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Scholarship Application 

Thank you for your interest in the scholarship opportunities offered through Richmont Graduate University. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 1 for the following school year. Students may apply for multiple scholarships with one application. 

T
o 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 May 1
  • Be a full-time student taking 9 or more hours in fall and spring semesters
  • Complete all required items and submit application by deadline of May 1
You will receive notification regarding your application by June 1. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor or email admissions@richmont.edu.
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Scholarship Options


Choose All That Apply
Note: The deadline for all scholarship applications, including uploaded components, is May 1.
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. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • Two Scholarship References (Those filling out references need to complete the reference form found here or under the scholarship tab on the Richmont website)


The 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. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 

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:
  • Brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need. Please itemize your annual income and expenses. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 

Mary and Windy Willingham & 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:
  • 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. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 

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:
  • Brief essay on your regard for Scripture (minimum 500 words)
  • Brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Demonstrated financial need. Please itemize your annual income and expenses. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 


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 score of 300 (V & Q) or MAT score 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)
  • Brief essay detailing ministry experience and Christian service (minimum 500 words)
  • Resume detailing education, academic research, achievements, honors, etc. 
  • Two Scholarship References (Those filling out references need to complete the reference form found here or 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. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
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 and 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:

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

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. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 

Presidential Honors Scholarship
The Presidential Honors Scholarship has been made possible for students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the last completed degree. This scholarship is awarded annually and will provide recipients $3,000 for one year. Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher in their last completed degree. 

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 respond to the following prompt for the Presidential Honors Scholarship:

Gateway Scholarship
The Gateway Scholarship is awarded to scholars who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is awarded annually and will provide recipients $1,500 for one year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 300 GRE or 400 MAT score. 

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 Gateway Scholarship: 
  • Demonstrated financial need. Please itemize your annual income and expenses. (upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
  • A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov(upload option will be at the bottom of this form) 
Financial Need Documents
Please upload your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), called the SAR report found at studentloans.gov. (Applicants applying for the Paul L. Walker Merit Scholarship do not need to upload financial need documents.)

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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