On Campus

On-Campus Scholarships & Grants

Crown College offers a variety of institutional scholarships and grants that serve as financial aid for our out-of-state and Minnesota Christian College 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 2017-18
    Dollar Amount
    Trustee’s Scholarship $10,000
    President’s Scholarship $9,000
    Dean’s Scholarship $8,000
    Admissions Scholarship $5,000

    New Transfer students

    Award is based on cumulative college GPA.

    Transfer GPA Scholarship 2017-18
    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, and Admission’s 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 for 2017-2018:

    • Friday, December 2, 2016 — 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 2 and January 13
      • Eligibility is based on an index score combining HS GPA and ACT/SAT score
    • Friday, January 13, 2017 — RSVP deadline
    • Friday, January 22, 2017 — Video and/or Essay submission deadline (submission instructions will be included with the invitation)
    • Thursday, February 2 through Friday, February 3, 2017 — Attend the event in person
    • Friday, February 10, 2017 — Crown will notify all participants of the results

    Additional Notes:

    • JD Williams and Department 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 in the Arts and Sciences program 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 to 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.

  • Pastoral Leadership Scholarship

    Are you a young adult who senses the call to pastoral ministry?  Are you concerned about the time and money that it might take to complete your undergraduate and seminary training?   Are you looking for a place to be mentored and prepared for a life of ministry impact?

    Crown’s Pastoral Leadership Scholarship is an initiative designed to:

    ·    Prepare young leaders (under 25 years of age) who are called to pastoral ministry.

    ·    Accelerate their training so that they complete and undergraduate and seminary degree
    (MA or M.Div.) in just five years.

    ·    Save students $9,000 – $18,000 in graduate tuition.

    ·    Provide a mentoring community to those committed to accelerated ministry training.

    The Pastoral Leadership Initiative is a flexible program providing the option for both On Campus and Online students to combine an undergraduate and graduate degree.  The following degree tracks are currently a part of this program.

    For School of Arts and Sciences (On-Campus) students:

    ·    BA in Pastoral Leadership + MA in Christian Studies (2.5 GPA required)
    ·    BA in Pastoral Leadership + Master of Divinity Studies (3.0 GPA required)

    For more information about these Accelerated Degree Options go to the BA  in Pastoral Leadership degree.

    For School of Online Studies (Online) students:

    ·    BS in Christian Ministry + MA in Christian Studies S (3.0 GPA required)
    ·    BS in Christian Ministry + Master of Divinity Studies (3.5 GPA required)

    For more information about these Accelerated Degree Options go to the online BS in Christian Ministry degree.

    As an added benefit, students who meet the Pastoral Leadership Scholarship criteria will be eligible to receive:

    ·    $500 per semester during their junior and senior year

    ·    $1000 per semester during their 5th year of graduate work for the M.A. or $1500 per semester
    during their 5th year of graduate work for the M.Div.

  • Outside Scholarships

    In addition to financial aid awarded by Crown College, students can apply for outside scholarships. Scholarship search sites, such as www.FastWeb.comSallieMae.com/scholarship, and Tuition Funding Sources 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 with qualifying financial need who does not have a prior bachelor’s degree.

    Dollar Amount: Awards range from $606 to $5,920 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 to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who do not have a prior bachelor’s degree. Limited funds are available. Awards range from $100 to $2,000 a year. Applicants must complete the FAFSA.

  • 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.