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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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:
-Senior graduates from a Nebraska high school
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Plan to/are majoring in Ministry or Education
-Preference is given to the members of the First Church of God Congregation

This scholarship is no renewable.

To apply, visit the [...] 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

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

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

Playing With Purpose Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
In 1996, SportQuest (formerly Athletes of Good News) developed a unique award program that recognizes and rewards Christian athletes. More than 60,000 Christian athletes have been touched by the SportQuest Playing With Purpose program, thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded and Christian athletes have received prestigious recognition on a national level through TV, newspaper and [...] 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.

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

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