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Official Rules

Open only to eligible legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have not previously attended Liberty University’s Residential Program. Void in jurisdictions where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. This event is governed by the laws of Virginia and is open only to persons who are in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of entry and during their participation.

If under the age of eighteen (18), entrant must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent to participate.


The sponsor and operator of this contest for the CFAW Essay Scholarship (“Contest”) is Liberty University, Inc., located at 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515 (“Sponsor”).  The Sponsor is solely responsible for its administration and fulfillment.

  • Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the contest.
  • Sponsor may be reached by email at during the contest period.

Entry Period

This Contest begins on September 19, 2024, at 3 p.m. EST and ends on Sept 21, 2024, at 3 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).

  • Limit one (1) entry per person.
  • Winner(s) must pay the standard fees associated with enrolling at Liberty University to use the awarded prize scholarship.
  • Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the contest.
  • By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules contain grants of rights, and contain releases of claims and other rights.
  • This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

How to Enter

You must register and attend the September 2024 College For A Weekend event to qualify to participate in the Contest. You must also have an application for a residential undergraduate program and an Enrollment Deposit on file to be eligible to enter this Contest. Enter the Contest by submitting a 50-280 character essay detailing how a scholarship to Liberty University will help you change the world for Christ (“Essay”). Your Essay will be judged using the criteria outlined in the Official Grading Rubric, which is available online. The Essay must be submitted through the survey link (made available at that will open at 3 p.m. on September 19, 2024. Your Essay must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, September 21, 2024. Be creative and concise; the winners will be announced Monday, September 23, 2024.


All persons must meet all of the following qualifications to enter the contest:

  • Must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia.
  • Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. If under the age of eighteen (18) at time of entry, entrant must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent to participate.
  • Must be a high school Second-Semester sophomore, junior, senior, recent high school graduate, or transfer student.
  • Must submit the Essay via the survey link by 3 p.m. EST on September 21, 2024.
  • Must be an applicant of Liberty University for a residential undergraduate program and have submitted the Enrollment Deposit.
  • Winner(s) must pay the standard fees associated with enrolling at Liberty University to use the awarded prize scholarship and attend full-time as a residential undergraduate student.
  • You must register for and attend the September 2024 College For A Weekend Event.
  • Must be present in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of entry during their participation
  • Must not engage in any action that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines to be an attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practice or by annoying, abusing, threatening, or harassing any other participant or the Sponsor.

Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below and as determined solely by Sponsor.

Governing Law

This event is governed by the laws of Virginia. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and/or enforceability of these official rules shall be governed by the law of Virginia.


Four (4) winners will each win one (1) tuition scholarship for $2,000 to be applied toward the tuition cost of attending Liberty University’s Residential Undergraduate Program (the “Prize”). The Prize will be applied by the Sponsor to the winner’s student account at Liberty University. The total value of all prizes offered in the Contest is $8,000.

  • Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted by winner.
  • The Prize must be used by the winner to pay for tuition expenses (according to the General Scholarship Rule) related to the winner’s attendance in Liberty University’s residential undergraduate program, entering between Spring 2025- Spring 2027 semesters.
  • Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason.
  • The odds of winning the Contest depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
  • Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded.
  • Because the prize is a scholarship to Liberty University, it is only valuable to those who are applying or planning to apply to Liberty University.
  • Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply.
  • Unless otherwise prohibited by these Official Rules, the Contest is open to legal residents of the United States.
  • All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  • Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Winner Selection

The potential winners of the Contest will be evaluated according to the Official Grading Rubric and selected from among all eligible entries received throughout the Contest Period. The potential winners will be evaluated and selected on Monday, September 23, 2024, by the Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Judges will be either: (1) Resident Enrollment administration and/or staff; or (2) Stakeholders of the Sponsor who have significant experience in student recruitment.

Winner Notification

Sponsor will notify the winner on or about September 23, 2024, via phone call and email using the telephone number and email provided by the entrant when registering for the September 2024 CFAW.

Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive phone number(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner’s failure to adequately monitor their phone(s). Any winner notification by phone that is not answered may result in prize forfeiture.

Right to Use Winner’s Name, Likeness, and Biographical Information

Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Contest and accepting the prize, the winner grants to Sponsor, Liberty University, their respective affiliates, successors and assigns, and others that Sponsor may designate from time to time, the unconditional right, license, and permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, on a royalty-free basis, without further compensation or right of approval, in order to publicize the Contest and for any other promotional, advertising, publicity, or trade purpose.


Any personal information supplied by entrant will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor.

Limitation of Liability

Neither Sponsor or its corporate partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest assumes responsibility for:

  • Any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions;
  • Any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction, or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest;
  • Any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers, or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest;
  • Inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof;
  • Suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or
  • Any injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download of any materials in the Contest.

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, a force majeure event, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest in whole or in part.

In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total prize value as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and released entities shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Contest.



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