|Deadline||Program (click for more information)||Basic Requirements||Amount|
|March 1||Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Achievement Scholarship||$1,000 minimum|
|January 30||Women's Division Scholarship Assistance||
Women studying at approved seminaries. Must be United Methodist and demonstrate financial need.
|$1,000 - $2,000|
|January 31||Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry||
Scholarships available to women enrolled in a graduate program preparing for Catholic Ministry.
|March 1||The Order of the Daughters of the King Master's Fund||
Scholarship intended to assist Daughters and other women to attend a degree program at an accredited school to prepare to serve God in his Church in a lay or ordained capacity. Limited to communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church. Willing to give at least two years' service to the church upon completion of her training.
|$500 - $700 (per year)|
|March 1||Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship for Women Leaders in Higher Education||
Graduate award for female students enrolled in any accredited institution; preparing for employment in higher education administration in a United Methodist college or university; GPA 2.85+; member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year.
|March 1||Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award ||
Woman over 35 who has received a bachelor of arts or equivalent degree and will be enrolled full-time in a University Senate approved school of theology. Must be a certified candidate for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church by the preceding May of the academic year.
|March 1||Lydia Scholarship Fund||
Female college graduates with:
a calling to serve in the PC(USA) ordained pastoral ministry.
a commitment to complete a Master of Divinity degree at an accredited seminary.
a personal, vibrant commitment to Jesus Christ.
a desire to work for renewal in the PC(USA), including co-operation with NPWL and PFR.
be involved in the Candidate Process of the PC(USA) - or have specific plans to be so enrolled shortly.
|March 1||The Women of Color Scholars Program|
The goals of this program are to remedy the lack of women of color on faculties at UM seminaries; to increase the number of women of color who teach, lecture, write and research at the Ph.D. level in all seminaries; and to heighten church wide awareness of the need for women of color in theological education. Applicants must be born of African, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Indian, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent); be an active, full member of the UMC for at least 3 years prior to application; have received an M.Div. degree; and be pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. within the field of Religious Studies with the desire to serve on the faculty or in an executive administrative position at a UM theological school.
|March 1||Zeta Phi Beta Graduate Fellowships |
Full-time graduate students working on a Professional, Masters, or Doctoral Degree or engaged in post-Doctoral study.
|$500 - $3,500|
|March 15||Katherine Schutz Scholarship||
Provides funding for female students preparing for the ministry in Christian (Disciples of Christ) church. Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.
|March 31||Remembering Mom: The Barbara Franklin Foundation||
Remembering Mom: The Barbara Franklin Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from young women between the age of 18-25 who have experienced loss due to the death of their mother, but desire to continue their educational path in spite of their mother’s absence. (Mother-loss is not restricted to cancer).
|One scholarship will be awarded in the amount up to $500 for the spring and $500 for the fall semester.|
|April 15||David Easton Scholarship||
African American woman in or preparing for seminary dedicated to creating an anti-racist, multi-cultural religious organization and country. Must be in official candidate status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and a M.Div. candidate.
|May 1||Jane Walker Scholarship||
Woman who is a resident of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and is enrolled or has been accepted in a United Methodist Seminary approved by the University Senate. Should be a woman who affirms, represents, and advocates women's leadership in the church.
|May 29||Ellen Cushing Scholarship||
Female graduate students preparing for a human service or church-related vocation may apply. Preference is given to students active in their school, church, or region.
|June 1||ETHEL LOUISE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, INC. ||ELA Scholarships are available only to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. ELA will award scholarships depending on academic and leadership merit. The purpose of the scholarship is to supplement financial assistance for tuition costs for female graduate students with physical disabilities. Scholarships are between $1,000 and $2,000 and are awarded in August. Only the recipients will be notified (by mail). Their names will also be posted on the ELA news portion of the website. The scholarship money is contingent upon the recipient's acceptance to, or continuation in, an accredited college or university graduate program.||range up to a maximum of $1,000 to $2,000 per year|
|August 1||Theresa Hoover Community Service and Global Citizen Award||
Grant for informal study, exploration, learning, research or observation in a subject of the recipients choosing in harmony with the current interests of the Women's Division. For a woman, age 21-35 to demonstrate concern for her neighbors and community and to exhibit an awareness of the total nature of our responsibilities in today's world.
|$5,000 - $6,000|
|October 1||North Texas Conference Clergywomen Candidate Scholarship|
Women applying must be certified candidates in the North Texas Conference. The candidate must either be enrolled in seminary or have completed seminary and be working in a church setting with a less than full time appointment. Those who are in the residency program or ordained are not eligible. Local pastors with a less than full-time appointment may be eligible. See the full scholarship description.
|December 1||International Fellowship||
Fellowship for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in full- time study or research in the United States. Must have earned a Bachelor's degree by September 1. Must demonstrate academic ability, professional potential, and intention to return to home country at the completion of course of study. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
|December 15||American Association of University Women (AAUW)||
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for PhD-level work.
|$2,000 - $12,000|
|December 15|| Career Development Grants||
Women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
|$2,000 - $8,000|
|December 15||P.E.O. Peace Scholarship||
Women from countries other than the U.S. or Canada who are completing graduate study in the United States or Canada. Recipients must return to her own country to pursue her professional career within 60 days, depending on Visa status, of graduation.