Presbyterian Scholarships

With its commitment to education and community, it’s not surprise the Presbyterian Church is helping its members find money for college by providing both local scholarships and national awards. Presbyterian scholarships exist to assist members of the faith in attending college and achieving their educational goals. The Presbyterian faith believes strongly in providing service to the community and financial aid to those in need. Plus, organizations offering Presbyterian scholarships, like many other scholarship providers, hope that by giving you scholarship awards now, they’re putting you in a position where you may be able to donate to their cause once you’re wealthy and successful. Just think—if you win a Presbyterian scholarship, avoid student loans, and eventually graduate and get a good job, why wouldn’t you want to return the favor a few years down the road and help a student just like you pay for school? Well, lots of people funding Presbyterian scholarships think that way—they might say it was the Christian thing to do.

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

College of Wooster Covenant Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 20, 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 is awarded to students preparing to enter as full-time incoming freshmen in one of the participating colleges related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Students must: - maintain 2.5 GPA - be active members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - demonstrate financial need - be entering college in the fall in a participating college or university [...] 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 Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students in select majors (Education, Health Service/Science, Religious Studies, Sacred Music, Social Service/Science) by providing aid for the expenses of their third and fourth years of an undergraduate program. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to [...] More

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by Emily Rabinowitz

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