Asbury University has always prided itself on providing a top-notch education that is accessible to students from all walks of life. Today, financial realities strain that commitment.
Every dollar invested is awarded directly to students in support of their tuition, room, board and fees.
Endowed scholarship funds continue to provide scholarship aid to students for generations to come.
Isaac Archer spent a summer in Peru under the Asbury Initiative Grant, which gives Asbury students the opportunity to travel on mission trips around the world. He used his business skills to help missionaries set up the business side of a coffee shop that will help fund their mission work.
The average cost of attending a private university in the United States is more than $42,419 per year. Asbury works hard to keep the combined cost of tuition, housing, meal plans and fees considerably below that average. In fact, we are 20 percent below the national average. However, despite the aid we provide, the average Asbury student graduates with a $26,000 debt load.
Gifts to student scholarships are powerful in their impact because they open the door to an intentionally Christian educational experience for students who otherwise might not attend. Scholarships also allow us to compete nationally for exceptional students, thereby strengthening our institution through the quality, diversity and accomplishments of our student body.
As we evaluate the uncertain political and legislative climate and plan for the future, Asbury seeks to establish an expanded foundation of scholarship dollars available in preparation for the likelihood federal and state dollars become less available.
If we are to stay true to the vision of our founder, of a university that offers excellent education for anyone who has the ability and determination to earn a degree, then we must be diligent in providing the scholarship support that these students need and deserve.
Current Use Scholarships
Endowed Scholarship Funds
See the Naming Opportunities page to view a list of scholarships and their naming opportunities.