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the highest recognition

Presidential Academic Scholarships are awarded as the highest recognition given for academic, extracurricular, and church/community involvement and rewards students for their commitment to the vision of Christian higher education.

This scholarship is worth up to an additional $5,000 beyond other MVNU merit scholarships for which you qualify and is renewable for up to five years based on the same maintenance criteria established for your other merit scholarships.

Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship are invited to attend the Presidential Scholarship Day on date TBA. Here they will compete with other incoming first-time students by completing an interview with a panel of judges. In addition to participating in the event, a brief essay, included as part of the application, will also be used in determining the award recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet two of the three listed requirements:
  • 3.5+ High School GPA
  • 26+ ACT score (or equivalent SAT score)
  • Ranked in the top 5% of your class

To be considered for selection, you must complete the Presidential Scholarship/Honors Application and the short essay included there (The same application is used to apply for the university's Honors Program). In addition, register for the Presidential Scholarship Day by going to the button below. The deadline for submission and registration for the event is TBA. 
Presidential Scholarship Day
Date & Time TBA

Tentative Schedule for the Day:
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Welcome Session
  • 10:00 a.m. – Noon: Interviews and Virtual Campus Tours
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Optional Financial Aid Presentation
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Optional Admissions Q&A
  • 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Optional Music Audition

If you have questions about the day or this scholarship, please contact the Admissions Events Office at 1-866-462-MVNU, ext. 4550 or


The application for the Presidential Scholarship will be available soon. In order to apply, you must first apply to MVNU and be accepted. Then, if you meet the qualifications to apply for the scholarship, we will notify you when the application process begins.

For more info

Anita Beal
Admissions Assistant
(740) 397-9000 ext. 4510