Bible Scholarships

When searching for the perfect college, students take the most consideration in ranking, location, size, and cost. Another strong factor to consider is the school’s religious affiliation. For many students across the nation, there is no separation between church and state, and school prayers may only be controversial when absent from the curriculum.

Students attending college at a religious institution often need financial aid. Knowing that religious schools can get pricey, pinching pennies may not be enough to get students through school.

Students searching for financial aid to attend religious schools have advantages. Luckily, bible scholarships are abundant and often rich in payoff. Other denominations and religions may be eligible to receive bible scholarships as well.

To search for scholarships based on religious affiliation or other personal criteria, students can conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. Those who are interested in finding a bible college in their state may also conduct a free college search at our website.

A lack of funding does not have to stand in a student’s way of attending the school that best suits their needs. By visiting Scholarships.com, students can will find much information about awards that can help them pay for their prospective college education.

AJLI Scholarship Program to Study in Israel
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The purpose of the program is to foster Jewish spiritual and cultural values through the experience of living and studying in Israel and, at the same time, strengthen the ties that bind Jews in the United States to Jews in Israel so that upon returning to the United States, scholarship winners will be better able to communicate those ties to American Jewry.

The University Scholarship Fund of [...] More

American Baptist Financial Aid Program
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, administers the American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, graduate students, and seminarians.

Eligibility:
-Active members of an American Baptist church for at least one year
-Preparing to enter an accredited institution in the United States or Puerto Rico as a full-time freshman [...] More

Amish Descendant Scholarship
Application Deadlines: August 10, Annually
The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF) was founded to provide financial assistance and support to those coming from an Amish upbringing who have decided to pursue a higher education. In order to qualify for the scholarship you will have grown up Amish and your family is still Amish. You must have your GED or high school diploma before you can apply and be able to provide proof of [...] More

Anna Schiller Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Criteria for this scholarship

A. Rockford Christian High School graduating senior who
B. Demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their school, community and/or world at large through their community service
C. Demonstrates the same strong love for others that Anna exemplified through her life
D. Has a minimum GPA of [...] More

ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women
Application Deadlines: May 10, Annually
The ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women is exclusively for female students who are members of a parish of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.The ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women was offered for the first time in 1994. Two scholarships, each for $1,000, will be awarded to selected students who have successfully completed their first year of an undergraduate program. [...] More

Austin College Sara Bernice Moseley Scholarships for Presbyterian Students
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Austin College awards the Sara Bernice Moseley Scholarship to students with records of academic achievement who are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Strong candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to the Church and to service to others. A limited number of awards are available each year and are awarded annually. This scholarship is renewable for each undergraduate year, provided a [...] More

Baptist Life Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Baptist Life Association is honored to award annual scholarships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be insured with Baptist Life Association, or one of its affiliates, and have been covered on certificates or riders for at least two years prior to applying. Awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and ambitions/goals. All Awards are for one [...] More

Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Award
Application Deadlines: February 14, Annually
From its beginnings as The Concordia Club in 1921, Beta Sigma Psi was established in 1925 as an organization dedicated to serving the Lutheran Community. Our membership is made up of Lutherans from congregations across the United States, dedicated to the values of Spiritual Growth, Scholastic Achievement, and Social Responsibility. With that mission in mind, many of our chapters offer [...] More

Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 13, Annually
The Martin Luther Scholarship is offered by the Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity. From its beginnings as The Concordia Club in 1921, Beta Sigma Psi was established in 1925 as an National Fraternity dedicated to serving the Lutheran Community. Our membership is made up of Lutheran collegiate men and alumni from congregations across the United States, dedicated to the values of spiritual [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

Eligibility/Requirements:
-Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
-Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Have a career objective in the [...] More

Bridgewater College Church of the Brethren Grant
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BC offers exceptional academic scholarships for incoming freshmen. Bridgewater College's Church of the Brethren Scholarships are renewable awards for incoming freshmen who are members of the Church of the Brethren. Qualifying incoming freshmen are automatically considered for the award upon admission.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship
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The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Scholarship amounts vary. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further [...] More

Christ the Teacher Institute Catholic Scholar's Program
Application Deadlines: August 25, Annually
The Catholic Scholar's Program is sponsored by the Christ the Teacher Institute, a division within the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University. The program is open to entering or returning Roman Catholic students at Northwestern University. Catholic Scholars enter into a program that integrates academic study, spiritual growth, service, and leadership. Scholars agree to take on [...] More

College of Wooster Covenant Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Covenant Scholarships honor members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. Awards are made on the basis of a recommendation by the student's minister or youth minister and academic achievement. Winners will receive $1,000 or $3,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable). [...] More

Colorado Christian University President's Scholarship
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CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment.

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David and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
This scholarship is awarded once a year. Applications are sent directly to the school. Please contact your school counselor to apply. Decisions are based primarily on financial need.

Applicants must be:
- A Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area
- Attending the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School or the Jewish Primary Day [...] More

Diamonds in the Rough Ministry International Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 03, Annually
The hope of Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. is to empower women down the road of self-discovery and self-worth in Jesus Christ. The Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. Scholarship is for high school senior females who excel in all things, including academics, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Applicant Eligibility:
- Female
- High School Seniors
- Minimum GPA of [...] More

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Application Deadlines: January 06, Annually
The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards celebrate Jewish teens who have demonstrated impressive leadership in community service, as they engage in projects that embody the value of "tikkun olam" (repair of the world). Up to fifteen (15) selected teens are acknowledged annually for their visionary actions with awards of $36,000 each, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their [...] More

Dora Maclellan Brown Seminary Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Born in 1879, the daughter of Thomas Maclellan and Helen Jardine Maclellan of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, Dora Maclellan moved to Chattanooga with her family in 1892. Her father assumed directorship of Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company and she served as an executive with Provident. Believing that her financial blessings should be used for the benefit of mankind, Dora Maclellan [...] More

ECF Fellowship Partners Program
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
Since 1964 the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has supported over 200 scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church, fostering innovation in theological formation and ministerial leadership in challenging times. The Fellows who are selected have a significant track record of going on to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church in transformative [...] More

FEREP Graduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 14, Annually
The Federation Executive Recruitment & Education Program (FEREP) Scholarship is available to full-time graduate students attending any accredited university in the United States or Canada. In order to be eligible, you must pursue a masters degree in non-clinical social work, public administration or nonprofit management combined with graduate-level Jewish studies.

The program awards up to [...] More

Heidelberg University UCC Grant
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To qualify a student must attend Heidelberg University and be a member of the United Church of Christ. A letter of recommendation is required from the church minister. The award is renewable for four years. This award is open to both first-time freshmen and transfer students.

Heidelberg University is a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal, and professional [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois.

Eligibility:
-Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent
-Live within the Roman Catholic [...] More

JCS Newhoff Scholarship for a Jewish Student with a Diagnosed Learning Disability
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disabilit. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based upon several criteria, including academic performance, financial need, community and [...] More

JCS Scholarship for Jewish Students from Single-Parent Homes
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based on several [...] More

Jewish Community Center (JCC) North American Graduate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The JCC Movement is a great place to build a career for people who really like people. JCCs welcome into their doors the full diversity of the North American population. Infants to the frail elderly and everyone in between receives services at the JCC, so Jewish Community Centers need staff members from a wide variety of fields, from personal trainers to early-childhood educators to financial [...] More

Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Jewish Community Foundation offers financial assistance to Jewish students for college and graduate school education, including tuition, fees, room and board.

Eligibility:
-Be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States
-Be a current resident of the Greater Hartford area
-Be a citizen of the United States
-In most cases, [...] More

Jewish Family and Children's Services Scholarships
Application Deadlines: October 30, Annually
Fulfilling our educational and vocational goals is one of life’s most empowering and impactful objectives. At JFCS, we annually help hundreds of Jewish students achieve these goals by providing them with loans and grants.

To qualify for Grants (Scholarships), students must fulfill all three requirements below:
-Are Jewish
-Have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.

Eligibility [...] More

Jewish Vocational Service Academic Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is [...] More

John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship Fund was formed in 1976 following the untimely death of John M. Azarian, Sr., by his wife, Barbara. Since then the fund has issued awards totalling over $500,000.

Multiple awards are granted each year. Applicants must be undergraduate students attending a college or university in the United States and demonstrate strong and compelling [...] More

John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Knights of Columbus awards approximately 36 John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships annually. An applicant must be a U.S. student entering their freshman year of undergraduate study at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States, and a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus or the wife, widow, son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. These are [...] More

Joseph Sumner Smith Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
Funds are available for Unitarian Universalist (UU) students attending Harvard University. While there is no restriction on the course of studies the student may elect to pursue, nor any restrictions on choice of career, students interested in pursuing the ministry after graduation are especially urged to apply. Grants range from $250 to $1,000 per year.

For more details and to apply, please [...] More

JUF College Student/Young Adult Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation and Joseph A. Hochberg Scholarship Fund provide need-based scholarships for college students and young adults (up to 28 years old) to participate in an approved Israel Experience program. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity and to nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community. [...] More

JUF Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation and the Naftali Steinfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund offer scholarships based on financial need for high school students participating in approved Israel Experience programs. The purpose of the Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program is to develop Jewish identity and nourish greater understanding and commitment to Israel and to the Chicago Jewish [...] More

JVS Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success.

Eligibility:
-Must be Jewish
-16 years old or older
-Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for at least 3 years
-U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent resident [...] More

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Knights of Columbus Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships are awarded annually to students entering the freshman class in an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree. Twelve (12) scholarships are available at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Fifty scholarships are available to students entering other Catholic colleges or universities in the United States.

To [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a United Methodist [...] More

Loyola University Zolp Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
This endowed scholarship is available to pay toward tuition to any Catholic student by the last name of Zolp who attends Loyola University Chicago. A copy of a birth certificate and a baptismal or confirmation certificate confirming the last name of Zolp must be filed with the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Prospective candidates must be admitted to Loyola by February 1. Scholarship [...] More

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Marguerite Young Endowment Fund was established to provide assistance for students pursuing theology. Marguerite Young was a sincere Christian woman who was a faithful member of her church and an unwavering supporter of theological education for the training of faithful Christian ministers.

Eligibility:
-Pursue a degree or studies in Theology
-Must be enrolled full-time in a [...] More

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students. The Foundation also issues grants to a wide variety of educational, scientific [...] More

National Presbyterian College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The National Presbyterian College Scholarship program was created with the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s related colleges and universities in the 1950’s. The program seeks to assist Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian related schools. In 2010 the Office of Financial Aid for Service office reviewed the program and revised certain elements of the program to promote leadership development and [...] More

Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art and law. The Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship is available to Unitarian Universalist students entering or attending law school at the graduate level. Pre-law or political science majors are not eligible. Applicants much have an active relationship [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Principia College Arthur F. Schulz Jr. Alumni Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Children and grandchildren of Principia alumni are eligible for the Arthur F. Schulz, Jr. Alumni Scholarship, a four-year scholarship sponsored by the Principia Alumni Association. Valued at $4,500 each year, the Schulz Scholarship is awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students.

To be eligible for this award, first-time freshmen must have a cumulative high school grade point [...] More

Principia College Dean's Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Dean's Scholarship is a four-year scholarship valued at 1/4 of tuition each year, awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. To apply, you must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.6 in solid academic courses, and, for transfer students, a cumulative college GPA from all colleges attended of 3.3. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative SAT [...] More

Principia College Presidential Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year scholarship valued at 1/2 of tuition each year, awarded to first-time freshmen in the fall or winter quarter. See Qualification Standards for first-time freshmen enrolling for winter quarter at our Academic Scholarships home page for more information.

To apply, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 in solid academic courses. [...] More

Principia College Trustee Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Trustee Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship applicable to the entire academic year. This scholarship is awarded to a select number of first-time freshmen each fall. To apply, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or better (based on Principia's evaluation) in solid academic courses. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative score of at least 2030 on the SAT I exam or [...] More

Sara and Max Goldsammler Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: August 10, Annually
After emerging out of the ashes of the Holocaust, Sara and Max Goldsammler dedicated their lives to empowering the next generation of young adults. In their honor, OU Alumni is sponsoring a scholarship to go towards college tuition for any high school senior or current Jewish college student for the next school year. Any Jewish student can apply. Applicants should describe in 500-1,000 words what [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Stoody-West Fellowship in religious journalism is offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant is awarded to assist a United Methodist student who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance [...] More

The Good Shepherd Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Episcopal Campus Ministry at Purdue will offer one scholarship to a qualified Episcopalian first-year student enrolling at Purdue in the upcoming fall semester. A successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a passion and dedication to the full and free Christian faith embodied in the Anglican tradition. She or he should also be able to demonstrate a financial need.

For more [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
College is expensive. The Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago can help. Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan [...] More

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The goals of the Twin Tiers Youth For Christ Scholarship (TTYFCS) program include recognizing young adults for their development as committed Christians and motivating them to continue to develop as followers of Christ. The name of the program is in appreciation of the positive impact of YFC.

Eligibility:
-Applicant is a Christian agreeing with the views of the YFC as expressed on the [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM General Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies. The minimum requirements for all scholarships are:

The minimum requirements for all scholarships are:
-Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
-Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year [...] More

Valparaiso University Allen Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Allen Scholarship is for students who are preparing for professional church vocations. The award amount varies, based on financial need. Students must complete the undergraduate admission application and Allen Application by the deadline to be considered. Applicants need letters of recommendation from a teacher/counselor and a pastor. To renew the award, recipients must keep a minimum 3.0 [...] More

Wilmington College Quaker Award
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Quaker Award is available for available to first-time freshmen students entering in the next fall semester and spring semester at Wilmington College. Recipients must be full-time students on the main campus. Scholarships and awards are reviewed annually and renewed for the term of the award providing the student is in academic good standing and maintains eligibility requirements specific to [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
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Funded by the law firm of Buttafuoco & Associates, YCL was created to support the next generation of dedicated, Christian professionals who will use their talents to impact their families, communities, and the world. YCL is for the empowerment of students who have shown dedication, character, promise, determination and a desire to apply those qualities to their God-given calling. Young people [...] More

Last Edited: October 2015

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