We are pleased to announce our 2024-2025 Sojourner Scholarship Winner: J. from Asia!

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To read his winning essay, click here.


Telios Law PLLC is pleased to share our merit-based scholarship opportunity for third-culture missionary kids, for use at a Christian college for up to four years.

Five years after the founding of Telios Law in 2012, the Telios Law Scholarships were established to encourage the next generation to live a whole or complete life. The Greek word telios means “complete, perfect, or whole.” We approach legal services by considering how we can bring wholeness, completeness, or maturity to ministries, businesses, and individuals, and that vision translates beyond the practice of law.

This scholarship is for an award of $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. The scholarship draws upon the experiences of Telios Law’s founder and owner, Theresa Sidebotham. Theresa grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia and is a mother to four missionary kids, but also finished raising her sons, attended law school, and founded Telios Law in Colorado. Her personal experience of attending a Christian college was formative and inspiring.


To view past winners, click here


Who Can Apply?

The Telios Law Sojourner Scholarship application is open to any high school student or recent high school graduate who has spent three or more years of his or her life as a third-culture missionary kid and will be enrolled full-time for the 2024-2025 school year as a freshman or sophomore at a college or university that has an emphasis on spiritual formation in the Christian faith. 

A sojourner lives between cultures, and this is often the experience of a third-culture missionary kid. For MKs, a key to transitioning back “home” is figuring out how to flourish in a new culture. Behind this struggle is the longing for what ancient Greek philosophers called eudaimonia, which roughly translates to “happiness, welfare, or human flourishing.” Telios Law believes that we as humans were made to flourish, and we want to contribute to that flourishing, not only through doing our legal work well, but by helping MKs in particular pursue their flourishing as they transition back.

When Will Your Next Scholarship Be? 

We look forward to selecting another Sojourner Scholarship for the academic year 2025-2026 in the Fall/Winter of 2024. Either check back to this page, or subscribe to our Telios Ministry Tips to be notified when we announce our next scholarship application and prompt!