Scholarship Opportunities

There are several different types of scholarships incoming and current AFLBS students can apply for the 2017-18 school year: Academic, Financial Aid, Music, Leadership Development, Family in Ministry, and Future Ministry Scholarships. You can apply for more than one of these scholarship categories. Please read through the requirements and descriptions of these scholarships and apply for those you are interested/qualified in receiving. All applicants must fill out the first portion of this application. Please note that the number and amounts of scholarships listed below is subject to change, based on funding availability and number of qualified applicants.

International Students: International student aid is separate from the scholarship opportunities listed below. International students should fill out the Financial Aid portion of the scholarship application below. Contact the International Student Coordinator at lnash@aflc.org for questions about International Student Aid.

Academic Scholarship

AFLBS offers several academic scholarships to students with high academic achievement. Students may apply for three different categories of academic scholarships:

  1. President’s Scholarship ($2500/yr) – 4 offered per year – 2 to first year students, 2 to second year students
  2. Academic Merit Scholarship ($1500/yr) – 8 offered per year – 4 to first year students, 4 to second year students
  3. Academic Scholarship ($1000/yr) – 4 offered per year – 2 to first year students, 2 to second year students

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Applying for an academic scholarship requires:

  • Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal, etc. (2nd year students should have letter written by AFLBS faculty member)
  • Copy of ACT Score (if available)
  • Submit a 1-2 paragraph essay on why you think you deserve an academic scholarship

Upload documents on the application form OR
Mail all required materials to:
AFLBS
Attn: Scholarships
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441

The academic scholarship can be forfeited if your GPA drops below 3.5 during your Fall and/or Spring Semester at AFLBS. An official transcript must be received before the beginning of the school year to verify your GPA (1st year students only). Academic scholarships are not automatically renewable to the next year. Students must reapply for an academic scholarship for their second year.

Financial Aid Scholarship

Financial Aid scholarships are available at AFLBS, which are primarily based on the financial situation of the applicants. Character is also taken into consideration. Qualifying students can potentially receive anywhere from $1000 to $2000 per year.

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To apply for financial aid, please make sure you fill out the Financial Aid section of the scholarship application. Please note that financial need scholarships are not automatically renewable into your second year. Students must reapply in order to be considered for Financial Need Scholarships for their second year.

 

Music Scholarship

AFLBS has a strong tradition of music excellence and great participation among students in choirs and music ensembles. AFLBS offers music scholarships of $1000 per year to talented music students, four to first year students and four to second year students. This scholarship is renewable, based on the recipients continued contribution and involvement to music ensembles at AFLBS.

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Music Scholarship Requirements

Students are asked to submit an audio CD recording or an MP3 file recording. Recordings must be of high quality, unedited, and labeled with the student’s name and the date of the recording. Submissions must be labeled with the student’s name, address and telephone number, composers and titles of the selections, and the date the recording was made. In addition to the recording, students must complete the AFLBS Music Scholarship questions on the scholarship application form and one letter of recommendation, written by someone who can comment on your musical abilities and contributions. Audition materials must be postmarked by January 15 for the first deadline or April 1 for the second deadline. Finalists may be asked to audition in person on campus or to submit a video recording of their music.

Upload documents or file on the application form OR
Mail all required materials for to:

AFLBS
Attn: Music Scholarship
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441

Electronic music files can also be submitted to: ahanson@aflc.org, using dropbox.

All recordings and materials will be reviewed by members of the AFLBS music faculty. Students selected as music scholarship finalists may be invited to campus for a performance audition and interview.

Students may audition on more than one instrument.  Please fill out a separate AFLBS Application for Music Scholarship form and include a separate CD or MP3 file for each recording.

Audition Recording Requirements:

Piano – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles (approx. 10 minutes total length)
Organ – A Prelude and Fugue by Bach and a hymn
Voice – Two songs or arias in contrasting styles (approx. 7 minutes total length), a major and minor scale
Woodwinds – Two contrasting compositions (approx. 5 minutes in total length), a chromatic scale ascending and descending, full range of the instrument.
Brass – Two compositions in contrasting styles, or one longer composition with contrasting movements (approx. 5 minutes in length), two major scales ascending and descending.
Strings – Two compositions in movements in contrasting styles. One may be an etude that shows the level of your technical development. Two major scales ascending and descending.
Guitar – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles
Percussion – A prepared solo on snare drum, timpani, or mallet percussion instrument.  Demonstrate six of the 26 American Snare Drum Rudiments

Leadership Development Award

AFLBS seeks to equip spiritual leaders for this generation and the next. Scholarships of $500 per year are offered to four first year students and four second year students who have had significant leadership involvement in their school, church, or community.

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Leadership Development Award Requirements:

Students must submit a 250-400 word essay about their leadership involvement and service. Students should include any leadership positions held in student groups, youth group, ministries, leadership displayed in volunteer work, and any missions trips they have been on. Students must also include a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or advisor who has overseen them in a leadership role.

Upload documents on the application form OR
Mail recommendation letter and essay to:

AFLBS
Attn: Scholarships
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441

Future Ministry Scholarship

AFLBS desires to encourage students who sense a call to serve God in full-time ministry. There are 4 scholarships of $500 per year (2 to first year students and 2 to second year students) offered to students who intend to go into full-time ministry, such as pastoral ministry, youth or children’s ministry, missions work, etc.

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Future Ministry Scholarship Requirements:

Students applying for the Future Ministry Scholarship must submit a 300-400 word essay describing their call to full-time ministry, their ministry desires, their goals for future ministry, and explain how their AFLBS education will/is training and preparing them for such ministry. Students must also submit a letter from a pastor or ministry leader who can recommend them for this scholarship.

Upload documents on the application form OR
Mail recommendation letter and essay to:

AFLBS
Attn: Scholarships
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441

Family in Ministry Scholarship

AFLBS offers $250 per year to students whose parents serve in vocational ministry, such as pastoral ministry, youth or children’s ministry, missionaries, or other ministry roles.

To apply for this scholarship, students must answer the corresponding questions on the main scholarship application form, indicating which parent is involved in ministry, the name of the church, ministry, or organization, and their position title.

Deadlines

First deadline: February 1, notify students by Feb. 20
Second Deadline: April 1, notify students by May 1
All recommendation forms and transcripts must be received by the time of the deadline
Late applicants (need-based only): July 15, notify students by August 1
Returning Student Deadline: May 1, notify students by June 1

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