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General Scholarship Information

Honor Scholarship
The Honor Scholarship is awarded to any incoming applicant or returning student who has passed a minimum of 30 semester hours, whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.70 and who is currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. The scholarship provides $2000 for each semester awarded. This scholarship can be utilized in an unlimited number of semesters as long as all criteria mentioned above are met. Students returning to Lee after graduation for recertification or enrichment classes are still eligible to use this scholarship if all requirements are met. Honor scholarships are awarded by the Office of Records.

Family Tuition Discount
In those cases where more than one member of an immediate household is registered full time (at least 12 hours), a 25% discount on the lesser tuition is permitted for all but the first student.
  Those involved must complete the Family Tuition Discount Form and submit it to the Business Office during the semester for which the discount is requested. You may download the form, here.

This policy does not include:
  • Married children
  • Students considered independent for financial aid purposes

Poiema Ministry Scholarship
Ten, $5,000 scholarships per year will be given to prospective first-year students who indicate a desire to prepare for full-time, traditional ministry. Preference will be given to women and to students currently involved in non-university ministerial training offered by the Church of God denomination. These scholarships will be renewable for one year and can be combined with other scholarships. Each scholarship will require ten (10) hours per week of work 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. To apply for this and other scholarships, please visit (To apply, the student id is the last 4 digits of SSN). The deadline to complete this process is March 15th.

Leadership Scholarship Program
The Roberson Memorial Leadership Scholarship Program will annually award 25 scholarships of $2,000 each to full-time applicants who have shown outstanding leadership ability in high school or college careers.
Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated successful leadership, character, and service in school activities, church ministry, or community service programs. To apply for this and other scholarships, please visit (To apply, the student id is the last 4 digits of SSN). The deadline to complete this process is March 15th.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program awards seventeen 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. To apply for this and other scholarships, please visit (To apply, the student id is the last 4 digits of SSN). The deadline to complete this process is March 15th.

Music Scholarships
School of Music Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating performance ability in applied music. Emphasis is placed on instrumental performance. Interested individuals should contact the School of Music for more information.

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 (Big Canoe, Georgia, and Naples, Florida) who have asked that they not be individually recognized. Each year, beginning Fall 1998, 14 scholarships will be awarded. Each one will be a one-year-only award of $1,500 to be given to a sophomore who is selected for the honor by the faculty of his/her academic discipline as directed by the department chair. These 14 winners will be announced and introduced in a chapel and presented with a plaque 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:
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physical/Secondary Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Special Education
Endowment Scholarships
View a list and description of the Endowment Scholarships. Applicants must apply online and be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.50. 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. Application for these scholarships is initiated by completing all of the required financial aid applications. Scholarships shall be discontinued any time a recipient withdraws from Lee University or fails to meet the college requirements regarding academic progress.
State Alumni Chapter Scholarship Funds
State Alumni Chapter Scholarship funds are available from the following State Alumni Associations. Florida, Georgia (North), Georgia (South), Delmarva-D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia. These State Alumni Scholarships have been established 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.

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.

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.
  • 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.

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