Religion Scholarships Overview

Various religious organizations across the country have conducted different charity and community programs of which the junior high and high school students are part of. These students are rewarded with scholarships to assist their educational finances. Such scholarships based on the religious beliefs of students are known as religion scholarships. These scholarships work as a support system for students who have a very good academic standing. The students who are active members of the churches and participate in the faith-related activities or students who are pursuing the career in the religious fields are awarded these scholarships by the communities they belong to. 

The scholarships are available in the national, regional and local levels. Students who are an atheist, agnostic or non-religious also have the scholarship opportunities to pursue the education. The students have to be active in their religious society to be awarded these scholarships. Some of the religion scholarships are enlisted below:

  • Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship: Students who show faith in Christianity is awarded the Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Ann Crawford Alexander Family.

  • Catholic Financial Life College Scholarship: The Catholic Financial Life awards scholarships to its financial member who has performed at least ten service hours a Catholic Financial Life chapter, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, or any other non-profit organization.

  • LR Scholars Program Lutheran Scholarships: The LR Scholars Program Lutheran Scholarships are awarded to students who are members of Lutheran Churches members within North Carolina Synod of the ELCA who are nominated by their congregation.

  • Rev. Robert E. and Gladys G. Ernst Scholarship: The students who aspire to become the American Baptist Professional Ministers are awarded the Rev. Robert E. and Gladys G. Ernst Scholarship by the OBES.

  • Young Christian Leaders Scholarship: Students who intend to be Christian Professionals are awarded the Young Christian Leaders Scholarship funded by the Buttafuoco & Associates law firm.

Baptist Theological Heritage Scholarship

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  • Applicant must be enrolled in an associate's or bachelor's degree program

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate

  • Applicant must attend college in Houston, Texas campus

  • Applicant must understand that there is no student housing available and the applicant has to reside in Houston, Texas

  • Applicant should formally apply and be accepted to the seminary

  • Only 350 applicants meeting the above-mentioned eligibility requirements will automatically be accepted and the program closes then

Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be a high school graduate or graduating senior or homeschool graduate from the Lexington Community.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • The applicant must showcase qualities of good character, leadership, and Christian faith.

  • The applicant must display community involvement.

Dora Maclellan Brown Seminary Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be from the greater Chattanooga area.

  • The applicants must be theologically and biblically conservative.

  • The applicant should be enrolled at a theological seminary or graduate school approved by The Generosity Trust for a master's degree.

George Fox Biblical Studies Scholarship Competition

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  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

  • The applicant should be an incoming first-year or transfer student.

  • The applicant should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school.

  • The applicant must not be qualified for any amount of tuition remission at George Fox.

Catholic College Essay Contest

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  • The applicant must be graduating high school in Spring 2019.

  • The applicant must be 20 years or younger as of May 1, 2019.

  • The applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

Catholic Financial Life College Scholarship

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  • The applicant must have been a Catholic Financial Life financial member for at least one year before the application.

  • The applicant must be primarily insured on life insurance certificate or on a spousal rider, or an annuitant.

  • The applicant should be of age 23 or younger.

  • The applicant must have performed at least for ten service hours with Catholic Financial Life chapter, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, or any other non-profit organization.

LR Scholars Program Lutheran Scholarships

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  • The applicant should be a student of LR.

  • The applicant should have a standard GPA.

  • The applicant must have maintained good standing in academics.

Jeanna Brown Memorial Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a high school senior graduate Forbush High School.

  • The applicant must be an active member of the church.

  • The applicant should showcase an impressive character, leadership, and compassion for others. 

Church Worker Assurance Program

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  • The applicant must be an LCMS congregation member.

  • The applicant must have received the Regents' or President's Merit Scholarship.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a recognized Church Professional Program as a full-time degree student.

Rev. Robert E. and Gladys G. Ernst Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a current ABC/Ordained pastor of American Baptist Churches in Ohio.

  • The applicant must be a Master's or Ph.D. of Divinity student.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited institution or a college/seminary extension program.

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a Roman Catholic.

  • The applicant must be of Italian Descent.

  • The applicant must be a resident where Branches of the Federation are established like Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois or Nevada, only.

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

  • The applicant should have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation.

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be an active member of the local church.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut who is attending college elsewhere.

Catholic United Financial Post-High School Tuition Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to application deadline, on or before April 30.

  • The applicant must be entering any year of the first post-high school degree or certificate program in Fall 2018. 

  • The members studying for Master’s and Doctorate degrees are not eligible for the scholarship program.

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  • The applicant must have completed the first year of college.

  • The applicant must be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the United States.

  • The applicant must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or greater).

  • The applicant must be seeking a bachelor degree.

  • The applicant should demonstrate financial need.

Hoeks Family Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a junior or senior year student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in the professional education program.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a career to teach Bible, theology or religion studies at a Christian school or to direct the education ministry of a Reformed Christian church.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

Michmerhuizen Family Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a graduate of Holland Christian High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • The applicant must be entering freshman year.

  • Must demonstrate financial need.

  • Must show strong Christian character as demonstrated by their love for God, for their family, and for their fellow citizens of God’s kingdom.

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship

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  • Scholarship is available to students who are Christians.

  • The applicants must be in high school student whose school is located in or they have been a resident of Chemung County or an adjacent county for over six months.

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student.

  • The applicant must be pursuing an education leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion.

  • The applicant must be intending to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation.

  • The applicant must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.