Bishop Dixon Scholarship

Dependent on continued funding, a few students with considerable financial need who embody APU’s Four Cornerstones are selected to receive the Bishop Dixon Scholarship.


Based on significant financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the recipients are chosen by the Bishop Dixon Scholarship committee. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time.

Yearly Amount

The Bishop Dixon Scholarship will cover the remaining amount of the following charges on the recipient’s APU student account not already covered by federal, state, and institutional aid: tuition, room, board, university service fee, health fee, parking fee, music fee, science lab fee, other mandatory fees, and up to $2,000/year ($1,000/semester) toward books and supplies.

Fines, Student Health Center charges, and Computer Store purchases are not covered. Certain restrictions may necessitate the reduction or elimination of federal and/or state grants. See the Stacking Financial Aid policy for more information.

How to Apply

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after the first FAFSA filing date (visit the FAFSA website for deadlines). Eligible recipients will be notified by the Bishop Dixon Scholarship Committee.


Once the student’s financial aid file is complete, this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.


Up to four years. The award may be reevaluated from year to year to determine continuing eligibility based on an assessment of the student’s continuing financial need. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility

The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.