Simpson University Offers Legacy Alliance Scholarship for C&MA Students

REDDING, Calif.—Focusing on the church families within its denominational tradition, Simpson University is offering a Legacy Alliance Scholarship up to $18,000 to help Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) young people afford a private four-year Christian education.

The scholarship is available to eligible C&MA students who have an endorsement letter from their C&MA pastor or youth pastor.

The Legacy Alliance Scholarship will be an award of up to $60,000 over four years (up to $15,000 per year). A student can receive an additional amount up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year) with the Simpson University Matching Award when a family member, business or church sponsor commits to providing yearly funds toward the student’s education at Simpson. With a sponsor commitment, the total scholarship could be up to $21,000 a year.

“If a student qualified for Cal and/or Pell grant funding and is eligible for the Legacy Alliance Scholarship, she or he could attend Simpson University for about $5,000 a year,” President Norman Hall said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for young people in the C&MA to obtain a Christian higher education at an institution committed to Christ-centered learning, community, and service.”

The scholarship is a natural way for the university to partner with churches within its denominational tradition, he said.

“Simpson University has been one of the Alliance’s colleges for nearly 100 years and deeply values its heritage,” Dr. Hall said. “Our longstanding motto of ‘Gateway to World Service’ continues to be lived out each year by students and alumni who serve in missions, businesses, classrooms, churches, hospitals, and boardrooms throughout the world.”

The Legacy Alliance Scholarship pays a majority of a student’s tuition, allowing the student to maximize their federal and/or state student aid to pay for the remaining portion of tuition and residential housing.

Recipients of the scholarship must commit to living on campus to experience the benefits of Simpson University community life, unless approved to live off campus.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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Simpson University’s Hometown Named 10th Most Affordable College City in U.S.

Photo: The Sundial Bridge in Redding stretches over the Sacramento River, which flows through the center of town.

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University’s hometown of Redding was the only California city listed in a recent survey identifying the nation’s most affordable cities for college students, ranked at No. 10.

“This city offers surprisingly affordable housing, considering California is one of the most expensive spots in the country,” says the report released by Student Loan Hero using cost-of-living data from Numbeo. The data showed single-bedroom apartments in Redding rent for an average of $745 per month.

“Simpson University students also pay significantly less for room and board than students at other private colleges,” Student Loan Hero’s report said. “The college’s cost beats the $12,210 annual average for private colleges by about $3,500.”


A rainbow stretches over Simpson University residence halls.

CNBC ran a story about the survey this week, listing the top 10 “cheapest college towns.”

It said this about Redding: “Although California is home to some of the most expensive places to live in the country, students at Simpson University are getting a deal.
“Undergrads in this Northern California city pay $8,274 for room and board per academic year—much less than students have to shell out at other private schools. With many national parks nearby, there’s also plenty to do outside the classroom that costs nothing at all.”

Peter Martinez, Simpson University’s director of admissions, said the national ranking gives university recruiters an additional resource to share with prospective students and their families.

“It has the potential to bolster our marketing, and for the community of Redding to benefit as well,” he said. “When a student comes to Simpson, they become part of Redding.”

Taking full advantage of the Redding area’s recreational offerings, Simpson University launched an Outdoor Leadership major in fall 2007. Students in the program regularly visit the state and national wilderness areas and parks within an hour’s drive from campus.


Simpson University Outdoor Leadership students have easy access to lakes, trails, mountains and more, thanks to Redding’s location in the heart of the Shasta Recreation Area.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit