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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 Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Consideration for the Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship may be given only to a Lexington High School graduate or graduating senior or homeschool graduate from the Lexington Community who has demonstrated a GPA of 3.0 or above in the immediately preceding semester. Applicant must show qualities of good character, leadership and Christian faith. They must demonstrate a desire to help [...] More

Anna Schiller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Anna Schiller Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Rockford Christian High School graduating senior who demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their school, community and/or world at large through their community service and demonstrates the same strong love for others that Anna exemplified through her life. Minimum GPA of 2.0 GPA is [...] More

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

Christian Ministries Dependent Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 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.
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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

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

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Yonker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Yonker Fund, originally established to award prizes for student papers in the area of Jewish evangelism, grants annual scholarships for Calvin students who intend to pursue a career in Christian ministry or missions. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a career in Christian ministry or missions.
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Dr. James Earl Massey Intercultural Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/25/2021
  • Amount: $16,000
  • The Dr. James Earl Massey Intercultural Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who have achieved academic success and have demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership and bridging cultural divides in their home communities. Eligible applicants must be incoming freshmen and have a 2.75 GPA. Preference is given to members of underrepresented ethnic minority groups. Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

Excellence in Character Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Under the County Excellence In Character Scholarship Award program, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors attending high schools in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, in the state of Texas. Graduating high school seniors with a strong record of service in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities will be considered [...] 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

Gordon and Eleanor Spykman Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year, have a minimum [...] 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

Heidelberg University UCC Ministerial Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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 Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,600
  • The Hoeks Family Scholarship will be awarded to a Calvin junior or senior who demonstrates the desire to "seek first the Kingdom of God" while preparing to teach Bible, theology or religion studies at a Christian school or to direct the education ministry of a Reformed Christian church. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must also be [...] More

Houghton College Wesleyan Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Houghton College offers Wesleyan Scholarships to undergraduates who attend the Wesleyan Church. Eligible criteria will vary. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Hubler Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the Hubler Endowed Scholarship, applicants must be heavily involved with their church, demonstrate a lifestyle of commitment to the principles of the Christian life, be enrolled enrolled as a full-time student (12+ hrs each Fall/Spring semester) with a declared major in religion, and have a 3.25 GPA. This is renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lettie Pate Whitehead 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 [...] 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

Michmerhuizen Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,800
  • Applicants of the Michmerhuizen Family Scholarship must be a graduate of Holland Christian High School entering freshman year at Calvin College and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Preference is given to those who are afflicted with multiple sclerosis, exhibit strong Christian character as demonstrated by their love for God, their family, and for their fellow citizens of God's kingdom. [...] More

National Association of the Church of God Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of the Church of God Scholarship at Anderson University is a full-tuition scholarship, renewable over four years, that will combine with any merit-based scholarships. Eligible applicants must be an existing member of the National Association of the Church of God, and submit a FAFSA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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

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

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

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