Scholarships and Grants
Franks Foundation Scholarship
A scholarship of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to for the study of nursing or theology to residents of designated counties in Oregon.
- Eligibility: Must have high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher and planning to major in nursing or theology at the undergraduate or graduate level.
- Preference: To residents of the following counties: Crook, Deschtes, and Jefferson in Oregon; then Grant, Harney, Klamath, and Lake counties.
- Amount: Varies each year
- Deadline: February of each year
- Contact: Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund
For Students from Developing Areas of the World
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to students from developing areas of the world who are interested in becoming Christian ministers and professional workers in their country.
- Eligibility: Must meet all of the following: 1) satisfactory completion of 1+ years in accredited 4-year college or university in or near their native country; 2) excellent character with a strong Christian witness; 3) strong academic achievement (3.0 or better); 4) TOEFL score of 500; 5) financial need; 6) Ability to express themselves clearly.
- Preference: To those who express a strong commitment to return to their native country to provide Christian ministry, teaching, health care, or welfare assistance to the poor and uneducated there.
- Amount: Up to $2,500 each year in direct tuition payment with option to renew for up to three years
- Deadline: January of each year
- Contact: Grace Foundation
P.O. Box 924
Menlo Park, CA 94026-0924
(541) 687-7395 or (800) 452-8807, ext. 7395
Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship
For Residents of Texas
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to residents of Texas working on a degree in a field of ministerial study.
- Eligibility: Open to residents of Texas working on a degree in a field related to ministry, including sacred music and theological research.
- Preference: First preference is given to residents of Washington County, then to all other Texas residents.
- Amount: The stipend is approximately $500 for a period of one year
- Deadline: January or August of each year
- Contact: Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship Trust
c/o Sally M. Jones
205 North Market
P.O. Box 382
Brenham, TX 77833
Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship
For Residents of Hawaii
- Summary: To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to Protestants who are ministers, the dependents of ministers in Hawaii, or students preparing for the ministry.
- Eligibility: Must be residents of the state of Hawaii, able to demonstrate financial need, interested in attending an accredited college or university full-time, able to demonstrate academic achievement (GPA of 2.7 or higher)
- Other: May attend university or college in Hawaii or on the mainland
- Amount: Varies depending on the availability of funds and the need of the recipient.
- Deadline: February of each year
- Contact: Hawaii’s Community Foundation
Calihan Academic Fellowship
Awarded by the Acton Institute
- Summary: To provide scholarships and research grants to future scholars and religious leaders whose academic work shows outstanding potential. Applicants studying theology, philosophy, economics, or related fields must demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society. Such principles include recognition of human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.
- Eligibility: Awards are open to seminarians or graduate students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or in related fields. Strong academic performance is essential. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the themes of the Acton Institute. Candidates must display the potential to advance the themes of the Acton Institute. Awards are open to all qualified persons irrespective of race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability.
- Amount: Not to exceed $3,000
- Deadline: July and October of each year
- Contact: Acton Institute
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Order of the Daughters of the King: For Women
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to members of the Daughters of the King and to other women who are seeking undergraduate or graduate training in a church-related school in the U.S. or abroad.
- Eligibility: Open to all women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, Churches in communion with the Episcopal Church, or within the historic episcopate. Must be at least 21 years of age, have at least 2 years of college education.
- Preference: Priority is given to members of the Daughters.
- Amount: Varies per year and is paid directly to the school.
- Deadline: October and March of each year
- Contact: Order of the Daughters of the King, Inc.
Student Ministry Scholarship
International Orders of the King’s Sons and Daughters
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to those in need who have answered God’s call on their lives and are enrolled in a Master of Divinity program in an accredited seminary or college.
- Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a Master of Divinity program in a school or seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the USA or Canada. Applicant must be a citizen of the USA and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Amount: $1,000 per academic year
- Other: Application must be requested each year by U.S. mail or by e-mail
- Deadline: January 1 - March 31 to request application, April 30 for submission
- Contact: IOKDS P.O. Box 1017
Chautauqua, NY 14722-1017
Muriel Mountjoy Miller Hart Trust Awards
- Summary: To provide financial assistance to young men interested in preparing for the Episcopal priesthood.
- Eligibility: The trust was established to assist “worthy and needy young men” who are in interested in becoming Episcopal priests.
- Amount: Varies
- Other: Florida applicants may be interviewed in person, others by phone
- Deadline: July and November of each year
- Contact: Muriel Mountjoy Miller Hart Trust
c/o Bacon and Bacon, Attorneys at Law
P.O. Box 13576
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3576
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Statewide Student Aid Program
For Residents of New Hampshire
- Summary: To provide scholarships or loans for undergraduate or graduate study to New Hampshire residents (including those of specified religious affiliations).
- Eligibility: Open to New Hampshire residents who are graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students between 17 and 23 years of age or graduate students of any age. Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational school on at least a half-time basis.
- Preferences: Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, community service, school activities, and work experience. Priority is given to students with the fewest financial resources and to vocational/technical school students.
- Amount: Range from $500 - $2,500 with an average of $1,800
- Other: A $15 application fee is required
- Deadline: April of each year
- Contact: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Ridley Foundation Grants
For Residents of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
- Summary: To provide financial assistance for college and other purposes to communicants or residents of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.
- Eligibility: The student must be either a communicant of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, or a dependent of an employee of the Diocese or any of its churches, or a resident of Southampton County or the city of Franklin, Virginia. The student must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the previous semester. The student must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program (see Preferences below). There are income requirements as well.
- Preferences: Preference is for undergraduate study, however there have been instances, when funds are available that awards are given to seminarians
- Amount: Varies based on financial need
- Deadline: January and June of each year
- Contact: The Ridley Foundation, Scholarship Committee 600 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 423-8287 or (800) 582-8292