Imagine yourself walking across a beautiful university campus, surrounded by laughing classmates and talking about the class you just had together. Imagine yourself equipped with a Biblical education and a degree that prepares you to reach your dreams – dreams of being a teacher, journalist, counselor, entrepreneur, church planter, community leader, or something else.

What is keeping you from living your dream: Financial resources? Transportation? Family demands? Fear?

There is a way with Johnson University

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Through a brand new initiative—made possible by the Alec H. Woodhull Scholarship Fund—Johnson University can help bridge the financial, educational, mentoring, and networking resources needed by scholars from urban Knoxville to enroll and graduate with a four-year degree.

Who is an Urban Scholar?

An Urban Scholar is a senior from Fulton High School, Austin-East High School, West High School, Central High School, South Doyle High School, or L&N STEM Academy, who is serious about academic excellence and Christian faith but may lack the financial resources to commit to a four-year university education.

Why Johnson University?

Johnson University has helped students explore their passions and prepare for meaningful impact on the world in the name of Christ for more than 120 years. The University’s three-fold educational approach blends Arts & Sciences and Bible & Theology with Professional Study areas that equip students for vocations within and beyond traditional ministry.

Why not take the next step toward making your dream a reality and apply today?

  1. Complete the application requirements
    • Application
    • Commitment to the Johnson Lifestyle
    • Admissions Essay
    • References
    • Send Transcripts to Johnson
    • Send ACT and/or SAT scores Johnson
  2. Check application Status

Now that you have been admitted…

  1. Check your Johnson University email account
  2. Apply for Finacial Aid
    • Complete FASFA
    • Complete Johnson Financial Aid checklist
    • Submit Urban Scholars Application
    • Apply for Institutional Aid Scholarships
  3. Visit the Student Life tab on to complete enrollmet forms
  4. Complete Registration Items
“Because of the Alec H. Woodhull Scholarship, I have had a chance to develop wonderful friendships that I never would have had otherwise. I have also been exposed to different parts of our country and a variety of new things I did not know about in the Bible. I have been able to learn new things and have gained so many new brothers and sisters in Christ who have been helping me in my spiritual and educational walk.”
– Yeni Martinez, Johnson University’s first Urban Scholar, Central High School ‘15