What Are Some Scholarships for Christians?

Many scholarships are available to people based on some aspect of their identity, such as ethnic background, gender, or religion. This article explores scholarship opportunities for students who identify as Christian and are pursuing active involvement within the church. Schools offering Christian Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Christian Scholarships

One of the best ways to compete for scholarship funds is to focus on awards oriented toward your specific demographics. There are many scholarships available for Christian students, from institutional grants at religious colleges to organizational awards for missionaries, religious scholars and students who hold Christian beliefs.

Institutional Grants

If you're considering attending a Christian institution, the first place you should look for funding is your prospective school. The following are just a few of the religious colleges and universities that offer institutional funds for Christian students.

Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University awards undergraduate scholarships and grants based on a combination of academics, leadership qualities, community service and financial need. Available awards include the Trustees' Scholarship, the President's Scholarship, the Dean's Scholarship and the Honors Scholarship.

Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University in Texas grants scholarships to students based on their field of study. Almost all of their major subjects offer departmental scholarships, including English, communication, education, political science and Bible studies.

Wheaton College

Wheaton College in Illinois offers two types of endowed scholarships: Those that are available to all students with financial need and those that are restricted to students of a particular major, level of academic achievement or other specific characteristic. There are hundreds of endowed scholarship funds at Wheaton, which allows them to strive to meet the financial needs of as many admitted students as possible.

Organizational Scholarships

There are many private foundations and organizations that offer scholarships to Christian students based on location, subject of study, religious goals or simply personal beliefs. Here are a few options that you should consider.

FTE Doctoral Fellows Program

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers fellowships to Christian doctoral students of religion, theological studies, or biblical studies. Two scholarships are available: one for applicants of African descent, and another for Latino, Asian, or First Nations descent.

WMU Foundation

The WMU Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to individuals interested in missionary work. These include the Carolyn Weatherford Scholarship for missionary women, the Elizabeth Lowndes Scholarship for academically accomplished children of North American missionaries, the Charleston Heights Baptist Church Scholarship for children of international missionaries, the Juliette Mather Scholarship for female college students preparing for Christian ministry and service and many more.

Foundation for College Christian Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Christian students who have demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and religious leadership. Students must also attend school or primarily reside in Washington, Oregon or California.

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