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Kerusso Scholarship

a $4,000 scholarship for men who are called to preach

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Spiritual Leader Scholarship$1,000

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior who has displayed a heart for God in his faithfulness to the Lord's work in the areas of service and soulwinning. This scholarship can be applied for with the recommendation of your pastor or principal. One student per graduating class of a school or church youth group may receive this scholarship. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250 per semester for the student’s first four semesters.

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Academic Excellence Scholarship$1,000

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior who has consistently excelled in academics. Students who have maintained a GPA of 3.75 or higher in high school and who graduate as Valedictorian or Salutatorian of his graduating class of six or more may apply. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250 per semester for the student’s first four semesters.

Achievement Test Scholarship$2,000

Students achieving a minimum ACT composite score of 25 or a minimum composite SAT score of 1210 are eligible to receive this scholarship. (The SAT composite is the total of the math score and the highest of the critical reading and the writing scores.) Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250.00 per semester for the student’s four-year undergraduate program. This scholarship is not available to transfer students.​

Victory Scholarship$1,000

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior who has exhibited tremendous character and faithfulness through difficulty in his high school years. This scholarship can be applied for with a pastor's or principal's recommendation. One student per graduating class of a school or church youth group may receive this scholarship. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250 per semester for the student’s first four semesters.

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Heritage Scholarship$500

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior whose home pastor is a graduate of WCBC. This scholarship can be applied for with the recommendation of your pastor.

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Patriot's Scholarship$8,000

Students who have been honorably discharged from United States military service are eligible for this scholarship. A certificate of release or discharge from active duty (form DD214) must be presented by the applicant. Spouses of full-time students who qualify for this scholarship are entitled to one free class per semester; however, all fees will apply. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $1,000 per semester of the student’s four-year undergraduate program.

Music Scholarship$1,000

This scholarship is available upon Pastoral recommendation to a graduating senior who is a faithful member and vital participant in his local church music ministry. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250 per semester for the student’s first four semesters in the music concentration program. This scholarship is not available to transfer students.

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Christian Worker's Scholarship$8,000

This undergraduate scholarship is awarded to single, dependent students between the ages of 17 and 23 for young men and between the ages of 17 and 25 for young ladies. Qualification is based on both the student’s head-of-household being in full-time, like-minded faith and practice Christian ministry, and that family’s primary source of income coming from ministry employment. This scholarship is pro-rated on the basis of need and has a maximum benefit of $1,000 toward the tuition cost for each semester up to four years. Eligibility will be validated each semester.

Alumni Scholarship$1,000

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior who has a parent who has graduated from WCBC. If the primary source of income from the household is from full-time Christian ministry, the student should apply for the Christian worker’s scholarship. Those who qualify will receive a discount of up to $250 per semester for the student’s first four semesters.

Barnabas Scholarship$1,500

This scholarship is sponsored by a Christian layman and is awarded at graduation to five students who are entering their sophomore or higher year of college who have a positive testimony on campus and have displayed excellence in academics, faithfulness in soulwinning, and a desire to encourage others. At the request of the sponsor, each recipient must also commit to invest financially, after his or her own graduation, in future WCBC students as the Lord leads and provides. This scholarship may be awarded in addition to any of the other scholarships listed on this page.

Science Education Scholarship$1,000

One undergraduate student entering his or her junior or senior year may receive this scholarship. To be eligible, the student must be pursuing a four-year education degree with a proficiency in science and be planning to teach in a Christian school after graduation. The student must also have a 3.0 GPA or better at the time of the award and display a positive testimony on campus. This scholarship may be awarded in addition to any of the other scholarships listed on this page.

Athletic Scholarship$1,500

This scholarship has a maximum benefit of $1,500 per semester and will be applied at the time the second installment is due. If a recipient reaches level three campusing due to disciplinary infractions or fails to maintain a consistent Christian service record s/he will forfeit the scholarship for the same semester. All general scholarship requirements listed above also apply to the Athletic Scholarship. Athletic scholarships are awarded on a year-by-year basis and the amount is determined by the Administration and Athletic Department. Recipients must reapply each academic year and have a signed Athletic Scholarship Contract on file before the second installment due date of each relevant semester. This scholarship is only offered to full-time students who are enrolled in the One Year Bible program, a four-year bachelor’s degree program, or a master’s degree program and who are recommended to the administration by the head coach. To apply, students must submit the scholarship application available at the website listed above by August 15th for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semesters. Recipients will be informed of an award by letter from the Executive Vice President.

Private Scholarshipsvaries

West Coast Baptist College had chosen not to accept government funding. However, many students have received privately funded scholarships. These funds are given to students who meet eligibility requirements on an individual basis.

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General Requirements for All Scholarships

  1. Students may only receive one scholarship.
  2. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the previous semester to retain these scholarships. Failure to meet the GPA requirement will cause the student to lose the scholarship for a semester. Students who restore their GPA to 2.5 for an entire semester will then be eligible to reapply for this scholarship in the following semester.
  3. Students must complete their semester to earn the scholarship.
  4. Scholarships are only available to single, full-time, on-campus students, except for the Patriot's Scholarship.
  5. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors except for the Patriot’s Scholarship.
  6. Current WCBC students or transfer students are not eligible except for the Christian Worker’s Scholarship.
  7. Scholarships do not apply to audited, online, or interim courses.
  8. Scholarships only apply to undergraduate programs and the one-year-Bible program.
  9. Applications for all scholarships are due on or before the first day of classes of the semester in which the scholarship is used.
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