Regent-Wide Endowed Scholarships
Regent is able to offer a number of university-wide endowed scholarships to graduate, professional or doctoral students through the generosity of university donors. Competition for these awards is highly selective. The number of awards is limited and varies each year. Current and accepted incoming Regent University students who meet the qualifications may apply for an endowed scholarship.
There are no minimum academic requirements; however, competition for these awards is highly competitive. Prior recipients have an average incoming undergraduate GPA of 3.43, a Regent graduate GPA of 3.73 (3.40 for law), average GRE test scores over the 50th percentile in each category, and LSAT scores of 155. Must be enrolled full-time for eligibility.
The Azusa Street Scholarship fund was established to commemorate the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, from 1906-1909. The leading figure in the revival was the Reverend William J. Seymour, an African-American Baptist minister. These scholarships are specifically designated for those who are called to serve the African-American community in the United States. The scholarship is 100 percent of tuition costs, plus a book stipend of up to $300 per term.
The Beazley Scholarship fund was established in April 1984, by the chancellor, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, in memory of the late Fred W. Beazley. Mr. Beazley was a leading businessman in the Tidewater area and significant supporter of Dr. Robertson’s early ministry. The scholarship criteria emphasize academic merit and residency history. First consideration is given to students from the Tidewater region of Virginia who have excellent academic histories and, otherwise, meet the criteria. However, students with excellent academic histories not from the Tidewater region of Virginia are also encouraged to apply in the event there are not enough suitable applicants from Tidewater for the award. The scholarship is 100 percent of tuition costs plus a book stipend of up to $300 per term. For purposes of this scholarship, the Tidewater region is defined as the following cities and counties: Chesapeake, Gloucester County, Hampton, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York County. Those next to be considered will be from the states of Virginia and North Carolina, then all other states and countries.
The Dooner Scholarship was established by Mr. William J. Dooner, a dedicated Christian supporter of Regent University, who was affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. In order to assist those Regent University students with Roman Catholic backgrounds in meeting the cost of their education, Mr. Dooner has generously established this scholarship fund. Preference will be given to students showing current affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church. Students are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their current priest. The scholarship is awarded on an academic basis for a maximum of 50 percent of tuition costs. Students must reapply each academic year. Students receiving the Dooner Scholarship may also apply for other financial aid. Requires at least one letter of recommendation from your priest. (No more than three letters of recommendation will be accepted.)
Friends of the university, in memory of Luther J. Stallings Jr. and Elizabeth A. Stallings have established this scholarship fund. Their goal, exhibited by their generosity on an annual basis in funding this scholarship, is to assist Regent students in a variety of disciplines to meet the tuition costs of attending Regent University. Virginia domiciliary residence is preferred for at least half of the scholarships awarded, while there is also the intent to have at least one recipient who is an international student on an annual basis. Need is a consideration, as derived by the use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students cannot file the FAFSA, and are therefore exempt from this application step. The awards made from this fund are highly selective and the number, as well as the dollar amount of the awards, are limited and vary each year, depending upon the availability of funds. Awards are made for one academic year at a time, with the award being effective beginning in the fall semester through the following summer term(s). To retain the award from one semester to the next, the student must maintain at least the minimum appropriate grade point average each term as defined in the Regent catalog as necessary to avoid being placed upon academic probation. Requires at least one letter of recommendation from your priest or pastor. No more than three letters of recommendation will be accepted.
A Regent University alumnus, who is a quadriplegic, established the John G.C. Miller Scholarship fund in honor of her father. The goal, exhibited by the generosity shown in funding this scholarship, is to assist graduate, professional or doctoral students who have physical disabilities in meeting the tuition costs of attending Regent University. The awards made from this fund are highly selective and are limited and vary each year.
Awards are made for one academic year. To retain the award from one semester to the next, the student must maintain at least the minimum appropriate grade point average each semester as defined in the university catalog as necessary to avoid being placed on academic probation. Students must reapply each year.
Miller Scholarship Policy Information
- Recipients must be admitted and enrolled in a regular degree-seeking graduate or professional program at Regent University.
- Recipients must enroll in, and successfully complete, at least six hours per term in the academic award year, including the summer term if enrolled in the summer.
- The scholarship only covers hours that are taken for credit and are applicable to the recipient’s degree program (e.g., “audit” courses or “extra” courses that are not part of the degree program are not covered).
- The scholarship award is effective beginning with the fall semester of the award year for which it is granted and is applicable through the following summer term(s), provided all eligibility requirements continue to be met. Exceptions to this award period will not be considered in any situation!
- The tuition portion of the award will be credited to the scholar’s student account at Regent prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester, contingent upon the scholar maintaining an appropriate number of credit hours for enrollment.
- Scholars must maintain satisfactory academic progress each term. This includes the successful completion of at least six credit hours each term, as described in #2 above, in order to receive the award in any remaining subsequent terms within the academic year of the award.
- Renewal of the award from one academic year to another is not automatic, nor is it guaranteed. Students must reapply each year by the announced deadline date for the next year to be placed in consideration for selection as an endowed scholarship recipient in that subsequent year. Application for selection as a recipient in subsequent years is competitive. The number of recipients selected each year is based upon the pool of applicants and funding available.
- In acceptance of this scholarship offer, it is required that a letter of thanks be written to Ms. Penelope Miller, which will indicate your acceptance. It is suggested that the letter include what this scholarship means to you, and what your future goals are upon graduating from Regent. Please forward the letter to the attention of the Central Financial Aid Office within two weeks. The letter must be received before the scholarship may be credited to your student account.
The Clarence L. Hulford Endowed Scholarship was established to provide tuition assistance to emerging Christian leaders with strong leadership potential who have an outstanding academic track
record from countries in the regions of eastern and southeast Asia.
*Requires a different application than other endowed scholarships. Download application.
2021-2022 Deadline is April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Applications for the Endowed Scholarships will be available online to all graduate, professional and doctoral students on January 15, 2021. Log into the MyRegent Portal and click on the Genisys tab. You will need your MyRegent ID and password in order to login. Once you have logged in to Genisys, please follow the directions below:
1) “Financial Aid”
2) “Select 2021-2022 Award Year”
3) “Resources/Additional Information”
4) “Endowed Scholarships”
Once the deadline passes, the application will no longer be available in Genisys, and the Financial Aid office will not accept any more applications for the academic year.
If you have forgotten your login or password/PIN, contact IT at 757.352.4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for the Endowed Scholarships are available in paper-format for students without Student IDs and PINs only. Click here for the Miller Scholarship. If you need a paper application for the other Endowed Scholarships, please contact us at 757.352.4385.
- Complete and submit the application online in Genisys. You must be accepted for admission to Regent by the deadline. Applications submitted by prospective students who have not been accepted for admission by the deadline will not be considered.
- If applying for the Dooner Scholarship or Stallings Scholarship, you must obtain a letter of recommendation from your current priest/pastor on church letterhead and mail it directly to Student Financial Aid.
- If applying for the Miller Scholarship, you must have registered your disability with Regent University’s Office of Student Services prior to the deadline (Student Center 201, 757.352.4103).
- All application materials must be received by the Student Financial Aid Office by the deadline for consideration.
- Students who have not received a Student ID and PIN may mail their original paper application and a photocopy to the following address:
Student Financial Aid
1000 Regent University Drive, Metroplex
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
NOTE: Applications submitted to any address other than the one listed may not be received or considered.
- Students must reapply each year. Previous recipients are not guaranteed renewal.
- Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee composed of Regent staff and faculty.
- Some students may be contacted for an interview as part of the selection process.
- Applicants submitting their applications by the deadline should receive notification by the end of May. NOTE: Although not required for this scholarship, letters of recommendation from your pastor/priest and previous faculty members mailed directly to Student Financial Aid may add weight to your application’s consideration. If you choose to submit these, there should not be more than a total of three and they must be submitted prior to the deadline. Letters of recommendation from pastors/priests must be on official church letterhead.
IMPORTANT: Any Regent employee (current or future employee) eligible to receive the tuition remission benefit is not eligible to receive any endowed scholarships. If a student is awarded the scholarship referenced on this application and then becomes an employee eligible for benefits, the scholarship will be forfeited due to eligibility for the employee benefit of tuition remission.
Recipient Policy Information
- Recipients must be admitted and enrolled in a regular degree-seeking graduate, professional or doctoral program at Regent University.
- Recipients must be enrolled for at least six credit hours per semester (fall/spring/summer), unless in the final semester of their program. Classes for audit or “no credit” do not count as part of the six credits.
- The scholarship is effective beginning with the fall semester of the award year for which it is granted and is applicable through the following summer semester, provided all eligibility requirements continue to be met. Exceptions to this award period will not be considered in any situation!
- Students receiving the Azusa or Beazley Scholarship will be allowed a book stipend each fall, spring and summer semester based on the following schedule: nine or more credits: $300; six – eight credits: $150. The stipend will be credited to the student’s account.
- Recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester. This includes the successful completion of at least six credit hours each fall, spring and summer semester to receive the award in any remaining semesters within the academic year of the award.
- Renewal of the award from one academic year to another is not automatic, nor is it guaranteed. Students must reapply each year by the announced deadline to be placed in consideration for selection as an Endowed Scholarship recipient in that subsequent year.
- The number of recipients selected each year is based upon the pool of applicants and funding available. The selection process is highly competitive. The awards are limited and vary each year.