Passionate about ministry? Looking for a college experience that includes valuable hands on experience? And you want to graduate debt free? This is the opportunity. Qualifying applicants will receive a cash scholarship directly applied to their account in the amount of the difference between their Pell Grant and actual tuition cost. If that’s you, your tuition bill to attend Northpoint|GR could be absolutely zero . . . for all four years of college!

 

 

The NxtGenNow Scholarship exists to financially empower eligible Northpoint|GR students to participate in a

world-class ministry preparation experience that is both academic and practical without incurring tuition related debt.

Eligible applicants will demonstrate financial need as well as academic and ministry promise. They will also express

a desire to participate in a ministry internship through Grand Rapids First.

Process For Awarding Scholarship - Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

  1. Submit the application form in its entirety before June 14, 2020

  2. Reviewed by President / Dean by June 17, 2020

  3. Interview with Appropriate Intern Area Director – by June 22, 2020

  4. Committee Meeting – by June 30, 2020

  5. Candidates forwarded to the donor by July 3, 2020

  6. Scholarship Awardees notified via email/phone by July 10, 2020

 

Criteria:

I.  A demonstrated vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.

To be verified by:

  • Pastoral reference from Northpoint|GR application process

  • Personal essay from the NxtGenNow Scholarship application form

  • Interview with appropriate representatives from Northpoint|GR and Grand Rapids First

  • Regular attendance and involvement at Grand Rapids First or the student’s home church

II.  A demonstrated passion and potential for participation in the ongoing work of Jesus.  

To be verified by:

  • Pastoral reference

  • Personal essay articulating passion and involvement

  • Interview with appropriate representatives from Northpoint|GR and Grand Rapids First

III.  A demonstrated ability to be academically successful.

To be verified by:

  • High School GPA of preferably 3.00 or higher

  • ACT or SAT scores preferably  at the 75th percentile [21/1250] or higher

  • Educator reference from Northpoint|GR application process

  • Phone interview with appropriate representative(s) from Northpoint|GR

  • Maintenance of 2.75 GPA or higher during the first year at Northpoint|GR and a 3.0 thereafter

  • Full-time participation in the student’s scheduled Northpoint|GR cohort is preferred 

IV.  Availability to participate in the appropriate Grand Rapids First or Northpoint Bible College ministry internship is required on Wednesdays (one day per week) for the entirety of the awarded academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). 
V.  A demonstrated financial need and a commitment to financial responsibility.

To be verified by:

  • Review of completed FAFSA packet [FAFSA must be completed before you apply for the scholarship]

  • Confirmed through the interview process and references

  • Avoidance of unnecessary loans and a commitment to debt-free graduation


 

 

Criteria for Scholarship Renewal:

In order for students to maintain their scholarship throughout the 4 years at Northpoint|GR, students must reapply each year and meet the following renewal criteria. All applications must be submitted before the June 14, 2020 deadline to be reviewed and decided on by the Scholarship Committee.

  • Maintain GPA standard of 2.75 for the first year and a 3.0 or higher for the remainder

  • Recommendations from professors

  • Attendance and disciplinary check

  • Follow up with internship supervisor

  • Preference will be given to full-time students (12 credit hours)

  • Students with a need for financial aid who display fiscal responsibility and a demonstrated commitment to graduate debt free.

Important Notes:

I. The total amount of the scholarship will be applied proportionately against your Fall and Spring semester tuition. Scholarship funds are applied to tuition costs only (does not apply towards fees).

 

II. The distribution of the approved scholarship funds for the Spring semester is already approved. However, please be aware that disbursal will be pending satisfactory involvement during the fall semester both academically and in the selected internship program.

 

III. Please understand that withdrawal from Northpoint or failed classes will result in a required reimbursement for the tuition costs of the affected courses before commencement of the following semester and regardless of the student's continuing enrollment at Northpoint|GR.

Questions? Email or call the Northpoint|GR office at admissions@northpointgr.org or 616.988.5531