These awards are given to students meeting the eligibility criteria stated for each separate scholarship. Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. Awarding preference will be given to students who apply by the priority deadline, March 1 for the fall semester and August 2 for the spring semester. It is to be understood that all institutional scholarships and grants have funding limits, and awards may not be available to students applying late, even though they may fit the stated criteria of the award. Off-campus study opportunities can have an impact on ENC institutional scholarships and grants. Most off-campus study opportunities will make a student ineligible for institutional aid that semester, and all of these awards require a student to be full-time (12 credits or more) per semester. Awards are not prorated for less than full-time status. If you withdraw from a class after the add-drop date, you will retain your institutional status for that semester. Please see Off-Campus Study Opportunities under Academic Information and Policies for important information about how each program impacts your institutional aid.
ENC Institutional Grants
Awards are given to students based on evaluation of their merit and need at the time of admission. The Nease Grant is awarded to help meet financial need. This grant is re-awarded each year as long as the student maintains full-time student status each semester and maintains a 2.0 GPA. Significant change in a family’s EFC could increase or decrease the grant in subsequent years.
Multiple Children Family Grant:
Families with more than one dependent child enrolled full-time at ENC simultaneously are eligible to receive a scholarship amounting to $700 per eligible student for the current academic year.
Grant for Children of Pastors and Missionaries:
The grant for children of Nazarene pastors and missionaries is an annual grant of $5000 ($2500 each semester) offered to the dependent children of assigned senior pastors, full-time staff pastors (possessing a district license at minimum), or an evangelist, chaplain, or missionary who is commissioned by the Church of the Nazarene. The grant does not get awarded for most off-campus study opportunities. Annual grants of $1500 per year are awarded to dependent children of full-time pastors and missionaries serving other denominations. Students receiving this grant must attend full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester).
Church of the Nazarene Grants:
Several Churches of the Nazarene located in the Eastern Nazarene College educational region have established grants. These grants are available to students who are attendees of those congregations. The Office of Financial Aid will award these grants to eligible students based on the specific criteria associated with each grant.
Nazarene Student Grant:
An award of $1000 is made to students who regularly attend Nazarene churches, and are enrolled at ENC full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester).
Nazarene Church Matching Grant:
ENC will match grants from Nazarene Churches up to $500 per student from Nazarene churches. It is the responsibility of the students to see that their records include demographic data for their district and church affiliation. The church must complete the Church Matching Form. Informational materials concerning this award will be sent to each pastor in the Church of the Nazarene on the Eastern Educational Region early each summer.
Nazarene District Incentives:
Students from Nazarene churches located in the Eastern educational zone that have paid at least 85% of their educational budget are eligible for this grant. The scholarship will be distributed to all students from the district.
85% District payment = $5,000
90% District payment = $10,000
95% District payment = $15,000
100% District payment = $20,000
Enhanced Plan (In addition to the above awards)
One half of district payments over 90% will be added to your district’s scholarship pool.
One half of district payments over 90% will help fund Quality of Student Life projects.
It is the responsibility of students to see that their ENC records accurately indicate their district and church affiliation. Student Records s are available in the Admissions Office for incoming students and in the Registrar’s Office for returning students. Informational materials concerning this award will be sent to each pastor in the Church of the Nazarene on the Eastern Educational Region early each summer.
Endowed and Annually Funded Scholarships:
(No application necessary) Endowed and Annually Funded Scholarships are awarded to students who meet the eligibility criteria established by each scholarship. Eligibility criteria for each scholarship may include merit and financial need. Typically, these scholarships are awarded by ENC’s Scholarship Committee during the Fall semester. Students are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA, as many of our endowments require documented financial need.