Scholarships – Undergraduate

Lincoln Christian University offers and awards a number of scholarships to qualified students – some competitive and some automatic upon application and acceptance. The object of these awards vary depending upon the particular scholarship, but generally include academic as well as character and spiritual maturity criteria. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to LCU prior to consideration for financial aid.

Below is a list of the various undergraduate scholarships available, including applications where required. 

See the application to help you with what is offered. The application for first time students is here.

First-Time Student Academic Scholarships

  • Award amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000
  • Based on high school GPA through junior year (or above) and SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Full-time, on-campus enrollment required

60+ Grant

  • Students 60 years of age or older pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a $100 grant for each credit hour taken
  • Applies to full-time or part-time enrollment

Servant Leader Scholarship

  • Awarded to a limited number of students. This is a need-based scholarship, awarded only after other scholarship/award opportunities have been exhausted.
  • Amount determined by Financial Aid office.
  • A summary of need can be submitted by the student or faculty advisor.

Veteran’s Grant

  • Awarded to veterans whose tuition is not covered by other veteran’s education benefits.
  • $100 per credit hour tuition award
  • Must verify veteran status, such as Form DD214, a military ID card, VA issued ID card for Health Care, veteran’s designation on driver’s license or state veteran’s ID card.

Church Matching Scholarship

  • LCU will match any tuition-only scholarship given by a church to a specific student, up to $1000/year for a full-time student and up to $500/year for a part-time student
  • Deadline for Church Matching Scholarship Intent Form is June 15
  • More information on the Church Matching Scholarship policy (click here)
  • Church Matching Intent Form (click here)

International Scholarship

No application necessary – international awards are automatically offered on a rolling basis during the application process and are annual awards if a student remains in good standing. 

  • Awarded to students from countries other than the U.S. on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and mission
  • Up to 10 percent of tuition

Endowed Scholarship

Endowed scholarships are money gifted by donors and given specific scholarship criteria. The Endowed Scholarship Application is made available to the student body each January.

Endowed Scholarship Application (click here)

Government Grants

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is available to students with financial need. This grant is awarded based on a formula established by the Federal Government based on family financial information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is for students with exceptional need who also have received the Federal Pell Grant. Funds for FSEOG are very limited.

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)
Illinois residents are considered for this need-based grant, which applies only to tuition and fees (room and board not included). The application deadline for MAP varies from year to year due to funding. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after filing begins in October for enrollment the following year. Click HERE for further information.