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We suspect that cost is on your mind as you think about college. As you weigh the different options you have before you, don’t forget about the importance of value. Affordability at Berry has always been a two-way exchange. We invest our time and resources into you so that you graduate with a confident sense of where you are headed. Based off of your performance in high school and your family’s financial circumstances, you may qualify for any of the following:


As we review your application for acceptance, we will also review your performance for academic scholarships. We look at the rigor of your coursework, your grades, and your test scores when awarding you with an academic scholarship. The beauty of this scholarship is once you receive it, you get to keep it all four years as long as you remain a student in good standing. To ensure full consideration for an academic scholarship, submit your application for admission by the Regular Decision deadline of January 15th.


In the spirit of our founder, Martha Berry, friends and alumni of the college have given generously over the years to provide opportunities for students who need help affording a Berry education. These funds not only help us to keep our tuition and fees among the lowest in our conference but also help us to open doors for students who will contribute positively to the Berry community. You may apply for these grants by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 of your senior year. We encourage you to file prior to the December 1 priority date and no later than the February 15 institutional aid deadline to ensure consideration.


As we review your application for acceptance, we will also review your performance for academic scholarships. We look at the rigor of your coursework, your grades, and sometimes, your test scores when awarding you with a transfer scholarship. Once you receive a transfer scholarship, you get to keep it each year as long as you remain a student in good standing.


In addition to the above awards, you may be interested in one of Berry’s signature programs. Berry is a community of communities, working together to live out Martha Berry’s vision - to do good in the world. Seven signature scholarship programs, described below, are great options for you to hone your service, leadership and professional skills.

To be considered for them, you’ll need to start by submitting your application for admission. Your application will tell us a lot about you – your academic history, your activities, and hopefully a bit about the kind of person you are and who you want to become in college. If you’d like to be considered for any need-based program, you’ll also need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We’ll use this information to connect you with programs that seem like the best fit for you. If you’re interested in applying to one of these programs, you’ll be able to do so after you apply for admission to Berry. Just log in to MyBerry, choose the Scholarships tab, and look for the Signature Scholarship Program Application. For maximum consideration, we strongly encourage you to apply before the December 1 priority date. We will review additional applications submitted by the January 15 deadline on a space-available basis.

The Bonner Scholars Program*

The Bonner Scholars program is a national program that supports a diverse team of students working to bring about positive community change through service, research and action.

Gate of Opportunity Scholarship Program*

The Gate of Opportunity program promotes engagement in the classroom, commitment to professional growth and development, and connection to Berry’s history through stewardship.

Leadership & Service Fellows Scholarship Program

The Leadership and Service Fellows program is for students who have demonstrated leadership and service experiences in high school and who desire to strengthen their leadership skills through campus and community involvement. As a participant, you will engage in leadership development and teambuilding activities, connect with and serve as mentors, facilitate leadership and service opportunities for campus, and seek out means to inspire and improve campus organizations, groups and teams.

Whitehead Scholars Program*

The Whitehead Scholars program is for young women and provides an opportunity to deepen and integrate the education of the “head, heart and hands.” Through guided goal-setting, reflection and portfolio development, you will bring together experiences from your classes, jobs and the community.

WinShape College Scholarship Program

The WinShape College program is designed to cultivate Christian leadership and discipleship. Along the way, you’ll travel, make enduring friendships and have a positive effect on your community through team ministry. To apply for this program, visit

* These programs require that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via FAFSA.GOV to be considered.

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