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Grants and Scholarships

Financial assistance at Gutenberg College is extended to students who are committed to intellectual stewardship, spiritual growth, and the pursuit of truth. To preserve the freedom and identity of our institution, Gutenberg College does not participate in any government-sponsored financial aid programs. Instead, Gutenberg College offers private financial assistance to worthy students pursuing bachelor’s degrees. A total of up to $3,000 per year is available for full-time students from the Grant options below, which is in addition to other financial aid Gutenberg might provide.

To apply for one of the grants below, use Gutenberg’s Financial Aid Application. See the Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid from Gutenberg College.

Early Confirmation Grant

A one-year $1,000 grant is available for first-time college freshmen who complete their application for admission to Gutenberg College by December 1 and finalize plans to attend by January 1. This grant is available for the first year of a student’s enrollment and is not renewable.

Admission Application

Classical Conversations Challenge Grant

The Classical Conversations Challenge Grant is available to students who have graduated from the Classical Conversations Challenge program. Students interested in applying for a Classical Conversations Challenge Grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of graduating from the Classical Conversations Challenge program to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $2,000 grant.

To be considered for a Classical Conversations Challenge Grant, submit with your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Classical Conversations Challenge Director.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience in the Classical Conversations Challenge program has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.

Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students

The Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students is available to students who have completed at least two years of the Sonlight curricula (grades 8-12). Two years of Sonlight curricula means at least two History/Bible/Literature [formerly, “Core”] packages and/or packages that include History/Bible/Literature or Core packages (i.e., for example, what used to be called Sonlight Multi-Subject Packages or, currently, Sonlight All-Subjects Packages). Students interested in applying for the grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within two years of completing high school to be eligible for the four-year renewable* $500 grant.

To be considered for the Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students, submit with your application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a tutor/parent who has overseen your education that includes an explanation of how that tutor/parent has been involved in your process.
  • Evidence that Sonlight curricula have been purchased. (Evidence can be in the form of a receipt or an official Sonlight notification sent directly to Gutenberg College).
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your experience using Sonlight curricula has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.

Summit Ministries Grant

The Summit Ministries Grant is designed to support students interested in continued education in a Christian Great Books curriculum at the college level. The grant is available to students who have completed a Summit Student Conference or the Summit Semester. Students interested in applying for a Summit Ministries Grant must submit a complete application for admission to Gutenberg College before February 15. Students must enroll full-time at Gutenberg College within one year of completing the Summit Conference to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $500 grant or within one year of completing the Summit Semester to be eligible for a four-year renewable* $1,000 grant. These grants may be combined.

To be considered for a Summit Ministries Grant, submit with your grant application:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Summit instructor or administrator attesting to your involvement and investment in the Summit program.
  • A 500-word essay explaining how your participation in the Summit Ministries program has affected your worldview and your understanding of Christianity.
  • For Summit Semester Graduates only: a record/evaluation of student performance during the Summit Program supplied by the Summit Graduate to Gutenberg College.

 

*Renewal terms for the Classical Conversations Challenge Grant, the Gutenberg College Grant for Sonlight Curriculum Students, and the Summit Ministries Grant:
This grant will be automatically renewed for up to three years if the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the 3.0 average or who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the Student Code of Conduct are not eligible for automatic renewal of the grant.