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Helen Young Scholarships are provided to Pepperdine students in the amount of $5,000 each year. Initial scholarship awards are only given to incoming freshmen and transfer students. A renewal application must be submitted annually by students receiving the scholarship to be considered for funding each year. Only a handful are awarded each year to the most committed and active Church of Christ students from around the country.

For questions regarding the scholarship application process, contact the Office of Admission at 310.506.4392 or admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

 Must I be a Church of Christ member to apply?

Yes, you must be a current, active member at a Church of Christ. A minister or elder at your congregation will need to submit a letter of recommendation (in addition to one for the Admissions department).

 Is the scholarship awarded to both men and women?

Yes, the Helen Young Scholarship is awarded to both young men and women.

 Does the scholarship apply for all 4 years at Pepperdine?

No, there is a renewal process each spring and our scholarship committee will determine whether a student has successfully fulfilled the criteria in order to renew the scholarship for the following year.

 Can I apply as a sophomore, junior, or senior?

No, the initial scholarship is awarded for incoming freshmen and new transfers only, subject to renewal each year as stipulated in the contract.

 Does it apply if I am in the Study Abroad program?

Yes, students who are in the Study Abroad program for the Fall and/or Spring semesters are eligible for scholarship renewal.

 How do I maintain good standing to receive a renewal on my scholarship?

If you are awarded a Helen Young Scholarship, you will sign an agreement, which includes a commitment to involvement in a local Church of Christ and Campus Ministry, as well as maintaining strong academic standards. The scholarship committee will refer to these contractual standards when determining each scholarship renewal.

 When will I hear if I've been awarded the scholarship?

Once the scholarship committee has selected its recipients, each student will be notified in mid to late March.