New $17K Christian Studies scholarship available to 25 CSU recipients this fall

The College of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University has a new scholarship opportunity for prospective students interested in Christian ministry degrees. The Call to Ministry Scholarship is an annual award of $17,000 and will be offered to 25 recipients in fall 2023.

In order to be eligible for the annual amount, applicants must declare a traditional major from the College of Christian Studies, and recipients must commit to remaining at CSU and studying in the College of Christian Studies for all four years (or until graduation). Ultimately, a student may receive $68,000 in total from this scholarship program.

“College is expensive, and no one goes into ministry to make big paychecks, so the cost of college is an even bigger concern for families sending their student into full-time Christian ministry,” said Ben Phillips, dean of the College of Christian Studies. “This new scholarship will enable students to answer God’s call to prepare for ministry without the need to take on more debt.”

Interested applicants should submit for the Call to Ministry Scholarship by March 17, 2023, to be eligible for the 2023-2024 academic year. Only new, first-time entering freshmen will be invited to apply upon acceptance to CSU. Students may apply to CSU for free at