Outside Funding Opportunities

General Scholarships

Scholarships are listed alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization. Unless otherwise noted, please submit applications for funding directly to the sponsoring organization.

All-Ink.com Scholarship Program

Applicants for the All-Ink.com Scholarship must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited college or university. Students must be high school seniors, college students, or graduate students. To be considered, a student must have a 2.5 GPA or better, must complete an online application, and write two 50- to 200-word essays about what they hope to accomplish after they complete their college degree and about who their greatest influence has been.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

The Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) is committed to the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. The three ways in which the EAF carries out its mission are through academic scholarships, fellowships, and community assistance awards:

American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center makes available fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to offer a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and the Archaeological Institute of America Societies. Scholarships and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database

The Human Rights Campaign provides a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit the HRC website for more information.

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowship

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

The International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons offers a Student Ministry Scholarship, available to students enrolled in a master of divinity program. Awards are usually for $1,000 for the academic year and must be used toward tuition. More specific application criteria can be found on the website.

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (Unitarian Universalist)

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (of up to $2500) are awarded yearly to seminary students aspiring to the Unitarian Universalist parish or religious education ministry by a committee of the Community Church of New York. To obtain application materials, contact the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, New York, New York 10016. Phone: 212.683.4988; email: info@ccny.org.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in collaboration with Georgetown University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is now accepting applications from highly qualified seminary students for a groundbreaking fellowship opportunity called FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics).

New England Women Ministers Association

The New England Women Ministers Association is sponsoring The Rev. Gretchen Hall Scholarship. Applicants must be women who are permanent residents of one of the New England states, and who are currently studying, or have been accepted to study, at a New England seminary. Applicants must be planning to begin, or continue, a ministry in New England. Eligibility for ordination is not a requirement. The scholarship is $300.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is a two-year graduate fellowship that provides half-tuition, a $20,000 annual stipend, and co-curricular enrichment. More information, including application materials, can be found on the Paul and Daisy Soros website.

Paulist Center

The Paulist Center has a commitment to support lay students in the Boston area who are pursuing graduate theological and pastoral study for ministry in the Church. The Paulist Center offers a grant of $700-$1,000 to an active Roman Catholic lay student. The grant is to be applied to tuition for a first-level graduate theological and pastoral degree program (MDiv, MTS, MA in pastoral ministry, or equivalent).

Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship

The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church is offering a two-year Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship to graduating seniors for 2010-12. For further information please visit the website.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students of merit. It provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Roothbert Fund

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of the Fund is its scholarships program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

Supreme Council, Freemasons

The Supreme Council, Freemasons, offers the Shepherd Scholarships of $1,500 per year toward tuition costs. Scholarships are for a maximum of four years, or upon earning a degree if that be sooner, and are offered by the Supreme Council each year to U.S. citizens only, who are studying in accredited schools within the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

The USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships program awards renewable scholarships to students with financial need. Full-time students are eligible for $1,500 awards, and half-time undergraduate students may qualify for $750 awards. Up to 50% of the scholarships will be targeted to students who, in addition to demonstrating financial need, are members of an ethnic-minority group or are physically disabled.