Additional Institutional Scholarships
Athletic Scholarships are awarded in varying amounts to selected men and women participating in these intercollegiate sports: men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field, and wrestling; women’s basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. Contact the individual coach in each sport for more details.
Bearcat Support Scholarship
Community Service Scholarships
Community Service Scholarships are offered to selected first-year students who have demonstrated involvement in community service and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Visit the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service page for more details.
Debate (Forensics) Scholarships
Debate (Forensics) Scholarships are offered to selected first-year students intending to participate in the McKendree Forensics Team. Contact the coach of the program, Mr. Joe Blasdel, for more details.
Model UN Scholarships
Model UN Scholarships are offered to selected students who have participated in Model UN activities on campus. Click here for more information.
Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
Scholarships are available in the areas of art, dance, music and theater.
Eligibility: Students must submit a portfolio (digital or hardcopy/actual) and interview with the art faculty. A letter of recommendation from an art teacher is also required.
Scholarship requirements: Students are required to enroll in Art Practicum (ART 271/471) each semester for 0 or 1 credit. Students will assist with preparing exhibits for the McKendree University Gallery.
Eligibility: Students must audition for the Dance Instructor.
Scholarship requirements: Students are required to enroll in DAN 200 Dance Ensemble every semester; they may take the course for 0 or 1 credit. Students will perform as a member of the ensemble each semester.
Eligibility: Students must audition for the Music Faculty.
Scholarship requirements: Students are required to enroll in Concert Band (MUE 156), Concert Choir (MUE 154) or Jazz Ensemble (MUE 148) each semester for 0 or 1 credit. Students will have the opportunity to perform with these ensembles each semester.
Eligibility: Students must audition and/or interview with the Theater faculty.
Scholarship requirements: Students are required to enroll in THE 215 Theater Practicum each semester for 0 or
1 credit. Enrolled students work on the Theater Department's mainstage production
and receive individual instruction and feedback within that framework.
Technology Fellows Scholarships
Technology Fellows Scholarships are awarded to selected students with a demonstrated interest in studying in the computing and engineering fields. Click here for more information and to apply.
WYSE Scholarships are awarded to first-year students who have competed in either the World Wide Youth in Science and Engineering regional or sectional on McKendree's campus and placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any individual event. Click here for more information.
FIRST Scholarships are awarded to first-year students who have been actively involved with either a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team at some point during their high school career. Click here for more information.
Band Scholarships are awarded for co-curricular participation in marching/pep band. Auditions for these awards may take place within a scheduled campus visit. Click here for more information.
John Wesley/Methodist Scholarships
John Wesley/Methodist Scholarships are awarded to selected students who have a $500 or $1000 scholarship from their church. (McKendree will match these awards with either a $250 or $500 scholarship).
YMCA Student of the Year Scholarships
YMCA Student of the Year Scholarships are awarded to students identified through an application process administered by each local area YMCA and the Office of Admission at McKendree. Each YMCA site is eligible to nominate a student for the "Student of the Year" award. All nominees will automatically receive a minimum scholarship from McKendree valued at $5,000/year. The YMCA region, in conjunction with a representative from McKendree, will then select one student from the nominees to receive a "Student of the Year" valued at a minimum of $10,000 per year. The awards cannot be paired with the Dean's, Presidential, or Honor's Scholarships; however, students who meet the criteria for the Presidential or Honor's Scholarships are welcome to compete for the McKendree Leadership Award.
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF)
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) provides scholarship aid for United Methodist students attending the 123 United Methodist-related schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States. Our scholarship programs include Foundation Merit Scholars, United Methodist Dollars for Scholars, and a number of other scholarship funds established by private donors, most notably the Bass, Morton, and Dickey scholarships, and several new funds that will be awarded for the first time in 2007. For further information about UMHEF’s programs, please visit the Scholarships page on our website www.umhef.org. Applications may be downloaded from our website’s Resource Library.