All applicants to the Women’s College will be evaluated for an academic scholarship based on grade point average and test scores (SAT or ACT). The scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and each student is eligible to receive one scholarship, they cannot be added together. Applicants with a prior bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
The Brenau Scholars Program This scholarship program recognizes and assists outstanding students with demonstrated academic and leadership strengths. It is designed for those students who desire to develop these qualities to their fullest potential in a stimulating and challenging university environment. Students are selected based on their past and potential academic success, leadership achievement and personal qualities as exemplified in the Brenau Ideal. Brenau Scholars must have an SAT score of 1200 or better or ACT composite score of 27 or better and a 3.2 or better grade point average in a college preparatory curriculum. Each recipient must be a residential student. The award is a full tuition paid scholarship. It does not include room and board. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student meeting the qualifying criteria outlined in the scholarship contract. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester. NOTE: To be considered for the Brenau Scholar Competition your application must be complete (transcript and test scores received by the admissions office) by February 1.
Trustee and Faculty Excellence Scholarships These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and merit at the high school level. Recipients typically have an SAT score of 1000 or better or ACT composite score of 21 or better, accompanied by a 3.0 grade point average in a college-preparatory curriculum. The Brenau Scholarship Committee will determine the award based upon these minimum criteria and the level of coursework attempted by the applicant. These awards are renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the Trustee Scholarship and a 2.8 cumulative grade point average for the Faculty Excellence Scholarship. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester. Scholarship amounts generally range from $5,500 to $11,000 per academic year.
Brenau Achievement Grants These grants are awarded to students who have a record of academic success, but do not meet the minimum standardized test score requirements for either the Trustee Scholarship or the Faculty Excellence Scholarship. Achievement Grants are renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at Brenau University. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester. Scholarship amounts generally range from $3,500 to $8,500 per academic year.
Brenau Opportunity Grants These grants are awarded to students who are not eligible for any of the four academic awards previously mentioned, but, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, have the potential to be academically successful at Brenau University. Opportunity Grants are renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing at Brenau University. Eligibility for renewal will be assessed at the end of each semester. Award amounts will vary.
More information regarding the Criteria for Maintaining Scholarships/Grants