There are a wealth of Christian scholarships and grants available in the United States. The best way for Christian women to search is to think beyond church attendance and volunteer work. There are scholarships for Christian women in all walks of life. Applicants do well to think about what makes them unique and use that to narrow their search. Scholarships and grants provide the most support when they are only offered to a few Christian women with unique or specific qualities.
There are many denominations of Christianity and the availability of scholarships for Christian women reflects that diversity. Because these denominations represent the majority of Christians in the United States, Protestant, Catholic and Baptist scholarships make up the majority of Christian scholarships available. But there are many non-denominational scholarships available to Christians of all types all over the United States.
Through the generosity and determination of many individuals and corporations, the Paradigm Award program has grown to include the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. To enhance and benefit the career aspirations of working women in the Greater Philadelphia area, this merit scholarship is awarded annually to women who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time for Chamber member companies.
The Association for Women Geoscientists began as a means to further the influence of women in the geosciences. The association’s goals are to encourage the participation of women in the geosciences; to exchange education, technical, and professional information; and to enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences. To this extent, the Janet Cullen Tanaka Scholarship was created in 1989 to help female students further their educational goals in the geosciences. The award is for $1,000.
Preference is given to women who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state of Georgia. This scholarship is not intended for recent high school graduates or women who are eligible for or who have already received other significant financial aid.
There are, however, scholarships that specifically target nontraditional students. Adult students can apply for and win "traditional" scholarships without a doubt; however, I suggest they focus much of their effort on nontraditional scholarships.
For example, if a scholarship has a strong preference for Hispanic students—even if that scholarship is open to students of other heritages—you know that your chances of winning as a non-Hispanic are lower than that of a Hispanic student. So, apply for every scholarship that you are eligible for, but pay extra attention to scholarships specifically for nontraditional students.
Adult students may try to hide their age and nontraditional status when applying for traditional undergraduate scholarships, seeing it as a weakness. This is a mistake.
No, but that do not require an essay. Sometimes, companies throw contests or drawings disguised as scholarships to get your email address and personal information. Research these scholarships before handing over your information.
For starters, older undergraduate students have far more interesting/colorful stories to write about in their scholarship essay. Always keep in mind that scholarship providers want to award the student who they think will be the best representative for the organization—regardless of their age.
Christian women pursuing secular courses of studies hurt themselves by assuming that only religious studies are supported by churches and organizations. Many scholarships and grants are available for all undergraduate or graduate students who qualify. Some are even specific to certain secular courses of study.
Students fresh out of high school are the most likely to seek scholarships for their education. But older students often suffer the larger financial burden. These students often think that their only option to pay for school is to work extra hours or take out high-interest loans. However, there are many Christian scholarships available to women who are older than the typical college age.
The , for example, is reserved for Eastern Orthodox women who are over 26 years of age. The scholarship not only supports undergraduate and graduate schools but other trade and educational programs in non-traditional settings.
The Antiochian Women’s Scholarship primarily targets women who have the time to further their education but not the resources. To apply, applicants must simply fill out a form that lists the immediate costs of your education including tuition, books and fees, and housing. Applicants do not need to provide a transcript, but they must provide a letter or recommendation from their Eastern Orthodox parish priest