Here are some of the Protestant scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship for Ordained Protestant Ministers
The Board of Directors of the Atherton Family Foundation sets aside a portion of the Foundation's income each year to be used for scholarships. These scholarships perpetuate Mrs. Atherton's interest in sustaining Protestant Christian endeavors in Hawai'i. Requirements: Be an ordained Protestant minister. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii. Be a graduate of an accredited school of theology. Be pursuing an advanced degree (generally a doctorate) related to your ministerial profession at an accredited institution. Please note that the Atherton Foundation no longer supports continuing education (conferences, trainings, seminars and/or programs not terminating in an advanced degree) for ordained ministers.
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Minister's Sons & Daughters
The Board of Directors of the Atherton Family Foundation sets aside a portion of the Foundation's income each year to be used for scholarships. These scholarships perpetuate Mrs. Atherton's interest in sustaining Protestant Christian endeavors in Hawai'i. Requirements: Be a dependent son or daughter of an ordained and active Protestant minister in an established denomination in Hawai'i. Be a resident of the State of Hawai'i . Be an undergraduate student. Applicants must provide on the application the following information: minister's current position, church/parish name, denomination, place & date of ordination and name of seminary attended. Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited two or four year college or university. Be a full-time student. Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Seminary Studies
Description:The Board of Directors of the Atherton Family Foundation sets aside a portion of the Foundation's income each year to be used for scholarships. These scholarships perpetuate Mrs. Atherton's interest in sustaining Protestant Christian endeavors in Hawai‘i. Requirements:Attend an accredited graduate school of theology with the goal of being ordained in an established Protestant denomination.
Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders
The program is open to Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy, church staff members, denominational and diocesan staff, and others employed full time in recognized positions of pastoral leadership, ordained and lay. Seminary administrators and faculty members are not eligible for this grant program. The program is open to pastoral leaders in the United States and Canada. Past recipients of Louisville Institute sabbatical (SGPL), study (SGPL), and research (RGRL) awards for pastoral leaders are not eligible. Recipients must be released from all pastoral duties during the entire grant period. A note to Doctor of Ministry degree and other degree candidates
Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund
Criteria: * Full-time students in accredited Protestant seminaries in the United States who are preparing to serve Japanese American congregations * Must be at least one quarter Japanese $500 to $1500 scholarships.
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship Program
The scholarship was named in memory of Mrs. Atherton to ensure the continued association of her name and her special interest in Christianity with the foundation. The scholarship benefits three categories of individuals: 1) active, ordained Protestant ministers residing in Hawaii wishing to continue their education; 2) dependent sons or daughters of ordained, active Protestant ministers in Hawaii pursuing undergraduate studies; and 3) individuals from Hawaii pursuing graduate theological studies at a Protestant seminary with the goal of ordination. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their financial need and academic promise. For sons and daughters of Protestant ministers and seminary students, applications will be available beginning Nov. Application materials, including the application form, transcript of grades, and personal letter must be postmarked on or before Mar. 1. Ordained Protestant ministers wishing to continue their education should contact scholarship staff for application information. Sons or daughters of ministers and ministers applying for continuing education grants must provide the place and date of ordination, and name of the seminary attended to confirm eligibility.
Iwalani Carpenter Sowa Scholarship
Graduate Students Only Be a graduate degree student Intend to pursue a career as a Protestant Christian minister upon graduation and have a desire to minister in Hawai`i Demonstrate financial need Preference given to Kamehameha Schools graduates Submit two letters of recommendation from applicant’s religion professor, college advisor, church minister or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
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