Religious Scholarships

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

Fraternal Scholarship
Sponsor: Catholic Order of Foresters
Amount: $5,000 ($1,250 for four years)
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who are members of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Harvey Fellows Program
Sponsor: Mustard Seed Foundation
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Program is open to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Past successful applicants were preparing for careers in Business, Economics, Finance, International diplomacy, security, journalism and media, visual and performing arts, public policy, and applied and theoretical sciences. Students from all nations are encouraged to apply.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 10 2017
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 for the 2017-2018 school year who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay citing examples of violence and telling what actions they are taking or could take to promote peace.

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
Sponsor: Daniel P. Buttafuoco & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Applicant must be an attending, active member of their local church.

One-Time $600 Educational Award
Sponsor: Catholic Order of Foresters
Amount: $600
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Award is open to insured members of the Catholic Order of Foresters who are attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university, technical or trade school.

Sonlight Scholarship
Sponsor: Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to homeschool students beginning college in 2018 who have purchased and used five full Sonlight Curriculum History/Bible/Literature programs.

NCGA Educational Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Church Goods Association (NCGA) Education Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who have been employed prior to attending school in the church goods industry, or are currently employed in the church goods industry, or is a family member of a current employee, or a family member of a former employee who is deceased or has been laid off within the last year.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Sponsor: Helen Diller Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $36,000
Closing Date: January 8, 2018
Description: Award is open to Jewish teens who are between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination. Student must have demonstrated impressive leadership and are actively engaged in community service projects that embody the value of tikkun olam (repair of the world). Teens can also be nominated (deadline for nomination is Dec. 18, 2017).

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

Bullard Family Scholarship
Sponsor: The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to North Carolina residents who have been accepted or currently enrolled full-time in a degree program at any institution of higher learning. Applicant must be committed to preparing for full-time Christian ministry and be a member (or parents are a member) of a church affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

CPFI Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students in good standing in an accredited North American pharmacy college/school or training program, as well as a current member of the national CPFI organization.

Elmer Ediger Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Mennonite Health Services Alliance
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students who have a vocational interest in the area of mental health, developmental disabilities or related fields. Applicant must have membership/active participation in a Mennonite, Brethren in Christ or Mennonite Brethren congregation.

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