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Scholarships & Aid

Candler’s scholarship program is among the most generous in theological education, but it is competitive. Awards are made based on merit and availability of funds, and more than 80 percent of our full-time students receive financial support.

In the tabs below, you will find details about: Leadership Candler, our premier scholarship event for outstanding Master of Divinity students; Candler Scholarships; External Scholarships and Loans, and Veterans Scholarships.

Who is eligible?

All degree seeking students—except those in the MRPL program—are considered for Candler scholarships, regardless of denomination or vocational intent.

How do I apply?

Applying for financial assistance is easy. Your application for admission serves as your scholarship application. For optimal consideration, apply for admission by the priority deadline for your degree interest.

United Methodist considerations?

United Methodist certified candidates for ministry receive special scholarship consideration and Ministerial Education Fund application support.

Don't forget the FAFSA!

In addition, if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available after January 1 of each year.

Leadership Candler is a premiere scholarship event held every March for outstanding Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theological Studies (MTS), and Master of Religious Leadership (MRL) admitted students. 

Over the course of the two-day visit, this distinguished group of prospective students sits in on classes, meets with Candler faculty, worships in Cannon Chapel and tours Emory’s beautiful campus and Pitts Theology Library, North America's premier theological library. 

Complete the MDiv or MRL application for admission by January 15 or the MTS application by February 1 to be considered for invitation to Leadership Candler. No separate application is required.

Who is Eligible? Ideal Leadership Candler candidates are applicants who have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and demonstrate confident and unselfish character combined with deep concern for others; intellectual achievement; impressive communication skills; significant leadership and creativity in school, church, or community; and a clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Candler.

Master of Divinity

Priority deadline is January 15 for all MDiv scholarships

Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships in Theology and Ministry (all denominations)

  • Full tuition, fees and $10,000 annual stipend for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical
  • 5 fellowships are awarded each year
  • Leadership Candler participation is required (travel and lodging paid by Candler)

The Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships in Theology and Ministry bear the name of the renowned businessman and philanthropist who led the Coca-Cola Company for many years and was a peerless benefactor of Emory University. Five Woodruff Fellowships are awarded to MDiv students through the Leadership Candler program each year. Annual renewal of the award requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

Garrett Scholarships (all denominations)

  • Up to full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for pulpit ministry

The Sims Garrett Scholarships were established by Sims Garrett, a 1933 graduate of Emory College, to support full-time MDiv students preparing for pulpit ministries. Renewal of the award requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and continued plans to serve in pulpit ministry.

Honors Scholarships (all denominations)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical

Honors Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for MDiv students. Renewal of the award for the second and third years at Candler requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

Community Scholarships (all denominations)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical

Community Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for MDiv students whose presence in the school will shape the student body and the life of the church. Past community contributions and potential for ministerial leadership, as well as excellent academic record, will be considered when reviewing applicants for awards. Renewal of the award for the second and third years at Candler requires maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Dean’s Awards (all denominations)

  • $15,000 per year for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical

Dean’s Awards are available on a competitive basis for MDiv students. Renewal of the award for the second and third years at Candler requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

Diversity Awards (all denominations)

  • $15,000 per year for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical

Diversity Awards are available on a competitive basis for MDiv students whose presence in the school will promote diversity in the student body and in the life of the church. Past community contributions and potential for ministerial leadership, as well as academic capabilities, will be considered when reviewing applicants for awards. Renewal of the award for the second and third years at Candler requires maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Candler Merit Grants (all denominations)

  • $5,000 - $12,000 per year for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical

A limited number of Candler Merit Grants are awarded to MDiv students on a competitive basis. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

International MDiv Scholarships (all denominations)

  • Up to full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • For students who are citizens of countries outside the United States

A limited number of scholarships are available to MDiv students who are citizens of countries outside the United States. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 for students receiving awards of $15,000 or more and 3.0 for students receiving less than $15,000 schoarships.

Baptist Studies Scholarships (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship)

  • Up to $12,000 per year for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical
  • Participation in Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholars program

A limited number of scholarships are available to Baptist students studying in the MDiv program. Based on potential excellence in ministry, these awards are made possible by donations from Baptist individuals, churches, and organizations, as well as by matching funds from Candler. Most recipients of these scholarships are considered to be Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholars, and participation in this program is expected of scholarship recipients. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Margaret A. Pitts Scholarship (United Methodist)

  • Full tuition, fees and $7,000 annual stipend for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for ministry in The United Methodist Church as an elder or deacon

Awarded in honor of Margaret A. Pitts, a United Methodist laywoman and longtime friend of Candler, one scholarship is annually awarded to an MDiv student seeking ordination as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church.

Pitts Scholarships are typically awarded through the Leadership Candler process. Qualified applicants should have begun the candidacy for ministry process in The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and continued plans for ministry in The United Methodist Church as an elder or deacon.

Wesley Scholarships (United Methodist)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for pastoral ministry as an elder in The United Methodist Church

The Wesley Scholarship was established by James and Mary Wesley to support an MDiv student preparing for pastoral ministry as an elder in The United Methodist Church. Applicants should demonstrate promise for ministry, academic excellence, and commitment to the pastorate of local congregations. Wesley candidates should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and continued plans for ordination as an elder in The United Methodist Church.

Sherman Scholarships (United Methodist)
  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum initially, must maintain 3.0 GPA
  • Must be preparing for pastoral ministry as an elder in The United Methodist Church

The Sherman Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman of Jacksonville, Florida. This fund provides assistance to United Methodist students who demonstrate academic ability and commitment to a biblically-based, evangelical ministry and who are preparing for ministry as pastors of local congregations.

Qualified students from the Florida Conference will be given preference, although all qualified United Methodist students will be considered. Candidates for the Sherman Scholarship should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Sherman awards are renewable upon maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, continuation of plans for ordained ministry as an elder in The United Methodist Church, and achievement of certified candidacy status as outlined in the scholarship award letter sent to recipients.

Deacon’s Awards (United Methodist)

  • Up to full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for ministry as a deacon in The United Methodist Church

A limited number of awards are available on a competitive basis to United Methodist students preparing for ministry as deacons in The United Methodist Church. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to servant leadership in the local church or other ministry setting. Deacons Award candidates should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 for student receiving awards of $15,000 or more and 3.0 for students receiving less than $15,000 scholarships, and continued plans to serve as a deacon in The United Methodist Church.

Frank Scholarships (United Methodist)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for ordained ministry as an elder in the Kansas or Missouri Annual Conference

Established in honor of Bishop Eugene M. and Mrs. Wilma A. Frank, this scholarship is for United Methodist students preparing for ordained ministry as elders in the Kansas or Missouri Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Applicants should demonstrate promise for ministry, academic excellence, and commitment to the pastorate of local congregations. Frank candidates should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continued plans to serve in the Kansas or Missouri Annual Conference as an ordained elder.

McDonald Scholarships (United Methodist)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for ordained ministry in the Mississippi Annual Conference

Established by W.I. and Emma Jean McDonald of Tylertown, Mississippi, the McDonald scholarship is for United Methodist students preparing for ordained ministry as elders or deacons in the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Applicants should demonstrate promise for ministry, academic excellence and commitment to the pastorate of local congregations. McDonald candidates should submit the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continued plans to serve in the Mississippi Annual Conference as an ordained deacon or elder.

Hardin Scholarships (United Methodist)

  • Full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for ordained ministry as an elder in the North Alabama Annual Conference

Established through the vision and generosity of Mary Goss Hardin, layperson, friend and benefactor, the Hardin Scholarship provides support for United Methodist students preparing for ordained ministry as elders in the North Alabama Annual Conference. Candidates for the Hardin Scholarship should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the awards for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and continued plans to serve in the North Alabama Annual Conference as an ordained elder.

Quenelle Scholarships (United Methodist)

  • Up to full tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimum is typical
  • Preference given to those preparing for ordained ministry in the Holston Conference

The Quenelle Scholarships for United Methodist students preparing for ordained ministry in the Holston Annual Conference were established by Olive Quenelle of Johnson City, Tennessee. Applicants should demonstrate promise for ministry, academic excellence and commitment to the pastorate of local congregations. Quenelle candidates should complete the application for admission and all supporting materials and The United Methodist Church and submit the District Superintendent Verification Form documenting status in the candidacy process. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continued plans to serve in the Holston Annual Conference as an ordained deacon or elder.

Christian Education Scholarship (United Methodist)

  • Full and partial tuition for 3 academic years
  • Full-time status
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be preparing for the vocation of Christian Education

The Christian Education Scholarship is for United Methodist students enrolled in the MDiv program and preparing for the vocation of Christian education. Renewal of the award for the second and third years requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continued plans to be a Christian educator. Candidates for a Christian Education Scholarship should submit the application for admission and all supporting documents.


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Master of Religious Leadership

Priority deadline is December 15 for spring semester and January 15 for fall semester

  • Up to full tuition
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimun is typical

A limited number of MRL scholarships covering a portion of tuition are available on a competitive basis. Renewal of the award for the second year requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the MRL program. Preference will be given to applications completed by November 1 for spring semester admission and January 15 for fall semester admission.


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Master of Religion and Public Life

No Candler scholarships are available to students in the MRPL degree program.

The Master of Religion and Public Life (MRPL) is designed for professionals in law, health care, social work, education and other fields whose work requires them to negotiate issues of faith. This one- to four-year program is designed to be completed by working professionals on a part-time basis. As such, Candler does not offer scholarships for the MRPL degree.

Professionals enrolling in a MRPL should pursue external scholarship opportunities including, but not limited to, company tuition reimbursement, employer-sponsored scholarships, union-sponsored scholarships, professional association or society scholarships. In addition, Candler lists many sources of theological scholarships on the External Scholarships and Loans tab on this page.


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Master of Theological Studies

Priority deadline is February 1

  • up to full tuition, fees and $5,000 stipend per academic year
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimum is typical

MTS students may receive merit awards that are available on a competitive basis. Renewal of the award for a second year requires maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 for students receiving awards of $15,000 or more and 3.0 for students receiving less than $15,000 scholarships. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the MTS program.


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Master of Theology

Priority deadline is February 15

Miller Scholarship
  • Partial tuition for one academic year
  • Full-time status
  • 3.3 GPA minimum is typical
  • Must be a graduate of Candler's MDiv or MTS degree program
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Hal C. Miller, the Miller Scholarship is presented to a Candler graduate pursuing advanced study, typically in the ThM program. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the ThM program. 
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Doctor of Ministry

Priority deadline is February 15 

All admitted DMin applicants will be considered for scholarships.

DMin applicants should pursue external scholarship opportunities, including but not limited to, employer-sponsored scholarships, tuition reimbursement, denomination-sponsored scholarships, and professional association or society scholarships, In addition, Candler lists many sources of theological scholarship opportunities on the External Scholarships and Loans tab on this page.

Access to federal student aid for DMin students will be determined based on credit hours per term. Additional details are forthcoming.


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Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling

Priority deadline is January 15

Anderson Roe Scholarship

  • Partial tuition
  • Full-time status
  • U.S. and non-U.S. citizens eligible

Named for Candler graduates Sherman Michael Anderson and Phyllis Roe, this scholarship honors their work in the field of pastoral counseling. This scholarship is available to either a U.S. or international student who is interested in working with native populations. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the ThD program.

Doctor of Theology International Scholarship

  • Full tuition for two-years of coursework and practicum
  • Non-U.S. citizens eligible

One ThD International Scholarship is available every other year to an entering ThD student who is a citizen of a country outside the United States. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the ThD program.

Gerkin Scholarship

  • Partial tuition
  • Non-U.S. citizens eligible
The Charles V. and Mary F. Gerkin Endowment for Graduate Study in Pastoral Theology was established by Charles Gerkin, Franklin N. Parker Professor of Pastoral Theology Emeritus, to provide scholarship support to an international doctoral student in the field of pastoral theology. Preference is given to students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or the Western Pacific. This scholarship is available to an international student who is interested in working with native populations. A separate application is not required. Review is based on materials submitted for admission to the ThD program. 
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There are a number of outside agencies that provide financial support to students pursuing theological education. Last year, Candler students secured over $900,000 in external awards. Below you will find information on the awards, deadlines and any denominational. The deadlines are usually for the following academic year; however even if a deadline has passed for this year, you can take note of it for the next year should you want to apply. A deadline index is included at the top of the page.

Scholarship Index by Deadline

January

  • 1-Jan :: Mount Olivet Foundation (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jan :: The UMC Women’s Division Scholarships (United Methodist)
  • 11-Jan :: Hispanic Theological Initiative Doctoral Dissertation Grants (Doctoral)
  • 11-Jan :: Hispanic Theological Initiative Masters Level Grants (General)
  • 12-Jan :: Social Science Research Council (Doctoral)
  • 15-Jan :: Baptist Foundation of Illinois (Baptist)
  • 15-Jan :: Bullard Scholarship (Baptist)
  • 15-Jan :: Detroit Annual Conference Mallinson Scholarship (United Methodist/DET)
  • 15-Jan :: Grannis-Martin and Grannis Memorial Scholarships (United Methodist)
  • 15-Jan :: Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC (United Methodist/IA)
  • 15-Jan :: Richard M. Weaver Fellowship (General)
  • 20-Jan :: A Foundation for Theological Education Wesley Fellowship (Doctoral)
  • 25-Jan :: Leighton Frederick Sandys Ford, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund (General)
  • 30-Jan :: General Board of Global Ministries, Laura Hofford Trust (United Methodist)
  • 31-Jan :: American Baptist Women’s Scholarship Fund (Baptist)
  • 31-Jan :: Amy Foundation Writing Award (General)
  • 31-Jan :: General Board of Global Ministries Crusade Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 31-Jan :: Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund (International)
  • 31-Jan :: Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship (General)
  • 31-Jan :: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Read Award (General)
  • 31-Jan :: Women’s Ordination Conference (Catholic)

February

  • 1-Feb :: Episcopal Evangelical Education Society Grants (Episcopalian)
  • 1-Feb :: Forum for Theological Education, Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Students (Doctoral)
  • 1-Feb :: Forum for Theological Education, Doctoral Students of African Descent (Doctoral)
  • 1-Feb :: Georgia Baptist Convention Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund (Baptist)
  • 1-Feb :: Iriel Harrison Theological Scholarship (Baptist
  • 1-Feb :: Margaret McNamara Memorial Grants (International)
  • 1-Feb :: Roothbert Fund (United Methodist)
  • 1-Feb :: The Horace Smith Fund (General)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Baker Graduate Award (United Methodist)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Bentzinger Graduate Scholarships (United Methodist)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Diaconia Graduate Fellowships (Doctoral)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Schisler Graduate Awards (United Methodist)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Women of Color Scholarship Program (Doctoral)
  • 1-Feb :: The United Methodist Church Women of Color Scholarship Program (United Methodist)
  • 1-Feb :: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship (General)
  • 15-Feb :: Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation (General)
  • 15-Feb :: National Women’s Studies Association (General)
  • 15-Feb :: The Northern Baptist Education Society Award (Baptist)
  • 22-Feb :: Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship (General)
  • 25-Feb :: Ethnic Ministerial Scholarship Fund (United Methodist)
  • 28-Feb :: Beacon of Light Scholarship (General)
  • 28-Feb :: International Foundation for Education and Self Help (General)

March

  • 1-Mar :: American Baptist Women of New Jersey (Baptist)
  • 1-Mar :: The Clendenin Graduate Fellows Program (General)
  • 1-Mar :: Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship (Baptist)
  • 1-Mar :: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. Doctoral Fellows Program (Doctoral)
  • 1-Mar :: The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. N. American Doctoral Fellows Program
  • 1-Mar :: Hawaii Community Foundation Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship (General)
  • 1-Mar :: New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (General)
  • 1-Mar :: The Order of the Daughters of the King Master’s Fund (Episcopalian)
  • 1-Mar :: Hattie M. Strong Foundation (General)
  • 1-Mar :: The United Methodist Church Brandenburg Graduate Awards (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: The United Methodist Church Edwards Graduate Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: The United Methodist Church Harkness Scholarship Award (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: Ethnic In-Service Training Fund for Clinical Pastoral Education (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: The Coleman, Tyson and Siekman (CTS) Correctional Ministry Scholarship Endowment (United Methodist)
  • 1-Mar :: Fred Heather Fund (United Methodist)
  • 5-Mar :: Journey Toward Ordained Ministry (United Methodist)
  • 10-Mar :: California-Pacific Annual Conference Scholarships (United Methodist/CAPAC)
  • 10-Mar :: Palma Ceia United Methodist Church Women’s Scholarship (United Methodist/FL)
  • 12-Mar :: St. Lawrence Foundation Award (Unitarian Universalist)
  • 15-Mar :: Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scholarships
  • 15-Mar :: Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarship (Presbyterian)
  • 15-Mar :: Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarship (General)
  • 15-Mar :: James G. Blakemore Fund (United Methodist/TN)
  • 15-Mar :: The Church Training and Deaconess House Scholarship (Episcopalian)
  • 15-Mar :: United Methodist Communications, Stoody-West Fellowship (United Methodist)
  • 15-Mar :: United Methodist Communications Weidman Fellowship (United Methodist)
  • 15-Mar :: The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Double Your Dollars for Scholars
  • 15-Mar :: The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) Scholarship (Episcopal)
  • 29-Mar :: The Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship (General)
  • 31-Mar :: Higgins Scholarship (Presbyterian
  • 31-Mar :: Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust (Episcopal)
  • 31-Mar :: National Federation of Asian-American United Methodists (United Methodist)
  • 31-Mar :: National Federation of the Blind (General)
  • 31-Mar :: Hollis R. Williams Memorial Scholarship (United Methodist/VA)
  • 31-Mar :: The John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund (United Methodist)

April

  • 1-Apr :: East Ohio Conference Scholarships (United Methodist/EOH)
  • 1-Apr :: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Educational Grant Program (Lutheran)
  • 1-Apr :: The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. Ministry Fellowships (General)
  • 1-Apr :: Daisy and Eugene Hale Memorial Scholarship (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Apr :: John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund (Unitarian Universalist)
  • 1-Apr :: International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons, New Hampshire (General)
  • 1-Apr :: Japanese American Citizens League (General)
  • 1-Apr :: Lydia Scholarship Fund (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Apr :: Missionary Emergency Fund (General)
  • 1-Apr :: Mount Olivet Foundation (United Methodist)
  • 1-Apr :: Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Shepherd Scholarships (General)
  • 1-Apr :: Southwest Texas Annual Conference Scholarship (United Methodist/SWTX)
  • 1-Apr :: Synod of the Northeast Wurffel/Sills Loans (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Apr :: The United Methodist Church HANA Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 15-Apr :: Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships (General)
  • 15-Apr :: Calvary Foundation Grant (United Methodist/VA)
  • 15-Apr :: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina (Baptist)
  • 15-Apr :: Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation (General)
  • 15-Apr :: T James Ferhley III Memorial Fund (Episcopal)
  • 15-Apr :: Cox Otterbein Fund (United Methodist/EOH)
  • 15-Apr :: Lawrence and Donna Taylor Foundation (United Methodist)
  • 15-Apr :: Unitarian Universalist Association Scholarships (Unitarian Universalist)
  • 15-Apr :: Jane Walker Scholarship (United Methodist/ALWFL)
  • 15-Apr :: Eleanor and Ralph Weber Christian Education Fund (United Methodist/FL)
  • 15-Apr :: Western North Carolina Conference Emory Club Scholarships (United Methodist/WNC)
  • 17-Apr :: Palma Ceia United Methodist Women Scholarship (Florida United Methodist)
  • 18-Apr :: Emory University President's Award for Greaduate or Professional Scholarship on Women (General)
  • 20-Apr :: Speer Education Grant (Presbyterian)
  • 30-Apr :: Dubose Scholarship Fund (Episcopalian)
  • 30-Apr :: International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons (General)
  • 30-Apr :: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (General)
  • 30-Apr :: Craig Holbrook Parham Scholarship (Baptist)
  • 30-Apr :: The Philadelphia Foundation, Stewart Scholarship (General)
  • 30-Apr :: Gene & Faye Santavicca Scholarship (Presbyterian)
  • 30-Apr :: UMC Federal Credit Union Scholarship (United Methodist)

May

  • 1-May :: Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership (General)
  • 1-May :: The Reverend A. Clayton and Mrs. Emma Gilmer Scholarship (United Methodist/NGA)
  • 1-May :: Hale Donation Scholarship (United Church of Christ)
  • 1-May :: Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund (General)
  • 1-May :: Francis Nathaniel and Katherine Padgett Kennedy Awards (General)
  • 1-May :: Kennedy Foundation Scholarship (General)
  • 1-May :: North Georgia Annual Conference MEF (summer) (United Methodist/NGA)
  • 1-May :: The Peed Scholarship (United Methodist/SGA)
  • 1-May :: The Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 1-May :: Bill Raskob Foundation, Inc. (General)
  • 1-May :: Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship (Christian Church (Disciples of Christ))
  • 1-May :: William B. Small Trust (General)
  • 1-May :: South Carolina Annual Conference Seminary Scholarship (United Methodist/SC)
  • 1-May :: Barbara Tilton Memorial Scholarship (Presbyterian)
  • 1-May :: United Church of Christ Historical Council (United Church of Christ)
  • 1-May :: United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Annual Conference Scholars
  • 1-May :: The United Methodist Church Native American Seminary Award (United Methodist)
  • 3-May :: Edwin Whitney Fund (United Church of Christ)
  • 10-May :: United Methodist City Society Scholarship for Urban Ministry (United Methodist/NY)
  • 15-May :: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship - Vestal Scholarship (Baptist)
  • 15-May :: Davis Foute Eagleton Loan Fund (General)
  • 15-May :: Mary C. Easterling Scholarship (General)
  • 15-May :: Mary C. Easterling Scholarship (United Methodist/ALWFL)
  • 15-May :: Forbeck Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 15-May :: Francis Nathaniel & Kathy Padgett Kennedy Foundation (General)
  • 15-May :: Luella M. Odell Memorial Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 21-May :: The Charles Wesley Essay Prize (General)
  • 30-May :: Justin Haruyama Scholarship (General)
  • 31-May :: American Baptist Church, USA Scholarships (Baptist)
  • 31-May :: Harvesters Scholarship Foundation (General)
  • 31-May :: The Reverend JK Fukishima Memorial Scholarship (UCC)
  • 31-May :: Onarga United Methodist Church Barber Scholarship (United Methodist/IGR)
  • 31-May :: United Methodist City Society Scholarships (United Methodist/NY)

June

  • 1-Jun :: American Indian Graduate Center (General)
  • 1-Jun :: John Gyles Education Award (General)
  • 1-Jun :: Mona Harris Testamentary Trust (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jun :: Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund, Inc. (General)
  • 1-Jun :: Hotson Trust (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Jun :: Mellinger Educational Foundation (General)
  • 1-Jun :: National Korean Presbyterian Women (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Jun :: Native American Seminary Scholarship Program (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jun :: Siebert Lutheran Foundation Grants (Lutheran)
  • 1-Jun :: The United Methodist Church Hoffman Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jun :: The United Methodist Church Tadlock Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jun :: The United Methodist Foundation of Western NC (United Methodist/WNC)
  • 1-Jun :: Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships (General)
  • 1-Jun :: Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History (Lutheran)
  • 1-Jun :: Wise Scholarship Fund (United Methodist/SWTX)
  • 15-Jun :: Mississippi United Methodist Foundation (United Methodist/MS)
  • 15-Jun :: Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation (General)
  • 15-Jun :: Scudder Association, Inc. (General)
  • 16-Jun :: The Charles Hefling Student Essay Competition (General)
  • 28-Jun :: Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation (General)
  • 30-Jun :: Bond Memorial Scholarship (United Methodist/LA)
  • 30-Jun :: Nebraska United Methodist Foundation Scholarship (United Methodist/GP)
  • 30-Jun :: South Carolina Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/SC)
  • 30-Jun :: William A. Heath Educational Fund (General)

July

  • 1-Jul :: Alabama-West Florida UM Foundation Scholarships (United Methodist/ALWFL)
  • 1-Jul :: American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Grants (Baptist)
  • 1-Jul :: Mount Olivet Foundation (United Methodist)
  • 1-Jul :: North Alabama Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/NAL)
  • 1-Jul :: The UM Higher Education Foundation Powell Scholarship (General)
  • 1-Jul :: Virginia Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/VA)
  • 1-Jul :: Lilly Scholarships in Religion for Journalists (General)
  • 1-Jul :: Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship Fund (United Methodist)
  • 15-Jul :: Dauphin Way UMC Scholarship (United Methodist/ALWF)
  • 15-Jul :: Hope United Methodist Church Seminary Grants (United Methodist/DET)
  • 15-Jul :: North Georgia Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/NGA)
  • 15-Jul :: Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship (General)
  • 20-Jul :: Association of American Indian Affairs Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships (General)

August

  • 1-Aug :: Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference MEF (United Methodist/AWF)
  • 1-Aug :: Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship (Baptist)
  • 1-Aug :: Rev. John W. Elliott Sr. Ministerial Scholarship (United Methodist/CTX)
  • 1-Aug :: Rev. John W. Elliott Sr. Ministerial Scholarship (United Methodist/NTX)
  • 1-Aug :: Tennessee Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/TN)
  • 1-Aug :: The United Methodist Church Women’s Division Hoover Award (United Methodist)
  • 1-Aug :: White Memorial Fund (General)
  • 15-Aug :: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation on Financial Need Scholarship (General)
  • 15-Aug :: Davis Foute Eagleton Loan Fund (General)
  • 15-Aug :: Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (United Methodist/IA)
  • 15-Aug :: Missouri United Methodist Foundation Seminary Scholars Grant (United Methodist/MO)
  • 31-Aug :: Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship (General)

September

  • 15-Sep :: Detroit Annual Conference Mallinson Scholarship (United Methodist/DET)
  • 15-Sep :: Frederic Henry Hedge Prize (Unitarian Universalist)
  • 15-Sep :: Georgia Baptist Convention Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund (Baptist)
  • 30-Sep :: Presbyterian Church (USA) (Presbyterian)

October

  • 1-Oct :: Mount Olivet Foundation (United Methodist)
  • 1-Oct :: National Hispanic Scholarship Fund (General)
  • 1-Oct :: The Northern Baptist Education Society Award (Baptist)
  • 1-Oct :: Virginia Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/VA)
  • 10-Oct :: California-Pacific Annual Conference Scholarships (United Methodist/CAPAC)
  • 15-Oct :: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina (Baptist)
  • 17-Oct :: Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (Doctoral)

November

  • 1-Nov :: Centennial United Methodist Church Johnson-Kitts Scholarship (United Methodist/MN)
  • 1-Nov :: Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund (United Church of Christ)
  • 1-Nov :: Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund (Presbyterian)
  • 1-Nov :: Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund (Baptist)
  • 1-Nov :: Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund (United Methodist/IA)
  • 1-Nov :: North Georgia Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund (United Methodist/NGA)
  • 1-Nov :: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
  • 1-Nov :: The United Methodist Church Dempster Fellowships (Doctoral)
  • 4-Nov :: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Fdn. Women’s Studies Grants (Doctoral)
  • 15-Nov :: Knights Templar Educational Foundation of Georgia Scholarship (General)
  • 19-Nov :: Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Minorities (Doctoral)
  • 30-Nov :: United Methodist GBGM - Crusade Scholarship Program (United Methodist)

December

  • 1-Dec :: Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference MEF (United Methodist/ALWFL)
  • 1-Dec :: Nancy Grisson-Self Scholarship (United Methodist)
  • 1-Dec :: Northern Illinois Annual Conference Ministry Scholarships (United Methodist/NIL)
  • 2-Dec :: The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships (Doctoral)
  • 3-Dec :: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (Doctoral)
  • 7-Dec :: Hispanic Theological Initiative Doctoral Dissertation Grants (Doctoral)
  • 15-Dec :: Davis Foute Eagleton Loan Fund (General)
  • 15-Dec :: PEO International Peace Scholarship (International)
  • 31-Dec :: Venture Student Aid Awards (General)

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General Scholarships

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500 to $5,000

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty provides grants and fellowships to outstanding seminarians and graduate students in religious fields.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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: August 15
  • Amount: $750 to $2,000

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Financial Need Scholarshipis awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with good academic standing who have endured great hardship to accomplish their educational goals. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Fill out the application.

American Indian Graduate Center

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Varies according to financial need

Fellowships from the American Indian Graduate Center are available to enrolled members of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native Group or persons who possess one-fourth degree (federally recognized) Indian blood. An applicant must be a full-time student pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
800.628.1920

AmeriCorps

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies

Educational awards from AmeriCorps are 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

AmeriCorps
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
800.942.2677

The Amy Foundation Writing Award

  • Deadline: January 31
  • Amount: $10,000

The Amy Foundation Writing Award goes 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Amy Foundation
P.O. Box 16091
Lansing, MI 48901
517.323.6233

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc.

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $500 to $2,000

The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc. provides scholarships to women with physical disabilities working toward a masters degree or above.

Qualifications:

  • Recipients must be active in a local, state or national disability organization, either in person or electronically.
  • ELA Scholars must be willing to network with the ELA Board of Directors and the current and alumni scholarship recipients on the ELA listserv.
  • Recipients must also update ELA with an annual letter stating her progress in her academic and working career.

For more information, contact:

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director
2460 North Lake Avenue
PMB #128
Altadena, CA 91001

Association of American Indian Affairs - Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: July 20
  • Amount: $1,500

Association of American Indian Affairs - Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships are 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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 $1,000

The Business and Professional Women's Foundation - Career Advancement Scholarships provide assistance to 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 12 to 24 months.
  • Recipients must demonstrate clear career plans.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Businessand Professional Women's Foundation
Career Advancement Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
800.525.3729

Candler School of Theology - Leadership Development/Conference Sponsorship

  • Deadline: Ongoing

Candler School of Theology offers limited sponsorships to students participating in professional conferences and educational events that support the School's mission of "educating faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries in the world." Applications are available in the Office ofStudent Programming. Completed applications are due two weeks prior to any registration or payment deadlines for the event.

For more information, contact:

Leadership Development/Conference Sponsorship
Office of Student Programming
Candler School of Theology, Suite 311

Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation - Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

The Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation - Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship provides support to Christians who are theologically and biblically conservative.

Qualifications:

  • MDiv or MTS degree candidates. Chattanooga-area residents.
  • Candidates for pulpit ministry or the mission field are preferred.
  • Candidates must call before submitting an application.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation
736 Market Street, Suite 1706
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423.266.5257

The Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship

  • Deadlines: March 29
  • Amount: Varies

To qualify for a Chicago Lighthouse scholarship, the applicant must be visually impaired, legally blind, totally blind or multidisabled. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

The Chicago Lighthouse
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator, Araceli Heredia
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1298

The Churches Homes Foundation, Inc.

  • Deadlines: Applications are reviewed in January (Deadline is Dec. 20), April (Deadline isMarch 21), July (Deadline is June 17), and October (Deadline is Sep. 20)
  • Amount: Varies

The Churches Homes Foundation, Inc. provides awards based on need for Atlanta residents pursuing ministerial study.

Qualifications: Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be a permanent resident ofAtlanta (according to government guidelines for Atlanta Metro counties). Please note that residing in Atlanta for graduate school does not constitute permanent residency.

For more information, contact:
The Churches Homes Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Ms. V. Faye White
3560 Lenox Road, Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
faye.white@marsh.com

Comision Feminii Mexicana Nacional Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Not specified

Comision Feminii Mexicana Nacional Scholarship are available to Hispanic women desiring to complete their graduate education.

For more information, contact:

Comision Feminii Mexicana Nacional Scholarship
379 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Not specified

The Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation provides awards for full-time MDiv students who are residents of the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI).

For more information, visit the website.

Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Not specified

Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership provide support for MDiv 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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, D.C. 20009

Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 22
  • Amount: $7,500

The Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding students whose actions, beliefs and passions have improved the Emory community. Financial aid eligibility will be strongly considered in the scholarship application review.

For more information, contact:

Allison Agnew, Executive Administrative Assistant
allison.agnew@emory.edu
404.727.6003

Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Up to $5,000 per calendar year

Feild Co-operative Association, Inc. provides loans to residents of Mississippi.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 5054
Jackson, MS 39225-5054
601.713.2312

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. - Ministry Fellowships
(Not offered for the 2013-14 school year)

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: $10,000

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. - Ministry Fellowships are self-designed summer project fellowships for students entering their second year of an MDiv program who are preparing for congregational ministry. Download the brochure.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum seminary GPA of 3.3.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship.For students age 35 and under.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. - Congregational Fellowships
(Not offered for the 2013-14 school year)

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: Fellowship matches funds donated by home congregation.

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. - Congregational Fellowships provides matching fellowships to students entering the MDiv 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 GPA of 3.0.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
  • For students age 35 and under.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. - Volunteers Exploring Vocation Fellowships are for young adults participating in one of 10 national faith-based volunteer programs connected to FTE's Volunteers Exploring Vocation (VEV) initiative. The VEV Fellowship offers financial help toward the cost ofthe first year of an MDiv program. See website for a full list of the 10 faith-based volunteer programs. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens 35 years of age or younger.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Congregation-based Recruitment Program
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329

John Gyles Education Award

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $500

Applicants for the John Gyles Education Award must be enrolled full-time at a college or university program as an undergraduate or graduate student and must have aminimum GPA of 3.5. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

R. James Cougle at 506.459.7460

Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation, Inc. Program

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: Varies

The Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation, Inc. Program provides renewable scholarships for students studying for degrees in nursing, pastoral ministry or engineering.

For more information, visit the website.

Harvesters Scholarship Foundation

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Not Specified

The Harvesters Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to individuals who subscribe to the Evangelical Christian faith and are planning on becoming missionaries upon graduation.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Harvesters Scholarship Foundation
7252 Berry Creek St.
Eastvale, CA  92880
HarvestersScholarship@hotmail.com

Justin Haruyama Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 30
  • Amount: Not Specified

The scholarship is offered to persons of Japanese ancestry, accepted or enrolled full time in an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States, preparing for ministerial degrees who intend to serve Japanese American congregations or other church related ministries. For information and the application visit: http://www.jauc.org/haruyama/.

Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund
c/o Japanese American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10001
212-242-9444
ministryjauc@gmail.com

Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Not Specified

Applicants for the Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund must be committed to a ministry of evangelism and missions upon graduation. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

The Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund, Inc.
PO Box 9946
Greensboro, NC  27429

Hawaii Community Foundation - Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: $500 to $2,500

The Hawaii Community Foundation - Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship is 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Hawaii Community Foundation
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813
808.566.5570

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: December 15
  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and have aminimum GPA of 3.0.

For more information, visit the website.

Hispanic Theological Initiative - Masters Level Grants

  • Deadline: January 11
  • Amount: $4,000

The Hispanic Theological Initiative offers 25 grants to master-level students who have plans to continue their education at the doctoral level.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Hispanic Theological Initiative
12 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

International Foundation for Education and Self Help - International Fellows Program

  • Deadline: February 28
  • Amount: Not specified

The International Foundation for Education and Self Help - International Fellows Program supports nine-month fellowships for 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

International Foundation for Education and Self Help
International Fellows Program
5040 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 260
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4687
480.443.1800

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Up to $1,000

The International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons provides awards to graduate students preparing for full-time ministry. To receive an application, send a self-addressed letter-size envelope with two stamps. Please also send a letter of request including college graduation date, GPA (at least 3.0), current school of attendance and anticipated graduation date.

For more information, contact:

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Elizabeth R. Galey, Director
Student Ministry Scholarship Department
48 Fairview Drive
Fredericton, NB E3C 1L1
Canada

Japanese American Citizens League

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

The Japanese American Citizens League provides scholarships 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.

For more information, contact:

Japanese American Citizens League
Masao Satow Building
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Kennedy Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Not Specified

The Kennedy Foundation Scholarship grants are available only to men and women who are preparing for full-time Christian service at the college or seminary level from the South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York.

For more information, contact:

Dr.Donald Johnson
933 Sunset Drive
Greenwood, SC

Francis, Nathanie, and Kathyrn Padgett Kennedy Foundation

  • Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: $1,000

The Francis, Nathanie, and Kathyrn Padgett Kennedy Foundation provides support primarily for South Carolina residents from Laurens County and upper Piedmont. Preference for applicants who wish to serve as an international missionary or as a Christian educator in a local congregation.

For more information, contact:

Francis, Nathaniel and Kathryn Padgett Kennedy Foundation
PO Box 1178
Greenwood, SC 29648

Knights Templar Educational Foundation of Georgia Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Knights Templar Educational Foundation of Georgia Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who are citizens of the United States that are pursuing post-secondary education with an emphasis on Christian ministerial education. Requires three letters of recommendations from people familiar with your character and scholastic abilities. Good recommenders are ministers, teachers and civic leaders.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Knights Templar Educational Foundation
811 Mulberry St.
Macon, GA 31201

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church - David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award

  • Deadline: January 31
  • Amount: $10,000

The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church - David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award is presented to a third-year MDiv student who shows outstanding promise as a preacher and scholar with indicated commitment to the parish pulpit. The purpose of the award is to assist recipients to further their strengths as preachers/scholars after leaving seminary. Candler selects two nominees to be considered for this award.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021

Mellinger Educational Foundation
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The Mellinger Educational Foundation provides loans for deserving students from Warren County, IL or the surrounding counties.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 278
1025 E. Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
309.734.2419

Missionary Emergency Fund

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The Missionary Emergency Fund is available for children of missionaries or clergy. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

gturnbull@fpcbristol.org
Missionary Emergency Fund
701 Florida Ave.
Bristol, TN  37620

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Up to $2,500

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People scholarships are 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Education Department
Attention: Director of Education, NAACP
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

National Federation of the Blind

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: Up to $12,000

National Federation of the Blind 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The National Hispanic Scholarship Fund is available to full-time graduate students of Hispanic parentage. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with astrong academic record and attend a university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Selection Committee
P.O. Box 728
Novato, CA 94948

National Women's Studies Association

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Amount: Varies

The National Women's Studies Association provides awards, fellowships and scholarships intended to expand the boundaries and possibilities of women's studies, including lesbian studies.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs - Margaret Yardley Fellowship is 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
723.249.5474

The Philadelphia Foundation - Margaret and Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Up to $500

The Philadelphia Foundation - Margaret and Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund is available to full-time seminary students working toward the MDiv degree with intent to serve in pastoral ministry in the black church of any Protestant denomination. Please call before applying.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace provides senior and dissertation fellowships available to enable outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Bill Raskob Foundation, Inc. provides interest-free educational loans to students with unmet need after the receipt of Stafford Student Loans. Loans are not available to first-year students or international students.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Preference for the Roothbert Fund will be given to those who are considering teaching as a vocation. Candidates are required to go to an interview in New York City, NewHaven, CT or Washington, D.C., for which the Fund does not reimburse travel expenses. Must satisfy high scholastic requirements. Applicants must include aself-addressed, stamped envelope.

Applicants must have a permanent address from one of the following states/districts: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Scudder Association, Inc. provides grants to full-time students in medicine, nursing and theology. Applications are accepted only from members of the ScudderAssociation and those recommended by Scudder.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Scudder Association, Inc.
Terry Sherman, Chair,
Education Grant Committee
Zero Bell Court
Manchester, MA 01944
978.526.8213

W.B. Small Trust

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $2,500

To receive support from the W.B. Small Trust an applicant must be a full-time Christian student working on a Masters of Divinity at an accredited seminary and have a strong Iowa connection. Scholarship recipients will be chosen during the third week of June on the basis of their financial need, Iowa connection, academic record, statement of faith and letters of recommendation.

For more information, visit the website.

The Horace Smith Fund - Walter S. Barr Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: None specified

The Horace Smith Fund - Walter S. Barr Fellowships provide financial assistance to ministry students who are residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 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 studyi n the United States. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.

The applicant must be under 30 and have a bachelor's degree.

For more information, visit the website.

Hattie M. Strong Foundation

  • Deadline: March 31 (Applications are accepted after January 1)
  • Amount: Interest-free, merit-based loans of up to $5,000

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation provides loans 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Hattie M. Strong Foundation
1620 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006
202.331.1619

Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Amount: $650 to $1,800

The Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship is for a resident of Wisconsin who is preparing for Christian ministry and accepted into a seminary leading to ordination.

For more information, contact:
Tom Benson, District Administrator
School District of Reedsburg
710 N. Webb Avenue
Reedsburg, WI  53959-1198
(608) 524-2401
tbenson@rsd.k12.wi.us

Lawrence and Donna Taylor Foundation

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Varies

Lawrence and Donna Taylor Foundation scholarships are provided for full-time students preparing for the ordained ministry or certification in Christian Education.

For more information, contact:

Boone First United Methodist Church
Seventh and Arden Streets
Boone, IA 50036
515.432.4660

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $900

The Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship supports 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 middle 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The United States Army Reserve Chaplain Candidate Program provides scholarship assistance 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

John E. Armistead
800.223.3735 ext. 6-0585
John.Armistead@usarec.army.mil

Veterans Educational Assistance

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Varies

Veterans Educational Assistance provides scholarships to United States military veterans.

Qualifications: Must have served in active duty for more than 180 days.

For more information, visit the website.

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Amount: Tuition plus $5,000

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship grants are available to graduate students of conservative orientation who plan to teach at the college level in the liberal arts or social sciences.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Charles Wesley Essay Prize is awarded annually for a 25-page essay on the life, work or hymns/prose of Charles Wesley.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Charles Wesley Essay Prize
The Charles Wesley Society
128 Bridge Avenue
Bay Head, NJ 08742

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $500 to $1,000

The Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in an accredited college or university program. Applicant must have demonstrated scholarly distinction or unusual ability in her chosen field. Awarded for full-time study for the academic year (Fall-Spring) and may be renewed. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

 Lilly Scholarships in Religion for Journalists

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $5000

Scholarships are available to full-time journalists in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants must show evidence of employment as a full-time journalist in the news media. Journalists in any position or beat are eligible. Journalists working for religious media—including media supporting or promoting a particular religion, faith community or religious group—are not eligible.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Amy Schiska at Schiska@RNA.org
Religion Newswriter Foundation
P.O. Box 2037
Westerville, OH 43086-2037

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $500 to $1,000

The Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in an accredited college or university program. Applicant must have demonstrated scholarly distinction or unusual ability in her chosen field. Awarded for full-time study for the academic year (Fall-Spring) and may be renewed. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

The Charles Hefling Student Essay Competition

  • Deadline: June 16
  • Amount: $500

Each year the Anglican Theological Review publishes an outstanding essay written by a student at a seminary of the Episcopal Church or the Anglican Church of Canada. In addition to publication, the winner of the Charles Hefling Student Essay Competition receives a prize of five hundred dollars. Eligibility for the Hefling Prize is limited to students currently enrolled in a master’s-level degree program at one of the ATR’s supporting institutions. The jury for the Hefling Prize will consider essays on any topic, but special consideration will be given to essays that further the journal’s commitment to creative engagement with Christian tradition, and to interdisciplinary inquiry that includes literature and the arts, philosophy, and science.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Jackie Winter at ATRsubmissions@gmail.com
Anglican Theological Review
8765 W. Higgins Ruad, Suite 650
Chicago, Illinois 60631


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Doctoral Scholarships

The American Indian Graduate Center

  • Deadline: June 2 
  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

Fellowships from the American Indian Graduate Center are available to enrolled members of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native Group or persons who possess one-fourth degree (federally recognized) Indian blood. An applicant must be a full-time student pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
800.628.1920

Ford Foundation Diversity Pre-doctoral & Dissertation Fellowships

  • Deadlines: Pre-doctoral fellowships, November 21, and Dissertation fellowships, November 30
  • Amount: $16,000 to $21,000

Ford Foundation Diversity Pre-doctoral fellowships of up to $20,000 are available for each of the three years of fellowship tenure for minority students who are at or near the beginning of their doctoral study and are citizens or nationals of the U.S. Dissertation fellowships of $21,000 are available for minority degree candidates engaged in the writing of an approved dissertation/topic. Applicants must aspire to a teaching and research career and be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a research-based PhD program.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral & Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
The Fellowship Office
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418

A Foundation for Theological Education John Wesley Fellowship

  • Deadline: January 21
  • Amount: $10,000

The John Wesley Fellowship is available to United Methodist students pursuing PhD or ThD degree programs. Candidates are selected for their commitment to Christ and the church as well as for their academic excellence.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

A Foundation for Theological Education
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1119
281.297.5915
afte@twumc.org

Forum for Theological Education
Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Up to $20,000

Financial support for doctoral students of African descent who have completed the course work stage of their PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Darlene Hutto
dhutto@fteleaders.org

Forum for Theological Education
Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Up to $20,000

Financial support for doctoral students of Latino/a, Asian, or First Nations descent who have completed the course work stage of their PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Darlene Hutto
dhutto@fteleaders.org

Hispanic Theological Initiative
Doctoral Dissertation Grants

  • Deadline: December 7 and January 11
  • Amount: $16,000

The Hispanic Theological Initiative has Doctoral Dissertation Grants available to four outstanding Latino/a doctoral students for a maximum of two years of full-time course work. Grants are also available to six students for a dissertation year.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Hispanic Theological Initiative
12 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Not specified

The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace provides senior and dissertation fellowships to enable outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

  • Deadline: January 10
  • Amount: $17,000

The Jennings Randolph program awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities researching and writing doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peace. Dissertation projects from all disciplines are welcome. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011

Rosalie Bentzinger Graduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $5,000

Rosalie Bentzinger Graduate scholarships are available to United Methodist students pursuing a PhD in Christian Education.

Qualifications: Must be a full and active member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Must be a deacon in full connection, diaconal minister, or deaconess. Must be accepted for doctoral studies in a graduate theological seminary; full-time; and have a B+ academic average.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
615.340.7344

Social Science Research Council

  • Deadline: January 12
  • Amount: Not specified

The Social Sciences Research Council awards pre-dissertation, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships as well as advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: Up to $25,000

The Spencer Foundation awards dissertation fellowships to support students' completion of their doctoral dissertations. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study. The dissertation must concern the field of education, but graduate study may be in any academic discipline.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Attention: Catherine A. Lacey
900 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60611-1542

The United Methodist Church
Dempster Fellowships

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: Up to $10,000 for a single student and $11,000 for a married student

The United Methodist Church provides Dempster Fellowships to United Methodists who are teaching or planning to teach in seminaries, or who are teaching or planning to teach religion and related subjects in universities or colleges. The fellowships are open only to members of The United Methodist Church who plan to teach in seminaries, or to teach one of the theological disciplines (Bible, church history, theology, ethics, and the arts of ministry) in universities or colleges. Applications are available in August each year.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Dena Cheatham, Office Administrator
Division of Ordained Ministry
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
615.340.7388
Fax: 615.340.7377
dcheatham@gbhem.org

The United Methodist Church
Diaconia Graduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Not Specified

The United Methodist Church provides Diaconia Graduate Fellowships to full-time United Methodist doctoral students who demonstrate financial need and plan to teach or serve as an administrator in a school of theology or another institution or agency of the church. Applicants must be consecrated as a diaconal minister or ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church or a commissioned minister moving toward ordination as a deacon, with one year of probation completed.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
615.340.7344

The United Methodist Church
Women of Color Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The United Methodist church provides scholarships to five United Methodist women of color who are pursuing PhD or ThD degrees within the field of religious studies who desire to serve on the faculty or executive administration at a UM theological school. Applicants must be of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American parentage (at least one parent); be a member in the UMC for at least three years; provide a receipt of the MDiv degree; and either be accepted or be enrolled full time in a PhD or ThD program.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: A year of full graduate tuition.(In recent years, a $17,500 stipend has also been awarded.)

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships are available to first-year doctoral students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, entering a program in a humanistic field.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
PO Box 5329
Princeton, NJ 08543-5329

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

  • Deadline: November 14
  • Amount: $19,000

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships are available to PhD candidates at the dissertation stage writing on topics of religious and ethical values in all fields.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
PO Box 5281
Princeton, NY 08543-5281

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Women's Studies Research Grants

  • Deadline: October 10
  • Amount: $3,000 for research expenses, such as travel, books, taping, and computer services

Women's Studies Research Grants are available to PhD candidates writing dissertations on topics concerning women.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
PO Box 5281
WS Department
Princeton, NJ 08543-5281


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International Student Scholarships

Ford Foundation International Fellows Program

  • Deadline: varies by country  

Fellowships available for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. Applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country or territory. Currently these are: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.

For more information, visit the website.

Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: January 31 (Request application by October 31) 
  • Amount: Up to $4,000

Scholarships available to students from China and other Southeast Asian countries. Applicants must have successfully completed one or more years of higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a TOEFL score of at least 500. Students must have the ability to express themselves clearly and to personally complete the application in English.

For more information, contact:

Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 924
Menlo Park, CA 94026-0924

Margaret McNamara Memorial Grants

  • Deadline: Application must be requested before January 15; Application deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Up to $11,000

Grants to women from selected developing countries who reside in the U.S. Students must demonstrate commitment to the problems and needs of women and/or children.

Qualifications:

  • Students must plan to return to their home country within two years of receiving the grant.
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance to complete the course of study.
  • 25 years of age or older.
  • Permanent residents are ineligible.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
1818 H Street, NW
Room H2-204
Washington, D.C. 20433
202.473.8751

PEO International Peace Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 15
  • Amount: Maximum award for 12 months of study is $10,000

Scholarships are awarded annually to women students who are citizens of countries other than the U.S. or Canada for graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. (Doctoral students who have completed course work and are working on dissertations are not eligible. First-time applicants seeking assistance for less than one academic year will not be considered.)

Qualifications:

  • Students must be admitted to a degree program by April 1.
  • Applicants must submit a witnessed statement that upon graduation they will return to their home countries to pursue professional careers.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312-2899
515.255.3153


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General UMC Scholarships

Cannon Endowment Scholarship
  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Approximately $2,500

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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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 or 866.822.8224 ext. 3848
jeffersv@ucc.org

JK Sasaki Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Amount: $250 to $1,000

The JK Sasaki Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Japanese Americans and Asian Americans who intend to serve in the ordained ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and intent to serve in a Japanese American or Asian American congregation.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Scholarship Committee
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
1913 Purdue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Varies, but usually around $1,000

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts provides financial assistance to United Methodist students studying sacred music, worship or the arts.

Qualifications:

  • Membership in the United Methodist Church for at least one year.
  • Full-time music degree candidate intending to pursue a career in sacred music.
  • Demonstrate evidence of exceptional musical or other artistic talent.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
P.O. Box 24787
Nashville, TN 37202
fummwa@aol.com

A Foundation for Theological Education - John Wesley Fellowship

  • Deadline: January 1
  • Amount: Approximately $10,000

A Foundation for Theological Education - John Wesley Fellowship provides support to United Methodist students pursuing PhD or ThD degree programs.

Qualifications: Candidates are selected for their commitment to Christ and the church as well as for their academic excellence.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

A Foundation for Theological Education
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1119
281.297.5915
afte@twumc.org

General Board of Global Ministries - World Communion Scholarships

  • Deadline: November 30
  • Amount: Up to $12,500

The World Communion Scholarship Program is designed to enable the education preparation of church and community leaders around the world so that they may serve in the mission of their churches and societies upon completion of their studies. You must be admitted to or have applied to a graduate-level study program in an institution of higher education, be a member of a racial or ethnic minority, and be able to demonstrate evidence of financial need. Priority is given to members of the United Methodist Church. Scholarship recipients should have the probability of offering five years of service to their community and/or churches.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Lisa Katzenstein
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
212.870.3850
scholars@gbgm-umc.org

Nancy Grisson-Self Scholarship

  • Deadlines: December 1
  • Amount: $1,500

The Nancy Grisson-Self Scholarship is 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. Special consideration given to women over 30 years of age, returning to school.

For more information, contact:

Connye Thomas
3519 S. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90016

Mona Harris Testamentary Trust

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $3,000 annually

The Mona Harris Testamentary Trust provides support for students who are interested in domestic or foreign missionary work for the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: Must be a member of the UMC and whose vocational plans include domestic or foreign missionary work.

Application: Students must submit a letter outlining their interest in domestic and/or foreign missionary work and a current resume to the Candler School of Theology Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Ministerial Education Funds

  • Deadline: Varies according to Annual Conference
  • Amount: Varies according to Annual Conference

Most United Methodist Annual Conferences provide assistance to their students attending seminary.

Qualifications: Many Annual Conferences require that recipients be certified candidates for ordained ministry.

Application: Contact your board or conference Ministerial Education Fund (MEF) Chairperson or the Candler School of Theology Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for an application.

Mount Olivet Foundation

  • Deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1
  • Amount: $500 to $1,500

The Mount Olivet Foundation provides awards to seminary students.

Qualifications: Priority is given to those with a direct connection to Mt. Olivet, Methodists from the northern VA/Greater Washington D.C. area, and Methodists from the mid-Atlantic area.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Mount Olivet Foundation
1500 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

National Federation of Asian-American United Methodists

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $1,900

The National Federation of Asian-American United Methodists provides grants for Asian American United Methodist students engaged in theological education.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

National Federation of Asian-American United Methodists
330 Ellis Street, #508
San Francisco, CA 94102

The John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $1000

This scholarship was founded to support students from Georgia to attend seminary with the intent of becoming a United Methodist minister. Students must be full-time students or part-time students who also work part-time. They must be an active member of the UMC and must be pursuing ordination (as a deacon or elder). Students need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Application: http://cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=810 or call 478-750-9338. 

Onarga United Methodist Church - Barber Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Up to $500

The Onarga United Methodist Church - Barber Scholarship provides grants 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.

For more information, contact:

Kaskaskia River District of the Illinois Great River Conference
of the United Methodist Church
Onarga United Methodist Church
Attention: Rev. Jan Miller
109 East Seminary Avenue
Onarga, IL 60955-1240

The Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Up to $3,000

The Leadership for Change Scholarship provides assistance to students who are preparing for ordination as elders in the UMC and who are committed to promoting justice for gay and lesbian persons in the life of the UMC. Preference is given to students who are part of a Reconciling Congregation of the UMC and are from the South Central or South Eastern jurisdictions of the UMC. Fill out the application.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be a member of the United Methodist Church.
  • Be actively seeking elders orders within the UMC.
  • Show promise for ministry.
  • Demonstrate capacity for leadership.
  • Have experience with activism.

For more information, contact:

The Office for Institutional Advancement
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94709
scrawford@psr.edu
510.849.8274

St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Up to $1,500

The St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church Scholarship supports students intending to enter the ministry, Christian education, or church music in the United Methodist Church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church
Attn: Scholarship Committee
20 Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The United Methodist Church - Bishop James C. Baker Award

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The United Methodist Church - Bishop James C. Baker Awards are available to a limited number of campus ministers pursuing advanced studies.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an MDiv degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in campus or similar ministry.
  • A full and active member of the United Methodist Church for three years or longer.
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Rosalie Bentzinger Graduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $5,000

The United Methodist Church - Rosalie Bentzinger Graduate Scholarships go to United Methodist students pursuing a PhD in Christian Education.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full and active member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years.
  • Must be accepted for doctoral studies in a graduate theological seminary.
  • Be a member in good standing as a deacon in full connection, diaconal minister or deaconess.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Awards

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

The United Methodist Church - E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Awards are designed to help with graduate study for students desiring to continue their education or go into second career.

Qualifications:

  • Over age 35.
  • Active member of the United Methodist Church.
  • Committed to making a positive contribution to society.
  • Citizen/permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Grade point average of B or above.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Dempster Fellowships

  • Deadline: October 1
  • Amount: Up to $10,000 for a single student and $11,000 for a married student

The United Methodist Church - Dempster Fellowships are open to United Methodists teaching or planning to teach in seminaries, or teaching or planning to teach religion and related subjects in universities or colleges.

Qualifications: The fellowships are open only to members of The United Methodist Church who plan to teach in seminaries, or to teach one of the theological disciplines (Bible, church history, theology, ethics, and the arts of ministry) in universities or colleges.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Dempster Graduate Fellowships
Division of Ordained Ministry
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
615.340.7388
Fax: 615.340.7377
dcheatham@gbhem.org

The United Methodist Church - Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: $5,000

The United Methodist Church - Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship consists of one annual award for a woman in full-time graduate study preparing for an executive management career with a United Methodist college or university.

Qualifications:

  • Preference is given to candidates who are employed by a United Methodist college, university or school.
  • Must be a member of a United Methodist church for at least one year.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - HANA Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: Unspecified

The United Methodist Church - HANA Scholarship is designed to develop leadership in higher education and HANA communities.

Qualifications:

  • Be Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander.
  • Be a member in the United Methodist Church.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

The United Methodist Church - Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award is designed to assist women who are preparing for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications:

  • Over age 35.
  • Must be a certified candidate for ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Division of Ordained Ministry
Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Miriam Hoffman Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The United Methodist Church - Miriam Hoffman Scholarships are available to United Methodist Students pursuing a career in music ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Native American Seminary Award

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Up to $10,000

The United Methodist Church - Native American Seminary Awards go to United Methodist Native Americans who are full-time degree candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Membership in the UMC for at least three years.
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Native American Community.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Indication of Native American tribal affiliation.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - John Q. Schisler Graduate Awards

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

The United Methodist Church - John Q. Schisler Graduate Awards support graduate students preparing for careers as lay professionals, ordained deacons in full connection, or diaconal ministers in a local United Methodist church.

Qualifications:

  • Member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate high academic standing, leadership ability, character and financial need.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Student Loan Fund

  • Deadline: None specified
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

The United Methodist Church - Student Loan Fund provides low-interest loans (5%) to graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program.

Qualifications:

  • Cosigners are required for all loans.
  • Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Maintain at least a C average.

For more information, visit the website or email umloans@gbhem.org.

The United Methodist Church - Reverend Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Up to $1,000

The United Methodist Church - Reverend Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship provides support to United Methodist students pursuing a career in parish ministry.

Qualifications:

  • Certified candidates for ministry.
  • Completion of the first year of the MDiv program with a minimum 2.85 GPA.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Preference for Missouri East and Missouri West Annual Conferences.

For more information, contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

The United Methodist Church - Women of Color Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Up to $10,000

The United Methodist Church - Women of Color Scholarship Program provides scholarships to five United Methodist women of color who are pursuing PhD or ThD degrees within the field of religious studies who desire to serve on the faculty or executive administration at a UM theological school.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American parentage.
  • Membership in the UMC for at least three years.
  • Receipt of the MDiv degree from a UM seminary.
  • Acceptance or full-time enrollment in a PhD or ThD program.

For more information, contact:

The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

United Methodist Communications - Judith Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $30,000 plus benefits, expenses for moving and professional travel

Successful applicants for the United Methodist Communications - Judith Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship must be a United Methodist of racial ethnic minority heritage, a recent college or seminary graduate considering a career in communications for The United Methodist Church who has broad communications training, including an understanding of effective public relations, is able to understand and speak English proficiently, and willing to relocate for one year. Fill out the application.

Wesley United Methodist Church - Luella M. Odell Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: $1,000

The Wesley United Methodist Church - Luella M. Odell Scholarship is an award for United Methodist parish-bound students completing the first year of seminary.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Wesley United Methodist Church
1385 Oakway Road
Eugene, OR 97401

United Methodist Communications - Stoody-West Fellowship

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: $6,000

The United Methodist Communications - Stoody-West Fellowship assists students in their post-graduate study who are pursuing careers in religious journalism.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Stoody-West Fellowship Committee
United Methodist Communications
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
888.CRT.4UMC

The United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $100 to $3,000

The United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History provides grants and awards for various historical writings.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

General Secretary
United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - Annual Conference Scholars

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $1,000

This scholarship is awarded to a United Methodist student nominated by each of the 65 Annual Conference Boards of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Applications may be obtained from your Conference Council Office.

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - Double Your Dollars for Scholars

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted after January 1
  • Amount: A $1,000 matching scholarship will be awarded to the first eligible 475 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - Double Your Dollars for Scholars is a matching grant to assist United Methodist students.

Qualifications:

  • The student must be enrolled full-time.
  • The sponsoring church must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with the completed application form.
  • An active member of a United Methodist church for at least one year.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

UMC Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $1000

The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union will award four $1,000 college scholarships again this year. Four winning applicants will be chosen - one from each of our four conferences - Florida, north Georgia, South Georgia and Alabama-West Florida. To apply you must be between the ages of 17-35 and attend church in one of the conferences.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

UMC FCU, P.O. Box 6448
Marietta, GA 30065-0448

Journey Toward Ordained Ministry

  • Deadline: March 5
  • Amount: $5000

Student must be pursuing ordained ministry at either the undergraduate or graduate level; racial/ethnic minority aged 30 or under; member of UMC 2 years; must be attending a UM related institution. GPA of 2.85+ (undergraduate); or 3.0+ (graduate). This program has a mentoring component. Scholars, mentors, and Board staff spend time in retreat together for reflection and discernment.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Washington, D.C. 20009

Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: July 1 
  • Amount: To be determined annually

To provide scholarship assistance to students preparing for chaplaincy in any branch of the military. Must be enrolled at an accredited theological seminary, be in either their middle or senior year, and be involved in the Chaplain Candidate (Seminarian) Program or serving in a military reserve component after having completed an active duty tour in one of the United States armed forces. Preference is given to students in their senior year who plan to serve in the United States Air Force. However, persons preparing for chaplaincy in any branch of the military will be considered.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

United Mehodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarship Office
Email: umscholar@umhef.org Phone: 800-811-8110 or 615-649-3990
P.O. Box 340005
Nashville, TN 37203-0005

Ethnic In-Service Training Fund for Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Up to $2000 per calendar year

United Methodist clergy, certified candidate for ministry, or seminary student accepted into an accredited Clinical Pastor Education (CPE) or an accredited American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) program; Chaplain or pastoral counselor or pastoral care; racial/ethnic minority.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Phone: 615-340-7344

The Coleman, Tyson and Siekman (CTS) Correctional Ministry Scholarship Endowment

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: $700 to $1000

Designated for endorsed clergy or persons pursuing endorsement through the United Methodist Endorsing Agency for correctional ministry. Requires ordained clergy or seminary students on the candidacy track to ordained ministry; experience in and a call to serve in the criminal justice/correctional ministries.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Phone: 615-340-7344

Fred Heather Fund

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Amount Varies

The Fred Heather Fund has been established by the Heather family and the DOM/UMEA to assist: endorsed persons seeking to complete requirements for professional certification, engage in advanced training appropriate to their endorsed setting, or enroll in ACPE Supervisory CPE training toward certification as an ACPE Supervisor, and  persons preparing to meet requirements for endorsement to gain certification and training in areas of specialized ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Phone: 615-340-7344


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United Methodist Scholarships by Conference

Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference Scholarships

All of the following awards share the same deadlines and application contacts. They are awarded to United Methodist students from the Alabama-West Florida Conference preparing for full-time, ordained ministry in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Students must be attending an accredited seminary recognized by the United Methodist Church and must be certified candidates.

  • Deadline: August 1 for the fall and January 1 for the spring. 
For more information, visit the website or contact:

June Jernigan
ministry@awfumc.org

100 Interstate Park Drive Suite 100
Montgomery, AL 36109
334.356.8014

Carl J. Sanders Ministerial Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: Variable, depending on financial need and number of applicants

Sanders Awards are for one academic year and must not exceed the actual cost of tuition and books.

Qualifications:

  • Third-year student.
  • Age 32 or younger.
  • Applicant must demonstrate clear intent to return to the Alabama-West Florida Conference in service as ordained United Methodist clergy.

Rosa and Alto V. Lee Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: Variable, depending on financial need and number of applicants

Rosa and Alto V. Lee Scholarship Fund scholarships support United Methodist students.

Qualifications: Applicant must demonstrate clear intent to return to the Alabama-West Florida Conference in service in ministry to the churches.

Lester H. Spencer Ministerial Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: Up to $1,000

Spencer Funds are distributed with due consideration given to both the need of the student and the evidence of exceptional promise and gifts for the ministry.

Qualifications:

  • Second or third-year student.
  • Applicant must demonstrate clear intent to return to the Alabama-West Florida Conference in service as ordained United Methodist clergy.

Rose Wimberly Spencer Memorial Trust

  • Amount: Variable, depending on financial need and number of applicants

The Rose Wimberly Spencer Memorial Trust provides scholarships to United Methodist students including but not limited to those who plan a career in parish ministry.

Qualifications: Applicant must have demonstrated a clear intent to become an ordained United Methodist minister and to return for service within the bounds of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Inez Turner Byrd Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

Inez Turner Byrd Memorial Scholarships are given to students who have chosen to pursue a career of service that will provide for the mental, spiritual, and/or physical enhancement of society.

Qualifications: Applicant's home residence must be within the bounds of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Maud Byrd Windham Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

Maud Byrd Windham Scholarships support students with a chosen degree program in a church-related vocation, nursing or medicine.

Qualifications: Applicant's home residence must be within the bounds of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: August 1 for fall semester, January 1 for spring semester
  • Amount: $2,000 per semester

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. Request the application from June Jernigan at the above email address or from the Candler Financial Aid Office.

Dauphin Way UMC Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Amount: up to $2,500 per semester

Students must be full time and certified in the Alabama West Florida Conference. They must have plans to pursue ordination and full time ministry within the bounds of the Alabama West Florida Conference and have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.  For information about Dauphin Way, visit www.dauphinwayumc.org.

Application: Send the following information:

  1. Cover letter and personal statement including the following: call to ministry, status in the candidacy process, seminary plans, commitment to fulltime ordained ministry within the Alabama-W. Florida Conference, and any other scholarships ($2000 or greater) you are currently receiving. Include contact information and email address.
  2. Official college transcript, if not yet enrolled in seminary; or official seminary transcript including most recent class work.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an ordained clergyperson in the Alabama-W. Florida Conference.

Send the above information to:

Dauphin Way UMC
Senior Pastors
1507 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604

Jane Walker Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 10
  • Amount: $1,000

The Jane Walker Scholarship goes to a woman who affirms, represents and advocates for women's leadership in the church. Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a United Methodist seminary approved by the University Senate or be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Christian Education at a University Senate approved United Methodist institution.Completed application (including essay) and two letters of recommendation from a pastor and a professor must be received in order to be eligible for consideration. Applicant should be an outstanding candidate for ministry or seeking a United Methodist church-related career. Applicant must be a resident of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and plan at the time of application to serve within the bounds of the conference. Fill out the application.

Arkansas Annual Conference Scholarships


Board of Ordained Ministry Seminary Loan

  • Deadline: September 15 for fall and February 1 for spring
  • Amount: Up to 40% of tuition but no more than $7000 per year
  • The BOM Seminary Loan is for seminary students who are certified candidates in the Arkansas Conference. For an application, contact Nancy Meredith at nmerideth@arumc.org or via telephone at 501.324.8033.

California-Pacific Annual Conference Scholarships

Bishop Charles F. Golden Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 1 for the fall and January 1 for the spring
  • Amount: $550 per semester
  • This is for certified ministerial candidates and probationary members in good standing in the Cal-Pac Annual Conference. This aid will be regarded as an interest-free loan until the recipient has completed two years of full-time service under a DS. At that time, the aid shall become an outright gift. 
  • Application forms are available from Mr. William Lazarte, 1102 W. 149th Street, Gardena, CA  90247. He can also be reached via email at william.lazarte@gmail.com or via telephone at 310.528.8492. 

The Botkin Foundation Award

  • Deadline: September 1 for the fall and January 1 for the spring
  • Amount: $2000
  • The Board of Ordained Ministry has the privilege of annually giving five awards of $2,000 each to full time students whom the Board deems most needful. These awards shall be determined by the scholarship Aid Committee at their October meeting, and thus it is imperative that students submit their applications in a timely manner--if possible.
  • Application forms are available from Mr. William Lazarte, 1102 W. 149th Street, Gardena, CA  90247. He can also be reached via email at william.lazarte@gmail.com or via telephone at 310.528.8492. 

Nancy Grisson-Self (Nan Self) Scholarship

  • Deadlines: December 1
  • Amount: $1,500

The Nancy Grisson-Self (Nan Self) Scholarship is 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Connye Thomas
3519 So. Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Central Texas Conference Scholarships

Dr. G. Alfred and Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $5,000

The Dr. G. Alfred and Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship is offered to students who are planning for ministry as an elder in the Central Texas Conference.

Qualifications:

  • Must be active members of a United Methodist Church.
  • Must be citizens/permanent residents of the United States.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Higher Education Task Force
464 Bailey Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2153

Detroit Annual Conference Scholarships

Ministerial Education Fund Seminary Education Grant

  • Deadlines: September 15 for the fall and January 15 for the spring
  • Amount: $3500 per year
  • The grant is for seminary students who are preparing for ordained ministry in the Detroit Annual Conference. For an application or for more information, contact Scott Harmon at beemerrev@chartermi.net or via phone at 989.652.6858. His address is:
    Rev. Scott Harmon
    Frankenmuth UMC
    346 East Vates
    Frankenmuth, MI  48734

Mallinson Scholarship

  • Deadlines: September 10
  • Amount: Unspecified

The Mallinson Scholarship is awarded to students who document academic and professional work in the area of rural ministry that has been completed, is in progress, and/or is planned. Fill out the application.

Qualifications: Approved candidates for the United Methodist ministry.

For more information, contact:

Rev. Dr.Sang Y. Chun
Samaria Grace United Methodist Church
P.O. Box #194, 1465 Samaria Rd
Samaria, MI 48177-0194

Hope United Methodist Church Seminary Grants

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Amount: $250 to $500

The Hope United Methodist Church Seminary Grants provides support 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.

For more information, contact:

Hope United Methodist Church
Seminary Grants, Staff-Parish Relations Committee
4467-G Beecher Road
Flint, MI 48532

East Ohio Conference Scholarships

Cox Otterbein Scholarship Loan Fund

  • Deadline: April 9
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

The Cox Otterbein Scholarship Loan Fund provides loans and grants to students from the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: Must be pursuing ordination or certification in a Christian vocation such as Christian education, church administration or youth ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Barbara Deibel
347 High Grove Blvd
Acron, OH 44312
bgdeibel@neo.rr.com

East Ohio Conference - Ministerial Education Fund Scholarships

  • Deadline: Apply anytime
  • Amount: Up to $1200 is available each semester
  • Must be a full-time seminary student who has been certified by his/her district as a candidate for deacon or elder ministry. 
  • For an application or for more information, contact Jane Fleischer at 330.455.0153 or via email at janefleischer@sbcglobal.net. Her address is:
    7751 Briggle Avenue SW
    E. Sparta, OH  44626

East Ohio United Methodist Foundation - Firebrand Society Scholarships

  • Deadline: August 1 2011
  • Amount: $8,000 per year for up to three years

Qualifications: Must be interested in parish ministry in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Brian Sheetz - Executive Director
The East Ohio United Methodist Foundation
8800 Cleveland Ave., N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720

Florida Annual Conference Scholarships

Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry - Conference Merit Award

  • Deadline: May 30
  • Amount: $500

The Conference Merit Award is given to a Florida United Methodist student who plans to attend or attends a United Methodist related college, university or seminary.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Higher Education and Campus Ministry
P.O. Box 3767
Lakeland, FL 33802-3767
863.688.5563 / 800.282.8011

Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry - McMurray Award

  • Deadline: May 30
  • Amount: $500

The McMurray Award is given to a Florida United Methodist student who plans to attend or attends any institution of higher education.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Higher Education and Campus Ministry
P.O. Box 3767
Lakeland, FL 33802-3767
863.688.5563 / 800.282.8011

Florida Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Amount: Up to $4000 per semester 

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the Florida Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact Wayne Wiatt at 863.688.5563 ext. 133 or via email at wayne.wiatt@flumc.org. The address is:
Board of Ordained Ministry
Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L. King Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815-1522

Great Plains Annual Conference Scholarships

MEF Scholarship

Palma Ceia United Methodist Women Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 17
  • Amount: Not Specified

The United Methodist Women of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida provide annual scholarships to students who are active members of a Florida United Methodist congregation pursuing graduate work in a church related field at an accredited college or university.

For more information, contact:

Meredith Blanford at 813-839-0532
Palma Ceia United Methodist Church
3723 Bay to Bay Blvd
Tampa, 

Nebraska United Methodist Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: Varies

Nebraska United Methodist Foundation currently administers 16 scholarships for those undergraduate and/or seminary students planning to become pastors in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. These scholarships provide financial support for future Conference ministers. Each scholarship has its own application criteria based upon the wishes of the donors who established the funds, which will be posted on April 1st. We encourage applicants to carefully review the guidelines for each scholarship to see if they qualify. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Nebraska United Methodist Foundation
100 W Fletcher Ave. Suite. 100
Lincoln, NE 68521

Holston Annual Conference Scholarships

Holston Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: Beginning of academic period in which loan is to be considered
  • Amount: $2000 per semester for full-time students

The Ministerial Education Fund provides loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the Holston Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact Marci Villanueva at MarciVillanueva@holston.org. Her address is:

BOM Administrative Registrar
Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 850
Alcoa, TN 37701-0850

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Scholarships

Ministerial Education Fund Grant

  • Deadline: No specific deadline
  • Amount: $4500 per year for full-time students
  • Applicants must be a certified candidate in the IGR conference
  • For more information, visit the website at http://www.igrc.org or contact Rev. Debbie Reese at dreese@igrc.com

First United Methodist Church, Kinmundy, Illinois

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Up to $1,200

Awards available to students from the Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

First United Methodist Church
308 E. 3rd Street
Kinmundy, IL 62854
618.547.7423
Attention: The Rev. Richard Ambrose

Indiana Annual Conference Scholarships

Indiana Annual Conference Ministerial Education Fund Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: $5000 per year for a full-time student
  • Applicants must be a certified candidate in the Indiana Annual Conference.
  • For more information, contact Rev. Sam Padgett at samuel.padgett@inumc.org

Iowa Annual Conference Scholarships

Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

  • Deadline: No specific deadline
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

Grants are available to United Methodist Certified Candidates for ordained ministry in the Iowa Annual Conference.

Qualifications: Recipients must be certified candidates for ministry in good standing and with the intent to complete the MDiv degree, be ordained as a Deacon or Elder, and serve in the ministry in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Board of Ordained Ministry
Lisa Larson
Iowa Conference Center
2301 Rittenhouse Street
Des Moines, IA 50321
515.974.8939

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: Varies depending on availability of funds

The Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund provides funds for seminary students from Iowa. Fill out the application.

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.

For more information, contact:

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Administrator
Robert D. Thompson
c/o Salem United Methodist Church
P O Box 11216
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

Kentucky Annual Conference Scholarships

Ministerial Education Fund Grant

  • Deadline: October 1 for the fall and February 15 for the spring
  • Amount: Varies based on applicant
  • Applicant must be a certified candidate in the Kentucky Annual Conference
  • For more information, visit the website or contact Kevin Burney at kburney@kyumc.org

Louisiana Annual Conference Scholarships

Bond Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Varies

The Bond Memorial Scholarships are  awarded offered to students who intend to become ministers or Christian educators. The application is available in the Admissions Office.

Qualifications: Must be a member of a Louisiana United Methodist Church.

For more information, contact:

The Rev. Beverly E. Bond Memorial Scholarship
Jefferson United Methodist Church
10328 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

MEF Seminary Loan

  • Deadline: Before the end of the semester for which the student is requesting aid
  • Amount: $400 per semester hour
  • Applicants must be a certified candidate in the Louisiana Conference. Students must request a Seminary Student Request Card directly from their district office. 
  • For more information, contact Rev. John-Edd Harper at JohnEddHarper@la-umc.org or visit the website

Minnesota Annual Conference Scholarships

Centennial United Methodist Church - Johnson-Kitts Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: $500 to $2,000

The Johnson-Kitts Memorial Scholarship Fund gives financial support to those who are in formal education to enter Christian ministry on a full-time, professional basis and who intend to serve in the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Fill out the application.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Johnson-Kitts Scholarship
Centennial United Methodist Church
1524 West Country Road C2
Roseville, MN 55113-1600
615.633.2715
lschuler@centennialumc.org

Minnesota Seminary Scholarship

  • Deadline: No specific deadline
  • Amount: $5000 per year
  • Must be a certified candidate in the Minnesota Annual Conference.
  • For more information, visit the website or contact Rev. Chad Gilbertson (htpastor@integra.net) at:
    Holy Trinity UMC
    16150 Arcadia Avenue
    Prior Lake, MN  55372
    612.870.0058

Mississippi Annual Conference

The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: Sept 15 - Summer/Fall and Feb 15 - J Term/Spring
  • Amount: 50% of tuition

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans available to Certified Candidates for ministry in the Mississippi Conference. The application is available in the Candler Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Office of Ministerial Services
The United Methodist Church
Mississippi Conference
320-D Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206

Mississippi United Methodist Foundation

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Varies

The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation offers over 30 different scholarships to Mississippi Conference MDiv students with at GPA of at least 2.75. Students who wish to apply must request an application directly from the foundation.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Mississippi United Methodist Foundation
840 East River Place, Suite 600
P.O. Box 2415
Ridgeland, MS 39158-2415
601.948.8845

Missouri Annual Conference

Missouri United Methodist Foundation - Seminary Scholars Grant

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: Up to $2500 per semester

The Seminary Scholars Grant provides support to certified candidates of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Board of Ordained Ministry
Scholarship Committee Staff
Attn: Trudy McManus
Missouri United Methodist Conference Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202
877.736.1806

New York Annual Conference Scholarships

United Methodist City Society Scholarships for Urban Ministry

  • Deadline: May 10 at noon
  • Amount: Varies

The United Methodist City Society Scholarships for Urban Ministry are designated primarily for those planning to enter full-time ministry in a United Methodist Church with special emphasis on urban ministry.

Qualifications: Limited to members of the United Methodist Church in the New York Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

United Methodist City Society Scholarships
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1922
New York, NY 10115
Attn: Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady
212.870.3094

North Alabama Annual Conference Scholarships

Highlands United Methodist Church

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies

Highlands United Methodist Church provides a limited number of scholarships to United Methodist Master of Divinity students enrolled at Candler School of Theology who are preparing for ministry in the North Alabama Conference. Fill out the application and mail it to:

Candler School of Theology
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 301
Atlanta, GA 30322

North Alabama Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Amount: Varies

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the North Alabama Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

North Alabama Conference
Ministerial Education Fund
Board of Ordained Ministry
898 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35204
cpatsios@umcna.org 

North Carolina Conference Scholarships

Ministerial Education Fund Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30 for the fall and November 15 for the spring
  • Amount: varies depending on available funds
  • Must be a declared candidate in the North Carolina Conference.
  • For more information, visit the website, or contact Rev. Laura Fine Ledford (lledford@nccumc.org) or Rev. Linda Bourey (lcbourey@nccumc.org). 

North Georgia Annual Conference Scholarships

The Reverend A. Clayton and Mrs. Emma Gilmer Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Reverend A. Clayton and Mrs. Emma Gilmer Scholarship provides support to persons preparing for ministry as ordained elders in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: Applicant are required to be engaged in the candidacy process of the North Georgia Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Georgia Commission on Higher Education
Attention: Executive Director
P O Box 1529
Carrollton, GA 30112

The John T. Hood and Martha Emma Yancey Hood Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: One $1,000 scholarship

The John T. Hood and Martha Emma Yancey Hood Scholarship provides support for one member of the United Methodist congregation within the bounds of the North Georgia Annual Conference who is enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited Georgia UM seminary. The applicant's goal must be to serve as an Ordained Elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference. The applicant will also be engaged in the candidacy process supervised by the North Georgia Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education
Attention: Executive Director
P O Box 1529
Carrollton, GA 30112

North Georgia Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: July 15 for fall semester, November 1 for spring semester, May 1 for summer
  • Amount: Up to $2500 per semester

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the North Georgia Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Rev. Larisa Parker
Faith United Methodist Church
4336 King Springs Road
Smyrna, GA 30082
770.435.9722
larisa@faithumcng.org

North Texas Annual Conference Scholarships

Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: October 1 for fall / March 1 for spring
  • Amount: $100 per credit hour per semester

The Ministerial Education Fund provides support to students who are planning for ministry as an elder in the Central Texas Conference.

Qualifications:

  • Must be active members of a United Methodist Church.
  • Must be citizens/permanent residents of the United States.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Rev. Aleze M. Fulbright
Box 866128
Plano, TX 75086-6128
972.526.5046
revaleze@yahoo.com 

Northern Illinois Annual Conference Scholarships

Northern Illinois Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: No set deadline
  • Amount: Varies 
  • Applicant must be a certified candidate in the Northern Illinois Conference. 
  • For more information, contact Janet Kyte at fjkyte@comcast.net

South Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

Bessie Parker Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The Bessie Parker Scholarship provides support for female students from South Carolina who are planning to work in a local church setting.

Qualifications:

  • Certified candidates in the United Methodist Church.
  • Must have completed at least one year of full-time enrollment (minimum of 24-semester hours).
  • Enrolled in an approved United Methodist seminary.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Trinity/Macedonia United Methodist Churches
704 West DeKalb Street
Camden, SC 29020

South Carolina Annual Conference - Seminary Students Scholarship Award

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Not specified

Provides scholarships to seminary students.

Qualifications: Eligibility is limited to persons who are certified candidates for ordained ministry in the South Carolina Annual Conference and enrolled as full-time students in a program of study leading to a first professional degree at a seminary or theological school of the United Methodist Church. Persons applying must also be applicants for assistance through the Ministerial Education Fund.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

The Rev. Lillian H. Washington
BOM Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 580
Bowman, SC 29018-0580

South Carolina Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: Not specified

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the South Carolina Annual Conference. Application forms available in the offices of the district superintendents and in Candler's Office of Financial Aid.

For more information, contact:

Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
Rev. Mike Alexander
PO Box 528
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
MikeA@belinumc.org 

South Georgia Annual Conference Scholarships

James Leon and Myrtice Marie K. Peed Award

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: Up to $3,900

The James Leon and Myrtice Marie K. Peed Award provides scholarships to full-time, United Methodist students in the South Georgia Annual Conference.

Qualifications:

  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Students preparing for ministry who are residents of or working within the bounds of the South Georgia Conference.
  • Recipients who change careers or conferences are obligated to repay the grant.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education & Campus Ministry
Peed Scholarship Committee
c/o Executive Director
P.O. Box 1529
Carrollton, GA 30112
770.854.7283

South Georgia Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: $150 per semester hour

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the South Georgia Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Rev. Jay Harris
Ministerial Education Fund
PO Box 18149
Macon, GA 31209
478.475.9286
jharris@sgaumc.org 

Southwest Texas Annual Conference Scholarships

GBHEM Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount:Varies

The United Methodist Scholarship Program is a churchwide educational service providing scholarships to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Applications are reviewed by members of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and other affiliated representatives.

Fill out the application.

Qualifications:

  • Must be active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year.
  • Candidate for ordained ministry in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

SW Texas Board of Ordained Ministry Scholarship

  • Deadline: No set deadline
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must be certified candidates in the SW Texas Annual Conference.
  • For more information, contact Sally Friedli (sfriedli@umcswtx.org) at:
    SW Texas Conference United Methodist Center
    16400 Huebner Road
    San Antonio, TX  78248-1695
    210.408.4545

Wise Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Varies

The Wise Scholarship Fund provides support for residents of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference.

Tennessee Annual Conference Scholarships

James G. Blakemore Fund

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies

The James G. Blakemore Fund offers various scholarships to members and non members of West End United Methodist Church. Email Bonnie Seay for the application.

Qualifications: Full-time student.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

West End United Methodist Church
West End Scholarshp Committe
Bonnie Seay - Secretary
2200 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
615.321.8500

Tennessee Annual Conference - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: $500 to $750 per 3 hr course

The Ministerial Education Fund provides scholarships to active members of United Methodist church preparing for ministry in the Tennessee Annual Conference.

Qualifications: Must be certified candidate.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Tennessee Conference UMC
304 S. Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 6
Nashville, TN 37211

Texas Annual Conference Scholarships

Texas Annual Conference-- Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: September 15 for the fall and February 15 for the spring
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must be certified candidates in the Texas Annual Conference
  • For more information, contact Deandre Johnson (scholarshipstxcumc@gmail.com) at:
    BOM Scholarship Chair
    5200 Willowbend Blvd.
    Houston, TX  77096 
    979.595.7570

Upper New York Annual Conference Scholarships

Upper NY Annual Conference-- Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: Up to $7000 per year for full-time students
  • Applicants must be certified candidates in the Upper New York Annual Conference.
  • For more information, contact Rev. Michael Smith (michael@trinitywhitesboro.com) at:
    15 Chateau Drive
    Whitesboro, NY  13492
    315.736.7233
Virginia Annual Conference Scholarships

Calvary Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Varies

The Calvary Foundation Scholarship give preference to residents of Virginia, D.C. or Maryland.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate good moral character, academic promise and financial need.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans available to students who are certified candidates for ministry in the Virginia Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact Meredith McNabb (MeredithMcNabb@vaumc.org) at:

Virginia United Methodist Center
PO Box 5606
Glen Allen, VA 23058
804.521.1126

West Ohio Annual Conference Scholarships

West Ohio Conference--- Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: January 15, but will accept applications throughout the year
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must be certified candidates in the West Ohio Annual Conference.
  • For more information, contact Rev. Susan Thomas (sthomas@WOCUMC.org) at:
    Office of Ministry, West Ohio Conference
    32 Wesley Blvd.
    Worthington, OH  43085-3598
    614.844.6200

West Michigan Annual Conference Scholarships

West Michigan Conference-- Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: No specific deadline
  • Amount: Up to $3500 per year
  • Applicant must be a certified candidate in the West Michigan Annual Conference.
  • For more information, visit the website or contact:
    bom@wmcumc.org
    2164 University Park Drive, Suite 240
    Okemos, MI  48864-3960
    517.347.4173

Western North Carolina Annual Conference Scholarships

United Methodist Foundation of Western NC Scholarships

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Varies

The United Methodist Foundation of Western NC currently offers three different scholarships for United Methodists from the Western NC Conference. Qualifications vary. Learn more about the scholarships and fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

dsnipes@umfwnc.org
704.817.3990

Western North Carolina Conference  - Ministerial Education Fund

  • Deadline: August 31 - Fall / December 31 - Spring
  • Amount: Varies

The Ministerial Education Fund provides service loans to certified candidates for ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference. Applications should be requested from the District Office or on the website.

For more information, contact:

Rev. Sarah Underwood, MEF Coordinator
Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church
PO Box 127
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828.879.8894
SUnderwood@wnccumc.net 

Western North Carolina Conference - United Methodist Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: See specific scholarship application
  • Amount: Varies

The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship Program is a church-wide educational service to help supplement the financial needs of today's students.

Qualifications:

  • Students must have demonstrated need.
  • Intent to serve as parish ministers in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Western NC Conference
The United Methodist Church
3400 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215


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Baptist Scholarships

American Baptist Church, USA Scholarships

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Varies

Financial assistance for American Baptist students enrolled in seminary.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Grants provided to American Baptist MDiv students enrolled full-time.

Qualifications: Membership in an ABC in Wisconsin.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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 coals in Christian work

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.

For more information, visit the site or contact:

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

Scholarship awards to women who preparing for full-time Christian service in the American Baptist Church, USA. Fill out the application.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to residents of the Pacific Northwest who are attending an American Baptist institution, but others may apply.

For more information, contact: 

American Baptist Women's Ministries of the Pacific Northwest
409 Third Avenue S., Suite A
Kent, WA 98032-5843
360.636.4716

Baptist Foundation of Illinois

  • Deadline: January 15
  • Amount: $2,500

All BFI scholars are active members of an IBSA church and must be considered full-time during the complete 2014/2015 academic year. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Doug Morrow
dougmorrow@ibsa.org
217.391.3102

Bullard Family Fund Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 15
  • Amount: Varies

Students residing in North Carolina who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry and are members or parents are members of a church associated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, may be eligible for a scholarship from the Bullard Family Fund. Fill out the application.

Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: Not specified

Scholarship for Baptist students in seminary. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

First Baptist Church
101 N. Main Street
Kannapolis, NC 28081
tcabanissfbc@ctc.net or alloydfbc@ctc.net

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina

  • Deadline: April 15 for fall; October 15 for spring
  • Amount: Not specified

Scholarship for Baptist students planning to serve in South Carolina after graduation. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

CBF of SC
PO Box 11159
Columbia, SC 29211
office@cbfofsc.org

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship - Vestal Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: Up to $12,500 per year

Applicants must be a 2nd or 3rd year at a CBF partner school, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate an affinity for CBF, commitment to congregational ministries, involvement in a CBF church, and campus leadership. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact: 

Karen Harwell
ATTN: Vestal Scholars Application
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
2930 Flowers Road South Suite 133
Atlanta, GA 30341
kharwell@thefellowship.info

Sara Owen Etheridge Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: Not specified

Annually, the Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia award a scholarship to a Baptist woman who is from or currently resides in Georgia, and has completed at least one year of seminary education (30 hours of study). Fill out the application.

For more information, contact: 

Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia
Darlene Flaming
1400 Coleman Ave.
Macon, GA 31207

Georgia Baptist Convention - Durward V. Cason Jr. Memorial Fund

  • Deadline: September 15, February 1
  • Amount: Not specified

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.

For more information, visit the website or contact: 

Georgia Baptist Convention
Durward V. Cason Jr. Memorial Fund
2930 Flowers Road South
Atlanta, GA 30341

Ircel Harrison Theological Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The applicant must have Tennessee connections through birth, residence, college education, or a desire to serve in the state, and be a member of a CBF affiliated congregation or demonstrate support to state and/or national CBF programs, ministries, or missions. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Terry Maples, TCBF Field Coordinator
615.907.8525
tmaples@tncbf.org

Craig Holbrook Parham Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Varies

The Craig Holbrook Parham Scholarship Fund of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, SC, was established in 1986 for the sole purpose of providing scholarship assistance to students pursuing degrees from accredited theological seminaries for full-time Christian service. Awards are based on determination of need and availability of funds. Fill out the application.

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: $1,000 to $4,000 depending on availability of funds

Scholarship funds for seminary students from the state of Iowa. Fill out the application.

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 available in the Candler Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

For more information, contact: 

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

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.

For more information, visit the website or contact: 

The Northern Baptist Education Society
The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. O'Donnell Jr.
64 Oakwood Road
Newtonville, MA 01537


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Catholic Scholarships

Women's Ordination Conference - Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Amount: $1,000

The Women's Ordination Conference - Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry provides support to women enrolled in a graduate program preparing for Catholic ministry.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Women's Ordination Conference
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2693
Fairfax, VA 22031-0693
703.352.1006
grassroots@womensordination.org


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Christian Church Scholarships

Cannon Endowment Scholarship
  • Deadline: None specified
  • Amount: Approximately $2,500

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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scholarships provide 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
888.346.2631

Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Varies

The Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship provides support to Candler School of Theology students who are members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Qualifications: Membership in a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia and successful completion of the first year of the Master of Divinity degree.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
601 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404.378.3621


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Episcopal Scholarships

The Church Training and Deaconess House Scholarship
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: $2,000 to $3,000

The Church Training and Deaconess House Scholarship provides scholarships to assist women in training for religious and benevolent work pertaining to the Episcopal Church. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

he 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

The Dubose Scholarship Fund awards 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.

For more information, contact:

Dubose Scholarship Fund
Attention: Sally Naumann
303 Ormond Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801

Episcopal Church Center

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies

The Episcopal Church Center awards scholarships to Episcopal seminary students. 

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Episcopal Church Center
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
800.334.7626

Episcopal Evangelical Education Society Grants

  • Deadline: February 2 or September 24
  • Amount: $500 to $5,000

Episcopal Evangelical Education Society Grants support Episcopal students for projects that foster fresh initiatives and methodologies in evangelism and education and help believers understand and articulate the Christian faith.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Episcopal Evangelical Education Society
2300 South 9th Street, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22204-2351
703.521.3264

T. James Fernely III Memorial Fund

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Varies

T. James Fernely III Memorial Fund applications for financial assistance will be considered for those preparing for a Christian ministry as full-time students at an accredited Episcopal seminary. Applicants must be entering their senior year of graduate studies and must intend to be ordained. Applications are available after January 15.

For more information, contact:

Attn: Pam Sarra
Post Office Box 247
Ft. Washington, PA, 19034 USA
215.233.3970

Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

The sole function of the Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust is to provide scholarship aid to persons actively involved in or committed to future participation in the ministry of the Episcopal Church or the Anglican Communion. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Sara Christian, Parish Administrator
Christian@htparish.com
404.377.2622

The Order of the Daughters of the King - Master's Fund

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Amount: $500 to $700

The Order of the Daughters of the King - Master's Fund provides 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Robert Schreck Memorial Scholarships support Episcopal students who are residents of El Paso County, TX.

Qualifications: Students preparing for the Episcopal priesthood in the Diocese of the Rio Grande.

For more information, contact:

El Paso National Bank
Attention: Ms. Terry Crenshaw
P.O. Drawer 140
El Paso, TX 79980

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: $3000

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) is in its 155th year of providing financial and pastoral support to Episcopal seminarians all across the United States. It provides grants to MDiv students who intend to be ordained in the Episcopal Church. It is for full time students currently enrolled in an M. Div. program. Applicants must be postulants or candidates for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church in the United States and must be a junior or middler.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Phone: 860-233-1732
Email: percy@simministry.org


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Lutheran Scholarships

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Educational Grant Program
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $2,000 to $5,000

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Educational Grant Program provides support to members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America enrolled in a doctoral program for advanced theological study.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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
773.380.2873

Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History presents awards annually to the author of an outstanding essay or research paper dealing with American Lutheran history. Fill out the application.

Qualifications: All Lutheran students in a first-degree program at a theological seminary in North America are eligible.

For more information, contact:

Abdel Ross Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History
Lutheran Historical Society, Gettysburg
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Siebert Lutheran Foundation Grants

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: Up to $3,000

Siebert Lutheran Foundation Grants provides scholarship assistance to full-time MDiv students from Wisconsin. Students may not apply directly. Interested students should have their home pastor request application forms. Review the application.

For more information, contact:

Siebert Lutheran Foundation
2600 North Mayfair Road
Suite 390
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1392

Southeastern Synod of the ELCA

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies

The Southeastern Synod of the ELCA provides grants and loans to members of the SES of the ELCA. Visit the website for descriptions of each award. Review the application.

For more information, contact:

ELCA-Southeastern Synod
100 Edgewood Ave, NE, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA, 30303


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Presbyterian Scholarships

Cannon Endowment Scholarship
  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Approximately $2,500

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. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

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

The Daisy and Eugene Hale Memorial Scholarship supports 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Riverside Presbyterian Church
849 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3394
904.355.4585

Hotson Trust

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $500

The Hotson Trust provides grants to Presbyterian students at theological schools. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Hotson Trust
900 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 222-0604

Higgins Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: Not specified

The Higgins Scholarship supports for full-time degree students preparing for church occupations. Preference given to students under the care of the Presbytery of Chicago. The application is available online.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Higgins Scholarship
The Presbytery of Chicago
100 South Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-8300

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: $1,000 to $4,000 depending on availability of funds

The Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund provids funding for for seminary students from Iowa. Fill out the application.

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

For more information, contact:

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

National Korean Presbyterian Women

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $1,000

National Korean Presbyterian Women provides scholarships to female, second-generation Korean Americans. Applicants should possess outstanding academic ability and leadership skills.

For more information, contact:

National Korean Presbyterian Women
Mrs. Hae Sook Nam, Moderator
10505 Water Point Way
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Deadline: September 30
  • Amount: $200 to $2,000

The Presbyterian Church (USA) provides scholarships and loans to Presbyterian Church (USA) students. The application is available online or in the Candler Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Qualifications:

  • Full-time enrollment.
  • MDiv students must be inquirers or candidates in a PC(USA) presbytery.
  • Students pursuing other degrees must plan to serve within the PC(USA) or one of the ecumenical agencies in which the PC(USA) participates.
  • The degree must be the recipient's first professional degree.
  • Students must receive recommendation from the school's financial aid officer.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Presbyterian Church (USA)
Financial Aid for Studies
Attention: Laura Bryan
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
888.728.7228, ext. 5735

Gene & Faye Santavicca Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: Up to $1,000

The Gene & Faye Santavicca Scholarship provides grants  to full-time seminary students. Preference is given to members of the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Scholarship provides sholarship 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. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation
P. O. Box 671
Moorestown, NJ 08057-0671

Speer Education Grant

  • Deadline: April 20
  • Amount: Not specified

The Speer Education Grant provides 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

Synod of the Northeast - Wurffel/Sills Loans provides interest-free educational loans 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The Barbara Tilton Memorial Scholarship provides support 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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
122 Franklin Avenue, Suite 508
Minneapolis, MN 55404


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Unitarian Universalist Scholarships

The Frederic Henry Hedge Prize in Unitarian Universalist Christian Church History
  • Deadline: September 15
  • Amount: $500

The Frederic Henry Hedge Prize in Unitarian Universalist Christian Church History provides a monetary award and publication of the winning essay in UU Christian Church history.

For more information, contact:

The Second Parish in Hingham
685 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: Not specified

The John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund provides fellowships to Unitarian Universalist students who are preparing for teaching or for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Church. Fill out the application.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

For more information, contact:

Secretary of the John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund Committee
The Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
212.683.4988

St. Lawrence Foundation Award

  • Deadline: March 12
  • Amount: $500 to $1,000

The St. Lawrence Foundation Awards are available to students preparing for the Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Qualifications: Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay reflecting on questions proposed by the St. Lawrence Foundation.

For more information, contact:

Attention: The Rev. Frances Manly
35 Tillinghast Place
Buffalo, NY 14216
716.837.9230
franly@aol.com

Unitarian Universalist Association - Ministerial Education Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Awards of up to $2,500

The Unitarian Universalist Association - Ministerial Education Scholarships provide limited funds to students enrolled full-time in a Master of Divinity degree program leading to ordination as a UU minister. Aspirant Status or Candidate status is required. Read the full descriptions of the scholarships available.

For more information, contact:

Unitarian Universalist Association
Ministerial Education Department
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-2800
617.742.2100


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United Church of Christ Scholarships

The Reverend JK Fukushima Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: $500

The Reverend JK Fukushima Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of the late Reverend Fukushima who was a pioneer pastor among the Japanese-American Christians, serving for 55 years. Rev. Fukushima affirmed the value of an education. Candidates must be enrolled or have been accepted at an accredited Theological School and have NOT completed their Master's Degree. Candidates will be asked about their commitment to the Asian-American community. Fill out the application.

For more information, contact:

The Board of Trustees
Montebello Plymouth Congregational Church
144 S. Greenwood Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
323.721.5568

Hale Donation Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Varies

The Hale Donation Scholarship provides grants 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, CT, but applications will be accepted from other parts of the country.

For more information, contact:

Hale Donation Scholarship
The First Congregational Church
P.O. Box 355
Coventry, CT 06238
860.742.5689

Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: November 1
  • Amount: $1,000 to $4,000 depending on availability of funds

The Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarship Fund supports seminary students from Iowa. Fill out the application.

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.

For more information, contact:

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

United Church of Christ

  • Deadline: Not specified
  • Amount: Varies

United Church of Christ provides scholarships for United Church of Christ students. Read the full descriptions of scholarships.

Qualifications:

  • Membership in a UCC Congregation for at least one year.
  • Enrolled in a course of study leading to ordinationin-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.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

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

The United Church of Christ Historical Council grants an award and publication of an essay on the history of the United Church of Christ. Applicants must be MDiv degree candidates.

For more information, contact:

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

The Edwin Whitney Fund provides scholarships to Connecticut residents preparing for ministry in the United Church of Christ.

Qualifications: Preference is given to residents of Mansfield, CT, though others may apply.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

Edwin Whitney Fund
Storrs Congregational Church
2 N. Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
860.429.9382
sccoffice@storrscongchurch.org


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Overview
We are proud to support the men and women who have faithfully served our country and are pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, this program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which provides veterans and their dependents with an opportunity to receive financial support for higher education.

For the 2014-15 academic year, Candler will provide up to six $2,500 scholarships to eligible MDiv, MRL, MTS and ThM students. These awards may be matched by the Veterans Administration in order to help cover the cost of attendance.

Application Requirements
To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program, a student must be:

  • Eligible at the benefits rate of 100 percent under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), and provide the Registrar’s Office a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) stating this eligibility level; and
  • Admitted to a degree-seeking program at Candler School of Theology and have paid the deposit.

Application Process
Obtain a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE), or complete the Emory Enrollment Certification Form and submit it to the Candler School of Theology Admissions Office in person, by mail or scanned and sent via email. The Candler Office of Admissions will send email confirmation of receipt; however, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the form was received. 

Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the event that a Yellow Ribbon applicant is ineligible for VA funds, the award will be given to the next person on the list. All awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Candler School of Theology’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is contingent on approval by the VA each year, therefore, the availability of future funding is not guaranteed.

For additional information on Emory University’s participation in the program and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Emory University Office of the Registrar.

All questions and forms may be submitted to:

Lisa V. Parker
Financial Aid Advisor
Candler School of Theology
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
404.727.4403
candlerfinancialaid@emory.edu

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"Leadership Candler gave me the opportunity to have open and extended conversations with students, faculty and staff about spirituality and academics. This intimate perspective allowed me to envision myself as a learner at Candler, to better understand the interests and questions of the community, and ultimately to determine Candler was the right fit for developing my gifts and reaching my goals."
-Clair Carter, MDiv `15