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:
- Actively and earnestly search and apply for private scholarships
- Inquire about scholarships within communities – religious, organizational, denominational, etc.
- Never pay to apply for scholarships
- Seek essay writing assistance from our writing center
- Find reliable, capable and conscientious people to write letters of recommendation
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.
Disciples of Christ
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Presbyterian Church USA
Society of Friends (Quakers)
United Church of Christ
The JVS Scholarship Program
The Leopold Schepp Foundation
The Islamic Society of North America
Islamic Scholarship Fund
Fadel Educational Foundation
Dollar-A-day Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Muslim Women
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 American Scholarship Fund
Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
Bureau of Indian Education
American Indian College Fund
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund