Outside Scholarships


There are a multitude of scholarships available for students willing to do the research. We’ve listed here some helpful websites and a list of scholarship opportunities that match many in our student body. Every scholarship reduces student debt, and many scholarships go unused every year. We encourage students to research every opportunity available and counsel students to consider the following:

  1. Actively and earnestly search and apply for private scholarships
  2. Inquire about scholarships within communities – religious, organizational, denominational, etc.
  3. Never pay to apply for scholarships
  4. Seek essay writing assistance from our writing
  5. Find reliable, capable and conscientious people to write letters of recommendation

Helpful Websites:
http://studentaid.ed.gov
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.collegeboard.org
http://www.nasfaa.org
http://www.finaid.org
http://www.collegefund.org

Funds secured from outside Claremont School of Theology are applied directly to student’s accounts upon receipt of appropriate documentation. This includes a letter indicating the recipient’s name, the value of the scholarship in US dollars, the time frame the scholarship is available, as well as any other pertinent terms governing the allocation and distribution of the funds.

Religious Community Scholarships Students are encouraged to contact their religious communities for potential scholarships. Oftentimes, local churches, mosques and temples support students through special offerings, discretionary funds, and book grants. Additionally, students should explore scholarship opportunities beyond their local congregations – including district, conference, and national offices. Listed here are websites that may help students get started.

CHRISTIAN

American Baptist
http://www.nationalministries.org/education/financial_aid/

Catholic
http://www.catholic.org/college/scholarships.php http://www.womensordination.org

Disciples of Christ
https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/dhm/clergy/scholarships/

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Leadership/ELCA-Fund-for-Leaders http://www.elca.org/internationalleaders

Presbyterian Church USA
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/financialaid/scholarships-grants-and-loans/

Society of Friends (Quakers)
http://www.scholarship-programs.net/quakers/

United Church of Christ
http://www.ucc.org/scholarships/

United Methodist
http://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships and https://www.umhef.org/scholarship-info

Unitarian Universalist
http://www.uua.org/awards

JEWISH

The JVS Scholarship Program
http://www.jvsla.org/programs-and-services/jvs-scholarship-program

The Leopold Schepp Foundation
http://www.scheppfoundation.org/wp/

MUSLIM

The Islamic Society of North America
www.isna.net/scholarships.html

Islamic Scholarship Fund
www.islamicscholarshipfund.org

Fadel Educational Foundation
www.fadelfoundation.wordpress.com/other-scholarships/

Dollar-A-day Scholarship Fund
www.muslimscholarship.org

Scholarship for Muslim Women
www.scholarshipsforwomen.net/muslim/

Ethnic Student Scholarships
Students are encouraged to search for scholarships within multiple community affiliations. The list below is provided according to assist students in getting started. It is in no way intended to be exhaustive.

KOREAN

Korean American Scholarship Fund
http://www/kasf.org/

Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association
http://scholarship.ksea.org/InfoGraduate.aspx

LATINO/HISPANIC

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

NATIVE AMERICAN

Bureau of Indian Education
http://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/index.htm

American Indian College Fund
http://www.collegefund.org/

PACIFIC ISLANDER

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html