

 

International Scholarship
Amount: $3,500 per academic year
Eligibility: Any incoming freshman or transfer student in the Traditional Undergraduate program who is studying in the United States on an F1 Student Visa. May not be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. Students who are in the US under an illegal immigration status are not eligible.
Deadline: No deadline. Eligibility determined at time of acceptance.
Renewal: Annually renewable. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the WJU Catalog)
Application: No application required.

 

Ministry Worker Grant
Amount: Up to $3,000 per year
Eligibility: This grant is available to traditional undergraduate program students who are involved in full-time paid ministry, or who are the unmarried dependent of someone who is involved in full-time paid ministry. Examples of full-time, paid ministry include: employees of a church, missionary organization, Christian school, para-church or other non-profit organization that focuses on spreading the gospel of Christ. See Ministry Worker Grant Application for more information.
Deadline: Ministry Worker Grant Application and a FAFSA must be submitted by May 1. If funds are available, students who miss the Fall deadline may apply for a Spring award by December 1.
Renewal: Annually renewable with a WJU GPA of 2.0 or above and upon proof of continued full-time employment in paid ministry.
Application: Ministry Worker Grant Application and FAFSA

 

Music Grant
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Traditional Undergraduate Program students who excel in musical talent and ability may audition with the Music Department Chair for this grant.
Deadline: Determined by Music Department.
Renewal: Determined by Music Department.

 

Nehemiah Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year
Eligibility: This scholarship is offered to students in the traditional program who are recognized by leadership of a para-church organization (i.e. Young Life, Youth For Christ, AWANA, etc.) for Christian character, commitment to service and demonstrated leadership potential prior to coming to WJU. Students may only receive one (1) Nehemiah Scholarship per year.
Deadline: Applicants must apply for admission to WJU by April 1 (postmark date) and submit the signed Nehemiah Certificate by June 1.
Renewal: Annually renewable. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress and maintain full-time status (12-18 units) each consecutive semester of attendance with no more than one approved semester leave of absence.
Application: Nehemiah Certificate (to be completed by organization)

 

Out of State Grant
Amount: $3,500 – HOWEVER if a student meets the academic, income and asset criteria for the State Grant program in California, the amount will be doubled to $7,000 (eligibility assessed by the Director of Financial Aid).
Eligibility: First-time freshmen entering the Traditional Undergraduate Program who are not California Residents AND who graduated from a High School outside the state of California. (Transfer students coming from a school outside of California will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Must be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
Deadline: No deadline. Eligibility determined at time of initial Financial Aid package.
Renewal: Annually renewable. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the WJU Catalog).
Application: No application required.

 

Sibling Grant
Amount: Up to $2,000 per year
Eligibility: This grant was established in an effort to recognize the commitment of a family to educate two or more children at the same time. For each semester that two or more siblings are concurrently enrolled in the traditional program at WJU, each student shall automatically receive a $1,000 scholarship (maximum $2,000, per student, per year).
Deadline: No deadline.
Renewal: Renewable each semester 2 or more siblings are enrolled. Both siblings must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Application: No application required.

 

WJU Grant
Amount: Up to $5,000 per year
Eligibility: This need-based grant is determined at the discretion of the Director of Financial Aid after all other scholarships and grants are considered (prior to loans). This grant is used to assist in meeting financial need as determined by the FAFSA. If other scholarships or grants are secured by a student after the awarding of a WJU Grant, the amount of this grant may be reduced.
Deadline: No deadline.
Renewal: Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. The amount of this grant is subject to change each year based on changes to your family’s financial situation as determined by the FAFSA.
Application: No application allowed.
Institutional Aid Policy
  • Students living on campus may receive up to 100% of their tuition charges for any term from WJU Institutional Aid.
  • Commuter students may receive up to 50% of their tuition charges for any term from WJU Institutional Aid.
  • The total of all WJU Institutional Aid awards combined with Cal Grant (excluding the subsistence portion of Cal Grant B) cannot exceed 100% of a student’s tuition charges by state law.
  • All WJU Institutional Aid awards are based on one academic year of enrollment at full-time status. Amounts are split in half each semester, and students enrolled in only one semester will receive 50% of the total amount. Students enrolled less than full-time will have awards prorated accordingly based on the number of units for which they are enrolled in each term.