Zorn Scholarship

Jack Zorn Scholarship

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In honor of Faulkner alumnus and Lads to Leaders founder, Dr. Jack Zorn, Faulkner University has announced it will be awarding full tuition scholarships to traditional undergraduate Bible majors beginning with those enrolling in the fall 2022 semester. This scholarship will be known as the Jack Zorn Scholarship, and students who receive this scholarship will be known as Zorn Scholars.

”The Zorn scholarship is an exciting opportunity to make ministerial education more cost effective and less of a financial burden on students,” said Dr. Todd Brenneman, Dean of the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies and the Kearley Graduate School of Theology. “Our hope is that this endeavor will encourage more students to consider pursuing education in the Bible and will help parents see the value of Christian education.  Honoring Dr. Zorn this way highlights how we share the same vision as he had of raising up the next generation of godly leaders.”

Students who apply for the full- tuition Jack Zorn Scholarship will be required to live on campus, participate in ministry events throughout the year, and will still be responsible for room and board and other fees. Students must also submit a letter of recommendation from the elders or leaders from the church where they attend.

This scholarship is available for a maximum of five years. Those who are current Bible majors returning in fall 2022, who meet the requirements, will also be eligible for the scholarship.

Tuition for study abroad is included in the scholarship as well.

Guidelines for full tuition Bible scholarship offer

  • Traditional undergraduate Bible majors will receive full tuition scholarships.
  • Will apply to students of all faiths.
  • Must live on campus to receive this scholarship.
  • Scholarship available for a maximum of five years
  • Will be called the "Zorn Scholarship".
  • Students referred to as "Zorn Scholars".
  • Cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships.
  • Faulkner reserves the right to substitute a portion of the Zorn scholarship with funded or endowed scholarships.
  • Under no circumstances may the amount awarded exceed full tuition
  • Student is responsible for fees, plus room and board.
  • Tuition for Study Abroad is included, but other costs must be absorbed by
  • Effective fall 2022 for new Bible majors.
  • Current Bible majors returning in fall 2022 will be grandfathered into this
  • Limited to classes required as part of the degree plan for a Bible major; student must pay tuition for any other classes at the standard hourly rate.
  • Advisers must check schedules to ensure no courses included outside of degree plan; if such courses are included, must notify the Director of Student Accounts so appropriate account adjustments can be made.
  • Scholarship requires a letter of recommendation from the elders or leaders from church where they attend, regardless of religious affiliation.
  • Recipients are required to take a minimum of two Bible courses per semester unless their adviser determines there's no possible way for this requirement to be met in a given semester. Exceptions must be rare. Students requiring remedial courses may not be able to meet this requirement until completing necessary courses.
  • Mandatory attendance and participation in events to demonstrate ministry/Bible major intent will be required and determined by the Dean.

Faulkner University plans to accommodate as many students as possible for this program. At times, though, the University may have to limit the number of students in the program due to classroom and housing availability.  Acceptance for admission to Faulkner University does not constitute automatic approval for the full tuition scholarship. Students will be considered for acceptance into the Zorn Scholarship program as soon as possible after admission to Faulkner University. Applicants should contact their admissions counselor for questions or details.