Religious Scholarships

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

JVS Scholarship
Sponsor: JVS Chicago
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish college and graduate students who are residents of the metropolitan Chicago area, including Lake County, Indiana.

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Choristers Guild
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
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, 2018
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.

Ethnic Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: Assemblies of God
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 3, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an Assemblies of God endorsed college and classify as an ethnic minority.

J. Robert Ashcroft National Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Assemblies of God
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: February 10, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who attend an Assemblies of God church and plan to attend an AG endorsed college.

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.

Martin Luther Scholarship
Sponsor: Beta Sigma Psi – The National Lutheran Fraternity
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to male graduating high school seniors who attend a Lutheran church.

Riggs Scholarships
Sponsor: Assemblies of God
Amount: Up to $30,000 (awarded over four years)
Closing Date: February 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning on attending an AG endorsed college who has a minimum GPA of 3.7 AND an ACT score of 28 OR SAT score of 1280. Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential through involvement in an AG church, school, and the community.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 27, 2018
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 2018-2019 academic year.

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

Clare Boothe Luce Program
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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.

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.

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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.

Knights of Columbus Scholarships
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
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.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Closing Date: March 2, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Students in Grades 7-9 must submit an essay on a given topic related to good deeds. Students in Grades 10-12 must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Holocaust. Contest is open to students worldwide.

Islamic Society of North America Scholarships
Sponsor: Islamic Society of North America
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
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, 2018
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 $400
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
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.

Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarships
Sponsor: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of Alabama and a member in good standing of a Southern Baptist Church.

Catholic Financial Life Scholarship Programs
Sponsor: Catholic Financial Life
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic Financial Life members who are in elementary school through college. Primary and secondary scholarships are for students attending private catholic schools, while college scholarships are open to students attending any college (no religious affiliation required).

Joseph and Marion Greenbaum Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Delaware
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are residents in Delaware and are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year.

JVS Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are residents of Los Angeles County (California) and are incoming or current college student.

EOCS Scholarships
Sponsor: Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
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.

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