Dallas Baptist University believes in a holistic approach to evaluating students for academic and Christian service scholarships. Scholarships at DBU range from $4,000 to $12,000 annually, with the final award amount being determined with consideration to the rigor of a student's academic program and high school curriculum, Christian commitment, leadership, extracurricular involvement, letters of recommendation, and institutional fit.


Christian Service Scholarship

The Christian Service Scholarship is valued at $3,000 per academic year for qualifying students. Students that receive the Christian Service Scholarship demonstrate Christian character, are involved in their church, school and community.

Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Name Amount General Information
Patriot Award $4,000 per year Students who are awarded the Patriot Award show a strong fit with DBU’s mission and feel called to DBU. 
Patriot Honor Award $6,000 per year Students that received this award demonstrate academic promise and are aligned with the mission and vision of DBU. 
Dean's Award $8,000 per year The typical student who qualifies for this scholarship has an average GPA of 3.00, at least a 21 ACT/1100 SAT score, and ranks in the top half of their high school class.
Dean's Honor Award $10,000 per year Students who qualify for this scholarship typically will have an average GPA of 3.65, 24 ACT/1180 SAT score, and rank in the top quarter of their class.
Presidential Scholar Award $12,000 per year Students who receive this top scholarship have traditionally earned an average GPA of 3.95, 28 ACT/1310 SAT score, and rank in the top 10% of their high school class.

Christian Leadership Scholarship

Dallas Baptist University values a commitment to Jesus Christ and students who have demonstrated significant Christian leadership may apply for up to $4,500 in additional aid.  For more information about the Christian Leadership Scholarship, visit the Christian Leadership Scholarship page.


For information on all scholarships available to DBU students, please visit the Scholarships page on the Financial Aid website.