Next Generation Christian Leaders Scholarship

Next Generation Christian Leaders Scholarship

The Next Generation Christian Leaders Scholarship (NGCLS) is an annual scholarship of $5,000 intended to encourage high-school seniors who plan to attend college and full-time college undergraduates, who are of Slavic descent and living in North America, to pursue ministry in Eurasia and develop new ministry initiatives in the region.


All NGCLS applicants must either be high-school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate degree program, or those who are currently enrolled as full-time college undergraduates. All nominees must display Christian character, leadership abilities, and achievements. In addition:

  • All NGCLS winners must be active participants in a local church and/or ministry.
  • All applicants must have demonstrated financial need.
  • They must be able to speak Russian or Ukrainian at a conversational level.
  • They must have attained at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the previous school semester period.
  • Scholarships, which are available for any field of study, are made as a lump sump and paid directly to the college or university where the recipient is studying.
  • Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, housing, books, and other expenses related to the student’s studies.

All application packets must include:

  • A completed NGCLS Application Form
  • A letter of recommendation from the pastor of the church that the applicant attends
  • A two-page essay on “The Ministry of Young Christian Leaders and the Future of Missions”
  • An official transcript from their high school/college that includes their GPA
  • Their most recent federal tax return as proof of financial need
  • All applicants must also be interviewed by a Mission Eurasia staff person.
  • All application materials must be received by our office on or before June 1, 2018. Applications received after June 1 will not be considered.

Please mail the NGCLS application packet with all required documents in one envelope to the following address: Mission Eurasia, Attn:NGCLS, P.O. Box 496, Wheaton, IL 60187. Any application packets that do not include all of the required documents will not be considered. Applications will be accepted from January 15-June 1, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be announced in July 2018.

***Please note that the NGCLS application deadline has passed for 2018, and the application process is now closed for this year.***

If you have any questions about the NGCLS, please contact our office at: 630-462-1739 or email.