Religious Scholarships

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

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

JVS Scholarships
Sponsor: JVS Chicago
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are in their junior or senior years of undergraduate studies or graduate students who were born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: The Roothbert Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current college students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Scholarships are open to students in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background, but it does seek to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Finalists will be invited for a brief in-person interview usually in New York, New Haven, Philadelphia and Washington, DC (travel costs not paid for by organization).

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Choristers Guild
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to junior and senior college students and graduate students who are full-time Music majors with choral church music as a primary intent.

WMU Scholarships
Sponsor: Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Baptist students, including children of Baptist missionaries, and those preparing for Baptist mission service. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open only to females, medical school students, students from South Carolina, and students preparing for Baptist Christian ministry.

Ashcroft-Riggs National Youth Scholarship
Sponsor: Assemblies of God
Amount: Up to $30,000 awarded over 8 semesters
Closing Date: February 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who attend an Assemblies of God church and plan to attend an AG endorsed college.

Martin Luther Scholarship
Sponsor: Beta Sigma Psi – The National Lutheran Fraternity
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to male graduating high school seniors who attend a Lutheran church.

Bullard Family Scholarship
Sponsor: The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 17, 2020
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.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to members in good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of application. Applicant must also have a policy with the organization in his or her own name. Scholarships are open to students in grades 1-12, as well as college and graduate students. Award must be used towards tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and planning to continue their education in college.

Everett Kovler Scholarship
Sponsor: JVS Chicago
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Jewish and was born and/or raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. Preference will be given to students with concentrations in math or business.

Knights of Columbus Scholarships
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Catholic students. Most recipients from the previous year were children of Knights or Knights working towards bachelor’s degrees at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The organization has multiple scholarship programs.

OJCF Higher Education Scholarships
Sponsor: Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are incoming and current college students. Applicant must be a resident of Oregon.

Clare Boothe Luce Program
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Program is open to female undergraduate students who are studying in the physical science or engineering fields. Students at Catholic institutions with strong science programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Closing Date: March 13, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to one of the ten commandments.

Islamic Society of North America Scholarships
Sponsor: Islamic Society of North America
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Muslim American students. Many scholarships available with different requirements. See website for specific requirements for each scholarship.

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship
Sponsor: United Methodist Communications
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to racial ethnic minorities students who are United Methodist undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in religion journalism or mass communications.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies First Year Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $600
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors 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.

Islamic Scholarship Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Islamic Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Muslim students who will be enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2020 and majoring in an ISF supported major. Applicant must be an undergraduate (junior or senior) or having graduate standing (includes PhD).

Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarships
Sponsor: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of Alabama and a member in good standing of a Southern Baptist Church.

Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Delaware
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are residents in Delaware and are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

Catholic 9th Grade School JCDA Scholarship
Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 8th grade students who will be entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2020 to a Catholic High School.

Bryon Krieger Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Sponsor: Byron Krieger Memorial Website
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Jewish and participate in a sport. Preference will be given to fencers and Jewishly-committed student. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend a U.S. college in the Fall of 2020 or after a gap year.

Christian Connector Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Connector
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
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.

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