Presbyterian Scholarships

With its commitment to education and community, the Presbyterian Church is helping its members find money for college by providing local scholarships and national awards. Presbyterian scholarships exist to help its members go to college, avoid student loans, and achieve their educational goals. The Presbyterian Church strongly believes in community service and providing financial aid to those in need. The church, like many other scholarship providers, gives scholarships to students they think will grow to become productive members of society and the church.

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

Austin College Sara Bernice Moseley Scholarships for Presbyterian Students
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Austin College awards the Sara Bernice Moseley Scholarship to students with records of academic achievement who are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Strong candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to the Church and to service to others. A limited number of awards are available each year and are awarded annually. This scholarship is renewable for each undergraduate year, provided a [...] More

College of Wooster Covenant Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Covenant Scholarships honor members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. Awards are made on the basis of a recommendation by the student's minister or youth minister and academic achievement. Winners will receive $1,000 or $3,000 per year (in addition to a Dean's Scholarship, if applicable). [...] More

National Presbyterian College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The National Presbyterian College Scholarship program was created with the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s related colleges and universities in the 1950’s. The program seeks to assist Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian related schools. In 2010 the Office of Financial Aid for Service office reviewed the program and revised certain elements of the program to promote leadership development and [...] More

Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Samuel Robinson Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Samuel Robinson Award seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian-related college or university to memorize and recite the catechism from memory. To further demonstrate understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Presbyterian U.S.A. Native American Supplemental Grant
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Native American Supplemental Grant is for Native American and Alaska natives pursuing full-time post-secondary education who have been awarded the Presbyterian Study Grant and have remaining need.

Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
-Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary [...] More

Presbyterian U.S.A. Presbyterian Study Grant
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
-Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
-Columbia Theological Seminary
-Interdenominational Theological Center
-Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
-McCormick Theological Seminary
-Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
-San [...] More

Presbyterian U.S.A. Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant is for African American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American students who have been awarded the Presbyterian Study Grant and have remaining need.

Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
-Austin Presbyterian [...] 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

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
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: January 2016

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