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Current students may apply for Donor Scholarships annually beginning in early February in their mySAGU Student Portal. New incoming students should complete our online New Student Application.   See the academic calendar for the application deadline. Scholarship presentations are made at the annual Awards Banquet for the next academic year. Applicants must also complete a FAFSA to determine financial need. Recipients for most Donor Scholarship are selected by the Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of faculty and staff chosen from the different areas of the University. *** Denotes scholarships that are available to both new and continuing students.

Click here for the New Student Donor Scholarship Application. Current students should apply in your mySAGU Student Portal.
 

Allen Poldson Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship is in the memory of Allen Poldson and is awarded with preference to a senior Pastoral or Music major with financial need.

Alumni Class of ’47:  This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from the SBI class of 1947. The scholarship is awarded to an upper-level student actively involved in church and planning on entering full-time ministry.

Andrea McKnight Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship is given in memory of Andrea McKnight, who passed away in 2005, the wife of Irby McKnight, current SAGU Vice President of Development.

Assemblies of God Credit Union Scholarship:  This scholarship is made possible by the Assemblies of God Credit Union. The Assemblies of God Credit Union is proud to be a part of the campus family, proud to support SAGU, its students, and all of its programs and does so by way of this annual scholarship.

Assemblies of God District Councils Scholarship: This scholarship includes the combined funds for the Mississippi District Scholarship, the South Texas District Scholarship, the New Mexico District Scholarship, and the Louisiana District Scholarship.

Bob and Kathleen Skipper Academic Scholarship:  The Skipper family scholarship is given in memory of Rev. Bob Skipper, an alumnus from 1955 to 1957 and former Executive Presbyter. Preference is given to on campus Church Ministries and Education majors with financial need and exhibiting academic achievement.

C. Lawrence Barnett & Alletha M. Barnett Scholarships:  These scholarships provided by C. Lawrence and Alletha M. Barnett are designated for a Music major and two Academic majors.

Career Services Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by SAGU Career Services for a student showing excellence in academics as well as leadership abilities in the marketplace.

Chris Miller Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment from Jodie Miller in memory of her husband, Chris, who was an alumnus of SAGU and a missionary to Africa. Preference is given to an undergraduate Missions or Education major with financial need.

Culbreth Family Scholarship:  This scholarship was created in honor of Cecil and Wanda Culbreth’s personal ministry within the Arkansas District and to train students who share their heart for the church. Preference goes to an on campus Youth Ministry major from the Arkansas District.

Daina Ruth Davis Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible from an endowment in memory of Daina Ruth Davis and also by the West Texas District. It is awarded to a student from West Texas who exhibits academic achievement.

David A. Baker Ministries Scholarship for Ministry: This scholarship is awarded annually by the David A. Baker Ministries to an Oklahoma student who is planning a ministerial career.

David W. and Juliana Barnett Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided by Rev. and Mrs. Barnett for a married student with children at home.

Donna Lynn Brammer Memorial Scholarship: This is made possible by an endowment provided by Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Brammer of Pasadena, Texas, in memory of their daughter, Donna Lynn Brammer. This scholarship is awarded to ministerial and education majors from the South Texas District.

Dr. Edward and Barbara Daniel Scholarship:  This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Edward and Barbara Daniel. It was created to provide for music majors actively pursuing excellence through classical piano training. The Daniel family has a long-standing relationship with SAGU. Honor is due the Daniel family for their creation of and leadership in the Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, previously the Daniel Memorial Children’s Home.

Dr. J. Paul and Mary Savell Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of former president and first lady Dr. J. Paul and Mary Savell. Under Dr. Savell’s leadership, the University received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to become a full four-year institution.

**Dr. James and Winnie Barnes Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of Dr. James and Winnie Barnes. Dr. Barnes came to the University in 1974 as the Dean of Students. He has served in various capacities under six presidents of SAGU. The student center, dedicated in 2002, is named in his honor. The scholarship was set up to help offset tuition expenses for Education majors.

Dr. James K. Bridges Scholarship: This scholarship was created by the Bridges family and funded through individuals touched by James K. Bridges and his ministry.

Dr. James K. and Joyce Bridges Scholarship: These scholarships were created by the Bridges on behalf of their alma mater to invest in deserving students. Dr. Bridges was a champion for the University and served as Chairman of the Board. Joyce founded a ministry which brought multiple church teams on campus annually to pray for the University and she remains a loyal supporter. Bridges Residence Hall is named in their honor.

Dr. Robert R. Bayless Scholarship: This scholarship is available to ministerial students who have made a lifetime alumnus. commitment to full-time ministry and maintain satisfactory grades. Dr. Robert Bayless is a 1947. 

Dr. Thomas F. and Louise K. Harrison Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Harrison, who dedicated many years of their lives as professors at SAGU. A scholarship is awarded annually to a Church Ministries major.

**Earl and Joyce Banning Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of Earl and Joyce Banning. Preference is given to a student from Braeswood Assembly of God, pursuing a degree in Church Ministries and exhibiting academic achievement.

Earl G. and Roena Vanzant Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by family and friends of the Vanzants. Preference is given to a student from New Mexico.

Earl L. Ayres Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Earl L. Ayres. It is awarded to a Church Ministries major.

Edward and Isabelle Haupt Scholarship:  This scholarship was established to honor the lives and ministries of Edward and Isabelle Haupt, as well as to train missionaries in the field.

Elaine Godwin Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment established to honor the memory of Elaine Godwin, a longtime resident of Oklahoma. 

Eleanor R. Guynes Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Delmer and Eleanor Guynes and is awarded to a student who exhibits academic achievement, demonstrates a high level of morals, and potential leadership abilities.

Fannie Brown Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship is in memory of alumna Fannie Brown. Preference goes to a student showing academic excellence and financial need.

George and Anna Brazell Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided from an endowment fund honoring the Brazells for their many years of dedicated work as Dr. Brazell served as the Vice President of Development and Mrs. Brazell taught. It is awarded to a student with high academic achievement, financial need and bearing evidence of high spiritual standing.

George and Jessie Kappaz Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment from George and Jessie Kappaz. It is awarded to a graduate student who is enrolled for at least six hours and has exhibited high academic achievement.

Glen and Ann Ahlf Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by Rev. Glen and Ann Ahlf of Springfield, Missouri. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of attitude, ability, and need.

Gregory Paul Neill Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created by the Neill family to honor the memory of Gregory Paul Neill. The Neill family’s heart is to make provision for students who actively portray Christ’s love through Christian Education.

H.C. and Dorothy Noah Scholarship: This scholarship was created to honor the memory of H.C. and Dorothy Noah. The scholarship is awarded to an on campus junior or senior who has completed two years in the Oaks School of Leadership.

**Harding Regents Scholarship: The scholarship is made possible by a grant from Robert and Shawnee Griffith Harding of Waxahachie, Texas. The scholarship will annually provide for an outstanding Ellis County (Texas) student attending SAGU as a freshman. The scholarship is awarded based on high academic achievement.

Harold and Mary Maxine Gookin Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided by Harold and Mary Gookin. Harold was an ordained AG minister. He ministered in a county jail for thirty years. Mary graduated and received a license to preach from Raymond T. Richey, one of the three founders of the University. It is awarded to a student who exhibits academic achievement.

Horace and Jeretta Hardwick Scholarship: This scholarship is given to enable a missions student to achieve the calling God has placed on their heart and who also exhibits academic achievement. 

Howard Bryan (Sonny) Daniel Scholarship:  This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Edward and Barbara Daniel. It was created to provide for music majors actively pursuing excellence through classical piano training. The Daniel family has a long-standing relationship with SAGU. Honor is due the Daniel family for their creation of and leadership in the Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, previously the Daniel Memorial Children’s Home.

Hubert Frank Hyman International Scholarship: This scholarship is provided for international undergraduate students with good academic standing in Business, Music, or Education. Preference is given to students from Belize.

J.B. and Louise Calame Daniel Scholarship:  This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Edward and Barbara Daniel. It was created to provide for music majors actively pursuing excellence through classical piano training. The Daniel family has a long-standing relationship with SAGU. Honor is due the Daniel family for their creation of and leadership in the Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, previously the Daniel Memorial Children’s Home.

J.R. and Carmen Goodwin Scholarship: This scholarship was created by E.A. and Letha Gruver to honor the memory of J.R. and Carmen Goodwin. It is awarded to a student who displays academic excellence.

Jamie Norton Lund Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of Jamie Norton Lund who was pivotal in the building of the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at SAGU. Her ability to see education as an open door for sharing the gospel in other countries has broadened the scope of missions for the students of the university. It is awarded to students who share this vision. 

Jerrold & Cheryl Young Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who have a heart for music ministry, children's ministry, or a missionary calling. The Bible says we are to give as we are able. We pray this is a perpetual blessing for the students of Southwestern.  

Jill Dodd Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment given in memory of alumna Jill Dodd. The scholarship is awarded to an on campus Education major.

Karen Rayleen Marshall Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is provided from an endowment created by Rev. and Mrs. Jackie Marshall and the Southern Idaho and Wyoming Districts. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student planning to enter full-time missionary work in Latin America.

Klaude and Mable Kendrick Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by Klaude and Mable Kendrick. SAGU honors their memory for their leadership and love, especially as former president and first lady of the University.

L.W. Diesman and Dorothy Rook Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment given in memory of Mr. Diesman and his sister, Dorothy Rook. It is awarded to students with strong and well-defined ministerial goals, leadership potential, and who must maintain a 3.0 GPA, with preference given to students directly involved in missions.

Larry Edwards Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by Mrs. Larry Edwards in memory of her husband. It is awarded annually to an upper level Church Ministries major planning on full time missions work.

LaVerna Stafford Dudley Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible from an endowment provided by the family of LaVerna Stafford Dudley. Interest from the endowment is awarded annually to a graduating ministerial student actively involved in ministry.

Loretta Jane and John Wayne Wyckoff Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by John and Judy (Wyckoff) Crozier and Dr. John and Myrna Wyckoff.

Luther and Juanita Dulaney Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment. Preference is given to students from Magnolia Assembly of God church in Port Neches or from the South Texas District.

M. E. Collins Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible from an endowment provided by family and friends of former University president M. E. Collins. The scholarship is awarded based on need and academic achievement.

Marcus Brooks Pastoral Ministries Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Marcus H. Brooks. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding seniors enrolled in “Principles and Practices of Pastoral Ministry.” Application should be made by October 15.

Marie (Watkins) Edwards Scholarship: This scholarship is provided in memory of Marie Watkins Edwards, whose love for God and education will live on in the lives of those who will be helped financially as they train to make a difference for good.

Marshal M. Hammack Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Pastoral Ministries major. The scholarship is provided by the endowment funds from Mrs. M. M. Hammack.

Mary Nell Daniel Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Edward and Barbara Daniel. It was created to provide for music majors actively pursuing excellence through classical piano training. The Daniel family has a long-standing relationship with SAGU. Honor is due the Daniel family for their creation of and leadership in the Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, previously the Daniel Memorial Children’s Home.

Melissa Asbill Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship is awarded annually to a female full time student majoring in Education and maintaining a high GPA. Mr. and Mrs. David Block make this scholarship possible in memory of their daughter, Melissa, who was a former SAGU student.

Melvina Lakey Memorial Music Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of Melvina Lakey and is to be awarded to a student who shares Mrs. Lakey’s love for music and who is pursuing music as a degree. 

Nina Hills Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by Drs. Gary D. and Julie A. McElhany. Nina Hills, the maternal grandmother of Julie McElhany, served God faithfully in her local church, leaving a spiritual legacy for the generations that follow.

North Texas District Council Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by the North Texas District Council and is awarded to a student from North Texas who exhibits academic achievement.

Oklahoma District Council Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students from Oklahoma provided by the Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God.

Pauline Wheeler Harden Scholarship:  This scholarship is made possible from Dr. Robert and Liz Harden and the Harden family. This scholarship is in memory of Pauline Wheeler Harden, Dr. Harden’s mother, because of her love for SAGU and its students,

Pearl Ellis Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment from Pearl Ellis. The scholarship is open to all students with academic achievement.

Rev. Arthur E. and Elizabeth Galley Wilson Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by an endowment in memory of Arthur and Elizabeth Wilson. Rev. and Mrs. Wilson were veteran missionaries and Mrs. Wilson taught at the University for many years. Applicants must be planning a career in missions.

Rev. E.R. Foster Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was made possible in 1987 by Rev. Robert G. Slaton from donations which came into San Jacinto Assembly of God to honor the memory of Emmitt Ralph Foster, Jr. The scholarship fund has been extended to include E.R. Foster as well. It is awarded to a West Texas District student who exhibits academic achievement.

Richmond Phillip Tadlock Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by the Tadlock family. Interest from the endowment is awarded annually, preferably to a ministerial student from the Oklahoma District. 

SAGU Alumni Association Scholarship: An annual scholarship is provided by an endowment from the SAGU Alumni Association and is awarded based on need and academic achievement.

Southwestern Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship: The Southwestern Women’s Auxiliary provides an annual scholarship to female interdisciplinary majors for their senior year of study.

Summit Industrial Coatings Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by an endowment provided by Bill Holland. The annual scholarship is based on need and academic achievement.

Suzanne Gebby Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided by Suzanne Gebby, a friend of SAGU.

T. W. Hobbs Scholarship: In honor of the donor, the T. W. Hobbs Endowed Scholarship awards to students whose attendance at the University would not be possible without such a scholarship.

The Impact-Your-World Evangelism Scholarship: This scholarship is designed for a student majoring in Management, Music Education, or Secondary Education who, upon graduation, plans to devote his or her life to working for God while pursuing a career in Management or Education.

The Impact-Your-World Leadership Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Youth Ministries or Missions who, upon graduation, plans to devote his or her life and career to a leadership role in either Youth/Campus Ministries or Foreign Missions.

The Impact-Your-World Writer Scholarship: This scholarship is designed for a student who has a true God-given talent for the written word…and who has repeatedly shown they plan to devote their life and career to using this gift of writing as a ministry to impact people’s lives for Jesus. 

Tom & Lois Russell Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided by Tom and Lois Russell and is awarded for an Education student’s sophomore year, granted that they exhibit academic achievement.

Troyce Pearson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is provided annually by our Assemblies of God churches in the Longview Section.

Vada Swick Hagee Scholarship: This scholarship was created to honor Vada Swick Hagee, a 1932 alumnus of Southern Bible College, one of the three original schools that formed SAGU. Her son, John Hagee, later attended Southwestern High School and Southwestern Bible Institute.

Valley Hi Assembly of God Ministry Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by Valley Hi Assembly of God church in San Antonio, Texas. Preference is given to students from Valley Hi Assembly of God or a member of any Assemblies of God church with a pastor’s recommendation. A Church Ministries major with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, who is a Spirit-filled Christian involved in ministry. Open to sophomore, junior,  senior or graduate students.

Verne J. and Marietta Crews Mission Scholarship:  This missions scholarship is provided from the estate of Verne and Marietta Crews for a missions major, specifically called to the Latin field.

William and Deloris Maupin Scholarship:  This scholarship is provided by William and Deloris Maupin. It is awarded to a student majoring in Missions who exhibits academic achievement.

World Harvest Scholarship: This scholarship is provided by Chad Germany, an SAGU graduate. It is provided for a Missions major.