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There are a number of other scholarship opportunities available through other denominations and partnering foundations. Below are just some of the scholarships made available to Columbia Seminary students in the past:


Daniel Hoover Scholarship

Application Deadline and Receipt Due Date: January 8, 2016

On-line application must be completed and submitted via:

Deadline for receipt of all mailed materials is 5:00 pm EST January 8, 2016


  • Studying ministry
  • Graduate student or preparing to enter graduate student with ministry major
  • Students may attend any accredited graduate college or university North or South Carolina
  • Preference given to students residing in Cabarrus County for at least 10 years or whose parents have lived in the county 10 years or more.

If you have questions you may contact the CTS Financial Planning Office (CH 212) or 404-687-4582.


UCC Scholarships

The United Church of Christ Scholarships are available at The scholarships are primarily for UCC seminarians. Note deadline for Make a Difference Ph.D. Scholarship Award is around March 20 of each year. Other scholarships with descriptions and deadlines include:

  • Garrett Trust Fund Scholarship (One time only emergency need, year round)

  • Cannon Endowment Fund Scholarship (Military Chaplaincy for UCC CCDC, UM & PCUSA students, around April 1 of each year)

  • William R. Johnson Scholarship (2nd and 3rd year LGBT seminarians, around April 1 of each year)

  • Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks (Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students, around March 1 of each year)

  • Harold H. Wilke Scholarship Fund (seminarians with disabilities)

Contact Veronica Jefferson at 1-866-822-8224 ext. 3839 or for information on the Richard and Helen Brown Pastoral Scholarships administered by COREM group. You are also invited to contact Ms. Jefferson with your questions or comments.


Daisy and Eugene Hale Memorial Fund

Deadline: Completed applications are due April 30 of each year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Florida resident & under care of a Florida Presbytery;

  • Demonstrated financial need;

  • Pursing education in a recognized theological seminary;

  • Goal: ministry of the Word and Sacrament of the Presbyterian Church (USA);

Award Amount: Made by May 15 each year, range of $500-2000

Application address:

               Daisy and Eugene Hale Memorial Fund Committee

               Riverside Presbyterian Church

               849 Park Street

               Jacksonville, FL 32204-3394

               (904) 355-4585

Applications may be obtained from the Office of Financial Planning, 212 Campbell Hall.