Lee University Catalog 2010-2011 
    
    Jun 06, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Financial Aid


 Undergraduate Financial Aid

Lee University offers a wide variety of financial aid to eligible students, including endowment scholarships, federal and state grants, loans, employment opportunities and private scholarships, as well as a combination of these programs. Since a large portion of Lee University’s resources for financial aid is tied to federal funding, it is required that eligibility or need be established as an initial step in applying for financial aid.

To determine need, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) MUST BE FILED through the Federal Processor. This will allow a student to be considered for the range of financial aid options available through the Lee University Financial Aid Office. All information must be received by Lee University before March 15 to be included in the priority group. To expedite the process, file a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients

Along with the monetary awards received by individual students, there are certain other rights and responsibilities to be observed:

  1. Financial aid recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program. In certain cases, students who are less than half-time may be eligible for the Pell Grant.
  2. Any changes in Federal Work-Study (FWS) placement (or number of hours awarded, etc.) MUST be cleared through the Financial Aid Office prior to changes taking place. Students must have all documents completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to beginning work. A completed contract, I-9 and W-4 are required prior to working.
  3. All loan recipients must assume repayment responsibility upon leaving school. Prior to graduation (or withdrawal), an exit interview should be scheduled to ensure full understanding of loan terms and repayment provisions (including deferment options).
  4. Financial aid recipients are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress for continuation of aid.
  5. Students anticipating funds from sources other than the Financial Aid Office should notify the office as soon as an award is made. This includes scholarships, loans, etc. Certain aid may be reduced if total aid exceeds the cost of attendance.
  6. Students planning to withdraw or drop any course work must notify the Financial Aid Office prior to doing so. Students may be asked to repay part or all of any aid received.
  7. Students must re-apply for financial aid each year by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The annual re-applying priority deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment.
  8. The Financial Aid Office will process financial aid requests without regard to race, religious affiliation, gender, age, or disability. All funds are subject to individual student need as well as to the availability of funds.
  9. Financial aid recipients must maintain good standing within the university community. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right (on behalf of Lee University) to review and cancel any financial aid award in the event of academic, financial or disciplinary misconduct on the part of the recipient.
  10. Students who have been on chapel probation for three or more consecutive months and are on chapel probation at the end of the semester will forfeit any university-funded scholarships for which they would have otherwise qualified during the following semester.
  11. Students are only eligible to apply Lee University scholarships or tuition discounts toward a maximum of two Lee University off-campus study programs.
  12. Off-campus study programs that are directly sponsored by Lee University and led by Lee University faculty are the only study programs eligible for institutionally-funded aid.
  13. Graduation may impact eligibility for future financial aid.
  14. The Financial Aid Office should at all times have a local phone number and address at which students can be reached.
  15. If family/individual situations change during the school year, the Financial Aid Office should be notified. You may qualify for special conditions revision.
     

Consumer Information

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of  2008 (HEOA) consumer information is made available on the Lee University website at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/about

Disbursement of Aid

Financial aid payments to student accounts will begin no earlier than the first day of class. Typically, funds are posted to the student’s account by an electronic means. Due to the volume at the beginning of each semester, it may take up to 2-3 weeks for initial payments or when the funds are released from their originating source. State grants typically arrive mid-semester. Some aid such as Employee Discount and Family Tuition Discount are paid after the drop/add period.

Incomplete files may delay payment of funds. Students should be prepared to cover personal expenses until all aid is disbursed.

Home-Schooled Students

Under the student eligibility provisions of section 484(d)(3) of the Higher Education Act, a student who does not have a high school diploma or GED is eligible to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance if the student “completes a secondary school education in a home-school setting that is treated as a home-school or private school under State law.” Section 484(d)(3) imposes no age limitation on the eligibility of homeschooled students.

An “underage” home-schooled student is considered to be “beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State in which the institution is located,” if that State does not consider that student truant once he or she has completed a home-school program; or would not require the student to attend school or continue to be home-schooled.

Global Perspectives

Hours earned from participation in a Lee University sponsored study trip may be considered toward hours enrolled for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

Hours earned from participation in an individually Arranged Cross-Cultural trip can only be considered if the attending institution completes a Contracutal Agreement.  For more information, please see the Director of Financial Aid.
 

Professional Judgment

If you have any unusual family or financial circumstances you feel have not been reflected properly in the determination of your financial need, you are encouraged to contact us. These unusual circumstances may include one or more of the following: loss of job, change in income, divorce, death, and/or private elementary or secondary education costs. If you have additional educational costs that exceed the university’s published cost of attendance, such as child care, computer purchase, study abroad, or additional tuition charges, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

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You must submit the FAFSA application to be considered for these federal aid programs. Some aid programs are designated for particular types of students (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, professional) and level of federal need.

Students applying for early admission must meet early admissions standards in order to receive Federal Aid.

The basic eligibility requirements for federal aid are as follows:

  • Demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans).
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, meet other standards your state establishes that the Department approves, or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law.
  • Be working toward a degree in an eligible program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you’re from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Register with the Selective Service if required. You can use FAFSA to register, you can register at www.sss.gov, or you can call 1-847-688-6888. (TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567.)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.

For information on all Federal Student Financial Aid Programs: www.studentaid.ed.gov.
 

Federal Pell Grant Program

This program, previously known as the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, was established under the Higher Education Act of 1972 and was implemented during the 1973-1974 academic year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The amount of the student’s award is based on the student’s eligibility index, the cost of attendance, and a payment schedule issued to Lee University from the U.S. Department of Education. The applicant must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This program is restricted to U.S. citizens, or those in the U.S. for other than temporary purposes, who are undergraduates maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Academic Competitiveness Grant

An Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) will provide up to $750 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year of undergraduate study to full-time students who are U.S. citizens, eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and who have successfully completed a rigorous high school program. Second year students must have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. The Academic Competitiveness Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award. See http://studentaid.ed.gov for more information.

This grant will no longer be available after the 2010-2011 year.


National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant or National SMART Grant

A National SMART Grant will provide up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are U.S. citizens, eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and majoring in physical, life or computer sciences, mathematics, technology or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award. See http://studentaid.ed.gov for more information.

This grant will no longer be available after the 2010-2011 year.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program

Grants ranging from $100 to $500 a year are awarded to students with exceptional financial need who for lack of financial means would not be able to attend college. Supplemental Grants are restricted to undergraduates. A FSEOG may be received through the period required for degree completion.

Federal Work-Study Program

This is a federal aid program administered by Lee University which provides part-time employment on campus for a limited number of students with demonstrated need. Some positions are available through the Community Service Learning Program. Each student worker is normally employed for 10 hours a week at the current minimum wage rate.  Students are paid bi-monthly.  A completed contract, I-9, and W-4 must be completed before starting work.

It is the responsibility of the student to secure a job on campus.  There is an on campus listing to assist the student in finding a work study position at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/student-employment.

 

Federal TEACH Grant / Loan Information

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

The Department of Education’s TEACH Grant Program provides funds to postsecondary students who are completing or plan to complete coursework that is needed to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to serve for at least four years as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, in a school serving low-income students. Eligible full-time students may receive $4,000 per year in TEACH Grant funds, up to a maximum of $16,000 for undergraduate and post baccalaureate study, and $8,000 for graduate study.

If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required four years of teaching service within eight years after completing the coursework for which you received the grant, or if you otherwise do not meet the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan  that you must repay in full, with interest, dating back to the original disbursement date, to the Department of Education. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.

**This will become a Direct Unsubsidized Loan unless all forgiveness requirements are met.

Additional information about the program can be found at http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp

 

Federal Perkins Loan Program

Perkins Loans are available to students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 semester hours) and who demonstrate a financial need. Subject to the availability of funds, an eligible undergraduate may borrow up to $2,000 per academic year or a maximum of $15,000 in undergraduate studies. While the borrower is at least a half-time student, there is no repayment of the loan and no interest accrues. Repayment of the loan begins nine months after graduation or termination of studies. The interest rate is five percent on the unpaid balance. However, deferments extending the repayment period may be made for a member of the armed forces of the United States, a volunteer under the Peace Corps, a member of VISTA or a full-time law enforcement officer.

Federal Stafford Loan Program

To apply for a Stafford loan, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You also need to complete a Stafford Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling if you are a first time borrower at Lee. Repayment on the Stafford Loan is made to the lending institution and payments begins 6 months after the student graduates, leaves school, or drops below half time (Half time is 6 hours for undergraduate or 5 hours for graduate). The amount of repayments depends upon the size of the debt, but at least $600 per year must be paid. Deferment from repayment is granted for up to three years while a borrower serves in the Armed Forces, Peace Corps, VISTA or while enrolled full-time. Information and application forms are available from http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid/.

 

 Annual Loan Limits  

 Grade Level
Base Stafford Amount
Base Unsubsidized Amount
Additional UNSUB Amounts(Parent Loan Denial or Independent)

Freshman

3500

2000

4000

Sophomore

4500

2000

4000

Junior/Senior

5500

2000

5000

Graduate/Professional

8500

 

12,000


Aggregate Dependent Loan Limits=$31,000
Aggregate Independent & Parent Plus Denial Loan Limits =$57,000  (Sub Portion should not exceed $23000)
Graduate and Professional Loan Limits=$138,500 (no more than $65,500 can be subsidized)



Stafford Subsidized Loan 

This program enables a student to borrow directly from a bank, credit union, savings and loan association, or other participating lender who is willing to make educational loans. The loan is guaranteed by a State or private non-profit agency and insured by the federal government. The Subsidized Stafford loan is a need-based loan. The maximum amount which may be borrowed per year is $3,500 for freshmen, $4,500 for sophomores, and $5,500 for juniors and seniors. The results of your FAFSA determine your eligibility for this loan.

The total amount which may be borrowed for undergraduate study is $23,000.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan 

A new federal law called the Higher Education Amendment of 1992 created a new program of Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans for students who do not qualify, in whole or in part, for Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans. The terms of the unsubsidized loan are the same as the terms for subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, except that the federal government does not pay interest on the student’s behalf. Monthly or quarterly interest payments may be made during the time of enrollment in school, during the grace period or during any period of deferment or repayment. The total, or aggregate, amount allowed for Stafford Loans is listed below:

Undergraduate Dependent Students: $31,000 (no more than $23,000 of which can be subsidized)

 Undergraduate Independent Students: $57,500 (no more than $23,000 of which can be subsidized)

 Graduate and Professional Students: currently $138,500 (no more than $65,000 of which can be subsidized)

 

Federal Loan Borrowers Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities for Federal Loan Borrowers can be obtained with the consumer information on the Lee University website at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/about.

 

Loan Entrance Counseling

Federal regulations require all students who participate in one of the Federal Student Loan programs to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. The purpose is to provide loan information to students who anticipate receiving a Federal Student Loan. All first-time borrowers at Lee University are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling prior to receiving the first disbursement of their loan. This requirement may be fulfilled online at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid or in the Financial Aid Office. 

Loan Exit Interview

Federal regulations require all students who participate in one of the Student Loan programs to attend an Exit Interview conducted by the Financial Aid Office. The purpose of the Exit Interview is to review loan history and repayment terms with each student borrower. The Exit Interview is required for graduation and must be completed before a diploma will be issued.  

 Federal Plus Loan Program

The Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student Program enables parents to borrow a non-deferred loan for an amount up to the Cost of Education, less other aid received. Parents may only borrow for dependent, undergraduate students. Applications may be obtained from http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid/.

 

Loan Repayment Chart

 

The below figures are based on a Standard 10 year repayment plan (120 total payments)

The chart amounts are figured on a fixed interest rate.

Amount Borrowed

5% Interest

6.8% Interest

 

Payment

Total Interest

Payment

Total Interest

$5000

$53

$1,364

$58

$1,905

$10,000

$106

$2,728

$115

$3,810

$15,000

$159

$4,092

$173

$5,714

$20,000

$212

$5,456

$230

$7,619

$25,000

$265

$6,820

$288

$9,524

$30,000

$318

$8,184

$345

$11,429

There is no penalty for paying a loan off early. You will save yourself interest.

 Example:

-If you borrowed $20,000 in a Stafford loan with a fixed interest rate of 6.8% and are paying on the standard 10 year plan; minimum payments are $230 a month.

 -If you only make the minimum payments, you will pay $7,619 in interest alone over the 10 year repayment period.

 -If you pay over the minimum amount and paid $270 a month, you will have the loan paid off in 8 years and only pay $5,986 in interest; saving $1,633 in interest payments.

 To calculate your payments you may use the repayment calculator link below. http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/standardcalculator.htm

 

Alternative Loans

Sometimes federal student and parent loans are not enough to cover all educational expenses. For this reason, you may consider applying for a private, credit-based loan that may be used as a supplemental resource for paying college costs. Unlike Stafford or PLUS loans, Alternative Loans require a separate application, credit check, multiple disclosures and a Self-Certification form. A co-signer may be required if you have less than two years of good credit history. By applying online you will know instantly if you are eligible or if you need a co-signer. Applications maybe obtained from http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid/. A list of available lenders is provided, but you may apply directly with any lender that you choose.

  

Return of Federal Title IV Financial Aid Policy

The return of unearned Title IV aid is calculated by the Business Office. This calculation applies to any student who meets the following criteria:

  1. The student completely withdraws (officially or unofficially) and
  2. The student received Federal Title IV or state aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, Tennessee Hope Scholarship, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, but not Federal Work-Study).

If a student withdraws, the university is required to calculate the amount of aid earned. Any unearned aid must be returned according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The withdrawal date is determined by the Office of Student Life for official withdrawals (see the Undergraduate Academic Section for the policy regarding withdrawing from the University). The withdrawal date for unofficial withdrawals is the last date of recorded attendance or the midpoint of the semester whichever is earlier. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the university and/or the Federal/State Government.

The student will be responsible for any balance due on the account after Title IV funds have been returned.

The institution will be responsible for the return of unearned tuition and fees. To determine the institution’s responsibility, multiply the total amount of institutional charges for the semester by the percentage unearned. Compare this result with the amount of Title IV aid unearned, the lesser amount is the unearned Title IV aid which will be returned by the institution.

The student’s responsibility includes earned Title IV aid due to the lender and any tuition and fees due to the institution. If the student’s portion of unearned Title IV aid is a loan, the terms and conditions of the loan take care of the repayment. If the student’s portion of unearned Title IV aid is a federal grant, the student returns no more than 50 percent of the amount received for the semester.

Re-calculation Formula

  • Percent earned is equal to the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total number of days in the semester.
  • The amount of Title IV aid earned is equal to the amount of aid disbursed plus the amount of aid that could have been disbursed times the percentage earned.
  • Federal/State financial aid is returned to the federal/state government based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned is equal to the amount of Title IV earned subtracted from Title IV aid disbursed.
  • Returned aid is credited in the following order:
    • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
    • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal PLUS Loans
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    • Other Title IV and State aid programs
       

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

All students who receive federal financial aid must be working toward an eligible degree from Lee University. In order to assure that students make progress the following requirements have been established. Lee University will utilize the following policy in determining federal financial aid eligibility. Progress will be evaluated at the end of the academic year or at the end of a term of financial aid probation.

 I.           Progress Standards

 A.     Quantitative Standard per year: Students must, as a minimum, receive a satisfactory grade in the courses attempted during the academic year. Students must satisfactorily complete 70% of hours attempted.

                         Satisfactory grades are A, B, C and D. Unsatisfactory grades are W, F, or I.

  B.    Qualitative Standard: Financial aid recipients must maintain the following cumulative grade point averages to be considered making satisfactory progress.

 

Total Hours Attempted                        Minimum Required G.P.A.

0 – 29                                                  1.5

30 – 59                                                1.7

60 – 89                                                1.9

90 – above                                          2.0

 

 C.    Maximum hours: Any undergraduate student who has attempted 195 hours or more will not be making progress.

 D.    0.0 GPA within a term: Any student who receives all F’s, W’s or I’s in courses attempted in any semester (fall, spring or summer) will not be making progress.

 E.   Transfer students: All transferable credits will be counted toward the maximum number of hours allowed to be eligible for financial aid. Satisfactory progress will be evaluated at the end of the first academic year attended at Lee University.

  II.                  Review of Eligibility

 A.    Initial Review: Satisfactory academic progress is reviewed for all financial aid applicants to insure that they meet the required qualitative, quantitative, and maximum time frame standards as outlined in Section I. Applicants who do not meet these standards will be notified.

 B.    Subsequent Review: All satisfactory progress standards are monitored and reviewed annually at the end of the summer term.

 III.                Removal From Financial Aid

 A.    A student who fails to meet the above standards of progress will be placed on financial aid probation for the next period of enrollment. Students can continue to receive financial aid during this one semester probation period. Financial aid probation will only be granted once during a student’s academic program.

Students who exceed the maximum number of hours (195 attempted) will automatically be placed on financial aid suspension. They will not be granted a semester of probation.

 B.     A student who subsequently fails to meet the academic standards will be placed on financial aid suspension for the next period of enrollment.

 C.    A student placed on academic suspension from Lee University will automatically be removed from financial aid for the next period of enrollment.

 D.    Removal from financial aid does not prevent students from enrolling at Lee University without financial aid assistance if they are eligible to re-enroll.

  IV.                Appeals

Students placed on financial aid suspension can appeal to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by appropriate supporting documents. Reasons that may be acceptable for the appeal are: 1) serious illness or accident on the part of the student; 2) Death, accident or serious illness in the immediate family; 3) financial difficulties forcing incomplete and premature withdrawal; 4) other extenuating circumstances directly affecting academic performance.

  V.                  Reinstatement of Financial Aid

 A.    A student who is removed from financial aid may be eligible to have his/her financial aid reinstated if he/she enrolls without financial aid in a minimum of nine hours one semester and passes all courses attempted with a minimum 2.0 semester G.P.A. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Financial Aid Office if this requirement has been met.

 B.    Eligibility for financial aid will be reinstated if an appeal is approved.

 C.    Returning students who have a leave of absence greater than five years will be allowed one academic year without penalty. However, the student must make satisfactory progress standards for that year to continue to receive financial aid.

 

State Financial Aid Programs 

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1995 to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching force. Participation in this forgivable loan program is limited to college juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in Tennessee. Recipients of the awards incur an obligation to teach one year in a Tennessee public school for each year the award is received or repay the loan with substantial interest. Applications are available online at www.state.tn.us/tsac.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)

The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) is a non-profit organization established by the Tennessee General Assembly to further post-secondary education opportunity for Tennessee residents. In administering the Tennessee Student Assistance Award, TSAC reviews all Tennessee resident applicants who are enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution. The awards range from $1,500 to $4,000. Students apply for the TSAA by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Following the submission of the FAFSA, TSAC will review the student’s application based on family need in the same manner as the Pell Grant. For more information, go to www.state.tn.us/tsac.

Tennessee Hope Scholarship

Tennessee residents who graduate from high school in 2010 are eligible to apply for a Hope Scholarship. The award amount is up to $5,500 per year for a four-year institution (not to exceed the cost of attendance). To receive the award, students must have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year prior to September 1, 2010.

Class of 2010 applicants should have one of the following:

  • minimum ACT score of 21
  • minimum SAT score of 980
  • overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

GED graduates must have a minimum GED score of 525. Home-school graduates without a GED must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or a minimum SAT score of 980.

Application is made with the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of September 1. For additional information, contact the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation at 1-800-342-1663 or www.state.tn.us/tsac. Information on enrollment, continued eligibility, and appeal requirements for the HOPE scholarship can be found at http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid/.
 

Other State Scholarship and Tuition Grant Programs

Many states now have scholarship or tuition grant programs. In most states, these scholarships or tuition grants may be used only for attendance at post-secondary educational institutions within the particular state. A few may be used for attendance at any school. To obtain the particulars of these programs, contact your high school counselor or state student assistance agency.

 

Delaware residents should contact:
  State of Delaware Higher Education Commission
Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-5240 or 800-292-7935
www.doe.k12.de.us
Maryland Higher Education Commission
 

839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
1-800-974-0203or 410-260-4500
www.mhec.state.md.us

Michigan residents should contact:
 

Office of Scholarships and Grants
Post Office Box 30462
Lansing MI 48909-7962
1-888-4-GRANTS
email:  osg@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

New Jersey residents should contact:
  New Jersey Higher Education
Student Assistance Authority
Post Office Box 540
Trenton, NJ 08625
1-800-792-8670
clientservices@hesaa.org
www.hesaa.org
Pennsylvania residents should contact:
 

Pennsylvania Higher Education                
Assistance Agency                                       
Special Programs                               or      Pennsylvania State Grant Program
P.O. Box 8157                                                P.O. Box 8141 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157                        Harrisburg, PA 17105-8141 
1-800-692-7392
www.pheaa.org

Tennessee residents should contact:
  Tennessee Student
Assistance Corporation
404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1510, Parkway Towers
Nashville, TN 37243-0820
1/800-342-1663
e-mail: TSAC.Aidinfo@tn.gov
http://tennessee.gov/tsac
www.state.tn.us/tsac/
Vermont residents should contact:
 

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
VSAC-Grants
Post Office Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404
1-800-882-4166 or 802-654-3750
e-mail: info@vsac.org
www.vsac.org


 

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

Students should contact their local office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Human Services, to see if they qualify for any educational assistance.

Lee University Scholarships

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Academic Scholarships

The Centennial, Presidential and Dean’s scholarships are awarded to first-time freshmen each year based upon ACT or SAT scores. Composite scores for scholarship consideration are taken only from a single test date, and tests must be taken on one of the published national test dates set by The College Board. Students who take the ACT residual test on campus are NOT eligible for academic scholarship consideration. Each academic scholar must maintain a full-time Lee University undergraduate class load of 12-17 semester hours each semester. Academic scholarships do NOT cover the cost of summer camps or Summer Honors. Students older than traditional high school graduates are eligible for academic scholarships if they are first time college attendees.

Institutional Scholarships (including academic scholarships and employee tuition discounts) can not be applied toward more than two Lee University off campus study programs during a student’s enrollment at Lee.

Centennial Scholarship is awarded to any student who has graduated from an approved high school and who scores 31-36 on the ACT or 1400-1600 (Math and Critical Reasoning only) composite score on the SAT. Those students who qualify must carry more than 11 credit hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in order to continue receiving the award. The scholarship is distributed in two phases. In the first phase, all Centennial Scholars receive an amount equal to standard tuition. This phase lasts for the recipient’s freshman year. The second phase is in effect from the recipient’s sophomore year until he or she graduates. In the second phase, Centennial Scholars are separated into two categories, Centennial Gold and Centennial Silver. Those Centennial Scholars with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.69 will be designated as Centennial Silver.

Those with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and above will be designated as Centennial Gold. A Centennial Silver Scholar receives  an amount equal to half-tuition for each semester that he or she qualifies. A Centennial Gold Scholar receives an amount equal to full-tuition for each qualifying semester. If at any time the student should lose the scholarship for falling below the 3.0 or the 3.7 cumulative grade point requirement, it can be reinstated at either level once the GPA is equal to or above the original level. This scholarship can be used in any semester including the summer (must take 4 credit hours in any one summer session), but not after graduation. The Centennial Scholarship is awarded in place of, not in addition to, the Honor Scholarship. If a student enrolls in another college/university before attending Lee University, this student will forfeit his or her eligibility for the Centennial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the Office of Admissions.

Presidential Scholarship is awarded to any student who has graduated from an approved high school and who scores 27-30 on the ACT or 1230-1390 (Math and Critical Reasoning only) composite score on the SAT. This scholarship is equal to standard tuition for the freshman year. Students who enroll in another college/university before attending Lee University forfeit eligibility. Presidential scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions.

Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to any student who has graduated from an approved high school and who scores 24-26 on the ACT or 1120-1220 (Math and Critical Reasoning only) composite score on the SAT. This scholarship is equal to one-half standard tuition for the freshman year. Students who enroll in another college/university before attending Lee University forfeit eligibility. Dean’s scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions.

Honor Scholarship is awarded to any incoming applicant or returning student who has passed a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours, has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7, and who is currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.  The scholarship provides the amount of $2,000 for the semester awarded.  This scholarship can be utilized in an unlimited number of semesters as long as all criteria mentioned above are met.  Students enrolled in the CAPS program or students who have already graduated with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for this scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded by the Office of Records.
 

Asian Pacific Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Asian Scholarship Program is to help expand partnerships & recruitment opportunities with specific Asian countries that were established by Lee University through the Asian study grant initiative. The program will provide (10) student scholarships to international students from various Asian countries. Eligible scholarship recipients are students coming to Lee for the first time beginning August 2010 from these targeted Asian countries: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.  The recipient of the scholarship shall be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing, pursuing a degree from Lee University. All recipients will be selected by a committee on the basis of provisions listed herein; academic achievement, talent, or leadership experiences.

Scholarship Stipend
Each recipient will be awarded $7,000 per year or $3,500 per semester. Any remaining cost, including books, would be covered by the student. Summer classes are not covered by this program. The award will apply for fall and spring semesters only. The scholarship shall be identified as the Asian Pacific Scholarship. The number of awards shall be limited to ten total students for any given semester. Students receiving this award are limited to (8) semesters.

Selection
Applications received by December 1 and May 1 of each year would be considered for available scholarships. The selection of the scholarship recipients is wholly and strictly the responsibility of the Lee University Asian Pacific Scholarship selection committee.

Eligibility Requirements
In the selection of the scholarship recipients, major consideration will be given to the potential academic performance and talent or leadership ability of each applicant.  This scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any academic program.  First priority will be given to Asian students who are from the specific countries outlined above. Application deadline for the January semester is December 1 and May 1 for fall semesters.  Two letters of recommendation are required for each applicant.

Students awarded must provide the following:

  • Completed admissions application form
  • Official records of previous academic work. Copies must be certified as true copies by an official of the educational institution. Official secondary school or preparatory school records. All transcripts must be translated into English.
  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score must be officially reported by the Education Testing Service if the applicant is from a non English-speaking country. Lee University’s institutional number is 1401.
  • All undergraduate applicants must submit an official American College Testing score (ACT) or SAT scores from the College Board. 
  • A sponsor’s guarantee form and bank statement, documenting that there is sufficient financial resources for twelve months of study including travel expenses. This is a United States government regulation that is strictly enforced by Lee University.
  • A signed Estimate of Expenses form, which is provided in our international student packet, is also required. http://www.leeuniversity.edu/pdf/admissions/international-booklet.PDF
  • Once accepted, Lee requires an advance deposit of $3,400 U.S. dollars to confirm the enrollment. The US Immigration I-20 form will be sent by international express mail after the deposit has been paid.


Cancellation Provisions
If a scholarship recipient withdraws from Lee University or fails to remain eligible for continuing his or her studies, eligibility for this scholarship becomes invalid.

 

Hicks Scholars Program

The Hicks Scholars Program honors the memory of the late B.L. Hicks. It has been funded by a gift from members of the Hicks family. Each year 14 one-year scholarships are awarded, granting $1,500 to a sophomore selected for the honor by the faculty of his/her academic discipline as directed by the department chair. These 14 winners are announced in April of each year. (Winners may not be Centennial Scholars or children of Lee faculty.)

Hicks Scholars will be expected to volunteer for a work assignment within the department for five hours each week under the supervision of the chair.

Hicks Scholars will be selected in the following areas:

  • History
  • Elementary Education
  • English 
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Special Education
  • Physical/Secondary Education
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Foreign Languages
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science

Leadership Scholarship Program

The Roberson Memorial Leadership Scholarship Program annually awards 25 scholarships of $2,000 each to applicants who have shown outstanding leadership ability in high school or college. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated successful leadership, character and service in school activities, church ministry or community service programs. Inquiries or questions can be answered by the Admissions Office. Scholarship Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 15.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program awards 17 scholarships of $2,000 each. In accordance with the guidelines prescribed by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, scholarships will be awarded to women who reside in one of nine specified states - Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. Recipients will be chosen primarily on the basis of need, with consideration given to academic merit and character. The Scholarship Application must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 15.

Music Scholarships

Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award

The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is awarded annually to the School of Music’s most outstanding music major at the end of the student’s junior year for use in his/her senior year.  The Presser Scholar is selected by the music faculty whose choice shall be guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit.  The student selected is identified by the music faculty and the decision communicated by the Dean of the School of Music to the Presser Foundation with a brief statement about the student.  The award is granted for one year.

In addition, music scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating performance ability in applied music. Interested individuals should write to the Dean, School of Music, Lee University. Performance scholarships are also available from each of the performing ensembles. Contact music@leeuniversity.edu for more information.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship

Tucker Foundation Scholarship

The Tucker Foundatioin Scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding student in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  The Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will accept recommendations from the science and math faculty and will nominate the Tucker Scholar at the end of his/her junior year to the Student Aid Committee.  The Tucker Foundation Scholarship recipient will be chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, with consideration given to financial need and priority given to students who graduated from an East Tennessee high school.  The scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition and expenses for his/her senior year.  A plaque in the science/mathematics building will honor the Tucker Scholars by recognizing the Tucker Foundation and listing the name of each scholarship recipient by year. 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Ten Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships will be awarded per year. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is equal to one-half standard tuition for the first two semesters. Recipients must be incoming transfer students that are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students are to have received their A.A. or A.S. degree and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated successful leadership in extracurricular, athletic, church related or community events. Inquiries or questions can be answered by the Office of Admissions.

All scholarship applications and appropriate required documents should be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 15 to be eligible for the next academic year.

Poiema Scholarship Program

Ten $5,000 scholarships will be given each year to prospective first-year students who indicate a desire to prepare for full-time traditional ministry. Women and students currently involved in non-university ministerial training offered by the Church of God denomination are strongly encouraged to apply. These scholarships will be renewable for one year and can be combined with other scholarships. Each scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to serve an internship in the School of Religion, Campus Pastor’s Office, or Leonard Center for Christian Service.

Students who declare a major in the School of Religion and plan to pursue full-time ministry after graduation are eligible to apply. All scholarship applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 15 to be eligible for the next academic year.

State Alumni Chapter Scholarship Funds

State Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship funds are available from the following State Alumni Associations: Florida, Georgia (North), Georgia (South), Delmarva-D.C., Western North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. These State Alumni Scholarships have been endowed by each State Alumni Association. Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the Lee University Student Aid Committee from recommendations received from the State Alumni Associations. Application for these scholarships should be made through the respective state alumni chapters.

Tennessee Scholar Program

Selection will be based on academic merit, potential leadership and financial need.  Scholarship recipients are chosen based upon the following criteria:

  • Your scholarship eligibility is determined by your name appearing on the Certified TENNESSEE SCHOLAR list sent to Lee University by the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce representative which verifies that you have completed all requirements
  • Only applicants with an ACT composite score of 18 to 23 are eligible to apply. If you have a 24 composite or higher - you are already eligible for one of our other academic scholarships
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale.)

Scholarship applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 15. 

Theatre Talent Scholarship

Theatre Talent scholarships are available to Theatre majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students receiving these awards are required to work on one of the main stage theatre productions scheduled for that semester and are awarded $600 upon successful completion of the production. The specific nature of their involvement will be determined based upon the particular area(s) of talent for each student and the specific needs of the production. Scholarships may be renewed for one additional semester depending upon the director’s assessment of the quality of the recipient’s participation and the recipient’s interest in continuing the scholarship. Scholarship auditions are held at the start of each Fall semester. Application information is available in the Communication and the Arts Department main office, Dixon Center 101 or e-mail theatre@leeuniversity.edu.
 

Transfer Scholarships

Community College Graduate Scholarship

This award is in the amount of $3,000 and is awarded for one academic year to transfer applicants who have been offered admission to Lee University, are graduates of a community college, have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale and are enrolled for full-time (12 credits or more) study at Lee University. Applicants must transfer to Lee after graduation without attending another community college to be eligible and must not be a readmitting student. Final community college transcript with graduation date is required for scholarship eligibility. Applicants must be offered admission for fall or spring semester to qualify.

John D. Nichols Scholarship

This award is in the amount of $2,000 and is awarded for one academic year to transfer applicants who have been offered admission to Lee University, have completed 30 semester hours, are transferring from a two-year or four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale and are enrolled in full-time (12 credits or more) study at Lee University. To be eligible all final college transcripts with cumulative GPA are required. First-time freshman with dual enrolled hours and readmitting students are not eligible for the award. Applicants must be offered admission for fall or spring semester to qualify. Cannot be combined with the Community College Graduation Scholarship.

Community Scholarships

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100 Black Men of Bradley County Scholarship

Lee University will offer a $1,000 annual, renewable scholarship to a male or female applicant of color. Applicants must be full-time students, Bradley County residents, U.S. citizens and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applications may be obtained by writing to the 100 Black Men of Bradley County, Inc.; P.O. Box 5656; Cleveland, TN 37320-5656.

100 Black Men of Bradley County 2 + 2 Scholarship

The 2 + 2 Scholarship is a two-year full-tuition scholarship less any federal or state grants the student is eligible to receive. Applicants must be graduates of Cleveland State Community College, full-time students, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Recipients must apply for federal aid by submitting the FAFSA to determine eligibility. Recommendations will be made by the 100 Black Men of Bradley County, Inc.

Bradley Initiative for Church and Community Scholarship

The BICC Scholarship is a two-year full-tuition scholarship for members of minority ethnic groups or to students pursuing the Intercultural Studies major. Primary consideration will be given to full-time juniors or seniors who have been residents of Bradley County for a minimum of one year and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applications are available at BICC; P.O. Box 5404; Cleveland, TN 37320.

Endowment Scholarships

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Applicants must complete the Lee University Endowment Scholarship Application online prior to the March 15 priority deadline. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and attending the main Cleveland campus with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students receiving full-tuition discounts are not eligible for endowed scholarships. The Lee University Student Aid Committee is wholly responsible for the selection of the endowment scholarship recipients. In this selection, academic and leadership qualities are considered, but the major consideration is given to financial need. Students may receive only one endowed scholarship per academic year. Scholarships will be discontinued any time a recipient withdraws from Lee University or fails to meet requirements regarding academic progress or chapel probation.

 

College of Arts and Sciences



Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lesa Karean (Carey) McClennahan Scholarship


Endowed by family and friends who are interested in the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Applicants must be full-time students in any academic division. Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in psychology. The recipient must be classified as a junior or senior with a grade point average no less than 2.9.

 J. H. Walker Scholarship
(known as the Herbert and Lucille Walker Scholarship Fund)


Endowed by the family and friends of J. Herbert Walker, Jr. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time ministerial students at Lee University majoring in either sociology or intercultural studies.

 

Department of Business

Alpha Scholarship Fund
 

Family and friends of Randy T. and Cynthia Howell Joiner have established the Alpha Scholarship fund. Priority will be given to students from Florida or Georgia seeking a degree in Business and/or Communications. Incoming freshman must have a high school GPA or 3.0 or higher.

Cletus Benton Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by the friends of Cletus Benton. One recipient will be selected from one of the following area schools: Bradley Central High School; Cleveland High School; Walker Valley High School; or Cleveland State Community College. Majors in the Department of Business will receive primary consideration.

Lorene Hall Biggs Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Lorene Hall Biggs. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students majoring in business.

Karen Hanks Folino Charter Member Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club and Karen Hanks Folino. First priority will be given to full-time students from the Department of Business.

Rick and Diana Folino Business Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. Folino. Selection is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee. Major consideration will be given to full-time students from the state of Florida who are enrolled in the Department of Business and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Special consideration will be given to the Men of Upsilon Xi.

Craig Hagmaier Scholarship
 

Established by the family of Craig Hagmaier. The scholarship is open to all students with first priority to a student from the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Department of Business or a student from Pennsylvania.

Hartgraves Accounting Scholarship Fund
 

Established by Dr. Al and Mrs. Aline Hartgraves. Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in accounting. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated a strong sense of personal integrity and character, who have expressed a desire to pursue a career in professional accounting, and who have achieved at least a 3.0 overall GPA with at least a 3.25 GPA in accounting and other business courses.

Harold Medford Memorial Scholarship 
 

Family members of Harold D. Medford have established the Harold D. Medford Memorial Scholarship Fund. First priority will be given to students concentrating in business studies. Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in accounting. 

Frank Miles Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by friends and family of Frank Miles. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in the Department of Business.

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Redman, Jr., Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Redman, Jr. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled in the Department of Business.

Dr. Donald D. and Helene S. Rowe Business Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Lee University Department of Business alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Applicants for this scholarship must be of Pentecostal faith (with preference given to Church of God or Church of God of Prophecy members) and must be enrolled in one of the majors in the Department of Business. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and maintain this level.

 

Department of Communication and the Arts

Bill and Mary Windham Ford Scholarship
 

Endowed by the children of Bill and Mary Windham Ford. Selection is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in Christian education or communication at Lee University. Major consideration will be given to potential academic performance and financial need.

Dr. Robert D. Humbertson Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mrs. Jo Ann Humbertson and family. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students majoring in communication. The scholarship shall be limited to sophomores, juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Pathway Press Journalism Scholarship
 

Endowed by Pathway Press. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Lee University majoring in communication with emphasis in journalism.

Ernest and Doris Powers Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Ernest and Doris Powers. Priority will be given to family members and then to students majoring in communication, education, or political science/public policy.

 

Department of History and Political Science

Ernest and Doris Powers Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Ernest and Doris Powers. Priority will be given to family members and then to students majoring in communication, education, or political science/public policy.

 

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Lois Beach Science Scholarship
 

Initiated by Roderick Justice and endowed by science alumni. The scholarship is based upon the number of laboratory assistants needed as well as the scholastic performance of the applicant in this area. Recipients are limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors with majors in chemistry and/or biology.

Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Daugherty Science Scholarship
 

Established to assist students majoring in the area of Natural Science (Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences). Selection of the recipient is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee from recommendations received from the Chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Recommendation from the chairperson will be based on academic and leadership records, with major consideration given to the science laboratory abilities of the applicant.

Beth Marie DeLaLuz Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Beth Marie DeLaLuz. Priority given to biochemistry majors.

Lougillah McCoy Freeman Scholarship 
 

June F. Beadle of Lake Wales, Florida, being vitally interested in helping qualified and deserving students secure a college education, has established The Lougillah McCoy Freeman Scholarship Fund. Priority to a female freshman, enrolled in a nursing program.

Duane and Joy Hall Science Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Lee University Sertoma Club and the family and friends of Duane and Joy Hall. Recipients will be selected from a list of qualified candidates prepared by the Chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. These candidates must be majoring in one of the Natural Science areas (biological or physical).

Dr. and Mrs. Earl Kent Hamilton Science Scholarship
 

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton of Severna Park, Maryland. Applicant must be a full-time student and be majoring in one of the Natural Science areas (biological or physical). Major consideration shall be given to the science laboratory abilities of the applicant.

J.P. and Helen Johnson Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club and J.P. and Helen Johnson. Priority will be to descendants of J.P. and Helen Johnson, then to descendants of R.P. Johnson and J.H. Hughes. Next priority will be to students majoring in natural sciences who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Thomas R. Johnson Science Scholarship Fund
 

Established by the family of Thomas R. Johnson and Odyssey Collegiate. Priority will be given to biochemistry majors.

Doyle B. and Doris Justice Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle B. Justice. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. No recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than 8 semesters. Contact the Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for further information.

Sherry Bray Lewis Scholarship
 

Primarily funded by the Ladies Ministries of Illinois along with family and friends. This scholarship is limited to students majoring in science areas. Priority will be given to students from Illinois.. Contact the Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for further information.

James M. McPherson Science Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Lee University Sertoma Club and the family and friends of Dr. James M. McPherson. Scholarships may be awarded to qualified Lee University students who are majoring in one of the natural science areas. No recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than three years.

Anna Mainiero Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Marley of Atlanta, Georgia. Scholarships are limited to students majoring in science areas. No recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than 8 semesters. Contact the Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for further information.

March of Dimes Scholarship
 

Established in memory of the late Cletus Benton. The applicant must be a resident of Bradley or Polk County and must be enrolled in a major which prepares him/her for a career in a specialized health field. This shall include, but is not limited to, nursing, medical technology, psychology, social work, or physical therapy.

Herbert and Donna Nichols Mathematics Scholarship 
 

Herbert and Donna Nichols, being vitally interested in the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Herbert and Donna Nichols Mathematics Scholarship Fund. First consideration will be given to individuals who are enrolled in the Mathematics Department of Lee University.

Dr. Robert O’Bannon Science Scholarship
 

Initiated by Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty and by the Collegiate Sertoma Club in the area of natural science. Selection of the recipient is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee from recommendations received from the Chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Recommendation will be made with major consideration given to the science laboratory abilities of the applicant.

Clarence Sebert Paxton Scholarship
 

Endowed by the friends and family of Clarence Sebert Paxton. Recipients of the scholarship must be full-time students in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of Lee University.

Milton and Lois Riley Scholarship
 

Established by Milton and Lois Riley, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Applicants must be majoring in Biology or Health Science. Priority will be given to 2nd year or above Biology or Health Science majors who are interested in medical missions.

Earl M. and Ruby J. Tapley Pre-medical Scholarship
 

Endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Earl M. Tapley. Dr. Tapley was the first Dean and Academic Vice President of Lee College (1946-53). He served as interim president of Lee College during the second semester of 1950-51. Awards will honor their son, Dr. Dwight Lowell Tapley, and their granddaughter, Dr. Holly Sue Tapley. First preference will be given to students aspiring for the M.D. degree who wish to become family practitioners on the mission field or in areas of the United States with little or no medical services.

Rev. James L. and Lonie Mae Underwood Science Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends in their memory. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of Laboratory Assistants needed as well as scholarship and performance of the applicant in this area. Applicants are limited to sophomore, junior and senior students, with majors in chemistry and/or biology. Contact the Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for further information.

Heinrich Christoph Woodson Science Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by the family and friends of Heinrich Woodson. Applicants must be full-time students at Lee. First consideration will be given to individuals who have a disability and who are enrolled in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

 

College of Education 
 

Jessie B. and Bertha Jane Anderson Scholarship

Scholarship Established by the Anderson family. Priority will be given to grandchildren of the donors. Second priority will be to international students who will return to their native country to serve in education, church music or pastoral ministries. Next priority to elementary or early childhood majors with 60 hours and a 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Jimmy W. Bilbo Scholarship
 

Endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Bilbo and family. Applicants for this scholarship must be education majors, considered worthy and be enrolled as fulltime students.

Claude V. Bridges Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends of Claude V. Bridges. Applicants must be enrolled in the Helen DeVos College of Education.

Ralph Buckner, Sr., Scholarship Fund
 

Established by friends and family of Ralph Buckner, Sr. First priority to education majors studying to become teachers. Recipient selected by the Dean of the Helen DeVos College of Education.

Sheila Hyde Cannon Memorial Scholarship
 

Scholarship Established by family and friends of Sheila Cannon. Priority will be given to full-time education majors.

Dale Goff Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by family, friends, colleagues and members of the Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club. Applicants must be full-time graduate students enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program in the Helen DeVos School of Education.

Dale Hughes Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Applicants must be Bradley Central High School graduates pursuing a career in the field of education.

James R. Lemons Scholarship
 

Endowed by Dr. James R. Lemons. Applicants must be male students enrolled in the Helen DeVos College of Education majoring in early or middle childhood education.

Houston R. and Mabel E. Morehead Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Priority will be given to extended members of the Morehead family. Second priority to junior and senior level students with a GPA of 3.5 or above majoring in religion, music, elementary education or special education.

David and Mary S. Painter Scholarship
 

Endowed by David and Mary Painter. Recipients of the scholarship must be full-time students majoring in elementary education with a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Kimberly Rausch Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by family and the Collegiate Sertoma Club and is available to full-time students preparing to teach in elementary education. No recipient shall receive the scholarship for more than 8 semesters.

Monroe and Mary Lou Sims Scholarship
 

Established by the Sims families. Priority will be given to grandchildren of donors. Second priority will be to international students who will return to their native country to serve in education, church music or pastoral ministries. Next prioriy to elementary or early childhood majors with 60 hours and a 3.0 GPA.

Christel Gertrude Tech Scholarship 
 

Endowed by the estate of Christel Gertrude Tech. Preference to students who major in Education and/or Early Childhood Development.

Celeste Thompson Memorial Scholarship 
 

Endowed by Bill and Venisha Knepper in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. First priority to family members of Celeste Thompson. Second priority to education majors performing community service hours working with children. 

 

School of Music

Delton L. Alford Music Scholarship
 

Endowed by students, colleagues and friends of the honoree. Awards are based on scholarship, performing ability and need. For additional information see the Dean of the School of Music or contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Beach Choral Music Scholarship
 

The Charles and Lois Underwood Beach Choral Music Scholarship Fund was established by Robert and Kim Daugherty, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Priority will be given to first-year Lee University students who are music majors and are members of the Lee University Chorale or Lee University Choral Union. Preference will be given to students who maintained a 3.0 GPA at a prior institution.

Diane Belisle Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of Diane Belisle. First priority will be given to immediate family members and relatives, then to students studying to become full-time music ministers.

Dr. Jim Burns Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Collegiate Sertoma Club, Lee Singers alumni, and friends. Priority shall be given to members of the Lee Singers. Award is based primarily on musical abilities, financial need and service to the ensemble.

Department of Music Ministries Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Church of God Music Committee, Lee University School of Music and faculty. Applicants for this scholarship must be music majors.

David and Virginia Horton Music Scholarship
 

David and Virginia Horton, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the David and Virginia Horton Music Scholarship Fund at Lee University. Priority will be given to a music major who is a member of Campus Choir with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Ruby Horton Scholarship
 

Established by the children and friends of Ruby Horton to help promising young pianists in their study at Lee University. The scholarship is to be awarded to the accompanist for the Lee University Campus Choir and will be selected by the Director of Campus Choir.

A.T. Humphries Music Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club and friends and family of the honoree. Priority will be given to the student director of Campus Choir as selected by the Director of Campus Choir

Nelia Jeffords Scholarship
 

Established by Nelia Jeffords and friends and the Collegiate Sertoma Club. Applicants must be enrolled full-time pursuing a graduate degree in music.

Lee Singers Scholarship
 

Established by the Sertoma Club, Guy and Lee Marley and alumni and friends of the Lee Singers. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division with recommendations made by the Director of Lee Singers.

Renate Lupke Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends of Renate Lupke. Priority will be given to a full-time student who is a promising young musician and a member of the Voices of Lee.

Celeste Ann Marley Music Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Marley of Atlanta, Georgia, in memory of their daughter, Celeste Ann. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of performance, scholarship and need. Contact the Dean, School of Music, for further information.

Lee Marley Vocal Performance Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Marley and is open to all high school seniors with demonstrated ability in vocal performance. For additional information contact the Dean, School of Music.

Roosevelt Miller Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in any academic division of Lee University and a member of the Ladies of Lee. First priority will be student conductor, then for an accompanist, next for any music major in the Ladies of Lee.

B.J. Moffett/Lee Singers Scholarship
 

In support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, Brad and Melissa Moffett have established the B.J. Moffett/Lee Singers Scholarship. Priority will be given to members of Lee Singers preparing for a calling in church music or worship studies.

Houston R. and Mabel E. Morehead Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Priority will be given to extended members of the Morehead family. Second priority to junior and senior level students with a GPA of 3.5 or above majoring in religion, music, elementary education or special education.

Danny R. Murray Scholarship 
 

The family of Danny R. Murray, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Danny R. Murray Scholarship Fund. Priority will be given to family of Danny R. Murray, music students selected specifically by Danny and Debbie Murray, members of Voices of Lee.

Phillips, Craig, and Dean-Sparrow Foundation Scholarship Fund
 

Established by Phillips, Craig, and Dean-Sparrow Foundation. Priority will be given to music students majoring in Music Performance, Music Education or Church Music or religion students majoring in pastoral ministry. 

Plate Family Memorial Scholarship 
 

Established by Stephen W. Plate in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Priority to music majors interested in careers in the performing arts, music ministry, music education or the commercial music industry. 

Michael and Patricia Roberts Scholarship 
 

Established by Michael and Patricia Roberts in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Priority to music majors who are performing community service related to this major. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. 

Anna Marie Thacker Music Scholarship
 

Endowed by Lee University and friends. Applicants shall be majoring in music with piano as their primary area of performance. Applicants must apply to the Dean of the School of Music and be prepared to audition.

Phillip Thomas Orchestra Scholarship
 

Originally endowed through the generosity of supporters and hard work of orchestra members, this scholarship is named for the orchestra’s founding conductor, Phillip Thomas. Recipients of the scholarship must be full-time music students whose primary instrument is violin, viola, cello or double-bass and are members of the university orchestra. Priority will be given to the concertmaster of the orchestra, then to principal players of the other string sections. 

Melissa and Alvin Word, III Family Memorial Scholarship 
 

The family of Melissa and Alvin Word, III have established the Melissa and Alvin Word, III Family Memorial Scholarship. Priority will be given to music majors pursuing careers in the musical arts and/or in music ministry who are in good standing in the School of Music and who, in the opinion of the Dean of the School of Music and the Department representative, is deserving of such a music performance award.

 

School of Religion

Harold and Jean Ashlock Family Scholarship

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ashlock and family. Special consideration shall be given to applicants studying for the ministry.

J. Martin and Betty Baldree Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of J. Martin and Betty Baldree. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion, majoring in Discipleship and have completed 28 or more credit hours at Lee University.

Ofelia and Hiram Bobo Scholarship
 

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bobo. Priority shall be given to students who are dependents of a minister or who are studying to be a pastor, youth minister, music minister or missionary.

William E. Brown Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. William E. Brown of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Scholarships shall be awarded on an annual basis to full-time seniors who are enrolled in the School of Religion and studying for the ministry.

Floyd D. Carey, Jr., Excellence in Christian Education Award Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Applicant must be considered worthy and be enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Bible and Christian education and must be classified as a graduating senior.

R. Leonard Carroll Ministerial Scholarship
 

Established by the Church of God General Board of Education. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the School of Religion and studying for the ministry.

Rev. Winston Clark Scholarship
 

Endowed by Ron and Joy Moore. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in the area of religion or music at Lee University.

Sue and Bernie Collins Scholarship

Endowed for Sue and Bernie Collins. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis for the purpose of serving as a foreign missionary for the Christian ministry or in pulpit ministry, Christian education or pre-med.

Robert Payne Culpepper Scholarship
 

Established by Harold and Beth Woodard. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion, preparing for a pulpit ministry.

Sam and Patty Evans Scholarship
 

Endowed by Sam and Patty Evans of Cleveland, Tennessee. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion, preparing for a pulpit ministry as either pastor or evangelist, or for a ministry of world missions. Priority shall be assigned first to students from the southeastern region of the United States.

Bill and Mary Windham Ford Scholarship
 

Endowed by the children of Bill and Mary Windham Ford. Selection is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in Christian education or communication at Lee University. Major consideration will be given to potential academic performance and financial need.

W. C. and Leona Gore Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Applicant must be considered worthy and be enrolled as a full-time student in the School of Religion at Lee University. Preference of consideration shall be given to ministerial students from Alabama.

Len and Brenda Graham Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and the Collegiate Sertoma Club. One scholarship is designated as an athletic scholarship in the area of golf, and the other is a Christian Ministries scholarship in the area of missions. The athletic scholarship shall be available to applicants enrolled in any academic division of Lee University. The Christian Ministries scholarship will be available to applicants enrolled in the School of Religion, with the intent of concentration in Intercultural Studies.

Roy Earl and Nora Hamilton Scholarship
 

Established by the family on April 4, 1987, the 68th anniversary of Mr. Hamilton’s graduation in the first class of Bible Training School. Applicants must be full-time juniors or seniors majoring in Christian education or Biblical studies, who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, and who show promise for ministry in the local church.

Ed and Sunshine Hollowell Scholarship
 

Endowed by Edward and Loretta Hollowell. Recipients will be designated “Hollowell Scholars”. Hollowell Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be actively pursuing an education in religion with the intent of becoming a pulpit minister.

Redverse, Joseph and Edna Jackson Scholarship
 

Established to honor the ministry of Dr. Joseph E. Jackson and his parents. First priority will be fulltime, black ministerial students in the School of Religion. Nominations will be made by the department chairperson.

R. Edwin King Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rigsby. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students in any academic division of Lee University. First priority of consideration shall be given to ministerial students from Texas. Secondary consideration shall be given to any student from Texas.

Rev. Ralph F. Koshewitz Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Reverend Ralph F. Koshewitz family. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students in the School of Religion or studying for the ministry.

Dee Lavender Scholarship
 

Endowed in memory of Dee Lavender in conjunction with the Collegiate Sertoma Club. Priority will be given to students preparing for world missions.

Cecil and Edna Lewis Scholarship
 

Funded by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion.

Rev. William Randolph and Frances Baker McCall Honorary Mission Scholarship
 

Endowed by Rev. and Mrs. William McCall. Priority shall be given to individuals recommended by Church of God World Missions or who are under a World Missions appointment or have successfully completed training at a WEAC Center. After the above priority is satisfied, applicants for this scholarship must be considered worthy and be enrolled as full-time students in the School of Religion with the intent to minister in a foreign missions field. Major consideration will be given to potential academic performance and financial need.

Mary Marley Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Marley of Atlanta, Georgia. Scholarships are limited to students majoring in religious education.

S.D. and Nellie E. Martin Ministerial Scholarship
 

Established by Ronald D. Martin and N. DeVonde Martin. Priority will be given to a Church of God student from North Carolina preparing for the ministry. 

Houston R. and Mabel E. Morehead Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends. Priority will be given to extended members of the Morehead family. Second priority to junior and senior level students with a GPA of 3.5 or above majoring in religion, music, elementary education or special education.

Rev. Hubert S. and Frances S. Norris Scholarship
 

Established by the family of Reverend Hubert S. and Frances S. Norris. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the School of Religion and studying for pastoral ministry.

Gordon W. Pealock Scholarship
 

Established by Gordon W. Pealock. Priority will be given to ministerial majors enrolled in the School of Religion.

Maurice Poppen/Donald and Helene Rowe Foreign Missions Scholarship
 

Established by the Maurice L. Poppen Trust and Donald and Helene Rowe. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in the School of Religion. Priority given to students preparing to enter full-time foreign missions ministry in such capacities as teacher, pastor, evangelist or overseer.

H. B. Ramsey Scholarship
 

Endowed by Rev. and Mrs. H. B. Ramsey, family and friends. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion.

Michael C. and Mary E. Salmon Ministerial Students Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Rev. and Mrs. Michael C. Salmon. Scholarships shall be awarded on an annual basis. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled in the School of Religion and studying for the ministry. Priority will be given to those ministerial students indicating a willingness to minister in home mission states. Major consideration shall be given to the potential academic performance and the financial need of each student.

E.L. Simmons Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of E.L. Simmons. Priority will be given to Church of God students studying for pulpit ministry.

Bob and Martha Smith Scholarship
 

Bob and Martha Smith, being vitally interested in the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Bob and Martha Smith Scholarship Fund.   Priority will be given to students planning to go into church ministries: Youth Ministry, Music Ministry, Pulpit Ministry, etc.

Hugh T. and Mary B. Statum Pastoral Ministries Scholarship 
 

Reverend Hugh and Mary Statum, being vitally interested in the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Hugh T. and Mary B. Statum Pastoral Ministries Scholarship Fund. Applicants must be enrolled in the Division of Religion and studying for pastoral ministry.

Esther Joyce Stout Scholarship
 

Established by James B. and Alice E. Stout. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in the School of Religion pursuing a career in world missions or intercultural ministry. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major course work and a 2.75 GPA overall.

Zeno C. Tharp Family Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mildred E. Tharp Jones, Jewell W. Tharp Blair, Zeno C. Tharp, Jr., Novella M. Tharp Hopkins, and Melda L. Tharp Marvel. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Religion and studying for the ministry. Major consideration will be given to the potential academic performance and financial need of each student.

Dr. Laud O. Vaught Scholarship 
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club, the School of Religion and Dr. Laud Vaught. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time juniors or seniors majoring in Intercultural ministries in the Department of Bible and Christian Ministries. Nomination will be by the Dean of the School of Religion. 

J. H. Walker Scholarship (known as the Herbert and Lucille Walker Scholarship Fund)
 

Endowed by the family and friends of J. Herbert Walker, Jr. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time ministerial students at Lee University majoring in either sociology or intercultural studies.

Ralph Walston Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by Ralph and Linda Walston of Salisbury, Maryland. Applicants shall be enrolled in the School of Religion and committed to pulpit ministry in the Church of God in the area of either pastoral ministry, foreign missions or evangelism.

Sara Conn Wesson Scholarship

Initiated by Mrs. Ben R. Maples of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in memory of Sara Elizabeth Conn Wesson. It has been funded by Mrs. Maples and Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Conn and family. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to sophomores, juniors or seniors who are enrolled as full-time students in the School of Religion.

H. D. Williams Scholarship
 

Endowed by the family and the Department of General Education of the Church of God. Applicants shall be enrolled in the School of Religion and studying for the ministry.

Raymond C. and Joanne R. Wolf Scholarship
 

Endowed by Raymond and Joanne Wolf of Mansfield, Ohio. Applicants shall be enrolled in the School of Religion with plans to minister in the Church of God upon graduation.

Harvey F. Woodard Family Scholarship
 

Established by the Harvey F.Woodard Family. Applicants must be enrolled as a student in the School of Religion, preparing for a pulpit ministry.

 

Miscellaneous

Donald N. Bowdle Scholarship
 

Established on January 23, 1986, by the men of Alpha Gamma Chi and their alumni. The fund honors Dr. Donald Bowdle, one of the founding sponsors of the organization. Priority for awarding the scholarship shall go first to a senior Alpha Gamma Chi member based upon merit and financial need. Next priority will be to a freshman, sophomore or junior Alpha Gamma Chi member based upon merit and financial need.

Cheryl Brewer Memorial Scholarship
 

Initiated by Delta Zeta Tau, was endowed by family and friends. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any area of study. Priority shall go to members of the volleyball team who are Church of God members from the state of Florida.

Cleveland Sertoma/Collegiate Sertoma Scholarship
 

Established by the Cleveland Sertoma Club and the Collegiate Sertoma Club of Lee University. Applicants must establish financial need and be enrolled as full-time students. Priority will be to students who are hearing or speech impaired, then to students from the Bradley County area.

The Collegiate Sertoma Club Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Collegiate Sertoma Club of Lee University. Scholarships shall be awarded on an annual basis to full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Priority shall be given to students who indicate an interest in human services careers.

DELTA ZETA TAU
Lorraine Jasso Scholarship

 

Family and friends of DELTA ZETA TAU have established the DELTA ZETA TAU Lorraine Jasso Scholarship Fund. Priority will be given to a current junior or senior female member of DELTA ZETA TAU with exceptional involvement in campus activities and community service.

J. E. DeVore Scholarship for Foreign Students
 

Endowed by Reverend J. E. DeVore. Primary consideration given to foreign students. Secondary consideration given to students majoring in missions or a missionary student who is currently studying at Lee University.

Bill and Nelda George Scholarship

Endowed by friends and family of Bill and Nelda George. First priority to a member of Upsilon Xi, International studies major, 2.6 GPA. Second priority to Upsilon Xi member, School of Religion major, 2.6 GPA. Next priority to School of Religion major with 2.6.

Hugo and Letha Hammond Scholarship
 

Established by the family of Hugo and Letha Hammond, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Special consideration will be given to family members of Hugo and Letha Hammond, with priority to a military dependant, veteran or a student considering a career in chaplaincy.

Jeffery Graham Harvard Scholarship
 

Endowed by Upsilon XI and friends. Priority shall be given to Upsilon XI men and children of Upsilon XI alumni.

Honor Endowed Scholarship
 

Endowed by Lee University. Applicants must be considered worthy and enrolled as full-time students in any academic area of Lee University. In the selection of the scholarship recipients, the applicant must have a 4.0 grade point average in any department, and consideration will be given to the financial need of each applicant.

Bob and Marie Johnson Memorial Scholarship
 

The family and friends of Bob and Marie Johnson have established the Bob L. Johnson, Sr. and Marie Davis Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund. First priority will be given to entering freshmen who are children of non-American, indigenous missionaries. Second priority will be given to sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Mountain and Pacific West who have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Joe Kitchens Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Joe Kitchens. First priority will be given to missionary children enrolled full-time in any academic division.

Marie McLuhan Memorial Scholarship 
 

Derryck McLuhan has established the Marie McLuhan Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lee University. Priority will be given to children of missionaries. Preference will be given to students preparing for a ministry to children, in areas of early childhood education or children’s ministry within a local church or missions environment.

M. G. McLuhan Scholarship 
 

Established by the family of M.G. McLuhan, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service. Preference will be given to direct descendants of M.G. McLuhan, with special consideration to Canadian citizens who are Intercultural Ministry majors.

David and Dorothy Rader Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of David and Dorothy Rader. Priority will be given to non-traditional students who are 25 years or older.

Darrell Rice Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of Darrell and Marsha Rice. Priority will be given to ministers’ children who plan to go into church ministries.

Gene and Betty Rice Scholarship
 

Established by the family and friends of Gene and Betty Rice. Priority will be given to children of ministers who plan to go into church ministries (i.e. youth ministry, music ministry, pulpit ministry, etc.).

Lois Sharp Rose Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends. This scholarship is available to full-time students in the Athletic Department. Selection of the scholarship recipient is the responsibility of the Lee University Financial Aid Committee.

Rachel Sarchet Leadership Scholarship
 

Established by the family and friends of Rebecca Wright. Recipients must be current members of the Student Leadership Council Cabinet and have completed two consecutive semesters on the council with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Smartt Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of David and Merial Smartt. Priority will be given to relatives of David and Merial Smartt, then to children of endorsed Church of God Chaplains or children of active-duty military families. 

Melody Williams Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club and friends. The scholarship has been designated as a minority scholarship for full-time students enrolled in any academic division.

 

Open

Henry G. and Iris Lee Atkins Scholarship
 

Endowed by Henry G. and Iris Lee Atkins. Priority given to male students enrolled in any academic division.

BB&T Bank Scholarship
 

Being vitally interested in working for a better community and a better America through higher education, BB&T Bank has established the BB&T Bank Scholarship Fund at Lee University. In the selection of the scholarship recipients, academic and leadership records shall be considered. However, major consideration shall be given to the financial need of the applicant. 

David Brock Memorial Scholarship
 

The friends and family of David Brock have established the David Brock Memorial Scholarship Fund. Applicants must be considered worthy and be enrolled as a full-time student in any academic division of Lee University.

Dr. Charles W. Conn Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Collegiate Sertoma Club of Lee University. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis. Major consideration will be given to the potential academic performance and financial need of each applicant.

Melody Conn Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Melody Conn. The scholarship is open to full-time students in any academic division.

Chancel and Ellen French Scholarship
 

Endowed by Reverend and Dr. French and the Collegiate Sertoma Club. Applicants must be enrolled at Lee University as full-time students in any academic division.

Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Goff Scholarship

Endowed by Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Goff of Cleveland, Tennessee. Applicants must be full-time students with major consideration being placed on the financial need and academic performance.

Schaunell R. Herrin Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Virginia State Council. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any academic division of Lee University.

Ray H. Hughes, Sr., Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club to honor Dr. Ray H. Hughes, Sr. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Lee University in any academic division.

Joey Lawson-Keil Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of Joey Lawson-Keil .Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any academic division. Major consideration will be given to the potential academic performance and financial need of each applicant.

Roland and Betty C. McDaniel Scholarship
 

Established by Roland and Betty McDaniel. Applicants must be full-time students in any academic division with first priority assigned to descendants of Charles J. McDaniel, and then to descendants of James McDaniel and spouse, Nancy Gray McDaniel.

William F. and Bernice Morris Family Scholarship
 

Endowed by the William F. and Bernice Morris family. Academic and leadership records will be considered in the awarding of this scholarship. Major consideration will be given to the financial need of the applicant. Scholarships may be awarded to high school graduates entering Lee or to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors already enrolled at Lee.

Clarence Emmitt Paxton Scholarship
 

Established by the friends and family of Clarence Emmitt Paxton. Recipients of the scholarship must be full-time students in any academic division of Lee University.

Elizabeth Ann Mamoran Paxton Scholarship
 

Established by the family and friends of Elizabeth Mamoran Paxton. Applicants must establish financial need and be enrolled as full-time students in any academic area.

Georgia Marie Payne Paxton Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of Georgia Marie Payne Paxton. Recipients must be full-time students enrolled in any academic division.

William S. and Orine V. Redman, Sr., Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. William S. Redman, Sr. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division of Lee University leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Lori Jo Roberts Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by the Roberts family. Applicants for this scholarship must be considered worthy and be enrolled as full-time students.

Jim Sharp Scholarship
 

Established by the Collegiate Sertoma Club and friends. This scholarship is open to all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Application for this scholarship may be made through the Financial Aid Office.

John T. and Fay Sullivan Scholarship
 

Endowed by John T. and Fay Sullivan of Atlanta, Georgia. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division of Lee University.

E. C. and Alice Thomas Scholarship
 

Endowed by Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Thomas. A number of scholarships, amounts to be determined by the Student Aid Committee, are awarded on an annual basis to full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors.

Rev. Gordon R. Watson Scholarship
 

Endowed by the relatives and friends of Reverend Gordon R. Watson. An annual scholarship may be awarded to a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full-time at Lee University. Major consideration shall be given to academic performance, outstanding possibilities to succeed and the financial need of each student.

Stella Mae Wilhite Scholarship
 

Endowed by Rev. and Mrs. M. P. Wilhite. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students in any division at Lee University.

 

Regional

Linda Bullins Beavers Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family of Linda Bullins Beavers. First priority will be given to students from the Cleveland, Tennessee area. This scholarship is open to any academic division.

Hubert C. and Melvina N. Buie Scholarship
 

Endowed by Hubert C. and Melvina N. Buie of Tyler, Texas. An annual scholarship may be awarded to a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at Lee as a full-time student. Major consideration shall be given to the academic performance, outstanding qualities to succeed, and the financial need of each student. Special consideration shall be given to a student attending from the Church of God Home for Children at Sevierville, Tennessee. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division of Lee University leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Archie L. Burroughs Scholarship

Endowed by Archie and Marilyn Burroughs of Birmingham, Alabama. Priority shall be given first to Burroughs’ relatives; second to applicants from the Metropolitan Church of God; third to applicants from Birmingham, Alabama; and finally to applicants from the state of Alabama.

Susan and Bob Card, Jr., Scholarship
 

Established by Susan and Bob Card, Jr. Priority will be given to customers or employees of Easy Auto Credit or their family members and then to Bradley County residents.

Troy and Gladys Chandler Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Henrietta, Texas, Church of God. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in any academic division of Lee University. Priority shall be assigned first to students from Henrietta, Texas, Church of God; second from Greater Wichita Falls, Texas, area; third from the state of Texas.

Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Bradley County
 

Vitally interested in working for a better community and a better America through higher education, the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Bradley Country has established a scholarship at Lee University. Those applying for this scholarship must be high school graduates of the Bradley County area or those students who are already enrolled at Lee University. Major consideration shall be given to academic performance, leadership capability, and the financial need of each applicant.

Rev. J. B. Collins Scholarship
 

Scholarship endowed as a bequest from his estate. First priority will be given to students from South Carolina.

Carl Colloms Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. Carl Colloms. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students graduating from Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School or Walker Valley High School. First priority of the scholarship shall be assigned to a qualifying Walker Valley High School student. Applicants for the award must be majoring in a pre-professional area, not including education, music or ministerial studies. The criteria for selection shall include academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and good citizenship.

Charles Edward “Rick” Compton Scholarship
 

Endowed by Dr. Charles B. Gilbert, and the Logan, West Virginia, Church of God. Priority shall be given first to the siblings of Rick Compton; second to applicants from the West Logan Church of God; third to applicants from the state of West Virginia. Special consideration shall be given to applicants enrolled in the School of Music with the intent to minister in the Church of God.

Dewey and Peggy Coomer Scholarship
 

Martin D. and Jennifer V. Smith, in support of higher education and the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Dewey and Peggy Coomer Scholarship. Priority will be given to students from southeast Missouri or middle and east Tennessee, with special consideration to students from Caruthersville, MO Church of God and the Clearview Baptist Church, Franklin TN. 

James Euell and Cuba Culpepper Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. James Euell Culpepper of Lake Park, Georgia, as a memorial fund. Priority shall be given first to a student from Forrest Street Church of God, Valdosta, Georgia; then to a student from the Valdosta, Georgia area; and then to a student from the state of Georgia.

Brady and Florence Dennis Scholarship
 

Established by family and friends of Reverend Brady and Florence Dennis. First priority will be to nieces and nephews of Reverend and Mrs. Dennis, then to students from South Carolina.

Hal Bernard Dixon, Jr., Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Hal Bernard Dixon of Cleveland, Tennessee. Priority for scholarship shall be assigned first to students from the Wake Forest, North Carolina, Church of God; Middlesex, North Carolina, Church of God; and the North Cleveland Church of God; and then to students from other locations. After the above priorities are satisfied, scholarships may be awarded to qualified students enrolled in any academic division of Lee University. Scholarships will be awarded on a one-year basis to freshmen, upperclassmen, or graduate students, and may be granted for a total of four years.

Edward T. and Eileen Farabee Scholarship
 

Established by the family of Edward T. and Eileen Farabee. Priority will be given to students from the states of Ohio or Florida.

Melisha Gibson Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by citizens of Cleveland/ Bradley County, Tennessee. Applicants for this scholarship must be from the Cleveland/ Bradley County area, going into the field of human services. First priority shall be assigned to siblings of Melisha Gibson. In the selection of the scholarship recipient, academic and leadership records shall be considered.

Gilbert Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Elzie L. Gilbert. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in any academic division of Lee University and applicant’s average family income shall not exceed 150% of the amount of the U.S. Government poverty level index. Applicants shall be from the states of Kentucky, West Virginia or Maryland.

Rev. John L. Hanks Memorial Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Collegiate Sertoma Club of Lee University and Karen Hanks Folino. Selection is made by the Lee University Financial Aid Committee. Priority will first be given to full-time students from the Bob White Boulevard Church of God in Pulaski, Virginia, and then to students from the state of Virginia. Special consideration will be given to full-time students who are dedicating themselves to the ministry.

Harold Hawkins Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. Harold Hawkins. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled as full-time students from northeastern Tennessee. First priority of consideration shall be given to Knoxville, Tennessee, area students.

Higginbotham Family Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higginbotham of Norman, Oklahoma. Priority for scholarship shall be assigned first to students from the Southern Hills Church of God, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and then to students from the state of Oklahoma. After the above priorities are satisfied, scholarships may be awarded to high school graduates entering Lee or to freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors already enrolled in Lee. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division of Lee University leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Dale Holland Scholarship
 

Endowed by family and friends of Jesse Dale Holland. First priority given to family members of Dale Holland with preference given to students from the State of Oklahoma, then to students majoring in ministerial studies.

Kelland Jeffords Scholarship
 

Endowed by Nelia Jeffords, family and friends. Applicants for this scholarship must be students from the state of Georgia and must have completed at least one year of college, with an average of B or higher.

L.B. Johnson Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Johnson of Grant, Alabama. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Preference is given to students from the state of Alabama.

Tim Masoner Scholarship
 

First Baptist Church Charleston, TN and Buddy Masoner, Carl E. Colloms and Etta McNeal, members of the Tim Masoner Scholarship Committee, being vitally interested in the preparation of young men and women for Christian service, have established the Tim Masoner Scholarship. Applicants must be graduates of Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, or Walker Valley High School. Priority will be given to a graduate of Walker Valley High School, with preference given to a member of First Baptist of Charleston.  

Don and Carolyn Medlin Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Don Medlin of Caruthersville, Missouri. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Preference shall be given to students from the state of Missouri.

Northwest Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by the Board of Directors of Northwest Bible College. The selection of the recipient is the responsibility of the Lee University Financial Aid Committee. Priority for the scholarship shall be assigned first to students from the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and the Northwest region of the United States.

Leroy Odom Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Odom of Mayo, Florida. Priority will be given to students from the state of Florida, recommendations by the family of Leroy Odom and descendants of Leroy Odom.

Carl M. Padgett Scholarship
 

Endowed by the Orange Avenue Church of God of Orlando, Florida. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected on the basis of information provided by the Orange Avenue Church of God Scholarship Committee.

Larry and Rhonda Parker Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Parker of Tyler, Texas. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any academic division. Priority will be given to students from the Rose Heights Church of God, Tyler, Texas.

Regions Scholarship
 

Entering freshmen must have an ACT score of 25. Those applicants who qualify must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue qualifying for the scholarship. Priority given to local high school graduates.

Evert E. Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
 

Established by friends and family. Applicants may be enrolled in any academic division of Lee University. Recipients must be permanent residents of the state of Missouri and members of the Church of God.

Mamie O. Tucker Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mrs. Mamie O. Tucker of Dawsonville, Georgia. The number and amounts of these scholarships are to be determined by the Student Aid Committee. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Priority will be given to Dawson County residents.

Ronald L. and Margaret Tyner Scholarship
 

Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Tyner. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any academic division with the exception of music. Priority will be given to students from the Laurens Road Church of God, Greenville, S.C.; then students from the Tremont Avenue Church of God; then students from the state of South Carolina.

 

Institutional Loan Programs

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Winters Foundation Revolving Fund Program

Due to an initial contribution from Dan and Mary Nell Winters, Lee University established a Winters Foundation Loan Program. Any enrolled student with bona fide need may apply for a short-term 90-day loan. A graduated service charge of $10 for $200, $15 for $300, and $20 for $400 is applied.

Collection Procedures Due Diligence

Program Statement of Purpose: Lee University is genuinely concerned that the students of this institution have accessible to them an appropriate short-term loan program. It is a requirement of the Lee University institution to establish active procedures insuring the repayment of temporarily lent funds. As good stewards, efficiency and due diligence are essential to quality institutional programs, utilizing the Due Diligence Program of Collections as outlined by the National Association of Secondary School Financial Aid Administrators and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The collection procedure will be administered systematically, uniformly, and with empathy and compassion. Individual cases that warrant extraordinary actions of deference will be reviewed with Christian care.

Veteran Educational Benefits

Lee University has been approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission each year to be able to certify eligible veterans and dependents for educational benefits. Each student who thinks that he/she is eligible for veterans’ educational benefits can call 1-800-827-1000 for current VA information. This number is available from any location in the United States and will connect the caller to the nearest regional office. For more information, go to www.gibill.va.gov.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill, known as the MGIB, is a program of educational benefits for individuals who entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985, and who received an honorable discharge. Active duty includes full-time National Guard duty performed after November 29, 1989. To receive the maximum benefit, the participant generally must have served continuously for three years.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606)

MGIB-SR (Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, chapter 1606, of title 10, U.S. Code) is an educational benefits program. This program is for members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air National Guard. The reserve components decide who is eligible for the program.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance (Chapter 31)

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program of services for service members and veterans with service-connected physical or mental disabilities.

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)

Under VEAP, active duty personnel voluntarily participated in a plan for education or training in which their savings were administered and added to by federal government. Service persons were eligible to enroll in VEAP if they entered active duty for the first time between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985. Please visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/c32.htm or call 1-888-442-4551 for questions concerning eligibility and enrollment.

Yellow Ribbon Program (Chapter 33)

The Yellow Ribbon G. I. Education Enhancement Program covers situations where an institution’s tuition and fees exceed the maximum public in-state amount. Under this program, the federal government will match dollar-for-dollar any institutional contributions made to help eligible veterans cover any tuition and fee costs in excess of the maximum in-state public college tuition amount.

Only veterans who are eligible to receive 100% of the benefit rate provided under the bill many participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. To be eligible for 100% of the benefits, an individual must have served at least 3 years on active duty in the Armed Forces beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or have served at least 30 continuous days and been released for a service-connected disability. For further information please contact the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment.

Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

This program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. Students who want to check to see if they are eligible under this program should get a copy of the veteran’s service dates and the VA file number and then call the regional office.

Home-Schooled Students

Under the student eligibility provisions of section 484(d)(3) of the Higher Education Act, a student who does not have a high school diploma or GED is eligible to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance if the student “completes a secondary school education in a home-school setting that is treated as a home-school or private school under State law.” Section 484(d)(3) imposes no age limitation on the eligibility of homeschooled students.

An “underage” home-schooled student is considered to be “beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State in which the institution is located,” if that State does not consider that student truant once he or she has completed a home-school program; or would not require the student to attend school or continue to be home-schooled.

Financial Aid Budgets

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2010-2011

 

(9 Months)

 

 

 

 

Commuter
(with parents)

 

On-Campus

 

Off-Campus

Tuition
Fees
Room
Board
 

$11,660
       460
1,620
1,360

 

$11,660
560
3,500
3,020

 

$11,660
460
6,260
4,100

Sub-Total  

15,100

 

18,740

 

22,480

   

 

 

 

 

 

Personal
Travel
Books/Supplies
 

1,150
1,450
1,000

 

1,660
1,700
1,000

 

2,300
2,620
1,000

   

 

 

 

 

 

Total Budget  

$18,700

 

$23,100

 

$28,400

Note: These are estimated Cost of Attendance figures which are used for Financial Aid purposes.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID, PLEASE COME BY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE IN THE CENTENARY BUILDING (ROOM 217) OR CALL 423-614-8300 OR 800-533-9930. Email address: finaid@leeuniversity.edu

 

 

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