Scholarships – Graduate and Seminary

Scholarships – Graduate and Seminary

Lincoln Christian University awards a number of scholarships to qualified students. These scholarships include both endowed and institutionally funded awards. Criteria vary depending upon the particular scholarship and are based in general upon a student’s academic ability, spiritual maturity, and ministerial potential. Applications and additional information can be found at the Financial Aid Office (email us). A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted prior to consideration for financial aid (see http://fsaid.ed.gov).

Restoration Scholarship
Awarded to two first-time, full-time Master of Divinity students based on academic ability (minimum 3.5 GPA required), spiritual maturity, leadership ministry potential, and active membership in a church affiliated with the Restoration Movement.

  • Tuition scholarship of 12 credit hours annually; 6 hours each semester
  • Recipients must register for 9 credit hours in fall and spring semester to be eligible
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA each term to renew award
  • A separate application is required and due by March 1 for priority consideration

President’s Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of first-time, full-time master’s students based on academic ability (minimum of 3.5 GPA required), spiritual maturity, and leadership ministry potential.

  • Tuition scholarship of 9 credit hours annually; 4.5 hours each semester for Seminary
  • Tuition scholarship of 9 credit hours annually; 3 hours each semester for online
  • Seminary recipients must register for 8 credit hours in fall and spring semester to be eligible
  • Online recipients must register for 6 credit hours in fall, spring, and summer semester to be eligible
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester to renew award
  • A separate application is required and due by March 1 for priority consideration

Dean’s Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of first-time, full-time master’s students based on academic ability (minimum 3.0 GPA required), spiritual maturity, and leadership ministry potential.

  • Tuition scholarship of 3 credit hours annually; 1.5 hours each semester for Lincoln on-campus; 1 hour each semester for online or extension site
  • Recipients must register for 6 credit hours each semester to be eligible
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA each term to renew award
  • A separate application is required and due by March 1 for priority consideration

Other Scholarships / Grants / Award Programs

LCU Graduate Award
Awarded to students who have received undergraduate, graduate, and/or seminary degree(s) from LCU, LCCS, or LBI.

  • 15 percent tuition award
  • Must enroll in 6 hours or more each semester
  • Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA each term to renew award

Servant Leader Scholarship
Awarded to first-year students enrolled in any master’s degree program.

  • $500 annual award
  • Must be in 6 hours or more each semester
  • Disbursed over two semesters
  • Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA each term to renew award

International Scholarship
Awarded to students from countries other than the U.S. on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and mission.

  • Up to 15 percent tuition
  • Must enroll full-time and be in good standing with SEVIS
  • Must be in good standing with SEVIS, with a current F-1 student visa or other non-immigrant status
  • Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA each term to renew award

Seminary Apologetics Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of highly qualified candidates to pursue a specialization in Philosophy & Apologetics in their graduate degree program (MA or MDiv). Priority is given to candidates who demonstrate academic ability, financial need, and passion and potential for using apologetics in their personal lives, church or para-church professions, volunteer ministries, or future education.

  • Applicants must submit a Scholarship Application, write a 750-word essay, and complete an interview with the Program Advisor.
  • Scholarship amounts vary and are typically awarded on a yearly basis to first-time students in the Philosophy & Apologetics specialization.
  • Past recipients may request additional funds each school year by submitting another Scholarship Application. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for additional scholarship funds.
  • See the Scholarship Application for more information.

Scholarship Application for First-Time Graduate Students (click here)

Endowed Scholarships
Alumni and friends of Lincoln Christian University have established scholarships for graduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship decisions are made on the basis of academic achievement, Christian character, commitment to ministry, and financial need.

  • The application for the endowed scholarship program is due by March 15
  • Other restrictions may apply

Endowed Scholarship Application for ALL Graduate Students (click here)