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Religious Scholarships

Religious organizations are notorious for their charity and community involvement, catering to those in need. Most people have attended at least one church-sponsored event such as carnivals, concerts, benefit dinners, raffles, etc. A number of junior high and high school students go to religious classes, volunteer with children, participate in youth groups, sing in choirs, attend services, or even go to a faith-based high school. In turn, religious scholarships help individuals of varying religious beliefs pay for school.

Winning Religious Scholarships

Religious scholarships reward students who are actively involved with faith-related activities, pursuing religious-affiliated careers or ministry work, or even those who simply belong to that church. If you are active in your church community or strong in your religious faith, there are religious scholarships for you. Providing scholarship opportunities and financial aid are ideal ways for churches and religious organizations to show their commitment to helping its members go to college. Religious organizations sponsor a variety of national, regional, and local scholarships. Below are links to the most common religious scholarships in our database. For a complete list of scholarships that match your faith, conduct a free college scholarship search here on Scholarships.com and indicate your religion in your profile. There are even scholarships for those who consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or non-religious. If you know of a religious scholarship that is not in our database, let us know. We constantly update our database to help students of all faiths find money for college.

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

Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) is the largest, most active women's group supporting colleges and universities in Southern California. For over 50 years members have been primary contributors to scholarships for Christian students and have forged a strong link between the University and the Churches of Christ across the country. The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) awards a number [...] 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: 8/15/2020
  • 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

Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity. The deadline is rolling, contact Trinity for more information. Students who apply for [...] 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

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 Scripture Memory Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/24/2021
  • Amount: $4,800
  • Colorado Christian University's Scripture Memory Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability to memorize a complete book of the Bible. The Scripture Memory Scholarship allows students to use their memories to reduce tuition costs - benefiting their faith and their finances at the same time. Students can choose whichever translation they wish, or multiple translations. Award [...] More

Colorado Christian University Commendation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Colorado Christian University Commendation Scholarship is for transfer students who have a 3.25 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Renewable upon a 3.2 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Colorado Christian University Dean's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $52,000
  • 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. Applicants must have a inimum 3.4 [...] More

Colorado Christian University Distinction Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Colorado Christian University Distinction Scholarship is for transfer students who have a 3.5 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Renewable upon a 3.3 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Christian University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CCU Grant is given to students with financial need. Eligibility and amount vary annually based on need as determined by federal methodology. A student must apply for federal aid to be considered for this award. The CCU Grant is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Christian University Honors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,000
  • 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.
    Honors Scholarship [...] More

Colorado Christian University Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Legacy Scholarship is designed to assist children and/or siblings of CCU alumni and current students to continue the CCU tradition. Applicants must be the child of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the child of a currently enrolled CCU student; or the sibling of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the sibling of a currently enrolled CCU student. The Legacy [...] More

Colorado Christian University Partners in Christian Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,250
  • Partners in Christian Education (PICE) is a partnership between Colorado Christian University and select Christian high schools nationwide. The PICE scholarship is available for new freshman and transfer students who currently attend one of the partnering Christian high schools. The annual award is renewable up to eight semesters. Students must apply and be accepted to CCU's Undergraduate School [...] More

Colorado Christian University Partners in Spiritual Formation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Partners in Spiritual Formation (PISF) is an initiative between Colorado Christian University and select organizations, churches, and parachurch ministries nationwide. The PISF scholarship is available for new freshman and transfer students who are current members of these organizations or youth groups. Scholarship eligibility is determined based on students’ attendance at a partner school at the [...] 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

Colorado Christian University School of Music Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarships are available to those who wish to major or minor in music or theatre, and to those highly qualified non-majors who participate in select ensembles or theatre. To be considered for a School of Music Scholarship award, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student and demonstrate a high level of musical ability/talent and have developing musical theatre skills. A [...] More

Colorado Christian University Trustees' Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $68,000
  • 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. In order to qualify for the [...] More

DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants are offered to graduates of Catholic high schools who are entering DeSales University in the Fall. Graduates of Catholic Home Schooling agencies do not qualify for the Catholic Schools Grant. Minimum GPA of a 2.5 is preferred, but students with over a 2.0 GPA may be considered for admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Diocese of Mississippi Misticos Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi offers a variety of college scholarships. Misticos Scholarships are awarded annually to one girl and three boys of either the Greek Orthodox or Episcopal Faiths, to be used for the expense of the persons named attending the colleges of their choice. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Disciples Home Missions Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Disciples Home Missions Scholarships are made possible by gifts from individuals, families, congregations, and other expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada and are used as investments in persons preparing for ministry. By completing an application, you will be considered for any scholarship for which you qualify. Eligible applicants are members [...] More

Disciples Leadership Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • This top-tier, competitive scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen based on leadership, academic excellence, and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. DLP Fellows receive full tuition plus two on-site mentorships ($6,000 total combined, travel-related expenses) exploring service anywhere in the world. DOC students discerning a call to ordained [...] 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

Earlham College Quaker Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Earlham College Quaker Fellows Scholarship is designed for young adults who are serious about sharing in a community, living a life grounded in the Spirit, and being leaders at Earlham College, and beyond. Each Quaker Fellow will be awarded a $2,500 annual scholarship, as well as an enhanced financial aid package. The application committee would like you to consider the following query while [...] 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

Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Tuition Support Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $40,800
  • George Washington's Program in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA), the only master's program of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies. Applicants must be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies and be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year. [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies at an American or Canadian institution. Eligible applicants must: be Hispanic, Asian, or of indigenous descent enrolled or admitted full time; must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year; and, [...] More

George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $800
  • To apply for the George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship, you must be a current graduating senior or a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska or have successfully completed the GED, and must have attained a GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent on a 4.0 scale and be pursuing a degree in ministry or education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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

Helga Henry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Helga Henry Scholarship will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Iowa UMF College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,150
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence and have maintained a faithful membership with the United Methodist Church. Applicants for this scholarship must intend to attend a United Methodist college. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Iowa UMF Seminary Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence and have maintained a faithful membership with the United Methodist Church. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community, enrolled at an accredited university by [...] More

ISNA Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ISNA Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship supports freshmen students in their first year of higher education. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident attending a US based accredited institution. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • 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. To apply, students must achieve a GPA of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following: are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent who live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only [...] 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 Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Central Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/9/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSS helps Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with demonstrated financial need. Eligible applicants must be bona fide residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties for 2+ years (residents of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, Mercer or Venango counties are only eligible to apply for the Sarah and Tena [...] 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

Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Buddhist Studies Scholarships are intended to support students who are in or plan to enroll in a program in Buddhist studies. Khyentse Foundation scholarships are awarded for one-year terms. Scholarship recipients may apply each year for a continuing support to fund longer-term studies. Applications are open for teachers, students, practitioners, scholars, and translators, from all traditions, [...] More

Khyentse Foundation Individual Practice Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Khyentse Foundation Individual Practice Grants are awarded for one-year terms. They are intended to support those who wish to practice in a Buddhist tradition. KF Practice Grant recipients may apply each year for a continuing grant to fund longer-term retreats. Deadlines will vary. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Khyentse Foundation Translation Studies Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Khyentse Foundation has developed the KF Translation Studies Scholarship to support students in advanced degree programs in translation studies and Buddhist philosophy with the expressed purpose of training the translators of the future. Students must be currently enrolled in a program of translation studies or Buddhist philosophy and are on track to become translators or are currently [...] 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

Loyola University Catholic Heritage Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Catholic Heritage Award, (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. This award is restricted to tuition. Students graduating from a Jesuit high school in Chicago will be awarded the Jesuit Heritage Award instead. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Loyola University Cristo Rey Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students attending Cristo Rey Network schools around the country are invited to apply to join the next class of Cristo Rey Scholars at Loyola University Chicago. Starting the summer before entering Loyola, Cristo Rey Scholars engage in a dynamic program to enrich their academic, social, spiritual, community, and professional experiences in college. In order to be eligible for the scholarship [...] 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

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/5/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The purpose of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Scholarships are provided for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate education leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion. Priority will be given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors [...] 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

Oklahoma Christian University Current Student Biblical Studies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Oklahoma Christian awards more than $19 million in institutional scholarships and grants every year. Generous donors make it possible for Oklahoma Christian to offer a variety of scholarships for new and returning students majoring in preaching, Bible, ministry, vocational ministry and more. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Oklahoma Christian University New Student Biblical Studies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Oklahoma Christian University applicants interested in becoming Bible majors are encouraged to apply for College of Biblical Studies endowed scholarship awards. Award amounts vary based on academic profile and demonstrated financial need. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] 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

Pepperdine Christian Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pepperdine Christian Leadership Award is for students who are members of a congregation traditionally associated with the Churches of Christ. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a church leader (minister, elder, youth minister, etc.) of the Church of Christ congregation of which they are a member. Fall deadline is February 15 and Spring is [...] More

Presbyterian Study Grant

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Presbyterian Study Grant must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at participating institutions. M.Div. students must be enrolled as Inquirers or Candidates by PC(USA) presbyteries before the application deadline to be considered for an award. Students who have an M.Div. or M.A.C.E. and are working on a second degree [...] 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

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, whose primary interest is choral music with children and youth. Scholarships are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children's and youth choirs), and ministry [...] More

Samuel Robinson Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Samuel Robinson Award seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian-related college or university to memorize and recite the catechism from memory. To further demonstrate an understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a [...] 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

TEDS Chaplaincy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,500
  • Applicants for the Chaplaincy Scholarship must be approved as a Chaplain Candidate in the Armed Services or National Guard and accepted into the Masters of Divinity program at TEDS. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Trinity Scholarships. Students must provide a signed statement from the recruiter/commissioned officer certifying that the student is a chaplain candidate, including [...] More

TEDS Dean's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility for this scholarship is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). This scholarship is for masters level students. Those who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for this award. The deadline is rolling, and the [...] More

TEDS Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to master’s-level students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience. Students who apply for financial aid qualify. The deadline is rolling and the award is renewable. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

TEDS PhD G. Walter Hansen Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The G. Walter Hansen Fellowship at Trinity International University supports three Ph.D. students whose vocational interests and academic research focus on yielding more faithful and effective strategies for biblical-theological ministry, creating a global culture of collaboration among evangelical ministers of the Word. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in 9 hours of course-work, and dedicate [...] More

TEDS Ruud Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The TEDS Ruud Scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strategic leadership potential. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity. Deadline is rolling, and students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for the award. The scholarship is renewable. [...] More

The Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must be children of missionaries currently on or recently returned from the mission field who have made significant financial sacrifices to serve the Lord. Scholarship recipients must attend one of the following colleges Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA), Hope College (Holland, MI), Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI), Trinity Christian College (Palos [...] More

The Ernst Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • he Rev. Robert E. And Gladys Ernst Scholarship is awarded to current ABC/Ordained pastors of American Baptist Churches in Ohio who are pursuing post-graduate ministry degrees such as Master's or Ph.D of Divinity either at accredited institutions or through a college/seminary extension program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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

United Methodist GBHEM General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies. For general scholarships, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be an active member of the United Methodist Church. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM Ministry as a Career Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $12,500
  • Ministry as a Career Scholarships offers 17 total scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA status students and must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year. Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at an accredited institution in the U.S; individual scholarships are available for undergrad and graduate students, as well [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM Racial-Ethnic Specific Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies. GBHEM offers Racial-Ethnic scholarships to minority racial or ethnic members of the United Methodist Church. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More

Valparaiso University Award for Excellence

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Award candidates are nominated in their junior year of high school by their Lutheran high school principal. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills. Recipients are notified with the offer of admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship is offered to graduates of St. Peter's Lutheran School in Columbus, IN. Students must complete undergraduate admission application to be considered for this award. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Lutheran Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Leadership awards are for Lutheran students who are actively engaged in leadership roles in their districts, synods, or Lutheran high schools. Candidates must be high school seniors nominated by leaders within a Lutheran denomination. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Martin Luther Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Valparaiso University Martin Luther Award is available to dependent daughters and sons of full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran Church workers. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible. The scholarship is $10,000 per year. (Note: If a student qualifies for a higher academic scholarship, it will replace the Martin Luther Award.) For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Westmar Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Westmar Scholarship is made available from a portion of the scholarship money that remained after the closing of Westmar College, an affiliate of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. To honor the memory of those making gifts to Westmar College and the alumni, these funds will be used as an endowment to assist students with their educational needs at United Methodist [...] More

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Colleges May Bring Students to Campus for Online Instruction

July 7, 2020

by Izzy Hall

With coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States, colleges are reevaluating their plans for the fall 2020 semester. Some schools have decided to bring a percentage of students back to campus – only for those students to engage in the same online learning that their off-campus peers would. [...]

College Admissions Deans’ Hopeful Message to the Class of 2021

July 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

College admission requirements have already changed for the Class of 2021, as many schools have announced test-optional policies for the upcoming application period in the wake of widespread SAT and ACT test cancellations due to the coronavirus. Now, college admission deans have teamed up to sign a statement of empathy to rising high school seniors. Titled “Care Counts in Crisis”, this statement answers the questions of what college admissions teams are looking for in the applications of students who have been affected by the pandemic. [...]

New Menus for College Dining in Fall 2020

June 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

The college dining hall – a place for food, friends and well-earned breaks. It’s known for a wide array of food bars, buffets, made-to-order stations and generous ice cream offerings. But for the Fall 2020 semester, the dining experience will undergo a reinvention to serve food safely amidst the novel coronavirus. What will the dining halls of the COVID-19 era look like? [...]

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