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Thank you for your interest in the scholarship opportunities offered through Richmont Graduate University. The deadline to apply for scholarships is October 1 (spring semester) and May 1 (fall semester).
 
Students may apply for multiple scholarships with one application. As you fill out the Program Information section of the application, scholarship options will populate. The scholarship requirements differ, so make sure you read through thoroughly before submitting. 
 
To receive a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: 
·        Recently accepted or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Richmont
·        New students must have completed the application process by October 1 (spring)  and May 1 (fall)
·        Be a full-time student taking 9 or more hours in fall and spring semesters
·        Complete all required items and submit the application by the deadline of October 1 (spring) and May 1 (fall)
 
You will receive notification regarding your application by November 1 (spring) and June 1 (fall). If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor or emailadmissions@richmont.edu.

Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Reference Form

Part of the application process for many or our scholarships includes submitting information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  You can complete this application at studentloans.gov

studentloans.gov (FAFSA)

Scholarships for Fall and Spring Applicants

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Honors Scholarship is awarded to students who excelled academically in their undergraduate degree. To qualify applicants must have achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.85 or above. Applicants must be accepted into Richmont’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and be starting classes spring of 2019. Recipients of this scholarship will receive $3000 toward their first year at Richmont.

Gateway Scholarship

The Gateway Scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. To qualify students must submit proof of financial need along with their scholarship application. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in their undergraduate program to qualify. Applicants must be accepted into Richmont’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and be starting classes spring of 2019. Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1500 toward their first year at Richmont. 

Scholarships for Fall Applicants

Caldwell Scholarship

Richmont board member Tina Currin has chosen to honor her mother, Harriet Caldwell, with the Caldwell Scholarship. One student can be awarded up to the maximum of full tuition for up to three years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in the program. The recipient will demonstrate strong Christian character and financial need. Examples of strong Christian character are: ministry participation, mission trips, acts of service.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please upload the following information for the Harriet Caldwell Scholarship:

  • Brief essay on the concepts of healing and wholeness (minimum 750 words)
  • Brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov
  • Letters of recommendation (Those filling out references need to complete the reference form found under the scholarship tab on the Richmont website)

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

June Braund Scholarship

The June Braund Scholarship is designed for the student with interests in gerontological counseling. As our population ages, the needs of our senior citizens become ever more prominent in our society. This scholarship will provide $5,000 per academic year, with a cap of $15,000 over a 3 year period.

In addition to financial assistance, the recipient will be privileged to be mentored by Dr. Ron Braund, the scholarship donor, counseling entrepreneur and PSI/Richmont alumnus. Dr. Braund will offer his experience to the recipient as the student grows professionally and personally in the field of gerontological psychotherapy.

The recipient must complete a combination of educational experiences during his/her time at Richmont, including:

(1) Two masters-level courses in gerontology (either through independent study or enrollment at an accredited graduate school in the local area),

(2) approximately 5 hours per week with service groups, individuals or families dealing with Alzheimer’s or choosing an internship outplacement that works directly with this population.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the June Braund Scholarship:

  • Brief essay detailing your desire to do gerontological counseling. (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

Baird McClure Memorial Scholarship

The Baird McClure Memorial Scholarship is for students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that have demonstrated financial need and provide evidence of Christian service. Baird McClure was a true Kingdom servant who faithfully served the Chattanooga Bible Institute for many years.

The McClure Scholarship will provide recipients between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year as determined by the scholarship committee. The maximum amount awarded to a recipient during enrollment at Richmont is $6,000 over a period no longer than three years.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Baird McClure Scholarship:

  • A brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

Mary and Windy Willingham and Ann Rollinson Scholarship

This scholarship is specifically for Chattanooga students who demonstrate a financial need and a desire to work in an inner-city ministry upon the completion of their graduate studies.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Mary and Windy Willingham & Ann Rollinson Scholarship:

  • A brief essay detailing your desire to work with an inner-city ministry (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

Harrison Griffith DeKay Scholarship

As a reflection of the donor, this scholarship is designed to benefit first-year students who show academic merit (3.0 GPA), financial need, a love of Scripture, and a strong desire to serve God through the ministry of helping. Harrison Griffith DeKay scholarships will provide $1,500 per academic year, with a cap of $4,000 over a period no longer than 3 years.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Harrison Griffith DeKay Scholarship:

  • A brief essay on your regard for Scripture (minimum 500 words)
  • A brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

Paul L. Walker Merit Scholarship

The Paul L. Walker scholarship is awarded to students who show the highest level of academic and professional potential, including undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and GRE scores of 300 (V & Q) or MAT scores of 400 and program of study must include the completion of a thesis.

Two awards will be given annually for this scholarship of a maximum of $10,000 over a period no longer than 3 years.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Paul L. Walker Scholarship:

  • Evidence of research potential (please upload an academic research sample)
  • A brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Resume detailing education, academic research, achievements, honors, etc.
  • Letters of recommendation (Those filling out references need to complete the reference form found under the scholarship tab on the Richmont website.)

Malone Scholarship

This scholarship was recently endowed by a generous donor. This scholarship is specifically for Chattanooga students who are pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Richmont. This scholarship is designed for students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise (3.0 GPA). Recipients will be awarded up to $1,500 tuition assistance per academic year over a period no longer than 3 years.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Malone Scholarship:

  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship fund was developed to encourage and support diversity at Richmont and in the counseling profession. The scholarship is made available through the generous gifts of Richmont Alumni. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student on the Atlanta campus and one student on the Chattanooga campus. This scholarship will provide recipients $5,000 for one year, with the opportunity to be renewed for an additional year.

To be eligible for the Bridge Scholarship, applicants must be an ethnic minority, be involved in on-campus multicultural activities while a student, and seek to work with diverse and minority populations upon graduation. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, and maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 while enrolled at Richmont.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the Bridge Scholarship:

  • A brief essay on the importance of mental health counseling in diverse and minority populations (3-5 pages)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from either a professor, mentor, or employer. (Those filling out references need to complete the reference form found under the scholarship tab on the Richmont website.)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

School of Ministry Scholarship

The School of Ministry Scholarship is available for full-time students pursuing the M.A. in Ministry or the M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Direction. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an assessment of financial need taken together with indicators of potential for effectiveness in ministry.

To be considered for this scholarship, specific information must be submitted. Please be aware that the scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct interviews of applicants as deemed appropriate. Please upload the following information for the School of Ministry Scholarship:

  • In regard to your program of study, write a brief essay on your personal and career goals and how this scholarship is important to your course of study (500 word limit)
  • Demonstrated financial need (please itemize your annual income and expenses)
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov

Note: If there is a discrepancy between your SAR report and your current/future financial situation, you can provide an explanation via the additional upload option below.

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