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.” Said another way, Piedmont International University seeks to reflect the ethnic diversity of the United States on our main campus. According to the 2010 United States Census, Hispanics make up 16% of the population. African Americans are at 13%, Asians make up 5%, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians are less than 1% each.

In an effort to reflect those ratios on Piedmont’s main campus, the President’s Diversity Scholarship is offered to qualifying recipients from those ethnic groups who will be eligible for one-half off tuition for any undergraduate main-campus academic program. The scholarship is renewable each year providing the student remains in satisfactory academic standing and can be combined with academic awards and the early application scholarship. All recipients of this scholarship must be US citizens, enroll full-time on the main campus, and have scored a minimum of 20 composite on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT (including the writing component) and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5. The student must have been at least provisionally accepted and completed the Financial Aid Application by April 30th to meet the priority deadline. Renewal requires continuous enrollment, and the scholarship is limited to a maximum of eight semesters.