Faith and Justice Scholars

For those interested in applying to become a Faith & Justice Scholar, please click here.

Priority Deadline: December 1st

Final Deadline: January 8th

“And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8 

The Faith & Justice Scholars Program of Carson-Newman University is dedicated to nurturing students toward a life of faith-driven action in solidarity with the most marginalized and oppressed members of our world. Through committed community service and intentional faith development, students are challenged to engage their world by means of Awareness, Analysis, Advocacy, and Action.

Dedicated to compassion, nurtured through community, challenged through critical analysis, and centered on Christ, Scholars complete a minimum of 50 hours of service with a local faith-based organization in addition to 50 hours of intentional faith development each semester. Supported by local practitioners and educators, Scholars are encouraged to mature into Christlike servants of their communities, both locally and globally.

Each year, Scholars are selected to join the program through an application and interview process conducted during the year prior to their matriculation at Carson-Newman. Interested students can apply by clicking on the “Apply Now” hyperlink at the top of this page.

In addition to significant opportunities for service and faith development, Scholars are awarded with a scholarship worth up to $1000 per academic year, renewable for up to three additional years.
For more information, contact Dave McNeely, Program Coordinator, at or 865-471-4460.

Evidence of Christian Faith Commitment
Prior Ministry/Service Experience preferred

Applicant Interview (on campus preferred, Skype or phone interview available)

 3.0 GPA, 23 ACT

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