Scholarships and Awards
Shasta Bible College is eligible to participate in the following Title IV programs: Federal Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans,PLUS Loans and Federal Work Study (FWS). In addition, the college offers private scholarships and awards. To be considered for the following scholarships and awards, you must file a FAFSA. Any Title IV funds must be applied toward a student’s tuition before SBC scholarships will be calculated. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for application, deadline and eligibility requirements.The deadline for consideration by the Scholarship Committee for all grants and awards is August 1, fall semester; December 7, spring semester. The FAFSA must have been received and verified by the August 1 or December 7 deadline.
The awarding of scholarships requires formal application by the student for each academic year the scholarship is awarded. Work/Study scholarships must be applied for on a semester basis. Granting of the scholarship is contingent each term upon approval by the Administrative Committee.
The Scholarship Committee can award up to 30% of tuition with a combination of institutional grants. Exceptions of greater than 30% include the Sr. Citizen discount, the Talents for Christ National discount and the Ambassador discount. Institutional Aid is used against a student’s account only. It cannot be refunded as cash to the student. Institutional Aid cannot be used to pay for any institutional fees or STRF fees. All SBC scholarships require that the student fill out a FAFSA and a SBC scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final.
For any exceptions, see the Financial Aid Director. Some Institutional Awards are not need based. They are awarded to the student regardless of whether they complete a FAFSA or have need.
Non-need based Institutional Awards:
The following awards are given at Graduation. They are awarded by the faculty and staff based on merit (No FAFSA or need formula required. No application required). They are worth $50 for the following Fall and Spring semesters:
Beverly Ann MacNeill Memorial Award:
This is given at the end of each school year to a student who displays a consistent Christian testimony, who possesses personality, talents, and spiritual gifts appropriate to vocational ministry, and who senses the call of God upon his/her life for Missionary or Ministry service.
Christian Teacher Education Award:
This is given at the end of the year to a student who shows great promise as a Christian educator.
Gerald K. Duckett Memorial Award:
This is given at the end of the year to a student who evidences potential excellence in Bible teaching and/or Jewish evangelism.
Faye L. Messler Memorial Award:
This is given at the end of the year to a student who evidences an interest in and propensity for International ministry in memory of Faye L. Messler.
Oran Smith Memorial Award:
This is given at the end of each school year to a student who has shown academic excellence in school that year.
This is given at the discretion of the President to students who evidence exceptional potential for Christian ministry and/or who demonstrate dedication to the promotion and advancement of Shasta Bible College.
Samuel Post Memorial Award:
This is given to selected students who evidence the potential and sincere desire for future pastoral or teaching ministries. Awarding of this scholarship is determined by the decision of the Administrative Committee.
Spiritual Life Award:
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated the fruit of the Spirit as seen in his Christian maturity and leadership in the life of the student body.
Student Recruitment Award:
This is given to students who significantly influence new full time students to attend Shasta Bible College.
Robert G. Nicholas Memorial Award
This award is given in recognition for exceptional evangelistic commitment and effectiveness.Music Ministry Award This award is given at the end of year in recognition of a student who shows promise and interest in developing his or her gifts and talents in the area of music. The recipient of this award will
have plans to enter a vocation in church music or music education.
WordSower Bible Memory Award
This is given to students who demonstrate exceptional skill in memorizing and publically reciting Bible verses and passages.
Striving for Excellence Award
This is given to the student who demonstrates significant academic improvement through diligent study and commitment to Christ-honoring excellence in the classroom.
Romaine Oliver Memorial Scholarship:
This scholarship is available to worthy students of Native American descent in memory of Romaine Oliver, veteran missionary to the Navajo Indians.
The following award is given at the discretion of the President’s Office. This award may or may not be need based (No FAFSA or need formula required. No application required).
Gary Kellogg Award
This scholarship provides worthy students with financial help toward direct educational expenses. This scholarship is limited to an annual $5000 distribution unless otherwise approved by the President. This award is limited to an annual amount of $2500 per individual unless otherwise approved by the President.
Other Awards are granted to students without the requirement of need (FAFSA and Need formula not required). The student must apply for these awards annually before the Fall registration with the SBC Scholarship Application. Awards are granted by the Scholarship Committee.
Talents for Christ Award
The first place winner in the regional contest is awarded $500 to be applied toward tuition at the rate of $250 per semester for the first year in attendance.
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program
This award is for qualifying VA students up to $500 per year. The student must meet eligibility criteria and fill out the SBC application form. SBC will wave 50% of the $500 tuition award and the VA will match the same amount.
AWANA Citation Award
A tuition credit in the amount of $1000 ($500 per semester) is applied to the first year’s bill of any full time student who has earned the AWANA citation award. A copy of the citation certification is required.
Academic Excellence Award (incoming Freshmen only)
This award is for incoming freshmen for $500 for a high school GPA of 4.0 or better (awarded $250 per semester for two consecutive semesters); $400 for a GPA of 3.85 and $300 for a GPA of 3.75 (awarded over two consecutive semesters).
This scholarship is available to students who qualify through audition with the Music Department for membership in Sounds of Shasta, or other college musical teams. Scholarship recipients must attend rehearsals regularly and must be available for music ministry on Sundays and at special events or tours. This scholarship is applied at $500 per year for full time students participating in Sounds of Shasta ($250 per semester).
Word of Life Awards
Children’s Steadfast Award -- $1000 (one time scholarship)
Student Ministry’s Creative Discipleship Award- $750 (one time scholarship)
Word of Life Bible Institute Certificate Award
This award is for students who have completed the Word of Life Bible Institute certificate program and are transferring as full time students seeking a B.A. degree. The award is in the amount of $1000 ($500 per semester for one year for full-time students).
New Tribes Bible Institute Certificate Award
This award is for students who have completed the New Tribes Bible Institute certificate program and are transferring as full time students seeking a B.A. degree. The award is in the amount of $1000 ($500 per semester for one year for full-time students).
Warthan Family GARBC Scholarship
This scholarship provides up to $500 per semester for students committed to pastoring within the GARBC. This award is renewable each semester up to four years. The Warthan Family Scholarship is funded by the Warthan family and is subject to approval.
Christian Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is available for one student from each local church every year. Requirements for this scholarship include a minimum 2.5 grade point average and recommendations from the Youth Pastor and Senior Pastor. To apply for this scholarship, complete the SBC application and submit it along with a letter of recommendation stating what you have done to demonstrate Christian leadership. This is a one-time scholarship per student.
Need based Institutional Tuition Discounts
The following are need based tuition discounts offered after federal and state grants have been applied to a student’s tuition account. The formula for the discount is Tuition – Aid x % = discount. Note that all institutional aid is non-refundable to the student and is for tuition only.
Christian Ministry Scholarship
The Full Time Christian Ministry Scholarship (FTCMS) is a NEED BASED institutional grant for tuition. The student must fill out a FAFSA. Any exceptions must be discussed with the Financial Aid Director. It is offered as an incentive and encouragement to those in full-time ministry and their dependents. The SBC definition of “full-time ministry” is that the family receives its primary source of income from a ministry job such as a missionary, Christian school teacher or administrator, pastor, para-church worker or other non-profit organization worker that focuses on spreading the
gospel of Christ. Volunteer work does not apply. The definition of “dependent” is a spouse or an unmarried child living at home. One form of proof of dependency must be submitted with the application: The student is listed as a dependent on the student’s FAFSA, or as a dependent on 1040 Tax Forms.
Dependent recipients of this award must be enrolled full time in order to receive the tuition discount. Independent students employed in full time Christian ministry or Christian education may receive the scholarship for less than full time up to 25% tuition discount. The student must fill out the FTCMS application annually. The first time the FTCMS application is submitted, a letter of recommendation must be submitted from the governing ministry board stating that the family is employed full time in the ministry and is in good standing with the organization. All applications will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. The formula for consideration is Tuition – Aid x 25% = scholarship amount
Talents for Christ National Award
This award is given to the first place winner of the national Talents for Christ competition sponsored by the GARBC. The award amounts to a 50% tuition discount each semester for four consecutive years, provided the student attends full time each semester. The second place national winner receives a 25% discount each semester for four consecutive years, provided the student attends full time each semester. The formula for the discount is Tuition – Aid x % = discount.
Ambassador Tuition Discount
Students who recruit from their home church or town may receive tuition discounts for one year. For one student recruited 5%; 2 students 10%; 3 students 20%; 4 students 40%; 5 students 80%. Discount awarded for recruitment of new students taking 12 units or more. These percentages are
applied each semester for one year. Recruits must be someone who has not already applied to SBC or previously attended SBC. The recruited student must identify the scholarship recipient who recruited them to the financial aid office. The formula for the discount is Tuition – Aid x % = discount.
Multiple Sibling Discount
Shasta Bible College offers a multiple sibling financial credit as follows: First student – no discount. Second student- 10% tuition discount. Third and subsequent students – 20% tuition discount. Multiple siblings must attend on campus concurrently. Married students are not eligible for the multiple sibling discount. The formula for the discount is Tuition – Aid x % = discount.
Senior Citizen (age 62) on campus tuition discount
Senior Citizens (age 62) may receive a 50% tuition discount for regularly scheduled on-campus classes. This does not apply to Distance Ed or Directive Study classes. A FAFSA is required as federal financial aid may be applicable. The formula for the discount is: Tuition – Aid x 50% =
To qualify for Early Pay Discount, a student must meet an August 1 deadline to complete the FAFSA and verification (if required) and be registered for fall classes. Packaging of awards, discounts, and scholarships is completed for all registered students by the SBC Scholarship 2012-2013 - Shasta Bible College and Graduate School (Summer 2012 revision) Committee by August 15. Students are then notified of their awards. If a student can pay the remainder of what is owed ON or BEFORE the first day of class, he/she will receive a 3% discount (charge cards) or 6% (cash/check) to a maximum of $210. Students who do not meet the August 1 deadline may not be eligible for the Early Pay Discount. Note—The discount cannot be applied to fees or STRF.