Application Opens November 1st, 2023.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Full-Tuition Coverage (5 scholarships available)
This scholarship combines all institutional, external, and/or government aid available (not including loans), equating to 100% of annual tuition, renewable across four (4) years. Scholarship recipients pay zero tuition and do not need to take any additional loans for tuition. Room, board, student fees, or other costs are separate.
“Living legend.” It’s a phrase often used around The Master’s University campus to describe Dr. John P. Stead. For over fifty years, he’s been a fixture on the campus, a steadfast presence and source of wisdom, strength, and humble leadership. “He’s shown all of us what a life well-lived looks like by planting himself here and serving this institution in countless ways over the past half-century,” said Luke Cherry, Vice President of Development. “Dr. Stead always believes the best of people. He patiently, lovingly listens and invests in staff, students, and faculty. To say he’s beloved is almost an understatement. Our institution owes him so much.”
In honor of this living legend, The Master’s University has created the Steadfast Scholarship fund, which will provide full tuition for ten new students of The Master’s University each fall.
Dr. Stead first joined the Los Angeles Baptist College in 1970 as a professor of history. In 1978, he was appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs, a role he served for 17 years before returning to the classroom full-time in 1995. Dr. Stead has helped lead TMU through some of the school’s biggest milestones, including initial accreditation in 1975, the selection of John MacArthur as the school’s eighth president, the transition from LABC to The Master’s College, and later to The Master’s University. Since returning to the administration in 2013, Dr. Stead has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice President, and Interim President. When asked why he stayed at TMUS for all these years, Dr. Stead said, “I truly love The Master’s University. I get to watch students mature, grow intellectually and spiritually here at TMU, and leave as men and women who love Christ and can truly change the world. And the joy it is to serve alongside so many brilliant, godly faculty and staff: men and women who share the same biblical convictions. To be influenced by them, and to watch them influence my family, is something I couldn’t find anywhere else.”
Only one relationship in his life is more enduring than The Master’s University: his 52-year marriage to his beloved wife, Ellen. “Through everything, the ups and downs, Ellen has been incredibly supportive of my work at TMU. As an alumna (‘64) of the school, she loves it as much as I do, and this scholarship honors her as much as me.” Together, they have four children and 15 grandchildren, eight of whom have attended The Master’s University. As Dr. Stead begins a new decade of ministry, it is a particular joy for him to teach students of his former students.
You're not just applying to a course of study—you're joining a community of dedicated Christians who live, work, and study together for God’s greater purpose.
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