The Undergraduate Legacy Scholars Program

Since its beginning in 2001, the Legacy Scholars program has provided scholarship support and leadership development to over 300 students.  Today, the program provides merit-based renewable scholarships ranging from $6000 to $9000 annually and leadership development opportunities to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a full-time education at colleges or universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition to the scholarship, the Legacy Scholars program includes two key components - the Annual Leadership Conference and the Volunteer Leadership Project. 

Applications for the new cohort of 2024-2025 PU Legacy Scholars will be available on Monday, January 8th. Apply here.


  • 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 denomination's Annual Yearbook.
  • Attendance - Applicants must apply as students who, in 2024-2025, will be incoming first-year college students (freshmen) and sophomores and who plan to attend full-time for at least the next three academic years with an approximate graduation date of December 2026 or May 2027.
  • Leadership Program - Applicants must be able and willing to participate fully in the Legacy Scholar Program leadership & service components, including but not limited to the Annual Leadership Development Conference and the Volunteer Leadership Project. Please note the annual leadership conference normally occurs from Thursday through Sunday the second weekend in October.

Scholarships are "merit-based," so while there is no GPA minimum, a strong academic record is important, along with outstanding recommendations.  The mission of the Foundation is to develop leaders who will transform the world, so applicants should also show involvement and leadership roles that show a desire to learn, be challenged, and make a positive impact on their campuses or communities. 

Key Details:

  • Program Profile - Review the Program Profile for general eligibility, criteria, and details. 
  • About File Uploads and External Materials 
    • Transcripts - The online application will require an unofficial, unweighted high school transcript to be uploaded.  For all applicants with college credits not listed on their high school transcript, the online application will require an unofficial college transcript to be uploaded. All schools must also send an official transcript directly to that arrives no later than the application deadline. 
    • Resume -  Applicants must submit a current resume that includes current education, involvement, work and achievements. Please review the resume template here in Word or PDF format.  Applicants may use the exact template provided or use their own, but the resume must follow at minimum the same order and content requested as the template. 
    • References - Please allow your three references adequate time to complete your online reference forms. All references are due no later than March 22nd, 2024


Application Access & Timeline:

January 8th, 2024  - Application Portal Available 

March 22nd, 2024 - Application Deadline 

March 26th, 2024 - Scholarship Committee Review Period Begins

April 19th thru 22nd, 2024 - Awardees and Alternates Notified

April 25th, 2024 - Program Agreements Due

The Online Application Portal Can Be Accessed Beginning Jan. 8th, 2024 at 6pm PST, here.

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Learn more about the Phillips University Legacy Foundation and our work in our 2022-2023 Impact Report