The Faith & Justice Scholars Program of Carson-Newman University is dedicated to nurturing students toward a life of faith-driven action in solidarity with the most marginalized and oppressed members of our world. Through committed community service and intentional faith development, students are challenged to engage their world through a process of Awareness, Analysis, Advocacy, and Action.
Dedicated to compassion, nurtured through community, challenged through critical analysis, and centered on Christ, Scholars complete a minimum of 50 hours of service with a local faith-based organization in addition to 50 hours of intentional faith development each semester. Supported by local practitioners and educators, Scholars are encouraged to mature into Christlike servants of their communities, both locally and globally. To be eligible, applicants must: have an ACT score of 23 or a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate evidence of Christian Faith Commitment (prior ministry/service experience preferred); and be available for an interview.