An Affordable Gap Year Program

Financial AId

FAFSA

We never want cost to be what keeps a motivated student from experiencing the OneLife program. OneLife students are enrolled as full-time college students and are eligible for all government and private scholarships. To apply for federal financial aid click on the button below. FAFSA® forms for the 2021-22 academic year must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.

OneLife at Black Rock Retreat | Lancaster, PA, Pleasant View | Manheim, PA and Three Springs Ministries | Morris, PA add “Cairn University” (School code: 003351).

OneLife at Southern Wesleyan University | Central, SC add “Southern Wesleyan University” (School code: 003422)

OneLife Scholarships

Want to know what your estimated scholarship amount will be?  Complete the scholarship calculator to get a rough estimate of the amount of Onelife aid you will receive.

OneLife desires to identify and enroll the best mission fit students each year. We believe our program is transformational, and we want to reward students who commit early to join us, so they can focus on making an impact where they are rather than having their post high school decision weighing over them. For this reason, we have created the Early Decision Scholarship at two levels for students who know that OneLife is the next step in their journey.

Early Decision Gold: This scholarship is given to the first 40 students who deposit ($200) and pay $500 toward their cost of OneLife by December 10th. Upon receipt of the $500 payment, OneLife will automatically add a $1000 scholarship for our first 40 commitments by December 10.

Early Decision Silver: This scholarship is given to the next 40 students who deposit ($200) and pay $500 toward their cost of OneLife by May 1st. Upon receipt of the $500 payment, OneLife will match with a $500 scholarship for our Early Decision Silver commitments by May 1.

Please make checks payable to OneLife Institute and address to:

*OneLife Institute 544 N. Penryn Road; Manheim, PA 17545

Each One Reach One

$500 Scholarship to any student who is referred by a OneLife alumni. Scholarship does not apply to students who have already applied.

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This program has been developed to encourage churches to provide scholarship support for their students preparing to be servant leaders who live out their Christian faith in every area of life. This program is not designed to match wages, internship monies, or gifts from individuals for specific students. OneLife will match up to $1000 for full-time students enrolled in the OneLife program.

Application Deadline: August 1st is the deadline for the application to be submitted with the scholarship check. OneLife will match up to $1000 ($500 each semester) if the application and funds from the church are received by August 1st.

Click Here for the Ministry Matching Scholarship Form

$500 Scholarship offered to students whose parent is in full-time Christian ministry or independent student Christian Workers (pastor, church staff, missionary and employees of Christian schools or para-church organizations).

$1,000 Scholarship awarded to students who are a sibling of a OneLife alumni. An addittional $250 is awarded for every additional sibling alumni.

$824 Scholarship awarded to any student that has attended a 12-day summer Summit Student Conference.

Academic Scholarship

Details Academic Merit Scholarship Academic Achievement Scholarship Superior Academic Scholarship Distinguished Academic Scholarship Academic Excellence Scholarship
GPA 2.1-2.5 GPA 2.6-3.0 GPA 3.1 - 3.5 GPA 3.6 - 3.8 GPA 3.9 - 4.0 GPA
Scholarship Ammount $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000

SWU Scholarships

OneLife Students at SWU have other scholarships and financial aid available, especially in-state scholarships. More information will be provided after submitting a SWU application and connecting with a SWU Admissions Counselor.

OneLife students at SWU are also eligible for the SWU Church Matching Scholarship. SWU will match up to $1,000 per year ($500 per semester) of gifts given by a church or church district for the student. Learn more about Church Matching Scholarship here.

SWU offers in-state (SC) students a $1,000 scholarship and out-of-state students a $2,000 scholarship upon acceptance.