American Indian Scholarships in Society
Presbyterian Church (USA): The Presbyterian Mission Agency provides scholarships to up to 120 college students per year. Eligible applicants will be PCUSA church members seeking a first associates or bachelors degree, attending an accredited college or university in the United States full-time in 2020-21. The basic scholarship award is $4,000, up to need, and if need remains after the scholarship is awarded, students may be considered for additional supplemental aid, including:
- $2,000 Supplemental award for People of Color
- $2,000 Supplemental award for students who are the first in their family to attend college
- $2,000 Supplemental award for students who represent the 10% neediest students selected for award based on remaining need and expected family contribution
- For scholarship info: presbyterianmission.org
- Deadline: May 15
The IOKDS offers $1000 scholarships to Native Americans. There is no restriction as
to tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantity. However, the student must provide
a tribal registration number and fulfill other requirements. The scholarships are
given for technical, vocational or college studies, but not granted for
schooling beyond a bachelor's degree.
For scholarship info: IOKDS Native American Scholarships
The United Church of Christ's Scholarship and Grant award system provides broad support, increased access and ease of use to a large, diverse pool of qualified candidates.
Deadline: All online Scholarship application forms open on December 1 each year and close on March 1 of the following year at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Scholarships are processed for use in the fall. The online application form for The Genesis Fund, a program grant, opens on December 1 each year and closes on March 15 of the following year at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
awards a $2,500 scholarship for the undergraduate study of religion journalism or
mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist
for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.
The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including electronic and print journalism.
One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.
For scholarship info: resourceumc.org
The ELCA provides grants and scholarships to support the ministries of individuals, congregations, synods, partners and companion churches.
For scholarship Info: elca.org
The GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships offers financial aid to United Methodist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Every year, we award an average of $5.5 million to help students in the United States and abroad pursue their dreams through higher education. With this financial aid, GBHEM is opening pathways for students of all backgrounds to earn their degrees and serve as the next generation of leaders for the church and the world.
For scholarship info: gbhem.org
The purpose of the Scholarship for Lutheran laywomen is to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry.
Women of color leaders: The Amelia Kemp Scholarship provides assistance to ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study.
For information about the Kemp scholarship and other scholarships offered through ELCA visit: womenoftheelca.org
The $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowships in religious journalism are offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church.
The grant will assist one United Methodist student in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.
For scholarship info: resourceumc.org
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.
For more info about the fellowship, visit pickeringfellowship.org