Undergraduate Financial Aid


Scholarships, Grants & Awards 
Piedmont International University works diligently to keep the cost of tuition low and offer opportunities for additional scholarship to our students. Through the gracious giving of many donors and external partnerships Piedmont is committed to keep the cost of attendance to minimum for our students while providing an exceptional Education experience.

Discounts and scholarships are awarded and applied beginning with the term (Summer/Fall/Spring) in which a student is approved and enrolled and are not retroactive. The General Scholarship Rule applies to all scholarships.

Application for all scholarships is available through the Piedmont International University Financial Aid Student Terminal (F.A.S.T.) which is available during the Financial Aid application procedure.

General Scholarship Rule (GSR)
The total of federal grants and PIU scholarships cannot exceed the cost of actual tuition. If the combined aid in these categories exceeds the cost of tuition, Federal Aid will post first and then PIU scholarships will be reduced/applied accordingly.

Awards received that cover the majority of costs such as church partnerships have limitations for stacking with other PIU aid sources such as Alumni etc. Discounts and scholarships are awarded and applied beginning with the term in which a student is approved and enrolled and are not retroactive.

A valid FAFSA must be on file for each year before an account can receive most institutional aid. If selected for Verification a student must have completed the verification process and have a current FAFSA on record.

Piedmont International University reserves the right to change terms and conditions of any grant or scholarship at any time at its discretion and terminate or suspend scholarships.

All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to maintain their eligibility to receive federal student aid. Failure to maintain SAP will eliminate remaining awards to be disbursed.  If you change your enrollment (credits currently enrolled) at any time during the semester, your aid will be adjusted accordingly. This would include any scholarships or grants that require either full-time or half-time enrollment. If a scholarship requires full-time enrollment, and you drop to part-time enrollment, the scholarship award will be reversed.

Institutional Grants:
Piedmont International University offers a variety of Institutional Grants and Scholarships to make quality education accessible for degree-seeking students. Scholarship and Institutional Grant requirements vary and have limited stackability and cannot exceed 100% of tuition charged.

Funded Scholarships:
Funded scholarships are awarded through an application process and Scholarship Committee review.
The priority deadline for funded scholarships is March 1 of each year.

Please refer to the following listings of scholarship and awards available:

 

Institutional Grants and Scholarships

Academic Award
This tiered entrance scholarship is awarded based on high school academic performance and standardized test scores. Scholarship renewal requires satisfactory academic progress. Piedmont International University will take the best of High School GPA or a simple average of college GPA should the student transfer with 12 or more college credit hours from the last semester attended. This scholarship is only available to undergraduate students.

ACT 20-24 25-27 28+
SAT w/ writing 1440-1730 1740-1910 1920+
SAT w/o writing 940-1120 1130-1240 1250+
3.80-4.00 $1250  $1,500 $1,750
3.30-3.79 $1,000  $1,250 $1,500
3.0-3.29 $750  $1,000 $1,250


Honors Scholarships

Award: $3,000 per year for up to four years

  • GPA of 3.8
  • ACT 28/SAT 1920 w/ writing, SAT 1250 w/o writing 
  • Maintain a minimum college GPA of 3.8

Transfer students can only receive scholarship if transferring less than 50 hours of undergraduate credit and has a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.8. Honors Scholarship is stackable with Academic Award & Institutional Grants and Scholarship. General Scholarship Rule applies.

ALUMNI Scholarships

Alumni Referral Program
The Alumni Scholarship is available to all graduates of Piedmont International University, Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, and Tennessee Temple University and is used to refer and recruit new students to PIU. The student must be recommended and referred by an alumnus by completing an Alumnus New Student Referral form. Scholarship award is $250.00 per academic year and will apply to incoming first year, on campus undergraduate students and is available for four consecutive years.  

Alumni Scholarship PIU & Spurgeon
The Alumni Scholarship is provided to all alumni of Piedmont International University and Spurgeon Baptist Bible College as well as their children and grandchildren in appreciation of their years of support and service. Alumni applicants are eligible for up to one third off tuition for any program.
Eligibility:

  • Must be new full time degree seeking on-campus or online student.
  • Must maintain SAP
  • Transfer students are eligible.
  • Application must be submitted prior to semester admissions deadline
  • Limited stackability.
  • Does not apply to e4-12, dual enrollment or any “unique” program offered at PIU.
  • Alumni is defined as any graduate from PIU, TTU, or Spurgeon from any degree program as well as former students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and have been out of school for five or more years. 

Temple Heritage Scholarship
To honor Tennessee Temple University, the Temple Heritage Scholarship has been established. Applicants are eligible for up to one third off tuition for any program. This scholarship is available in perpetuity for all TTU students, alumni, and faculty/staff who were employed at the time of the merger, as well as for the children and grandchildren of members in each of those groups.
Eligibility:

  • Must be new full time degree-seeking, on-campus, or online student.
  • Must maintain SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • Transfer students are eligible
  • Application must be submitted prior to semester admissions deadline
  • Limited stackability.
  • Does not apply to e4-12, dual enrollment or any “unique” program offered at PIU.
  • Alumni is defined as any graduate from TTU.

Awana
Awana Scholarship

Students who earn the Timothy, Meritorious, or Citation award can receive a scholarship toward on campus undergraduate tuition upon verification of the award. Piedmont must receive documentation from Awana verifying this award. This is done by contacting the Awana National office and filling out a Scholarship Verification form. They will contact PIU with the necessary information.

AWARD (available for first year of enrollment only)
Timothy Award $500
Meritorious Award $500
Citation Award $1,000

The scholarship will be awarded based on the highest achievement level. Award is available for full time students and is stackable. Confirmation of award from AWANA headquarters must be received prior to University application deadline period of May 1 of incoming year.

Dependent Grant-in Aid (DGIA)
Dependents of a full time benefited employee of Piedmont International University (PIU) are eligible to receive a tuition assistance scholarship classified as Dependent Grant-in-Aid (DGIA). Eligibility Conditions

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress (SAP) is incorporated into the DGIA benefit.

  1. The benefit covers only the minimum number of hours required to complete the degree. A degree must be declared in order to enter into the DGIA program. 
  2. The DGIA benefit will cover tuition only and will not cover any additional fees, books or housing.
  3. Employees will not be taxed for dependent(s) in the undergraduate program for tuition reduction. Graduate courses extended to dependents are fully taxable and the employee is subject to income reporting and any other IRS requirements. 
  4. If a degree was earned at Piedmont using DGIA a dependent may not use DGIA to complete another degree at the same level. If the degree was earned at another institution DGIA can be used towards a degree at the same level. 
  5. All hours taken at PIU will go to the minimum number of hours required in a degree program. Once these hours are reached no additional scholarship hours will be available. 
  6. Graduate degree program prerequisites must be met prior to entering the DGIA program.
  7. General Scholarship Rule applies.
  8. Scholarship is not stackable.

 Process

  1. An application must be completed by the full time benefited employee. The application should be completed annually by April 1st for the following academic year or for new employees waiting within the six month period the application can be completed once eligible.
  2. Undergraduate students must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. If verification is selected all appropriate requested paperwork must be submitted in a timely fashion as requested.
  3. Graduate Students are not required to submit the FAFSA.

Piedmont International University Full time Employee Grant
Full-time PIU employees may receive a grant to cover tuition for up to 2 classes per semester (six classes per academic year -including summer term).

Eligibility

  • Must be a full time benefited employee
  • Class schedule cannot exceed 2 classes per semester (6 per year)
  • An application must be submitted with Human Resources with department approval.
  • A yearly FAFSA is required for all undergraduate applicants.
  • There is a 90-day waiting period for the benefit to start. Should a term start prior to the 90 days, employee may begin the following term in classes once approved.

Early Application Scholarship
Early application incentive will be given in the amount of up to $800 per new residential student. The incentive will require a confirmation deposit based on a schedule set by the administration and potentially available on a declining scale.

Founders Scholarship $5,750
Scholarship applies to on campus students
Year 1 $1,000
Year 2 $1,250
Year 3 $1,500
Year 4 $2,000

  • Scholarship is awarded and applied beginning with the term for full time student on campus students and applies to year enrolled and are not retroactive. Scholarship is only valid until completion of first year of senior year status. Transfer students begin at first year amounts and this scholarship expires once a senior year status is completed. Stackable with Academic, Honors, Early Application Scholarship, Alumni Referral, Awana Award, Talents for Christ, Word of Life Club Scholarships and Funded Scholarships. General Scholarship Rule applies.

Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute
Awarded to Alumnus of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. Each FBBI alumnus is eligible for up to one third off tuition for any program.
Eligibility:

  • General Scholarship Rule applies.
  • Student may study online or on campus. Student must be full-time.
  • Must maintain SAP
  • Student must be alumnus of FBBI
  • Limited stackability

Graduate Assistance Grant
Students selected to assist faculty members as a Teaching Assistant may receive up to 3 credit hours of free tuition per semester. This award is renewable if the student continues to serve as a TA. The amount will be based on the number of hours per week (for example 1.5 hours of tuition for a ½ time position).

HomeSchool Institutional Grant
Piedmont International University offers a scholarship for up to a 1/3 of tuition assistance to homeschool graduates. Student must have graduated with a home school diploma or high school diploma issued by a co-opt or online group.
Eligibility:

  • General Scholarship Rule applies
  • Student may attend PIU online or on campus.
  • Student must maintain Full-time status.
  • Must meet PIU admissions requirements
  • Must maintain SAP
  • Limited stackability.  

International Scholarship
This scholarship will provide up to one third off tuition to an international student desiring to study at PIU. The scholarship is based on the following criteria.

  • Non US citizen
  • Must demonstrate academic capability and good character
  • Ineligible for Federal Financial Aid
  • Scholarship requires maintenance of SAP and good student conduct
  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Available to online or on campus students
  • Limited stackability

Military Appreciation Scholarship – online or on campus
This supplement covers the complete cost of tuition beyond the $250 per credit hour paid by the military through tuition assistance. The student pays only the applicable fees. This award is not stackable and the General Scholarship Rule applies.

President’s Diversity Scholarship
The President’s Diversity Scholarship is designed to help meet the vision goals laid out in Piedmont’s Nine Vision Benchmarks. The Fourth Vision Benchmark states, “We will actively seek, recruit, equip, and graduate increasing numbers of diverse students prepared to invest their lives in effective Christian ministry.” All recipients must be U.S. citizens of an ethnic minority. Tuition is based on need and students may receive up to one third off tuition.

  • Must maintain SAP
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Available for on campus or online students
  • Available for undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Must be an ethnic minority
  • General Scholarship Rule applies
  • Limited stackability

Stevens Scholarship
Awarded to employees and their dependents who serve in missions and or not-for-profit Christian ministries. Tuition is based on need and students may receive up to a 1/3 tuition assistance grant.
Eligibility:

  • Proof of eligibility must be submitted as follows:
    • Must be a full-time employee and/or dependents of a full-time employee of a not-for-profit Christian Ministry 
    • Must provide proof of employment or parent/spouse employment with non-profit
  • Undergraduates must complete a yearly FAFSA
  • General Scholarship Rule applies
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Not stackable

Supporting Church Scholarship
Pastors
Pastors who serve as full-time senior, associate or assistant pastors of churches supporting Piedmont International University at a minimum of $100.00 per month will receive up to a ⅔ tuition assistance grant.
Eligibility:

  • Upon application and support from the church there is a six month waiting period before benefit applies.
  • Student must maintain SAP
  • Grant applies to on campus or online students
  • Grant applies to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Church must be in good standing and current with payments
  • Undergraduate students must complete a FAFSA each year
  • General Scholarship Rule (GSR) applies
  • Non stackable
  • Application for scholarship is an annual requirement and must be completed minimum 30 days prior to start date.

Supporting Church Scholarship Member
Members of a supporting Church of Piedmont International University will receive up to a 1/3 tuition assistance grant per credit hour. Renewal requires continued church support.
Eligibility:

  • Must be new full time degree seeking undergraduate student
  • Must maintain SAP 
  • Grant applies to on campus or online students
  • Grant applies undergraduate or graduate students
  • General Scholarship rule applies
  • Transfer students are eligible
  • Application for scholarship is an annual requirement and must be completed by April 1 for following year enrollment.

Talents for Christ
Students who win state and national competitions in the Talents for Christ program and enroll full-time on-campus will qualify for the scholarships as advertised (up to $5,000 over 4 years).
Eligibility:

  • The deadline for the notification of competition results and application is August 1 of each year.
  • Scholarship applies to undergraduate degree seeking on-campus student
  • General Scholarship rules apply
  • Scholarship will be prorated over four years with last year of award being first senior year.
  • Limited.

Word of Life Bible Institute Faculty and Staff
Piedmont International University is pleased to offer up to a $150 per hour tuition assistance Grant awarded to current Faculty and Staff of Word of Life Bible Institute to seek a degree at the undergraduate or graduate level through our online school. 
Eligibility:

  • General Scholarship Rule applies
  • Must be currently employed and in good standing with Word of Life Bible Institute
  • Must maintain SAP
  • Non stackable

Word of Life Bible Institute Scholarship
Awarded to graduates from World of Life Bible Institute. Each WOL alumnus is entitled to receive up to 1/3 in tuition assistance grants.  View video offer.
Eligibility:

  • General Scholarship Rule applies
  • Student may attend PIU online or on campus.
  • Student must maintain Full-time status.
  • Must meet PIU admissions requirements
  • Must maintain SAP
  • Student must be an alumnus of WOL
  • Limited stackability.

Word of Life Club Scholarships $750
Students who earn the Steadfast Award or Creative Discipleship Award can receive scholarships from Piedmont International University. Certificates must be presented to the Financial Aid Office May 1 all semester. Award with be equally over four academic years.


Undergraduate Funded Grants and Scholarships

Funded scholarships are made possible through the generous support of donors. Applications are received each spring from new and currently enrolled students. The annual application deadline is March 1 by 11:59 pm.  Apply Here

ATLANTIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINISTRY TRAINING
The Atlantic Scholarship was established in 2008, when Atlantic Baptist Bible College merged with Piedmont International University. To qualify for this one-third scholarship, recipients must be one of the following:

  • Atlantic alumni
  • Atlantic Faculty
  • Atlantic staff
  • Members of one of Atlantic’s supporting churches.

JOHNNY ALBERT AWARD
The Johnny Albert Scholarship in the amount of $500 was established to honor Johnny Albert who is an alumnus of Piedmont, graduating in 1966 with a Th.B. degree. He pursued graduate studies, receiving a Master's degree from Bob Jones University and a doctorate from Community Bible Institute in Richmond, Virginia. He has pastored for 37 years and is currently serving at Faith Baptist Church in Cumberland, Virginia.

This scholarship should be granted annually to a male student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Preparing for the pastorate
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship will be in the amount of $500 per year, payable in the sum of $250 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and limited to one.

ALUMNI OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
The Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in the amount of $100 was established by the Alumni Association and is awarded to an outstanding rising senior.

This scholarship is to be granted annually to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University
  • Is a rising senior
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Displays leadership qualities
  • Proven financial need

 The scholarship will be in the amount of $100 per year, payable in the sum of $50 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.

DR. CARL E. BOLLINGER MEMORIAL AWARD
The Dr. Carl E. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship was established by the class of 1987 and is to be awarded to a rising senior in a bachelor’s degree program.

This scholarship should be granted annually to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University
  • Is a rising senior
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship amount will vary each year according to the amount on hand when it is awarded with half applied to the fall and half to the spring semester. The recipient of this scholarship is to be chosen by the current senior class and approved by the scholarship committee.

THE RONI & CHARITY BOWERS ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees with monies given in memory of Veronica Bowers. Known as Roni, she and her husband Jim graduated from Piedmont and served their Lord faithfully with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in the Amazon region of Peru. The lives of Roni and their infant daughter Charity were tragically taken on April 20, 2001, on the mission field of Peru. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist men and women training for the mission field.

This scholarship should be granted annually to a student fully enrolled in a missionary program, preferably with plans to work on a foreign mission field and meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Piedmont International University
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The recipient shall be selected by the Scholarship Committee and is limited to one. The amount of the scholarship will vary each year according to the amount realized by the annual return on the funds invested. 

HOYLE E. BOWMAN THEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
The Hoyle E. Bowman Theology scholarship in the amount of $2000.00 per year is provided by the late Dr. Hoyle Bowman and his wife Mrs. Lucille Bowman. Dr. Bowman, faithfully served as Professor of Theology at Piedmont International University for 51 years and his wife, Lucille Bowman served Piedmont for 49 years as Librarian, Faculty Secretary and Alumni Secretary. Because of their great love for Piedmont International University, training others for future ministry and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bowman scholarship was established.

This scholarship is to be granted annually to a male student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and intends to pursue graduate study, OR enrolled in the Masters of Biblical Studies or the PhD of Biblical Studies.
  • Aspires to teach systematic theology or biblical studies on the undergraduate level
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need
  • Never has been divorced, nor has his wife been divorced

The scholarship will be in the amount of $2000 per year, payable in the sum of $1000 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount awarded will be divided among the number of selected recipients with no more than 2 recipients per year.

THE PASTOR JIMMIE JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Pastor Jimmie Jones Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is provided by Johnston Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton, WV, in memory of its founding pastor, Rev. Jimmie Jones. Pastor Jones served Johnston Chapel for 37 years, was on the Board of Trustees at Piedmont for over 20 years, and was responsible for directing numerous students to the University.

This scholarship should be granted annually to any male student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary
  • Is a rising junior or senior in the B.A. of Biblical Studies or an online equivalent or a graduate student
  • Expresses the intention of pastoring
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

Preference should be given to any qualifying student from Johnston Chapel Baptist Church, Princeton, WV.  The scholarship will be in the amount of $1000 per year, payable in the sum of $500 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee. 

THE JOHN A. CARRARA AND KATHLEEN E. CARRARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The John A. Carrara and Kathleen E. Carrara Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3000.00 was established in honor of Evangelist John A. Carrara and his wife Kathleen E. Carrara.  

This scholarship is to be granted annually to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship will be in the amount of $3000 per year, payable in the sum of $1500 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount awarded will be divided among the number of selected recipients with no more than 2 recipients per year.

REV. WILLARD U. FULTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
The Rev. Willard U. Fulton Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2000 was established to express grateful appreciation for Rev. Willard Fulton’s life as a pastor and his love for the pastoral ministry. This scholarship seeks to fulfill the spirit of II Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” This spirit was seen by the congregation served by their undershepherd, Rev. Willard Fulton.

The Rev. Willard U. Fulton Memorial Scholarship seeks to further the training of future pastors. This scholarship should be granted annually to a male student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Preparing for the pastorate
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship shall be in the amount of $2000 per year, payable in the fall and spring semesters. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and limited to 2.

THE W.E. HOBBS ENDOWED MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
The W. E. Hobbs Endowed Ministry Scholarship was established to assist men and women training for the ministry.  After graduating from Piedmont in 1961, Mr. Hobbs began serving his church in multiple roles including Sunday School teacher for over 40 years.  Before his death, Mr. Hobbs instructed his family to direct a portion of his estate to endow a scholarship for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the University. 

This scholarship should be granted annually to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship amount will vary each year according to the amount realized by the annual return on the fund investment and shall be awarded with half applied to the fall and half to the spring semester. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee with no more than 2 recipients per year.

GEORGE M. AND DORIS T. MANUEL MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
The George M and Doris T Manuel scholarship in the amount of $600 was established in honor of George M. and Doris T. Manuel, who both were loyal and dedicated employees of Piedmont International University. Mr. Manuel served as a professor and librarian for many years before his premature death while Mrs. Manuel served in a variety of roles at Piedmont for 38 years. Following extensive military service in WWII as a commissioned officer, including time as a prisoner of war in Germany, George Manuel surrendered to the Lord and enrolled in Piedmont Bible College in 1948 accompanied by his new bride, Doris. Following graduation in 1953, he served on the staff at Piedmont during which time he completed a B.A. degree in history from Guilford College. Two months before he was to receive his Master of Library Science degree from UNC-CH, he was called home to be with the Lord in June 1963 at the age of 40. Doris, a young widow with three children, continued to serve in various capacities on the staff for more than 35 years, serving until the last year of her life, passing into the Lord’s presence in May 1999. George and Doris were exemplary in character, in their love for Christ, and in their loyal, devoted, dedicated service to Piedmont for a combined total of almost 50 years.

This scholarship should be granted annually to 2 students, one male and one female, preparing for full-time Christian service and meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The University Scholarship Committee will review the list of eligible students and based on the criteria identified above and award scholarships in the amount of $600 per student per year. Half will be awarded in the fall and half in the spring.

ROBERT L. PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                  

The Robert L. Patterson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mrs. Patricia Patterson in honor of her late husband who consistently demonstrated his love for Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Mr. Patterson continued to preach the Word right up till the day that he went to be face-to-face with his beloved Lord. Piedmont is proud to count Bob Patterson as an alumnus.

Robert and Patricia were instrumental during the critical startup phase of Piedmont’s Spurgeon School of Online Education as they provided outstanding consultation and significant resources for the project. It was obvious to all involved that one of the reasons God had so blessed their business was to put them in the position to advance the vision of Piedmont.

The Robert L. Patterson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 is to be granted annually to a male student who is preparing for the pastorate and meets the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies,  the Bachelor of Arts in Bible with Ministry Minor, Master’s in Ministry or Masters of Divinity
  • Exhibits good scholarship by having a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and/or ACT score of 24 if an incoming freshman.  Or by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA) while at Piedmont
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The total annual scholarship amount will be $8,000, awarded in the sum of $4000 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount awarded will be divided among the number of selected recipients with no more than 4 recipients per year.

BARBARA WILLIAMSON POPE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
The Barbara Williamson Pope Scholarship in the amount of $1500 was established in memory of Mrs. Barbara Williamson Pope. Mrs. Pope was a Christian businesswoman who worked side by side with her husband, Richard E. Pope, for many years. She was a long-time member of Salem Baptist Church.

Three awards are to be granted annually to women who are enrolled in study programs preparing them for Christian ministry and meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship will be in the amount of $1500 per year, payable in the sum of $750 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipients (3) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount of $1500 awarded to each recipient.  

RICHARD E. POPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEN
The Richard E. Pope Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1500 was established by Mr. Richard E. Pope. Mr. Pope was a Christian businessman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a former member of the College Board of Trustees and a long-time member of Salem Baptist Church.

Three awards are to be granted annually to men who are enrolled in study programs preparing them for Christian ministry and meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship will be in the amount of $1500 per year, payable in the sum of $750 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipients (3) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount of $1500 awarded to each recipient.  

LEHMAN STRAUSS GRANT
Lehman Strauss was a world-renowned Bible teacher, completed Jew, and noted author of over 30 books. The $50 Lehman Strauss award is given annually to the student judged to be the outstanding expository preacher. 

THE MARY LOVE TODD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Love Todd Memorial Scholarship was established by Larry Todd in memory of his late wife Mary Love, who went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2013.  Mary Love had a passion for teaching and taught 1st grade for 36 years at Falls Road Baptist Church School in Rocky Mount, NC.  Piedmont is forever grateful to Mary Love for her key involvement in gaining state approval for our current teacher licensure track and partnership with High Point University.  You can read more about Mary Love and view pictures using this link

This $500 scholarship should be granted annually during the block semester in which a student completes his or her student teaching requirement to one student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a teacher education program with preference given to those in the Elementary Education licensure track
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The recipient of the award will be nominated by the School of Education Faculty and selected by the University Scholarship Committee.

THE RUTH VANDEBUNTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ruth Vandebunte Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2000 is was established in memory of Anna Ruth Varney VandeBunte, former Dean of Women, elementary teacher, and principal. The scholarship is in recognition of her love for students as demonstrated by her lifetime service as a career educator.

The scholarship is available to full-time juniors and seniors in the Teacher Education program who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Demonstrates potential for classroom teaching
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship will be in the amount of $2000 per year, payable in the sum of $1000 for the fall and spring semesters. The recipient will be recommended by Teacher Education Faculty and selected by the Scholarship Committee.    

THE WILLIAMS FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
The Williams Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Abie and Debbie Williams in December of 2005 to assist students enrolled at Piedmont International University. Preference should be given to students from the New River Valley area of southwest Virginia, particularly from Calvary Baptist Church of Radford, Virginia. If no students qualify geography this scholarship shall be open for any qualifying student.

This scholarship should be granted annually to any student who meets the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
  • Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • Displays a strong Christian Service record
  • Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
  • Proven financial need

The scholarship amount will vary each year according to the amount realized by the annual return on the fund investment and shall be awarded with half applied to the fall and half to the spring semester. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and the amount awarded will be divided among the number of selected recipients with no more than 2 recipients per year.