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, 2018
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Bullard Family Scholarship
Sponsor: The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
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.

Ashcroft-Riggs National Youth Scholarship
Sponsor: Assemblies of God
Amount: Up to $30,000 awarded over 8 semesters
Closing Date: February 16, 2019
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 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to male graduating high school seniors who attend a Lutheran church.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 26, 2019
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 2019-2020 academic year.

Clare Boothe Luce Program
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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, 2019
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: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Closing Date: March 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to Jewish people or values.

Islamic Society of North America Scholarships
Sponsor: Islamic Society of North America
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Muslim students who will be enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2019 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, 2019
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, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are residents in Delaware and are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

JVS Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish students who are residents of Los Angeles County (California) and are incoming or current college student.

Christian Connector Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Connector
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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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