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Here are some of the Christian scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Barnes-Elrod Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students attending Indiana Wesleyan University, as determined by IWU with preference given to Christian Ministries majors.

Ted & Marian Stout Scholarship

An endowed fund to be awarded to a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg. Recipients need to exhibit Christian values, attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary education, have good scholastic standing, have established educational and life goals and not be a member of the Cox family or the Church scholarship committee. For more information, contact the first Baptist Church.

Helen Hedges and Golda Hedges Memorial Scholarship

Esther Strickland established this fund to make a lasting and significant contribution for student members of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Please contact the Education Committee of the First Presbyterian Church, 222 N. Broad St. Lancaster.

Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Reverend Bill Arthur and his wife Bettie to provide scholarships. Primary consideration will be given to students who are members of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church. Secondary consideration will be given to students who attended Mt. Carmel School.

Paul & Betty Honzik Scholarship

Requirements: Be a member in good standing of any Hawai‘i Presbyterian Church. Attend any four-year college or seminary. A letter of reference from church or pastor is required. Minimum GPA 3.0.

Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund

The Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund recognizes and honors African-American students that live a Christian lifestyle, exemplify academic excellence, and contribute to the community.The Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund reinforces the importance of spiritual maturity, academic excellence, and community involvement. Scholarship recipients serve as a benchmark of excellence for their peers and the community at large.

Henry Opukaha’ia Scholarship

The Henry Opukaha’ia Scholarship is used to support clergy training by providing financial aid for seminary, postgraduate and continuing educational expenses. Appropriate programs include a seminary course of study, post-seminary studies or continuing education.Eligible Applicants:1. Seminarians preparing for pastoral leadership who are in-care and members in good standing of an HCUCC church.2. Individual ministers with current authorized standing in an Association of the HCUCC; are active in the local church, Association and Conference; and who have completed one year of service to the HCUCC and need supplemental funding to attend programs.Funds are available in two categories:1. Small scholarships up to $500.002. Large scholarships over $500.00Small scholarship applications will be reviewed monthly by a subcommittee of the Stewardship Missional Team. Large scholarship applications will be reviewed by the full Team which meets quarterly.Only one scholarship per applicant may be granted in a fiscal year.Guidelines for Considering Applications1. Length of service in local church and involvement in Association or Conference2. Relationship of study to leadership development for Christian ministry3. Time lapse since seminary or other significant study was done4. Applicant’s financial need5. Applicant’s assistance from other funding sources6. Applicant’s stated intention to do ministry in Hawaii after training7. Sharing of costs (preferably equally) by the applicant, church and Conference scholarship.

The Kaneta Foundation Scholarships

The Kaneta Foundation provides scholarships to Christian students in Hawaii. $3000 is awarded to 4 year programs. Students can reapply in each of the 3 subsequent years. $1500 is awarded to 2 year programs, which is also renewable for one year. To date, the Kaneta Foundation has provided scholarships in excess of $1,000,000.Freshman candidates are evaluated as follows: Recommendation letter from a pastor or church leader Recommendation letter from teacher or counselor Personal statement that speaks about the student's family life, community service, extracurricular activity and overcoming any adversity Financial need SAT or ACT scores Cumulative GPARenewal candidates are evaluated as follows: Be a full time student and carry at least 12 credits per semester, or quarterly equivalent Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative GPA A letter outlining your life as a college student. Let us know of your accomplishments and challenges.

Christian Worker Dependent Discount

For dependent students whose family's primary source of income derives from a parent's employment in full-time (non-profit) ministry (missionary, pastor, Christian school teacher or administrator). Students must demonstrate need, as determined by the FAFSA. SDCC's Christian Worker Dependent application must be submitted to verify eligibility. This award is renewable up to four years at SDCC if student remains eligible. 1st and 2nd year at SDCC = 15% of Tuition, 3rd and 4th year at SDCC = 20% of Tuition.

Church/Affiliate Scholarships

$1,000-$2,000 is awarded to new students who have not yet applied to SDCC and are referred to Admissions by affiliate churches or programs. Must present an Award Certificate, which originates from the SDCC Admissions Dept.

Bishop

For either freshman or transfer students An active member of any United Methodist Church in California, Arizona, Nevada or Hawaii who demonstrates commitment to the church and academic excellence can be recommended by the pastor of the church. Applications are available by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.25, SAT-I: 1,100, or ACT composite : 24

Jennifer Hallen Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must be a member of the PLNU Volleyball Team, have financial need, and exhibit Christian character.

Howard A. White Endowed Scholarship

To assist Church of Christ students to attend Pepperdine University's Seaver College and School of Law.

Jim Bond Scholarship

Awarded to students who have declared Christian ministry as a major.

Frank and Gladys Cooper Endowment

This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior Ministerial students who plan to pursue careers in Christian Education.

Mary Alice Dajko Memorial Religion Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursuing a course of study in Christian Ministry and planning to go into full-time Christian service.

Berniece Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Available to students preparing for Christian Ministry with a GPA of 3.000 and have completed 30 units at PLNU.

Philip and Berneice Hughes Memorial Scholarship

For students preparing for a career in full-time Christian ministry, and are a Theology/Christian Ministry, Sociology or Speech Communications major.

Dr. and Mrs. Kimber Moulton Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Recipient should be a student preparing for full-time ministry in the Church of the Nazarene and serving in the inner city/urban context. Exhibit the gifts and lifestyle associated with Christian Ministry and demonstrate financial need.

Elva Pedersen Jorgenson Scholarship Fund

Academic achievement and financial need will be taken into consideration. Students preparing for Christian ministry are to be considered first.

Leon C. and Emma D. Osborn Scholarships

Awarded to students preparing for Christian ministry or missionary service.

Reverend Albert and Lonnie Wideman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides financial assistance to students whose declared major is Religion and who are preparing for a career in the Christian ministry.

Arthur W. Arnold Scholarship

For a needy student who plans to enter the Christian ministry.

Celia Burnham Scholarship

For a student in Christian education.

Edna N. Olwin Scholarships

For worthy, needy students with sterling Christian characters.

Ellis M. Studebaker Scholarship

For a worthy student who demonstrates exemplary Christian leadership on campus.

James and Harriet Gilbert Scholarship

For a needy and deserving student who shows Christian character and diligence.

Janet M. Smeltzer Memorial Scholarship

For a female senior with academic ability and scholarship who has contributed to Christian leadership on campus.

Mark Hiepler Endowed Nursing Scholarship

For a returning major in Nursing. The student must show evidence of a Christian witness, and participate in community projects.

Culumber/Alexander Scholarship

Member (in good standing) of a Nazarene church. Special consideration given to Business majors. Students from Mexico or Brazil. Majors leading to full-time Christian service. Must demonstrate financial need.

Herman and Laura Wolf Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Must be committed to a life of Christian service or as a dedicated layperson. Financial need considered.

Reverend W. Herman and Stella Burton Scholarship

Must be a committed Christian and a Nursing major.

Sacramento District Federal Credit Union

For Nazarene student from the Sacramento District area or descendents of former members of the Sacramento District Federal Credit Union. Must be in good standing with the University and have a clear profession of faith. Minimum GPA of 3.000 required.

Samuel and Susanna Wesley Endowed Scholarship

For students who successfully complete an honors thesis that links a Christian perspective, in particular a Wesleyan understanding, and a topic in an academic discipline. Recipient must be a senior in any major with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher. Scholarship money will be awarded upon successful completion of a senior Honors Project.

President's Scholarship

The President's Scholarship is awarded to students who are active members of the Church of Christ. A letter, verifying active membership, must be submitted from an elder of the student's church. The student must submit a verification letter each year, prior to the start of classes, in order to renew his or her President's Scholarship eligibility.

Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) Scholarship

To assist deserving members of the Church of Christ attend Pepperdine University's Seaver College, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and School of Law. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, merit, character, and church membership.

Ann Marie Bredefeld Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who share the Christian values of Pepperdine.

Lillie Netzley and Charles Wade Richardson Scholarship

For a needy student with satisfactory grades who possesses a good personality and Christian character.

Nora G. Cohick Organ Scholarship

For a needy junior or senior pursuing organ studies. Preference is given in awarding this two-year scholarship to a male member of the Church of the Brethren who is interested in religion or church music.

Thomas and Glenna Trimble Endowed Scholarship

To assist deserving Church of Christ students.

The Brian J. White Endowed Law Scholarship

To assist practicing Christians who are committed to pursuing a career in criminal defense. The student must actively worship with a congregation. A letter from his/her minister or priest should confirm such affiliation with a congregation. The student must demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in criminal defense in the form of having a job; a job offer; or internship with a public or federal defender's office or with a private criminal defense practitioner. A letter of intent from an employer must verify the commitment.

J. McDonald and Judy Williams GSEP Scholarship

To support Church of Christ students in Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Reverend Olive and Reverend Hartland Hurd Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hurd, this fund assists students in preparing for the local Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastorate.

Katherine J. Schutze Memorial Scholarship

(For women seminary students) Eligibility: -be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); -plan to prepare for the ordained ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); -be a better than average student (at least a C+ average); -provide evidence of financial need; -be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited school or seminary; -provide a transcript of academic work; -make a renewal application each year if eligible; -provide references from a regional minister, pastor, lay leaders and/or professors; -be under care of a regional Commission on the Ministry or in the process of coming under care; For your information: Applicants must apply or reapply each year to receive scholarships. There are no automatic renewals.

Chancellor's Award

The Chancellors Award, established in 1960, is made annually in recognition of superior scholastic attainment and active participation in the student community, within the framework of Christian commitment. One recipient is selected from each school of the University.

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Association Scholarship is based on need, scholarship, professional potential, and dedication to the ideal of Christian service.

Athletic Scholarship

Athletic scholarships are awarded by the Athletic Department to students who demonstrate athletic ability and Christian character which will contribute to The Masters College and its athletic programs. The amount of the award varies and an annual application is required. Please contact the Athletic department for more information.

Christian Ministry Dependent Grant

The Christian Ministry Dependent Grant is awarded to full-time students demonstrating need, who are dependents of full-time Christian ministry personnel who provide the familys primary support and whose ministries are consistent with the mission of TMC. The award is $2,000 per years is and renewable with an annual application. Additional documentation is required. Please complete the Christian Ministry Dependant Application and provide the doctrinal statement of the organization that the familys primary support is received from.

Ministry Matching Grant

o The Ministry matching grant is awarded to students who receive sponsorship from a Christian ministry. The Masters College will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $2,500 per student, as long as funds remain available. The award is up to $2,500 per year and is renewable with an annual application. Additional documentation is required. Please submit the Ministry Matching Grant Application.

T. James Fernley III Memorial Fund

Grant Description: 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. http://www.thefund.org/programs/fellowships_plus.phtml?char=T

The Sylvia Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500 Description: Provides an annual scholarship to be awarded to a student who is in his/her junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or is in his/her first year of seminary studies for the ordained ministry of any Christian denomination. Primary consideration will be given to applicants intending to become pastors in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Candidates of other Christian denominations must plan to minister within the state of Nebraska.

Bill Watkins Scholarship Fund

Scholarship designed to reward those who stand strong in Christian faith and who actively participate in serving the underprivileged.

Ministry Scholarship Program

Scholarship Purpose: The purpose of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Scholarships are provided for an undergraduate or graduate education leading to a Bachelors or Masters Degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion. Priority will be given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation. Scholarship Criteria and Award: * The student must be dedicated to seeking an undergraduate or graduate education leading to a Bachelors or Masters Degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion and with the intent to serve as a pulpit pastor. * The student must be committed to studies and maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above or a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. * The student must be a permanent resident of one of the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. * The student must enroll and pass a minimum of 12 hours each semester at the undergraduate level or 9 hours each semester at the graduate level. * The student must enroll in a college or university that is an accredited institution. Scholarship awards are based upon $1,000 per semester for those students classified as a freshman or sophomore, $2,000 per semester for those students classified as a junior or senior and $3,000 per semester for graduate students to be used for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses as necessary for college/university attendance. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis, and the student is required to continue to meet all award criteria each semester and to complete an application annually.

Choson Scholarships

The foundation supports the needs of Christian missionary and relief work and provides financial assistance to Korean-American students who are legal residents of Georgia in their higher educational pursuits. Application Submission Requirements: ** Applications will only be received by US First-Class Mail ONLY; NO exceptions **? Required Documents: Send all documents together. 1. Completed Application form, with one (1) self-addressed, stamped envelopes 2. Academic Transcripts for the two most recent years. (Must be an official school copy; photocopies of personal records will NOT be accepted) Please check the website for more information.

Special Scholarships

The foundation supports the needs of Christian missionary and relief work and provides financial assistance to Korean-American students who are legal residents of Georgia in their higher educational pursuits. Application Submission Requirements: ** Applications will only be received by US First-Class Mail ONLY; NO exceptions **? Required Documents: Send all documents together. 1. Completed Application form, with one (1) self-addressed, stamped envelopes 2. Academic Transcripts for the two most recent years. (Must be an official school copy; photocopies of personal records will NOT be accepted) Please check the website for more information.

General Scholarships

The foundation supports the needs of Christian missionary and relief work and provides financial assistance to Korean-American students who are legal residents of Georgia in their higher educational pursuits. Application Submission Requirements: ** Applications will only be received by US First-Class Mail ONLY; NO exceptions **? Required Documents: Send all documents together. 1. Completed Application form, with one (1) self-addressed, stamped envelopes 2. Academic Transcripts for the two most recent years. (Must be an official school copy; photocopies of personal records will NOT be accepted) Please check the website for more information.

Mary Czado Catholic Education Fund

Scholarship awards to Christian students for higher education. Application form required. Please contact the foundation for more information.

Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship applies to students that maintains a 30 Act score or 1330 Sat score, and a 3.5 GPA .

Dean's Scholarship

This scholarship applies for students that maintain a score of 25 on the Act or a 1330 on the Sat and a 3.0 GPA.

WWU - Disciples of Christ Grant

Basis for Award: 1. Children of ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ministers with good standing in the church. Ministers must be recognized as ordained ministers by the Disciples of Christ organization. 2. Full-time enrollment is required. Award Value: Half tuition (including the LEAD Award) Term of the Award: One academic year (see renewal requirements below). Application Procedures: 1. Apply for admission and be accepted for enrollment to William Woods University. 2. Submit official documentation from the clergy confirming the above criteria. Conditions for Award Renewal: 1. Maintain a strong academic standing. 2. Maintain a full-time academic course load.

Lowry Aid Fund Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by a gracious gift of money for the three-fold purpose of helping worthy young men and women of Missouri to secure a Christian education, helping William Woods University attract students of the highest possible ability and character, and helping the First Christian Church of Fulton to encourage participation of students in the active life of the church. The fund is administered by William Woods University, however the minister of the First Christian Church of Fulton grants scholarships. It is limited to young men and women who are members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and residents of the state of Missouri. Basis for Award: 1. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Students not from Fulton must submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor concerning their membership and participation in the life of the church. 2. Legal residents of the state of Missouri. 3. Full-time enrollment is required. 4. Demonstration of financial need is required. Award Value: Varies Term of the Award: One academic year (see renewal requirements below). Application Procedures: 1. Apply for admission and be accepted for enrollment to William Woods University. 2. Submit official documentation from the pastor confirming membership. 3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results sent to William Woods University. Conditions for Award Renewal: 1. Maintain a strong academic standing. 2. Maintain a full-time academic course load. 3. The recipient agrees to be faithful in his/her attendance at worship, and will participate as fully as possible in the life of the First Christian Church while in Fulton. 4. Where abilities permit, the recipient agrees to offer his/her service in teaching within the children’s division or singing in the church choir.

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