Biola Missionary Scholarship - Renewing Applicant

Only students who have previously received the Biola Missionary Scholarship should use this application. If you wish to apply for the Biola Missionary Scholarship for the first time, complete the application at this link: Biola Missionary Scholarship – New Applicant.

The Biola Missionary Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of undergrad and graduate students attending Biola who are committed to missionary work during and after their studies at Biola. Students who intend to make a global impact for Christ through international ministry are encouraged to apply by the application deadline (May 31).

Application Information
Please read carefully before submitting your application!

  • Incomplete, incorrect or late applications will not be considered. No exceptions.
  • Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. You will be notified if awarded or not.
  • Applicants must have a 2024-2025 FAFSA on file with Biola University’s Financial Aid Office by the Biola Missionary Scholarship deadline to be eligible.

Scholarship Details & Renewal

  • Recipients are may be asked to attend a commissioning event on campus in September (TBD). Recipients will be sent date and time details.
  • The scholarship will be coordinated with other financial aid. (Students who live out of state during the semester are not required to attend. Travel to this event is not expected and will not be refunded.)
  • The scholarship will be split between fall and spring semesters.
  • Students graduating the upcoming fall may apply for 1/2 the amount of the scholarship they are eligible for (i.e. $3500 for first time UG award).
  • Students only attending the spring semester should wait to apply until their scholarship can be applied to a full academic year (fall and spring).
  • The scholarship is institutional aid which can only be applied towards on-campus tuition, class fees, room and board charges.
  • Recipients may renew the scholarship once after the initial award year.

2024-2025 Award Amounts

UG Renewal Award – $10,000/year
Grad Renewal Award – $6,000/year

Selection Process

  • Eligible applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Recipients will be notified in June.
  • Selection is based on letters of recommendation; student’s commitment to graduate and begin vocation; financial need, academic performance, leadership experience, and potential.
  • The number of students selected each year will be determined based on the availability of funds.


  • Only U.S. citizenship students are eligible to apply. Unfortunately, this scholarship is not available to international students at this time.
  • Applicants must be continuing students (Junior or Senior status in Fall 2023 for undergrads, or one semester completed in a graduate program) at the time they apply, and must maintain at least half-time enrollment to keep their scholarship and be eligible for renewal.
  • Half-time enrollment requirements: UG – 6 units/semester; Grad – 5 units/semester; Doctoral – 3 units/semester.
  • Applicants must attend a traditional undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program. (Special programs not eligible include: Doctor of Ministry, MA Apologetics, MA Science and Religion, MS Speech-Language Pathology, Applied Psychology, Chiang Mai-based programs, ICS Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), Kiev, Feinberg Messianic Program-New York, ELSP, MBA, MA of Professional Accountancy, Talbot Ph.D, MA TESOL Online, MA ED Online, Education Certificates, and Other 100% Online Programs.)

Varies by Grade Level
Biblical & Theological Studies (Undergrad), Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Graduate, Ministry/Missions/Missionary Dependent, Talbot School of Theology, Undergraduate
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a new or renewing applicant?
  2. If you are a renewing applicant, during which year did you last receive the Biola Missionary Scholarship?
  3. Please write a paragraph in response to the following: Briefly explain your current ministry and vocational plans for after graduation. At this time, what do you believe the Lord is calling you to? Has your sense of calling changed since you first applied for the Biola Missionary Scholarship? (Word Limit: 350/min; 750/max)
  4. Signature: My signature verifies that the information submitted on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that submitting false information will result in disqualification for the scholarship, and may result in disciplinary or legal action.
    • 1. Signature (Type Name)
    • 2. Date