Missions ScholarshipsMissions Scholarships & Programs 

One of the primary ways Liberty University supports the work of missionary families around the world is by offering tuition assistance to their children. Aid is offered to the children of missionaries serving with Liberty-approved mission agencies. 

Missionary Scholarship

The Missionary Kid Scholarship (MK Scholarship), established for new students beginning erollment in the spring 2015 semester or later, is available exclusively for children of missionaries. College-age children enrolling at Liberty University may apply for the MK Scholarship if their parents are currently serving on a foreign mission field outside of the United States with a Liberty approved organization. 

To be eligible:

  • You must be a U.S. citizens or legally adopted, eligible non-citizens
  • You must apply for standard aid through the FAFSA and VTAG application as applicable
  • Be a new undergraduate resident student beginning first-time enrollment
  • Maintain full-time consecutive enrollment
  • Maintain Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress
  • Must be a "dependent" under 24 years old
  • 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 priority deadline of February 28 before the first/freshman year

Items to note:

  • The MK Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students and is highly competitive
  • You can receive the missionary scholarship and use New Student Book Dollars
  • You are required to live on campus all four years of enrollment
  • Funding provided to you by your missions organization does not take away from your MK Scholarship award
  • Financial Aid awards and outside aid could affect how much you receive

Award Amount

Under the MK Scholarship, Liberty will provide a full or partial tuition scholarship per academic year (less other federal, state, and Liberty institutional gift assistance; room, board and fees are not included) disbursed over the four consecutive years of your bachelor’s degree. Award amounts are determined after considering the applicant’s academic merit, financial need, and essay response.

Submit Application

To submit an application, connect with your agency to verify that your sending agency is pre-qualified. Contact mkscholarship@liberty.edu to learn more about eligibility requirements.

The application deadline for the 2017-18 academic year has passed.

Applications are due by February 28 for priority consideration for the fall semester.

Apply to be an Approved Organization

Evangelical mission sending organizations meeting the theological and financial accountability standards set forth by Liberty may apply to be part of this program by submitting an application. Organizational applications are evaluated and approved on a regular basis, usually it takes 3-6 months until a decision is made. Please email mkscholarship@liberty.edu to receive more information and an application.


LU Serve International Loan Repayment Program

With the goal of getting more graduates to the field more quickly, Liberty University alumni have the opportunity to participate in the LU Serve International Loan Repayment Program. This program will pay up to 20% per year of the balance of federal student loans (for up to $30,000 per individual) for those graduates who meet the program’s qualifications, which include at a minimum acceptance into an evangelical sending agency moving towards field placement for long-term service. Payments will begin under this program once you are on the field.

Any Liberty University alumnus who intends on serving overseas is welcome to apply, but applicants are encouraged to use this opportunity to focus their service on an unreached/unengaged people group, the translation of the Bible in a language in which it has never been before, or service within the 10/40 window or among immigrant populations from the 10/40 window (the area between the 10th and 40th parallels, which represents the least Christian part of the world).

Students who majored or minored in Global Studies will be prioritized, but all applicants should demonstrate proactive engagement with a sending agency prior to graduation. 

Apply

Email LU Serve International at LoanRepayment@Liberty.edu to receive an application.

Applicants are considered twice a year by LU Serve International before recommendations are made to the Financial Aid Office for a compliance review and final approval. The review requires that students not be delinquent or in default on any federal student loans.

Once Approved:

We will then assist in coordinating the documentation of this benefit by working with the missions agency. The agency will work with you through their regular candidate approval process.


International Mission Board IMB Discount (LU Online)

Liberty University Online provides a tuition discount program for Liberty graduates who are enrolled in the online Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) program and who have Journeyman status with the IMB.  This program provides 100% tuition to eligible students. Students are responsible to pay for the $50 administrative fee. For more details, please visit www.liberty.edu/scholarships.