Scholarships for Religious Studies Majors

Worried that you will be unable to pay for your religious studies education? Have faith – there are many scholarships available to students just like you! No matter your denomination, you can find awards managed by foundations and church and community organizations, such as Disciples Home Missions and the United Church of Christ, that fund memorial and private scholarships for students pursuing a degree in religious studies. Many of these scholarships range from $1,000 to as much as $23,000 to cover tuition and expenses for students of theology or religious studies. Eligibility varies and can include a minimum GPA (usually 2.5 - 3.0), financial need or attendance of a particular school. Some scholarships have gender or ethnicity requirements. Awards for religious studies majors can also be funded through colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this field. Applicants are usually required to submit personal essays and letters of recommendation in addition to demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. Read below for more details about scholarships that are available to religious studies majors from various sources.

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View Details Women of Color Scholars Program General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Religious Studies|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African|African American/Black|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
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This scholarship was established in 1988 to give financial, intellectual, and personal support to United Methodist women of color in theological and religious education. The lack of women of color faculty at United Methodist seminaries and theological schools was discussed and resulted in a recommendation that the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry develop strategies to address this imbalance. To be eligible applicants must be females born of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American parent (at least one parent). Students must be pursuing a PhD or ThD within the field of religious studies who desires to serve on the faculty or in an executive administrative position at a UM-related Theological School.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships accepts applicants who are academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The applicabts must have research that include women's history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture or journalism.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library is awarded to graduate students, researchers, academic scholars interested in working the librarys collections. Applicants must be doing research in womens history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, and journalism
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Residence: Live in |South Carolina|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate or students planning to attend an accredited four-year institution. Students pursuing a two-year professional degree are also eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Members of Hopewell Baptist Church, Blacksburg, South Carolina are preferred.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Providence High School, Charlotte, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating senior at Providence High School planning to attend a four-year college or university located in the state of North Carolina. Applicants must be residing in Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Salisbury High School, Salisbury, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Rowan, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit female high school students graduating from Salisbury High School planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or professional college or university. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, acting with integrity and personal character and community service. Applicants must be residing in Rowan County, North Carolina.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
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This scholarship was established to encourage and support college education of middle school students who are burdened with socio-economic disadvantages. This opportunity is open to students enrolled in the seventh grade within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Piedmont High School, Monroe, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Union, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating senior at Piedmont High School. Applicant must be a member of the boys or girls varsity soccer team.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Crowder Scholarship Foundation for the Carolinas
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|Cleveland, NC|Fort Mill, SC|Cherokee, SC|Union, NC|South Carolina|Rowan, NC|Richmond, NC|Alexander, NC|Anson, NC|Cabarrus, NC|Gaston, NC|Iredell, NC|Lincoln, NC|Scotland, NC|Stanly, NC|Clio, SC|Hoke, NC|Kannapolis, NC|Lancaster, SC|Little Rock, SC|Marlboro, SC|Salisbury, NC|Spartanburg, SC|Wilkes, NC|York, SC|Dillon, SC|Lexington, NC|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |North Carolina|
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This scholarship was established to benefit children of employees of general contracting companies headquartered in Mecklenburg County, NC. Contracting companies must be members of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. Parents or legally appointed guardians of applicants must have worked for their respective general contracting company for at least three years prior to the application deadline.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Residence: Live in |Richmond, NC|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in 1990 by the Cole Foundation. The Cole Foundation was established in 1965 as a private foundation with gifts from Elizabeth S. Cole and Robert L. Cole in memory of their parents, William B. and Elizabeth Little Cole, and their sister, Catherine Cole. After Elizabeth Cole and Robert Cole's death, the majority of their estates were left to The Cole Foundation. The Cole Undergraduate Scholarship Program was intended to increase the number of high school graduates from Richmond County, North Carolina who pursue post-secondary education. This opportunity is open to seniors scheduled to graduate in the spring of the current school year.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Ministry|Religious Studies|Medical Field|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|Cleveland, NC|Fort Mill, SC|Cherokee, SC|Union, NC|South Carolina|Rowan, NC|Richmond, NC|Alexander, NC|Anson, NC|Cabarrus, NC|Gaston, NC|Iredell, NC|Lincoln, NC|Scotland, NC|Stanly, NC|Clio, SC|Dillon, SC|Hoke, NC|Kannapolis, NC|Lancaster, SC|Lexington, NC|Little Rock, SC|Marlboro, SC|Salisbury, NC|Spartanburg, SC|Wilkes, NC|York, SC|
  • School (College): |North Carolina|Limestone College (SC)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students attending Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. Students must be majoring in religious and ministry studies, nursing or other medical academic fields.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Human Services|Teaching|Religious Studies|Medical Practice|
  • Organization: Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, SC (Church)
  • Religion: |Presbyterian|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students who are members of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster in Lancaster, SC. Students majoring in the fields of education, medicine, social services and ministry are preferred.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Lancaster, SC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of a Lancaster County, SC public high school. Students must be planning to attend Winthrop University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit non-traditional students age 25 or older or students with physical disability. Applicants must be attending or re-entering Central Piedmont Community College, Queens University and UNC Charlotte. Applicants must be residing Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Cool Spring United Methodist Church|
  • Residence: Live in |Iredell, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students who are members of Cool Spring United Methodist Church in Statesville, NC.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Ben Robinette Scholarship Fund Foundation for the Carolinas
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Charlotte-Mecklenburg .|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
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The scholarship is intended for high school graduates in Charlotte-Mecklenburg (Public or Private School). It provides undergraduate scholarships to students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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