Applications are submitted after being accepted to the university and prior to enrolling in courses. All applications to the below scholarships will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committees and you will be emailed the decision to your student email address.
Annual Atlantic University Scholarships
The Eiji Kaneko Memorial Scholarship
The Eiji Kaneko Memorial Scholarship was established in 1995 by Joseph and Chiharu Frankoski in memory of their son Eiji. Approximately $1,000 is available through this fund each year.
The Peter Newman Scholarship Fund
Peter Newman was a longtime student of the Edgar Cayce readings and passionately believed that Atlantic University provides the best outlet for the information contained in those readings. To that end, he established the Peter Newman Scholarship fund through his estate when he passed away in 2011. Approximately $2,500 is available through this fund each year.
Hester Scholarship and Lecture Fund
The Hester Scholarship and Lecture Fund was founded in 2012 as a tribute to longtime Board Member and advocate for Atlantic University, Larry Hester. Approximately $3000 is available through this fund each year for students or to underwrite lectures from visiting scholars.
Apply for an Annual Atlantic University Scholarship
To qualify to receive an Atlantic University Annual Scholarship:
- You must be a fully admitted student to the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology program with “unconditional” admission status.
- You must have successfully completed a minimum of three courses (nine credits).
- You must complete the Atlantic University Scholarship Application, which includes an essay. Students applying for a scholarship should express their need for receipt of scholarship assistance to supplement tuition during extenuating circumstances. Students should also address plans for completing their degree.
- You cannot have previously received an Atlantic University scholarship more than twice.
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee. Scholarship recipients will be awarded half the tuition for one semester, not including nonrefundable fees. Apply here.
- Active Duty/Reserve
- Spouse/Dependent of Active Duty or Reserve
Military Students can receive a scholarship in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition per academic credit ($216 reduction per academic course). Noncredit courses are reduced $150 each; after scholarship reduction, each noncredit course is $600. To receive this scholarship, the active duty or reserve service member, veteran, or spouse/dependent of active duty or reserve service member must complete an Atlantic University Military Scholarship application, submit an essay, and show proof of service by supplying the university with supporting documents.
Each scholarship is reviewed annually. Review begins one year from the student’s first enrollment date and will continue each year until graduation or program completion. During this review, you may need to provide updated documents supporting your or your spouse’s/sponsor’s active duty or reserve status. Failure to report changes in military status can cause a revocation of scholarship.
To qualify to receive an Atlantic University Military scholarship:
- You must be fully admitted in “unconditional” status (as applicable) to the university prior to applying for a scholarship.
- Complete the Atlantic University Military Scholarship Application.
- Complete an application essay: The essay should be 500 words describing why you need this scholarship, how it will assist you in reaching your goals, and how you will use your education to help others.
- Supply the university with necessary supporting documents, for example:
-DD-214 (Discharge of Duties), must have Honorable or Other than Honorable discharge
-Letter from Commanding Officer
-Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
-VA Letter Certifying Military Service
-Benefit Documentation (TA form, COE, VA form 1905)
5. Email all supporting documents and essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee and should be submitted to the university after being accepted to the university and prior to enrolling in courses.
NOTE: This scholarship cannot be used in combination with Veterans benefits.
Nonprofit Employee Scholarship
This scholarship is available to any employee of a verifiable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit employees can receive a scholarship in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition per academic credit ($216 reduction per academic course). Noncredit courses are reduced $150 each; after scholarship reduction, each noncredit course is $600.
To receive this scholarship, the nonprofit employees must:
-Complete an Atlantic University Nonprofit Employees Scholarship application,
-Submit a 500-word essay: The essay should be 500 words describing why you need this scholarship, how it will assist you in reaching your goals, and how you will use your education to help others.
-Show proof of employment at a verifiable 501(c)(3) by supplying the university with supporting documents.
-Submit a letter from your employer/supervisor stating that you are employed by the nonprofit and are in good standing.
-Email all supporting documents to email@example.com
We have provided a list of databases that might be helpful in finding external scholarship opportunities that you can apply for. All you have to do is put your information into a profile, and the site does the work for you.
Examples of Qualifiers for Scholarships
- Family heritage and/or ethnicity (family heritage scholarships and minority scholarships)
- Associations and affiliations with clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, and unions
- Your major (field of study)
- Religious affiliation (religious scholarships)
- Hobbies and interests (4-H, Girl Scouts, etc.)
- Disabilities (Students with visual or hearing impairments, students with ADHD, etc.)
- Member of the Armed Forces, a dependent of a career military member, or a dependent of a disabled veteran
- Your favorite retail stores or brand names (i.e., Starbucks, Target)