Christian Liberty Academy

Founders' Scholarships

The Christian Liberty Founders’ scholarships are $500 college scholarships given in honor of Pastor Paul D. Lindstrom and Susan Teegarden Morrison. Each scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Christian Liberty Academy who has demonstrated academic distinction and leadership capabilities while demonstrating a saving relationship with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The goal of these scholarships is to recognize and assist students who desire to excel in their area of God’s calling, so they may take dominion for Christ and be used by Him to expand His kingdom on earth. Student applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating senior from Christian Liberty Academy with plans to attend college for continued education
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/5.0
  • Attain one letter of reference from a pastor, youth group leader, or teacher who can attest to the student’s walk with the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Write an essay on how they feel God is currently calling them to take dominion in His kingdom


All application materials must be received in the Christian Liberty Academy day school office.

Clich here to download the Founder's Scholarship application.

The Paul D. Lindstrom Founders' Scholarship

Paul David Lindstrom majored in history at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1961. He received his M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1965 and he later received doctorates in education and law. While in seminary he taught in the public school system, and has short term pastorates. As the newly founded Church of Christian Liberty began in 1965, he also taught Bible classes at the Westminster Academy under the leadership of Philip Crane. At the close of that school and with a burden that students should be taught truth according to Scripture, the Christian Liberty Academy began in the newly built church, with the home school outreach added in 1967.

Paul strongly felt that Christians should take dominion in every area of life. He had a great burden for preaching the Gospel of the Christ Jesus, for missionaries, for the persecuted church, for the murder of the unborn, and for POWs and MIAs. By the grace of God, he was a man of faith and perseverance in the thick of many battles until his death in 2002. To God be the glory, great things He has done!


The Susan Teegarden Morrison Founders' Scholarship

Susan Teegarden Morrison was an alumni of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, receiving her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1959 and her master's degree in home economics in 1961. She was active as a student leader in many areas, with the distinction of serving as the first female president of the Illini Union Board. After graduating from college, she worked at the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency. Eventually, with her husband Roger, she owned and operated Printing While You Wait, one of the first quick print shops in the Chicago area.

It was by "divine appointment" that Susan and Roger crossed paths with a young Pastor Paul Lindstrom. Upon hearing the gospel message delivered by Pastor Paul, both Susan and her husband Roger committed their lives and service to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Morrisons were then one of the five families present when Pastor Paul Lindstrom began the Church of Christian Liberty on March 28, 1965.

Susane strove for excellence in all she did, serving God, her family and the church, until her death of February 7, 1996.


Charger Awards

The Charger Award is given to athletes who glorify God in sportsmanship and attitude as they participate in extracurricular sports activities.


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