Missionary Kid Scholarship

Award: Partial or full tuition per academic year (less other federal, state, and Liberty institutional gift assistance; room, board, and fees not included) disbursed over four consecutive years of a bachelor’s degree

Eligibility:

  • Must be a new resident undergraduate full-time consecutively enrolled degree seeking student.
  • Must be accepted to Liberty University prior to January 28, 2022.
  • Must submit an official signed letter from the mission agency confirming missionary status and field placement by the January 28, 2022 deadline.
  • Must be beginning first enrollment at Liberty, including transfer students.
    • If you have earned college credit through an accredited institution during high school, prior to attending Liberty University, you may still apply for the MK Scholarship.
  • Must be a dependent under 24 years old.
  • Parent(s) must be serving full-time on a foreign mission field, not in the United States, (or on an approved furlough of 1 year or less) in good standing with an approved, participating agency.
  •  Must submit an official signed letter from the mission agency confirming the missionary status and field placement (or approved furlough of 1 year or less) by the application deadline before their first/freshman year.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or federally defined eligible non-citizen. Legally adopted non-citizens who meet all other applicable criteria may appeal for eligibility.
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) application, if applicable.
  • Must live on campus all four years of enrollment.
  • Must contribute spiritually, academically, missionally, through fellowship and conduct themselves in a way which is aligned with the Code of Conduct which includes proactively serving during Missions events and participating with the Third Culture Kid (TCK) Group.
  • Must complete an application authorizing Liberty to confirm the missionary parent/s status in subsequent years and will be reviewed annually for continued eligible status of the MK Scholarship.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 each semester while attending Liberty University in order to continue to receive the MK Scholarship.
  • Must maintain Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress and remain in good standing with the University.
  • Recipients are expected to contribute spiritually, academically, and missionally, through fellowship, and conduct themselves in a way which is aligned with the Code of Conduct. This includes mandatory participation in the MK Scholars program through attending MK Connect Class and developmental activities, attendance and involvement in Campus Community, and proactively serving in various opportunities through the Office of Spiritual Development.

Additional Award Information: The Fall 2022 MK Scholarship application deadline of January 28th has now passed. Additional details about Liberty’s Missions Programs & Scholarships are provided here.

National Merit

Award:

  • Finalist – 100% tuition scholarship (after subtracting other non-loan* aid such as institutional aid, FSEOG, VTAG, etc.), room (all tiers) & board (standard meal plan) per year for up to four consecutive academic years.
  • Semi-finalist – 100% tuition scholarship (after subtracting other non-loan aid* such as institutional aid, FSEOG, VTAG, etc.) per year for up to four consecutive academic years.
  • Commended – 100% tuition scholarship (after subtracting other non-loan aid* such as institutional aid,  FSEOG, VTAG, etc.) per year for up to four consecutive academic years.

Eligibility:

  • Must show National Merit Certificate and be in Honors Program to receive the scholarship.
  • Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

Additional Award Information: *Federal Pell Grant is not factored into the calculation for this scholarship. If a recipient of a National Merit award is also awarded a stipend through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the stipend is stacked onto the awards listed above. The National Merit awards are limited in the number of each scholarship offered per year and are highly competitive.

Phi Theta Kappa

Award: $1,000 per year for up to four years

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa and have proof of membership
  • Transfer directly to Liberty University from the school at which they were inducted into PTK with a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher

Additional Award Information: Please send applicable documentation to [email protected]

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

Award: 100% tuition only scholarship (after subtracting other non-loan financial aid such as institutional aid, Pell, FSEOG, VTAG, etc.) per year for up to four consecutive academic years.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a cumulative un-weighted high school GPA of 3.50 AND a 1350+ SAT score (evidence-based reading/writing and math only) or a composite 29+ ACT
  • A school administrator must verify that the applicant is ranked as either 1st or 2nd in their class. Students attending schools who do not provide class ranks are not eligible to receive this award.
    • Approved School Administrators are as follows:
      • For homeschool students: parent or guardian, supervising principal, or co-op official
      • For public/private school students: school principal or guidance counselor
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 each semester while attending Liberty University in order to continue to receive the scholarship
  • Must directly enroll at Liberty University the following fall semester after graduating from high school
  • Student must live in an on-campus residence hall for the first academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) of enrollment at Liberty University
  • All Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship Applications must have been received by April 1. No late applications will be accepted. The Admissions Office in conjunction with the Liberty University Scholarship Committee will conduct periodic reviews of all applicants and begin awarding scholarships to qualified candidates as early as February. Students will be notified via email upon being awarded the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship. Selected recipients must complete Financial Check-In by April 15 or they forfeit the scholarship to another qualified student. 
  • For new resident undergraduate students only. Current students who did not receive this scholarship upon matriculation are not eligible.

Additional Award Information: This scholarship is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters. All applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] Applications received by regular postal mail will not be considered.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. The Valedictorian/Salutatorian program awards a limited number of scholarships per year and is highly competitive. Recipients are not eligible for the New Student Book Dollars award.

Virginia Scholarship

Award: $1,500 per year for up to four years

Eligibility:

  • Must be a legal, domiciled resident of the state of Virginia
  • Award does not stack with the Liberty Baptist Fellowship/Liberty Church Network (LBF/LCN) Scholarship

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