Outside Seminary Funding

While NOBTS does offer need-based scholarships to current students, we recognize and appreciate many other organizations and ministries that offer scholarships and loans. We encourage students to pursue additional sources of financial assistance to help offset the cost of tuition while at seminary. NOBTS does not directly endorse the scholarships listed below (except for the respective Baptist state conventions and foundations), but we do offer these links as a service to our students.

To help us make this site as useful as possible, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@nobts.edu if you know of updated information, find a broken link, or encounter any problems with a scholarship listed below. 

POLICIES

As each semester begins, tuition is due or a payment plan must be set up by the Final Day for Tuition Payment, which is the Friday before classes begin on the New Orleans campus.  If your scholarship check will not arrive by this date, we can still consider the amount of the promised scholarship covered as long as we receive notification from the source by the Final Day for Tuition Payment. 

The Financial Aid Office will accept notification in several ways. 

  • The student can bring a copy of the scholarship award letter that states their name and the amount of the award promised.
  • The source can email (financialaid@nobts.edu) or fax (504.816.8437) a letter on their letterhead stating the student's name, NOBTS ID number if possible, and the amount of the award promised.

We cannot simply accept a student's word that they will be receiving a scholarship.  We must have notification in one of the accepted formats.  If notification is not received by the Final Day for Tuition Payment, the student will be considered responsible for the balance and could be charged a $100 late payment fee if the balance isn't covered by the deadline.

*Students are responsible for understanding and abiding by particular requirements established by outside seminary scholarships.   

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SUGGESTED PROCESS FOR IDENTIFYING OUTSIDE SEMINARY FUNDING

Though you can puruse whatever plan works best for your particular situation, the seminary suggests the following steps:

  1. Contact home church and/or the church you currently attend
  2. Contact the association to which your home church and/or current church belongs
  3. Contact your home state convention, Baptist foundation, and/or Women's Missionary Union (click here for a helpful link)
  4. Contact people (friends, relatives, former church members, etc) who might want to make a contribution toward this special season of your life
  5. Follow the links above to identify specific scholarships for which you may qualify

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FEDERAL MONEY

NOBTS does not accept any Federal funds including Stafford loans and Pell grants (therefore you do not need to complete the FAFSA form).  We do, however, accept pre-paid state programs, VA benefits, the GI Bill, and TOPS.

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UNDERGRADUATE

NOBTS does not participate in any Federal Student Aid.  We do not accept Stafford loans, Pell grants, nor do we receive any information from FAFSA. 

NOBTS does accept the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) for graduates of Louisiana high schools.  For more information on TOPS, please visit the website for the Louisiana Office for Student Financial Assistance by clicking the link below.

www.osfa.state.la.us

 Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 504.282.4455 ext. 3348 or financialaid@nobts.edu if you are eligible for TOPS.

Additional Websites to Search for Undergraduate Scholarships

http://www.studentscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php

http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us

http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx

http://www.textbookx.com/scholarship/

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarsite.com

www.collegeanswer.com (use the Scholarship Search link)

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GRADUATE

Please click on one of the following links to identify scholarships for which you may qualify. 

Masters Level     Doctoral     Dissertation     Post-Doctoral     Other

MASTERS LEVEL

Scholarship Name/Originator: Hall Missions Scholarship

Who is eligible? Available to undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be planning a career in missions, and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Amount. One time award of $1000

Application Procedure: Deadline is February 21st. Information and application can be found in the Financial Aid Office or by emailing financialaid@nobts.edu

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Scholarship Name/Originator: Logos Bible Software

Who is eligible? Any seminary student

Scholarship Amount: One time award of $1000, plus Scholar's Library collection from Logos Bible Software

Application Procedure:  Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Dumbarton Oaks, Fellowships in Byzantine Studies

Who is eligible? Those preparing to pursue doctoral studies in Byzantine Studies (including a focus on early Christianity)

Application Procedure. Find additional information and applications at the Dumbarton Oaks website.  No inquiries by mail, please.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. International Order King's Daughters/Sons, Student Ministry Dept.

Who is eligible? For those who are studying for a M.Div. Degree, with the purpose of becoming ministers of an organized congregation. Must maintain a B average. For application, must send stamped, self-addressed business envelope, with statement on how you heard of this scholarship.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Leadership Development Program, National Council of Churches

Who is eligible? For graduate theological education; must have good knowledge of German; must have clear objectives for study abroad, and an outline of work in home, church and community upon return.

Application Procedure. Write to: National Council of Churches
                                                     Room 658
                                                     475 Riverside Dr.
                                                     New York, NY 10115

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Who is Eligible? Citizens of the US who are commencing graduate work; must be nominated by a faculty member; first year graduate student only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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DOCTORAL LEVEL

Scholarship Name/Originator. Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace Fellowship

Who is eligible? Persons from any country with an interest in international peace. Those with backgrounds in religion and humanitarian affairs are encouraged to propose projects. The Fellowship is awarded to undertake educational projects regarding the nature of violent international conflict and the full range of ways to deal with it peacefully. For a Ph.D. or Th.D. in an American University.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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DISSERTATION WRITING

Scholarship Name/Originator. American Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? For women who are in the final year of writing their dissertation. Applicants are expected to receive a doctoral degree at the end of the following year. Applicants must have completed all course work, and have their dissertation research proposal approved. Open to all fields of study.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Junior Fellowships

Who is eligible? Dissertation support to students of history, archaeology, philosophy, or religion. Must have passed all examinations prior to writing a doctoral dissertation. Working knowledge of Latin and Greek. To support the writing of doctoral dissertations in the Byzantine field, including the late Roman and early Christian periods, as well as the Middle Ages. Currently four awards per year.

Application Procedure. Find additional information and applications at the Dumbarton Oaks website.  No inquiries by mail, please.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. The Spencer Foundation

Who is eligible? This is intended for the last full year of research and dissertation writing; graduate study may be in any academic discipline, but the dissertation must be relevant to education.

Application Procedure. Write to: The National Academy of Education
                                                    Spencer Dissertation Year Fellowship
                                                    500 Fifth St. NW #333
                                                    Washington, DC 20001

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Women's Studies Research Grants

Who is eligible? Open to doctoral candidates at American Universities who have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation. To assist men and women writing dissertations concerning the history, education, psychology, etc. of women.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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POST-DOCTORAL

Scholarship Name/Originator. Fulbright Scholar Program

Who is eligible? U.S. citizenship and Ph.D. or comparable professional qualifications. For lecturing, college teaching experience is expected. Most assignments use the English language. Applications from outside academe and from independent scholars are encouraged. For research, research/lecturing, lecturing in over 140 countries. From two (2) months to a full academic year.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Who is eligible? For postdoctoral study in any field. Need to have a high intellectual and personal qualifications, with demonstrated capacity for productive scholarship.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Who is Eligible? Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents undertaking post-doctoral research in the humanities; available for 2 months to 1 year.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. PEW Evangelical Scholars Program

Who is eligible? Should hold earned doctorate. Interested in showing how Christian faith informs scholarly work. To strengthen serious scholarship undertaken from religious perspectives. Both religious and non-religious topics in the humanities, social sciences, and theological disciplines are invited. Fourteen awards given each year.

Application Procedure. Write to: Pew Evangelical Scholars Program
                                                    Hesburgh Library
                                                    University of Notre Dame
                                                    Notre Dame, MI 46556

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OTHER

Scholarship Name/Originator. John Carter Brown Library Short-Term Fellowship

Who is eligible? Americans and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre-or post-doctoral, or independent research.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Missions

Scholarship Name/Originator. Harvesters Scholarship Foundation

Who is eligible? Plan to become missionary upon graduation. Working toward undergraduate or graduate degree at a seminary. Full-time student with a 3.0 GPA or better, and combined income of parents and student is below $60,000

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Chaplaincy

Scholarship Name/Originator. Military Chaplaincy Association- United States of America

Who is eligible? Full-time enrollment in an accredited seminary. Ecclesiastical endorsement for future ministry as a military chaplain. Appointment and active service as a "Chaplain Candidate" in one of the Armed Services

Deadline. Application period usually during June of each year, but check website to be certain

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Preaching

Scholarship Name/Originator. David C. H. Reed Preaching Award

Who is eligible? In final year of MDiv program and committed to pulpit ministry.

Deadline. Application usually available during the Fall, and final application due on January 31st.

Application Procedure. Student must be endorsed by the seminary. Contact the Preaching Division or the Financial Aid Office during the Fall for more information. General information and application can be found here

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Counseling

Scholarship Name/Originator. NBCC Foundation

Who is eligible? Counselors serving in under-served or never served communities

Application Procedure. General information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. National Health Service Corps

Who is eligible? Scholarships and Loan Repayment opportunities for Psychologists and Mental Health Specialists serving in under-served or never served communities

Application Procedure. General information and application can be found here

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Communications 

Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist Communicators Association

Who is eligible? Undergraduate or Graduate student committed to a career in Baptist communications.

Deadline. Usually due around beginning of December each year.

Application Procedure. Information and application available in Financial Aid Office or here

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FEMALE

Scholarship Name/Originator. International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood

Who is eligible? Must be a female graduate student. Must Not hold citizenship in U.S. or Canada. Must have one full year of class work remaining. Must agree to return to your own country when schooling is completed.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Carolyn Weatherford Scholarship

Who is eligible? For women committed to WMU related careers.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. International Fellowships

Who is eligible? Awarded to women of outstanding academic ability. Must have equivalent to a US Bachelor degree. May study in any country other than one's own. Must NOT be a US citizen or permanent resident. Are evaluated on their professional potential and on the importance of their projects to their country of origin. Strong preference is given to those whose credentials demonstrate prior commitment to improving the lives of other women. Upon completion of their study, students are expected to return to their home country to pursue their career.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. AAUW Educational Foundation

Who is Eligible? Awarded to women of outstanding academic ability; must have equivalent to a US Bachelor degree; may study in any country other than one's own; must not be a U.S.. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Career Development Grant

Who is eligible? Women who received their most recent degree before June 30, 1989. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, and to those pursuing course work that will prepare them for careers that are nontraditional for women. Minority women are encouraged to apply. These grants are awarded to women who, through higher education, are re-entering the work force, making a career change, or advancing their current career. Should be in the early stages of a program of study. These are one time only awards. Can only be used for Ph.D. course work. Ph.D. candidates may only apply for funding for course work.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here


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AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Scholarship Name/Origination. Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund

Who is eligible? African-American ministerial students who are residents of Georgia and attending college or theological seminary. Must work in a vocational church position for 3 years following seminary.

Application Procedure. Call 770-936-5240 or write to Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund

        Georgia Baptist Convention

        6405 Sugarloaf Parkway

Duluth, GA 30097 

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Scholarship Name/Originaiton. Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Who is eligible? African-American students

Application. NAACP

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship

Who is eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking incoming freshman in the fall of each program year; and has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Application. Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Expanding Horizons Partnership Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? You must be an African-American student in religion or theology graduate studies at the final writing stage of your dissertation. Your dissertation committee must have approved your dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given you permission to proceed before you submit your application for the Dissertation Fellows Program. You must be able to write full-time during the fellowship year.

Application. FTE Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Expanding Horizons Partnership Doctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Y ou must be an African-American student preparing to enter your first year of an accredited Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion or theology. You must be committed to becoming a leader within theological education and you must be giving strong consideration to teaching or conducting research in a theological school. You must also be a U.S. citizen.

Application. FTE Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must have completed all required course work and examinations, except for the defense of the dissertation. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching and research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must be U.S. citizen or national. These Fellowships are intended for Minority students who are at, or near, the beginning of their work toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree. This is renewable for three years. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching or research career.

Application. NRC Application


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Scholarship Name/Originator. Office of Black Ministries

Who is Eligible? Black postulates and candidates of the Episcopal Church enrolled in an accredited seminary. Scholarships are intended to supplement aid which students receive from other sources.

Application Procedure. Write to: Episcopal Church Center
                                                     Scholarships
                                                     Office of Black Ministries
                                                     815 Second Ave.
                                                     New York, NY 10017

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ScholarshipName/Originator. Roy Wilkins Scholarship

Who is eligible? For African-American students.

Application. NAACP 

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ScholarshipName/Originator. Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation

Who is eligible? For African American Students; must demonstrate financial need, and state educational and career objectives.

Application Procedure. Write to: Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation
                                                     Lyda S. Peters, President
                                                     250 Cambridge St., Suite 701
                                                     Boston, MA 02114

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 Scholarship Name/Originator. Star Supporter Scholarship/Loan

Who is Eligible? Black/Afro-American ministerial students. Applicants must be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); plan to prepare for the ordained ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); be a better than average student (at least a C+ average); provide evidence of financial need; be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited school or seminary; provide a transcript of academic work; make a renewal application each year if eligible; provide references from a regional minister, pastor, lay leaders and/or professors; and be under care of a regional Commission on the Ministry or in the process of coming under care.

Application. DHM Application

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 Scholarship Name/Originator. Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship

Who is eligible? African American Women.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Margaret & Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Who is eligible? Students preparing for pastoral ministry in the black church.

Application Procedure. Write to: Margaret & Charles E. Stewart Scholarship Fund, Inc.
                                                     6115 Cobbs Creek Parkway
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19143

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ASIAN-AMERICAN

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship

Who is eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking incoming freshman in the fall of each program year; and has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Application. Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. David Tamotsu Kagiwada Memorial Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Asian-American ministerial students. Applicants must be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); plan to prepare for the ordained ministry Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); be a better than average student (at least a C+ average); provide evidence of financial need; be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited school or seminary; provide a transcript of academic work; make a renewal application each year if eligible; provide references from a regional minister, pastor, lay leaders and/or professors; and be under care of a regional Commission on the Ministry or in the process of coming under care.

Application. DHM Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must have completed all required course work and examinations, except for the defense of the dissertation. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching and research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must be U.S. citizen or national. These Fellowships are intended for Minority students who are at, or near, the beginning of their work toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree. This is renewable for three years. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching or research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Global Mission Church Scholarship Committee

Who is Eligible? For full-time Korean or Korean-Americans who have completed 1 semester and are preparing for Christian ministry.

Application Procedure. Download application from www.gmcusa.org.  Deadline is June 30th.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Chinese Christian Fellowship, Inc.

Who is eligible? Chinese students who are currently studying, or who wish to study theology. A reference letter and a recommendation from the attending institution are required.

Application Procedure. Write to: Scholarship Coordinator
                                                     Chinese Christian Fellowship, Inc.
                                                     549 West 123rd St.
                                                     New York, NY 10027
                                                     (212) 666-3230

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Magoichi and Shizuko Kato Memorial Scholarship

Who is eligible? JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) members, their children, or any American of Japanese ancestry. Preference is given to those with JACL affiliation. Student membership is available. This scholarship is for those studying in medicine or the ministry. Award is based upon; scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, personal statement, letters of recommendation. Other scholarships through JACL might also apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. S.E. Asian Christian Scholarship, Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? S.E. Asian Christian students with the intent of providing service in one of the above areas to the poor and uneducated in their own country. Must be able to express himself/herself in English and have financial need. Scholarship intended for student from developing countries (including China). Minimum GPA of 3.0. Fields/Major: Christian Service, Health Care, Teaching, Technology & Welfare

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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NATIVE AMERICAN

Scholarship Name/Originator. Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship

Who is eligible? Students are chosen on the basis of their application, essay, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation as well a proof of Native American heritage (at least 25%). The program is based on financial need and merit. Renewable up to four years toward one degree.

Application. AAIA Application Scholarships>Apply(PDF)

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Who is eligible? American Indian and Native Alaskan students who are members of State Recognized Tribes seeking federal recognition. Students are chosen on the basis of their application, essay, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Certificate of Indian Blood is requested, but not required, due to the nature of the tribal status. Based on financial need and merit.

Application. AAIA Application Scholarships>Apply(PDF)

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship

Who is eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking incoming freshman in the fall of each program year; and has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Application.  Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. American Indian Graduate Center

Who is eligible? Applicants must be enrolled members of a recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native groups; must attend an accredited graduate school in the US and pursue either a mast of doctorate degree as a full-time student.

Application. AIGC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must provide Certificate of Degree of Indian blood, or Tribal enrollment card. Mid-life homemakers, men and women, who are unable to fill their educational goals. Particularly for heads of households, single parents, or displaced homemakers. For child care, transportation and basic living expenses.

Application. AAIA Application Scholarships>Apply(PDF)

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must have completed all required course work and examinations, except for the defense of the dissertation. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching and research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must be U.S. citizen or national. These Fellowships are intended for Minority students who are at, or near, the beginning of their work toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree. This is renewable for three years. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching or research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Frances C. Allen Fellowship

Who is eligible? Must be a woman of American Indian heritage, working in any graduate or pre-professional field. Other fellowships may be available.

Application Procedure. Write to: McNickle Center for History of American Indian
                                                     Frances C. Allen Fellowships
                                                     60 West Walton St.
                                                     Chicago, IL 60610-3380

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Scholarship Name/Originator. The Newberry Library

Who is eligible? Must be a woman of American Indian Heritage, working in any graduate or pre-professional field.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here 

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship

Who is eligible? For enrolled members of an American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native corporation, to pursue graduate degree. Subject field is unlimited.

Application Procedure. Write to: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
                                                    Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship
                                                    245 Fifth Ave., Suite 1801
                                                    New York, NY 10016

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Scholarship Name/Originator. US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs

Who is eligible? Persons who are enrolled members of Indian tribes or are Alaska Native descendants.

Application Procedure. Write to: US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs
                                                     Washington, DC 20245

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American Indian

http://www.indian-affairs.org/

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HISPANIC

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship

Who is eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking incoming freshman in the fall of each program year; and has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Application. Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. American Baptist Churches, USA

Who is Eligible? Any Hispanic member of a church related to the ABC or to its recognized institutions, and who is presently serving or will be serving, in a church vocation with the ABC or with it recognized institutions.

Application. National Ministries Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Comision Feminil Mexcana Nacional Scholarships

Who is eligible? Hispanic women desiring to complete their undergraduate or graduate education.

Application Procedure. Write to: Comision Feminil Mexicana Nacional Scholarships
                                                     379 S. Loma Dr.
                                                     Los Angeles, CA. 90017

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must have completed all required course work and examinations, except for the defense of the dissertation. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching and research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must be U.S. citizen or national. These Fellowships are intended for Minority students who are at, or near, the beginning of their work toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree. This is renewable for three years. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching or research career.

Application. NRC Application

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ScholarshipName/Originator. National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Who is eligible? Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate students of Hispanic Parentage. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with a high academic record, and attend a college or university in U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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ScholarshipName/Originator. Es El Momento

Application. Information available on the Vida Y Familia website

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 OTHER

Scholarship Name/Originator. Chinese Christian Fellowship, Inc.

Who is eligible? Chinese students who are currently studying, or wish to study theology. A reference letter and a recommendation from the attending institution are required.

Application Procedure. Write to: Scholarship Coordinator
                                                     Chinese Christian Fellowship, Inc.
                                                     549 West 123rd St.
                                                     New York, NY 10027

                                                     212.666.3230

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 Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must have completed all required course work and examinations, except for the defense of the dissertation. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching and research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible? Positive factors include membership of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Micronesians and Polynesians) or Puerto Ricans. Must be U.S. citizen or national. These Fellowships are intended for Minority students who are at, or near, the beginning of their work toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree. This is renewable for three years. Eligibility is restricted to those aspiring to a teaching or research career.

Application. NRC Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Hazel Stone Memorial Scholarship/Loan

Who Is Eligible? Jewish Women who have committed their life to Jesus the Messiah, committed to going to Bible college or seminary, are going to be committed to an evangelistic ministry after graduation, and are having difficulty meeting the cost of your education.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Japanese American United Church

Who is eligible? Scholarships are awarded to seminarians of Japanese descent, who are studying for ministerial degrees and who intend to serve Japanese-American congregations.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here 

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Magoichi and Shizuko Kato Memorial Scholarship

Who is eligible? JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) members, their children, or any American of Japanese ancestry. Preference is given to those with JACL affiliation. Student membership is available. This scholarship is for those studying in medicine or the ministry. Award is based upon; scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, personal statement, letters of recommendation. Other scholarships through JACL might also apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mission Personnel Resources Scholarship Fund

Who is eligible? Racial ethnic minority students who show promise for mission leadership. U.S. and international students.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. MK School Allowance Post-Secondary Scholarship

Who is eligible? Most International Personnel, under the appointment of the International Mission Board, SBC to use for the undergraduate education of their children.

Application Procedure. Write to:International Mission Board
                                                     Southern Baptist Convention
                                                     3806 Monument Ave.
                                                     Richmond, Va 23230

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Scholarship Name/Originator. National Research Council Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Who is eligible? Must be member of one of the following: Native American Indians or Alaskan Native, Black Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders or Puerto Ricans.

Application. NRC Application

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 Scholarship Name/Originator. Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program

Who is Eligible? Minority member of the United Church of Christ. In M.Div. Program of an accredited seminary in the U.S. or Canada.. Preference is given to those who intend to become pastors or teachers in local churches. Available for full and part-time students.

Application Procedure. Write to: United Church Board for Homeland Ministries
                                                     Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program
                                                     700 Prospect Ave.
                                                     Cleveland, OH. 44115

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 Scholarship Name/Originator. S.E. Asian Christian Scholarship, Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? S.E. Asian Christian students with the intent of providing service in one of the above areas to the poor and uneducated in their own country. Must be able to express himself/herself in English and have financial need. Scholarship intended for student from developing countries (including China). Minimum GPA of 3.0. Fields/Major: Christian Service, Health Care, Teaching, Technology & Welfare

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Fellowship

Who is eligible? For full-time study abroad for US students, graduate or undergraduate or full-time foreign students in the US; Deadline is February 1.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Minority Scholarship

http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/minority/form.php

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AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH, USA

Scholarship Name/Originator. American Baptist Church of the USA Grant

Who is Eligible? American Baptist students attending non-American Baptist Seminaries.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarships Name/Originator. Northern Baptist Education Society Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must be American Baptist U.S..A. students, from MA, NH, or VT. Limit of six semesters. Interviews are conducted each semester at seminaries in the Boston area.

Application Procedure Write to: The Rev. Richard G. Harris
                                                    Northern Baptist Education Society
                                                    Scholarships
                                                    Box 577
                                                    North Oxford, MA 01537-0577

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ohio Baptist Education Society

Who is eligible? Must be a member of the American Baptist Church in Ohio. A statement of goals and objectives is required. An award is not given until the individual is ready to begin the third year of undergraduate study at an accredited institution. If criteria is continued to be met, an award will be continued through the years of Seminary. A transcript and letter of recommendation from the Pastor of the applicant's home church is required.

Application Procedure. Write to: Ohio Baptist Education Society
                                                     P.O. Box 288
                                                     Granville, OH 43023 

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

Scholarship Name/Originator. Division of Higher Education

Who is Eligible? Must hold membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and demonstrate active involvement in a church or in campus ministry. One-half of the criteria is financial need. Preference (70% of grants) is given to students at Disciples-related institutions. 30% of applicants receive grants.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Katherine J. Schutze Memorial Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Women Seminary Students. Be a member of Disciples of Christ. Have a better than C+ average. Provide academic transcript, give references from pastor or lay leader or a professor. Be under care of a regional Commission on the Ministry or in the process of coming under care.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Rowley Ministerial Education Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Seminary Students. A service option is offered, whereby each complete year of full-time professional ministry reduces the scholarship/loan by one third. Three years service repays the entire scholarship/loan. Those not entering the ministry are expected to repay the scholarship/loan, with interest.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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COMMUNITY CHURCHES- INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL

Scholarship Name/Originator. International Council of Community Churches Jordan Scholarship

Who is eligible? For students affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches; available to both college and seminary students.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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LUTHERAN CHURCH- EVANGELICAL

Scholarship Name/Originator. Evangelical Lutheran Church Educational Grant

Who is eligible? Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church; Ph.D. and Th.D. students in theological area; Deadline is March 15.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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PRESBYTERIAN, USA

Scholarship Name/Originator. Daisy & Eugene Hale Memorial Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Residents of Florida, with demonstrated financial need. Goal must be to become a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA. Recipients must reapply annually.

Application Procedure. Write to: Riverside Presbyterian Church
                                                    Daisy & Eugene Hale Memorial Scholarship
                                                    849 Park St.
                                                    Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Davis Foute Eagleton Memorial Student Loan Fund

Who is Eligible? Preference is given in the following order: members of Grand Avenue Church, Presbyterians in Presbyterian Seminary, Presbyterians in other Seminaries, Non-Presbyterians in Presbyterian Seminaries, Presbyterians in graduate studies of religion. Interest on the loans is in the amount of 3% while a student. Following graduation, interest of 5% with principal payable within a five year period.

Application Procedure. Write to: Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church
                                                     Davis Foute Eagleton Fund
                                                     901 N. Grand Ave.
                                                     Sherman, TX 75090

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 

Scholarship Name/Originator. Scholarships for Seminarians

Who is Eligible? Plan to serve as an ordained minister in a UCC church. Pursuing a ministry degree at an ATS accredited school..

Application Procedure. Visit: http://www.ucc.org/seminarians/

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Scholarship Name/Originator. The Calvary Foundation

Who is eligible? Good moral character, who can show academic promise and financial need; $500 each semester.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Harding Foundation

Who is eligible? Only to students working toward an MDiv degree; who would be willing to preach in the Southwest Texas Conference or the Rio Grande Conference, Southern District of the United Methodist Church..

Application Procedure. Write to: Harding Foundation
                                                    Box 130
                                                    Raymondville, TX 78580
                                                    (512) 689-2706

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Laura Hofford Trust

Who is eligible? Must be a United Methodist male. Pursue graduate study, and show promise for mission leadership.

Application Procedure. Write to: Mission Personnel Resources Program Department
                                                    Laura Hofford Trust
                                                    475 Riverside Dr. Room 1470
                                                    New York, NY 10115     

                                                    (212) 870-3662    

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mallinson Fund

Who is eligible? Seminary students of the Detroit Annual Conference who are approved by the District Committee on the Ordained Ministry, and who are on the list of approved seminary students which is provided by the Registrar of the United Methodist Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Documentation of academic and professional work in the area of rural ministry which has been completed, is in progress, and/or planned, must be submitted.

Application Procedure. Write to: Detroit Annual Conference
                                                     United Methodist Church Mallinson Fund 
                                                     14 Dartmoor Place
                                                     Midland, MI 48640

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Seminary Grant Fund

Who is eligible? Seminary students of the Detroit Annual Conference who are approved by the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, and who are on the list of approved Seminary Students which is provided by the Registrar of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Students must be planning to return to the Detroit Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church as an ordained minister upon completion of his education.

Application Procedure. Write to: Detroit Annual Conference
                                                     United Methodist Church Mallinson Fund 
                                                     14 Dartmoor Place
                                                     Midland, MI 48640


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Scholarship Name/Originator. E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Award

Who is Eligible? Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Full-time student. 35 years or older. These awards are for older persons desiring to make a positive contribution to society; and who have special needs due to a change of profession/vocation; interrupted study or for continuing education. Renewable.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Fellowship of United Methodist in Worship, Music, Other Arts

Who is Eligible? United Methodist, enrolled at a school of theology, or doing special education in worship or the arts related to worship. Exceptional musical or other artistic talents. Office listed below has only general information.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Grannis-Martin Memorial Education Fund

Who is Eligible? Students with a Minnesota connection and enrolled in a ministerial program preparing for full-time work in the United Methodist Church. These funds are essentially a "loan", the total balance of which is paid by three years of service in the United Methodist Church. Those students not serving such a church will be expected to begin repayment upon termination of study. Recipients are eligible to reapply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Methodist Student Loan Fund

Who is Eligible? Full ,active, members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying. Full-time degree candidates.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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ScholarshipName/Originator. United Methodist Foundation

Who is eligible? Applicants must be a senior involved in Chaplain Candidate Program or serving in the reserves after having completed an active tour of military duty; priority is given to new applicants.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Reverend Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship

Who is Eligible? The applicant must have successfully completed the first year of seminary at a seminary of his/her choice. Must be academically above average, in financial need, a citizen of the U.S.. Must be a member of the United Methodist Church for one year prior to applying. Must be a certified candidate for ministry. The basic Master of Divinity Degree must be the goal. Must be planning to enter the parish ministry.

Application Procedure. Write to: Office of Loan and Scholarships
                                                     Reverend Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship
                                                     P.O. Box 871
                                                     Nashville, TN 37202

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Theresa Hoover Community Service and Global Citizen Award

Who is eligible? United Methodist Women, ages 21-35. Demonstrate a concern for neighbors and community. Must exhibit an awareness of the total nature of responsibilities in today's world.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Women's Division Scholarships

Who is Eligible? The Women's Division of the United Methodist Church offers a limited number of grants to individuals on a one time basis. Requires United Methodist denominational affiliation. Fund are available for graduate study in accredited schools of theology, or related fields, to persons interested in full-time church vocations.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Female graduate student pursuing an executive management career in higher education administration with a United Methodist school, college or university. Active, full member of the United Methodist Church.

Application Procedure. Write to: Office of Loans and Scholarships
                                                     Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship
                                                     P.O. Box 871
                                                     Nashville, TN 37202

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PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Scholarship Name/Originator. Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must be born with a severe or profound hearing impairment of must have suffered such a loss before acquiring language. Must use speech and residual hearing and/or speech reading as the preferred customary form of communications and demonstrate a potential for leadership. There are SEVERAL scholarships offered by the Association.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must be legally blind, and pursuing a full-time post-secondary course of study. A broad array of scholarships are given to recognize the achievement of blind scholars. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need. It is not necessary to be a member of the National Federation of the Blind.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Venture Student Aid Award

Who is eligible? Physically handicapped persons, ages 18-35. Financial need and the capacity to profit from further education are criteria for the award. Applications can be secured from a local club, or general information can be obtained from the address below.

Application Procedure. Write to: Venture Clubs of the Americas
                                                     Venture Student Aid Award
                                                     2 penn Plaza Suite 1000    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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TRAVEL/STUDY ABROAD

Scholarship Name/Originator. Endowment for Biblical Research Travel Grants

Who is eligible? Undergraduate, graduate and seminary students and recent post -doctoral scholars. For travel, excavation, and/or research expenses for projects designated to further understanding of the Biblical world. Many other programs available through the office listed below. Sixteen grants are offered. Many other programs are offered by contacting the address below.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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ESSAY/PUBLICATION

Scholarship Name/Originator. Amy Foundation Writing Awards

Who is eligible? Submitted articles must be published in a secular, non-religious publication. God's word must be quoted in the article. It must present the Biblical position on a relevant and timely issue (family life, divorce, political morality, abortion, media, etc.).

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Clark Prize In Apologetics Award

Who is eligible? Awarded annually for an original essay in Apologetics. The form, style and clarity are important. Must display a knowledge of secular, religious and Christian philosophies. May be Broad or narrow in scope.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. MENSA Educational and Research Foundation

Who is eligible? Applications by essay.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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OTHER/GENERAL

Scholarship Name/Originator. Champions for Christ

Who is eligible? Deserving students who have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service

Deadline: July 1st for Fall term; November 1st for Winter/Spring term; April 1st for Summer term

Application Procedure. Information and application available in Financial Aid Office or here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Logos Bible Software

Who is eligible? Any seminary student

Scholarship Amount. One time award of $1000, plus Scholar's Library collection from Logos Bible Software

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

Who is Eligible? Awarded to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate level education; must have completed first year of study.

Application.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Application

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Elsie Rives Memorial Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? Students who are preparing for a career in Children's Ministry.

Application Procedure. Write to: South Main Baptist Church
                                                     Elsie Rives Memorial Scholarship Committee
                                                     Attn: Nancy Campbell, Minister to Children
                                                     4100 Main St.
                                                     Houston, TX 77002-9693

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Rotary Foundation

Who is eligible? Must have completed two years of university work.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Rotary Foundation Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship

Who is eligible? Must have completed 2 years of university work; available to persons of all ages; spouses or descendants of Rotarians may not apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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FACTS Scholarship Search Engine

https://secure.factstuition.com/facts/myfacts

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FASTWEB Scholarship Search Engine

http://fastweb.monster.com/

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FINAID Scholarship Search Engine

http://www.finaid.com/scholarships/

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Union Scholarships

http://www.unionplus.org

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Outside Scholarship Information Listed Alphabetically by State

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Alabama

Scholarship Name/Originator. Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust

Who is Eligible? Must be high school graduate. Meet Wilcox County residential requirements. Have a financial need.

Application Procedure. Write to: Allyrae Wallace Educational Trust
                                                    P.O. Box 433
                                                    Camden, AL 26726

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Scholarship Name/Originator. WMU Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Women from Alabama only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Calvary Baptist Church Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Priority given to former members of Calvary Baptist Church, graduates of the University of Alabama or natives of Alabama.

Application Procedure. Write to: Calvary Baptist Church
                                                    1121 Paul W. Bryand Dr.
                                                    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Women’s Missionary Union

Who is Eligible? For women committed to WMU related careers on the foreign mission field.

Application Procedure. Write to: R. Keith Parks
                                                     Women’s Missionary Union Foundation
                                                     P.O. Box 11346
                                                     Birmingham, AL 35202-1346

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist Foundation of Alabama

Who is Eligible? Full-time students that have roots in Alabama. Must have a 2.0 GPA.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Arkansas

Scholarship Name/Originator. Harriet E. Pryor Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Must be resident of Arkansas preparing to serve with the Foreign or Home Mission Board.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund Loan

Who is Eligible? Students from Arkansas only. Must be preparing to serve with the SBC International or North American Mission Board.

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California

Scholarship Name/Originator. George Grotefend Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? For students who have received their entire High School education in Shasta County, CA. Must demonstrate financial need. (Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships).

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Colorado

Scholarship Name/Originator. Colorado Baptist General Convention

Who Is Eligible? Full time students from Colorado who attend a Southern Baptist college, university, or seminary. The applicant must be preparing for a church-related vocation, be an active member of a local Baptist church, and meet the scholastic requirements of the institution he/she attends.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Florida

Scholarship Name/Originator. Florida Baptist Financial Services, Inc.

Who Is Eligible? Florida Baptist Students. Loans available through the Florida Baptist Financial Services, Inc. to qualifying students.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. FL Baptist Convention Music Conference Scholarship

Who is Eligible? For students seeking a Church Music Degree.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Beulah Baptist Association

Who is Eligible? Students from the Lake City area receive first consideration, but other Floridians may apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. University Baptist Church

Who is Eligible? For current or former members of a church affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention who are pursuing a Church Music Degree.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Pensacola Junior College Loan

J. Hughes and Earle W. Fellows Memorial Fund

Who is Eligible? For residents of counties in Northwest Florida counties including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. Loans to students of Theology.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Executive Council of the Florida Baptist Church Music Conference

Who is Eligible? For students pursuing a Church Music degree from a Southern Baptist Seminary.

Application Procedure. Call: Scholarship/Executive Council of the Florida Baptist Church
                                              Music Conference
                                              (904) 396-2351, ext. 8180

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Georgia

Scholarship Name/Origination. Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund

Who is eligible? African-American ministerial students who are residents of Georgia and attending college or theological seminary. Must work in a vocational church position for 3 years following seminary.

Application Procedure. Call 770-936-5240 or write to

Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Fund

Georgia Baptist Convention

6405 Sugarloaf Parkway

Duluth, GA 30097 

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union

Who Is Eligible? Each year Georgia Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union grants a limited number of scholarships to young women in Georgia and to sons and daughters of Georgia home and foreign missionaries (MK’s) to attend seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention. A personal interview will be a part of the process after the application is accepted

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Georgia Baptist Foundation Seminary Scholarships

Who Is Eligible? Georgia students may qualify for a scholarship from Georgia Baptist Foundation. Basic Qualifications are that an applicant be a resident of Georgia at the time of enrollment in seminary; be endorsed by a cooperating Georgia Baptist church; and be a full-time student on campus. Some provisions are also made for Georgia students studying at an off-campus extension center location.

Application Procedure. Information and applications are available from the Seminary Office of Financial Aid. Call 1-800-662-8701 X 3348 or email: financialaid@nobts.edu

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist Women in Ministry

Who is Eligible? Women who are or have been residents of GA. Must have completed at least one year (30 hours of study) of theological education either at the Masters or Doctorate level.

Application Procedure. Write to: Carolyn Jones
                                                     2451 Kingsley Drive
                                                     Macon, GA 31204
                                                     Phone:  478.746.6592
                                                     Email:  carolynejones@cox.net

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Student Aid Foundation, Loan

Who is eligible? Women, must be residents of, or attend school in, Georgia, who have above average academic ratings, and who are in need of financial assistance. For full-time students. No interest while in school. 6% interest is charged beginning three months after school. After three years interest goes to 12% on balance of loan. For one academic year. Renewable for three additional years. Approximately 35 awards each year. May reapply for additional years.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Hawaii

Scholarship Name/Originator. Hawaii Baptist Convention

Who is Eligible? For students from Hawaii.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Hawaii Community Foundation

Who is Eligible? For residents of Hawaii studying for the ministry. Approximately 35 awards given annually.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Illinois

Scholarship Name/Originator. Illinois Women’s Missionary Union

Who Is Eligible? Illinois WMU provides a limited number (one or more) to women students who have participated in missions organizations and who are preparing for a career in missions or missions education; have been accepted by a Southern Baptist Seminary as a student; have demonstrated a consistent interest in missions and missions education; have been activity involved in a church of Illinois Baptist State Association.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. The Bensenville Home Society Loan

Who is Eligible? Residents of Illinois with a "B" average. Must be a member of the United Church of Christ. No interest loan. Repayment begins after one year and is to be completed by the fifth year.  Must be a member of the United Church of Christ.

Application Procedure. Write to: Loan/The Bensenville Home Society
                                                    Katzburg Education Fund
                                                    331 S. York Rd.
                                                    Bensenville, IL 60106
                                                    (630) 776-5800 ext. 224

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation

Who is eligible? Must be students from western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Indiana

Scholarship Name/Originator. Indiana Baptist Foundation

Who Is Eligible? Indiana students studying for a baccalaureate or higher degree. Applicants must be enrolled at accredited colleges, universities or seminaries and should have a connection to Indiana Southern Baptists. The committee meets in July.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Iowa

Scholarship Name/Originator. W. B. Small Trust, Scholarships

Who is eligible? Preference is given to Iowans or former Iowans, and from Iowa’s contiguous states. To assist men and women in obtaining a Mast of Divinity degree.

Application Procedure. Write to: W.B. Small Trust, Scholarships
                                                     2709 Fairlane Ave.
                                                     Waterloo, IA 50702

                                                     (319)-234-9991

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation

Who is eligible? Must be students from western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here 

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Kentucky

Scholarship Name/Originator. Mr. John Harlow Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Students from Kentucky given preference, others may apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mr. Louis E. Nicklies Fund

Who is Eligible? For graduates of high schools in Jefferson County.

Application Procedure. Write to: Mr. Louis E. Nicklies Scholarship Fund
                                                     2345 Carton Drive
                                                     Louisville, Ky 40299
                                                     (502)491-1810

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Kentucky Baptist Convention WMU

Who is Eligible? Women seminary students and Boyce students only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Kentucky Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? Must be a resident of Kentucky for one year and a member in good standing of a cooperating affiliated Baptist church as defined in Article III of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Constitution. Only one scholarship per year per student. ;

Application Deadline. April 1

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Louisiana

Scholarship Name/Originator. Nelda Seale Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Women from Louisiana only; must be involved in mission organizations in local church; full-time student only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Church Administrator/First Baptist Church

Who is Eligible? Members of First Baptist Shreveport.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Louisiana WMU

Who is Eligible? For full-time women students from Louisiana only. Must be involved in mission organizations in local church.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Maryland

Scholarship Name/Originator. WMU of Maryland

Who is Eligible? Women only; open to residents of Maryland and Delaware.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Massachusetts

Scholarship Name/Originator. Northern Baptist Education Society, Scholarships

Who is eligible? Must be American Baptist U.S.A. students, from MA, NH, or VT. Limit of six semesters. Interviews are conducted each semester at seminaries in the Boston area.

Application Procedure. Write to: The Rev. Richard G. Harris
                                                     Northern Baptist Education Society
                                                     Scholarships
                                                     Box 577
                                                     North Oxford, MA 01537-0577

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Minnesota

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bush Leadership Fellow Program

Who is Eligible? Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin; must be employed full-time for five years; including some in a policy-making or administrative capacity.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Mississippi

Scholarship Name/Originator. Mississippi Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? Mississippi residents; Master’s degree candidates with interest in serving in a local church.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mississippi WMU

Who is Eligible? Mississippi Women Only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Missouri

Scholarship Name/Originator. Madge N. Truex Fund Loan

Who is Eligible? These loans are granted to seminary students and graduate students training for careers in Missions. Loans are also granted to women at the graduate level who are training for a full time church related vocation. Preference is given to applicants born in Missouri who have spent a major portion of their lives in the state. Loans are granted twice a year. Early applications are important.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Missouri WMU Department

Who is Eligible? Women students from Missouri.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Nebraska

Scholarship Name/Originator. Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Residents of Hamilton County, Nebraska

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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New Hampshire

Scholarship Name/Originator. New Hampshire, International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons

Who is Eligible? Residents of New Hampshire, pursuing full-time Christian education; must have completed one year of study.

Application Procedure. Write to: New Hampshire International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons
                                                    C/O Mrs. Percy Robinson
                                                    30 Oak St.
                                                    Dover, NH 03820

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Northern Baptist Education Society, Scholarships

Who is eligible? Must be American Baptist U.S.A. students, from MA, NH, or VT. Limit of six semesters. Interviews are conducted each semester at seminaries in the Boston area.

Application Procedure. Write to: The Rev. Richard G. Harris
                                                     Northern Baptist Education Society
                                                     Scholarships
                                                     Box 577
                                                     North Oxford, MA 01537-0577

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New Mexico

Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist Convention Of New Mexico Scholarship

Who Is Eligible? For students from New Mexico administered through the New Mexico Baptist Foundation. The requirements for the scholarships vary.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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New York

Scholarship Name/Originator. Antoinette Brown Blackwell Scholarship Committee

Who is Eligible? Full-time students from Henrietta, NY; selection based on leadership and academic potential, not need.

Application Procedure. Write to: Antoinette Brown Blackwell Scholarship Committee
                                                     P.O. Box 133
                                                     Henrietta, NY 14467

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North Carolina

Scholarship Name/Originator. North Carolina Baptist Foundation Student Loan

Who Is Eligible? North Carolina students in Baptist college or seminary. The size of the loans could vary from $1,200 - $2,000 per year and are interest free until six months following graduation or termination of their education. The interest rates are set according to the prime rate on July 1 of each year.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship

Who is Eligible? First consideration given to members of First Baptist, Kannapolis.

Application Procedure. Write to: Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship Fund
                                                     First Baptist Church Kannapolis
                                                     101 N Main Street
                                                     Kannapolis, NC 28081

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Scholarship Name/Originator. North Carolina State Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? Priority given to students from North Carolina.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Charles B. Kessee Education Fund

Who is Eligible? Students from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Must have lived in North Carolina or Virginia for at least 12 months.

Application Procedure. Print the application from www.cbkeesee.net and mail to the printed address.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Who is Eligible? For American Black Baptist.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. NCCWO Scholarship Chairman

Who is Eligible? For members of North Carolina Council of Women’s Organizations who are 35 years old or older.

Application Procedure. Write to: Scholarship
                                      Shara Partin, NCCWO Scholarship Chairman
                                      P.O. Box 28252
                                      Raleigh, NC 27611
                                      (919) 832-0618

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North Dakota

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bush Leadership Fellows Program

Who is Eligible? Must be resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Northwest Wisconsin; must be employed full-time for five years, including some in a policy-making or administrative capacity.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Ohio

Scholarship. State Convention of Baptists in Ohio

Who Is Eligible? Ohio students who enroll in New Orleans Seminary should apply.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Ohio Baptist Education Society Scholarship

Who is Eligible? American Baptist students only. A statement of goals and objectives is required. An award is not given until the individual is ready to begin the third year of undergraduate study at an accredited institution. If criteria is continued to be met, an award will be continued through the years of Seminary. A transcript and letter of recommendation from the Pastor of the applicant’s home church is required.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Oklahoma

Scholarship Name/Originator. Oklahoma Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? Oklahoma students Only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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South Carolina

Scholarship Name/Originator. Charles B. Kessee Education Fund

Who is Eligible? Students from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Must have lived in North Carolina or Virginia for at least 12 months.

Application Procedure. Print the application from www.cbkeesee.net and mail to the printed address.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. South Carolina Church Related Ministries Scholarship Fund

Who Is Eligible? South Carolina students need to contact the SCBC to apply.

Application Procedures. Write to: Assistant, Campus Ministry Department
                                                      190 Stoneridge Drive
                                                      Columbia, SC 29210
                                                      (803) 765-0030

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Scholarship Name/Originator. First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? Priority to current or former church members.

Application Procedure. Write to: First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund
                                                     300 W. Main St.
                                                     Laurens, SC 29360

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Kennedy Foundation Scholarship

Who is Eligible? For men and women from South Carolina studying for ministry in a Southern Baptist church; also for those who will serve as Foreign Missionary or in Christian Education in a local congregation.

Application Procedure. Write to: Kennedy Foundation Scholarship Fund
                                                     Francis Nathaniel and Katherine Padgett Kennedy Foundation
                                                     933 Sunset Drive
                                                     Greenwood, SC 29648

                                                     (864) 229-1293

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Richard Furman Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? South Carolina students only.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. WMU of South Carolina

Who is Eligible? Open to women and men; preference given to women, career mission volunteers, and those not receiving other scholarships; South Carolinians Only.

Application Procedure. Write to: WMU of South Carolina
                                                     907 Richland St.
                                                     Columbia, SC 29202

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Scholarship Name/Originator. William-Simpson Trust Fund

Who is Eligible? No specification.

Application Procedure. Write to: William-Simpson Trust Fund
                                                     First Baptist Church Trust Fund
                                                     250 East Main St.
                                                     Spartanburg, SC 29301

                                                     (864) 583-7245

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Sandy Ford Fund

Who is eligible? Those involved in missions and/or evangelism.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. FBC Spartanburg Grant or Loan

Who is Eligible? No specifications given.

Application Procedure. Write to: Miss Jane Willis
                                                     FBC of Spartanburg
                                                     250 East Main St.
                                                     Spartanburg, SC 29306-5158

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Craig Holbrook Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Members of FBC Greenwood are given first preference.

Application Procedure. Write to: Craig Holbrook Scholarship Fund
                                                     First Baptist Church
                                                     P.O. Box 702
                                                     Greenwood, SC 29648

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Champions for Christ

Who is Eligible? No restrictions stated.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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South Dakota

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bush Leadership Fellows Program

Who is Eligible? Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Northwest Wisconsin; must be employed full time five years, including some in a policy-making or administrative capacity.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Tennessee

Scholarship Name/Originator. Chattanooga Christian Foundation

Who Is Eligible? The foundation provides scholarships to Christians who are theologically and biblically conservative and are seeking a master of divinity or a master of theology degree at a theological seminary approved by the Foundation. Prefer Chattanooga-area residents who are candidates for pulpit ministry or the mission field.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Noel and Emma Marsh Scholarship Fund/FBC Rockwood TN.

Who is Eligible? Worthy and needy students.

Application Procedures. Write to: Noel & Emma Marsh Scholarship Fund
                                                      FBC Rockwood, TN
                                                      P.O. Box 54
                                                      Rockwood, TN 37854
                                                      (423) 354-3300

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Tennessee Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? Full-time students; must be a former member of a SBC affiliated with the TN Baptist Convention, a resident of TN for at least five years and maintain an overall grade point average of "C" and the scholarship is based on need. Deadline is February 28th.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. WMU, Tennessee State Baptist Convention

Who is Eligible? Women who are career mission volunteers; Tennessee residents only. Men are eligible for scholarships if they are pursuing a career in missions.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Who is Eligible? Various scholarships available with different requirements.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Texas

Scholarship Name/Originator. Barbara Osborn Memorial Mission Education Fund

Who Is Eligible? (1) must be in their final year of degree program.; (2) have made a commitment to enter the foreign mission field upon the completion of their seminary education; (3) preferably come from a Southern Baptist Church in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association in Texas.

Application Procedures. Write to: Mr. M.G. Anderson, Pastor
                                                      Second Baptist Church
                                                      340 Bland Street
                                                       Bridge City, TX 77611
                                                       (409) 745-9613

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Scholarship Name/Originator. San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Preference is given as follows: 1) residents of San Antonio, TX., other residents of TX., 2) studying for missionary work, theology ,Christian education 3) females aged 18-24 and males aged 18-24.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Julie Ann Jones Memorial Trust

Who is Eligible? Preference to those from Washington County, TX. and surrounding counties; students of all fields of ministry or priesthood, music with a theological influence, research with a theological basis.

Application Procedure. Write to: Julie Ann Jones Memorial Trust
                                                     Sally M. Jones
                                                     P.O. Box 382
                                                     Brenham, TX 77833

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Vermont

Scholarship Name/Originator. Northern Baptist Education Society, Scholarships

Who is eligible? Must be American Baptist U.S.A. students, from MA, NH, or VT. Limit of six semesters. Interviews are conducted each semester at seminaries in the Boston area.

Application Procedure. Write to: The Rev. Richard G. Harris
                                                     Northern Baptist Education Society
                                                     Scholarships
                                                     Box 577
                                                     North Oxford, MA 01537-0577

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Virginia

Scholarship Name/Originator. Charles B. Kessee Education Fund

Who is Eligible? Students from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Must have lived in North Carolina or Virginia for at least 12 months.

Application Procedure. Print the application from www.cbkeesee.net and mail to the printed address.

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Planning to enter full-time Christian ministry and have a 2.5 GPA. Priority given to students from Virginia, especially the North Star Baptist Association, though all students are invited to apply.

Deadline: May 15th

Application Procedure. Information and application available in Financial Aid Office or here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Scholarship/Sovran Bank, N.A.

Who is Eligible? No specifications.

Application Procedures. Write to: Sovran Bank, N.A., Scholarship
                                                      Mary Louise Old Andrews Trust
                                                      P.O. Box 111
                                                      Petersburg, VA 23803

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Scholarship Name/Originator. The Calvary Foundation

Who is Eligible? Residents of VA., MD., or Washington D.C. only. Be of good moral character and can show academic promise and financial need. Given in order of priorities: Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Permanent residence in VA, MD and Dist of Columbia, W. VA, N Carolina, Kentucky and TN and then students in other parts of the US.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Scholarship/Virginia WMU

Who is eligible? No specifications given.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Virginia Baptist Foundation

Who is Eligible? For full-time students of Virginia.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mount Olivet Foundation

Who is eligible? Preference is given to Methodist and to applicants from Northern VA and greater Washington D.C. metro area.

Application Procedure. Write to: Mount Olivet Foundation
                                                    1500 North Glebe Rd.
                                                     Arlington, VA 22207-2199

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Washington D.C.

Scholarship Name/Originator. Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship

Who is Eligible? Baptist seminary students from DC Baptist Convention.

Application Procedures. Write to: Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship
                                                      1100 17th Street NW
                                                      Washington, DC 20036

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Scholarship Name/Originator. Mount Olivet Foundation

Who is eligible? Preference is given to Methodist and to applicants from Northern VA and greater Washington D.C. metro area.

Application Procedure. Write to: Mount Olivet Foundation
                                                    1500 North Glebe Rd.
                                                     Arlington, VA 22207-2199

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West Virginia

Scholarship Name/Originator. Cancelable Loan

Who is Eligible? Must have completed four years of college and one year of seminary; must be from West Virginia. July 1 is deadline.

Application Procedures. Write to: Dr. William C. Taylor
                                                      West Virginia Education Society
                                                       Parkersburg, WV
                                                       (304) 628-3364

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Wisconsin

Scholarship Name/Originator. Bush Leadership Fellows Program

Who is Eligible? Must be a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Northwest Wisconsin; must be employed full-time five years, including some in a policy making or administrative capacity.

Application Procedure. Information and application can be found here

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