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.

Amish Descendant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/25/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. You must have your GED or high school diploma before you can apply and be able to provide proof of enrollment/acceptance into a community college or a university. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Anna Schiller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Anna Schiller Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Rockford Christian High School graduating senior who 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 and demonstrates the same strong love for others that Anna exemplified through her life. Minimum GPA of 2.0 GPA is [...] More

Austin College Sara Bernice Moseley Scholarships for Presbyterian Students

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Martin Luther Scholarship is offered by Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity to any male member of a Lutheran congregation who will be starting his first term in a 4-year College of University in the US. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities. Applicant must be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation, a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a career objective in the field of intellectual [...] More

Bridgewater College Church of the Brethren Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Scholarships of $2,500 for residents and $1,500 for commuters are available to students who are members of the Church of the Brethren. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further information. Must be a [...] More

Christ the Teacher Institute Catholic Scholar's Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/25/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Catholic Scholar's Program at Northwestern offers Catholic undergraduate students an opportunity to integrate their faith as young adults, to be theologically grounded and articulate because they have wrestled with the questions in class and conversation, to grow in spirit and compassion through prayer and service, and to find joy in the rich heritage of Catholic faith. Eligible applicants [...] More

College of Wooster Covenant Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The College of Wooster 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Colorado Christian University President's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $60,000
  • 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.
    Applicant must have a 3.6 GPA, [...] More

Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Dora Maclellan Brown established a fund that would be expressly geared to Christian evangelism and the training of foot soldiers for God's front lines. Applicants must be from the greater Chattanooga area; be theologically and biblically conservative and have a testimony of faith and evidence of call to ministry. Students must be seeking a master's degree at a theological seminary or graduate [...] More

ECF Fellowship Partners Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Since 1964 the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has supported over 200 scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church, fostering innovation in the 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 [...] More

Foundation for College Christian Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/17/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Foundation is to assist Christian individuals with identified leadership history, high academic achievement and financial need with academic, vocational and ministry training. Applicants must be undergraduate students, demonstrate financial need, primary residents or attending college in California, Oregon or Washington state, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Special [...] More

Heidelberg University UCC Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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. Applicants must be 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 Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. 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 Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Jewish Community Foundation offers need-based financial assistance to Jewish students for college and graduate school education, including tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States, current residents of the Greater Hartford area, and U.S. citizens. Specific funds may include unique [...] More

Jewish Family and Children's Services Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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. In order to apply, you must be Jewish and have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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. Applicants must be enrolled in grade 10, 11 or 12 or must be no older than 23 years old and enrolled in a college or graduate program and must reside or attend school in metropolitan Chicago. Students must have also applied to [...] More

John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships, applicants must: be incoming freshmen of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree (at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States); and, a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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. To be eligible, an applicant must be a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or a deceased member or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. For more [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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. Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic [...] More

Lex Mathews Scholarships for Women

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Diocesan ECW administers and helps fund the Lex Mathews Scholarship program, named for the Rev. Lex Mathews who advocated for women’s issues and headed Christian Social Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina before his death in 1985. The scholarships are geared to women of the diocese, age 23 and older, who are seeking either specialized training in vocational or technical [...] More

Loyola University Zolp Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wm. Zolp Scholarship is an endowed scholarship 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 and that the applicant is Catholic must be filed with the Financial Aid Office. Prospective candidates must be admitted [...] More

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Marguerite Young Endowment Fund was established to provide assistance for students pursuing theology. Applicants must pursue a degree or studies in Theology and be enrolled full-time in a college/university or seminary. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $1,800
  • 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

Otto M. Stanfield Law Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. The amount and number of scholarships awarded may vary each year. Recipients are notified in May. For more details or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Principia College Arthur F. Schulz Jr. Alumni Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $4,500
  • Children and grandchildren of Principia alumni are eligible for the Arthur F. Schulz, Jr. Alumni Scholarship. Eligible applicants must have a GPA of 3.0, and either be first-time freshmen or transfer students. Renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website [...] More

Principia College Dean's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 President's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $36,500
  • The President's Scholarship is an academic four-year scholarship awarded to first-time freshmen in the fall or winter quarter. To apply, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 in solid academic courses. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative SAT I score of at least 1340 or a composite ACT score of 28. This scholarship is renewable each year for students who maintain [...] More

Principia College Trustee Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Principia College Trustee Scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen. Eligible applicants must have a 3.9 GPA, and have an ACT of 30 or an SAT of 1420. Renewable upon a 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Applicants of the Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship are judged on Christian commitment and involvement in the United Methodist Church, academic achievement, experience in journalism, or evidence of journalistic talent, clarity of purpose, plans, and goals for the future as well as potential professional ability as a religious journalist. For more information, or to apply, please visit the [...] More

The Estelle Beaumont Ellison Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The perpetual scholarship fund endowed by Estelle Beaumont Ellison is an expression of her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord, in Christ Episcopal Church in its mission as God’s Church in this world, and in the potential of young Christian men and women. Scholarships will be awarded in two categories, those of Individual Seminary Scholarships, and Individual Educational Scholarships. Applicants [...] More

The Good Shepherd Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 information [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • 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 Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

Valparaiso University Allen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Valparaiso University offers the Allen Scholarship to students who are thinking about or planning to serve in a church vocation in one of the following areas: Theological studies, pre-seminary preparation for pastors; church musicians, youth, family and educational ministries, missions, Director of Christian Education, deaconess or deacon, elementary or secondary education at a Lutheran or [...] More

Wilmington College Quaker Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Quaker Award is available for incoming freshmen entering Wilmington College. Recipients must be full-time students on the main campus. Students much be active members of Monthly Meetings or a gradate from a Quaker high school. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

WMU Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The WMU Foundation assists Southern Baptist students, including the children of Baptist missionaries (NAMB & IMB), and those preparing for Baptist missions service. Individuals with no current Baptist connection cannot be considered for a scholarship. Applicants should fill out a single application form, and will be placed into the scholarship category for which they qualify. For more information [...] More

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