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of Students Receive Scholarships and Grants


Total Scholarships and Grants Awarded Annually


in Reinhardt Scholarship Funds Awarded

Federal Grants

Like scholarships, grants are financial aid awards that do not have to be repaid. The U.S. Federal Government offers several need-based grant programs, including:

  • Federal PELL Grant: available to low-income undergraduate students
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): an additional grant available to PELL grant recipients who demonstrate exceptional financial need

Your eligibility for these grants—and the amount you may be awarded—is determined by the FAFSA.

State Scholarships and Grants

The State of Georgia offers several need- and merit-based financial assistance programs for eligible residents*, including:

*A resident is considered someone who has lived in Georgia for at least two years prior to the start of the term for which they are applying, or a recent high school graduate who has lived in the state for more than a year.

Reinhardt University Scholarships

We’re proud to offer more than $15 million in need- and merit-based scholarships each year. Opportunities range from performance and talent awards to scholarships recognizing exceptional academic work and community engagement.

In many cases, you will be automatically considered for institutional scholarships during the admissions process. Some programs may require a separate application. Explore your options and get the full details here.

Athletic Department Administration Scholarship

These $4,000 scholarships are awarded to five recipients annually. Recipients should desire to support the athletic department during home events.

Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher during their tenure at Reinhardt, uphold excellent performance and attendance, participate in various responsibilities within the Reinhardt Athletic Department without being an active member of an athletic team, and must live on campus.

Cherokee County Scholars for Reinhardt Grant

Funded by generous donations from local residents and businesses, this is an automatic award for eligible students. Recipients must be permanent residents of Cherokee County for 12 consecutive months before enrollment or be dependents of a parent or guardian who is a permanent resident.

Jessica Champion Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mike and Debbie Champion in memory of their daughter, this one-time $1,000 scholarship provides awards for female students graduating from Cherokee County high schools with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Preference is given to applicants who exhibit two of the following:

  • Involvement in high school sports (preferably softball)
  • Is a peer mediator or student council member
  • Has involvement in Christian-oriented clubs and extracurricular activities (such as church choir, Sunday school, or church youth groups)

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

This scholarship supports Christian women leaders on campus. The scholarship amount and number of awards vary each year, but all recipients are welcome to participate in a learning community and leadership development program led by Reinhardt professors.

Admitted students with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA are eligible to apply.

Mary Jane Reinhardt Sharp Scholarship

This scholarship supports Christian women leaders on campus. The scholarship amount and number of awards vary each year, but all recipients are welcome to participate in a learning community and leadership development program led by Reinhardt professors.

Admitted students with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA are eligible to apply.

Presidential Scholarship

Our highest academic award, these eight annual scholarships of $10,000 are allocated to support the top members of our incoming class. (These scholarships can be coupled with another merit award.)

Candidates with a high school GPA of 3.75 or above, who show engagement in service to others, and whose primary educational goal is to achieve a degree in disciplines within the liberal arts and sciences or high needs areas of study like cybersecurity and nursing are eligible for this award.

Priority will be given to residential students who are not receiving other talent aid.

Reinhardt University Blanche Hagan United Methodist Scholarships

Reinhardt University offers three types of Blanche Hagan Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 annually. Each program, outlined below, has a maximum annual budget, and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Criteria for all Hagan Awards

  • All applicants must be a first-time Reinhardt student, enrolled full-time, and have a high school GPA of at least 2.0
  • Awards are renewable for the following academic year if the recipient maintains a 2.50 GPA at Reinhardt

How to Apply to the Hagan Scholarships: Deadline July 1

Applications are reviewed and awarded only once a year, so we encourage you to apply early. To apply, submit the Hagan application and all supporting documents by July 1 of the PRIOR year before enrollment. You may receive only one United Methodist Scholarship funded by Reinhardt University.

Scholarship Details

A generous donation from Mrs. Blanche Hagan, as well as other alumni, friends, and numerous United Methodist churches, supports the Blanche Hagan Scholarship Program at Reinhardt. Approximately 80 students each year receive scholarships based on the specific criteria outlined below. Hagan Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time (at least 12 semester hours) at Reinhardt’s Waleska campus. The initial award is renewable for subsequent years by maintaining a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and by meeting the requirements outlined below. Should an applicant be eligible for more than one type of Hagan Scholarship, the award will be made from the category which provides the recipient with the maximum scholarship possible. Hagan Scholarships are restricted to cover the cost of tuition and cannot be used to offset other costs, including room and board or fees. As with all financial aid, the Office of Student Financial Aid is
responsible for packaging the awards in accordance with federal, state and institutional policies. These awards are divided equally between fall and spring semesters and are not applicable to the summer term. Hagan Scholarship programs have maximum budget allocations each year and the funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis. All applications and required documentation for new Hagan Scholarship applicants must be submitted no later than July 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 year. The completed application and/or questions regarding the Hagan Scholarship Program can be addressed to the Office of Student Financial Aid at

Blanche Hagan Scholarship for United Methodist Youth

This award is available to active members of the United Methodist Church in the North or South Georgia Conference who have graduated from high school within the past five years. The scholarships are awarded in two different amounts based on high school GPA:

  • 3.0 or higher – $2,000 maximum per year
  • 2.0 – $1,000 maximum per year

In addition to the main Hagan criteria, applicants for this award must also submit two letters of recommendation from church officials verifying participation in church activities.

Hagan Scholarship for Dependent Children of United Methodist Ministers

This award covers up to $12,000 a year in tuition. In addition to the main Hagan criteria, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a dependent of a minister in the North or South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, as documented by a letter from the District Superintendent verifying the parent’s church appointment
  • Graduated from high school within the past five years

Transfer students must be accepted and have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.0.

Blanche Hagan Ministerial Aid Award

Aimed at future ministers, this scholarship awards a maximum of $1,000 annually. In addition to the main Hagan criteria, applicants for this award must:

  • Be pursuing a full-time career in the ministry, regardless of denominational affiliation
  • Submit two recommendation letters from church officials verifying participation in church activities

Complete an interview with the Reinhardt chaplain

Reinhardt Performing Arts Scholarship

Reinhardt offers a variety of awards for students majoring, minoring, or participating in the performing arts:

  • Theatre and Music Majors: scholarship amounts vary and are based on competitive auditions for all performance-based degrees
  • Technical Theatre Major: scholarships are awarded based on interviews with the Theatre faculty
  • Performing Arts Minors: limited scholarships available by audition for students minoring in theatre, music, or dance
  • Marching Band Scholarships: available for active musician students who are not Music or Theatre majors

To learn more, contact

Reinhardt Diverse Talents Award

Leaders come from all walks of life, and this scholarship recognizes students who seek to not only experience college life, but also help create a challenging and rewarding on-campus experience for all students on Reinhardt’s beautiful campus.

Influencers, entrepreneurs, and adventurers who live in residential housing are supported with this $3,000 annual scholarship.

With a total of 30 awards, students with a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher are eligible to apply.

STEM Teacher Education Development Scholarship

Made possible through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this award is geared toward biology and mathematics high school teacher candidates.

STEM Education Scholars receive scholarships of up to $20,000 per year in their last two years at Reinhardt and must commit to teach full-time in a high-need school as a STEM teacher for two years after graduation, for each scholarship year.

The George Lingefelt Community Service Scholarship

Established in the memory of George Lingefelt, scout leader and local community servant, this $1,500 annual scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a Cherokee County high school who has demonstrated exemplary service in their community and will attend Reinhardt University.

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Goizueta Foundation, established by Roberto C. Goizueta, this $3,000 annual scholarship is open to applicants who:

  • Are first-time freshmen of Hispanic or Latino descent
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate school and/or community involvement
  • Have financial need

Accessibility Scholarships

Our Academic Support Office (Accessibility Office) is dedicated to supporting the needs of students with learning challenges and disabilities. If you have a documented accessibility challenge, they have compiled a list of scholarship resources you may want to explore.

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Complete Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your starting point for grants and scholarships. Our school code is 001589.

Financial Aid at Reinhardt

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Tuition & Fees

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Student Loans

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Financial Aid Checklist

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Resources for Accepted Students

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