General Scholarships

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Deadline: Varies
Amount: $500 to $5,000
Description: Grants and fellowships available to outstanding seminarians and graduate students in religious fields. Detailed information is available at
Application:
Acton Institute for the Study of
Religion and Liberty
161 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-3080

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
Financial Need Scholarship
Deadline: April 15
Amount: $750-2,000
Description: Awards to undergraduate and graduate students with good academic standing who have endured great hardship to accomplish their educational goals.
Qualifications: Minimum GPA of 2.5

American Association of University Women
2201 North Dodge Street, Dept. 177
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
(319) 337-1716
Deadline: various

American Association of University Women International Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 1
Award: $18,000
Description: Up to 6 renewable International Fellowships
Requirements: Awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents

American Theological Library Association
250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
(888) 665-2852
E-mail: ybenavra@atla.com

AmeriCorps
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies
Description: Educational award is made in exchange for one or two years of service. Many national, state, and local nonprofit organizations across the nation utilize AmeriCorps members in endeavors such as tutoring, preventing crime, renovating houses, and restoring parks and streams.
Application:
AmeriCorps
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
(800) 942-2677

Amy Foundation Writing Award
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $10,000
Description: An award of will be made to the first place winner in this writing competition. Submitted articles must have been published in a secular, non-religious publication. Scripture must be quoted in the article, and it must present the biblical position on a relevant and timely issue. Additional prizes will be given to winners from second to sixth places.
Application:
The Amy Foundation
P.O. Box 16091
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 323-6233

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998
E-mail: aaia_scholarships@sbtc.net
Deadline: various

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: July 20
Amount: $1,500
Description: Fellowships available to American Indian and Alaskan Natives who are enrolled full-time in a graduate program. Applicants must be at least one-quarter degree Indian blood from a federally recognized tribe.
Application:
Association of American Indian Affairs
Attention: Scholarship Coordinator
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Career Advancement Scholarships
Deadline: April 15
Amount: $750 to $1000
Description: Assistance for women who are seeking the education necessary to enter, re-enter, or advance within the work force
Qualifications:
25 years of age and older by May 2
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be graduating in twelve to twenty-four months
Recipients must demonstrate clear career plans

Application:
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Career Advancement Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
(800) 525-3729

Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation
Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship
Deadline: February 15
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: The Foundation provides scholarships to Christians who are theologically and biblically conservative
Qualifications:
M.Div. or M.T.S. degree candidates
Chattanooga-area residents
Candidates for pulpit ministry or the mission field are preferred
NOTE: Candidates must call before submitting an application
Application: Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation
736 Market Street, Suite 1706
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-5257

Dan River Foundation Community Foundation (must have a VA connection)

Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership
Deadline: May 1
Amount: Not specified
Description: Awards available to M.Div. students. Letters of recommendation, transcript, and photo required with application. Students need not have a Masonic or Eastern Star affiliation, but must be sponsored by a local chapter, preferably in their hometown. Call (800) 648-1182 to receive contact details for local branches.
Application:
Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership
General Grand Chapter, OES
Attention: Mrs. Betty Briggs
Right Worthy Grand Secretary
1618 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Up to $5,000 per calendar year
Description: Loans available to residents of Mississippi.
Application:
Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 5054
Jackson, MS 39225-5054
(601) 713-2312

T. James Fernley III Memorial Fund
Attn: Pam Sarra
Post Office Box 247
Ft. Washington, PA, USA
Phone: (215) 233-3970
Deadline: April 15

First Congregational Church
Post Office Box 355
Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-5689
Deadline: May 01

Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Ministry Fellowships
Deadline: March 1
Amount: $10,000
Description: Self-designed summer project fellowships for students entering their second year of an M.Div. program who are preparing for congregational ministry
Qualifications:
Minimum seminary GPA of 3.3
Minimum undergraduate gap of 3.0
U.S. or Canadian citizenship
For students age 35 and under
Application:
The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Congregational Fellowships
Deadline: April 1
Amount: Fellowship matches funds donated by home congregation.
Description: Matching fellowships available to students entering the M.Div. program who are preparing for congregational ministry. Recipient must be nominated by his or her home congregation; To nominate, a congregation must commit $2,000 - $5,000 toward the cost of the student’s first year at seminary.
Qualifications:
Minimum undergraduate gap of 3.0
U.S. or Canadian citizenship
For students age 35 and under
Application:
The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Congregation-based Recruitment Program
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Volunteers Exploring Vocation Fellowships
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $2,500
Description: For young adults participating in one of ten national faith-based volunteer programs connected to FTE’s Volunteers Exploring Vocation (VEV) initiative. The VEV Fellowship offers financial help toward the cost of the first year of a M.Div. program. See website for a full list of the ten faith-based volunteer programs. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens 35 years of age or younger.
Application:
The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Congregation-based Recruitment Program
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

Gene and Faye Santavicca Scholarship Fund
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Deadline: April 30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Given to a full-time seminary student
Address:
Oxford Presbyterian Church
101 North Main Street
Oxford, OH 45056

Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation, Inc., Program
Deadline: March 15
Amount: Varies
Description: Renewable scholarships for students studying for degrees in nursing, pastoral ministry (MDiv), or some aspect of building industry or engineering
Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen

Hawaii Community Foundation
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship
Deadline: March 1; Amount: $500 to $2,500
Description: Scholarships for seminary students who are residents of Hawaii
Qualifications: Applicants must be pursuing ordination in an established Protestant denomination and must demonstrate financial need and academic promise
Application: Hawaii Community Foundation
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 566-5570

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 15
Award: $1,000-5,000
Description: HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
Qualifications: Hispanic heritage, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Foundation for Education and Self Help
International Fellows Program
Deadline: February 28
Amount: Not specified
Description: Nine-month fellowships available to U.S. citizens. The fellowships provide an opportunity to work overseas, primarily in African countries in development organizations such as Africare, CARE, Save the Children, Techno Serve, and UNICEF.
Application:
International Foundation for Education and Self Help
5040 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 260
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4687
(480) 443-1800

International Order of the Kings Daughters and Sons Scholarship
Deadline: April 30 (Application forms are only sent to applicants between January 1 and March 31)
Amount: $1000.00
Application:
IOKDS    
Student Ministry Department Director
P. O. Box 1040
Chautauqua, NY, 14722-1040

Japanese American Citizens League
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Description: Scholarships available to first-year graduate students. Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent(s) must hold membership in the JACL. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to request an application.
Application:
Japanese American Citizens League
Masao Satow Building
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Japanese American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-9444
Deadline: April 15

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
Award: Varies
Qualifications: Applicants must be a dependent sons or daughters of ordained and active Protestant ministers in an established denomination in Hawaii or must plan to attend an accredited graduate school of theology with the goal of being ordained in an established Protestant denomination. Offers multiple awards for residents of Hawaii.
Address:
Hawaii Community Foundation
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813

Kennedy Foundation
933 Sunset Drive
Greenwood, SC, USA
Contact: Attn: Dr. Donald Johnson
Deadline:
May 1
Student grants are available only to men and women who are preparing for full-time Christian service at the college or seminary level. Grants shall be made only to students who are from the South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, and York. Students from Laurens County shall be given first preference

 

Knights of Columbus
Department of Scholarship
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT, USA
(203) 772-2130
E-mail: info@kofc.org
Deadline: June 1

Louisville Institute
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205-1798
(502) 895-3411 ext. 487
Deadline: January 31

Mellinger Educational Foundation
Deadline: June 1
Amount: Not Specified
Description: Must be from Warren County, IL or the surrounding counties. The foundation provides loans for deserving students
Application:
Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 278
1025 E. Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 734-2419

Mount Olivet Foundation
1500 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA, USA
Phone: (703) 527-3934
E-mail: scutshaw@mtolivet-umc.org
Deadline: 1: January 1
Deadline: 2: April 1

Nancy Grisson-Self (Nan Self) Scholarship
Deadline: December 1
Amount: $1500
Description: Given by the Commission on the Status & Role of Women to women who are members of a United Methodist Church, enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
Qualifications: Special consideration given to women over 30 years of age, returning to school.
Application:
Connye Thomas
3519 S. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Special Contribution Fund
Education Department, NAACP
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215-3297
(410) 521-4939

Deadline: April 30
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description: Scholarships available to members of the NAACP. Recipients may not be NAACP employees, family members of board of director members, trustees, or close relatives of people holding these positions

National Federation of the Blind
Deadline: March 31
Amount: Up to $12,000
Description: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need.
Qualifications
Applicants must be legally blind
Registered full-time
Membership in the National Federation of the Blind is not necessary
Application:
National Federation of the Blind
814 Fourth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-3366

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: August 15 through October 1
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Description: Scholarships available to full-time graduate students of Hispanic parentage. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with a strong academic record and attend a university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
Application:
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Selection Committee
P.O. Box 728
Novato, CA 94948

National Women’s Studies Association
Deadline: February 15
Amount: Varies
Description: Awards, fellowships, and scholarships intended to expand the boundaries and possibilities of women’s studies, this includes lesbian studies; detailed information is available at
Application: National Women’s Studies Association
University of Maryland
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 502
College Park, MD 20740

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
Margaret Yardley Fellowship
Deadline: March 1
Amount: $1,000
Description: Fellowship available to female students from New Jersey. The award is based on financial need. Requests for applications should be made prior to February 1 and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Application:
New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(723) 249-5474

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 1137
Bath, OH 44210
E-mail applicants@opaldanceygrants.org

P.E.O.
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
USA
(515) 255-3153
Fax: (515) 255-3820
Deadline: January 31

The Philadelphia Foundation
Margaret and Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 30
Amount: Up to $500
Description: Scholarship available to full-time seminary students working toward the M.Div. degree with intent to serve in pastoral ministry in the black church of any Protestant denomination. Please call before applying.
Application:
The Philadelphia Foundation
Margaret and Charles E. Stewart
Scholarship Fund
1234 Market Street, Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 563-6417

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Not specified
Description: Senior and dissertation fellowships available to enable outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace. Detailed information is available on the website
Application:
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036-3011

Bill Raskob Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: May 1 (Request applications between January 1 and April 1)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: Interest-free educational loans available to students with unmet need after the receipt of Stafford Student Loans. Loans are not available to first-year students or international students.
Application:
Bill Raskob Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 507
Crownsville, MD 21032-0507

Roothbert Fund
Deadline: February 1, Applications available between November 1 and January 31
Amount: Not specified
Description: Preference will be given to those who are considering teaching as a vocation. Candidates are required to go to an interview in New York City, New Haven, CT or Washington, DC, for which the Fund does not reimburse travel expenses. Must satisfy high scholastic requirements. Applicants must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Applicants must have a permanent address from one of the following states/districts: Connecticut, Deleware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,Vermont, Virginia, Washindton, DC, or West Virginia.
Application:
Roothbert Fund
475 Riverside Drive
Room 252
New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-3116

Scudder Association, Inc.
Deadline: June 15
Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Description: Grants available to full-time students in medicine, nursing, and theology. Applications are accepted only from members of the Scudder Association and those recommended by Scudder.
Application:
Scudder Association, Inc.
Terry Sherman, Chair,
Education Grant Committee
Zero Bell Court
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-8213

The Horace Smith Fund
Walter S. Barr Fellowships
Deadline: February 1
Amount: None specified
Description: Financial assistance to ministry students who are residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts
Application:
The Horace Smith Fund
P.O. Box 3034
Springfield, MA 01101

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1
Amount: Half tuition plus $2,000
Description: Fellowship program designed to provide opportunities for new Americans to achieve leadership positions in their chosen fields. For the purposes of this program, a "new American" is an individual who (1) is a resident alien, i.e., holds a Green Card; or (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen; or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The fellowships provide grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.
The applicant must be under 30 and have a bachelor’s degree.

Spencer Foundation
875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3930
Chicago, IL 60611
USA
(312) 337-7000 x 7110
E-mail: fellows@spencer.org
Deadline: October 20

Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Deadline: March 31 (Applications are accepted after January 1)
Amount: Interest-free, merit-based loans of up to $5,000
Description: Loans available to American students entering their final year of study. To apply, provide a brief personal history, school of attendance, degree program, anticipated date of graduation, and loan amount requested.
Application:
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
1620 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-1619

Lawrence and Donna Taylor Foundation
Deadline: April 15
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships are provided for full-time students preparing for the ordained ministry or certification in Christian Education.
Application:
Boone First United Methodist Church
Seventh and Arden Streets
Boone, IA 50036
(515) 432-4660

Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
c/o School District of Reedsburg
710 N Webb Avenue
Reedsburg, WI, USA
(608) 524-2401
E-mail: tbenson@rsd.k12.wi.us
Contact: Tom Benson, District Administrator
Deadline: July 15

 

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship
Deadline: July 1
Amount: $900
Description: Support for students planning to serve in the United States Military Chaplaincy. No denominational affiliation is required. The recipient must be in his/her senior or middler year and be involved in the Chaplain Candidate (Seminary) Program or serving in the reserves after having completed an active tour of military duty. Preference will be given to senior students who plan to serve with the U.S. Air Force, though students preparing to serve in other branches of the military will be considered.
Application:
Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
Chaplain Powell Fund
P.O. Box 340005
Nashville, TN 37203-0005
(800) 811-8110

United States Army Reserve Chaplain Candidate Program
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Up to $3,500
Description: Scholarship assistance provided in exchange for eight-year service obligation upon first commissioning and Reserve obligations during school
Qualifications:
Students must be under age 34
Must possess ecclesiastical approval from a registered endorsing body
Must attend training opportunities during school breaks as an introduction to Army chaplaincy
Application:
John E. Armistead
(800) 223-3735 ext 6-0585
John.Armistead@usarec.army.mil

USA Funds
1505 Riverview Road
PO Box 297
St. Peter, MN, USA
(800) 537-4180
E-mail: scholarship@usafunds.org
Deadline: March 1

Veterans Educational Assistance
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships available to United States military veterans
Qualifications: Must have served in active duty for more than 180 days
Application: Contact your local VA office

W. B. Small Trust
2709 Fairlane Avenue
Waterloo, IA, USA
(319) 234-9991
E-mail: joblut@mchsi.com
Contact: Joan M. Youngblut, Secretary
Deadline: May 1

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Deadline: February 15
Amount: Tuition plus $5,000.
Description: Grants available to graduate students of conservative orientation who plan to teach at the college level in the liberal arts or social sciences.
Application:
Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
14 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3275

The Charles Wesley Essay Prize

Deadline: May 21
Amount: $150
Description: Prize awarded annually for a twenty-five-page essay on the life, work, or hymns/prose of Charles Wesley.
Application:
The Charles Wesley Essay Prize
the Charles Wesley Society
128 Bridge Avenue
Bay Head, NJ 08742

United Methodist Conference Scholarships

For more information, contact the chairperson or registrat at conference link.

Alabama-West Florida Conference

Alaska United Methodist Conference

Arkansas United Methodist Conference 

Baltimore-Washington Conference 

California-Nevada Annual Conference Scholarships 

California-Pacific Annual Conference Scholarships 

Central Texas Annual Conference  

Dr. G. Alfred and Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship

Desert Southwest Conference 

Detroit Annual Conference Scholarships

Mallinson Scholarship

Hope United Methodist Church
Seminary Grants
Deadline: July 15
Amount: $250-$500
Description: Awards available to United Methodist students entering ministerial fields including Christian education, missions, or music ministry. First preference - First District members. Second Preference - Detroit Conference members, then others.
Qualifications: Applicants must be certified candidates in the Detroit Annual Conference
Application:
Hope United Methodist Church
Seminary Grants, Staff-Parish Relations Committee
4467-G Beecher Road
Flint, MI 48532

East Ohio Annual Conference Grant

Cox Otterbein Scholarship Loan Fund

East Ohio Conference Seminary Scholarships

East Ohio United Methodist Foundation

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Florida Annual Conference Grant

Florida Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry Scholarships

Greater New Jersey Conference Scholarships

Holston Annual Conference

Illinois Great Rivers Conference

Illinois Great Rivers Conference

First United Methodist Church, Kinmundy, Illinois
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Up to $1,200
Description: Awards available to students from the Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church
Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate financial need
Application:
First United Methodist Church
308 E. 3rd Street
Kinmundy, IL 62854
(618) 547-7423
Attention: The Rev. Richard Ambrose

Onarga United Methodist Church
Barber Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Amount: Up to $500
Description: Grants available to students pursuing ordained ministry, Christian Education, Youth Ministry, or other specialized ministries within the church
Qualifications:
Preference is given to United Methodist students, in particular those from the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference
Application:
Kaskaskia River District of The Illinois Great Rivers Conference
of the United Methodist Church
Onarga United Methodist Church
Attention: The Rev. Jan Miller
109 East Seminary Avenue
Onarga, IL 60955-1240
(815) 268-4320

Indiana United Methodist Scholarships/Grants

Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

UM Merit Day Scholarship Application

Kansas East Conference

Kansas West Conference

Kentucky Annual Conference

Louisiana Annual Conference Scholarships

Other Louisiana Scholarships

Memphis Conference

Minnesota Annual Conference

            Seminary Debt Reduction Form

Johnson-Kitts Scholarship

Mississippi Annual Conference Grant

Mississippi United Methodist Foundation Scholarships

Missouri Annual Conference Scholarships

Nebraska Annual Conference Grants

Nebraska Annual Conference Scholarships

New England Conference Grants

New Mexico Conference Scholarships and Grants

New York Annual Conference

            Urban Ministry Scholarship Program

North Alabama Annual Conference Grant

North Carolina Conference Grant

North Georgia Annual Conference Grant

North Georgia Conference Scholarships

North Texas Conference Grants

Northern Illinois Annual Conference

Northwest Texas Conference

Oklahoma Conference

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

Oregon-Idaho Conference

Pacific Northwest Conference

Peninsula-Delaware Conference

Red Bird Missionary Conference

Rio Grande Conference

Rocky Mountain Conference

South Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

South Georgia Annual Conference

Southwest Texas Annual Conference Scholarships

Wise Scholarship Fund
Deadline: June 1
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships for residents of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference
Qualifications: Recipients must be preparing for the ministry in the United Methodist Church
Application:
Thomas A. Wise, Jr. Scholarship Fund
First United Methodist Church Foundation
Attn: Sherry Benick, Secretary of the Board
900 S. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 884-0391
sbenick@ccfumc.com

Susquehanna Annual Conference

Tennessee Annual Conference Scholarships

James G. Blakemore Fund
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies
Description: Various scholarships available to members and non members of West End United Methodist Church. Contact Bonnie Seay by e-mail for application - baseay@aol.com
Qualifications: Full-time student
Application:
West End United Methodist Church
West End Scholarship Committee
Bonnie Seay - Secretary
2200 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-8500

 

Virginia Annual Conference Scholarships

Calvary Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May (Exact date varies each year)
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships available - preference given to residents of Virginia, DC or Maryland
Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate good moral character, academic promise, and financial need
Application:
The Calvary Foundation
P.O. Box 2504
Arlington, VA 22202

Virginia Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund
Deadline: July 1 for fall, October 1 for spring
Amount: Not specified
Description: Service loans available to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the Virginia Annual Conference
Application:
Virginia United Methodist Center
P.O. Box 5606
Glen Allen, VA 23058

Western North Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

Western North Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

Western North Carolina Conference Ministerial Education Fund
Deadline: August 31 - Fall / December 31 - Spring
Amount: $1,400 - $2,400
Description: Service loans available to certified candidates for ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference
Application:
Rev. Veranita Alvord
Hoyle Memorial United Methodist Church
MEF Coordinator
1741 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 487-9522

Texas Annual Conference

Upper New York Conference

Virginia Annual Conference Scholarships

Calvary Foundation Scholarship

West Michigan Conference

West Ohio Conference

West Virginia Conference

Western North Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

Western Pennsylvania Conference

Wisconsin Annual Conference

Yellowstone Annual Conference

Baptist Scholarships

American Baptist Church, USA Scholarships
Deadline: May 31
Amount: Varies
Description: Financial assistance for American Baptist students enrolled in seminary; A full description of
Application:
American Baptist Church, USA
National Ministries
Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
1(800) ABC-3USA  ext. 2067

American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Grants
Deadline: July 1
Amount: $2,000
Description: Grants provided to American Baptist MDiv students enrolled full-time
Qualifications: Membership in an ABC in Wisconsin
Application:
American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin
15330 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122-2391
(800) 311-3140

American Baptist Women of New Jersey
Degenring Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 1
Amount: Varies based on need and on the recipient’s career goals in Christian work
Description: The Degenring Scholarship Fund provides assistance to American Baptist women pursuing a career in Christian service.
Qualifications: Membership in an ABC in New Jersey for at least five years
Application:
American Baptist Women of New Jersey
36-10 Garden View Terrace
East Windsor, NJ 08520

American Baptist Women’s Scholarship Fund
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $500
Description: Scholarship awards to women who preparing for full-time Christian service in the American Baptist Church, USA
Qualifications: Preference will be given to residents of the Pacific Northwest who are attending an American Baptist institution, but others may apply.
Application:
American Baptist Women’s Ministries of the Pacific Northwest
409 Third Avenue S., Suite A
Kent, WA 98032-5843
(360) 636-4716

Georgia Baptist Convention

Durward V. Cason Jr. Memorial Fund
Deadline: September 15, February 1
Amount: Not specified
Description: Scholarship awards to African American students who are residents of Georgia, members of Georgia Baptist Churches, and enrolled in full-time study leading to a Christian vocation; Recipients must serve in a church-related vocation or Christian ministry for at least three years following graduation
Application:
Georgia Baptist Convention
Durward V. Cason Jr. Memorial Fund
2930 Flowers Road South
Atlanta, GA 30341

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund (pdf)
Deadline: November 1
Amount: $1,000 to $4,000 depending on availability of funds
Description:  Scholarship funds for seminary students from the State of Iowa
Qualifications:
Recipients must have been Iowa residents prior to college entry
Enrollment in seminary and actively pursuing studies toward preaching the Gospel in the United Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist or Congregational Churches
Application:
Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Administrator
Robert D. Thompson
c/o Salem United Methodist Church
225 First Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
robertdtia@msn.com

The Northern Baptist Education Society Award
Deadlines: February 15 and October 1
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: Awards to students preparing for Christian ministry
Qualifications:
Must be a member of an American Baptist Church
Must be from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Vermont
Application:
The Northern Baptist Education Society
the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. O’Donnell Jr.
64 Oakwood Road
Newtonville, MA 01537

Catholic Scholarships

Women’s Ordination Conference 
Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarships available to women enrolled in a graduate program preparing for Catholic ministry
Application:
Women's Ordination Conference
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2693
Fairfax, VA 22031-0693
(703) 352-1006
grassroots@womensordination.org

Christian Church Scholarships

Cannon Endowment Scholarship 
Deadline: None specified
Amount: Approximately $2,500
Description: The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians planning to become military chaplains. Seminarians who are of the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ, Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian USA, United Methodist, and Church of the Brethren. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and typically will be in the $2,500 range.
Application:
Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team
Grants, Scholarship and Resources
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
(216) 736-3839
jeffersv@ucc.org

Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scholarships
Deadline: March 15
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships and loans for members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Qualifications:
Membership in a DOC congregation for at least one year
Vocational plan of ordained ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Maintenance of a minimum C+ grade point average
Demonstrated financial need
Full-time enrollment in an accredited school of seminary
Application:
Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
(888) 346-2631

Episcopal Scholarships

The Church Training and Deaconess House Scholarship
Deadline: March 15
Amount: $2,000 to $3,000
Description: Scholarships to assist women in training for religious and benevolent work pertaining to the Episcopal Church
Application:
The Church Training and Deaconess House
Diocese of Pennsylvania
240 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-6434

Dubose Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 30
Amount: Varies
Description: Awards available to deserving Episcopal seminary students
Qualifications: Must be a postulant or candidate for Holy Orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church USA; Applicants must be over 32 years of age
Application:
Dubose Scholarship Fund
Attention: Sally Naumann
303 Ormond Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801

Episcopal Church Center
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships for Episcopal seminary students
Application:
Episcopal Church Center
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(800) 334-7626

Episcopal Evangelical Education Society Grants
Deadline: February 2
Amount: $500 to $5,000
Description: Grants available to Episcopal students for projects that foster fresh initiatives and methodologies in evangelism and education and help believers understand and articulate the Christian faith
Application:
Episcopal Evangelical Education Society
2300 South 9th Street, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22204-2351
(703) 521-3264

The Order of the Daughters of the King
Master’s Fund
Deadline: March 1
Amount: $500 to $700
Description: Grants to Episcopal women preparing for missionary and other church-related work
Qualifications:
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
Must be a member of the Episcopal Church, an autonomous church of the Anglican Communion, or Churches in Communion with the Episcopal Church
Preference will be given to a member of “Daughters of the King”
Recipients must give two years of service to the church after training
Application:
Order of the Daughters of the King
Master’s Fund Committee
National Chairperson
P.O. Box 2196
Marietta, GA 30061-2196

Robert Schreck Memorial Scholarships
Deadline: Third Wednesday of July and November
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Description: Scholarships available to Episcopal students who are residents of El Paso County, Texas
Qualifications: Students preparing for the Episcopal priesthood in the Diocese of the Rio Grande
Application:
El Paso National Bank
Attention: Ms. Terry Crenshaw
P.O. Drawer 140
El Paso, TX 79980

Lutheran Scholarships

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Educational Grant Program
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $2,000-$5,000
Description: Educational grants available to members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America enrolled in a doctoral program for advanced theological study
Application:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Educational Grant Program
Director for Theological Education
Division for Ministry
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
(800) 638-3522

Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $1,000
Description: Awards are presented annually to the author of an outstanding essay or research paper dealing with American Lutheran history
Qualifications: All Lutheran students in a first-degree program at a theological seminary in North America are eligible
Application:
Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History
Lutheran Historical Society, Gettysburg
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Church of the Nazarene

Siebert Lutheran Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 1
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: Scholarship assistance provided to full-time MDiv students from Wisconsin. Students may not apply directly; interested students should have their home pastor request application forms
Application:
Siebert Lutheran Foundation
2600 North Mayfair Road
Suite 390
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1392

Presbyterian Scholarships

Presbyterian Church, USA 

Cannon Endowment Scholarship
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Approximately $2,500
Description: The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians planning to become military chaplains. Seminarians who are of the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ, Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian USA, United Methodist, and Church of the Brethren. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and typically will be in the $2,500 range.
Application:
Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team
Grants, Scholarship and Resources
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
(216) 736-3839
jeffersv@ucc.org

Daisy and Eugene Hale Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $500 to $2,000
Description: Scholarships for Presbyterian (USA) seminary students
Qualifications:
Florida residency, under the care of a Florida Presbytery
Intent to become a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PC-USA
Application:
Riverside Presbyterian Church
849 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3394
(904) 355-4585

Hotson Trust
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $500
Description: Grants to Presbyterian students at theological schools
Application: Hotson Trust
900 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 222-0604

Higgins Scholarship
Deadline: March 31
Amount: Not specified
Description: Scholarships for full-time degree students preparing for church occupations. Preference given to students under the care of the Presbytery of Chicago
Application:
Higgins Scholarship
The Presbytery of Chicago
100 South Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-8300

Lydia Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $2,500
Description: A scholarship for women who feel called to the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordained pastoral ministry and who have a vision of spiritual renewal within the denomination
Application:
The Reverend Sue Babovec
Scholarship Coordinator
1705 West Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501-1946
(641) 682-2300

National Korean Presbyterian Women
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarships available to female, second-generation Korean Americans. Applicants should possess outstanding academic ability and leadership skills
Application:
National Korean Presbyterian Women
Mrs. Hae Sook Nam, Moderator
10505 Water Point Way
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Gene & Faye Santavicca Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Amount: Up to $1,000
Description: Grants available to full-time seminary students; Preference is given to members of the Oxford Presbyterian Church
Application:
Oxford Presbyterian Church
101 North Main Street
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-6364
presbyox@iac.net

Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarship
Deadline: March 15
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarship and loan assistance is available to students who are studying for the Presbyterian or Reformed ministry and who are under the care of a Presbytery; Preference is given to residents of New Jersey
Application:
Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation
P. O. Box 671
Moorestown, NJ 08057-0671

Speer Education Grant
Deadline: April 20
Amount: Not specified
Description: Scholarships for Presbyterian students
Qualifications:
Second or third year students
Under the care of a Presbytery
Preparing for ordination in the Presbyterian Church
Preference will be given to members of Westminster Church and the New Castle Presbytery
Recipients who do not receive ordination will be expected to repay the funds
Application:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1504 West 13th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Synod of the Northeast
Wurffel/Sills Loans
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $500 to $5,000
Description: Interest-free educational loans are available to full-time students who are members of PC-USA congregations in the Synod of the Northeast. Loan amounts are determined on the basis of individual needs
Application:
Presbyterian Church (USA),
Synod of the Northeast
5811 Heritage Landing Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057-9360
(800) 585-5881

Barbara Tilton Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Amount: Up to $2,500
Description: Awards to Presbyterian women enrolled in the Master of Divinity degree program
Qualifications: Applicants must be inquirers or candidates enrolled by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
Application:
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
122 Franklin Avenue, Suite 508
Minneapolis, MN 55404

United Church of Christ Scholarships

United Church of Christ Scholarships
Hale Donation Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Amount: Varies
Description: Grants available to students with financial need who are preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ.
Qualifications: Preference is given to applicants from Tolland County, Connecticut, but applications will be accepted from other parts of the country.
Application:
Hale Donation Scholarship
The First Congregational Church
P.O. Box 355
Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-5689

United Church of Christ
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships for United Church of Christ students. Full descriptions of scholarships are available by clicking here.
Requirements:
Membership in a UCC Congregation for at least one year
Enrolled in a course of study leading to ordination
In-care of an Association or Conference
Minimum “B” grade point average
Plan for service in the UCC or partner church upon completion of seminary
Demonstrated leadership ability
Application:
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
(216) 736-3200
scholars@ucc.org

United Church of Christ Historical Council
Deadline: May 1
Amount: $200
Description: Award and publication of an essay on the history of the United Church of Christ; Applicants must be MDiv degree candidates
Application:
United Church of Christ Historical Council
United Church of Christ
Schaff Library
Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Edwin Whitney Fund
Deadline: May 3
Amount: Up to $2,000
Description: Scholarships Connecticut residents preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ
Qualifications: Preference is given to residents of Mansfield, Connecticut, though others may apply
Application:
Edwin Whitney Fund
Storrs Congregational Church
2 N. Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268