Boyce Academic Excellence Scholarship


The Academic Excellence Scholarship is the most prestigious and competitive scholarship offered at Boyce College. New Fall semester students may apply for these scholarships for their first year of study. Awards are based on high school academic achievements, an essay, and an interview competition.

Boyce College will award one full tuition scholarship to the top candidate and two $5,500.00 scholarships. Additional scholarships of up to $3,000 may be available. Each scholarship will be applicable towards tuition only for the first year of study at Boyce College. Each scholarship will be equally divided between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Applicants not selected will automatically be considered for the need-based General Scholarship.


  • Student must obtain a minimum GPA based on their standardized test score according to the table below. Students only need to take one of the standardized tests.

    • Example 1: A student who receives an ACT score of 26 and a GPA of 3.7 will be eligible to apply.
    • Example 2: A student who receives an ACT score of 26 and a GPA of 3.5 will not be eligible to apply.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12+ paid credit hours).
  • Student must be taking courses at the Louisville campus. Online students are not eligible to apply. Students taking both on-campus and online courses are eligible to apply if enrolled in a greater number of on-campus hours than online hours.
  • Student must be admitted into a degree program. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • Student must maintain good academic standing for eligibility. Students on academic warning, academic probation, or disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply.
  • Submit the following materials:
    • Complete the College Board PROFILE and select “Academic Excellence” on the question asking for which scholarship you are applying.
      • The College Board profile will open in October 2023 for applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year.
    • Complete the Boyce Academic Excellence application.
      • The application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open.
      • Submit a 2- or 3-minute video that introduces yourself to the Scholarship Committee. In the video, we ask that you answer the following: Who are you? Where are you from? Why would you like to be considered for the scholarship? Describe something you are passionate about.
      • Submit a 500 word essay on the importance of Christian higher education.
      • Submit an updated resume with professional, ministerial, and service-oriented involvement.
      • All portfolio materials should be uploaded when you complete the scholarship application listed above.

Scholarship Timeline

Students interested in applying and interviewing for the Boyce Academic Excellence Scholarships need to submit all the required applications and profile information by January 8, 2024 (for Fall 2024 entry) to be considered for the scholarship.

After all the final candidates are selected, selected students will be invited to interview on-campus from February 23-24, 2024. Hotel lodging for interviewees and their immediate family members will be available.


  • Fall 2024 – January 8, 2024

*Please note: Not all applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be selected for The Academic Excellence Scholarships, as they are the most selective scholarships offered at Boyce College. All students not selected for The Academic Excellence Scholarships will automatically be considered for the General Scholarship. Boyce College students are eligible for only one institutional scholarship per semester; The Academic Excellence Scholarships may not be combined with other Boyce College scholarships or grants.