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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 Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The College of Wooster 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Presbyterian Study Grant

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants of the Presbyterian Study Grant must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at participating institutions. M.Div. students must be enrolled as Inquirers or Candidates by PC(USA) presbyteries before the application deadline to be considered for an award. Students who have an M.Div. or M.A.C.E. and are working on a second degree [...] 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

Samuel Robinson Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $7,500
  • 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 an understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a [...] More

Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • To be eligible for the Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship, applicants must: be a high school senior; be a Michigan resident; be a current and active member of a church; be a US citizen; be accepted for enrollment in a licensed/accredited educational institute (college, university, bible institutes, seminaries, and vocational schools); and, have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

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Last Reviewed: August 2020

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