Schaeffer Scholarship

Louisiana College is passionately devoted to the intersection of faith and learning through academic instruction and spiritual and cultural events each semester. We recently redesigned the format of the Schaeffer scholarship requirements to more closely align with this focus. As a result, we have selected John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle's 2020 book A Student's Guide to Culture for Schaeffer students to read. Their approach centers on how Christians today can understand and influence culture, covering foundational topics like worldview, dangerous undercurrents of our culture, and even practical chapters devoted to cultural challenges we currently face.

Students will now access the required scholarship materials through Canvas after making an official application for the scholarship on the school's website. Students will view videos from four of our LC professors who teach through the book's content. Each section of the book has a required quiz and then a final reflective essay is written to synthesize the material. We are convinced that this new approach will help prospective students not only expand their thinking about how Christians should interact with culture but also prepare them for the faith-infused instruction they will receive at Louisiana College.

 

See full press release HERE.

Guidelines & Information

Students who desire to earn the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship need to gain approval through the Dean of the School of Missions and Ministries by submitting this preapproval form. Failure to get preapproval will result in the student not being eligible to apply for the scholarship.

If the student is granted the scholarship, he/she must attend 10 BCM services each semester of the academic year, attend all C3 events (2 per semester), attend the Values and Ethics Conference in the Fall Semester, and the God in the Workplace Conference in the Spring Semester. Failure to complete these expectations will result in one semester of probation, where the student has the opportunity to make up missed service events and complete the required events for the current semester.

Award Amount: $1,250 per semester for eight semesters (up to $10,000).

Eligibility: Open to all incoming students who have completed the scholarship requirements. If the student is granted the scholarship, he/she will attend 10 BCM services each semester of the academic year, attend all C3 events (2 per semester), attend the Values and Ethics Conference in the Fall Semester, and the God in the Workplace Conference in the Spring Semester. Failure to complete these expectations will result in one semester of probation, where the student has the opportunity to make up missed service events and complete the required events for the current semester.

Getting started:

  1. You will need to purchase and read through the A Student’s Guide to Culture, then complete the items listed in the weekly overview in Canvas. (ISBN-13: 9780830778775) Audiobook version available HERE.
  2. Log in to our online classroom platform from a desktop or laptop computer using the Google Chrome browser: https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/DDDF4H

Deadline to complete the course and all of the course requirements: July 15, 2022.

 

ISBN-13:	9780830778775