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Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership

Leader Scholarship & Endowed Scholarship Loan

The Barclay College School of Graduate Studies works with each individual student to provide practical solutions for tuition costs. To ensure the highest quality of education at the most affordable price, Barclay College goes to great efforts to provide answers for the financial needs of graduate students.

A variety of low-interest loans are available for eligible students. Additional funding sources may also be available through local churches, denominations, and other Christian organizations. Students are encouraged to explore any and all possibilities.

Competitive and Affordable

Barclay College School of Graduate Studies monitors the tuition of graduate programs around the country to ensure its graduate programs are affordable. It is our commitment to our students that we will be the most affordable, private Christian institution, while delivering the highest level of academic rigor in order to ensure the future success of the student.

Two Assistance Programs

Barclay College offers two institutionally supported programs to assist students with tuition costs. They are the Leader Scholarship and the Endowed Scholarship Loan. Any qualifying student may apply for and receive both awards each semester they are enrolled as a full time graduate student.

Leader Scholarship: The Leader Scholarship is offered to any student who applies to either of the MATL programs (SF or PS). The scholarship is for $1,000 per semester and students may apply each semester for a total scholarship amount of $4,000.

Endowed Scholarship Loan: The Graduate Endowed Scholar Loan is offered to students who need additional assistance with tuition costs. This program was established through the generous gift of an alumnus to provide support to students who need assistance in the form of a short term loan. A highly competitive repayment plan is arranged with each individual student.


To apply for a graduate scholarship or Loan students must meet the following requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled, on a full-time basis, in a program leading to a graduate degree (Masters).
  • Scholarship will not exceed a total of $4,000.
  • Loan repayment will not exceed four (4) years.
  • Students must apply for Scholarship or Loan assistance each semester they enroll as a full time student.

Application Procedures
  • Applicants must apply to either the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) Spiritual Formation (SF) or Professional Studies (PS) program.
  • Applicant must be accepted into the program.
  • Student will apply for the Scholarship and/or Loan by contacting Lee Anders, V.P. Business Services.
  • Student will be notified of award before entering the first class.

Evaluation and Selection

Successful selection will be confirmed by award letter.

Conditions of Award

Scholarship and Loan award recipients must maintain a full-time student status and a graduate GPA of 3.0.


Barclay College has been recognized by Forbes to be one of the few schools that offers free tuition. You may complete a free online application for the Fall 2013 semester. Applications may be received through August 19. All resident students automatically receive an $11,000 full-tuition scholarship upon acceptance. College supporters fund the full-tuition scholarship so students may graduate with an excellent Christian education without the weight of a debt mountain.

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Biking Across Kansas for Barclay College (BAK4BC) is a fundraising initiative on behalf of the School of Graduate Studies. Dave Williams, Director of the Center for Spiritual Renewal as well as the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership-Spiritual Formation (MATL-SF), will be one of 800 riders participating in this annual, eight-day cycling event. This year’s BAK is scheduled for June 8-15, 2013, and will follow a 500-mile route along the southern border of the state (see map below). Donors can pledge a specified amount for each mile of the course (e.g., $.10 per mile for a total of $50.00, $1.00 per mile for a total of $500.00, $10.00 per mile for a total of $5,000.00, etc.). All proceeds will benefit the newly established Graduate Scholar Fund, which provides scholarships of up to $4000 for all qualified students who are enrolled in a master’s program at Barclay College. For additional information, including a BAK Mobile Route Guide, Pledge Card, and Daily Blog, click here.


On Monday, May 13th the Bears added yet another member to their 2013-14 roster with the signing of Lakin High School’s Dallas Franco. Franco, a three sport athlete at 3A Lakin HS, is another addition to the Bears backcourt.

Franco averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals a game during his senior campaign in which he helped lead the Bronc’s to an 8-14 record.

“Dallas is a tough-nosed player that seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to help his team be better,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “A great kid that comes from a great family and we are thrilled to not only have him on our team but in our community as well.”

Franco plans to major in business.

The Barclay Lady Bears are pleased to announce that Kyla Powell will be playing basketball for BC during the 2013-14 season. Powell is from Huntsville, AL and played her senior year at Westminster Christian Academy.

During her senior year she averaged 7.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.6 steals a game. Powell was very active off the basketball court as well. She was a member of the Beta Club, Diamond Dolls, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a dedicated student as she qualified for the A/B Honor Roll. Her parents are Larkin and Latarsha Ison.

“I am excited to have Kyla joining us for next year”, said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. “Kyla will fit in well with the girls and what we are continuing to build here at Barclay College. Kyla showed that she has the ability to shoot the ball and I feel she has a good chance to become a solid all-around contributor her freshman year.”


Oklahoma All-State recipient Cole Hibler from 6A Ponca City High School has signed his letter of intent to attend and play basketball at Barclay College in the Fall of 2013.

Hibler is a 5’10″ point guard who averaged 10.2 points a game while shooting 36 percent from three and 44 percent from the field as a senior. He also dished out 4.1 assists per game on a team that finished the year 12-11.

For his accomplishments over this last season, Hibler was named to the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team and selected to their All-Star Team, and was recognized in the Oklahoman, Tulsa World Daily, and VYPE magazine as a 6A All-State player. In addition, he has been an All-Centennial Conference player over the past three seasons.

Head Coach Royce Bryan commented, “We are thrilled that Cole decided to come to BC in the fall. I think what makes him special is his ability to impact the game in so many different ways. He can score when needed, but doesn’t have to score in order to make his presence felt. He just has a great understanding of the game and is a tough competitor.”

Hibler is the son of Alan and Shiela Hibler. He is planning on majoring in Business Administration.


Mercedeez Bell, from Woodward High School (Woodward, OK), is the second new commit to the Lady Bears for the Fall 2013 Semester. Bell played for Coach Pat Hawkins and the Lady Boomers over the past four years. She is a 5’11 forward who averaged 10.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block a game while being named to multiple all-tournament teams as well as being recognized as an All-Region player.


“She has great instincts for moving around the court and she is a very good athlete for her size. Mercedeez can score on the block and she can step out and make you guard her on the perimeter. Defensively, she has great instincts and she is very long which will work well for what we try and do,” commented Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. “Plus, she is a great girl with a very sweet personality.”


Bell was a Principal’s Honor Roll recipient and was a member of the Pep Club, Sub Debs, and Team Justin. She is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Bell.


“I am ecstatic to have Mercedeez join the Lady Bears. She was very meticulous about what she wanted and took her time to make sure that Barclay was a good fit for her. Her parents were a great source of wisdom for her as she navigated the recruiting process,” said Lingafelter.

Alumni Weekend

May 3, 4, 5

We have chose the years 2001-2004 for you who were here to come back and celebrate on alumni weekend. We want all of your music groups from those years to come together again and sing for us. This will be a fun weekend and you will want to be a apart of it. There will be opportunity to practice on Saturday morning.


Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. Celebration Dinner
Haviland Friends Church

Saturday, May 4, 8:00 A.M., Memorial Golf
Tournament, Pratt Country Club

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m., Alumni Brunch
Barclay Cafeteria

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. Music and Praise Service
Haviland Friends Church

Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., Alumni Banquet
Hockett Auditorium

Sunday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., Baccalaureate
Hockett Auditorium

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m., Commencement
Hockett Auditorium

Call 620-862-5252-to make your reservation.
Caleb Signing

Caleb Davis, a three-sport athlete from 2A Kiowa County High School in Greensburg, KS, decided to stay close to home and start his collegiate career at Barclay College following his graduation from KCHS in May.

After Davis signed his letter of intent to play men’s basketball in the Fall semester, he stated, “I am just pretty excited for the college experience here at Barclay.”

Davis is a 5’10″ shooting guard who averaged 12.2 points, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists during his high school career. This last season he helped pace the Mavericks to a 12-9 record while being named to the Keady Classic All-Tournament Team, 1st team All-League, and Wichita Eagle Class 2A Honorable Mention.

BC Head Coach Royce Bryan said, “Even though there is a strong possibility we might only have Caleb for a year or two because of his chosen major, he is well worth it. Anytime you can get a young man of his character to come be a part of your program, it is a no-brainer. He will make us better both on and off the court.”

Davis plans to major in Aviation. He is the oldest son of Steve and Marlieta Davis, both Barclay College alum. Steve played for the Bears from 1984-88 and is second on the all-time scoring list with 1840 points.

BC Athletics

Following the 2011 inaugural cross country season at Barclay College, it was thought to be in the best interest of the college and the cross country program to utilize the 2012-13 academic school year to focus on recruiting in order to build a solid foundation for the program. To lead the way, Wendy Williams has agreed to take the reins from Ryan Kendall and continue to grow the program.

Williams said, “First, I want to say thank you to Ryan (Kendall) for his work and effort starting the program. We only hope to build on the foundation he set.”

Williams is originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming and ran cross country at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. While there she was a 7 time All-American. By the time she was a senior in 2010 at Black Hills State she had left her mark on the school and the cross country program. In that year alone she was a Cross Country All-American, 5k Outdoor All-American, 10k Outdoor All-American, and the National Outdoor Marathon Winner, which she won in 2009 as well.

Academically, Williams graduated in 2010 with a degree in special education and a minor in exercise science and coaching.

“My philosophy will center on taking them (cross country team) through Romans 5:3. I hope they would be able to find joy in their sufferings and develop perseverance not only in their running but more importantly in their walk(s) with the Lord,” said Williams.

Williams is married to Barclay College graduate Jeremiah Williams and they have an 8 month old daughter, Abigail. They are the current Men’s Resident Directors.