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The term ‘Christian college’ refers to any postsecondary, degree-granting institution that integrates biblical teachings and Christian philosophy into the curricula. A large number of Christian colleges are concentrated in one particular denomination ― such as Jesuit, Presbyterian, or Lutheran, as well as Catholic ― while others are considered non-denominational. Unlike secular schools ― which only provide a Christ-centered education to students pursuing degrees in Christianity-related fields ― Christian colleges require all students to complete degree requirements related to the school’s religious faith.

Rank School Name Relative Cost Location Description
1 Liberty University 4/5 Lynchburg, VA

As one of the world's largest Christian universities, Liberty Online prides itself on its vast selection of degree programs that cover a diversity of fields, including aeronautics, business, criminal justice and education. Distance students are supported academically and spiritually through a writing center, 24/7 virtual tutoring and online ministries.

Blackboard hosts Liberty's virtual learning ecosystem, and a new student orientation is provided to acclimate students who are new to distance learning.

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2 Bethel University 3/5 McKenzie, TN

Bethel University’s Success Undergraduate Degree Program is designed for adults over 23 years of age with a high school diploma or GED and at least 3 years of work experience. Bethel caters to busy adults in need of flexibility to complete a college degree.

At Bethel there are no SAT or ACT requirements for admission, and all admitted online students receive a laptop or tablet to facilitate class participation. Programs include Organizational Management, Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Management and General Studies.

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3 University of Findlay 4/5 Findlay, OH

The University of Findlay offers online programs guided by the same instructors responsible for teaching on-campus courses. The Findlay faculty are known for their original research, textbook authorship and professional organization leadership. Blackboard hosts the virtual environment at Findlay, known as UF Online.

For undergraduates, Findlay offers a degree completion program in business management, with tracks in Health Care Management, Business Management, Environmental Safety & Health and Emergency Operations. Applicants must have at least 61 transferable credit hours at a C level.

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4 Indiana Wesleyan University 4/5 Marion, IN

With Education Centers and Learning Sites scattered throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, IWU Online is an ideal option for distance learners wanting access to a physical campus. With over 80 programs offered at undergraduate, graduate and certificate levels, there should be an online option that caters to everyone's interests.

As a faith-based university, IWU offers Christ-centered spiritual support for all its students through access to online forums to post prayer concerns and access e-devotionals.

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5 Southeastern University 3/5 Lakeland, FL

Southeastern University offers a student focused community in a Christ-centered environment. The school offers degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, Ministry, Nursing, Education and Behavioral & Social Sciences through the Moodle learning management system. A mandatory online student orientation is in place to help students acclimate to the quirks of a virtual education.

The cost per credit hour is typically around $390, but may vary between programs. Each program requires the completion of General Education Requirements in addition to specialized studies related to each major. Most programs also offer a healthy choice of electives.

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6 Azusa Pacific University 5/5 Azusa, CA

Students wanting an education strongly centered in Christian values will want to explore the degree offerings at APU. "God First Since 1899" is the motto driving the staff and faculty, and it is evidenced in their many services, including a live chapel feed. The school offers a variety of programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's levels.

The completion time for each degree varies; for instance, the B.A. in Applied Studies requires about 10 months to complete, while a B.A. in Clinical Psychology requires 2-4 years.

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7 Mississippi College 3/5 Clinton, MS

Like so many Christian colleges, Ecclesia College’s students are presented with an academic experience that is biblically informed and that places an emphasis on becoming upright and moral citizens, not just excellent students or successful graduates.

The college reports that online students have been proven in studies to perform better academically than on-campus learners. Online, Ecclessia College students can earn a Master of Christian Leadership, Bachelor of Christian Leadership, Bachelor of Biblical Studies or Associate of Biblical Studies. Classes are held in two sessions each quarter, and the average course is six weeks in length.

Tuition at Ecclesia is competitively low, at only $799 per class. Students in Arkansas are eligible for a scholarship of up to $2,000 per year, and there are many more opportunities for Arkansas students, out-of-state students and international students.

The learning management system in place at Ecclesia, Moodle, makes online learning accessible and interactive. Students can access pre-recorded lectures, PDF and Powerpoint presentations, and participate in focused discussions with peers and instructors online. Students also have a dedicated school email, and access to Moodle’s peripheral functions, as well as wiki tutorials and Microsoft Office.

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8 Anderson University 4/5 Anderson, SC

The Moodle-based virtual environment at Anderson offers 14 undergraduate degrees and 6 graduate degrees in both fully online and hybrid formats. The school offers a number of unique services to students, including prayer request forums and textbook delivery. Federal aid is available for all online students.

Degree programs are hosted in areas such as Health, Human Services, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Liberal Studies.

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9 Concordia University-Wisconsin 4/5 Meguon, WI

The largest Lutheran university in the United States, Concordia offers undergraduate programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Healthcare Management, Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management and Business Management. As a school dedicated to providing a personal and spiritual experience, each online student is assigned a support specialist to act as a personal distance learning guide.

Sample courses are available to demonstrate to interested applicants the immense possibilities of online learning powered by the ANGEL LMS.

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10 California Baptist University 4/5 Riverside, CA

California Baptist University (CBU) offers one of the broadest catalogs of online majors powered by the very popular Blackboard LMS. Accelerated programs are available for those wanting to complete unfinished degrees as quickly as possible. The school provides a number of additional resources to online students, including a career center, virtual tutoring and live online support.

Available bachelor's degrees span a wide range of areas: Accounting, Business, Christian Ministries, Communications, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Studies, Graphic Design, Kinesiology, Marketing, Nursing, Public Administration, Public Health and Sociology, to name a few.

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11 Palm Beach Atlantic University 4/5 West Palm Beach, FL

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a leading Florida Christian University, is actively engaged in faculty and student research. PBA online undergraduate offerings are in Ministry, Organizational Management and Psychology. The virtual classroom is powered by the eCollege LMS.

Time required to complete an online degree at PBA can range from 1 year and 4 months to 2 years and 10 months. Enrollment is in August, January and May.

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12 Campbellsville University 4/5 Campbellsville, KY

Campbellsville offers bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management and Criminal Justice. They also host a number of degrees at the associate and master's level. Over 90% of students receive financial aid, including those pursuing degrees online.

Moodle runs the virtual learning environment for CU, and the school relies on a variety of other online resources, such as the Smarthinking online tutoring service.

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13 Ohio Christian University 3/5 Circleville, OH

Ohio Christian University (OCU) employs an asynchronous format, allowing students to log in at any time to access course material. The school recently made a change to their learning management provider, switching to the Edvance360 system to provide advantages such as ePortfolios, group discussion boards and social media integration. Available subjects include Business, Criminal Justice, Ministry, Nursing, Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling.

OCU carries a favorable student to faculty ratio of 15:1. Credit for prior learning is available for all online programs.

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14 Olivet Nazarene University 4/5 Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University offers undergraduate programs in Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Nursing. Degrees are typically competed in two years or less. Olivet Nazarene allows for program payment in-full or by monthly installments. Up-front payment provides enrolled students with a partial discount.

Starting dates begin in March and every six weeks thereafter. Online class meetings occur weekly.

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The terms ‘Christian college’ and ‘bible college’ are often used interchangeably, but these institutions are actually distinct from one another.

Also known as ‘seminaries’, bible colleges prepare students for careers in Christian ministry, divinity, or theology. These professional roles include pastors, reverends, and other church leaders, as well as youth leaders and missionaries. The curricula at bible colleges is often rooted in Old and New Testament doctrine, biblical languages, and vocational training; little to no liberal arts coursework is offered. A large number of bible colleges are not accredited, and academic programs are limited to undergraduate (associate and bachelor’s) degrees. Denominational bible colleges often vary in terms of instructional tone, depending on the school’s specific Christian faith; some identify as ‘liberal’ or ‘charismatic’, while others are considered ‘evangelical’ or ‘fundamentalist’. Bible colleges may restrict or prohibit certain on-campus activities, such as drinking and male-and-female comingling at night.

In contrast, Christian colleges provide degree tracks that integrate Christian faith and liberal arts studies. They typically offer undergraduate and graduate (master’s and Ph.D.) programs, and typically receive regional, national, and/or programmatic accreditation (see section on accreditation below for more information). Unlike their bible college counterparts ― who seek an exclusively Christian education ― Christian college students generally seek a standard educational pathway that includes elements of Christianity, such as theology and religious philosophy. Campus culture is typically less strict for Christian colleges, though many require students to sign commitment forms pledging to refrain from certain behaviors while they are enrolled.

The ideal student enrolled at a Christian college has a Christian background, as well as an interest in math, science, and liberal arts coursework. They are usually pursuing degrees that will enable them to work in fields outside theology and Christian ministry. Some are lifelong Christians, while others choose to attend a Christian college after reconnecting with their faith.

However, Christian colleges are not for everyone. Students who aspire toward careers in theology, divinity, or ministry should consider bible colleges because their curricula are more heavily concentrated in these fields. Students who prefer a more restricted campus and less exposure to non-Christian coursework should also consider bible colleges, as well.


In most cases, students do not need to be Christians in order to attend a Christian college or university. In fact, many Christian institutions encourage non-Christian students to apply because they value campus diversity and open student dialogue between men and women of different faiths.

However, it’s important to note that all students at a given Christian institution will be required to complete the same amount of faith-related coursework, regardless of their religious background. Additionally, institutions with stricter admissions guidelines reserve the right to turn down non-Christian applicants. Prospective non-Christian students should contact admissions officers at all Christian schools they are interested in attending to learn more about student requirements, as well as curfews, campus dress codes, and other rules that may set these institutions apart from secular colleges and universities.

Online degree programs at Christian colleges typically integrate biblical teachings and Christian philosophy into the curricula to the same degree as brick-and-mortar programs. At many schools, the online and on-campus degree pathways will share the same curriculum and faith-based coursework requirements. Additionally, online professors and faculty members must sign the same ‘commitment to faith’ forms as on-campus personnel; many Christian colleges employ faculty members that divide their time between distance learners and brick-and-mortar students. A growing number of online Christian degree programs utilize technology that allows students to connect with one another and plan face-to-face meetings.

Many on-campus Christian college programs require students to attend church at least once per week. Online programs may hold the same attendance requirements, but in some cases, distance learners will not need to attend church regularly (but may still do so if they choose). Online programs often include capstone experiences related to Christian ministry and faith-based service; students will need to seek approval from school faculty members, and will usually be responsible for coordinating service projects with churches, shelters, community centers, and other local resources.


Many students at Christian colleges participate in mission trips and/or gap years while enrolled in online degree programs. A select number of institutions require students to complete some sort of intensive ministry project, often in a rural area or overseas; even when not required, the vast majority of Christian colleges offer these opportunities to students on a regular basis.

A mission trip is defined as a short-term ministry project; most last between one week and two months. Some mission trips are entirely grounded in person-to-person ministry, including youth-oriented programs. Others integrate additional work, such as housing construction, ESL training, and/or medical training. Many Christian colleges allow students to pay for ‘all-inclusive’ mission trips, which include transportation, housing, and a meal stipend in exchange for a flat price rate.

Gap year programs (as the name implies) typically span between nine months and one year. Gap year projects almost always take place in another country, and involve a wide range of programs and activities for local community members. Because the time commitment is so long, many gap years include regular coursework requirements for students to complete while they are living overseas. Some schools will coordinate gap years for students, but in some cases students will be responsible for arranging their housing and transportation.

Mission trips and gap years can be highly beneficial for students. They expose young men and women to everyday living and working conditions in that particular country, allowing students to experience a different culture up-close. Service projects also boost the student’s career standing, particularly if they are planning to pursue jobs in ministry or theology.

The curricular requirements of a Christian degree program will vary from school to school. Generally speaking, these institutions offer programs that integrate biblical teachings and Christian philosophy into an otherwise secular curriculum. The next section will provide an in-depth look at what students should expect to learn while attending a Christian college.


Christian colleges and universities will vary in terms of course selection, but some areas of study are widely available at Christian schools across the country. These courses include the following:

Old Testament Studies

This course delves into early biblical history, beginning with the creation of the world as laid out in the Book of Genesis. Students learn how Old Testament doctrine has influenced laws and ethics throughout the world, as well as key differences between these 46 books and the Christ-centered New Testament.

New Testament Studies

Beginning with the birth of Jesus Christ, the New Testament chronicles the life and death of Jesus, followed by the creation of the modern Christian church. Students will examine similarities and differences between the strict Christian laws of the Old Testament and the newer, more progressive message of the New Testament.

Introduction to Theology

Theology is defined as the ‘study of God and religious beliefs’. In a Christian context, theology examines the philosophy behind different biblical teachings, as well as the evolution of the Christian faith over the centuries and millennia. Introduction to theology courses equip students with foundational knowledge and skills needed for more advanced theology studies.

World Religions

This course looks at the fundamental differences and similarities between Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and other major faiths found throughout the world. Areas of focus include scriptural comparisons, monotheism vs. polytheism analyses, practices among devout followers, and regions of the world where different religions are most predominant.


Persuasion refers to the various factors that contribute to the development of different religious beliefs, philosophical ideas, attitudes and behaviors. Students will learn how persuasion and reason effectively shape modern Christianity and its various denominations, as well as theological arguments and religious propaganda both within and outside the Christian church.


Modern science has been a hot topic among religious scholars and students for centuries. Historically, many Christian colleges and universities have shied away from teaching certain topics of modern science, such as biological evolution. However, current accreditation standards demand that Christian colleges and universities must offer courses rooted in modern science in order to earn official accreditation, as well as recognition from organizations like the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). According to CCCU, all member schools ‘must offer comprehensive undergraduate curricula rooted in the arts and sciences’.

Students should carefully review the curricular standards of each Christian college and university they are considering. If a school has earned regional, national, and/or programmatic accreditation from a recognized accreditation provider, then that institution offers courses rooted in modern science. If a school has not received accreditation or is accredited by an agency that hasn’t been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), then the student should assume that the institution does not offer many (if any) courses that focus on modern science.

An online program at a Christian college or university will represent significant financial and time investments for any student. For this reason, it is imperative for all students to carefully vet each school on their list of potential degree providers. This section will look at some of the factors that should affect a student’s decision.


Accreditation refers to the standardized vetting procedure that all degree-granting institutions must undergo in order to be officially recognized as educational providers. In order to receive accreditation, a school will be evaluated on the basis of its academic programs, faculty members, campus resources, and student outcomes. This process can take several months ― even up to a year, in some cases.

In the United States, three types of accreditation are awarded. The first is regional accreditation, which is normally reserved for academic institutions with liberal arts and science programs. Six different regional accreditation agencies evaluate schools in different areas of the country. The second type of accreditation is national accreditation, which is typically awarded to technical colleges, vocational schools, and for-profit institutions. A total of 10 national accreditors have earned recognition from the U.S. Department of Education. Although similar by design, regional accreditors adhere to a stricter set of standards than national accreditors. For this reason, many educational experts argue that schools with regional accreditation are academically superior to those that have been nationally accredited.

The third type of accreditation, programmatic accreditation, is reserved for subdivisions of colleges and universities that are devoted to one area of academic study; these include nursing colleges, teacher’s colleges, and business schools. In most cases, programmatic accreditation applies to graduate-level degree programs, although some specialized associate and bachelor’s pathways (such as degrees in nursing or psychology) may also receive programmatic accreditation.

According to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), there are three recognized accreditors that evaluate Christian schools: the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation; the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS); and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) Accreditation Commission. CHEA also recognizes the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic (AARTS) Accreditation Commission, which evaluates schools rooted in the Jewish faith. Christian institutions may also be recognized by organizations such as the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), which do not award accreditation but instead award membership to schools based on their academic merits.

In the U.S., accreditation-granting agencies are recognized by two overarching bodies: the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), which is a subdivision of the federal government; and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a non-governmental organization. Neither of these organizations award accreditation on their own; rather, they monitor and evaluate the organizations responsible for providing accreditation. For more information, please visit the full lists of recognized accreditation-granting agencies maintained by the DOE and the CHEA.

Professional organizations can provide a career gateway for college graduates. Membership to these organizations often includes invitations to conferences and networking events, certification and continuing education opportunities, access to online journals and newsletters, and career counseling. Additionally, many professional organizations offer reduced membership rates for current students and recent graduates. Some of the top professional organizations for Christian college degree-holders include the following:

  • Associations for Christians in Student Development: Founded in 1979, the ACSD was formed by the union of two separate bodies: the Christian Association of Deans of Women (CADW) and the Associate of Christian Deans and Advisors of Men (ACDAM). Operating as a gender-neutral organization today, the ACSD hosts a national conference each year, offers a comprehensive online job board, and rewards members with unlimited access to academic journal articles and relevant data surveys.
  • Association of Christian Schools International: The ACSI works with teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to integrate Christian education through specialized tools, technology, and professional development. Services for all grade levels are available, as well as international schools. The ACSI website offers a compendium of information about law and advocacy, continuing education opportunities, and networking events, as well as a full list of educational services and programs.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: The FCA represents Christ-centered athletes in 47 countries across the globe. The fellowship offers camps for sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages, as well as ‘huddles’, or small group bible study programs aimed at coaches and athletes. FCA also provides international travel and fellowship opportunities for members.

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There are hundreds of financial aid opportunities available to today’s Christian students. This final section will look at some of the top scholarships, grants, and other awards aimed at students of faith. Each entry will include the estimated scholarship amount, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and other important details.

Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award (named for a woman who passed away from cystic fibrosis at age 25) is awarded to high school graduates or graduating seniors from Lexington County, South Carolina, with a background in Christian faith and community service. A minimum 3.0 GPA is also required. The rolling deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
Amount: $1,000 per recipient.

Baptist Theological Heritage Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: Each year, hundreds of undergraduate students receive financial support through this scholarship program. Applicants must be entering their first year as associate or bachelor’s degree students, and attendance at a Houston-based school is also required. Candidates must also commit to Sunday church attendance. The rolling deadline for this award is July 15.
Amount: $9,900 per recipient; applications will be closed as soon as 350 recipients have been selected.

Cannon Endowment Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: Established in 1992, this scholarship award is geared toward students who are planning to serve as U.S. military chaplains. Applicants must be members of the United Church of Christ (UCC), Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC), United Methodist, or Presbyterian faith. Additional requirements include enrollment in a Chaplain Candidate program and a cumulative B average. The rolling deadline is March 1.
Amount: Varies by year.

Catholic Financial Life Scholarships

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Who Can Apply: These awards from CFL are aimed at elementary, high school, and college students with a background in the Catholic faith. A service project will be required for the latter two applicant groups. The rolling deadline is March 31; applications become available in the fall of each academic year.

Amount: $200 for elementary scholarships; $500 for high school scholarships; $1,000 and $500 for college scholarships.

Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Who Can Apply: The awards offered through the Claire Booth Luce Program are aimed at female undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are reserved for students attending select Catholic universities; those attending schools with strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs are encouraged to apply. Scholarships and research grants are both available; the rolling deadline is March 14.
Amount: Varies by year and selected award.

Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: First awarded in 2010, this scholarship award is reserved for female high school seniors from the state of Texas. Two to three scholarship recipients are selected each year. The rolling deadline for this award is April 20; applications are available in the fall.
Amount: $5,000 per recipient.

Faith & Education Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award is reserved for students who are attending four-year undergraduate degree programs at accredited liberal arts colleges and universities. Applicants should have a background in the Church of Christ. The rolling deadline is April 12.
Amount: $25,000 per recipient.

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

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Who Can Apply: This fellowship award is open to African-American students who have completed the coursework phase of a doctoral degree program in religion, theology, or biblical studies. Those who are in the dissertation stage, or set to complete their coursework soon, may also apply. The rolling deadline is February 1.
Amount: Varies by year.

FTE Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

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Who Can Apply: This fellowship award is reserved for doctoral students of Latino or Latina, Asian, or First Nations heritage that will have completed coursework in a doctoral religion, theology, or biblical studies program by the time their fellowship goes into effect. The rolling deadline is February 1.
Amount: Varies by year.

Helen and Richard Brown Endowment for Pastoral Scholarships

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Who Can Apply: Applicants for this renewable endowment award must be in good standing at a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation, enrolled in a theological education program, and planning to become the pastor of a UCC church. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is also required, and applicants must demonstrate financial need in order to be considered. The rolling deadline is March 1.

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships

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Who Can Apply: Since 1964, more than 6,000 high school seniors have received a total of $2 million in scholarship funding from the ICF. Applicants must either be attending public or Catholic schools in the states of Arizona, California, Illinois, or Indiana. A 3.2 cumulative GPA is also required; other applicant criteria include demonstrated financial need, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and family membership and involvement in the IFL. The rolling deadline is April 12.
Amount: $400 to $1,000 (varies by recipient).

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award is open to female applicants attending more than 200 accredited colleges and universities in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. This is a need-based scholarship aimed at Christian female students. The rolling deadline changes on an annual basis.
Amount: Varies by year.

Lydia Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award is open to female graduate students with a background in the Presbyterian church that are pursuing master’s degrees in divinity and seeking a career as ordained pastors. The scholarship is reserved for students attending one of the following: Presbyterian Church seminary; Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary; or Fuller Theological Seminary. The rolling deadline is March 1.
Amount: $2,500 per recipient.

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with plans to enter careers in ordained ministry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who hail from the Texas panhandle, and are full-time degree-seeking students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. The rolling deadline is January 29.
Amount: $3,500 per recipient.

Mary Hill Davis Ethnic/Minority Student Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: Named for the former president of Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) of Texas, this award is granted to students belonging to ethnic or racial minority groups that are pursuing a Christian education. This is a renewable scholarship; the amount will depend on whether the recipient is enrolled full- or part-time. The rolling deadline is April 15.
Amount: $800 per semester of $1,600 per year for full-time students; $400 per semester or $800 per year for part-time students.

National Presbyterian Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This undergraduate award is reserved for Presbyterian high school seniors who will be entering a college degree program at a Presbyterian university during the fall term immediately after their graduation. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is also required. The rolling deadline for this award is March 1.
Amount: Up to $2,000 per recipient.

Rev. Dr. Joseph Henry Evans Scholarship for African-American UCC Seminarians

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Who Can Apply: This renewable award is open to both full- and part-time seminarians who are African-American, members of a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation and in their second or third year of a seminary program accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). A track record in activism, service, and social advocacy is also required. The rolling deadline is March 1.
Amount: Varies by year.

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This award is open to college juniors, seniors, or graduate students pursuing degrees in Christian music ministry. Applicants must be dedicated music majors focusing on choral performance, and enrolled full-time in their degree program. The rolling deadline is February 1.

Amount: $1,500 per recipient.

Toni P. Farmer Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students that are members of an African Methodist Episcopal church; preference will be given to those who attend an Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Applicants should also have an extensive volunteer and public service background. Half of this non-renewable scholarship will be distributed during the fall term, and the remainder will be issued in the spring. The rolling deadline is May 1.
Amount: Varies each year.

William R. Johnson Scholarship

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Who Can Apply: This renewable award (offered through the United Church of Christ) is reserved for graduate-level students pursuing degrees in divinity and planning to become ordained church leaders. Applicants must be ‘open about their sexual orientation or gender identity’, and must also be UCC members for at least one year prior to submitting their application. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is also required. The rolling deadline is March 1.
Amount: Varies each year.