Pagan/Wiccan Scholarships

For students of Wiccan faith who practice a neo-pagan, earth-centered religion, there are several Wiccan/Pagan scholarships to help pay for college. While the practice may not be as popular as other religions in academia, there are several Wiccan/Pagan scholarships exclusively for students who demonstrate their religious activism in their communities and schools. Specific Wiccan and Pagan organizations have put aside money specifically to support students who work to eradicate the false stigma associated with Wiccan and Pagan religions. There are also other organizations, such as the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, that offer college financial aid through college scholarships to applicants of any religious group, including Wiccan and Pagan believers.

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College-Based Scholarships

If you are a graduate or professional student interested in studying ancient religions, look for programs that offer fellowships for religious studies. Countless religion and theology programs offer grants or fellowships for both seminary students and students just looking to learn more about religious history, tradition, and philosophy. Religious history often explores natural religions such as Wiccan/Pagan. Since religion programs are specific, there are unique grant opportunities for graduate and professional students that will help cover the cost of education.

Judy Wendland-Young College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Judy Wendland-Young Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to women who are 35 years old or older, have been admitted to an accredited university offering bachelor's degrees located in the United States and have not previously attended college. Awards may only be granted towards the first year at the currently admitted university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund is offering a $500.00 Pagan College Scholarship for a rising high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate. All applicants must live in Michigan. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older, have a current GPA of 2.85 or higher, be Pagan, and currently accepted in a full time course of study in any accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must [...] More

Secular Student Alliance Student Activist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Secular Student Alliance is proud to offer four $2,500 and four $1,000 open scholarships for individual secular student activists. To qualify, you must be an SSA Student Member, currently enrolled full-time in a U.S. university or college. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2019

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