Servant Leadership continues to be at Sterling College’s core, building servant leaders in all fields of study. 

The Warrior Way Scholarship applies to all SC majors and has five divisions:


Warriors Teach - for future teachers
  • Elementary Education 
  • Adaptive Special Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Art Education
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • History & Government Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Speech & Theatre Education


Warriors Protect - for future public servants
  • Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Pre-Law)
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Psychology


Warriors Heal - for future health professionals
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Science (Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy)
  • Psychology
  • Biological Mathematics
  • Pre-Forensic Science


Warriors Lead - for future business and ministry professionals
  • Business Administration
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministries
  • Christian Thought
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Sports Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Ministry
  • Liberal Arts
  • Political Studie


Warriors Create - for future arts and creative professionals
  • Art & Design
  • Communication & Media Arts
  • English
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Writing & Editing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Sport Communication
  • Sport Writing


Amount: $68,000 ($17,000 a year)

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  • 3.0 GPA / 22 ACT or 1100 SAT (official test scores required)


  • 3.5 GPA and Servant Leadership documentation – choose one:

    • ​Letter of recommendation – from someone who knows you as a servant/leader: a teacher, counselor, coach, director, pastor or employer.

    • Personal essay – 400-500 words addressing the criteria below:
      Sterling College is a Christ-centered college with servant leadership at its core. As a servant leader, you focus on the needs of others before yourself. A team member in athletics, arts, missions or service, works for common goals. You serve and lead. People who have a serve-first mindset focus on empowering and uplifting others. As Christians, Jesus is the “divine servant” and the epitome of servant leadership.   

      Your personal essay for the Warrior Way Scholarship should include:​

      • your understanding of servant leadership

      • how you currently practice servant leadership

      • how servant leadership will help shape your future

        Note: Recommendations and Essays should be submitted in a Word document or PDF to your Admissions Counselor. (Screen shots and GoogleDoc links are not accepted.)

Scholarship Details:

  • Priority Deadline-March 1

  • The Warrior Way Scholarship total includes an activity award for students who participate in arts or athletics. 

  • Recipients must be fully accepted for admission.

  • Recipients must accept The Warrior Way Scholarship within 15 days after being awarded.

  • Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for renewal each year.

If you have already applied for admission, contact your admissions counselor.
Contact Admissions at or 620.278.4275 for more information!


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