Religious Scholarships

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

Beth E. Marcus Scholarship
Sponsor: Reformed Church in America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to women members of the Reformed Church of America who are preparing for ministry through theological education.

O’Brien-VRBA Scholarship Trust Program
Sponsor: PNC Bank, N.A.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current junior and senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate students who resided in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan (Rural, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census, is a town or city with a population of less than 2,500 residents).Applicants of the Catholic faith will be given special consideration.

Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity
Sponsor: Touro Synagogue Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors. Applicant must submit an interpretive work focusing on the George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, RI, in context with the present time.

Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarships
Sponsor: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to April 22, 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.

JSSA Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: April 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are Jewish and are residents of the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

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.

ABPS Scholarships
Sponsor: American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who hold active membership in an American Baptist church.

Catholic United Financial Scholarships
Sponsor: Catholic United Financial
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to members of Catholic United for at least two years prior to application who are entering any year of their first degree or certificate program in Fall 2020.

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dallas Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) In North Central Texas, or in Los Angeles, California, and who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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.

Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Sponsor: The Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 16, 2020
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, 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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