The purpose of the Distinguished Faith and Learning Scholarship is to draw high achieving academic students to campus while also giving those students a defined purpose on campus. Successful applicants are not just capable of high academic quality, but also demonstrate a heart for community, ministry, service and spiritual transformation: the ideals that embody our mission.
This scholarship is a $10,000 annual academic award available to students who score 28 or higher on the ACT or its SAT equivalent. To qualify for the award, applicants must meet the following initial criteria by March 1st:
Complete the York College Application for Admission
Make a formal campus visit while classes are in session which includes an interview with the Provost
Complete and submit a reflective essay
Planning to enroll as an on-campus residential student
In addition to the scholarship application requirements, students awarded the Distinguished Faith and Learning Scholarship must maintain the following criteria while enrolled at York College:
Meet with the Provost when they enroll, and then regularly throughout the semester to fulfill their purpose as scholarship recipients.
Maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA
Attend monthly meetings with the Provost
Attend the requisite number of cultural events each semester (as outlined by Provost)
Remain in good standing with Student Development
Must remain an on-campus residential student
Important: Any student that accepts this scholarship will NOT be eligible for an athletic scholarship
How to Apply
This scholarship is about involvement, not competition, so multiple students are able to receive the award annually. Students will be awarded the scholarship by the Provost in conjunction with the scholarship committee after review of the essay and the satisfaction of other requirements. The award is not intended to be exclusive, but students must meet the required criteria to qualify for the academic award.
In order to apply for this scholarship, please complete the following steps by March 1st:
Select a date and time to visit campus on our campus visit portal. Remember, you must schedule your visit while classes are in session. While completing the campus visit form, make sure to note in the additional comments portion that you would like to meet with the Provost about the Distinguished Faith and Learning Scholarship. This is very important for us to ensure that our Provost will be available on the date you selected.
Submit your essay using the form below. In the 700-800 word reflective essay, applicants will:
Address their pursuit of academic study, career goals, etc.
Discuss the role of their faith in learning
Describe what they want from their college experience
Important: The essay may be submitted at any time during the process before the stated deadline, however it is encouraged that all materials are completed as soon as possible as there is a limited number of these awards available.