On Campus

On-Campus Scholarships & Grants

Crown College offers a variety of institutional scholarships and grants for on-campus students. In order to receive all institutional scholarships, a student must complete a FAFSA, be accepted and enrolled full-time, demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory academic progress.


  • Academic Scholarships

    Academic Scholarships are available to full-time new freshmen, transfer and continuing students.


    Award amount is based on a combination of cumulative high school GPA (unweighted) and ACT/SAT score.

    Scholarship 2015-16
    Dollar Amount
    Trustee’s Scholarship $10,000
    President’s Scholarship $9,000
    Dean’s Scholarship $8,000
    Admissions Scholarship $5,000
    Crown Promise Grant $1,500

    New Transfer students

    Award is based on cumulative college GPA.

    Transfer GPA Scholarship 2015-16
    Dollar Amount
    3.25 – 4.0 Transfer Faculty Scholarship $7,000
    2.5 – 3.249 Transfer Director’s Scholarship $5,000
    2.0 – 2.499 Transfer Ambassador’s Scholarship $2,500

    Application Requirements

    Student applicants must complete the FAFSA.

    Scholarships for continuing students are renewable based on their cumulative GPA at Crown.

    Academic Scholarship Renewal

    You must maintain the following cumulative GPA to renew your academic scholarship at the same level. The renewable scholarship will not exceed the initial amount awarded.

    Crown GPA
    Renewals for
    Freshmen Awards
    3.5  Trustee’s Scholarships
    3.0 President’s Scholarship
    Maintain Satisfactory
    Academic Progress
    Dean’s, Admission’s and Promise Scholarships
    Renewals for
    Transfer Awards
    3.25 Faculty Scholarship
    Maintain Satisfactory
    Academic Progress
    Director’s and Ambassador’s Scholarships

    If your cumulative GPA drops below what is needed for scholarship renewal, your scholarship will be reduced. If your cumulative GPA increases back to the original GPA needed, contact the Financial Aid office to have your scholarship reviewed.

  • Alumni Referral Scholarship

    Scholarship for students who are referred to the college by a graduate of Crown College. This is a non-renewable scholarship. If you have been referred by an alumnus of Crown, you can apply for this scholarship using this online application form.

  • JD Williams Scholarship

    Named after the founder of Crown College, this unique invitation-only event is an opportunity for the highest caliber high school seniors to compete for Crown’s two premier scholarships: The JD Williams Scholarship (2 awards at $17,500 per year) or Emeriti Scholarships (10 awards at $12,500 per year).

    Beginning Thursday evening (Jan. 28) with a formal catered dinner and keynote address, this highly competitive overnight event features interviews with a faculty panel, a group dynamic project, participation in mock classes led by Honors Faculty, a presentation by students in the Honors Program, chapel, and evening events.


    Invited students will create a Zeemee account (www.zeemee.com) and email the specific link to jdwilliams@crown.edu. Specific details on what to include and the schedule for the event will be provided with the invitation.

    Dates & Deadlines:

    • Friday, December 4, 2015 — Invitations will begin to be mailed
      • Must be Accepted to Crown to be considered for an invitation
        • Invitations will continue to be mailed to eligible students who are accepted between December 4 and January 8
      • Eligibility is based on an index score combining HS GPA and ACT/SAT score
    • Friday, January 8, 2016 — RSVP deadline
    • Friday, January 15, 2016 — Video and/or Essay submission deadline (submission instructions will be included with the invitation)
    • Thursday, January 28 through Friday, January 29, 2016 — Attend the event in person
    • Friday, February 6, 2016 — Crown will notify all participants of the results

    Additional Notes:

    • JD Williams and Emeriti Scholarships replace any previously awarded Academic Scholarship — they do not stack on top of one another.
    • Students who participate in the event but do not receive a competitive award will receive a $1,000 Premier Scholarship (applicable for the first year at Crown only) and keep their existing Academic Scholarship
    • Parents are absolutely encouraged to attend, and students are invited to stay on campus overnight.

    RSVP or Questions: jdwilliams@crown.edu or 1-800-68-CROWN (27696)

  • Founders Scholarship

    Scholarship available to dependent children of a C&MA licensed worker. The qualifying ministry must be the primary family income source. The minimum award amount is $2,000 per year. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

  • Heritage Scholarship

    Scholarship available to students with siblings attending Crown full-time or whose parent has completed two years or more of coursework at Crown College/St. Paul Bible College. The minimum award amount is $1,000 per year. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

  • Music Scholarship

    Scholarship for new and transfer students. Requires a voice, keyboard or instrumental performance audition and complete application. Students are required to be in an ensemble; vocalists are required take private lessons as well. The scholarship requires participation in the music program. See the Music Department page for more information.


  • International Student Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to international students who are not eligible for U.S federal or state aid.

  • ROTC Scholarship

    Crown College, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, allows Crown students to participate in the University of Minnesota Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. This affiliation affords them the opportunity to receive a commission in the United States Army. Students can earn a Military Science minor; these courses may be applied to Crown College graduation requirements. For more information, contact admissions@crown.edu.

  • Outside Scholarships

    In addition to financial aid awarded by Crown College, students can apply for outside scholarships. Reputable scholarship search sites, such as www.FastWeb.com, provide thousands of nation-wide scholarships. You can also search for outside scholarships in your community. Any connections you and your family have to organizations or businesses may offer scholarships that are not advertised.

    Applying for outside scholarships can take a lot of time and effort. Being prepared with a good application and well written essay is the best way to make your search pay off. Scholarship opportunities can arise at any time, so continue to search throughout your college education.

    If you do receive an outside scholarship, funds can be sent to:
    Crown College Financial Aid Office
    8700 College View Drive
    St. Bonifacius, MN 55375

    For more information and helpful FAQ, click here.


  • Pell Grant

    Qualifications: Must be an undergraduate, degree-seeking student and demonstrate financial need.

    Dollar Amount: Awards range from $588 to $5,775 per year.

    Application Requirements: Applicants must complete the FAFSA.

  • Minnesota State Grant

    Qualifications: All Minnesota residents who are enrolled for at least three credits per term and are working towards a degree or certificate may apply for the Minnesota State Grant. Missionaries who had Minnesota residency before going to the mission field and have continued to file Minnesota State tax forms are considered Minnesota residents for the purposes of this program.

    Minnesota State Grant awards are contingent upon approval of state funding levels and are subject to change. Award amounts are based on an assumed enrollment of 15 credits per semester and can be adjusted downward, according to the state’s formula once enrollment is confirmed. The state only provides funding to undergraduate students through their fourth year of education.

    Dollar Amount: State Grant awards range from $100 to more than $10,000 per year.

    Application Requirements: Applicants must complete the FAFSA.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    Federal grant awarded by the College for undergraduate students that demonstrate financial need. Limited funds are available. Awards range from $100 to $2,000 a year.

  • Crown Ministerial Grant

    A grant for dependent students of full-time pastors or missionaries. The ministry must be the primary family income source. The parents should be either ordained or licensed by their denomination and active in ministry. Minimum award amount is $1,000 a year. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.