91% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $270
52% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $4,044
100% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $10,936
62% receive student loans and the average amount is $7,995Academic Scholarships
Scholarships are available through a variety of programs for students demonstrating significant academic success. Scholarship recipients are determined primarily by (1) entering grade point average and (2) SAT/ACT scores for freshmen. For more information, contact the Office of Admission or the Office of Student Financial Planning.
Trustee/Supper Honors Scholarship:
Selected first-semester freshmen who have demonstrated exceptional high school preparation are admitted to the Honors Program and may qualify for scholarship assistance. Renewal: PBA cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Freshmen and transfers who have demonstrated excellent academic success through prior achievement may receive this scholarship. Returning students not initially qualified for the President's Scholarship may qualify for 50% of the award at the end of the spring semester of their first year at PBA by having earned a cumulative 3.50 GPA. For subsequent academic years, the award will increase to 100% if the student maintains a 3.50 GPA.
Freshmen and transfers who have demonstrated academic success through prior achievement may receive this scholarship. Returning students not initially qualified for the Provost's Scholarship may qualify for 50% of the award at the end of the spring semester of their first year at PBA by having earned a cumulative 3.25 GPA for the initial award. For subsequent academic years, the award will increase to 100% if the student maintains a 3.00 GPA.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:
Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible to receive this award upon completion of the A.A. degree at the community college. Fifteen (15) scholarships are awarded each year. Renewal: PBA cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Christian Experience Scholarships
In keeping with the mission of Palm Beach Atlantic College, scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated involvement in their local churches. Each year students are expected to affirm/reaffirm their commitment to remain active in their church's ministry during the next academic year.
Christian Experience/Leadership Scholarship:
Scholarships are awarded to selected students active in the ministry of their home church.
Apprentice Christian Experience Scholarship:
Scholarships are awarded to students for participation in apprenticeships with Student Development, Campus Ministries, and Workship while enrolled at Palm Beach Atlantic. Renewal: PBA Cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Church-Related Vocation Scholarship:
Scholarships are available to students entering full-time vocational ministry. For each semester a student receives this grant, he or she is required to complete 45 hours in a church-related ministry.
Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Grants
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson believed that education is essential to the individual and to the strength of the free enterprise system, which they valued highly. The Foundation they established provides scholarship grants to qualified students at Palm Beach Atlantic College who wish to pursue their academic goals through higher education but cannot otherwise afford to do so.
By supporting education, the Foundation seeks to promote free enterprise and foster the values of leadership, high ideals, and social responsibility that develop as a result of the student's hard work and personal effort.
Applicants must be qualified high school graduates who demonstrate need, with emphasis being placed on students from middle income families.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson also established other scholarships, the John A. and Gullinear Johnson Scholarship and the Charles S. and Leonetta R. Macleod Scholarship, in memory of their parents.
Missionary Dependent's Grant:
Grants are available to those eligible students whose parents are employed full-time as a foreign missionary. Verification of the parent's employment is required. Southern Baptist missionaries employed by the Foreign Mission Board are expected to use MK School Allowance - Post Secondary assistance.
Christian Vocation Dependent's Grant:
Grants are available to those eligible students whose parents are employed in full time Christian service. Verification of the parent's employment is required.
Tuition grants may be awarded to students when two or more members of an immediate family are enrolled full-time concurrently at PBA.
Demonstrating a strong commitment to returning students, PBA offers the Sailfish Award to help offset the cost of tuition. The grant is automatically awarded each year to continuously enrolled full-time students who maintain good academic standing.
Transfer Student Incentive Grant:
Graduates from community or junior colleges receiving the A.A. degree are candidates for the Transfer Student Incentive Grant. Renewal: Maintain PBA cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Targeted Transfer Student Incentive Grant:
Graduates from Palm Beach Community College, Indian River Community College, or Valencia Community College receiving the A.A. degree and majoring at PBA in Biology, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Finance, or Physical Education are candidates for the Targeted Transfer Student Incentive Grant. Renewal: Maintain PBA cumulative GPA of 2.5 and major in targeted program.
Palm Beach Atlantic College awards scholarships to students demonstrating exceptional ability and leadership. Auditions or tryouts are required.
Scholarships are awarded to qualified music students based upon vocal and/or instrumental ability and potential for success. Priority is given to music majors. Renewal: Determined by the Music Department.
Scholarships are available to qualified performing arts majors or minors based upon ability and potential for success. Renewal: Determined by the Theatre Department.
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