Financial Aid

Butler University Gift Programs

 Butler University is the largest provider of financial aid to its students. To be reviewed for all Butler Gift Programs, please review the Important Dates.  

Freshman Academic Scholarship* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships (or Common Application).

Application Deadline: November 1 to receive maximum scholarship consideration. Complete applications received after November 1 will be considered for scholarship based on available funds.

Award Amounts: Range from $7,000 to $17,000 and vary each academic year based on the quality of the applicant pool. 

Selection Criteria: Awards are based on the student's academic record - test scores, GPA, high school curriculum and extracurricular involvement at the time of admission.

Notification: Award letters are sent under separate cover from the Office of Financial Aid approximately three weeks after notification of admission to Butler University.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student maintains the renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer. 

Notes: National Merit and National Achievement semi-finalists are guaranteed a minimum award. National Merit finalists who designate Butler University as their sponsor are eligible for an additional award from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for $1000.

Departmental Scholarship* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships (or Common Application).

Application Deadline: November 1

Award Amounts: Range from $1,000 to $3,000

Selection Criteria: Academic strength and primary major at the time of application in one of the following:

  • College of Business
  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Engineering Dual Degree Program
  • Pre-law and Pre-med Programs

Notification: Award letters are sent from the Office of Financial Aid by mid-March.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student maintains the renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer.

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) Audition Award* ~ Show Information

To Apply: In addition to the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarship (or the Common Application), the JCA supplemental application and an audition (or interview) are required. 

Application  Deadline: Students are encouraged to apply for admission and audition early for best opportunity. 

Award Amounts: Vary based on performance ability and departmental needs.    

Selection Criteria: Determined by the department based on the audition (or interview). 

Notification: Award letters are sent from the auditioning department by mid-March.

Notes: Audition awards are only available to students majoring within JCA - School of Music; Departments of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration; and the Arts Program.

Dr. John Morton-Finney Leadership Program* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships (or Common Application).

Application Deadline: November 1

Award Amounts: Range from $1,000 to $18,000

Selection Criteria: In addition to academic strength, applicants must demonstrate commitment and actions to promote diversity through high school and community activities. 

Notification: Award letters are sent from the Office of Financial Aid by mid-March.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student maintains the renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer.

Butler Legacy Award* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships (or Common Application).

Application Deadline: November 1

Award Amounts: $1500 per academic year 

Selection Criteria: Student must be a lineal descendant of a Butler alum and note the relationship (parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent) on the application for admission.

Notification: Awards are reflected in Butler's offer of financial aid sent beginning mid-March.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 

Notes: Student will be required to submit a questionnaire to Alumni & Parent Programs for confirmation of the legacy's alumni status.

Athletic Grant in Aid ~ Show Information

To Apply: Contact the Department of Athletics at (800) 368-6852, extension 9375 or check out their website, www.butlersports.com.

Award Amounts: Vary based on performance ability and the needs of the team.

Selection Criteria: Determined by the coach.

Notes: Awards are made in thirteen NCAA Division I athletic programs. Men's football, men's track and field, women's track and field and women's swimming are non-scholarship programs.

Butler University Grant* ~ Show Information

To Apply: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Deadline: March 1 for priority consideration

Award Amounts: Vary based on academic strength and financial aid eligibility as determined by the FAFSA. 

Notification: Awards are reflected in Butler's offer of financial aid sent beginning mid-March.

Renewable? Awards are not automatically renewed. Student must submit the FAFSA each year to receive consideration.

Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV) Freshman Scholars Program* ~ Show Information

To Apply: In addition to the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships (or Common Application), a separate application is required. The application is available at www.butler.edu/faith-vocation/scholarships.

Application Deadline: November 1 for admission application, December 15 for CFV Scholarship Application

Award Amounts: $4,000

Selection Criteria: Ideal candidates should be interested in one or more of the following:

  • Service to others or social justice activism
  • Interfaith programs
  • Majoring or minoring in religion
  • Entering a religious vocation, such as ordained ministry, theology or faith-based activism
  • Reflecting about how you and others are called to lives of purpose, meaning and contribution

Notification: Award letters are sent from the Center for Faith and Vocation by mid-March.

Renewable? Yes, as long as the student maintains the renewal criteria outlined in the scholarship offer.

 

*Available only to full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree.

Butler gift assistance is tuition specific unless otherwise stated.