WAXAHACHIE — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is adding a grant for residents of Ellis County.

New on-campus undergraduate students who graduated from a public or private high school in Ellis County are eligible for the $1,000 per year grant, or $500 per semester. This grant is renewable, allowing students to save up to $4,000 for a 4-year degree.

Vice President for Enrollment Eddie Davis said, “SAGU is excited to be able to offer a new grant specifically designed to help Ellis County students attend SAGU. SAGU greatly values our hometown and home county."

According to an analysis completed by Niche Ink, approximately 58 percent of students attend college within 100 miles of their hometown and 72 percent of students stay in-state.

SAGU encourages local students to consider SAGU as they look toward college.

“Whether they are looking for a degree in business, education, counseling, criminal justice, health science or vocations ministry, we want students to explore SAGU as an option,” Davis said.

Qualification is simple. New students who graduated from a public or private high school in Ellis County and intend to earn their degree on-campus, receive the grant.

The grant is not stackable with other grants. If a student receives another grant for a higher amount — minister, sibling, missionary, etc. — then he or she cannot also receive the Ellis County Graduates Grant at the same time.

To see other grants and scholarships offered to on-campus undergraduate students, visit http://www.sagu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-undergraduate-on-campus.

For more information on Financial Aid, visit http://www.sagu.edu/financial-aid/college-scholarships-grants-and-loans.