You don't have to go at it alone. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities.

Crowley’s Ridge College offers financial assistance to qualifying students through federal, state, private, and institutionally-funded programs. The office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist each student in meeting the cost of education through grants, scholarships, employment, and loans. CRC awards financial assistance on the basis of verified financial need or merit and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, or prior military service.

CRC uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for determining  financial need. The FAFSA can be found at the link below. Applications received late may not receive as much assistance as earlier applications due to depleted resources. Completed applications will be reviewed and an award letter will be sent to the student.

Academic Scholarships

All academic scholarships are granted on a semester-by-semester basis and will be reviewed following each semester. Scholarships will be continued through the period stated on the condition that the student meets the provisions of the scholarship and maintains proper academic standing. 

If the cumulative GPA drops below 2.5, the student will be placed on warning for the succeeding semester. If the required GPA is not met, after the warning semester, the student will forfeit the scholarship. If the student raises the GPA to 2.5 or above, the scholarship will be reinstated for the following semester. See the chart for the rates scholarships are awarded. 

Academic Year
ACT 19
ACT 20-23
ACT 24-27

Trustee Scholarships

Bible – Up to a Full Tuition Scholarship for Bible majors may be provided. This scholarship is made possible through funds contributed through the Churches of Christ. Students applying for this scholarship must be a member of and currently attending a congregation that identifies as a Church of Christ. Prospective students must complete an application with the Bible department, provide references and maintain GPA requirements set up by the Bible department. The scholarship amount will be determined after all Federal Grants have been applied to the cost of tuition. The Bible scholarship does not stack with other academic or trustee scholarships. 

Christian School Graduate – $2,000 per year Students graduating from a school or academy supported primarily by members and/or congregations of Churches of Christ. Students must be a full-time student maintain a 2.5 GPA. 

Heritage Scholarship – $2,500 per year Students are eligible for this scholarship if they are active members of the Church of Christ. Students
must be full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Christian Service – $3,000 per year Students are eligible for Christian Service Scholarships if their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are:
   ● Full-time Church of Christ minister.
   ● Traveling minister for Churches of Christ and preaches at least 40 weeks a year.
   ● Employed full-time at a children’s home supported primarily by members and/or congregations of the Churches of Christ.
   ● Employed full-time at a college, school, or academy affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Helping Hand
   ● $2,000 per year for residential students
   ● $1,000 per year for commuter students This scholarship is awarded to residents of children’s homes supported primarily by members and/or congregations of the Churches of Christ.

Specialized Scholarships

Early Bird – $500 per year (freshman year only): This scholarship is awarded to any student accepted for admission to CRC by May 31st of their junior year in high school.

Student Ambassador – $1,000 per year: The Student Ambassador will offer prospective students an opportunity to see and hear about CRC from a student’s perspective.  The Student Ambassador will be an outgoing CRC student who shares positive experiences about their time at CRC with prospective students.  The Student Ambassador scholarship is a working scholarship that will allow our students to show their great leadership qualities.  The job duties should not require more than 8 hours per month.

Yearbook – $250 per semester. Awarded to students performing assigned tasks in the production of the CRC  Yearbook.

Resident Assistant – Free room, semi-private (working scholarship): A limited number of resident assistantships are available to upperclassmen for supervisory responsibilities in student housing.

Athletic – Scholarships and their amounts are awarded at the discretion of the coach. 

Transfer Scholarship – $5,000 per year (renewable for three consecutive years)

Crowley’s Ridge College offers a transfer scholarship to students who meet the following guidelines:
● The student must be transferring from another institution, having earned an associate’s degree prior to transferring.
● The scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters with satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in which the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 after each semester.
● Students receiving this scholarship must be new to CRC effective fall 2020 or later.
● The scholarship cannot be stacked with ACT scholarships.
● Full-time enrollment is required.

Still Have Questions?

Contact a Member of Our Financial Aid Team

Our team is trained and ready to assist you with financial aid questions. For questions we cannot answer, we will research the query and follow up with you and explain our findings. 

Weekday Open Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shelly Beasley

Financial Aid / Admissions Director