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, both specific to a denomination and more generally for Christian scholarship seekers. Whether you’re looking to study theology, come from a missionary background, want to enter into a seminary school, or are simply someone who identifies him or herself as Christian, make sure you do your research into the funding available out there, as a number of private organizations and foundations have funding earmarked to help you cover your college costs. A good resource may also be the church or faith-based organization you belong to, or contacting the college you’ll be applying to directly, especially if it’s a private, religious institution.

To view scholarship information for some examples of Christian scholarships, click the links below. Many of these scholarships have fairly specific eligibility criteria, so reach the descriptions carefully and contact the appropriate scholarship coordinators for more information. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

Anna Schiller Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 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

Colorado Christian University - Presidential Scholar
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The Presidential Scholars Award is merit based and awarded to undergraduate students who meet the criteria.

$9,000 President's Scholarship ($36,000 over four years)

Recipients typically have a 3.8 GPA and an ACT score of 28 or SAT II composite score of 1,850. To maintain eligibility, students should maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA at CCU and meet all student aid eligibility requirements. [...] More

Colorado Christian University Athletics Scholarships
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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

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

Fathers and Brothers Maryknoll Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: November 13, Annually
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers look to Jesus feeding the hungry, healing the sick and reaching out to outcasts as their model of compassion. It does not matter what culture, what language or what tradition. In light of a Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asks us to focus on following the example of God the Father, who, Jesus says, does not judge us harshly but offers us love and [...] More

Foundation for College Christian Leaders Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 09, Annually
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 to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

The following are the minimum guidelines that must be met before a candidate will be considered for scholarship:

1. Christian testimony, and verifiable [...] More

Heidelberg College UCC Grant
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To qualify a student must attend Heidelberg College and be a member of the United Church of Christ. A letter of recommendation is required from the church minister. Renewable for four years.

Heidelberg College is a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal, and professional development leading to a life or purpose with distinction.

For more information, [...] More

IFWE Student Video Contest
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
How can every choice I make glorify God? What is the connection between following God's call for my life and finding fulfillment? How can I effectively help the poor, even as a student?

If you are a high school or college student, create a compelling and creative one to three minute video illustrating your response to questions like these.

At the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, we [...] More

John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
The John M. Azarian Memorial Armenian Youth Scholarship Fund was formed in 1976 following the untimely death of John M. Azarian, Sr., by his wife, Barbara. Since then the fund has issued awards totalling over $500,000.

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

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.

The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in [...] 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Winston-Salem Foundation Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund was established in September 1946 by S.C. Ogburn as a memorial to his wife, Mrs. Emma Kapp Ogburn to provide scholars hips to Forsyth County residents of the Methodist denomination who will pursue education for the Methodist ministry or Christian education. The scholarship may provide non-renewable awards of varying amounts based on available income of the fund. [...] More

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 28, Annually
Candidates for the Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship must be a Christian and live in Chemung County or an adjacent county for at least six months. The student must be enrolled or will be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and must obtain a recommendation from a pastor of a Christian church. Candidates must complete the Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship [...] More

WMU Foundation Scholarships
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WMU Foundation offers the following scholarship funds:

Scholarships for Children of Missionaries/Margaret Funds - These funds are endowment funds established to grant scholarships to sons and daughters of home and international missionaries. Applications shall be submitted to the office of application origin. Representatives of the WMU Executive Office in cooperation with WMUF staff will [...] More

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

Last Edited: November 2015

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