At AdventHealth University (AHU), our students enjoy the lowest tuition cost among other Adventist colleges and universities and most local private colleges/universities. Our low tuition cost represents a strong commitment from AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital), our parent organization, to invest in future healthcare professionals. In addition to this subsidy from AdventHealth, we can offer several academic scholarships to deserving first year students. Returning students may apply for our endowed scholarships every Fall.
Merit Scholarships for Private or Christian School Students
- Amount: $3,600
- GPA Requirement: Unweighted 3.75
- Application Deadline: July 1
The President Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a private or Christian school who have a passion for the healthcare field, a clear understanding of what it is to practice healthcare as a ministry, and have also served their local church, school, or community. The scholarship is awarded in the one-time amount of $3,600 during the student’s first year at AHU. The student must enroll at AHU the following Fall term after their high school graduation. The student must have achieved a minimum of a 3.75 unweighted GPA. The student must have Early Acceptance to AHU, complete the scholarship application and submit all scholarship requirements by the scholarship application deadline of July 1.
- Amount: $2,400
- GPA Requirement: Unweighted 3.50
- Application Deadline: July 1
The AHU Leadership Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from a private of Christian school who exhibit strong commitment to leadership and service in their school, church, and community. The scholarship is awarded in the one-time amount of $2,400 during the student’s first year at AHU. The student must enroll at AHU the following Fall term after their high school graduation. The student must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 unweighted GPA. The student must have Early Acceptance to AHU, complete the scholarship application and submit all scholarship requirements by the scholarship application deadline of July 1.
Important: Students who meet requirements for both the President and Leadership scholarships are encouraged to apply to both. However, only one of these two scholarships will be awarded.
Merit Scholarships for Homeschooled Students
Homeschooled students accepted to AHU are also eligible to apply for the President and Leadership Scholarships. Same requirements apply for homeschooled students.
RaiseMe Scholarships for Public High School Students
- Application Deadline: June 28
- 3.0 unweighted GPA
- Students may earn up to $2,400
Students from public high schools within Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties in Florida are eligible to apply for RaiseMe Scholarships. Start earning micro-scholarships for your achievements in high school. Things like visiting our campus, holding a leadership position while in high school, or earning an A in a science course, can all help you earn money. The award amount earned is given as a lump sum during the student’s first year of enrollment at AHU. The deadline to create your RaiseMe account and submit your achievements is March 15.
Create your account at Raise.Me/join/AHU.
Summer Ministries Matching Scholarships
Students who work at an Adventist summer camp or as literature evangelists and choose to have their check sent directly to their AHU student account, are eligible for AHU’s 100 percent match of the total check amount. Examples of SDA conferences that have summer camps here in Florida are Florida Conference and Southeastern Conference.
Applications are available to current AHU students in November. Students who apply and meet the criteria outlined in the online Academic Catalog may receive the scholarship during the following award year.
Other Scholarships Opportunities
Students are encouraged to contact local organizations to find additional scholarships and grants. They can also be found online. Start your search early to meet the application deadlines.
Check out some of these useful private scholarship links:
Chegg Scholarships: www.chegg.com/scholarships
College Board: www.collegeboard.com/student/pay
FinAid on the web: www.finaid.org
Hispanic Scholarship fund: www.hsf.net
Sallie Mae: www.sallieme.com/scholarshipsearch
Scholarship Points: www.scholarshippoints.com
United Negro College Fund: www.uncf.org/scholarships
UniversityHQ Scholarships: www.universityhq.org/paying-for-college/scholarships/
Scholarships for African American Students: www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/african-american-scholarships
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students: www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students
Campus Job Opportunities
Students are encouraged to apply for student worker positions at AHU to gain valuable skills and experience, as well as receiving compensation that could be used to lower their tuition costs.
View available positions at careers.adventhealth.com. Contact AHU's Human Resources Office with any questions: 407-303-8964.