Christian Scholarships

If you practice Christianity under any denomination or movement, you’re in luck. There are a number of scholarship opportunities out there for Christian college-bound students, for both specific denominations and in general. Whether you’re looking to study theology, want to go to seminary school, or simply identify as Christian, there are scholarships out there for you. There are a number of colleges and private organizations that have funding specifically for Christian students to reward them for church and community service. Check with a church, Christian school, or faith-based organization for scholarship opportunities for Christian students.

To view scholarship information or to apply for Christian scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Ann Crawford Alexander family has established a scholarship in loving memory of Ann who passed away July 23rd, 2008 at the age of 25 after a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disorder.Family and friends of Ann have contributed to a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 that will be awarded annually. The scholarship will be divided into two payments at the end of the first [...] 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

Baptist Theological Heritage Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
In order to help combat the rising cost of theological education at the undergrad and graduate levels, HBITS is awarding 350 full tuition scholarships to students meeting the criteria herein listed.

Eligibility:
-The student must be entering the seminary at the undergraduate level, that means taking a first associate's or bachelor's degree program
-The student must be intending on earning [...] More

Bill Watkins Scholarship Fund
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Scholarship to promote those aspiring students with strong Christian faith who are actively involved in ministries which serve the underprivileged. Geographically limited to southern California, which is the area the sponsoring charity [...] 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

Central Awards for Ministry and Mission
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
These interest-based awards, including one for Ministry and Mission, are available to all incoming students wanting to continue their involvement at the college level as a major area or extra-curricular activity. If you are eligible for Scholar Days, schedule your Central Awards audition/interview on your Scholar Day visit.

Students should bring the following to their interview:
-Personal [...] More

Christian Ministries Dependent Grant
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Roberts Wesleyan offers grants upon application to students with financial need who are legally dependent children of parents employed in full-time Christian service. This is a needs-based grant, also available to transfer students who meet the same criteria.

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

Colorado Christian Scripture Memory Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 22, Annually
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. [...] More

Colorado Christian University Commendation Scholarship
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For transfer students with 15 or more post-high school college credits, the academic scholarships are based on the student's cumulative GPA from all colleges attended. For transfer students with less than 15 post-high school college credits, the scholarships are based on the student's GPA from the last high school attended and ACT or SAT II composite test score (critical reading, math, and [...] More

Colorado Christian University Dean'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.
Eligibility:
-Minimum 3.4 [...] More

Colorado Christian University Distinction Scholarship
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For transfer students with 15 or more post-high school college credits, the academic scholarships are based on the student's cumulative GPA from all colleges attended. For transfer students with less than 15 post-high school college credits, the scholarships are based on the student's GPA from the last high school attended and ACT or SAT II composite test score (Critical Reading, Math, and [...] More

Colorado Christian University First Generation Minority Scholarship
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The First Generation Minority Student Scholarship is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. This scholarship provides an opportunity for minority students whose parents did not attend college to complete a Christian college degree. CCU will support the students through a series of academic, personal, mentoring, and leadership development activities. The selection [...] More

Colorado Christian University Grant
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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 [...] More

Colorado Christian University Honors 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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Colorado Christian University Legacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Legacy Scholarship is designed to assist children and/or siblings of CCU alumni and current students to continue the CCU tradition.

Eligibility:
-Be the child of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution
-Be the child of a currently enrolled CCU student
-Be the sibling of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution
-Be the sibling of a currently enrolled CCU student

The [...] More

Colorado Christian University Music/Theatre Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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.

Eligibility:
-Minimum 2.0 GPA
-Enrolled as a full-time student
-Demonstrate a high level of musical ability/talent and have developing musical theatre skills
-Live audition
-Accepted into the CCU music program and/or [...] More

Colorado Christian University Partners in Christian Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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. The annual award is renewable up to eight semesters at CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. [...] 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.

President's Scholarship [...] More

Colorado Christian University Trustees' 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.

Trustees' Scholarship [...] 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

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

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Yonker Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Yonker Fund, originally established to award prizes for student papers in the area of Jewish evangelism, now grants annual scholarships for Calvin students who intend to pursue a career in Christian ministry or missions.

Basic criteria:
-Entering junior or senior year
-Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
-Pursuing a career in Christian ministry or missions
-Brief statement setting forth [...] More

Dr. James Earl Massey Intercultural Leadership Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Named in honor of a true servant of God, the Dr. James Earl Massey Scholarship recognizes students who have achieved academic success and demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership and bridging cultural divides in their home communities. It is designed to expand diversity within the student leadership team at Anderson University.

Criteria:
-Be admitted as a first-time student (not a [...] More

Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship was established in September 2006 by Elmer H. Collins to provide a college scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior from a Forsyth County high school who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship may provide a renewable award for four consecutive years. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of tuition, [...] More

Excellence in Character Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 10, Annually
Take Back Ministries, a 501 (c) 3 organization announces the Tarrant County Excellence In Character Scholarship Award. Under this program, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior attending a high school in Tarrant County, in the state of Texas. Children of Take Back Ministries board members are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility:
-Seeking graduating seniors with a strong [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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.

Eligibility:
-Be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
-Be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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.

Eligibility:
-Be of Latino/a, Asian, or first nations descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
-Be finished with coursework by the [...] More

George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Lincoln Community Foundation manages over 50 scholarship funds.

Eligible applicants for the George & Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship are:
-High school senior graduates from a Nebraska high school
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Plan to or are majoring in ministry or education
-Preference is given to the members of the First Church of God Congregation

For more information or to apply, please [...] More

George Fox Biblical Studies Scholarship Competition
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
Academic scholarships are available to incoming first-year college students and college transfers.Each student can participate in one academic competition and should reflect the student's academic interest. The Competitive Academic Scholarship is automatically renewable. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the [...] More

Gordon and Eleanor Spykman Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The family of Gordon J. Spykman established this scholarship to honor the life, work, and convictions of their dear husband, brother and father. The Gordon and Eleanor Spykman Memorial Scholarship encourages students to explore the implications of Jesus Christ’s claim on every square inch of creation, in all spheres of life.

Basic criteria:
-Entering junior or senior year
-Cumulative GPA of [...] 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

Heidelberg University UCC Ministerial Grant
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To qualify for the Heidelberg UCC Ministerial Grant students must attend Heidelberg College. Children of ordained UCC ministers and full-time missionaries are eligible. The award is based upon financial need and 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

Hoeks Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
This scholarship was established in memory of Everett G. Hoeks and in gratitude for Calvin College’s blessings to Dr. Henry J. Hoeks and to his family. Everett Hoeks died in an airplane crash in 1968 while serving as a Calvin Seminary intern in Hawaii. Everett’s brother, Henry J. Hoeks, served Calvin College for 25 years as professor and academic administrator. This scholarship will be awarded to [...] More

Houghton College Wesleyan Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Houghton College offers the following Wesleyan Scholarships:

Wesleyan Grant: For students who regularly attend church within The Wesleyan Church.

Wesleyan PK/MK Grants: Based on financial need, dependents of a full-time ordained minister within The Wesleyan Church or a Global Partners missionary may receive at least half-tuition in grants and scholarships. The ultimate amount awarded [...] More

Hubler Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Gifts from the Hubler Family Trust have established the Raymond O. and Allene Breech Hubler Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit outstanding Baylor University ministry students who are Religion majors and are participating in the Ministry Guidance Program in the Department of Religion.

Eligibility:
-Show evidence of a divine call to church-related vocational ministry
-Demonstrate a [...] More

Jeanna Brown Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Jeanna Brown Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by friends and family in memory of Jeanna Brown to provide scholarships to worthy graduating high school seniors from Forbush High School. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Scholarships will be applied to the cost [...] More

John and Florence Goll Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The John and Florence Goll Scholarship is for students who are members of or have connections to the First Congregational Church and demonstrate financial need.

Qualifications:
-Minimum 2.5 GPA
-Resident of Great Lakes Bay Region
-Priority given to full-time students
-Member of or demonstrated connection to First Congregational Church in Saginaw
-Pursuing an undergraduate degree or [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program
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The Foundation’s scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use Lettie Pate Whitehead [...] 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

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
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 Bachelors or Masters 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

Michmerhuizen Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
This scholarship was established by Phil and Donna Michmerhuizen in honor of Llewellyn and Catherine Michmerhuizen as a tribute to their strong and faithful commitment to Christian education. The Michmerhuizens are grateful to God for the wonderful blessings he has given to their family. They wholeheartedly support the distinctive Christian and excellent academic education Calvin provides to its [...] More

National Association of the Church of God Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
This is a full-tuition award renewable for four years. Applications for the National Association of the Church of God Leadership Scholarship will be accepted on a rolling basis with top priority given to early applicants. Students not selected for the award will be considered for the Dr. James Earl Massey Leadership Scholarship.

Criteria:
-Be admitted as a first-time student (not a transfer) [...] More

Oklahoma Christian University Current Student Biblical Studies Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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, visit our [...] More

Oklahoma Christian University New Student Biblical Studies Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Oklahoma Christian University applicants interested in becoming Bible majors are encouraged to apply for College of Biblical Studies endowed scholarship awards. 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. Award amounts vary based on academic profile [...] More

Reverend William D. Aldridge, Sr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Reverend William Desmond Aldridge, the second oldest of five children, was born May 1, 1927, in Europa, Mississippi. The Reverend Aldridge was called to the ministry in 1944 at the age of 17. He completed three years of study at Rusk College before accepting his first pastorship in 1948. The Reverend Aldridge was named pastor of Christ Community Church on Easter Sunday in 1954, making him one [...] More

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Choristers Guild was founded in Los Angeles by the late Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, based on an idea—the systematic development of Christian character in boys and girls through the medium of the church Children’s Choir. The Scholarship Fund 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, who [...] More

Selma McKrill Brown Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Selma McKrill Brown Scholarship provides financial assistance to any person seeking to improve his or her skills or advance his or her education by attending any properly accredited or certified educational organization or program. The recipients are selected by a scholarship committee after carefully considering the scholastic record, financial need, record of service in the Armed Forces (if [...] More

The Christian Missionary Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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 [...] 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

Women in Ministry Scholarship
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The Women in Ministry Scholarship Fund (WMSF) was established in 1991 to encourage excellence in women's pastoral, chaplaincy, and religious education ministries. WMSF scholarships are gifts of love from those who believe the fulfillment of the gospel commission of Jesus Christ requires the spiritual gifts of both men and women in ministry. TEAM financial assistance is awarded without regard 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

Young Life Scholarship
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Full-time traditional undergraduate students who are active members in Young Life are eligible for a scholarship for their first year (transfer students not eligible). Any active member of Young Life who enrolls and completes the Young Life Leadership Training Course (a non-credit class during the fall semester), and after completion of the class, holds a leadership position either through Young [...] More

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