Additional Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability. Scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance or receipt of funds.

HCU schools and academic departments may offer student scholarships that are not listed here. Please ask your academic advisor or faculty member in your major for more information about available scholarships relevant to your major or area of study.

Church Matching
Up to $4,000 divided over 8 undergraduate semesters ($1,000 per academic year)
Residential students may qualify for this scholarship opportunity. Christian churches may contribute scholarship dollars to a full-time, undergraduate student. The University will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000. To receive this award, admitted students should submit a letter of recommendation from the church on official church letterhead along with a check for the dollar amount the church is awarding the student to the Financial Aid OfficeChecks & letters for matching will be accepted until the first class day of the current semester.
Ministerial Dependents Grant
$8,000 divided over 8 undergraduate semesters ($2,000 per academic year)
Residential students may qualify for this scholarship opportunity. Dependent children of vocational Christian ministers and missionaries may apply. To qualify you must submit a letter on the church/missions organization letterhead employing the parent. The letter must confirm the parent is a current paid, full-time employment on staff and it must be signed by the pastor/supervisor. Please submit this to the Financial Aid Office directly. Recipients must be unconditionally admitted to HCU and maintain a 2.8 cumulative HCU grade point average and full-time enrollment. Deadline is the first class day of the current semester. Apply or renew on the Ministerial Dependents Grant Application.
BGCT Ministerial Scholarships
$50 per credit hour $75 per credit hour for Juniors and Seniors (who major or minor in Christianity)
To qualify a student must be someone who has accepted Christ as Lord and personal Savior, and is a member of a Baptist Church.  The student must show Church-affirmed evidence of a sense of call to the ministry.  Students participating in this program also receive special guidance and participate in programs to help them pursue their calling. Submit the Baptist General Convention of Texas Scholarship Application.
Grace Hopper Scholarship
Awards vary up to full tuition
For full-time new freshmen or transfer students majoring in Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or Mathematics. Applicants must be United States citizens, and have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, or comprehensive transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher. Learn more about the Grace Hopper scholarship and award opportunities or submit your application online.
Stewart Morris Wharton Scholarship
Awards vary
The Stewart Morris Endowed Scholarship was created by HCU founding father, Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr. The scholarship has been created to enable transfer students from Wharton County Junior College (Wharton location) and high school graduates from Wharton ISD and surrounding small towns to pursue their undergraduate degree at Houston Christian University. First-generation college students and Wharton ISD or Wharton County Junior College students will be given preference. To apply, please complete the online application.
Alumni Endowed Scholarships
Awards vary
The HCU Alumni Association currently has seven endowed scholarships. Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshmen who meet all requirements and qualifications. The Alumni Association Advisory Board – Scholarship Committee selects these recipients, and they are excited to support these individuals who will be carrying on the family tradition of attending Houston Christian University. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Friday, March 25, 2022

Looking for Additional Scholarships Outside of HCU?
The Financial Aid Office can be a resource for students who desire to find additional aid from outside sources. Organizations, individuals and foundations send copies of their scholarship eligibility requirements and applications to our office for student review. Students who are interested should visit the Financial Aid Office during our regular business hours to review this resource and discuss other aid options.