Henderson, Tennessee – (Dec. 7, 2023) – Recognizing the importance of community and faith-based support, Freed-Hardeman University is committed to maximizing the impact of church scholarships. The Church Scholarship Matching Program matches up to $2,500 in annual scholarships provided by partnering congregations to undergraduate students. Church scholarships must be awarded for the same academic year as the match and be part of a bona fide scholarship program operated by the church.
This program is designed to empower students to make the most of their church scholarships and reduce the financial burden of higher education. FHU believes that all students should have the opportunity to access quality education and pursue their dreams.
The FHU Church Scholarship Matching Program is stackable up to the comprehensive charge, providing flexibility and financial support for eligible students.
This matching award is renewable for up to four years, subject to annual review and adjustment by the Office of Student Financial Services. Students must continue to receive a church scholarship equal to or greater than the matching award, take a minimum of 12 hours each semester and maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA during the first academic year and at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA each year thereafter.
FHU President David R. Shannon expressed his excitement, saying, “The FHU Church Scholarship Matching Program exemplifies our commitment to local congregations and the work they have done to encourage students toward Christian education at FHU. FHU is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable while strengthening the bonds between students and their local congregations. We are dedicated to supporting our students’ academic journeys and empowering them to achieve their dreams.”
Prospective students should submit their application for the Church Scholarship Match before enrolling in classes. Awards will be added to student aid packages when both the student’s form and funds from the church are received by the university.
The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associates, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.