Admission & Aid


Church of Christ Applicants

What are the Churches of Christ?

George Pepperdine was a lifelong member of (a congregation of) the Churches of Christ. Church of Christ fellowships arose from the American Restoration Movement, which sought to restore unity among Christian believers by rejecting creeds and returning to the Bible as the only authoritative doctrine of faith and practice. For this reason, Churches of Christ are autonomous, non-denominational congregations associated by common core beliefs as recorded in the New Testament rather than united by a governing body, president, or creed. Pepperdine is rooted in this heritage, and Seaver College exhibits its commitment to its affiliation through many programs. To learn more, please click here.

Christian Leadership Award ($5,000)

Students who are members of a congregation traditionally associated with the Churches of Christ described above can apply to be considered for church-related scholarships. In order to be considered for Christian Leadership Award, Church of Christ applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a church leader (minister, elder, youth minister, etc.) of the Church of Christ congregation of which they are a member.

Church of Christ Scholarship Letter of Recommendation

Deadlines Spring: November 1 | Fall: February 15

Submitting Recommendations

We prefer that recommendations be submitted online using the above link. However, if you are unable to use our forms, written recommendations or traditional letters can be mailed to the attention of the Assistant to the Director of Admission at the address below. Please make sure that your recommender includes your first name, last name, current school, city, and state. Include your  Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.  

Attention: Assistant to the Director of Admission
Seaver College Office of Admission
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263-4392