About the $10,000 Scholarship Competition

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes."-Romans 1:16

With every person who lives unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the world is changed.

How are you changing the world?

If you are a high school junior or senior, tell us in 500-1,500 words how you are living unashamed for Christ in your school, your neighborhood, your city, or around the world. Submit your essay through the link above and then plan to join us on Liberty’s campus for College For A Weekend, (CFAW) Sept. 20-23, 2018. You’ll present your essay in front of a panel, and you could win a $10,000 scholarship.

What is CFAW?

College For A Weekend (CFAW) is an unforgettable opportunity for you to experience authentic Christian college life at Liberty’s campus in Central Virginia. You’ll attend classes that interest you, stay in a residence hall, and check out Convocation, a platform where some of the nation’s greatest thought leaders, culture leaders, and industry leaders come to speak throughout the year.

Unashamed competitors must attend CFAW in order to participate.


  • 500 word minimum, 1500 word maximum.


  • How you led a classmate to the Lord
  • How you shared your testimony at an FCA group, small group or to friend, family member or stranger
  • A recent missions trip or outreach locally, nationally, or abroad

September 2017 Unashamed Winner

Michaya McMillian
Lynchburg, Virginia


  • You must register for and attend CFAW
  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • You must submit paper by 11:59 p.m. EST, Saturday, September 15, 2018

Void in Colorado, Maryland, Puerto Rico, any U.S. territories or provinces, and where restricted or prohibited by law. No purchase necessary.


  • Unashamed Paper Submissions will open April 11th, 2018

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

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Please be advised: The winner does not have to accept the Unashamed scholarship. The winner is solely responsible for any tax consequences of accepting the Unashamed scholarship. There are no substitutions allowed for the Unashamed scholarship.