Student Scholarships

All Scholarships below are for classes beginning Spring of 2018.

Lubbock Christian University awards academic scholarships to beginning freshmen based on ACT or SAT score. Transfer students are awarded based on cumulative transfer grade point average. 

You must be a full-time student to receive an academic scholarship. These scholarships may stack on top of any federal and state grants for which you may qualify. Graduating seniors who are not enrolled full-time during their final semester at LCU will receive a prorated scholarship based upon hours of enrollment.  Award amount will not exceed total cost of tuition for the semester.

There are a few special programs you might be eligible for that would prohibit stacking of scholarships. For example, a student on an athletic scholarship or a student receiving a tuition discount would not be eligible to stack scholarships.

Male citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18 through 25 years old must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System to be eligible for federal student loans and grants. Under the most recent Senate bill, women turning 18 on or after January 1, 2018 must also register for Selective Service. Men and women may register at any post office, or register now on-line.

There are many other types of financial assistance, (Spanish version).

LCU Grants and Student Success Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are available to qualified beginning students. Awarding begins in October of the senior year of high school.

Be sure to submit the required forms early so that your awards can be locked-in as funding levels for some programs are limited.

Qualifying for Grants and Scholarships

  • All grants and scholarship awards are contingent upon unconditional acceptance into LCU.
  • Qualification is based on your ACT Composite or SAT Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores.
  • You must be enrolled full-time to receive grant or scholarship awards.
  • Grants and scholarship awards are renewable for up to five years as long as you maintain the required full-time enrollment status and cumulative GPA.
  • Student Success Scholarships range from $5,500 to $11,000 per year and increase by $500 each year if you maintain the required GPA and full-time status during the academic year (consecutive fall and spring semesters).
  • Eligibility for awards is reviewed annually.

Applying for Grants and Scholarships

All applicants must submit the following forms:

For the LCU office of admissions:

  • Completed application for admission
  • A three-year transcript from high school
  • ACT or SAT score

For the LCU Financial Assistance Office:

  • State of Legal residency Form
  • LCU Financial Assistance Application
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if seeking to receive grants, loans, and work-study

See If You Qualify For A Variety Of Scholarships

You may automatically qualify for LCU Grant Program or Student Success Scholarships.

  • Students who score ACT 22/SAT 1020/SAT (2016) 1110 are eligible for the Student Success Scholarship
  • Students who score ACT 27/SAT 1210/SAT (2016) 1290 are eligible for the Honors College and the Honors Scholarships

Various LCU Scholarships

  • All students receiving any form of financial aid are required to complete LCU's financial aid application process.
  • Recipients of LCU scholarships must be full-time students.
  • Maximum LCU scholarship award may not exceed full tuition.
  • Scholarships are awarded for fall and spring only.
  • Scholarships may be available for up to five years. See Scholarship detail regarding the limit to the number of years of eligibility.
  • LCU reserves the right to combine scholarships in the manner most beneficial to the student, as well as the university.

Children's Home Discount +

There is a 50% tuition discount for full-time students who were under the care of a children's home during the past year. You may use this discount for up to 4 years. This discount cannot be combined with any other LCU awards. You must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA. To apply, please send verification of your stay at the children's home to the Financial Assistance Office.

Christian School/Academy Discount +

There is a 25% tuition discount for dependent, full-time students whose parent works full-time at a Christian school or academy. This discount may be combined with other institutionally funded scholarships, except athletic awards and the Bible Scholarship. The Christian School/Academy must be accredited with the state for levels K-12. This discount may be used up to 5 years. The student's parent must continue to work full-time at a Christian school or academy. The student must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50. To apply, send verification of parent's full-time employment to the Financial Assistance Office.

Christian School Graduate Scholarship +

Any full-time beginning freshman student who graduates from a private Christian school will receive a $500 scholarship per year for up to 5 years. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Foreign Missionary Discount +

There is a 50% tuition discount for dependent, full-time students whose parents are currently living and working full-time in a foreign mission field. You may use this discount up to 5 years. This discount cannot be combined with any other LCU awards. Your parents must continue to work in the mission field, and you must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA. To apply, send verification of work in a foreign mission field (e.g. a letter from the supporting church in the United States) to the Financial Assistance Office.

Home School Graduate Scholarship +

Any full-time beginning freshman student who has graduated from a home school program can receive a $500 scholarship per year for up to 5 years. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Honors Scholarship +

The Honors Scholarship is available to both beginning freshmen and transfer students. Full-time beginning freshmen with an ACT score of at least 27 or SAT (critical reading and math) score of 1210 or SAT (2016) score of 1290 or higher may apply for the Honors Scholarship. Transfer students must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.40 and have been in an Honors Program at their previous school. Scholarships amounts are determined by Dr. Patty and may be renewed up to 5 years. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4. A signed participation contract is required. Please contact Dr. Stacy Patty for information (806-720-7652).

LCU Grant Program +

These scholarships are awarded to new full-time students based on previous scholastic performance. You must maintain a required cumulative GPA to keep the award. Beginning freshman - graduated from high school but has not attended college. (Dual credit, college credit earned while attending high school, or college credit earned in the summer immediately after high school graduation will not disqualify a student from being considered a beginning freshman.) Transfer - attempted college for at least one long semester after graduating from high school.

LCU Student Success Scholarships +

This award follows the same description and requirements of the LCU Grant Program with one addition. Students will receive a $500 per year increase if they maintain the minimum required GPA and full-time status during the academic year (consecutive fall and spring semesters). The scholarship increase is limited to 4 years.

National Merit Scholarship +

This scholarship is determined by the National Merit Corporation and is awarded in the spring of your senior year of high school. Please send the Financial Assistance Office a copy of your certificate. Full-time students may receive this award for up to 5 years. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 Award amounts:
Finalist - full tuition
Semi-finalist - $2,000/year
Commendation - $500/year

Sister School Discount +

There is a 50% tuition discount for full-time students whose parent works full-time at a sister college or university. This discount may be used up to 5 years. This discount cannot be combined with any other LCU awards. Your parent must continue to work full-time at a sister college or university, and you must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA. To apply, send verification of your parent's full-time employment to the Financial Assistance Office.

South Plains College Graduate Scholarship

LCU is closing the gap in tuition costs with competing universities, making a private, Christian education affordable for you. As a graduate of South Plains College and a newly enrolled LCU student, you could qualify for $6,500 - $10,500 per year in grants and scholarships.

Your SPC associate degree qualifies you for an automatic $3,500 scholarship each year. The associate’s degree must be earned upon separation from SPC.  To be eligible for the award, students must be enrolled full-time and must sign a scholarship agreement form.  Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50.  The scholarship may be combined with other institutionally funded scholarships, except for athletic awards. 

Academic scholarships range from $3,000 - $7,000 for a college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

You may also qualify for the need-based Texas Tuition Equalization Grant. This is an estimated $3,364 per year grant awarded to Texas residents attending private colleges. Application is automatic and eligibility is determined through FAFSA.

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additional opportunities

Bible Scholarship +

LCU awards a $6000 per year tuition scholarship for Bible Majors. This scholarship is a fall/spring only award up to 5 years, and student must be full-time. Please get a “Bible Scholarships Agreement Form” from the Financial Assistance Office and submit it in order for the scholarship to be processed. needs a copy of the "Bible Scholarship Agreement Form" before the scholarship can be processed. See "Bible Scholarship Agreement Form" for details. The Bible Scholarship will stack with any academic and honors scholarships.

Best Friends Scholarship +

Best Friends is an a-cappella vocal group made up of LCU students. Scholarship for participating in Best Friends:

$3,500 per year

Scholarship is for fall/spring ONLY

Must be full-time

Financial Assistance Office needs contract from the Director of Best Friends before processing scholarship.

Best Friends Scholarship will stack with other institutional awards, including discounts, up to amount of tuition charges.

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

Camp Counselor Scholarship +

Various scholarships are available for Camp Counselors.

The scholarship is good for fall/spring ONLY.

Must be full-time.

Must be pre-approved through the Summer Camp Office before serving as a camp counselor.

Financial Assistance Office needs "Camp Counselor Agreement Form" from the Summer Camp Office before the scholarship can be processed.

See "Camp Counselor Agreement Form" for details.

Camp Counselor Scholarship will stack with other institutional awards, including discounts, up to the amount of tuition charges.

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum.

Must be a full-time student during the spring semester prior to being a camp counselor

Chorus Scholarships +

Various scholarships are available to students who participate in chorus groups:Chamber Singers, Forte, Praise, Symphonic Band

Scholarship is for fall/spring ONLY

Must be full-time

Financial assistance office needs verification from appropriate chorus director

Chorus Scholarships will stack with institutional aid, including discounts, up to the amount of tuition charges.

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

Family Member Credit +

$500 per year scholarships are available for students who have immediate family members who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at LCU

Scholarship is good for fall/spring ONLY (up to 5 years)

Both students must be full-time

Financial Assistance Office needs verification of family members attending LCU before scholarship will be processed

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

Grandparent Scholarship +

$1,000 per semester scholarship for the grandchild of a person that worked for LCU for 20 years or more

Must qualify for unconditional admission (18 ACT/860 SAT/950 SAT (2016)).

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

Must be full-time

Grandparent Scholarship will stack with discounts up to cost of tuition

Legacy Scholarship +

$500 per year scholarship for dependent students of alumni

Scholarship is good for fall/spring ONLY, up to five years

Must be full-time

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

At least one parent/guardian must be an LCU alumnus (graduate)

Financial Assistance needs the Legacy Scholarship Verification Form before scholarship will be processed. Please visit with Admissions to obtain the Legacy Verification Form.

Legacy Scholarship will stack with discounts up to cost of tuition.

Trainer Scholarships +

Scholarship award amount determined by Athletic Trainer for participating in the trainer program

Scholarship is for fall/spring ONLY

Must be full-time

Financial Assistance Office needs approval from the Athletic Office before scholarships will be processed

Trainer Scholarship will stack with other institutional awards, including discounts, up to the amount of tuition charges.

Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 minimum

Federal and State Grant Opportunities

Federal Pell Grant

This grant is only available to undergraduate students. The award amount is determined by the federal government and is based upon the information reported on the FAFSA. The federal government has limited the number of semesters for which you may receive a Pell Grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

This grant is only available to undergraduate students. The award amount is determined by the student's financial need and the availability of the funds at the school.

Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

This state funded need-based grant is available to undergraduate students who are Texas residents. The award amount is determined by the student's financial need and the availability of the funds at the school. Students receiving athletic scholarships or students enrolled in a theological degree program are not eligible for this grant.

Grants Award Chart

  • Pell Grant (need-based) - $5,815 max per year
  • SEOG (need-based) - $1,000 max per year
  • TEG (must be Texas resident) - $3,364 max per year

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