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Many religious organizations are well-known for their active place in giving back to their community and helping those in need. Religion is also a big part of many students’ lives — whether they’re Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist. So, it’s no surprise that many churches, religious groups, and colleges offer scholarships based on religious affiliation or spirituality. Start your search for a religion scholarship here in our directory, and apply online today!

Allan J. Burry Scholarship

The Allan J. Burry Scholarship is available for undergraduates (incoming freshmen NOT eligible) who have been a member of the UMC for at least three years. Applicants should be active leaders in a United Methodist-related campus ministry and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The application will require a specific nomination from the United Methodist campus minister.

Total: $1000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship

The Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship is designated for undergraduates with at least three years of membership?in the UMC. Applicants should be very active in UMC leadership and have minimum 3.0 GPA.

Total: $1000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

Miriam Hoffman Scholarship

The Miriam Hoffman Scholarship is designated for any grade level student pursuing a vocational career in music education or music ministry. Applicants must have at least one year of membership in the UMC and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Total: $1000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship

The Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship is designated for African American female students and preference will be given to orphans. Applicants must be full, active members of the UMC for at least one year and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference will also be given to students enrolled in one of the UMC’s historically black colleges/universities.

Total: $500

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

HANA Scholars

The HANA Scholars is designated for persons of Hispanic, Asian and/or Native American ethnicity who are in their junior year of undergraduate study or higher, including up to the doctorate level. Applicants must have at least three years of membership in the UMC and a minimum 2.85 GPA.

Total: $3000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

Ethnic Scholarship

The Ethnic Scholarship is designated for racial-ethnic minority undergraduates who have been a member of the UMC for at least one year and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Total: $900

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 05

Religious Liberty Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all U.S. high school students who are members of the classes of 2015 and 2016. Students must submit an 800- to 1,200-word essay on a topic related to religious liberty.

Total: $1084

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 08

Ircel Harrison Theological Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to pursue or are currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral program in theology (or a related field). Students must have Tennessee connections through birth, residence, college education, or a desire to serve in the state; and must be a member of a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated congregation or demonstrate support to state and/or national CBF programs, ministries, or missions.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 15

Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Muslim American high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must also demonstrate leadership experience and volunteer service.

Total: $1000

Awards: 20

Deadline: March 15

CBFSC Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing theological studies at the master’s or doctoral levels. Students must have an affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and attend a CBFSC partner institution.

Total: $600

Awards: 18

Deadline: March 15

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