Religious Scholarships

Churches, synagogues, and religious organizations like to help students pay for their education. Below are scholarships for students of specific faiths.

O’Brien-VRBA Scholarship Trust Program
Sponsor: PNC Bank, N.A.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 7, 2021extended to April 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current junior and senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate students who resided in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan (Rural, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census, is a town or city with a population of less than 2,500 residents). Applicants of the Catholic faith will be given special consideration.

Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity
Sponsor: Touro Synagogue Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 23, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors. Applicant must submit an interpretive work focusing on the George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, RI, in context with the present time.

ABPS Scholarships
Sponsor: American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who hold active membership in an American Baptist church.

Beth E. Marcus Scholarship
Sponsor: Reformed Church in America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to women members of the Reformed Church of America who are preparing for ministry through theological education.

Catholic United Financial Scholarships
Sponsor: Catholic United Financial
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to members of Catholic United for at least two years prior to application who are entering any year of their first degree or certificate program in Fall 2021.

Antiochian Women Grant
Sponsor: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Grant is open to females who are at least 26 years of age and are a member in good standing of their Antiochian parish. Applicant must be actively involved in the worship, service, and social life of her parish and be applying for, or registered in, an academic or trade study program. Applicant must have financial need.

EOCS Scholarships
Sponsor: Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout unit and earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or Gold Award for girls. Applicant must also be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award.

JSSA Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: May 3, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are Jewish and are residents of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

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