Alpha Kappa Alpha

Deadline

August 15

Criteria

Students and undergraduate students, especially Black women, who have excelled academically. Applicants should demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and present evidence of leadership through participation in community and college service.

Contact

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Attn: Educational Advancement Foundation
Website
Phone: 773 947 0026 
Address: 5656 South Stony Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

Alvin & Edel Petersen Scholarship Fund

Deadline

December 31

Criteria

Full-time students of ELCA seminaries who were active participants in the ministry of the Lutheran Student Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Above average GPA

Contact

The Alvin & Edel Petersen Scholarship Fund
Lutheran Student Center
Address: 535 North Sixteenth Street Lincoln, NE 68508

American Association of University Women

Deadline

Varies

Criteria

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Contact

AAUW Educational Foundation Dept 60
Email
Website
Phone: 319 337 1716 ext.60
Address: 301 ACT Drive Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

American Baptist Scholarships

Deadline

May 31

Criteria

Eligibility criteria for all applicants: • Membership in an American Baptist Churches USA congregation • United States citizenship

Graduate students (Ph.D. candidates only) must enroll in a preparative course of study for a church-related vocation. Scholarship amounts vary.

Contact

Office of Financial Aid for Studies, National Ministries, ABC USA
Website
Phone: 800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067
Fax: 610-768-2470
Email: FinancialaidWeb@abc-usa.org
Address: P.O. Box 851 Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851

Amy Foundation Writing Awards

Deadline

January 31

Criteria

The Amy Foundation Writing Awards program is designed to recognize creative, skillful writing that presents in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner the biblical principles on issues affecting the world today with an emphasis on discipling. To be eligible, submitted articles must be published in a secular, non-religious publication (either printed or online) and must be reinforced with at least one passage of scripture.

Contact

The Amy Foundation Writing Awards
Email
Website
Phone: 517 323 6233
Address: P.O. Box 16091 Lansing MI 48901-6091

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Scholarship

Description

Six $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to Lutheran seminarians displaying interest in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a congregational setting. 

Criteria

Criteria

Contact

Questions:  800-383-8743 x4427

Application:  http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/get-involved/scholarships/

 

 

Bush Leadership Fellowship

Deadline

Typically Oct 15 of each year.

Criteria

The purpose of the program is to enrich the experience of a wide range of promising individuals at mid-career to help them prepare for greater responsibilities and contributions to the communities in which they live and work.

Contact

Bush Leadership Fellows Program
Email
Website
Phone: 651 227 0891
Address: Suite E 900 First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101 

Cephas Johnson Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

April 15

Criteria

Must be a resident of Dane County, Wisconsin, and a member of an ELCA congregation in Dane County when enrolling in seminary.

Contact

Bethel Lutheran Church Endowment Foundation
Email
Website
Address: 312 Wisconsin Avenue Madison, WI 53703

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Deadline

Jun 1 for funds beginning in July of the next year

Criteria

The foundation offers research grants for projects that promote a balance between technology advancements and preservation of the natural/human environment. Does not fund scholarships or tuition reimbursements.

Contact

Lindbergh Foundation
Website
Email
Phone: 763 576 1596
Fax: 763 576 1664
Address: 2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310 Anoka, MN 55303-2200  

Cleven Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

May 1

Criteria

For MDiv candidates who will be ordained in the ELCA. Must be a graduate of St. Olaf College.

Contact

Cleven Seminary Scholarship Office of Church Relations
St. Olaf College
Email
Phone: 507 786 8254
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship

Deadline

March 6

Criteria

Full-time students preparing for the ministry. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need and community service. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Contact

Email
Website

Dora Maclellan Brown Seminary Scholarships

Deadline

Feb 15 ***No new scholarships in 2009. Hope to reinstate in 2010***

Criteria

Merit-based renewable scholarship for seminary study. Must be taking a Masters in Divinity or Theology. Applicants considering pulpit ministry preferred. Interview Required.

Contact

Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation
Website
Phone: 423 266 5257 
Address: 736 Market St, Suite 1706 Chattanooga, TN 37402-4503

Elmer O. and Ida Preston Educational Trust

Deadline

June 1

Criteria

Male seminary students in the MDIV program who are from Iowa. Students who were born in another state, but who have lived a year in Iowa, and have registered to vote and voted in Iowa may also apply.

Contact

David J.W. Proctor's Office
Elmer O. and Ida Preston Educational Trust
Address: 801 Grand Avenue, Suite 3700 Des Moines, IA 50309-2727

Elvine Sondreaal Septon Scholarship Fund

Deadline

April 14

Criteria

Priority will be given to students nominated from the membership of First Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and/or Grace Lutheran Church of Wildrose, ND, but only if those congregations subscribe to the Christian Doctrine as expressed in the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed.

Contact

North Dakota Community Foundation
Address: PO Box 387 Bismarck, ND 58502-0387

ESA Foundation

Deadline

February 1

Criteria

Multiple scholarships with variety of criteria

Contact

Karla Kay Nicklaus
ESA Foundation State Counselor
Website
Email
Phone: 612 729 9376
Address: 3825 35th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406  kkn@usfamily.net

ESTARL(Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership)

Deadline

Varies

Criteria

Students preparing for leadership in a field or fields of religious service.

Contact

Contact your local Eastern Star chapter, or ESTARL Committee.

General Grant Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
Website
Address: 1618 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 02009-2578

Federal Chaplaincy Ministries Scholarship

Description

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Fund for Leaders, Federal Chaplaincy Ministry Scholarship(s) Committee is receiving applications.  The Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.00 distributed in two payments during the school year.

 Are you a Full-Time Seminary Student attending an accredited (ELCA) seminary preparing for ministry as a Military, Veterans Administration (VA) or Federal Prison chaplain?

 

One of the primary goals of the ELCA Bureau of Federal Chaplaincies is to develop the next generation of Lutheran Chaplains.  Each year, we provide financial assistance to seminary students who are currently serving as chaplain candidates in the Air Force, Army, or Navy, or who are considering ministry in VA hospitals or in federal Bureau of Prisons.

 The ELCA Federal Chaplaincy Ministries (FCM) Scholarship program was established in 2015 with the first awards in 2016.  Funds to support the annual scholarship awards come from donations to the ELCA FUND FOR LEADERS, by individuals and military chapel communities and Lutheran congregations. 

Criteria

Eligibility requirements are:

Contact

Firnhaber Seminary Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline

October 31

Criteria

Any student who is enrolled to earn a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from a seminary whose denomination shares pulpit and altar fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is eligible to receive a scholarship from the Firnhaber Seminary Education Fund. Priority is given to Triumphant Love Lutheran Church (Austin Texas), members attending Lutheran seminaries. Any seminary whose denomination shares pulpit and altar fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is eligible to receive a grant to support the mission of theological education. Potential uses include funding workshops or courses, participation in an international program, funding a visiting professor, independent study for a student or professor, or other program approved by the Endowment Committee. Only requests for efforts that further the education of seminarians are eligible.

Contact

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First Lutheran Church, Brookings SD Seminary Scholarship

Deadline

July 31

Description

Any ELCA student attending an ELCA Seminary in preparation for parish ministry, missionary service or ministry in music is eligible to apply for this Scholarship. The value of this scholarship will be determined in consultation with the FLC Foundation board, based on value of endowment.

Criteria

Students from all synods of the ELCA are eligible to apply, but preference will be based on the following: 1) Member of ELCA seeking a Masters Degree to serve a ministry of the ELCA 2) Preference will be given to applicants by geographic/congregational identity as follows: Member of a. First Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD b. Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD c. Medary Conference of the South Dakota Synod d. South Dakota Synod e. ELCA at large NOTE: If there is a student (or students) at level a, the scholarship will be granted fully at that level. If not, then level b will be used, and so on. 3) Should there be multiple applicants at one of these levels, evaluation will consider: a. Demonstrated Financial Need b. Call Story / Journey c. How and where they plan to serve the larger church (both geographically and in what capacity – MDiv, MA, MSM, etc) 4) Seminary Scholarship review team will include: a. Senior Pastor of First Lutheran, Brookings, SD b. Scholarship Review Committee of First Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD c. At large member of synod – either synod staff or clergyperson

Contact

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Fund for Theological Education

Deadline

Varies, usually March, April and May

Description

Click on 'fund finder' to access information on a variety of scholarships and grants.

Criteria

Varies

Contact

Website