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Varies 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 more $2,000 - $12,000
Varies 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 more Need based after all campus based funding has been explored
Varies 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 more Varies
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 more Varies
Varies DANTES Program for Active Military Members wishing to become Chaplains Active or Reserve member of the UA Armed Forces. Varies
Varies Economic Development Fund, Inc. Must be a student member of the Fifth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church Varies
Varies 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
Varies 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 more $600 - $1,500
Varies 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. Varies
Varies 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 more $3500 per semester
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 more $2,000
Varies Yellow Ribbon/Post 911 Veteran Benefits The Yellow Ribbon Program helps pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Varies
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 more $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 more $3,000
January 30 Laura Hofford Trust United Methodist man enrolled in graduate studies at an accredited seminary or pursuing undergraduate study in religion. unspecified
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. more $1,000
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. $500
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 more 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 3 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 more $1,000 – $2,000
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, more $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 more $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 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 more Varies
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 more 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 more $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 more Varies
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 more $500 to $3000
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 more $5,000
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 more 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 more $1,000 to $2,000
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 more Varies
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 more Varies
March 1 Lydia Scholarship Fund Female college graduates with a calling to serve in the PC(USA) ordained pastoral ministry and a commitment to complete a Master of Divinity degree at an accredited seminary. $2,500
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 more 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 more Varies
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 more Varies
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 more $1,500 to $2,000
March 1 UMHEF Dollars for Scholars 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 more $2,000 or $3,000 (if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award).
March 1 UMHEF General Named Scholarships Applicants must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Zion Church, or Christian Methodist Episcopal Church for at least one year prior to applying. Preference is given to more $500 - $5,000
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 more Varies
March 1 The William R. Johnson Scholarship To qualify for this scholarship, students must be open about their sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) and enrolled in an Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited seminary or theological school in the more Varies
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 more varies
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 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. $1,000 minimum
March 15 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. Varies
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. $1,500
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. $1,500
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 more $1000-$5000
March 15 John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund Students wishing to apply must be from the State of Georgia, be enrolled at Perkins School of Theology as a full-time student or as a part-time student working part-time. They must be an active member of the United Methodist Church for at more $2,000.00
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. Varies
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 more $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. Varies
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. Varies
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 more $6,000
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. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

March 26 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 more $750
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. Varies
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 more $500 - $1,000
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. $2,500 (maximum)
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 more 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 and be a citizen of the United States or Canada. $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 The Mary Jo Lanford Memorial Scholarship Established in memory of Mary Jo Lanford, this scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance ranging from $5,000-$10,000 to students pursuing a post-graduate education in any area of Christian ministry. Consideration for this more $5,000-$10,000
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 more 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 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 more $1,000
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 more Varies
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 more varies
April 1 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.
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 more $6,000 (Maximum)
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 more $10,000 per Academic year
April 1 United Women in Faith National Scholarship Women Studying at approved Seminaries. Must be United Methodist and demonstrate financial need. $1,000 to $5,000
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. Unspecified
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 more $2,500
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 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. $2000 maximum
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 more $2,500
April 15 David Pohl Scholarship M.Div ministerial candidate.  Must be in official Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. $2,250
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 more Up to $3,000
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 more $2,500
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. more $2,500
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 more $7,500 (Varies depending on fund performance)
April 29 Hispanic Scholarship Trust Fund 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 more Varies
April 30 American Baptist Home Mission Societies Scholarships for Students Students must hold membership in an American Baptist church, be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college/university or graduate program in the United States or Puerto Rico, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and reside in United more Varies
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. Varies
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 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. $4,000
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 more $1,000
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 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 more Varies
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 more $1,000
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 more $400
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 more $500
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 more $2,000
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 more $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 more $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 more $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. $2,000
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 more 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. $5,000
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. Approximately $900
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 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 more $500
May 31 Individual Seminarian Grants Scholarship for American Baptist students attending non-ABC seminaries. $750
May 31 Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship The scholarship is offered to persons of Japanese ancestry, including those who were born in Japan and have obtained permanent residency status in Japan, accepted or enrolled full time in an accredited Protestant seminary in the United more varies
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 more $500
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 more
Usually $1,000 to $1,500
June 1 Adora S. Jones Ministerial Scholarships To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa. Funds may only be used to pay tuition, fees, books and supplies as required by your courses. $700 - $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 more $1,000-5,000
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. $500
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 15 Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships or students with proof of Native American heritage (at least 25%)and clear educational goals. Based on financial aid and merit. $1,500
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 more Varies
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 more $1,000
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, and attends a seminary accredited by the Nebraska more $2,400
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 more $750
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 and plans to become a pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United more $1,000
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 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 more $500
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 more $1,000-$1,300
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
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 27 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.  Preference will be given to more
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 more $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 more $1,000
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 more $5,000 - $6,000
August 15 Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation 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. 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. Varies
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 more $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. $1,000
October 5 James J. Saccacio Scholarship Must be an SMU student who has demonstrated financial need and shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities. $1,500
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 more $1,000
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 more $1,000
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. $1,000
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. $1,000
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. Unspecified
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 more $3,000 - $5,000
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. $350-$500
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 more $250-$12,500
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, more $18,000-$30,000
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 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 more $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 more $6,000