Presbyterian Scholarships for Christians

Many Presbyterian scholarships for Christians are supported by wealthy Presbyterian families within the church who wish to give Presbyterian youth the opportunity for a higher education or to help prepare Presbyterian youth for a specific field of study.

Many Presbyterian college scholarships for Christians ask that you prove financial need, show academic achievement, and demonstrate involvement in faith-based programs that are associated with the Presbyterian Church. Some are designated for specific locations or schools while others are general scholarships designed to be used at a wide variety of institutions.

Documented Presbyterian history started around 500 years ago in the 16th century when John Calvin reformed the earlier ways of Presbyterian thinking with his “Calvinistic” beliefs. Today, the USA Presbyterian Church population tops 2.3 million members, includes more than 10,000 churches and has more than 14,000 ordained ministers. It is still growing larger every day.


A main source of college Presbyterian college Scholarships for Christian students are provided by The Presbyterian Church U.S.A.  Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the  Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has approximately 2.3 million members and more than 10,000 congregations with 14,000 ordained and active ministers serving their congregations. Here are the main ones.

Bible Grant scholarship for Presbyterian’s
*Restricted to Presbyterian related secondary schools, colleges and universities. The whole purpose of the program is to provide funding for new programs in teaching the Bible
*Up to $500 – $10,000 in scholarship awards
*The application’s will be available in October 2009 for 2010 applications

Native American Education Grants for Presbyterian’s
This Presbyterian college scholarship is for Alaska Natives and Native Americans studying full-time post-secondary education.
*Must be a member of a Native American or Alaska Native tribe
*Full-time student at an accredited college/university in the US
*2.5 cumulative GPA
*Preference given to students demonstrating Financial Need
*Scholarship amounts $500-$1,500
*Deadline June 15th of every year

Student Opportunity Presbyterian Scholarship
*Must be a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
*Have completed second year of college
* Preference given to racial ethnic students in order to promote diversity
*Full time student at an accredited college or university in the US
*2.5 GPA or greater
*Studying for a bachelor degree with emphasis on PC(USA) in the following fields of study: Education – Health Service/Science – Religious studies -Sacred Music –
Social Service/Sciences –
*Must prove financial need
*Scholarship range $200 — $3,000.00
*Application deadline is June 15, 2009

Samuel Robinson Presbyterian Church Scholarship
*Strictly reserved for undergraduate junior and senior students who are enrolled full-time in a college or universitiy related to the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
*This is an essay scholarship written on a selected topic
*applicants must successfully recite the answers to the Westminster Shorter Catechism
*Must be members of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
*April 1, 2009 application deadline

National Presbyterian College Scholarship
*Applicants must be active, participating members of USA Presbyterian Churches
*Applicants must prove financial need
*Applicants must submit SAT/ACT scores
*Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from their pastors and their high school counselors
*Applicants must complete biographical questionnaires
*Applicants must have maintained a GPA of 3.0
*Application deadline is November 15

For more information about these scholarships, call 1-800-960-7583

Baell Presbyterian Scholarships
*Applicants must be female, active, participating members of USA Presbyterian Churches
*Applicants must be enrolled as full-time art majors
*Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia
*Applicants must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better
*Applicants must demonstrate financial need
*Scholarships amounts vary but top at $5000
*Application deadline is June 15, 2009

For more information about these scholarships, call 1-888-728-7228, ext. 5735

Children of Missionaries Presbyterian Scholarships
These scholarships are intended to provide assistance to the children of USA Presbyterian Church Missionaries (those working outside of the United States) who want to return to the United States to obtain their 1st college degree
*Applicants must be dependant children of USA Presbyterian Church Missionaries who are working outside of the United States
*Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a USA Presbyterian College
*Applicants must have maintained a 2.5 GPA
*Applicants must be active, participating members of a Presbyterian Church
*Scholarship amounts vary but top at $1500

For more information about these scholarships, call 1-888-728-7228, ext. 5735

Other Popular Presbyterian Scholarships for Christians

The First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Program
Most of their scholarships are bestowed based on need and academic performance. The First Presbyterian Church scholarship program is made up of (7) principal funds which main purpose is to administer Christian scholarships for Presbyterian’s based on a variety of criteria.

Tusculum College Presbyterian scholarships for Christians
These scholarships provide financial support for young people & adults too, of the Presbyterian churches regionally who attend classes at Tusculum College.

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