Grants & Scholarships

Institutional Grants

President’s Access Grant

Merit based grant of $2,500.  Admitted new students are eligible to apply for this grant. Students must be starting an academic degree program (Special Status students & students earning only the Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential are not eligible). The Grant is open to both domestic and international applicants.


  • Submission of an admission application to a degree seeking program by these deadlines:

               Summer 2014: June 15, 2014
               Fall 2014: September 15, 2014

Prompt: “How do you envision applying your Antioch education to your respective community or communities?”


  • Double spaced
  • 250 words or less
  • Header of submitted document (MS Word, RTF, or PDF) must include the first and last name that appears on your admission application
  • Submit electronically to using subject line: Access Grant Essay (First name) (Last name)
Dr. Nancy Leffert and Karla Hernandez

AUSB President Dr. Nancy Leffert talks with BA student Karla Hernandez at a President’s Access Grant reception.

The President’s Access Grant allowed Karla Hernandez to focus on her studies and family. “Thanks to the President’s Access Grant, I’m able to not work during the time that I’m coming to school so I can really focus on my education,” she said. “And when I go home, I get to take care of my children. I get to volunteer at their school and be a part of their day.” Karla is a BA student with a concentration in Applied Psychology.

Institutional Scholarships

David “Bud” Menkin Scholarship

The David “Bud” Menkin Scholarship has been established to honor and continue Mr. Menkin’s business legacy of motivating men and women to implement practices that promoted socially responsible and humanistic management. It is a non-renewable award for incoming and continuing students in the MBA program and  BA program with a business concentration.

Download application materials for the David “Bud” Menkin scholarship.

National and regional scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The web is your best resource for finding additional scholarship opportunities.

Additional Scholarship Information

Private scholarships are offered by many organizations, including government, businesses, and private non-profits. They may be based on academic achievements, hobbies, talents, organizational affiliations, and career aspirations.

Here are a few websites to start your process:

A thorough online scholarship search can be successful if you start early, keep organized and search diligently.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions at 805.962.8179 x 5108.