Liberty University

The Big Break

Market Your Imagination

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You have a big idea that will impact the world, and we have the resources to help you make it a reality. Liberty University and the College of Arts & Sciences want to partner with you to impact the world for Christ. If you are a high school junior or senior, you can win a $10,000 scholarship to Liberty by presenting your big idea to a panel of judges during College For A Weekend (CFAW), Nov. 8-11. We have students growing their own clothes and making bestselling storybooks with LEGO illustrations, so the sky is the limit! We want to invest in your education, your future, and your greatest scheme.

Professors from the College of Arts & Sciences, which include professionals in mathematics, history, English, modern languages, FACS, and philosophy, will listen and judge your pitch, and provide you with feedback to help you bring your dream to fruition.

Submissions Due: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. EST

Submission Requirements

  • Briefing

    Create Presentations

    Prepare a 3-5 minute presentation on how and why your idea will pave the way to be a light for Christ in whichever field you choose. (Be prepared for a Q & A!)

  • Presentation

    Submit Brief

    Submit a brief synopsis on your idea in the registration portal below. (We suggest 1-2 pages.)

  • Visual Aid

    Craft Visuals

    Develop any visual materials necessary to best get your idea across. (Prototypes, visual aids, posters, be creative!)

Submission Examples


  • High school juniors or seniors only
  • US citizens only
  • Must register and attend CFAW
  • Open to all future majors
  • The Big Break concludes on November 10, 2018

Next Steps

  • Submit your "The Big Break" synopsis
  • Register for CFAW in November and pay your $50 deposit
  • Develop any visual materials necessary to best get your idea across. (Prototypes, visual aids, posters, etc.)
Void in Colorado, Maryland, Puerto Rico, any U.S. territories or provinces, and where restricted or prohibited by law. No purchase necessary.

Submit Your Work


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If you haven’t already, make sure to Register for the September CFAW and pay your $50 deposit.