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Women of the ELCA Scholarships for Lutheran Lay Women

Deadline:

2/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Several scholarships within this category with varied criteria

Contact:

Women of the ELCA
Website
Phone: 800 638 3522 x2736

Women of the ELCA Scholarship (Chilstrom Fund)

Deadline:

2/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Second career ELCA women seeking ordination At least 5 years between college graduation and beginning seminary

Contact:

Women of the ELCA
Website
Phone: 800 638 3522 x2736

White Earth Scholarship Program

Deadline:

5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Students must be enrolled in White Earth Good Academic Standing No student loan default

Contact:

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council Building
Dana Goodwin-Chaffee
Email
Website
Phone: 218 983 328 OR 800 950 3248
Address: P. O. Box 418 White Earth, MN 56591

W.B. Small Trust

Deadline:

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Applicant must have an Iowa connection and be a full-time student working toward MDiv.

Contact:

W.B. Small Trust
Email
Address: 2709 Fairlane Ave Waterloo, IA 50702

Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

Scholarships are available to those whose ministry will focus on careers in evangelism and missions.

Contact:

The Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Website
Address: P.O. Box 9946 Greensboro, NC 27429-0946

United Methodist Women MN Conference Emma Norton Designated Scholarship

Deadline:

6/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

United Methodist Woman Entering full-time Christian service

Contact:

Mary Maloney
Phone: 507 435 4674
Address: 83633 380th St. Lewisville MN 56060

United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs

Deadline:

Varies (between Jan 1 and May 15)Fall scholarship applications will open January 4, 2010. Online application available at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication.

Criteria:

Varies according to scholarship

Contact:

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Website

United Methodist Native American Seminary Award

Deadline:

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are admitted to a full-time degree program. Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Must have been a member of the UMC for at least 3 years; born of Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native parentage (at least one parent); documentation of affiliation required; be in candidacy process of ordination; and demonstrate involvement within the Native American community.

Contact:

Website

United Methodist Church Johnson-Kitts Scholarship

Deadline:

11/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Enrolled as of Sept 1 of application year Financial Need Intend to serve in MN Annual Conference of UMC Sponsor: Centennial United Methodist Church of Roseville, MN

Contact:

Centennial United Methodist Church
Email
Phone: 651 633 7644

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GRANNIS-MARTIN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP and GRANNIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:

7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

The Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarship and Grannis Memorial Scholarship are awarded to students who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry. Applicants must have a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved.

REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must: 1. Be enrolled in an approved seminary. 2. Be planning a vocation to serve the United Methodist Church. 3. Have a Minnesota connection. 4. Complete an application form. 5. Have a most recent official transcript sent to the Scholarship Committee. 6. Have three letters of recommendation, pertaining to academic work and commitment, sent to the Scholarship Committee. 7. Have all materials sent to the Scholarship Committee by the appropriate deadline:

Contact:

First United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee Chair
Email
Phone: (320)251-0804
Address: 302 South Fifth Avenue St. Cloud, MN 56301

United Methodist Church Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award

Deadline:

3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

United Methodist women over 35 with B.A. or equivalent Certified candidate for elder’s orders Full time in MDiv program

Contact:

Division of Ordained Ministry Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award
Email
Phone: 615 340 7409
Address: PO Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

 

United Church of Christ (UCC) Scholarships for Seminarians

Deadline:

Varies from Feb 1 to May 15

Criteria:

General Criteria for MDiv or Doctoral students Membership in a UCC congregation for at least one year prior to receiving a scholarship Enrollment in a course of study leading to ordained ministry In-care of an Association or Conference at time of application At least a "B" average maintained Agrees to serve in the UCC or a partner church on completion of seminary Demonstrates leadership ability through participation in local church, Association, Conference, or academic environment

Contact:

Website

UCC William R. Johnson Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

Openly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender United Church of Christ seminarians

Contact:

The William R. Johnson Scholarship Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team
Website
Phone:216 736 3849 OR 866 822 8224
Address: 700 Prospect Ave. E Cleveland, OH 44115-1100

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline:

11/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Must be a "Green Card" holder or naturalized citizen or have two parents who are naturalized citizens as of the date of your application. May not be older than 30 as of November 1, of the year you are applying. In first or second year of graduate study.

Contact:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Email
Website
Phone: 212 547 6926
Address: 400 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

Deadline:

Mar 1 of each year.

Criteria:

Member of UMC or employed by UMC. Each year the Fellowship awards up to five scholarships for higher education. All applicants must be students planning a career in church music and/or worship arts.

Contact:

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Website

South Dakota Synod Scholarships

Deadline:

Varies

Criteria:

Various scholarships available primarily for students from the South Dakota Synod. Descriptions of the various scholarships can be found at the South Dakota Synod website.

Contact:

South Dakota Synod
Website
Email

 

 

Siebert Lutheran Foundation, Inc

Deadline:

7/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

MDiv candidates who hold membership in a Lutheran Congregation in Wisconsin. Based on financial need. Student must be enrolled full-time, and be a candidate for ordination. Not available for internship.

Online ApplicationComplete application must also be accompanied by a letter from student's pastor verifying the student's church membership in Wisconsin.

Siebert applicants must complete the Luther Seminary Application as well as the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Contact:

Siebert Lutheran Foundation
Website
Phone: (414) 257-2656
Address: 2600 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 390 Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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Roy and Kathryn Hickes Scholarship

Deadline:

3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

For Lutherans of any age residing/rostered in the Southern Ohio Synod seeking religious educational opportunities including seminary study, full or part time. Members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio receive special consideration.

Contact:

The Springfield Foundation
Website
Phone: 937 324 8773
Address: 4 West Main Street Suite 825 Springfield, OH 45502

Presbyterian Church (USA) Synod of Lakes and Prairies Racial Ethnic Scholarships

Deadline:

Sept 30

Criteria:

Applicants must be racial ethnic students whose permanent residence is within the bounds of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. Be an active member in a congregation of the PCUSA, and be studying for preparation for ministry in the PCUSA or in a related ecumenical organization. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time, in good academic standing, making progress toward a degree, and able to demonstrate financial need.

Contact:

Committee on Racial Ethnic Ministry at the Synod Office
Website
Phone: 800 328 1880

Presbyterian Church (USA) Lydia Scholarship

Deadline:

3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

The Lydia Fund seeks to equip evangelical women for leadership in the PC(USA). Applicants must be female MDiv students involved in the candidate process of the PC(USA).