Denomination Specific Outside Scholarships



The list below represents a sampling of scholarships for which seminary students may by eligible. We also encourage students to search the web, where additional sources of aid may be found. 

An (*) by scholarship name denotes scholarships for which Westminster students have successfully applied.

*Baptist Foundation of Illinois
Deadline: January 31
Application Availability: December 1
Award: $175/credit hour (15 credit hours maximum)
Eligibility Criteria: A member in good standing for at least one year with a church affiliated with Illinois Baptist State Association, show a potential for Christian leadership, and have financial need.

Christian Vocation/Wallingford Scholarships (PCUSA)
April 1
Award: $500 - $2,000
Eligibility Criteria: Students must be communicant members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), be pursuing a Christian vocation field of study at an accredited institution and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

*The Old Gray Dog Foundation (Reformed)
Not specified
Award: Not specified
Eligibility Criteria: The OGDF wants to help the ministry of all congregations committed to the essential tenets of Reformed theology ... We want to help equip the saints with the sound doctrines of our Christian faith. We have grants available for seminary students, pastors and congregations committed to the essential tenets of God's grace.
Email: Dr. James E. Tuckett at

Christian Vocations Scholarship (Methodist)
April 15 (Fall semester) or October 15 (Spring semester)
Award: Varies
Eligibility Criteria: Any United Methodist student of the Western Pennsylvania Conference who plans to enter a full-time, church-related vocation and who is in need of financial assistance to further her or his education may apply. Financial need is determined by set income levels. To read more about this scholarship and/or request an application, click here.