Simpson University Offers Legacy Alliance Scholarship for C&MA Students

REDDING, Calif.—Focusing on the church families within its denominational tradition, Simpson University is offering a Legacy Alliance Scholarship up to $18,000 to help Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) young people afford a private four-year Christian education.

The scholarship is available to eligible C&MA students who have an endorsement letter from their C&MA pastor or youth pastor.

The Legacy Alliance Scholarship will be an award of up to $60,000 over four years (up to $15,000 per year). A student can receive an additional amount up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year) with the Simpson University Matching Award when a family member, business or church sponsor commits to providing yearly funds toward the student’s education at Simpson. With a sponsor commitment, the total scholarship could be up to $21,000 a year.

“If a student qualified for Cal and/or Pell grant funding and is eligible for the Legacy Alliance Scholarship, she or he could attend Simpson University for about $5,000 a year,” President Norman Hall said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for young people in the C&MA to obtain a Christian higher education at an institution committed to Christ-centered learning, community, and service.”

The scholarship is a natural way for the university to partner with churches within its denominational tradition, he said.

“Simpson University has been one of the Alliance’s colleges for nearly 100 years and deeply values its heritage,” Dr. Hall said. “Our longstanding motto of ‘Gateway to World Service’ continues to be lived out each year by students and alumni who serve in missions, businesses, classrooms, churches, hospitals, and boardrooms throughout the world.”

The Legacy Alliance Scholarship pays a majority of a student’s tuition, allowing the student to maximize their federal and/or state student aid to pay for the remaining portion of tuition and residential housing.

Recipients of the scholarship must commit to living on campus to experience the benefits of Simpson University community life, unless approved to live off campus.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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