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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 R. Hoover Scholarship

We’ve had recipients in the last few years for the Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship. See details below:

Deadline: Completed applications are due around January 27 each year.

Eligibility requirements: Studying ministry; and Graduate student or preparing to enter graduate school and major in ministry.

Scholarship Specifics: Recipients may attend any accredited, graduate college or university located in North Carolina or the south.

To apply on-line:

If you have questions you may contact the CTS Financial Planning Office (Rm. 212CH) 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

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