||American Indian Higher Education Grants Program|
Must be an American Indian student (a member of a federally recognized tribe). Please do not contact the Washington, DC office. The student must contact the tribe with whom he/she claims affiliation for application and eligibility information.
|Need based after all campus based funding has been explored|
||Champions for Christ Foundation||The “Champions for Christ Foundation” was founded to provide scholarship money to deserving students who have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be going into full time Christian ministry.||Varies|
||Church and Conference Support||
Be sure to check with your home church and conference for available scholarship money. Nearly every annual conference supplies some sort of assistance to its students. Contact the chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry or the Board of Diaconal Ministry for information on conference scholarship assistance.
||DANTES Program for Active Military Members wishing to become Chaplains|
Active or Reserve member of the UA Armed Forces.
The DANTES Desktop Reference for Education Benefits will help you locate the basic education benefits available to Service members, depending on uniform color and status.
||Economic Development Fund, Inc.||
Must be a student member of the Fifth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church
||Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Theological Education Scholarships For Asian And Pacific Island Americans||
To provide financial assistance to full-time Asian and Pacific Island American students interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Episcopal Church.
|$4,000/semester for seminary study; $2,500/semester for diocesan theological study |
||Garrett Trust Fund Scholarship|
The Garrett Trust Fund was established in 1946 to provide emergency financial assistance for persons pursuing a seminary education. Seminarians enrolled full-time in a Master of Divinity program in an ATS accredited seminary who wish to apply must sign a faith statement. Application is open throughout the year. Awards range from $600 to $1,500 and are based on one time emergency financial need.
|$600 - $1,500|
||Marion J. Copeland And Hazel Hill Copeland Memorial Trust||
Seminary students enrolled in an accredited graduate school of theology. Must be from a 50 mile radius of Nashville, Arkansas and demonstrate financial need.
||Minister's Family Tuition Awards|
Dependent child or spouse of an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, who is an ordained minister under appointment, is retired, or is deceased. Must be enrolled full-time, be candidates for a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree and maintain a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average.
View the application.
|$3500 per semester|
||United Methodist Student Loans|
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service proviting scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities and other designated gifts. Through the Loan Program, students may borrow up to $5,000 per year at 3.75%-5% interest. The 135 year old United Methodist Student Loan Fund is the oldest student loan fund in the United States.
Applicant must be:
An active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.
Admitted to a degree program in an accredited college/university OR a degree candidate attending a professional or graduate school accredited by its respective accrediting agency.
Maintaining at least a C average (or equivalent)
High School students may apply if they will be college students in the fall term.
|$5,000 (per year) full-time student. (Loans available for part time students.)|
||United Methodist Studies Scholarship for Part-time Students|
This program of financial assistance is designed to assist persons seeking professionall certification in a specialized ministry area, deacon candidates, full-time or part-time local pastors who have completed the course of study, associate members of an annual conference, and ordained ministers transferring in from other denominations.
Please see application for specifics requirements.
|$225 per semester hour for each required 2-hour or 3-hour course (or equivalent)|
|January 1||Wisconsin Baptist Grant||
Candidates must be active members of a Wisconsin Baptist Church, pursuing their first professional degree and have an intent of entering ministry full time after graduation. Candidates will be interviewed by telephone at the time of requesting an application, and will be asked to provide a Pastoral reference from their home church in Wisconsin (who will also be interviewed briefly by telephone.)
|January 6||United Methodist Women National Scholarship|
Women Studying at approved Seminaries. Must be United Methodist and demonstrate financial need.
|$1,000 to $5,000|
|January 15||Amy Writing Awards||
Must have published an article in a mainstream, non-religious publication, as determined by the Awards Panel. Article must contain at least one passage of scripture and have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the current calendar year.
|$1,000 - $10,000|
|January 15||Harding Foundation Scholarship||
Three to five scholarships are available annually to students working toward their Master of Divinity degree who plan to enter the ministry of a mainline Protestant church. Special consideration is given to those who are willing to serve in the Rio Grande Conference and the Southwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church. Scholarships are effective for three years or until the student graduates.
|January 30||Laura Hofford Trust||
United Methodist man enrolled in graduate studies at an accredited seminary or pursuing undergraduate study in religion.
|January 31||Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry|
Scholarships available to women enrolled in a graduate program and a member of the Women's Ordination Conference preparing for Catholic Ministry. This scholarship is currently unavailable but will be again soon. Please check back.
|January 31||Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship ||
Texas residents who are working on a field related to ministry, including sacred music and theological research. Preference given first to residents of Washington County, TX and then all other Texas residents.
|January 31||The Mary E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program||The purpose of the Mary. E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Scholarships are provided for undergraduate (juniors or seniors only) and 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 awards are $2,500 per semester for undergraduate students classified as a junior or senior and $3,500 per semester for graduate students. Scholarship awards are to be used for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses as necessary for college/university attendance.|
|February 1||Schisler Graduate Awards||
Academic standing, leadership ability, character, need, vocational goals in Christian education and commitment to Christ and the mission of the church. Must have a chosen career as a professional Christian educator in the local church and be enrolled at a University Senate approved theological seminary. Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Preference given to first time persons attending U.M. seminaries.
|February 10||Maguire and Irby Family Public Service Internships||
Summer internships to develop and implement a community service project addressing a significant need at the local, state, national and international level. Internships can be developed for a non-profit agency, a religious congregation, an educational organization, health care organization, or some other institution that offers a public service. For chosen interns, the salary is $10 per hour for graduate students for not more than 200 hours for the entire summer.
|$1,600 - $2,000 |
|February 28||Hazel and Claude Fendlason Methodist Education Scholarship ||
Worthy and competent students at Centenary College and Southern Methodist University who are studying to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Must be a resident of Louisiana and academically in good standing with a minimum 2.62 cumulative GPA.
|$1,000 - $2,500|
|March 1||Alpha Gamma Delta||
Member of Alpha Gamma Delta and demonstrates financial need, scholastic attainment, and various chapter contributions.
|$500 to more than $2,000 |
|March 1||Arkansas United Methodist Scholarship||
The Seminary Scholarship Fund, established in 2001, makes grants to assist Arkansas students attending United Methodist seminaries. The goal is to provide nine full scholarships for Arkansas students in three-year seminary programs.
As scholarship recipients, the students pledge to return to Arkansas to pastor United Methodist churches. With a large percentage of Arkansas pastors retiring in the next 10 years, this initiative offers the potential of strengthening every United Methodist local church in Arkansas.
Applicants must be certified ministry candidates in the Arkansas Conferences.
|March 1||Cannon Endowment Scholarship||The Cannon Endowment Scholarship was established in 1992 through a gift from Dr. Clinton Cannon. An army retiree and UCC lay member of the Washington-North Idaho Conference; Dr. Cannon appreciated the ministry of chaplains during his career and wanted to ensure the future availability of chaplains to serve military personnel and their families. The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians planning to become military chaplains. Applicants must meet the general requirements, or the equivalent, if they are from other faith communities. Seminarians who are of the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ, Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian U.S.A. and United Methodist.||Varies|
|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||Eastern Star Training Awards For Religious Leadership (ESTARL)||
Awards for student preparing for leadership in a field of religious service, such as ministry, missionary work, religious education, and/or youth work. Need not be a member of Masonic or Eastern Star organizations, however an Eastern Star Chapter must be willing to sponsor the candidate. Requirements vary from state to state.
|March 1||Estelle Beaumont Ellison Individual Education Scholarships||
Permanent residents of Bexar County Texas would qualify for an individual scholarship. Selection based on (order of importance) moral character; academic excellence, diligence, achievement, or ability; financial need; and regular participation in a Christian church and must be between 14 and 30 years of age.
|$500 to $3000|
|March 1||The Rev. Dr. Joseph Henry Evans Designated Fund for African-American Pastoral Scholarships||The Evans Scholarship fund for African-American seminary students was established in 2009 by United Black Christians, in covenant with the UCC's Local Church Ministries. In addition to the standard requirements, applicants must be a justice advocates who have proven leadership through a history of service in the church and in the world.||Varies|
|March 1||General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM)|
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) offers various scholarships utilizing one application. Students must have been an active member of the United Methodist Church for 1 year to apply. Award amounts vary but are usually from $1,000 to $2,000. Below are the scholarships available:
Baltimore Washington Conference Sophia Dietsch Education Scholarship: Baltimore City resident; in the candidacy process
Baltimore Washington Scholarship Merit Fund: full-time student; must be a member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Baltimore Washington Conference Francis Asbury Scholarship: full-time student; child of a pastor; must be a member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Baltimore Washington Conference Board of Trustees/Merit Scholarship: based on need, GPA, and finances; must be a member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship: certified candidate for ordination as an elder; second year of seminary; M.Div. candidate; GPA 3.0+
The Clinical Pastoral Education - Ethnic In Service Training (EIST) Stipend: racial-ethnic minority student; clergy, certified candidate, or seminary student accepted into an accredited Clinical Pastor Education (CPE) or an accredited American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) program
Diaconia Graduate Fellowship: commissioned deacon candidates, deacons, or diaconal ministers
E. Craig Brandenburg: over age 35; second career
Georgia Harkness: female; age 35+; M.Div. candidate; certified candidate for the elder track; second career
John Q. Schisler Scholarship: Christian education; preparing for Ordained Deacon or lay professional; 3 year membership in UMC
Journey Toward Ordained Ministry: racial-ethnic minority student; pursuing ordained ministry (deacon or elder); age 30 and younger; minimum of 2 years membership in the UMC
Miriam Hoffman Scholarship: music ministry
Native American Seminary: Native American students; 3 year membership in the UMC; certified candidate or pursuing candidacy
Special Seminary Scholarship: pursuing ordained ministry; certified candidate; age 30 or younger
To apply for any of these scholarships, visit the GBHEM website.
|$1,000 to $2,000|
|March 1||Harold H. Wilke Scholarship Fund||The Harold Wilke Scholarship, established in 1981, honors the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Wilke, a devoted minister, disability advocate and pioneer. Annual scholarships are available to assist gifted persons with disabilities and/or those directly involved in service to persons with disabilities further their education or training. Applicants must be pursuing a degree or educational certification and may be from the United States or other countries.|
|March 1||Make a Difference!||Each year United Church of Christ Association Committees on Ministry are invited to nominate their Members in Discernment to be considered for a Make A Difference! Educational Support scholarship. Awards are available to UCC seminarians attending any ATS accredited seminary or theological school in the United States. Awards are applied to recipients' tuition and tuition-related expenses (books, fees, room and board or other educational expenses). Interested persons must contact their Committee on Ministry to request consideration.||Varies|
|March 1||The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship|
The Lopez Scholarship is intended to prepare Latinas and Latinos future ministers, educated in the socially and theologically progressive seminaries of the UCC, who will return to lead vital congregations, minister to Latino constituencies, multicultural communities and the whole church, equipped to proclaim the liberating Gospel message of salvation, full-inclusion, justice and peace.
This scholarship is named in honor of The Rev. Dr. Héctor Edmundo López, a laborer in the journey for racial justice. Rev. Dr. Lopez is the first Latino ordained in the UCC and the first Latino UCC Conference Minister in the United States.
This scholarship was established in 2006 as a three-way covenant between the Council for Hispanic Ministries, Local Church Ministries and Justice and Witness Ministries of the UCC.
|March 1||Richard and Helen Brown Pastoral Scholarships|
The Helen and Richard Brown Endowment for Pastoral Scholarships derives from a generous gift received in the 1990s, designated to support pastoral ministry in the United Church of Christ. Since its inception, the gift of $5 million has provided over $250,000 annually to UCC Conferences, seminaries and global partners, providing individual scholarships for seminarians and sponsorships for continuing education events.
Most Brown Scholars will be enrolled in or accepted to seminary. However, MIDs who are enrolled in or accepted to a regional theological education program which leads to authorized ministry in the UCC are also encouraged to apply.
|March 1||Rev. Virginia Kreyer Endowed Scholarship for Theological Education||The Rev. Virginia Kreyer Endowed Scholarship for Theological Education: for Persons with Disabilities Called to Authorized Ministry was created in 2010 by the UCC’s Disabilities Ministries. This scholarship fund will help defray the cost of tuition, assistive devices, specialized software, hardware, specialized services, specialized assistants, transportation, and adapted vehicles.|
|March 1||The William R. Johnson Scholarship|
In 1999, the predecessor body to Local Church Ministries, The Board for Homeland Ministries, created a scholarship for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender UCC seminarians in honor of William R. Johnson, the first openly gay man ordained in the United Church of Christ. The scholarship was established as a concrete way of affirming the church's long-standing conviction that sexual orientation should not be a barrier to ordination.
Recipients must be open about their sexual orientation and be Members in Discernment. The scholarship is available to students who have completed their first year of seminary or regional theological program.
|March 1||Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Achievement Scholarship|
Students must be full-time, in good standing with the Fraternity (if a member of ZTA), and have a minimum GPA of 2.9. You will need a recommendation from a ZTA alumna.
View the application.
|March 1||Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students||The Rooks Fellowship was established to support the seminary education of members of the United Church of Christ from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in our church who are committed to serving the UCC and who are enrolled in a school of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The Rooks Fellowship is available to members of the UCC who are African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native-American Indian or Pacific Islander. Grants are also made to support doctoral study at accredited graduate schools for those seeking to pursue a scholarly teaching vocation in the field of religion. Grants are made to both full-time and part-time students and may be renewed.||Varies (renewable)|
|March 1||The Bishop James C. Baker Award||
These awards are for campus ministers in higher education doing advanced studies who have had at least 3 years of professional experience in campus ministry; have an M.Div. and expect to remain in campus ministry; be an active, full member of the UMC for at least 3 years prior to application; be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
|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||HANA Scholars Program ||
Hispanic, Asian, and Native American/Alaskan Indian, or Pacific Islander origin who is an active, full member of a local UMC (at least one year prior to applying). Career goals that relate to the empowerment of his/her ethnic community and leadership in The United Methodist Church.
|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||Society for the Increase of the Ministry Alternative Scholarships||
Postulants and candidates of the Episcopal Church in the United States who are not full-time students at an Episcopal seminary. Must have approval of their diocese to attend an accredited institution in an alternative educational program of study.
|$1,500 to $2,000|
|March 1||Triple Your Dollars for Scholars: Matching Scholarship||
Full-time student in an UM-related college, university, or seminary and have been an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship on a first-come, first-serve basis. United Methodist churches are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for one of their members if they match this with an equal amount. The sponsoring church must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with the completed application form. This award will be for United Methodist students entering or attending United Methodist schools, colleges, universities, or seminaries. Upon verification of enrollment, UMHEF will transfer $2,000 to the institution the student is enrolled.
Perkins will contribute an additional $1,000 if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award)
|$2,000 or $3,000 (if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award).|
|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 ||$500 - $3,500|
|March 3||Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program|
ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.
The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist. In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education. Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).
|The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $11,000 per academic year).|
|March 15||National Religious Music Week Awards||
Available to individuals of all faiths enrolled in a college music program leading to a career in the ministry of music. Award based on merit.
|$2,500 (four awards available)|
|March 15||Stoody-West Fellowship ||
United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism (includes news writing for secular and church media and for church institutions). Enrolled in post-graduate study at a school in the United States. Academic achievement as revealed by transcripts, grade point averages, and the required letters of reference. Journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent. Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future. Potential professional usefulness as a religious journalist.
|March 15||David Tamotsu Kagiwada Memorial Fund Award ||
Provides financial assistance to Asian Americans interested in pursuing a career in the ministry of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.
|March 15||Disciple Chaplains' Scholarship Fund||
Scholarship for first-year full-time seminarians who are preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.
|March 15||Hispanic General Scholarship Fund||
Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have plans to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution. Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.
|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 15||Judith L. Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority (REM) Fellowship||
Recent college or seminary graduate who has broad communications training, including an understanding of effective public relations. United Methodist of racial ethnic minority heritage who is considering pursuing communications for The United Methodist Church as a career.
|$30,000 plus benefits, and expenses for moving and professional travel|
|March 15||Rowley Ministerial Education Fund (Christian Church) ||
Provides funding for students preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.
|March 15||Star Supporter Scholarship Fund ||
Provides funding for African American students preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.
|March 16||Pat Tillman Military Scholarship|
The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice.
Who is eligible to apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar?
- Veteran and active duty military servicemembers
- Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
- From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
- Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
- Including surviving spouses
- Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution
|The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.|
|March 31||Hattie M. Strong Foundation Student Loans ||
Interest-free loan for full-time students entering their final year of study. Must possess qualities of leadership, motivation, character, need, self-reliance, scholastic record and service/commitment to others.
|March 31||Educational Society of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church||
Enrolled in an accredited theological seminary or graduate school and who agrees to serve at least five years as a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
|March 31||Fellowship of U.M. in Music and Worship Arts Scholarships||
Full-time music degree candidate, either entering as a freshman or already in an accredited university, college, or school of theology OR doing special education in worship or the arts related to worship. Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year immediately before applying, giving evidence of strong Christian character and participation in Christian activities of the church and/or campus. Demonstrates evidence of exceptional musical or other artistic talent, effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the Church in the area of music and/or worship.
|$500 - $1,000|
|March 31||Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust||
Actively involved in or committed to future participation in the ministry of the Episcopal Church or within the larger Anglican Communion. Interested in initiating, developing, or completing a program of study through an educational institution, seminar, or certification program.
|Stipend (Amount varies)|
|March 31||International Order Of The King's Daughters And Sons||
Applicant must be a full-time graduate student in the Master of Divinity Program.
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
Applicant must be attending a school or Seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States or Canada.
Applicant must have and maintain a B Average or above, for all graduate and undergraduate |
|$1,000 (Max for Tuition ONLY) for a full academic year |
|March 31||JK Sasaki Memorial Scholarship||
Attend an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States; Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; Pursuing the ordained ministry; Intend to serve a Japanese American or Asian American Congregation
|$250 - $1000|
|March 31||National Federation of the Blind||
Applicant must be legally blind and either pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study. Must demonstrate academic excellence, service to the community and financial need.
|$3,000 - $21,000 |
|April 1||The Dr. Chester A. McPheeters Scholarship||
Available to students seeking to become United Methodist ministers. Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year and enrolled or planning to enroll in a United Methodist-related institution. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
|Amount available determined annually. Minimum award is $1,000|
|April 1||The Fund for Theological Education Ministry Congregational Fellowships ||
Candidates are entering M.Div. students with 3.0 GPA, preparing for pastoral ministry. Students must be under the age of 35 and nominated by their congregation. Church will commit to $2,000-$5,000, to be matched by FTE.
|$2,000-$5000 (matching award)|
|April 1||John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund||
Students already admitted to theological school and whose goal is to prepare for work in the field of liberal religion, either as a parish minister or as a liberal religious educator. Must intend to enter the Unitarian Universalist Ministry.
|April 1||John T. King Scholarship||
Student at Perkins School of Theology who plans to be in ministry in The United Methodist Church. Must demonstrate academic commitment, church and community involvement, financial need and commitment to diversity and interfaith cooperation.
|April 1||Little John Memorial Fund||The Little John Memorial Fund is for students who are preparing to become missionaries for the United Methodist Church. Applicants must compete the application, provide two letters of recommendation (one from a current/past pastor and one from a current teacher/professor), and write a one page essay expressing their call to ministry. The recipient must agree to serve one year in the ministry/mission field for each year they receive the scholarship.||varies|
|April 1||Shepherd Scholarship ||
Scholarship for students studying for degrees in fields perceived as "benefiting the human race". Selectees will be those who are best qualified by dedication, ambition, academic preparation, financial need, and promise of outstanding performance at the advanced level. It will be helpful if each candidate has shown sincere interest in and taken an active part in social, civic, religious, and fraternal activities of the community.
|April 1||Southwest Texas Annual Conference UMC ||
Full-time seminary students that are candidates for Ordained Ministry in the UMC. Candidate must also promise to serve in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church upon graduation from seminary. Must demonstrate financial need and be academically in good standing.
|$10,000 per Academic year|
|April 2||The Unsung UU Award||
For UUs whose actions inspire, support, and express UUism but who are not generally eligible for recognition in the existing framework of awards.
|April 12||Oklahoma Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church||
Awarded annually to a full-time student enrolling or currently attending any United Methodist —college, university, graduate school or seminary.
|$600 ($300 per semester)|
|April 13||The Fund for Theological Education Volunteers Exploring Vocation Fellowships||
Recent college graduate who has participated in one of 10 national faith-based volunteer programs partnering with FTE in its Volunteers Exploring Vocation initiative, and who are entering a Master of Divinity program. Candidates are recommended by supervisors in their respective VEV programs.
|April 15||Calvary Foundation Grant ||
Good moral character, academic promise, and financial need. No specified denomination.
|$500 - $875|
|April 15||Cox/Otterbein Fund||
Member of any local church in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church seeking graduate preparation for certification and/or ordination as a Deacon.
|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.
|April 15||David Pohl Scholarship||
M.Div ministerial candidate. Must be in official Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association.
|April 15||Olympia Brown and Max Kapp Awards||
An award of $2,500 is made to a ministerial student who, in addition to meeting the requirements for general financial aid, chooses to submit as part of their general financial application a paper, sermon, or other special project on some aspect of Universalism. Entries are evaluated by an outside reader.
|April 15||Robert and Martha Atherton Scholarship||
Ministerial students who are patriotic and have an attitude of friendship and caring for humankind. Must be in official Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and in the second or third year of seminary. M.Div candidate and have a proven ability and dedication to the UU faith and to helping humankind and recognizes that sound family orientation is the foundation of a healthy and strong society. Preference given to Meadvill-Lombard students.
|April 15||Roy H. Pollack Scholarship||
Junior or senior student with academic excellence and good character, studying for ordained ministry. Active participant in extracurricular activities at his/her theological institution. Must be an Aspirant or have Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Associate.
|$7,500 (Varies depending on fund performance)|
|April 15||AMVETS Memorial Graduate Scholarship ||
AMVETS members who are former or current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and who have exhausted all governmental aid.
|$1,000 each year, for four years |
|April 15||Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship||
United Methodist seminarians studying at any one of the thirteen United Methodist seminaries or at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Preparing for ordination as elders in the UMC and committed to promoting justice for gay and lesbian persons in the life of the UMC.
|Up to $3,000|
Hispanics seeking ordination and service in a ministry involving the Hispanic community within the Episcopal Church. Must be functionally bilingual and have demonstrated a proven record in and are committed to do Hispanic ministry within the Episcopal Church upon graduation. Only juniors-second term and middle year MDiv seminarians will be considered.
|April 30||Dubose Fund||
The DuBose scholarships are given annually to seminarians training for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. Must be at least 32 years old.
|May 1||Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship ||
Methodist East Texas students who have been a resident of Harrison, Marion, Panola, Gregg and Upshur Counties for the past two years. Must show financial need and be academically in good standing.
|May 1||United Methodist Foundation Annual Conference Scholars Program||
Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. Must be an entering first-year student and enrolled at a United Methodist-related seminary or theological school. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a student nominated by the Annual Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry.
|May 1||William B. Small Trust ||
Full-time student who is working on a Master of Divinity degree. Renewable for three years only and no assistance during internship year (s). First consideration given to Iowans; second consideration given to Iowa's contiguous states.
|$1,400 per year|
|May 1||Central Texas Conference Dr. G. Alfred & Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship||Dr. G. Alfred & Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship for a student planning for ministry as an elder in the CTC at seminary approved by the United Methodist University Senate ($5,000)||$5,000|
|May 8||Ed E. And Gladys Hurley Foundation|
Member of Protestant denomination who attends school in the state of Texas. Must demonstrate worthiness, show financial need and have acquired above average grades. Studying to become missionaries, religious workers or ministers. Part or full-time students.
|May 9||Ambassador's Endowment Grants||
All clergy who are or will be serving in the Texas Annual Conference this year, are not yet fully ordained, and are 33 years of age or under may apply for a grant to reimburse their seminary tuition, fees, and book costs. Awarded based on promise for ministry.
|May 10||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 15||Clear Lake UMC Seminary Student Scholarship Fund|
The “Seminary Student Scholarship Fund” was established through the generous contributions of members and friends of Clear Lake United Methodist Church for the purposes of providing financial assistance and encouragement to Seminary students who sense a call to ministry through the United Methodist Church. Students who are planning to enroll for a minimum of nine semester hours in a Graduate level School of Theology approved by the University Synod of the United Methodist Church are eligible to apply.
|May 15||Forbeck Scholarship||
United Methodist women residing in Kansas who wish to pursue graduate studies in preparation for ministry. Must be between the ages of 25-40 and have outstanding academic records. Awards are made to members of First UMC of Emporia, KS first, then if funds remain, to candidates within the state. Candidates must contact the church directly for information.
|May 15||Mary C. Easterling Scholarship||
Protestant students beginning or working on a graduate degree who are interested in preparing themselves for a career in full-time Christian work or service. Selection based on financial need, moral character, and the likelihood of success as full-time Christian workers.
|May 15||Military Chaplain Association ||The MCA will award Chaplain Candidate Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. The number of awards is determined every year by our Scholarship Committee depending on available funds and the number of applications. The application period is from 15 May through 30 June. ||$2,000|
|May 15||The Priscilla R. Morton Scholarship||
Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year and enrolled or planning to enroll in a United Methodist-related institution. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. Demonstrate financial need.
|Amount available to be determined annually. Average individual award is $1,000.|
|May 26||Hattie and Henry Dickson Rio Grande Conference Ministerial Education Scholarship||
Student from the Rio Grande Conference who has declared an intention to prepare for becoming a United Methodist minister. Enrolled in a college, university or seminary in the UMC. Must demonstrate church involvement, academic achievement and financial need.
|$500 or more|
|May 26||Keesee/Rhodes Memorial Fund|
Recipient must be studying for the ministry at Perkins School of Theology or be an undergraduate student studying for the United Methodist ministry at any Methodist affiliated college or university in Texas or at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Must demonstrate church involvement/activities, financial need and academic achievement.
|$500 or more|
|May 26||Michael Brown Scholarship Fund|
Recipient must be a college student attending Del Mar College.
|$500 or more|
|May 26||Simpson/Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund|
Preference will be given to a student pursuing a higher education degree in the field of music, teaching or church-related vocation.
|$500 or more|
|May 26||Thomas A. Wise, Jr. Scholarship Fund||
Enrolled in a college, university or seminary in The United Methodist Church and a resident of the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Student must be in pre-ministerial or seminary study and studying to become a minister of The United Methodist Church.
|$500 or more|
|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.
|May 30||The Epworth Project ||
The Epworth Project is a scholarship program of The Missional Wisdom Foundation, providing Epworth Scholars a context to experience emergence, new monasticism, and missional ecclesiology within the United Methodist tradition. Epworth Scholars live in a monastic house, engage in ministries of hospitality in the neighborhood, learn about the theory and practices of emerging and new monastic ministries, and participate in the worship and mission of a New Day community or other approved missional community. The Epworth Project is open to single and married students, depending upon availability of housing. The Epworth Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, denomination, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status, but some houses are limited to one gender.
|Unspecified (Housing within Epworth Community)|
|May 30||Recruitment, Training And Deployment (RT& D) of Black Ministries||
Black Postulants and Candidates for ministry in the church. Program designed to prepare and to equip Black Anglicans with history, mentors, and training, from an Afro Anglican perspective.
|May 31||Baptist Graduate Loans||
American Baptist students attending non-ABC seminaries. Must demonstrate financial need and be a member of an ABC congregation.
|$1,000 per year, up to three years|
|May 31||Barber Education Fund ||
Seminary students entering full-time service to the church and who also have roots in the local area of Onarga United Methodist Church in Onarga, Illinois.
|$500 - $1,200|
|May 31||The Baldwin F. & Amy L. Kruse Trust Fund||
Nebraska ministerial student in seminary who is pursuing an advanced degree, beyond the bachelor's degree, for the ordained ministry in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
|May 31||Hispanic Scholarship Funds||
Scholarship for any Hispanic member of a church related to the American Baptist Church or to its recognized institutions, and who is presently serving, or will be serving, in a church vocation with the ABC or with its recognized institutions. American Baptist Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate or first professional degree in a seminary are eligible.
|May 31||Individual Seminarian Grants ||
Scholarship for American Baptist students attending non-ABC seminaries.
|May 31||Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship|
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.
|May 31||Marion T. Burr Scholarship ||
Scholarship for Native American members of a church related to the American Baptist Church or to its recognized institutions, and who is presently serving, or will be serving, in a church vocation with the ABC or with its recognized institutions. American Baptist Native American students enrolled full-time in college or seminary who are pursuing a career in human services are eligible for this scholarship.
|May 31||St. Andrew By The Sea UMC Scholarship||In order to recognize outstanding United Methodist students, the Scholarship Committee of |
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church (Hilton Head Is., South Carolina) will award yearly scholarships with amounts determined by the committee, usually $1000-$1500. The Scholarship Committee receives contributions from individuals, memorials, and other private donations. We believe that outstanding academic performance should be rewarded. Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic/personal achievement and financial need.
|Usually $1,000 to $1,500|
|June 1||American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships||
Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.
|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|
|June 1||Doreene Cater Scholarship ||
Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment: education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.
|$500 - $1,500|
|June 1||Hotson Trust||
Presbyterian students at theological schools.
|June 1||Stevenson Scholarship||
Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment: education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.
|$200 - $400 (can reapply each year)|
|June 1||Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship Awards ||
To provide funding to seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education by participating in social programs concerned with important human needs. Must be a student in an ATS accredited school and requires an application form and references. Committed to be engaged directly in some area of social concern, such as civil rights, anti-racism, fair housing, community organization, or environmental issues.
|June 15||Eastern Star Training Awards For Religious Leadership (ESTARL) - Kansas|
The purpose of the scholarship is giving assistance to young men and women who desire to enter the various fields of religious service; namely: ministers, missionaries, directors of church music, directors of religious education and directors of youth leadership.
Awards are to be made for one year subject to renewal on basis of total record. Applicants need not be of Masonic or Eastern Star affiliation.
|June 15||Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships ||
For students with proof of Native American heritage (at least 25%)and clear educational goals. Based on financial aid and merit.
The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students in any curriculum. Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall semester's grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.
All items listed on the application check sheet must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
|June 30||Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation||
African American students who are in need of financial assistance in order to obtain clear educational and career objectives.
|$500 - $1,500|
|June 30||The Albert R. Murdoch Ministerial Scholarship Fund ||
Pre-ministerial student who is in his/her junior or senior of undergraduate studies or is a seminary student. Planning to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and is enrolled full-time at a college, university or seminary accredited by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
|June 30||The Alice Kruse Ministerial Scholarship Fund||
Awarded annually to a ministerial student who:
- Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church;
- Plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;
- Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:
- Saint Paul School of Theology
- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
- Iliff School of Theology
- Perkins School of Theology;
- Has successfully completed two (2) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;
- Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 30 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Nebraska Annual Conference; and
- Has a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.
|June 30||The Cowles United Methodist Church||
Ministerial student who is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist Church and attends a seminary accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference.
|June 30||The Sylvia Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund||
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.
|June 30||Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship Fund||The Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a ministerial student who: |
Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church;
Plans to become a pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;
Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:
1. Saint Paul School of Theology 3. Iliff School of Theology
2. Perkins School of Theology 4. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Has successfully completed one (1) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;
Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 15 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Great Plains Annual Conference;
Has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.
|July 1||Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship ||
Must be a senior or middler at an accredited theological seminary and involved in the Chaplain Candidate (Seminarian) Program or serving in the reserves after having completed an active tour of military duty.
Note: Preference will be given to students in their senior year who plan to serve in the United States Air Force; however, persons preparing for service in any branch of the military will be given consideration.
|$900 (Minimum) |
|July 1||Ted R. Dempsey Scholarship||
Must be a college level junior or above, have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and be majoring in a field related to Christian ministry. Selection is based on excellence, outstanding achievement, academic and career goals, recommendations, and the potential to make a significant contribution to the scholar's field of study and to society.
|July 15||Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship||
Resident of Wisconsin who is preparing for Christian ministry and accepted into a seminary leading to ordination.
|$650 - $1,800|
|July 15||Grannis-Martin Education Fund |
The Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation gives scholarships to students with a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved, and who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry. The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church.
|July 15||Grannis Memorial Scholarship|
Seminary student preparing for a full-time vocation in the UMC. Must have a Minnesota connection (Home, Parent's Home, Home Church, Sponsor)
|$200 - $400|
|August 1||Beaver United Methodist Men's Seminary Scholarship||
Certified candidate from Oklahoma who plans to return to Oklahoma to serve for at least three years. Must be a member of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma for at least two years. Enrolled in a fully accredited and University Senate approved seminary or graduate school of theology and pursuing a degree which qualifies the candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.
|$2,000 per semester for three years, or a maximum of $4,000 per year.|
|August 1||United Methodist Women National Scholarship||Scholarship for a female continuing education students currently enrolled to become an ordained minister, deaconess or missionary.||$1,000 |
|August 1||Reverend John W. Elliott, SR. Ministerial Scholarship Award||
Black, Asian, Hispanic or Native American student who is an active member of a United Methodist Church and the Central Texas or North Texas conference. Should encompass outstanding leadership traits as embodied by Rev. Elliot: Spiritual and Social Justice Leadership.
|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|
|August 15||Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation||
Awards ranging from $750 to $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students who excel academically.
Awards ranging from $750 to $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students with good academic standing who have endured great hardship to accomplish their educational goals.
|$750 - $2,500 |
|August 15||Presbyterian Student Loans|
Enrolled full-time as an inquirer or candidate with a presbytery in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Must demonstrate financial need and be academically in good standing.
View the application.
|Up to $3,000 per year|
|September 1||J.A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship (KS2)||
Resident of the state of Texas who has been an active, full member of a local UMC for at least one year prior to applying. Must be enrolled full-time, able to establish financial need and academically in good standing.
|September 1||North Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Ministerial Education Fund||North Texas Conference Certified Candidates who are enrolled in a United Methodist University Senate-approved school are eligible for these scholarship funds.||$100 per credit hour per semester|
$225 per projected decade of service per semester (to mandated retirement at age 72).
Certified Candidates are eligible to receive scholarship funds for no more than five years.
|September 15||Mount Olivet Foundation|
Grants are made to graduate student primarily based upon financial need, but also upon merit. Preference is given to individuals connected to Mount Olivet UMC, to the UMC, to individuals from Arlington, Northern Virginia, or the Washington DC Metropolitan area, but if there are sufficient funds, others will be considered.
Learn more about the program.
Download the application.
|$500 to $5,000|
|October 5||International Student Scholarship|
Must be an SMU international student who demonstrates academic excellence as well as a strong connection to the campus community through involvement.
|October 5||James J. Saccacio Scholarship|
Must be an SMU student who has demonstrated financial need and shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities.
|October 5||Laura Kittinger—Class of ‘84 Scholarship||
Graduate student at SMU who also attended SMU as an undergraduate. Must have graduated within the past six months and have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA while at SMU. Must be well-rounded in the areas of school activities, community service and contribution to the school through service.
|October 5||Nancy Underwood Graduate Student Leadership & Achievement||
Graduate student who has contributed significantly to the graduate school and the SMU community through leadership, service, and participation in student organizations, and who has shown outstanding academic achievement in his/her chosen field of study.
|October 5||Robert Burrell Leadership and Involvement Scholarship|
Must be an SMU student who has shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities. Candidates should have a minimum cumulative SMU GPA of 3.0.
|October 5||Willis Tate Academic and Scholastic Scholarship ||
Graduate student who has shown academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.5) and has promoted scholastics both in and out of the classroom.
|October 24||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.
|October 31||Rotary Scholarship||
SMU students that will serve as Ambassadors of our Country and of the foundation of Rotary. Graduate candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The term of study is for one year. The student can choose which country they would like to study and they must speak the language of the country to which they are applying.
|November 1||Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarships||
To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, United Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa
|$700 - $1,500|
|November 1||Shepherds for the Savior||
Scholarship to assist with ministry education costs for those studying to become Pastors or Missionaries. Up to fifty (50) one time awards given per year.
|November 1||Daniel E. Weiss Fund For Excellence||
Merit-based scholarship awarded to nominated candidates who can bring qualities of theological thinking and leadership that will strengthen American Baptist congregations and their witness in the world.
|November 1||Divinity Scholarship (Formerly known as the Johnson-Kitts Memorial Scholarship)||Enrolled in a seminary or graduate school listed by the University Senate per The Book of Discipline. Must state his or her intention to serve in the Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, show professional promise and demonstrate financial need.||$3,000 - $5,000|
|November 30||World Communion National Scholarship||
The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (master’s or doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society and for their future work with communities in need. The program seeks to support students whose study focus will directly relate to mission and to the following priority areas of emphasis: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership development, or congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship).
|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 7||Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI)||
Academically in good standing and interested in pursuing an academic doctoral degree in either: religion, theology or sociology of religion. Must be committed to serving in the Latino faith communities in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico.
|$13,000 at Doctoral Level, $16,000 at the dissertation level|
|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.