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Missions Scholarships & Programs

Missions Scholarships

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 enrollment 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. citizen or legally adopted, eligible non-citizen
  • Be a new undergraduate resident student beginning first-time enrollment
  • You must apply for standard aid through the FAFSA and VTAG application as applicable
  • 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 deadline of March 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 applicants

Items to note:

  • The MK Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students and is highly competitive
  • 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
  • You can receive the missionary scholarship and use New Student Book Dollars

Award Amount

Under the MK Scholarship, Liberty will provide a full 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 first to verify that your sending agency is pre-qualified. Contact mkscholarship@liberty.edu for additional questions about eligibility requirements.

  • The Fall 2020 MK Scholarship application is now available for completion. The application deadline for Fall 2020 is March 1, 2020. If you are interested in applying for the Fall 2020 MK Scholarship, be sure to connect with your agency first to verify that your sending agency is pre-qualified. Contact mkscholarship@liberty.edu for additional questions about eligibility requirements. 

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 LUServeInternational@liberty.edu to receive more information and an application.

LU Serve International Loan Repayment Program

The Loan Repayment Program is an effort to partner with student-professionals who intend on working and serving internationally, long-term after graduation. From vocational ministry work efforts or serving in humanitarian aid to utilizing their job skill set to gain access to difficult places – Liberty University seeks to partner with graduates everywhere in order to spread the Gospel through a variety of means. It is our hope to empower students with vision, inspire with passion, and to equip with skills that enable the use of their degree for service to the world.

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, difficult or unique access places, service within the 10/40 window, or among the least-reached populations from the 10/40 window.

This program designates the repayment total that will be covered on the student loans, but the monies will be disbursed 20% per year for 5 years until the committed balance is completed. If at any point the applicant leaves the field prior to the 5 years all funds committed will be relinquished. For those graduates who meet the program’s qualifications and are approved, payments will begin as soon as they are on the field.

Applicants are considered twice a year by LU Serve International before recommendations are made to the University’s Enrollment Management division for a compliance review and final approval.  The review requires that students not be delinquent or in default on any federal student loans and that they keep consistent communication as we reach out throughout the year with updates, encouragements, and requests.

If you would like to receive an application contact LU Serve International via email at LoanRepayment@Liberty.edu.

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.

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