Religious Scholarships

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

ABPS Scholarships
Sponsor: American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who hold active membership in an American Baptist church.

CDA Scholarships
Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students of the Catholic faith who are enrolled in a college or university and a member of Catholic Daughters of America.

EOCS Scholarships
Sponsor: Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
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 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are Jewish and residents of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 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 non-traditional students, parents, nursing majors, education majors, and Film/Television/Cinema/Theater majors.

Avicenna Scholars Program
Sponsor: Andala Initiative
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2017
Description: Scholars program is open to U.S. high school juniors who are Muslim and who want to be leaders and mentors for the next generation.

Francis Maria Scholarship
Sponsor: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to Antiochian Orthodox Christian students who are in their first three years of undergraduate college studies in the fall following their application. Applicant must submit an application and a short autobiographical essay.

National Presbyterian College Scholarship
Sponsor: Presbyterian Mission Agency
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members entering college in fall 2017 at a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) related college or university.

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
Sponsor: Daniel P. Buttafuoco & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 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.

Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Sponsor: The Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 20, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate Christian students attending college in California, Oregon, or Washington. Applicant must have a Christian testimony and verifiable Christian leadership.

Christian Connector Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Connector
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students with plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months.

Antiochian Women Grant
Sponsor: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
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.

Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarships
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to men in their first four years of theology study for the Catholic priesthood.

CPFI Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Amount: $250
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
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.

Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students with appropriate ecclesiastical approval, having been accepted at a major seminary, and studying for an (arch)diocese or religious institute in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada. Applicant must be majoring in Italian Studies.

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