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Rawlings Ministry Loan Repayment Program

Rawlings Ministry Loan Repayment Program

The Rawlings Ministry Loan Repayment Program was established to support graduates of Liberty University who have entered full time ministry.  The program will pay up to $30,000 over a 5 year period with a maximum annual payment of $6,000. Only federal student loans obtained while enrolled in a Liberty University School of Divinity undergraduate program of study are eligible for this program. There will be at least one application cycle per year. The annual application deadline is March 1, with notification of results as soon as final decisions are made.

Applicant requirements

  1.  LRP fund awards are limited to qualified graduates of the Rawlings School of Divinity who received a degree from the School of Divinity.  Current or prospective students may be accepted into the program with initial disbursement taking place after the approved applicant has graduated and begun full time ministry.
  2.  Recipients must hold a full-time position as an employee of a local church at the time of disbursement.
  3.  Total award distribution per recipient is $30,000, payable at not more than $6,000 per year.
  4. Only federal student loans obtained while enrolled in a Liberty University School of Divinity undergraduate program of study are eligible for this program.
  5.  All applicants shall submit the following items for review and approval by the Committee:
    1.  The online application available through the Liberty University website.
    2.  A Call to Ministry Statement
    3.  A personal testimony
    4.  A resume
    5.  Applicant’s contact information, including: full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  6. In addition, alumni who are currently employed will submit a signed letter (on church stationary) from the Senior Pastor, Elder, Chairman of Deacons, or similar leading church officer affirming the applicant’s employment and church duties.
  7.  All award recipients must be recertified yearly, identifying any changes in duties or role within the church, to RMLoanRepay@liberty.edu.
  8.  Applicants must sign a statement affirming their rights and responsibilities under the program and media release.

Please email RMLoanRepay@liberty.edu for further questions.

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