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Corban University

McLaran Scholarship

up to $72,000

($16,000 – $18,000 per year)

The McLaran Scholarship is Corban University’s premier avenue for preparing Christian student leaders for the challenges of political leadership. It is our greatest joy to see our students mature towards their God-given spiritual and vocational potentials.

As a confirmation of Corban University’s dedication to the success of these future leaders, it has reserved its most prestigious merit scholarships for students enrolled in the political science program who have proven academic excellence. McLaran Scholars will mature as discerning Christian thought leaders, skilled in political engagement as theory-driven and field-tested professionals and scholars.

Mike McLaran

This prestigious scholarship honors Mike McLaran (1960-2013), who was a spiritual, social and political force for Christ in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and a champion of Corban University’s effort to train students in leadership and political engagement.

This scholarship honors his enduring memory and his heart for political engagement.


Who May Apply?

  • Incoming freshmen with proven political engagement
  • Minimum of 1170 SAT or 24 ACT
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.6
  • Minimum academic score of 21 using the Corban academic scholarship estimator
  • Enrollment in political science major (may double-major)
  • Intend to graduate from Corban University

Transfer and currently-enrolled students are not eligible. Annual award amount will be $1,000 more than the academic scholarship for which the student qualifies, up to $18,000, or a minimum of $16,000. Replaces all other academic scholarships. Renewable for four years.

Application Deadline

Applications accepted on a rolling deadline. Priority given to applications received before February 1.

Annual Renewal Criteria

  • Maintain 3.0 GPA overall and 3.25 in the political science major
  • Continuous enrollment as a political science major (may double-major)
  • Continued political engagement verified through reference letters