Recognized for spiritual leadership.

The Pastor's Scholarship is a nomination-based new student scholarship program. Pastors and youth pastors are invited to nominate an incoming freshman or transfer student who has:

  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity.
  • The capacity to contribute to a "spiritually contagious" environment at Cornerstone.
  • Exhibited strong academic credentials.
  • Participated actively within their church and community.
  • Desires to be an influence in the world for Christ.

Student Eligibility

The following qualifications must be met in order for a student to be eligible for the Pastor's Scholarship:

  • Nominated. Each student must be nominated by a pastor or youth pastor currently on staff within a church. Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 15.
  • Accepted. Nominated students must be accepted for admission for the upcoming fall semester no later than Dec. 20.
  • Academic Criteria. Students must also meet the minimum academic admissions requirements and meet or exceed at least one of the following academic criteria:
    • 3.4 high school G.P.A. or 3.2 college G.P.A.
    • 1200 SAT total or 25 ACT composite score.
  • Resume. Finally, all students must submit the nominated student resume form by Jan. 5. Forms will be emailed to students once their nomination has been processed.
  • FAFSA. It's recommended that each student file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 20, but it is not required for this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Nominations Due: Dec. 15 (5 p.m.)
  • Accepted to Cornerstone: Dec. 20
  • Resumes Due: Jan. 5
  • Confirm Scholarship Acceptance: May 1

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Nominate a Student

Thank you for your interest in nominating a student for the Pastor's Scholarship! We are not currently accepting nominations for the 2019-20 academic year.