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Outside Scholarships and Funding from Other Sources - Boston

We encourage you to consider outside funding and scholarships to help with your cost of education. Explore the links below for some possibilities. Also ask through your church, denomination, employer, professional or interest groups about scholarships.  There are many possibilities!

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Scholarships change over time, so check back to see if there are new scholarships that might be a blessing to you!

Scholarship Search

Denominational Scholarships
American Baptist Financial Aid Program
Baptist General Association of Virginia Ministerial Education Funds
Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
Northern Baptist Education Society
Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Women
Presbyterian Church (USA)


Ethnic-Specific Scholarships

Global Mission Church Scholarship will be awarded to full-time Korean-American students who have completed at least one semester of seminary and intend to dedicate their life to full-time ministry.  The scholarship amount is $1000 upon availability of the scholarship fund. Applicants must complete the Application Form, Personal Testimony Form, and Financial Needs Form. Application instructions may be found at www.gmcusa.org or in the Scholarship Announcement. The application deadline is June 30, 2015. All inquires can be directed to gmcscholarship@gmcusa.org.

Provides assistance to ethnic Chinese Christians called to serve in North American Chinese churches. Contact for information and application:

Jonathan Theological Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 6756
Laguana Niguel, CA 92607-6756

JUSTIN HARUYAMA MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND                                                                    

The mission of the Haruyama Scholarship is to support Japanese or Japanese-American students who are in the Master of Divinity Program or other ministerial preparation programs and are considering becoming ordained pastors or missionaries to serve the Japanese or the Japanese-American churches. For details and an application, please visit the Japanese American United Church website at www.jauc.org/haruyama. Applicants need to mail an application form along with all necessary documents to JAUC by Friday, May 29, 2015.

Justin Haruyama Scholarship Committee
Japanese American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-242-9444
Fax: 212-242-5274
E-mail: infojauc@gmail.com
Website: www.jauc.org

The New Life Church of Chicago awards $1,500 to 12 students annually.  Recipients must be Korean American or belong to another ethnic minority and meet one or both of the following requirements: 1) be studying in a theological field in seminary or graduate school; and/or 2) be a child of a pastor or missionary currently enrolled in college or graduate school.  Graduate candidates must have completed a minimum of 8 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Application materials and instructions (in both English and Korean) may be found at http://www.newlife-chicago.org/zbxe/60305.

(The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Theological Grant and Loan programs)
For theological students preparing for a professional church occupation. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Theological Grant and Loan programs include the Presbyterian Study Grant, Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant, the Native American Supplemental Grant, and the Theological Loan program. Studying for the first professional degree and be enrolled as an inquirer or candidate by a PCUSA presbytery for a church occupation. Applications are available in the fall for both grants and loans through the denominational headquarters. Contact for information and application:

Financial Aid for Studies, PCUSA
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Phone: 888-728-2778, ext. 5760 (grants), ext. 5735 (loans)
Website: gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/financialaid/scholarships-grants-and-loans/


The purpose of the Vision Scholarship Award is to foster and develop spiritual leaders for the second generation of Korean-Americans by providing scholarship until graduation to those with vision of serving youth ministry (EM) and attending seminary school in 2015. The applicant must be a Korean-American Christian who will attend seminary school in the 2015 fall semester, either as a new or continuing student. The  recipients will receive $2,000 per semester until graduation in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Vision Scholarship Committee. All applications must be submitted on-line only at www.arumdaunchurch.org/visionscholarship by June 6, 2015. Please email arumdaunvision@gmail.com or call 631-617-2885 for more information.

Ministry-Specific Scholarships


CONSERVATIVE MENNONITE CONFERENCE URBAN HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP                             The Urban Horizons Scholarship is currently available for individuals enrolled in part-time graduate studies (not to exceed 9 credit hours) at the Gordon-Conwell Boston campus. In exchange for a 50% scholarship, recipients will be expected to support the church-planting efforts of the CMC in the city of Boston. Church-planting responsibilities will include (but may not be limited to) participation in two evenings a week of church related work. For more information and to download an application, please visit http://cmcrosedale.org/resources/scholarships/urban-horizons.

Scholarships for Those with Disabilities
Offers thirty scholarships from $3,000 to $12,000 for students who are legally blind. Further details and application forms are available at www.nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp. The deadline for applications is March 31.
Military Scholarships

Contact the Veterans Administration to determine your eligibility and the necessary forms.
For more information call (800) 827-1000, TDD (800) 829-4833.

PRESBYTERIAN AND REFORMED COMMISSION ON CHAPLAIN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL WM. B. LEONARD SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                                 Named in honor of Wm. B Leonard, the first PRCC Chaplain endorser, this scholarship is an award for a minimum of $500 per academic year.  Male students who are called to pursue a career as a Teaching Elder and chaplain in some capacity and who are members of a church in a PRCC-related denomination are encouraged to apply. Please complete the application in order to be considered for this award. For more information, visit www.prcc.com.             

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available to students who endeavor to enter full time Christian service called to follow Him, commissioned to share His word, dedicated to ministry and leading others to Christ. Application deadlines for Fall Term is July 1, for Spring Term, November 1 and Summer Term, April 1. Application forms available here.

Global English Editing is offering a $1,500 scholarship each year to high-performing students in the United States.  Applicants must be full-time, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5,  and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Applicants must submit a 200 word (or less) essay on how they intend to make a positive change to America after finishing their degree.  All entries must be submitted by November 21, 2014.  For more information, please visit: http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards program provides educational awards for women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a graduate degree or are engaged in advanced study and research at an accredited university or college.  In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor.  Priority is given to women who are well established in their graduate programs or advanced study or research. Applicant must be a women and a citizen of the United States or Canada at the time of nomination. Applicant must be within two years of completing her academic program at the time of nomination and have at least one full academic year of work remaining to complete her graduate degree or research from the date the awards are granted (August 1). Applicant must be a full-time student, demonstrate academic excellence, maturity, and seriousness of purpose, and have clearly defined and realistically obtainable career objectives. Awards are made regardless of race, national origin, religious affiliation, or disability. A local P.E.O. chapter between September 1 and December 31 must nominate you. The number of awards is determined each year in accordance with the funds available.  P.E.O. Scholars Awards are announced annually in May for the ensuing academic year.  Contact for information and application:

P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Phone: 515-255-3153
Fax: 515-255-3820
Website: www.peointernational.org

The Todd E. Carrouth Foundation will award Scholarships annually. $1000 Scholarships are offered to degree seeking full or part time seminary students of all denominations attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Scholarship will only cover expenses not covered by other financial aid or scholarship.  Funds will be issued to the school on the recipient’s behalf and will be available to cover tuition, books, and fees. Application can be obtain from web site and the deadline to submit them is March 31. Awards will be announced by April 15.  Recipient will be required to attend an award banquet in order to receive the scholarship. Contact for information and application can be found at www.tecfoundation.org/Scholarships.htm.

(Partnership For Excellence – Ministry Fellows)
The fellowship program provides theological, academic, and financial support to promising first-year seminary students as they engage in theological study and prepare for full-time ordained ministry. Applicants must be entering their first year of a Master of Divinity program at an Association of Theological Schools accredited seminary in the fall. (Currently enrolled students are not eligible for this program. M.T.S., Th.M., and M.A. students are also not eligible.) Applicants should demonstrate excellent capacities for ministry, high academic ability, deep religious commitment, and the intent to pursue ministry as a career. Applicants should combine imagination and creativity with compassion, vision, and a capacity for critical thinking, leadership, communicative ability, and personal integrity. Applicants should bring to the minister's role a strong sense of personal identity, a capacity to understand and act in behalf of the needs of others, and a familiarity with and dedication to a faith tradition. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be 35 years of age or under. Application deadline is April 1. Contact for information: (application can be downloaded from website)

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
825 Houston Mill Rd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329
phone: (404) 727-1450 Fax: (404) 727-1490
E-mail: fte@thefund.org
Website: www.thefund.org

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP                                                             Applicants need to be a member of Christian Community Credit Union with a Checking/Debit Card Account (newly opened or existing). Application must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2016. Graduate students receive up to $2,000. Please visit their website for further information.

Scholarship assistance is available to students enrolled in an accredited college or seminary who are majoring in Christian ministry, Christian missionary work, or Christian education-defined as church youth pastor, writer of Sunday school curriculum, devotional materials, or evangelism. Scholarship funds are paid to the educational institution upon receipt of the first semester transcript and letter confirming attendance. he scholarship is renewable by annual reapplication. Applications and supporting materials must be received between January 1 and March 31. Contact for information and application:

World Wide Baraca Philathea Union Scholarship
610 South Harlem Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032-4833