Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships don’t need to be repaid.

Bethel Military Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500 per semester ($1,000 maximum per year)

Renewal: Students apply every year.

Type: Bethel scholarship

Eligibility: New, regularly admitted, degree-seeking students who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. armed forces (includes reserves and National Guard). Recipients must be enrolled at least half time for the term. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need, and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply: Submit the Bethel Military Scholarship Application: 2014-2015 form (pdf).

Corporate Partnership Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500 per semester (maximum $1,000 per year)

Renewal: Students apply every year.

Type: Bethel scholarship 

Eligibility: Degree-seeking students who are employed by a Bethel University Corporate Partner and are enrolled at least half time for the semester. Recipients do not need to demonstrate need and are not eligible for other Bethel-funded grants or scholarships. Students already receiving gift assistance from any source (including military benefits and employer tuition reimbursement) that fully meets tuition are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply: If your employer is a Corporate Partner, you may apply for the Corporate Partnership Scholarship. Download, complete, and submit the scholarship application (2013-2014 form) (2014-2015 form) to the financial aid office prior to the start of class. See a list of our corporate partners.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $6,000 per year

Renewal: Students must apply every year

Type: State scholarship

Eligibility: Minnesota residents who are one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need. Awarded by state of Minnesota on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients must be enrolled at least 3/4 time and be Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible.

How to apply:

  1. Fill out a separate application through the Minnesota Office of Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

More information: Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Amount: Up to $2,000 per semester

Renewal: Students must apply every year.

Type: Federal grant

Eligibility: Students who plan on being teachers. Recipients must work as full-time teachers in a high-need field serving low-income students for a minimum of 4 years within 8 years of graduation. This grant reverts to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan (with interest accrued from the date of each grant disbursement) for students who don’t carry out the teaching requirements.

How to apply: Separate application. You must apply each year. Learn more about applying for a TEACH Grant.

Minnesota GI Bill Program

Amount: Up to $1,000 per term for full-time students. Up to $500 per term for part-time students.

Renewal: Student must apply every year. Lifetime maximum of $10,000.

Eligibility: You must be a Minnesota resident who is a:

  • Veteran who is serving or has served honorably in any branch of the United States armed forces at any time; or
  • Non-veteran who has served honorably for a total of five years or more cumulatively as a member of the Minnesota National Guard or any other active or reserve component of the United States armed forces, and any part of that service occurred on or after September 11, 2001; or
  • Spouse of a person who has served in the military at any time who has died or has a total and permanent disability as a direct result of that military service. (Student must also be eligible to receive federal veterans education benefits as a spouse or dependent.)

Academic requirements: Must be a student in good standing

How to apply:

  1. Apply for financial aid at Bethel and complete the FAFSA.
  2. Learn more about the Minnesota GI Bill and complete the online Minnesota GI Bill Application.
  3. Notify us when you’ve completed the application and submit a copy of your DD-214 to our office.

 

Military Benefits

Financial assistance is available for veterans through a number of military benefit programs.

Private Scholarships

Make sure to spend time exploring private scholarship opportunities.