The award is only granted to students planning to enroll in four-year BA programs that are directly related to ministry. These programs include Ministerial Education, Biblical and Theological Studies, Intercultural Studies and World Missions, Teacher Education, Church Music, and Music Education. A student who does not pursue one of these degrees will forfeit the award. (Pursuit of the degree is defined as enrolling in at least 12 credit hours toward that degree each semester until the degree's requirements are met.) Please note: a student that hopes to complete one of these degree programs, before the four years of WTLA eligibility expire, should take more than the minimum of 12 hours each semester. While 12 hours is the minimum amount of hours required the student will need to average 15-17 hours per semester in order to complete a ministry related BA degree program in four academic years.