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Scholarships by Religious Affiliation

As a member of a specific faith, you may be eligible for scholarships based on your religious affiliation. Your beliefs are important to you, and both high school and college students of faith can find the right scholarship to help pay for college. Get the free money that you need for school with a religious scholarship.

Like grants, scholarships do not have to be repaid. To maximize scholarship opportunities, we recommend students research and apply for scholarships early.

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest $200-$3,000 July 1

Eligibility: Applicants must write a four- to five-page essay on the provided topic. Recent topic choices have been, "Why I am an atheist/agnostic/unbeliever," "Growing up a freethinker" or "Rejecting religion." More details about the topic are available online.

How to apply: There is no application form. In addition to the essay, applicants must submit a one-paragraph biography and should not include a resume.

Freedom from Religion Foundation P.O. Box 750 Madison, WI 53701

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
J. Robert Ashcroft National Youth Scholarship $2,000-$8,000 February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who attend an Assemblies of God church, either in the United States or abroad as dependents of Assemblies of God missionaries or chaplains. Applicants must also attend an institution of higher learning that is endorsed by the Assemblies of God the fall immediately following their high school graduation.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applications must be sent to their AG District Council first, and the top candidates are then sent to us for review.

Assemblies of God 1445 North Boonville Avenue Springfield, MO 65802-1894

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest $200-$3,000 July 1

Eligibility: Applicants must write a four- to five-page essay on the provided topic. Recent topic choices have been, "Why I am an atheist/agnostic/unbeliever," "Growing up a freethinker" or "Rejecting religion." More details about the topic are available online.

How to apply: There is no application form. In addition to the essay, applicants must submit a one-paragraph biography and should not include a resume.

Freedom from Religion Foundation P.O. Box 750 Madison, WI 53701

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Student Activist Awards $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: Selection is based on activism for free thought or separation of church and state.

How to apply: Contact the organization for more information.

Freedom from Religion Foundation P.O. Box 750 Madison, WI 53701

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Student Activist Scholarships $500-$1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who are Atheists, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be student activists. The award is based on the level of activism and requires a 500- to 1,000-word essay. In addition to the scholarship, the winner will receive a free trip to the American Atheists National Convention.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Atheists P.O. Box 158 Cranford, NJ 07016

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
At-Large Leadership Scholarship $4,000 April 16

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a deep commitment to their faith through actions and activities that complement the mission and purpose of CBF. Photograph, transcripts, reference forms and letters of recommendation are required to complete the application process.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship 160 Clairemont Avenue Suite 500 Decatur, GA 30030

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Destiny Baptist Church Patrick J. Walker Scholarship Fund $500 February 28

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are current members of Destiny Baptist Church who have been members for at least a year. Students must have attended an accredited high school or hold a GED which they received within the prior 18 months and have a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must have already been accepted at a college, university or trade school for the upcoming fall semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation 229 East Martin Street, Suite 4 Martinsburg, WV 25401

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Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship $500 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to a Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana and intend on being involved with music for the church. Selection is based on an essay explaining how the scholarship will be used as well as letters of recommendation from the applicant's music teacher and pastor.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Walker Building 401 S.E. Sixth Street Suite 203 Evansville, IN 47713

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Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship Varies March 5

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to attend a regionally accredited eleemosynary college.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Central Carolina Community Foundation 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213 Columbia, SC 29204

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Undergraduate Scholarships Varies April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of an American Baptist church for at least one year before applying for aid, be enrolled at an accredited educational institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, be U.S. citizens and retain a 2.75 GPA to remain eligible for the scholarships.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

American Baptist Churches USA P.O. Box 851 Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Anne Sturrock Nursing Scholarship Varies February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation 8771 College Parkway Building 2 Suite 201 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Bernard B. & Mary L. Brusin Scholarship $4,000-$5,000 January 15 (application deadline); March 1 (FAFSA deadline)

Eligibility: Applicants must provide transcripts and standardized test scores. Students must also submit FAFSA form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Zeitgeist Arts Building 222 East Superior Street Suite 302 Duluth, MN 55802

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Catholic Order of Foresters Educational Award $600 November 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Students must plan on attending an accredited educational institution. Applicant must have been a member in good standing for a minimum of two years at the time of applying. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Catholic Order of Foresters 355 Shuman Boulevard P.O. Box 3012 Naperville, IL 60566

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Catholic United Financial College Tuition Scholarship $300-$500 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Catholic United Financial for at least two years prior to the date of application, have completed high school and be entering their first or second year in any accredited college, university, state college or technical college other than a private, non-Catholic college/university. Those attending a Catholic college are eligible for a $300 award and those attending a non-Catholic college are eligible for a $500 award.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Catholic United Financial Scholarship Program 3499 Lexington Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55126

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Edgar Barge Memorial Scholarship $3,000 February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors who are registered parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church. Students must be active in the parish and a letter of recommendation from Blessed Sacrament Church is required.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Grand Island Community Foundation 1811 West 2nd Street Suite 365 Grand Island, NE 68803

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Education Scholarship $2,000 June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their freshman year of undergraduate studies and be sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled full-time in undergraduate study or those students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs. Students must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a minimum 3.5 on a 5.0 scale. An essay submission on a provided prompt is required.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America 984 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642-9981

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Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship $2,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be practicing Catholics and full-time high school seniors who hold a leadership role in their scouting unit and are actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship. Students must have provided service to their home parish and earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award. Applicants must also have earned the Eagle Scout, Silver Award or Quartermaster Award and must currently hold a leadership role in a community or school organization other than scouting.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official high school transcript, four letters of recommendation and a photo are required.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Fraternal Scholarship $5,000 October 31

Eligibility: Applicant must have been a member in good standing for a minimum of two years at the time of applying. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Catholic Order of Foresters 355 Shuman Boulevard P.O. Box 3012 Naperville, IL 60566

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Knights of Columbus #1755 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship $100-$499 February 3

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a Henry County high school. Students must be of the Catholic faith. Applicants must have a 2.67 GPA and be accepted to a four-year program at an accredited college or university.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Henry County Community Foundation 700 South Memorial Drive P.O. Box 6006 New Castle, IN 47362

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Knights of Columbus Scholarship $500 February 5

Eligibility: Applicants must provide evidence of involvement in their community or the Catholic Church. Students who are members or plan to join Knights of Columbus will be given preference.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Adams County Community Foundation 102 North 2nd Street Decatur, IN 46733

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Mary E. Behler Memorial Scholarship Varies January 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County high school. Students must be active, practicing Catholics. Applicants must plan to pursue their degree at an accredited college or university. Special consideration will be given to those needing financial assistance to continue their education.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Community Foundation of Bartholomew County 538 Franklin Street P.O. Box 1547 Columbus, IN 47202

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Vocations Scholarship Funds $2,500 June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be males studying with ecclesiastical approval at a major seminary for a diocese or religious institute in the United States, its territories and Canada. The Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship Fund awards scholarships based on financial need, and applicants must provide proof of need. The Bishop Thomas V. Daily Scholarships Fund awards recipients on the basis of merit, and applicants must submit their most recent transcript and two letters of recommendation. Both funds give preference to Knights of Columbus members and their sons, but membership is not required.

How to apply: Applications are available from seminary rectors and diocesan vocations directors starting in February.

Knights of Columbus Department of Scholarships 1 Columbus Plaza New Haven, CT 06510-3326

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
CCA Christian Cheer Nationals Varies February 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school, participate in Christian Cheerleaders of America and be nominated by the cheer coach. The student should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement and Christian service.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available online.

Christian Cheerleaders of America P.O. Box 49 Bethania, NC 27010

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Champions for Christ Scholarship Varies November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at a U.S. educational institution. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Champions for Christ Foundation P.O. Box 786 Greenville, SC

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Doris W. Frey Memorial Scholarship Varies February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate commitment to Christian service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, SAT and/or ACT scores, grade transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation 8771 College Parkway Building 2 Suite 201 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship $500 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to a Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana and intend on being involved with music for the church. Selection is based on an essay explaining how the scholarship will be used as well as letters of recommendation from the applicant's music teacher and pastor.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Walker Building 401 S.E. Sixth Street Suite 203 Evansville, IN 47713

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George F. and Asha W. McMillan Scholarship $1,200 December 15

Eligibility: Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit an application detailing their employment history, volunteer experience, extracurricular involvement, academic performance and financial information.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Community Foundation of Henderson County P.O. Box 1108 Hendersonville, NC 28793

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John R. and Jane C. Maddox Family Scholarship Fund Varies March 12

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates living in Blackford County, IN. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Blackford County Community Foundation 121 North High Street Hartford City, IN 47348

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Lewis B. Barber Memorial Scholarship $5,100 February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must intend on pursing a degree in Christian music or Christian education or certification to teach deaf/blind students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation 8771 College Parkway Building 2 Suite 201 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Sanibel Community Church Scholarship Varies February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to Christian faith and financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. Students must submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report, grade transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and an essay explaining their educational goals and aspirations.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation 8771 College Parkway Building 2 Suite 201 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Telios Law Excelsior Scholarship $1,000 January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or recent graduates who are Colorado residents. Students must be enrolling full-time as freshmen or sophomores at a college or university that emphasizes Christian faith.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Telios Law PLLC P.O. Box 3488 Monument, CO 80132

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The First Christian Church of Glendale Scholarship $1,000 March 2

Eligibility: Applicants must have resided in the Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, Verdugo City, Sunland or Tujunga area for a minimum of 13 years. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must submit an essay explaining their belief in Jesus Christ and their view on what it means to be an American.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Community Foundation of the Verdugos 111 East Broadway Suite 200 Glendale, CA 91205

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Fadel Educational Foundation Annual Award Program Up to $3,500 May 29

Eligibility: Applicants must be non-incarcerated students pursuing higher education. Selection is based on need and merit. Applicants should provide application forms, two teacher recommendation forms, one masjid official recommendation letter and financial need reports.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fadel Educational Foundation P.O. Box 212135 Augusta, GA 30917-2135

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ISF National Scholarship Program $3,000-$10,000 March 21

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted by or attend a top-ranked four-year college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies. They must be practicing Muslims and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have college junior standing or higher and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants should be active members of their communities. Selection is based on academic record, school and extracurricular activities, extenuating circumstances and a personal interview.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Islamic Scholarship Fund 1935 Addison Street Suite A Berkeley, CA 94704

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Albert Strickler Memorial Fund Up to $5,000 May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical or osteopathic school and demonstrate a significant need for financial aid. Students must be preferably of the Jewish faith.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community Services Building 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation Scholarship Fund Varies March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating Jewish high school seniors. Students must demonstrate strong academics, leadership potential and financial need. Applicants' parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma counties.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Loan $1,000-$6,000 July 6

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Applicants must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a guarantor/co-signer application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building 2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115

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Bernard B. & Mary L. Brusin Scholarship $4,000-$5,000 January 15 (application deadline); March 1 (FAFSA deadline)

Eligibility: Applicants must provide transcripts and standardized test scores. Students must also submit FAFSA form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Zeitgeist Arts Building 222 East Superior Street Suite 302 Duluth, MN 55802

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Brandenburg Education Fund $1,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish high school seniors or undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited four-year institution. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and a dedication to a specific field of study. Applicants' parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma counties.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must registered and active members of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew who have received the Eagle Scout award. They must be active members of a synagogue and have received their Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblems. Students must be high school seniors and demonstrate good citizenship and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation, essays and a self-addressed stamped postcard are required.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane - S342 P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards $36,000 January 8

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish teens, U.S. residents and between 13 and 19 years old. Two references and an application form are required. Teens' projects can help either the Jewish community or the general community as long as they have not been remunerated for their services. Teens may be nominated by any community member who knows the importance of their project — except family members — or may also nominate themselves.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Helen Diller Family Foundation 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Elaine and Barry Gilbert College Scholarship Fund $3,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish high school seniors who plan to attend a University of California campus. Students must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate Jewish involvement and financial need. Applicants' parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma counties.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Fellowship in Jewish Studies $10,000 November 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be knowledgeable of and able to formulate a project with Jewish specialization.

How to apply: Students may request an application by written request only, via mail or email, with a brief description of the project included.

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture 50 Broadway, 34th Floor New York, NY 10004

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Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at an accredited high school or college freshmen if their Eagle Scout board of review was held the same year of their high school graduation. Students must be a current registered and active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew and an active member of a synagogue. Applicants must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem and must show practical citizenship in their school, Scouting unit, synagogue and community.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, one Scouting recommendation letter and one religious leader recommendation letter are required.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane - S342 P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Gail Karp Orgell Scholarship $2,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish female students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program in California, demonstrate financial need and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide proof of practicing tzedakah and tikkun olam and have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants must have a proven record for high academic performance, true leadership and active athletic participation to be considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund $6,800 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. Preference is given to immigrants and students enrolled in a professional school. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund $2,000-$8,000 May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be women, preferably Jewish, who wish to pursue a graduate degree. Students must have a hometown or attend school in the greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community Services Building 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund $500-$5,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents and permanent and legal residents of Los Angeles county. Students must also plan to attend full-time an approved U.S. college or vocational school and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA. Selection is based primarily on financial need as well as Jewish community involvement and community service.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Vocational Service Southern California 6505 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90048

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JVS Chicago Scholarships for Jewish college and graduate students $1,000-$8,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish. Students must have been born and raised in the metropolitan Chicago area, including Lake County, Indiana or have one year of continuous employment in the metropolitan Chicago area. Applicants must intend to remain in the Chicago area after graduating. Students must be entering an accredited college or university full-time with a major in a helping profession. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of their program. Students must have financial need and show promise in their field.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Vocational Service Chicago 216 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60606

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Marvin Anmuth Scholarship Fund $5,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students majoring in electrical engineering, be enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary institution and/or graduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate a strong community-oriented mentality, provide proof of practicing tzedakah and tikkun olam and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be registered for a minimum of 12 course units per quarter or semester, be from San Francisco, the Peninsula, Sunnyvale, North, Sonoma and Marin Counties.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Moris J. and Betty Kaplun Essay Contest $750-$1,800 March 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12. Grades 7 through 9 are level one, and grades 10 through 12 are level two. Applicants must submit essays on Jewish-related topics listed on the website, and essays must be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of 250 words. Level one essays may not be more than 1,000 words. Level two essays may not be more than 1,500 words. A recent level one topic has been, "What person of importance to the Jewish people, past or present, would you like to meet and why?" A recent level two topic has been, "Antisemitism plagues all Jews regardless of religious adherence. How do you see yourself reacting to it?"

How to apply: Essays must be submitted by mail.

Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest Committee P.O. Box 234428 Great Neck, NY 11023

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Nathan J. and Virginia H. Friedman College Scholarship Fund $5,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program and demonstrate financial need. Students must provide two letters of recommendation, submit a personal essay using 1,000 words and have parents who are permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Alameda, Sonoma or Marin Counties.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior at an accredited high school or college freshman if their Eagle Scout board of review was held the same year of their high school graduation. Students must be a current registered and active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew and must be an active member of a synagogue. Applicants must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem and must show practical citizenship in their school, Scouting unit, synagogue and community.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, one Scouting recommendation letter, one religious leader recommendation letter and a copy of the FAFSA are required.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane - S342 P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship $5,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student, be enrolled at an accredited art or post-secondary institution and have gay or lesbian parent(s). Students must demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident of the greater San Francisco Bay area if pursuing a master's degree and/or have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay area if pursuing a bachelor's degree. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong community-oriented mentality and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Jewish Studies Scholarship Fund to Teach the Holocaust $3,200 July 6

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and legal and permanent residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years. A commitment and meaningful connection to the Jewish community is desirable. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building 2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115

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S.F. Humanities Inc.: Leo Hills Scholarship Fund $1,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate students, demonstrate financial need and be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited college, university, art or music institution. Students must demonstrate high academic performance in fine arts, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words and preferably be a graduating high school senior from Jewish Community High School, Kehillah Jewish High School, Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy or public school dedicated to arts programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund $2,000-$5,000 May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must live in the greater Philadelphia region and be of the Jewish faith. Students must be enrolled in an accredited local law or medical school and demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community Services Building 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Shirley and Robert Raymer College Scholarship Fund $10,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish high school students in their senior year, be accepted to a highly competitive four-year post-secondary education and be residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Students must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a proven track record for high academic performance and active participation in the Jewish community.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund $5,000 March 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students, demonstrate an interest in using reading to inspire underserved children to attend college and major in library science, English literature or other related fields. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have parents who are permanent residents of the San Francisco Bay area if they're an undergraduate degree seeker or be a permanent resident of the San Francisco Bay area if they're a graduate degree seeker. Students must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words, demonstrate financial need and provide two letters of recommendation.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund 121 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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Vivienne Camp College Scholarship $500-$1,500 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building 2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115

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Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and at least 21 years of age. They must also have had an interruption in education of two years or more since graduating from high school. There are four scholarships awarded with individual criteria including for women of color; for women studying for ELCA service abroad; graduate students preparing for careers in Christian service and for undergraduate, graduate, professional or vocational study.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 8765 W. Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631

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Dr. Earl Blemker Memorial Scholarship $3,000 February 26

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Greenwood Community High School who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited institution, are candidates for academic honors and practice the Methodist faith. Selection is based on financial need and the strength of the overall application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Johnson County Community Foundation P.O. Box 217 Franklin, IN 46131

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United Methodist General Scholarship $500-$2,000 March 24

Eligibility: Applicants must be active, full members of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying, be admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college or university and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students. Supporting documents are due by May 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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Women in United Methodist History Writing Award $500 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must submit completed, original manuscripts no longer than 20 double-spaced, typewritten pages with footnotes and bibliography about the history of women in the United Methodist Church or its antecedents.

How to apply: Send manuscript to the General Secretary at the address listed.

General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church P.O. Box 127 36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 07940

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HPC Blackwell & Associates Education Endowed Scholarship $3,000 February 26

Eligibility: Applicants must be members or dependents of members of Hopewell Presbyterian church who are graduating seniors, past graduates or those who obtained a GED and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited institution or Hanover College. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and plan to study education.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Johnson County Community Foundation P.O. Box 217 Franklin, IN 46131

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National Presbyterian College Scholarship Up to $1,500 May 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and high school seniors planning to attend a participating college related to PCUSA. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and take the SAT or ACT exam no later than December 15 of their senior year in high school. Applicants must have recommendations from both their church pastors and high school guidance counselors.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Presbyterian Church (USA) 100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 40202

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Native American Education Grant Up to $1,500 May 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are high school graduates or G.E.D. recipients and demonstrate financial need and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must present proof of tribal membership, and preference will be given to active members of the Presbyterian Church. Students are selected based on the availability of funds and best match to donor restrictions. The deadline for students applying to renew the grant is May 1. Awards for new students will be offered on a funds available basis after May 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Presbyterian Church (USA) 100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 40202

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Presbyterian Church USA Student Opportunity Scholarships Up to $2,000 May 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have completed their first year of college. They must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in education, health service/science, religious studies, sacred music or social service/sciences. Financial need is required. Preference is given to members of racial and ethnic minorities.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail or email.

Presbyterian Church (USA) 100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 40202

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Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Seminary Studies Varies January 31

Eligibility: Students must be attending a graduate school of theology.

How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships 827 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96813

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John Sarrin Scholarship Varies January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to the Society of Friends. They must be committed to staying drug and alcohol free, and they must agree to never join the armed forces of any country. Students must possess good moral character in order to receive and keep the scholarship.

How to apply: Applications are available by written request.

United Society of Friends Women Inc. Attn.: Dinah Geiger Clerk, John Sarrin Scholarship Fund 2757 S. CR 1050 E. Indianapolis, IN 46231

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Otto M. Stanfield Legal Scholarship Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants should be planning to attend or currently attending law school at the graduate level. The award is based on activity with Unitarian Universalism and financial need. Applicants should submit transcripts and recommendations.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Unitarian Universalist Association 24 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210

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Stanfield and D'Orlando Art Scholarship Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be preparing for a career in fine arts which includes painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, recommendations, slide portfolios and a list of works.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Unitarian Universalist Association 24 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210

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UCC Seminarian Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a United Church of Christ congregation for at least one year prior to receipt of the scholarship. They must be currently enrolled in an ATS accredited seminary in a course of study to become an ordained minister, and they must maintain at least a B average to receive and keep the scholarship. Applicants should be able to show that they have demonstrated leadership abilities in a church or academic environment. Students must also agree to serve the United Church of Christ or one of its partners after the completion of their studies.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

United Church of Christ Pat Lyden, Associate Director Grant and Scholarship Administration 700 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

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Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship $3,000 January 22

Eligibility: Applicants must identify how they achieved success while overcoming difficult circumstances.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Knox County Community Foundation Old National Bank Building 20 North Third Street Suite 301 Vincennes, IN 47591

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Allan Jerome Burry Scholarship $1,000 March 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be college undergraduates who show evidence of financial need, leadership qualities, academic excellence and church participation. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have been active members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years and be nominated by the campus chaplain or minister.

How to apply: Applications are available from campus ministers or chaplains.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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HANA Scholarship $1,000-$3,000 March 24

Eligibility: Applicants must be in at least their junior year of college or in graduate school, and they must have at least a 2.85 GPA. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Students must plan to take on leadership roles in their church and ethnic communities.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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Maxwell United Methodist Memorial Scholarship of Hancock County $1,000 February 7

Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Hancock County, Indiana. Students must be active members of a United Methodist church throughout school and/or adulthood. Applicants most have at least a 2.95 grade point average and plan to pursue either a two-year or four-year degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Hancock County Community Foundation 312 East Main Street Greenfield, IN 46140

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Petersburg First United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship $1,200 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Pike Central High School who are members of Petersburg First United Methodist Church. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be planning to pursue a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited university, college, junior college or vocational school. Applicants must submit a written essay and an official grade transcript. Students receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, 21st Century Scholarship or a similar full-tuition scholarship are not eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Pike County Community Foundation 714 Main Street P.O. Box 587 Petersburg, IN 47567

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Priscilla R. Morton Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be active, full members of the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited institution working towards a degree full-time. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate, graduate or professional study. Applicants should provide application forms, transcripts, references, membership proof and essays. Applicant should prove financial need. Preference is given to students who enroll at a United Methodist-related college, university, seminary or theological school.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship $1,000 March 5

Eligibility: Applicants must have been full, active members and leaders in the United Methodist Church for at least three years. They must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or members of the Central Conferences. Students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay and three letters of recommendation are required.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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United Methodist General Scholarship $500-$2,000 March 24

Eligibility: Applicants must be active, full members of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying, be admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college or university and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students. Supporting documents are due by May 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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Women in United Methodist History Writing Award $500 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must submit completed, original manuscripts no longer than 20 double-spaced, typewritten pages with footnotes and bibliography about the history of women in the United Methodist Church or its antecedents.

How to apply: Send manuscript to the General Secretary at the address listed.

General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church P.O. Box 127 36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 07940

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