Scholarship Applications and Discount Verification Forms

Welcome to the scholarship application and discount verification page! At Cairn, we do all we can to help you afford an opportunity to study at a high-quality, private institution. We partner with you to find every financial resource available to you and part of that mission is to provide scholarships and discounted rates to qualifying students. In order to best serve you and simplify the application process, please select the scholarship you are applying for below and follow the application/verification instructions provided. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions team at admissions@cairn.edu or 215.702.4230.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

This program has been developed to encourage churches to provide scholarship support for their students preparing to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world.

This program is not designed to match wages, internship monies, or gifts from individuals for specific students.

Description: Cairn University will match up to $1,000 for full-time students enrolled in Cairn’s Traditional Undergraduate, Graduate, or Degree Completion Program.

Application Deadline: August 1st is the deadline for the application to be submitted with the scholarship check. Cairn University will match up to $1,000 applied to the fall semester if the application and funds from the church are received by August 1st. Both the church funds and the matching funds will be applied to the fall semester.

Please Note:

  1. A church official must complete this form and submit to Cairn with a check, payable to Cairn University, by the appropriate deadline. Forms and checks received after the deadline will be credited to the account of the student but will not be matched.
  2. It is the responsibility of the student to know how the donation from the church and the match by Cairn University will be coordinated with other financial aid. The student should check with the Financial Aid Office to know how the award will benefit him/her. The student is responsible to follow-up with the church to ensure information is submitted before the deadline.
  3. Donations will be accepted from church and para-church organizations only. Personal checks and gifts from other types of agencies will not qualify for matching funds. Donations for the Church Matching Scholarship Program must not come from wages that would be received on an hourly or salaried basis. Volunteer workers are prohibited from receiving compensatory gifts through this program as well.
  4. Cairn University will withhold the Cairn match portion of the award until the student has submitted appropriate paperwork. Cairn match funds will be credited after enrollment has been verified.

Please make checks payable to:

Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne PA 19047

ATTN: Financial Aid

If you have any questions regarding the Church Matching Scholarship, please contact finaid@cairn.edu.

Description: The International Christian School Leadership Scholarship is awarded to children of staff members or missionaries at Cairn University partner schools. Up to two scholarships will be given to each partner school, and no more than 10 scholarships total per academic school year. The verification form must be completed by the partner international school, verifying that the applicant is currently a child of a staff member or missionary.The award will be renewed annually while the student is enrolled continuously for up to four total years (five in a dual level program) and meets the standards of the financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy. Recipients will remain resident students for the duration of the scholarship.

Requirements: 

  1. Complete your application for Undergraduate Admission
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “Int’l Christian School Leadership Scholarship” from the list.
  3. Prepare an essay that responds to the following question:
    How has your international education impacted your worldview and educational experience?
    We recommend that you complete your essay prior to starting the online scholarship application. You will have the option to upload a PDF or Word Doc version of your essay, or copy and paste it, and send your essay through the application.
  4. A verification form must be completed by an authorized representative of the international Christian school partner. The online application will prompt you for the name and email address of the person who should complete the verification form. We will send a message on your behalf to the person you indicate in the application and their information will be sent to the Admissions Office. 

Description: Cairn University is excited to provide scholarship opportunities for new students who are affiliated with our partner missionary organizations, either as children of support-based missionaries or of paid staff. A representative from the partner ministry organization must complete this form to verify the student’s parent’s status as an employee or support-based missionary.

Requirements: A representative from the partner ministry organization must complete this form to verify the student’s parent’s status as an employee or support-based missionary.

  1. Complete your application for Undergraduate Admission.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “Ministry Partner Scholarship” from the list.

Description: New Horizons is an initiative to provide support to new mothers served by crisis pregnancy resource centers, who chose to give birth, even though their educational and career goals would be interrupted by unplanned pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood. The New Horizons Scholarship provides recipients with tuition aid in addition to academic support and a nurturing Christian community as they seek to renew and/or begin their pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Complete this application for consideration of the Cairn University New Horizons Scholarship. This scholarship, when combined with grants and scholarships from the University or federal, state and other sources, will be equivalent to full tuition.

Requirements:

  1. Complete your application for Undergraduate Admission
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “New Horizons Scholarship” from the list.
  3. Prepare an essay that responds to the following questions:
    1. What are your goals for yourself and your family, and how can a biblically based education at Cairn University help you meet your goals?
    2. This scholarship is supported by those who believe in the sanctity of life. As you raise your child, what is one thing that you would like to share with this group of people if you were selected to receive this scholarship?

Graduate Scholarships

Description: Cairn University offers educators and employees working in Christian schools the opportunity to pursue cost-effective professional development by offering Cairn University graduate programs at $400/credit. All Cairn University graduate programs integrate professional preparation with theological training and a biblical worldview.

Requirements: Educators and employees who work in a Christian school are  eligible for a tuition discount for graduate programs at Cairn University. An administrative representative from their school must complete the section below to verify their employment in order to be eligible for the discount.

  1. Complete your application for Graduate Admission
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “Christian School Educator’s Discount” from the list.

This program has been developed to encourage churches to provide scholarship support for their students preparing to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world.

This program is not designed to match wages, internship monies, or gifts from individuals for specific students.

Description: Cairn University will match up to $1,000 for full-time students enrolled in Cairn’s Traditional Undergraduate, Graduate, or Degree Completion Program.

Application Deadline: August 1st is the deadline for the application to be submitted with the scholarship check. Cairn University will match up to $1,000 applied to the fall semester if the application and funds from the church are received by August 1st. Both the church funds and the matching funds will be applied to the fall semester.

Please Note:

  1. A church official must complete this form and submit to Cairn with a check, payable to Cairn University, by the appropriate deadline. Forms and checks received after the deadline will be credited to the account of the student but will not be matched.
  2. It is the responsibility of the student to know how the donation from the church and the match by Cairn University will be coordinated with other financial aid. The student should check with the Financial Aid Office to know how the award will benefit him/her. The student is responsible to follow-up with the church to ensure information is submitted before the deadline.
  3. Donations will be accepted from church and para-church organizations only. Personal checks and gifts from other types of agencies will not qualify for matching funds. Donations for the Church Matching Scholarship Program must not come from wages that would be received on an hourly or salaried basis. Volunteer workers are prohibited from receiving compensatory gifts through this program as well.
  4. Cairn University will withhold the Cairn match portion of the award until the student has submitted appropriate paperwork. Cairn match funds will be credited after enrollment has been verified.

Please make checks payable to:

Cairn University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne PA 19047

ATTN: Financial Aid

If you have any questions regarding the Church Matching Scholarship, please contact finaid@cairn.edu.

Description: 50% discount on tuition for length of the program (conditions apply). Scholarship consideration will be given to accepted, degree-seeking students in the Master of Divinity Program who commit to taking at least 9 credits each Fall and Spring semester. 

   Requirements: 

  1. Complete your application for Graduate Admission
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “Master of Divinity Scholarship” from the list.

Description: Cairn University provides a special tuition discount for Graduate and Degree Completion programs for our Tuition Discount Partnership organizations.

Requirements: The Tuition Discount Program Employment Verification must be completed by the organization employing the Cairn University applicant noted below, verifying that the applicant is currently a volunteer or employee at the organization.

  1. Complete your application for Graduate Admission
  2. Complete the online scholarship application below. Be sure to select “Partner Tuition Discount” from the list.

Scholarship Application

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Verification Form


Fill out the name and email of someone who can verify your employment, church affiliation, or that you are a child of a staff member or missionary. An email will be sent to them to request a verification form be filled out.


Name of Authorizing Person*
Address of School*
Address of Organization*
Address of Church*

Acknowledgement


I understand that this is a competitive, merit-based award. I acknowledge that should I be awarded this scholarship, I must maintain the required credit load in the Master of Divinity program at Cairn University. If I decide to change my curriculum or discontinue my studies, I will forfeit this scholarship.

I affirm that the facts set forth in this Tuition Partner Discount application are true and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of any data will be considered sufficient cause for revocation of any Cairn assistance. By signing below I grant permission for my employment/volunteer information to be released to Cairn University.

I AFFIRM THAT THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THIS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS GRADUATE GRANT APPLICATION ARE TRUE AND COMPLETE. I UNDERSTAND THAT MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY DATA WILL BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT CAUSE FOR REVOCATION OF ANY CAIRN ASSISTANCE.

I affirm that the facts set forth in this New Horizons Scholarship application are true and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of any data may be considered sufficient cause for no longer being eligible for this scholarship.

I affirm that the facts set forth in this Ministry Partner Scholarship application are true and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of any data may be considered sufficient cause for no longer being eligible for this scholarship.

I affirm that the facts set forth in this Church Matching Scholarship application are true and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of any data may be considered sufficient cause for no longer being eligible for this scholarship.

I affirm that the facts set forth in this Christian School Educators Scholarship application are true and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of any data may be considered sufficient cause for no longer being eligible for this scholarship.

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