frequently asked questions
What does the Horizon Leader Scholarship cover?
This full-tuition scholarship is a combination of federal, state and institution funds. The scholarship covers tuition as well as room and board.
What are the requirements to be eligible for this scholarship?
To be eligible for this scholarship students must self-identify as an ethnic minority and have the following: 2.9 GPA, 19 ACT/900 SAT, involvement or affiliation with Youth for Christ, other leadership involvement evident through extracurricular activities and proof of legal United States status.
How do I apply for the scholarship?
1.) Applicants must submit an application for admission to Huntington University.
2.) Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1.
3.) Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with a minimum of 2.9 GPA, 19 ACT or 900 SAT.
4.) Applicants must complete the Horizon Leadership Application online or have it postmarked by January 30.
What does the application process entail?
PHASE I: APPLICATION
1.) Complete and submit a Huntington University application for admission, Horizon Leader Scholarship Application by January 30 and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1.
2.) 10-14 semifinalists are then selected and invited to campus to participate in Phase II.
PHASE II: CAMPUS INTERVIEW AND VISIT DAY
1.) 10-14 semifinalists are invited to campus to participate in an on-campus interview and visit day with the scholarship selection committee.
2.) 6 finalists are selected and notified via phone and with an official letter.
Is this scholarship only for ethnic and racial minority students?
Yes. This scholarship is aimed at attracting students from underrepresented populations. This will provide an educational opportunity as well as assist HU in the greater diversity expressed in the Body of Christ.
Do you have to be African-American to apply for this scholarship?
No. The scholarship is focused on all students who would increase racial and ethnic diversity on campus.
Is the selection of scholarship recipients based solely on race?
No. The following criteria have been established for the scholarship: Students must have a 2.9 GPA, 900 SAT/19 ACT, involvement or affiliation with Youth for Christ, and other leadership involvement evident through extracurricular activities.
What is included in the scholarship?
The scholarship is a combination of federal, state and institution funds. Books, health insurance (if not covered by your parents), course and lab fees, parking, private music lesson and other ancillary costs are not covered by the scholarship. These will be outlined in your billing statement or discussed with your admissions counselor.
Is the Horizon Leadership Program only for students from the Fort Wayne area?
No. Students from across the United States are encouraged to apply contingent on their involvement in Youth for Christ or an endorsement from a Youth for Christ employee. Students from Illinois, New York, Indiana, California, Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa have been Horizon scholarship recipients.
Can students transfer from another college?
No. Only graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.
What sort of support systems will be in place for the Horizon students once they arrive on campus?
The director of the Horizon Leadership Program will provide mentoring and support for students in the program. Students will also have access to the Learning Center, tutors, and relational support throughout their experience at HU.
How do I learn more about the Horizon Leader Scholarship and Horizon Leadership Program?
Contact the director of the Horizon Leadership Program: Jesse Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.359.4028. You can also follow Horizon on Twitter @HU_Horizon.