Welcome to the 2022-2023 Application for the Phillips University Legacy Scholarship and Leadership Development Program


The Foundation's Legacy Scholars program offers scholarships and leadership development training to outstanding full-time undergraduate students pursuing a liberal arts education at colleges and universities currently or historically related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).   Scholarship awards, which can be as high as $8,500 per academic year, are based on academic achievement as well as past, present, and potential leadership in their church, community, and academic environments. This year, the application process has moved to an online portal which will be easier and quicker for applicants. Please take note of the information below.


  • Applicants should be planning to attend or already be attending a private college/university that is currently or historically related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  However, the applicant does not have to attend a church related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
  • Scholarships are "merit-based", therefore the applicants should be well-rounded, with evidence provided of academic success, and of leadership roles in the school, faith community, their broader community and beyond.
  • Applicants may apply as incoming first-year students, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
  • Applicants must be willing to comply with the program requirements as outlined in the 2022-2023 Policies and Criteria that include but are not limited to both completion of an annual Volunteer Leadership Project and attendance at the Annual Leadership Development Conference.

Important Information

  • The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, MARCH 23, 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted and incomplete applications cannot be considered.
  • It is important that you read the  2022-2023 Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Development Program Policies and Criteria before starting your application.
  • The application portal is through AwardSpring at pulf.awardspring.com or through the link below. You will need to create a login and password with your primary personal email.
  • Your references will be contacted through the portal and asked to submit their references directly online.
  • The only materials that cannot be submitted through the portal are official transcripts that come by mail or email directly from your high school and/or college. If mailed, official transcripts must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2022. You will be asked to upload a copy of your transcript(s) online. It will be compared with the official upon arrival in the foundation office.


  • Read all of the instructions and the application carefully.
  • Note the résumé guide and the suggested résumé format, and be sure to include everything that is required, including a brief Leadership Summary Statement.
  • If you have questions or concerns, contact our Scholarship Administrator, Tamela Harsha at scholarships@pulf.org or at 580-237-4433.

Click here to learn more about the Legacy Scholar program.