Tabor College offers student aid to nearly 100 percent of the student body. Please take a moment to look at the wide range of scholarship opportunities available to Tabor College students:
To receive an official award package, be sure to finish the Tabor College application process.
Please Note: All scholarships listed are limited to full-time students on the Hillsboro campus.
Tabor College Scholarships
Students receive scholarships in keeping with the annual edition of the Tabor College catalog in effect when he or she enrolls at Tabor for the first time. Tabor grants and scholarships awarded for each student’s first term of attendance, will remain unchanged during the time the student is enrolled at Tabor College.
2015-2016 Academic Year
Presidential Leadership Scholarship
Freshman: ACT * GPA product of 115 or higher
Renewable with 3.25 cumulative TC GPA
Freshman: ACT * GPA product of 85 to 114
Renewable with 3.0 Cumulative TC GPA
Freshman: ACT * GPA product of 60 to 84
Renewable with 2.75 Cumulative TC GPA
Freshman: ACT * GPA product of 45 to 59
Renewable while in good academic standing
Academic Transfer Scholarship
Must have 20 credit hours transferable credit
Transferable Cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 2.74 ($4,000/year)
Transferable Cumulative GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 ($6,000/year)
Transferable Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher ($8,000/year)
Based on athletic talent/potential. Amount varies in keeping with coach’s evaluation.
Please click here to go to our athletics website and fill out the appropriate recruit form
in order to get the recruiting process started.
Band ensembles, choir ensembles, piano and theater performers are eligible.
Based on talent/potential. Amount varies in keeping with director’s evaluation.
Academic Department Scholarships
Students must apply and meet with Faculty to be considered.
Available to any child, grandchild and/or sibling of a Tabor College Alumnus.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Confirmation of membership to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Transfer GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Member of a Mennonite or Mennonite Brethren church.
Church Matching Grant
Tabor will match scholarships from a student’s church made on behalf of that student.
Match dollar for dollar up to $300/semester
Hesston College Grant
Any Hesston College student with minimum 30 transfer credits.
International Student Grant
International residents who are not U.S. citizens
Up to $4,000/year
Tabor College also has need-based funds available to supplement the above programs for those students who still show unmet financial need.
National Merit Scholarship
National Merit finalist, semi-finalist, Hispanic Scholar, Black Commended
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG federal grant supplements the Pell Grant and is given to students with the highest financial need. The grants at Tabor College range from $100 to $1,000 annually. Tabor’s funds are limited by government allocation. Priority is given to those students who apply early. If verification paperwork is not completed, funds may be removed.
Through the College Cist Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low income families. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students and teach at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received the TEACH Grant.
IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of the TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to Federal Unsubsidized Loans. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education with interest charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.
Work-Study awards are based on a student’s financial need. Eligible students are employed through Tabor College. Work-Study will be treated like a regular job with Human Resources requirements as well as general work-related requirements.
Federal Perkins Loan
Low interest loan program for students demonstrating high need. Loan forgiveness available, up to $3,000/year.
Direct Student Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Low interest loan program, maximums vary depending on grade level. Eligibility for interest-free while in-school determined by FAFSA. Loan forgiveness available. $5,500 (FR) / $6,500 (SO) / $7,500 (JR/SR)
Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan
Available to independent students or to students whose parents have been denied a PLUS loan.
Loan forgiveness available. $4,000 (FR/SO) $5,000 (JR/SR)
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
Loan option for parents of dependent students enrolled at least half-time. Loan eligibility based on parental credit status. Student’s cost of attendance minus all other aid.
State of Kansas website
- www.kansasregents.org – Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship searches & general financial aid information
Kansas Comprehensive Grant
Designed to aid students who are from low to middle income families that demonstrate financial need.
Must be enrolled full time. Must be a Kansas resident.
Up to $3,000/year
Kansas Minority Scholarship
Need based grant for Kansas ethnic minority students. Based on academic performance and ethnic category.
Must submit Kansas application w/ $12 fee by May 1 and file FAFSA by April 1.
Up to $1,850/year
Kansas State Scholarship
Designed to aid students with a high GPA and ACT that demonstrate financial need. Must enrolled full-time, be a Kansas state scholar, complete state application w/ $12 fee by May 1, and file FAFSA by April 1.
Up to $1,000/year
Kansas State Teachers Scholarship
Service based award for students studying to teach in “hard-to-fill” disciplines. Must submit Kansas application w/ $12 fee by May 1 and file FAFSA by April 1.
Scholarship Search websites
- www.fastweb.com – national scholarship search engine
- www.finaid.org – national scholarship search engine, EFC calculator, loan repayment calculator
- www.collegeanswer.com – college prep website, scholarships search engine
- www.collegeboard.com – The College Board, college prep website, scholarships search engine
Native American Scholarships
Many tribes fund scholarships for college-bound members. A list of offices can be found at www.aiccm.org.