These awards and grants are for transfer students who attend our Storm Lake campus on a full-time basis. A student is considered a transfer student after they have graduated from high school or completed their GED and have completed one semester at a community college or four-year college/university as a full-time students (24 hours or more).
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Awarded based on college CGPA and residency status. Renewable with the BVU CGPA indicated.*
Criteria: 3.24 and below
*Students who live off campus will have their scholarship reduced by $5,000.
Beaver Visit Grant
- Criteria: To be eligible, you must be a high school senior or college transfer student entering BVU in Fall 2023, and you must make a BVU visit.
- Amount: $1,000 per year
Qualified students may apply for the Honors Program.
- Criteria: 3.75 GPA, top 10 percent of high school class
- $2,500 travel stipend
- Research and conference funding, priority class registration
Other Awards & Grants
Fine & Media Arts Awards
- Awards available for animation, art, art therapy, graphic design, scientific illustration, digital media, instrumental music, music production or vocal music; both those majoring in these disciplines or participating in the associated cocurricular program.
- Students majoring in one of areas listed above must compete in an audition or portfolio review before March 1. Students participating only must audition or provide a portfolio for review by Feb. 28.
- Award amounts vary.
- Available to first-year Storm Lake campus students
- Awarded to students based on talent and individuals who are dedicated to continued improvement in their respective areas of activity
- Scholarships awarded in marching band, dance & cheer, rodeo, livestock showing, and esports
- Award amounts vary
- Ask your admissions counselor how you may qualify
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
- For members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society who are transferring to BVU from a community college
- Storm Lake Campus Students: $2000 per year ($1000 per semester)
- Online/Hybrid Students: $800 per year ($400 per semester)
- Recipients must maintain a BVU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Buena Vista Grants
- Issued to some full-time students
- Determined by financial need and other BVU gift aid
- Must continue to make satisfactory academic progress for renewal.
- Available to any U.S. resident who resides outside of Iowa
- $2000 per year
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