Underwood University does not currently offer federal or state financial aid; however, UU may grant scholarships to students based upon their academic records, attendance records, service to the community and commitment to the welfare of their fellow students and the UU community. Granting of scholarships at Underwood is non-discriminatory and is done irrespective of a student’s race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. All scholarships are funded by Underwood University itself. Recipients of scholarships are selected from student applicants or upon the recommendation of faculty or administration. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of the President, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Admissions and Director of Student Affairs. The decision to grant a scholarship is contingent upon the consensus of all members of the Committee. The Committee considers four factors in making a scholarship award decision:
- Academic record.
- Attendance record.
- Service to the community.
- Personal attributes or leadership characteristics.
Underwood University does not currently participate in Title IV funding, nor are there any private endowments that fund scholarships. UU does not offer hardship- or need-based scholarships. Scholarships are not awarded as cash, but as credit toward tuition. Students may apply for these scholarships in the Office of the Registrar. Currently, there are two scholarships available to those who meet the criteria:
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient must be a full-time student with at least two semesters of academic record at Underwood. The student’s overall GPA must be at least 3.75 out of 4.0. A recommendation letter from a faculty member is required. The selection and granting of the scholarship is made each semester and the recipients are awarded $500.00 toward their tuition. No cash award is made.
The recipient of the President’s Scholarship must exhibit extraordinary commitment to leadership in his or her respective community and must demonstrate selfless dedication to the needs of the Underwood community, and to society, nation, and world. The application for this Scholarship must be accompanied by a personal essay and recommendation letter from a member of UU faculty or administration. The selection and granting of the Scholarship is made by the Committee with the final determination of the amount of the grant by the President. It can range from a $500.00 per semester tuition credit to full coverage of all costs of education while attending Underwood University.