Herzing University supports academic achievement and offers a variety of scholarship opportunities, awards and an institutional grant to help our students achieve their educational goals.
Depending on the scholarship, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and full-time student status may be required for continued eligibility.
Herzing High School Merit Scholarship
High school seniors whose Herzing University entrance scores are in the upper one-tenth of the students accepted by Herzing University in the prior year may qualify for a $500.00 Herzing High School Merit Scholarship ($250.00 per semester of full time study for the first two semesters of the student's attendance at Herzing University). The student must have applied to Herzing University by August 1 of the year in which the student graduates and apply for the scholarship by that date. The student must also start full-time studies at Herzing University in the same year of graduation from high school. An application for a Herzing High School Merit Scholarship can be obtained from the admissions or financial aid departments. Students will be informed of the results within two weeks of making application for the scholarship, but not prior to January 15 of their year of graduation. This scholarship is not available to those students enrolled through Herzing University Online.
Henry G. Herzing Scholarship
A Henry G. Herzing Scholarship, if available, is awarded at each Herzing campus to a current high school graduate who commences full-time studies at Herzing University in the same year the student graduates from high school. The scholarship consists of $500.00 per semester of full-time study for four semesters. This scholarship is not awarded in addition to the High School Merit Scholarship. An applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
- Receive a recommendation from two references of the applicant's high school teaching or counseling staff; and
- Submit a qualifying essay of 150 to 300 words as to why he/she is pursuing the field of study being applied for and why he/she chose Herzing University.
To apply for a Henry G. Herzing Scholarship, interested high school seniors can obtain an application from an admissions interviewer at Herzing University, complete it, and submit it to the University by April 15. Scholarship winners will be informed by May 15.
Adult Learner Scholarship
An Adult Learner Scholarship is available at each campus each semester. The scholarship amount and the awarding of the scholarship for any semester will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The scholarship will be for an amount not exceeding $500 per semester of full time study for two semesters. An applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Does not qualify for the Herzing High School Merit Scholarship or the Henry G. Herzing Scholarship;
- Demonstrates the need for financial assistance;
- Receives two written recommendations from employers or educators; and
- Submits a qualifying essay of 150 to 300 words as to why he/she is pursuing the field of study being applied for and why he/she chose Herzing College.
Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with the recommendations and qualifying essay no later than two weeks prior to the start of the first semester to qualify for the Adult Learner Scholarship for that semester start. Students who miss that deadline may submit an application prior to the start of their second semester, but after that time this scholarship is no longer available to them.
Students with a cumulative grade point average in the upper 5% of the student body after their second or subsequent semester (completion of at least 24 credits at Herzing University) will receive an academic award of $150. The award is a credit to the next semester's tuition if the student is carrying a course load of at least 12 credit hours. No application is required. The award will be determined by the Financial Aid department and the student will be informed.
Academic Persistence Award
This award is made available to students who initially enroll at Herzing University in an associate or bachelor degree program and continue through to completion of a bachelor degree on a full-time basis with no interruption in their education. To qualify for this award, transfer students must complete 75% of the credits required for the bachelor degree at Herzing University. The award is $400.00 as a credit to the tuition account of the student during the last semester. Students who believe they qualify for the award must obtain an application from the Financial Aid department and submit it to that department prior to starting their last semester of study at Herzing University that would qualify them for a bachelor degree. Institutional Scholarship for Completion of Second Degree/Major A student who is in the process of completing a second degree program (major) or second minor or concentration within a bachelor degree program will be entitled to receive a institutional scholarship for one of the courses at his/her choice in the final semester that would qualify the student for award of the degree.
Public safety professionals are eligible to receive a tuition scholarship and credit for their academy training. Details can be found on the Badge-to-Grad program web page.
Based upon extraordinary student need and/or unusual conditions or change of circumstances, students may be awarded an institutional grant. Such determination is made by the Institutional Grant Committee composed of the University President, Director of Financial Services, and one other staff member. The standard application for financial aid can also be used as the application for this grant. The deadline for submission of the application for this grant is prior to the end of the add/drop period of each semester. Awards will be made based upon the number of students with extraordinary need and the degree of the need. The amount of the award is normally between $200 and $700 per semester. The average award is typically $300.