“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3, 4).
Cincinnati Christian University was started by the church, exists for the church, is accountable to the church, and is sustained by the church. To thank supporting churches and to recruit additional ministry-minded students from local churches, we have initiated the Partner Church ministry. We encourage your church to become a CCU Partner Church.
Eligibility A CCU “Partner Church” is any congregation investing in the ministry of CCU by providing financial support (gifts) of at least $4,000 annually through the church’s missions ministry.**
Partner Church Benefits
Full-time students who are active members of Partner Churches may receive a tuition scholarship of up to $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester).
Full-time paid ministry staff members serving with a Partner Church congregation may receive a 50% tuition scholarship toward graduate (MAC) or Center of Adult Learning and Leadership (CALL) classes.
Graduate students pursuing MDiv or MAR degrees do not qualify for Partner Church scholarships.
Additional restrictions may apply to both the Partner Church Student and Employee Scholarship. See individual applications for a complete listing of policies and requirements.
Additional Partner Church Benefits
**To qualify, Partner Churches accept certain other responsibilities as well:
Agree to financially support CCU at a minimum of $4,000 per year. If a church is in the process of becoming a qualified Partner Church, students will receive the scholarship during the next full semester after all qualifications are met.
(Unless special arrangements have been made in advance through consultation with the CCU Advancement Department, all gifts to the University must be unrestricted, i.e. general gift funds. Individuals cannot designate a contribution through the church to the benefit of a specific student as this is a violation of the Internal Revenue Code.)
Churches will assign a Liaison (representative) from the church who will promote the Partner Church Scholarship to church staff, its college-bound youth, their parents, any other person who might be a prospective CCU student and promote the educational ministry of CCU. The Liaison will aid in communication and promotion as outlined in the Partner Church Application.
Place a CCU website link on the church’s website. This link will provide information about the benefits of the Partner Church program and other opportunities available at CCU.
Download and complete the Partner Church Application 2018
Return it by postal mail, fax, or scan/email to:
CCU Partner Church Program
2700 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45204
Deadline for enrollment in the Partner Church Program is January 30, for churches wanting students to attend the FALL term. The deadline for the SPRING term is August 1.