Chapman University offers scholarships and grants to students, many of which are need based. These gifts are made possible through the kindness of donors to the University. When awarding aid, Chapman must follow all federal and state laws and regulations of aid programs. Our decisions are based on these rules, the information you and your family provide, the number of applicants, and the total funds available.
What is a Scholarship?
A scholarship is a sum of money bestowed upon a student, often from an organization, to help that student pursue further education. Examples of scholarships would be Merit, Talent, Endowments, Fellowships, etc.
What is a Grant?
A grant is a sum of money privileged to a student, often from an organization, to help that student with expenses. Examples of grants would be the Chapman Grant, Cal Grant, Pell Grant, etc.
There are other awards which qualify as Institutional Awards that are not considered Grants or Scholarships because a student’s Need does not affect the award. These awards are the Child of Chapman award and the Disciples of Christ award.