/ˈkī ‘ räs/   noun.

a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action : the opportune and decisive moment

Kairos Scholars Award

Southern Nazarene University recognizes academic excellence. First-time, full-time students with qualifying scores are eligible to compete for one of four Kairos Scholars awards.

One Top Award

A value of 34,500 or 138,000 over 4 years.

(The top award covers full tuition, general fees, room & board. Student’s only expenses are books, applicable course fees, and private room fees.)

Three Full-Tuition Awards

A value of $27,000 per year or $108,000 over 4 years.

Kairos Scholars Award Application Requirements

  • Application for admission (complete with submitted transcript)
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • One of the following:
    • ACT minimum score of 30 + – OR –
    • SAT minimum score of 1360 +
  • Scholarship application including 2 essay questions
  • Resumé displaying leadership and/or service, high school achievements, and involvement in church, community, and work activities
  • Letter of Recommendation attesting to your academic achievement
  • Completed FAFSA by November 4, 2022

Document Submission

All required documents must be submitted by 11:59 pm  November 4, 2022, through the Online Application

Kairos Scholars Interview and Notification of award

Qualifying candidates will participate in an interview at the Kairos Scholars afternoon event on November 11, 2022, 1:00-4:00 p.m. by invitation only.  
All finalists invited to the Kairos Event will receive a generous scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 15, 2022.
Scholarship recipients will be introduced to the faculty and recognized as Kairos Scholars at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.


Kairos Scholars candidates should submit a FAFSA by November 4, 2022Please use 003149, SNU school code on the FAFSA.  https://studentaid.gov/ After completing the FAFSA, all government/state aid will be applied to the student’s account. The Kairos Scholars award will fill any remaining gap to meet the full amount promised.

The Kairos Scholars award is limited to 17 hours per semester for eight semesters. This scholarship does not apply to December or summer terms. 

A minimum GPA requirement will remain in effect to avoid interruption of the award.

2022 Kairos Scholar

Aydin Read is a Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduate from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A hard-working student with a love for debate, video games, and biking, Aydin enjoys all things science. It is his deep desire to become a surgeon who is both knowledgable and excellent as well as empathetic and caring.  As he seeks to use his education to help others, he does it with a thoughtful and kind demeanor.  Valuing service to his community, Aydin has set a standard of volunteering, showing value to others with a desire to know them and honor their individual stories with a servant’s heart. 

Aydin Read

SNU Class of 2026

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