Religious Scholarships

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

NCGA Educational Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Church Goods Association (NCGA) Education Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who have been employed prior to attending school in the church goods industry, or are currently employed in the church goods industry, or is a family member of a current employee, or a family member of a former employee who is deceased or has been laid off within the last year.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Sponsor: Helen Diller Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $36,000
Closing Date: January 8, 2020
Description: Award is open to Jewish teens who are between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination. Student must have demonstrated impressive leadership and are actively engaged in community service projects that embody the value of tikkun olam (repair of the world).

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.

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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