Scholarships

The King’s University Office of Student Financial Services serves to assist all current and prospective students in securing financial assistance for their college dreams. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, and are a great way to help fund your education. Scholarship recipients are decided by the scholarship committee. The committee members are selected from various areas of the university to ensure equal representation across various institutional functions. To the greatest extent possible, the voting members are selected with respect to gender, age, ethnicity, and race to ensure there is non-discriminatory selection practice.


2022-23 Scholarship applications are closed.

Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Anna Hayford Memorial Scholarship (Undergraduate Award)

Anna Hayford is the late wife of our founder, Pastor Jack Hayford. “Anna sensed God’s call to ministry as a child, becoming an effective and beloved spiritual leader. Pastor Jack, who served as Foursquare’s president, once called her ‘the fountainhead’ of his life.” -Foursquare News

  • Female student pursuing an undergraduate degree who is currently serving in ministry
  • All undergraduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Required two letters of recommendation

Austin Mitchell Land Media Arts Scholarship

  • For Media Arts program (or successor) students only
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • FAFSA must be completed to determine need

Fred and Patti Taylor Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate students passionate about worship or restoration and freedom ministry
  • Video Requirement
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.2

Hebrews 11:6 Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours
  • Preference may be given to international students
  • Awarded based on financial need via FAFSA or explanation of hardship
  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Israel’s Hope Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate students in MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required short essay and video submitted

LaVerne Clifton Blessing Scholarship

  • Southlake campus students only
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Worship (music program)
  • Student must be within first 120 hours towards bachelor’s degree
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Must complete the FAFSA
  • Required two letters of recommendation

Rejoicing in Real Life Scholarship

  • For undergraduate Sophomore or higher and graduate students
  • Students must currently have and maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Sam Middlebrook Memorial Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Sherry Rostek Memorial Scholarship

  • Female student in full-time vocational ministry
  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

TKU Legacy Scholarship | In honor of: H. Courtney, Rev. Margaret Hicks, Newt Russell, and Miriam Ziegler

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Amy Cook “Goodness of God” Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to single moms in any program or students in the MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Pastoral Legacy Scholarship

  • Adult Learner Students Only (25+ years)
  • All undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Required two letters of recommendation

Why TKU Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to students enrolled at the Southlake campus
  • Full-time student within the first 120 credit hours towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate students only
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Required 250-500 word essay

William Joseph Seymour Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to help foster his legacy of Spirit-empowered diversity in love and to honor and support people of color – especially Black/African American students – through the opportunity of higher education.

  • New incoming Freshman or new incoming graduate students: Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above and/or cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Returning students:  Applicants must be in good standing with TKU and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Graduate Student Scholarships

Anna Hayford Memorial Scholarship (Graduate Award)

Anna Hayford is the late wife of our founder, Pastor Jack Hayford. “Anna sensed God’s call to ministry as a child, becoming an effective and beloved spiritual leader. Pastor Jack, who served as Foursquare’s president, once called her ‘the fountainhead’ of his life.” -Foursquare News

  • Female student pursuing a graduate degree who is currently serving in ministry.
  • All graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Letter of Recommendation required

Fred and Patti Taylor Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate students passionate about worship or restoration and freedom ministry.
  • Video Requirement
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.2

Hebrews 11:6 Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours
  • Preference may be given to international students
  • Awarded based on financial need
  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Israel’s Hope Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate students in MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required short essay and video submitted

Leadership Advancement Scholarship | In honor of: Bishop Roderick and Bill King

  • Graduate Students Only | MDIV, MOL, MPT
  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • One letter of recommendation required

Rejoicing in Real Life Scholarship

  • For undergraduate Sophomore or higher and graduate students
  • Students must currently have and maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Sherry Rostek Memorial Scholarship

  • Female student in full-time vocational ministry
  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Sam Middlebrook Memorial Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

TKU Legacy Scholarship | In honor of: H. Courtney, Rev. Margaret Hicks, Newt Russell, and Miriam Ziegler

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Amy Cook “Goodness of God” Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to single moms in any program or students in the MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Pastoral Legacy Scholarship

  • Adult Learner Students Only (25+ years)
  • All undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Required two letters of recommendation

William Joseph Seymour Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to help foster his legacy of Spirit-empowered diversity in love and to honor and support people of color – especially Black/African American students – through the opportunity of higher education.

  • New incoming Freshman or new incoming graduate students: Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above and/or cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Returning students:  Applicants must be in good standing with TKU and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Letter of Recommendation required
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Doctoral Student Scholarships

Israel’s Hope Scholarship

  • All undergraduate and graduate students in MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required short essay and video submitted

Rejoicing in Real Life Scholarship

  • For undergraduate Sophomore or higher and graduate students
  • Students must currently have and maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Scott Bauer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends, members of The Church on the Way, and The King’s University in honor of Dr. Scott G. Bauer. Reverend Bauer served in a number of key positions including senior pastor of The Church on the Way, along with chairman emeritus and founding member of the Board of Trustees, first president, and faculty member of The King’s University. His servant leadership and influence were exemplary both in the local church and in the University.

  • Incoming Doctor of Ministry students only
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.25
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Award Amount: 100% Tuition & Fees

Sherry Rostek Memorial Scholarship

  • Female student in full-time vocational ministry
  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Amy Cook “Goodness of God” Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to single moms in any program or students in the MJS programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Required 250-500 word essay

The Pastoral Legacy Scholarship

  • Adult Learner Students Only (25+ years)
  • All undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay
  • Required two letters of recommendation

TKU Legacy Scholarship | In honor of: H. Courtney, Rev. Margaret Hicks, Newt Russell, and Miriam Ziegler

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required 250-500 word essay

Academic Achievement Scholarships

Academic scholarships are made available to first-time freshmen and transferring undergraduate students. Recipients for these awards are made by committee recommendation during the admission process, so students are not required to complete a scholarship application. If a student is selected for one of these awards, they will be notified via email.

Dean’s Scholarship

  • Incoming undergraduate students only
  • Award Amount: $2000/year
  • ACT: 28
  • SAT: 1300
  • GPA: 3.5+

President’s Scholarship

  • Incoming undergraduate students only
  • Award Amount: $3000/year
  • ACT: 30
  • SAT: 1400
  • GPA: 4.0+

Transfer Student Scholarship

  • Incoming undergraduate students only
  • 12+ hours of transferable credit from an accredited university
  • Award Amount: $1500/year
  • GPA: 3.0

Other Institutional Scholarships 

The scholarships listed below are not voted on by a committee, but application is required to be awarded. For incoming students, the applications will be sent to you via email upon admission to TKU if you are eligible. For continuing students, the applications will be sent to you via email each year. The deadline to complete these applications is usually the end of the first week of classes.

Blessed Life Scholarship

  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Open to on-ground and online students
  • Award Amount: Full-Time Student – $1500; Part-Time Student – $750
  • For more information click here.

Don McKenzie Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded by nomination only.  Based on student character.
  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • No application required

Gordon and Freda Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

  • Required Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Graduates of Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI) only
  • Award Amount: Full-Time Student – $500; Part-Time Student – $250
Outside Scholarship Opportunities