Scholarships & Grants - University of Valley Forge

Scholarships & Grants



The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is pleased to offer numerous scholarships to our students. Please keep the following requirements in mind:


  • Awarded to first time entering freshmen and transfer students.
  • The combination of institutional scholarships cannot exceed the student’s tuition during any semester.
  • Students must be enrolled for and maintain full-time (12 credits) status for the entire semester.
  • All scholarships are renewable with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Application deadline for all scholarships is August 1 for fall entrants and December 1 for spring entrants.
  • Scholarships are not available for online degrees.

The UVF scholarship is awarded to all students. The amount is determined by the student’s financial eligibility and academic achievement.


  • Stacks with all other institutional scholarships
  • Renewable with a 2.0 GPA

Many organizations (in addition to UVF and the State and Federal governments) offer excellent opportunities for scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance. Some free sources of information about scholarships are foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, civic groups, professional associations related to your field of interest, ethnicity-based organizations, and your employer or your parents’ employers.  Scholarship search tools that we recommend are FastwebU.S. Department of Labor’s Scholarship Search ToolCollege Board’s Scholarship Search, and Scholly.


Want to Submit a Scholarship?

Do you have an Outside Scholarship opportunity you would like us to share with our students? Please email the information to us at

Merit Scholarships

Incoming students with at least a 3.0 GPA and/or one of the following are invited to apply to participate in the Honors Program.*

SAT 1220

ACT 27

CLT 87

AP 4 or 5


Award amount ranges up to $5,000 per academic year and is renewable for up to 4 years with a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA and continued participation in the Honors Program.


To apply for the scholarship:

        1. Submit a minimum 500-word essay to your Admissions counselor using the prompt: “A trademark of students in UVF’s Collegium Honorum is intellectual curiosity and a desire to integrate faith and learning. Describe how you have demonstrated intellectual curiosity in the past and how you expect to manifest that intellectual curiosity as a student at UVF. Consider ways in which you would integrate faith and learning within the rigor of the Collegium Honorum.”
        2. Attend an interview day at UVF (generally in December and March). Check with your Admissions counselor for information about how to register for the interview day!


*Students placed in remedial classes are not eligible to participate in the Honors Program.

Incoming students with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA who have demonstrated leadership abilities through high school, community, or church experiences are invited to apply for the UVF Leadership Scholarship.


Award amount is $2,000 per academic year for up to 4 years ($8,000 total value).


Award recipients will be required to engage in co-curricular campus experiences in exchange for the leadership scholarship.


To apply, students need to contact their admissions counselor and submit a personal essay of at least 500 words about what Christian leadership means to them along with an activities resume.


For more information or to apply, email


Grants are need-based awards that do not need to be repaid. Grants can come from UVF, state, and/or the federal government.

The Federal SEOG Grant is a need-based grant provided by the Department of Education offered to students who demonstrate significant financial need. You are automatically reviewed for the SEOG award when your aid application (FAFSA) is being evaluated.

To be eligible for the SEOG Grant, you must have significant financial need as determined by your expected family contribution and be an undergraduate student who is receiving a Pell Grant. The amount of SEOG funding UVF receives from the Department of Education is subject to change year-to-year.

Some students from outside of Pennsylvania may receive funds from their state grant programs that can be used at University of Valley Forge. Currently, students living in Delaware, Massachusetts, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia may use their state grants at University of Valley Forge. To apply for a state scholarship, contact your state financial aid agency or call the federal education information center at 1.800.433.3243 to get the telephone number and address of your state agency, for program requirements and application procedures. When you receive an eligibility notice from your state program, you should submit it to the Financial Services Office at UVF.

PHEAA offers need-based grant funding to Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree at a higher education institution within the state. Eligibility is based upon the financial information submitted on their FAFSA, their enrollment, and campus location.


Only students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits a term) and meet the Pennsylvania residency requirements will be considered by PHEAA for a grant. UVF will receive an estimated grant amount for all students who meet the initial eligibility requirements. Final determinations of grant amounts are made by UVF in coordination with PHEAA’s guidelines once the Pennsylvania state budget has been finalized.


Summer Semester is considered to be an extra term by PHEAA and therefore, undergraduate students who take classes during summer may be eligible for an additional Summer PHEAA Grant. This additional grant is based upon a separate application that must be filed with PHEAA.


Additional information about this award can be found on

The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant available to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is based upon your expected family contribution and enrollment status. You are automatically reviewed for the Pell Grant once UVF receives your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Additional information about the Federal Pell Grant can be found on the Student Aid website. 

The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education has now made available two new programs to new students and also graduate students of the University of Valley Forge. The Riggs Scholarship Fund is exclusively for new students applying to UVF while the Next Generation Fund is designated for graduates (no earlier than May 2007) who majored in some form of church leadership. More information and applications are available online at

*The combination of institutional scholarships cannot exceed your tuition during any semester. Scholarships will be applied only toward tuition charges. In order to receive scholarships, you must enroll for and maintain full-time status (12 credits) or the scholarship will be forfeited for that semester. Returning students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for all scholarships unless stated otherwise.