Antioch Midwest Announces Several New Scholarships

Awards Help New Students Meet Tuition Costs and Realize Their Educational Dreams

Antioch University Midwest (AUM) proudly announces several new scholarship opportunities for new students. These timely additions to AUM’s financial aid platform – the Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta Scholarships, the First Year Graduate Scholarship, and the Alumni Scholarship for Social Justice –make it easier for new undergraduate, graduate and transfer students to meet tuition costs, and realize their educational dreams.

“At Antioch University, we understand the financial commitment students have to make to be able to return to school,” said Ronald Brown, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management.  “We want to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible for financial aid.”

First – good news for new transfer students. The Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta Scholarships are for any eligible new transfer student who is a United States citizen, and a member in good standing of either honor society. Neither award can be coupled with any other AUM scholarship. A limited number of $4,000 scholarships are available, on a first-come, first-eligible basis, and will be disbursed to the student over a two-year period.

To qualify, an applicant must be admitted to AUM by June 1 for fall semester 2015 as a full-time candidate. They must have completed a minimum of 60 hours/90 quarter hours, post and maintain a 3.5 GPA, and hold no previously earned bachelor degree(s). Online students are not eligible.

Additionally, applicants must submit an essay about the role Phi Theta Kappa or Kappa Beta Delta played in their educational experience, and a letter of recommendation from their respective society. Deadline is June 1.

Next, AUM’s First Year Graduate Scholarship is open to new master’s degree candidates enrolled in specific programs – Individualized Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, or Master of Arts in Management and Change Leadership. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Only new graduate students are eligible; transfer and previously enrolled students do not qualify for the award.

Recipients will receive a one-third discount on the tuition cost of a single course for each of their first two semesters. Traditional enrollment fees will also be waived. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-eligible basis while funds are available.

Last, the competitive Alumni Scholarship for Social Justice, funded and awarded by members of the Antioch University Midwest Alumni Association, will provide up to $1,500 for one new student’s first semester. Any full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing may apply.

Each applicant must submit an essay on how social justice applies to them personally and professionally. The top five entries will be chosen by a review panel. AUM alumni will vote for the winner.

For details and deadlines about these four scholarships visit Scholarships & Grants.

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