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.

College of Wooster Covenant Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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).

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

National Presbyterian College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The National Presbyterian College Scholarship program was created with the Presbyterian Church USA's related colleges and universities in the 1950's to assist Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian-related schools. Between 25 and 35 students will be selected for the award.

    Those students will have the opportunity to renew the scholarship provided they maintain at 2.5 GPA, participate in [...] More

Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Samuel Robinson Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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 Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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 Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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, [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

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

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February 14, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A mom who agreed to pay $1.5 million to a college-admissions consultant to help her child get into a prestigious prep school and Ivy League College is now being sued for allegedly paying only half the fee. The Manhattan-based firm, The Ivy Coach, says the family is part of the "international aristocracy who have enlisted Ivy Coach's premium services." [...]

Student Group Cancels Controversial Debate at University of Chicago

February 6, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A controversial immigration debate was canceled this week by a student group at The University of Chicago - a university which "prides itself on protecting free speech, even offensive speech." The Edmund Burke Society, a conservative parliamentary debating society, canceled the debate, claiming it "could not assure an orderly event," particularly following the uproar over how the group had described the event. [...]

University Professor Arrested for Restroom Recording

January 30, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Photo credit: Erin Hooley / The Chicago Tribune

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor has been accused of following members of a pro-chief Illiniwek group into a restroom and videotaping. He was arrested for unauthorized videotaping but was released from the county jail since the state's attorney's office did not charge him with a crime. [...]

Last Reviewed: February 2018

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