The Undergraduate Legacy Scholars Program

SInce it's beginning in 2001, the Legacy Scholars program has provided scholarship support and leadership development to over 300 students.  Today, the Undergraduate Legacy Scholarship program provides merit-based renewable scholarships of up to $9000 annually as well as leadership development opportunities to full-time undergraduate students pursuing an education at colleges or universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition to the scholarship, the program includes two key elements - the Annual Leadership Conference and the Volunteer Leadership Project. Scholarships are "merit-based." so while there is no GPA minimum, academics and course rigor are important.   Generally speaking, applicants should be well-rounded, with a proven track record of academic success, involvement, and leadership roles in their schools and the broader community.


  • College or University Choice - Applicants should be planning to attend or already be attending a college/university that is currently or historically related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as listed in the Annual Yearbook.
  • Attendance Requirements - Applicants must apply as students who, in 2023-24, will be incoming first-year college students (first-year students), sophomores, or juniors and plan to attend full-time for the coming academic year.
  • Ability to Participate in the Leadership Program - Applicants must be able and willing to fully engage in the leadership & service components of the Legacy Scholar Program as outlined in the 2023-2024 Policies and Criteria. This includes, but is not limited to, completing an annual Volunteer Leadership Project and participating in the annual Leadership Development Conference.

Key Information:

  • Policies and Criteria - All applicants must carefully read the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Policies and Criteria.
  • Online Application Portal -  The application can be completed online beginning January 8th, 2024.
  • About The Required Materials 
    • High School Transcripts - For first-time undergraduate applicants: the online application will require an unofficial unweighted high school transcript to be uploaded. Your school(s) must also send an official unweighted high school transcript directly to by no later than the application deadline. 
    • College Transcripts - For all applicants with college credits: the online application will require an unofficial college transcript to be uploaded. Your school must also send an official transcript directly to by no later than the application deadline. 
    • Resume -  Please read the resume guide here for minimum expectations on all undergraduate resume submissions.
    • References - Please allow your three references adequate time to complete your online reference forms. All references are due no later than March 22nd, 2024

Review the online application carefully before submitting as incomplete applications cannot be considered. The online application portal will notify applicants as references are received. However, we cannot inform applicants about if and when official transcripts arrive. However, we encourage you to contact us anytime to ensure your materials have arrived.

Application Process Timelines:

January 8th, 2024  - Applications Available

March 22nd, 2024 - Application Deadline 

March 26th, 2024 - Committee Review Period Begins

April 19th thru 12nd, 2024 - Awardees and Alternates Notified

April 25th, 2024 - Program Agreements Due

If you have questions, please contact