All interested applicants should meet the following criteria:

– Resident of Indiana
– Attending member of an Independent Christian Church/Church of Christ in Indiana
– Planned vocation serving within Christian Church/Church of Christ or Mission setting
– Collegiate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
– Attend one of our affiliated colleges/universities full-time (12hr. undergrad, 8hr. grad)
*Other Christian schools may be considered depending on available funds and ministry intent of applicant.


Undergraduate | New Applicants
In addition to the above mentioned qualifications, the following attachments will be required with your application. 

Typed Essay (500-1,000 words) on the topic “Why I desire to serve Christ in a church-related vocation.”
Part 1 – Personal Introduction and background information
Part 2 – Qualifications and Experience
Part 3 – Specific Intention and Goal

Transcript of Grades (if currently in college, include your recent fall semester)

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Minister’s Evaluation Form

Elder/Youth Leader’s Evaluation Form


Graduate | New Applicants
In addition to the above mentioned qualifications, the following attachments will be required with your application.

Typed Essay (500-1,000 words) stating your desire for graduate study

Transcript of Grades

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Letter of Recommendation from a minister

Letter of Recommendation from Eldership at church currently serving

Personal Resume *if not currently employed in a full-time ministry position

Typed Sermon or Article Written for Publication (in religious journal of equivalent) composed by the applicant


Undergraduate & Graduate | Reapplicants
Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, however, previous recipients who maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue to meet the general criteria for eligibility will receive priority consideration for available scholarship dollars. The following attachments will also be required with the reapplication.

Transcript of Grades

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Church Presentation Completed