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Academic Scholarships

The Presidential, Chancellors or Provost, and Deans Scholarships are academic awards based on a student's entering grade point average and test scores. These awards are provided by the Office of Admissions only to new freshmen students who enter Chapman University directly from high school. 

The Board of Trustees and Founders Scholarships are awarded to new transfer students based on their GPAs at their previous colleges.

Academic scholarships are awarded for eight semesters to new freshmen students. The scholarships time limit for transfer students varies depending at which grade level the student enrolls. It is calculated by subtracting the grade level of the student at the time of enrollment from the total allotted semesters for new freshmen students. These awards apply to tuition only. 

All students awarded an academic scholarships must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative Chapman GPA in order to retain their scholarships. Students must enroll in a semester at least once every two years to retain their scholarships. Chapman Housing Status does not affect this award.

Talent scholarships

Talent scholarships are awarded to new incoming students by their attending college within Chapman University. An audition or portfolio submission, in addition to any criteria added by the attending college may be required. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions or your prospective college of attendance.

Chapman Grant

These grants are designed to offset direct educational costs (tuition and residence hall expenses) for students who are eligible based on information provided on the FAFSA. They are awarded only to full-time undergraduate students. The Chapman Grant is available for up to ten semesters to new freshmen students. Transfer students are eligible based on their grade levels when they enter Chapman University subtracted from the number of semesters allotted for freshmen.

Engineering Scholarships

Fowler School of Engineering applicants are eligible for scholarships that will augment or, in some cases, fully replace the standard financial aid package provided by Chapman University. Scholarships range from $2,000 per year to 100% of tuition, room and board. Learn more at the Engineering Scholarships page.


An Endowed Scholarship may be given to a student with Chapman Grant. These funds are provided by generous donors (individuals, foundations and corporations) to support Chapman University students. It reduces the Chapman Grant by the whole of its amount.

Panther Alumni Award

A $2,000 award is provided to the children or siblings of Chapman alumni. The recipient must retain full-time enrollment status to continue receiving this award. A special application must be completed and returned to the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid to be eligible for this award.

DOC and UCC Awards

This scholarship is awarded through Chapman University's Office of Church Relations. Funds are provided by Chapman University and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The United Church of Christ in recognition of participation in church activities. For more information, please refer to the Office of Church Relations.